EUROPEAN HISTORY

More than just imperialism. That, too, though.

How Ancient Athens Convinced Its Wealthiest to Love Paying Taxes

The 1 percent of ancient Athens paid nearly all the city's taxes — and often bragged about it.

How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived

Outbreaks can devastate tourist hot spots — and use them to spread.

The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors

The world's fair has always stoked some wild ideas.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Mysterious Disappearance That Helped Give Rise to Hollywood

This week's episode of the chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast explores the disappearance of French inventor Augustin Le Prince.

OZY TV

Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

The Nazi Propaganda That Triggered a Mass Suicide

As Russians occupied Demmin, Germany, at the end of the war, locals feared for the worst, and more than 1,000 took their own lives.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Dangerous Discovery That Sparked the Modern Labor Movement

In the latest episode of OZY's chart-topping history podcast, we learn about the power of phosphorous.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: How Hitler’s Doctor Changed the Course of World War II

Our extra reading from this week's 'Flashback' podcast explores Hitler's physician Dr.

The History of Finding (or Building) Noah's Ark

The ancient flood myth has inspired centuries of religious creationists and intrepid explorers.

The Medieval Book to Read While Under Quarantine

Throughout history, when faced with viral doom and gloom, people have turned to tales of lust and deceit.

These Spiritual Precursors to the Amish Met a Gruesome Fate

The Münster rebellion promoted community property, egalitarianism and polygamy, and its legacy is still with us.

OZY PODCAST

The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

The Badass Rogue Who Cross-Dressed and Dueled Her Way to Infamy

Was Julie d’Aubigny even her real name? Don’t ask too many questions.

The Other Jack Black and His Fancy Rat Friends

More than any other human, this man turned rats from pests into friends.

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