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EP22 – The Sacred Band of Thebes

We continue our season of LGBTQ history with the Sacred Band of Thebes: a legendary military unit that was entirely made up of HOMOSEXUAL MEN! Let’s journey back to ancient Greece to learn who these men were, how this unit came into being, and what they were able to accomplish.

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Ep21 – LGBTQ History

Salacious History kicks off season 3 with a brief history of LGBTQ culture and persecution. This episode will provide a foundation for the ALL-LGBTQ SEASON that Sarah has planned!

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Minisode: COVID-19 & Domestic Violence

While most types of crime have declined during the COVID-19 lockdown, there is one major exception: domestic violence. Why has domestic violence escalated even as the overall crime rate has fallen? What is the government doing to address this problem? And where can survivors turn for help during these unusual circumstances?

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Minisode: COVID-19 & Marriage

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the CDC continues to recommend social distancing. With married couples and domestic partners spending an unprecedented amount of time together at home, what kind of impact does this have on their relationships? That’s what today’s episode is all about.

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Minisode: COVID-19 & Dating

COVID-19 is changing almost all aspects of our lives right now – but what about the romantic lives of single people?In this special minisode, we take a look at how the Coronavirus and social distancing are affecting singles in the dating world.

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Re-Airing: JFK’s Sexual Exploits

I hope everyone is staying safe during this crazy, unpredictable time! Please stay home (if you’re able) and stay safe. I decided to re-air our VERY FIRST EPISODE for anyone who may need a little pick-me-up or distraction from the current situation. ENJOY!     In our pilot episode, Sarah digs into the story behind…

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Important Announcement from SH

Hi, salacious historians. I am pleased to announce the launch of the Salacious History online store! If you go to salacioushistory.com/merch, you can browse and purchase fabulous SH-branded shirts, mugs, bags, and more. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, 50% of the store’s profits between now and the end of April will go toward COVID-19…

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Ep20 – Prostitution in the Wild West

For our season two finale, we will be learning about 19th century prostitution in the American west. Beyond the myths and old western movies, what do we really know about this notorious group of women? What kind of conditions did they live with, and how does popular myth compare to reality?   Suggested Episodes: Ep16…

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Ep19 – The HIV Epidemic in Thailand

In the 1980s, a well-intentioned gift from the king of Thailand led to one of the most severe HIV outbreaks the World Health Organization has ever seen. With the help of Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, Thai health officials found groundbreaking new strategies for slowing the spread of HIV and saved millions of lives. Tune in for…

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Ep18 – Sex & Marriage: The Puritans

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be learning about the Puritans of early colonial America A.K.A. the Pilgrims! H.L. Mencken famously defined Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” But what was romantic life like for the members of this notoriously straight-laced community? You might be surprised! Today,…

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