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Carter's Condensed History the Podcast

Dec 27, 2021

Carter investigates the origins of Auld Lang Syne, but the story of Guy Lombardo takes an unexpected turn toward a Hollywood disaster and the estate of Tupac Shakur. Then, Marissa recounts how New York really dropped the ball when the city moves their raucous party uptown! Strap on your diaper, we’re headed to Times...


Dec 20, 2021

One Tree, Two Tree, Red Tree, Blue Tree! The Rockefeller Center tree grows from humble construction site decor to an American icon. Then, the creepy tale of a child bride’s Christmas hallucinations becomes a beloved ballet sensation the world over, thanks to the horrors of the Russian Revolution!


Dec 10, 2021

There’ll be scary ghost stories when Marissa retells “The Mistletoe Bride,” where a game of hide-and-go-seek goes terribly wrong. Carter regales us with tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago, when the most wonderful time of the year included murder, looting, and sex.


Dec 2, 2021

Hold your horses, Carter explores the meaning and history of “Jingle Bells,” and how a drinking song about drag racing became a Christmas classic. Then, hold onto your drinks as Marissa questions if it’s really that “cold outside,” baby.