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The Digital Dust Podcast


Digital Dust is a history podcast about the stuff you learned in school with a perspective you might not have considered. Join four grad students as they answer questions like: could history be fun?!

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Digital Dust Movie Night: Shakespeare in Love

Dec 7 • 53:17

Grab some popcorn and your comfiest pants, it's movie night! This week Patrick, Lis, and Robin try to unpack the Oscar-winning, problematic rom-com classic: Shakespeare in Love! Explore the film's best and worst features, plus a discussion on why we even study Shakespeare 400 years later. ...

Episode 18: How the @%$# do I Write an Essay?!

Nov 23 • 01:04:09

Welcome to the ultimate essay and exam crash course! This week Robin, Katie, and Patrick share their tips and tricks on how to write like a grad student. Learn how to craft your essays from start to finish, from finding a topic to editing and revising. Plus ways to ace your final exam!...

Episode 17: Remembering War - Commemoration, Trauma, and Military History

Nov 8 • 49:19

This week Lis, Katie, and Patrick discuss the history of Remembrance Day. Take a critical look at how war is commemorated in Canada, and why it needs to be changed. ...

Episode 16: Historical Halloween Spooktacular!

Oct 25 • 40:11

It's a Digital Dust Spooktacular Special! How did Jack-o-Lantern's get their name? Who really created Frankenstein? Why do we celebrate Halloween? Join us for a game of spooky fact or fiction... if you dare! ...

Episode 15: How to Apply to Grad School

Oct 13 • 39:18

Welcome to Digital Dust's Declassified Grad School Survival Guide! This week, we walk you through tips and tricks for applying to grad school, from crafting the perfect letter, to asking for references, and everything in between!...

Episode 14: Public History at Western U - Grad School Survival Guide

Sep 27 • 48:25

Welcome to Digital Dust's Declassified Grad School Survival Guide! This week, Professor Mike Dove and graduates from Western University's Masters in Public History program share tips for getting into grad school, and what makes Western's program one of the best in Canada. ...

Episode 13: Guess Who‘s Back?!

Sep 13 • 01:00:48

Season 2 is finally here! After a summer hiatus, Robin, Lis, Katie and Patrick catch up and share favourite moments from their internships. Plus, a sneak peak on what's to come this season!...

Episode 12: Season 1 Finale Q&A Show!

Jul 12 • 01:29:20

That's a wrap on season 1! What better way to celebrate than to answer questions from you, our amazing listeners! In the season finale, Katie, Patrick, Lis and Robin share their favourite historical hotties, advice to their younger selves, along with tips and tricks for studying history and book suggestions! Plus hear some exclusive sneak peaks into what season 2 may hold!...

Episode 11: The History of Juneteenth

Jun 28 • 58:18

On this very special episode we are joined by PhD candidate Deidre McCorkindale to learn about the history of Juneteenth, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the future of race and civil rights in North America. ...

Episode 10: Museums - Past, Present, and Future

Jun 14 • 01:03:09

To celebrate International Museums Week this episode Katie, Robin, Lis, and Patrick explore all things museums! From museum history, to favourite exhibits, and how colonialism has shaped museums for better and for worse; this episode will help you get more out of your next museum visit. ...

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