Christmas MicroHistory 2: Evil

Monday, December 21st, 2020

This is the SECOND of our special Christmas-themed micro-histories in which we will embrace the task of demonstrating how an unexpected subject not only has a history but is massively important and interesting – in just 15 minutes! We will start with a shared example and then have just five minutes each to make a case for an interesting history on that very unexpected subject. Contributions will be rigorously timed and you – dear listeners – will get to vote on SM on what YOU think was the most interesting fact you heard today.

Today’s topic is EVIL – nothing quite says Christmas, as evil! – which is all about chimneys, European Folklore, Kallikantzaroi or Christmas Goblins, as well as witch bottles and the reign of Alexander III of Russia! Who knew!

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