animals

Vegetarian Suffragists

In late 19th-century America and Britain, many suffragists were heavily involved in the temperance movement and antivivisection activism, and vegetarianism was a dietary extension of that.

Turnspit Dogs: The Elizabethan Must-Have Kitchen Appliance

In the 16th century, folks kept dogs around more for function rather than form, shepherding sheep, sniffing out game and warming up chilly laps. Also around that time, a certain breed of dog also found a role as the culinary workhorses of large kitchens. Enter the turnspit dog, bred with a long, stocky body and short legs (like fluffier Dachshunds) that kept upper class Elizabethan meats a-turning in the hearth.

Little girls and women seem to have an affinity for horses. But why? In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss a variety of theories about why girls love horses, from the bizarre to the believable.