New Podcast Streaming Now

Dirty, Sexy History is already a terrific way to burn lots of time, but have you ever wished you could listen to it while you’re cleaning, driving, or pretending to work? (It’s called being efficient, thanks)

We’ve got your back. For our readers who prefer to to listen to their history, DSH has a brand new podcast streaming now where we talk about all the same things we cover here, with added segments drawing parallels between current events and things that happened in the past. 

We’ll still be posting new articles here, of course! But the podcast is a companion to the blog with a slightly different angle (and a mellow Midwestern accent), so we do hope you’ll check it out. 

Listen and subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Breaker, Anchor, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic

Episode 3: The Problematic History of BMI, plus Deadly Diet Drugs of the 1930s Dirty Sexy History

In this double episode, Jess talks about the 19th century origins of BMI and explains how it’s still inherently flawed today. John covers Egyptian and Roman laxatives, then it’s on to the deadly diet pills of the 1930s, namely DNP and Pervitin, the once-legal meth added to chocolate that went on to fuel the Third Reich. Buckle up, minions, it’s going to get weird! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
  1. Episode 3: The Problematic History of BMI, plus Deadly Diet Drugs of the 1930s
  2. Episode 2: Hurts So Good! 19th Century Dominatrix Theresa Berkley
  3. Episode 1: Contraception in History, from Pomegranates to Pennyroyal
  4. Dirty Sexy History (Trailer)