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Dark History

Bailey Sarian, a professional makeup artist & true crime connoisseur, is taking her expertise from her popular YouTube series, Murder, Mystery & Makeup, and expanding into the podcast world with Dark History! Each week, she will explore the chilling stories of the dark past from US and World History that they don't teach you in school!

Tracks

71: FYC: For your Corruption
Hi friends, happy Thursday! Welcome to the Dark History podcast. It’s Award Show Season Babbbyyy. The Glitz! The Glamour! The Scandal?!?! Oh yes, Award Shows are full of scandals, corruption, and buying awards. In today’s episode, we go to the very beginning of Awards Shows and how from the get-go they were shady, shady events. And even if you think you know all about the dark side of awards, you’ve got no idea. Episode Advertisers Include:  Apostrophe & ZocDoc Inc. Learn more during the podcast about special offers! 
48:50 25/01/2023
70: Luxury Fashion Haul!!-- Sleeping with the Enemy
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. What do you think of when you think of “Luxury Fashion”? Glitz, glamor, status?…Nazis, perhaps?? Plot twist I know. In today’s episode, we talk about a few luxury fashion brands that have some pretty shady histories of racism, sexual assault, secret love children, and Nazis. It’ll really make you think before you buy or not. Either way, I fully support horizontal collaborations. Episode Advertisers Include: Hello Fresh & ShipStation. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
48:11 18/01/2023
69: The Princess of the Press vs. The Media, Mobs, and the Man
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Have you ever been made to seem like the bad guy? Have you ever had everyone turn against you when you were just trying to do something good? Well, what about, have you ever had people hate you so much for trying to do the right thing that they blow up your office and you have to flee your home? No? Well, all of this and more happened to one Ida B. Wells. In today’s episode, we go over the life and legacy of Ida B. Wells and how she changed history in so many ways. Episode Advertisers Include: Apostrophe, Squarespace, and ZipRecruiter. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
49:55 11/01/2023
68: Horror, Heartbreak & Homicide- Happy New Year!!
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  New Years. Honestly, not my favorite of the holidays. It’s cold. Sequin Dresses are super uncomfortable. Everyone’s Drunk. And a midnight kiss is overrated.  So I wanted to prove that New Year's sucks because it has a dark and dirty past. And I was right. But once I read the story, I wasn’t very happy to be right. Because let me tell you, this one is messed up. In today’s story, we get into the very dark story of Heartbreak/Hiring Day.  Episode Advertisers Include: Ouai Haircare and Hello Fresh. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
40:06 04/01/2023
67: A Very Krampus Christmas: The Dark Spirits of Christmas Past
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Is there anything as cozy as a Christmas tree? When you look at it, what do you think of? Family, holidays, presents, hot coco, singing carols, good times etc etc. But have you ever looked at a Christmas tree and thought about chopped off d**k? Because it turns out you should. In today’s episode, we get into the dark history of four of our favorite holiday traditions: Christmas Trees, Gingerbread, Christmas Cards, and Krampus. And trust me when I tell you, some of this info really jingled my bells.  Episode Advertisers Include: Rocket Money. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
40:46 21/12/2022
66: Death By Christmas Candle: What’s Really in Your Favorite Products?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Tis the season. And by season I mean scented candle season. Nothing makes you feel more warm and cuddly than an apple cinnamon candle and a blanket. But what if I told you by burning that candle you’re doing the same amount of damage as just inhaling straight exhaust fumes. Seriously. In today’s episode we go into the dark seedy history of fragrance. And how because of them, something as simple as a scented candle is deadly.  Episode Advertisers Include: Apostrophe and Ship Station.  Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
48:35 14/12/2022
65: How did we go from selling soap to selling our souls?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Have you always felt like someone is watching you? Well hate to break it to you sweetie, but they are. And when I say “they” I mean advertisers. In today’s episode we learn how the world of advertising went from war propaganda to listening to you through your phone. Talk about a drastic shift. Advertisers Include: SkyLight Frames, Apostrophe, Hello Fresh, and ShipStation.
63:04 07/12/2022
64: F*ck, C*nt, B*tch, Sh*t, Where Does Cursing Come From?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. There’s nothing I love more than dropping a good ole F-bomb. But who was the original person to drop it? Was there a caveman somewhere that stubbed his toe and yelled it out? Or was it yelled on a medieval battlefield? Well I had to find out. In today’s episode we look into the history of swearing and focus on three of the big ones. Episode Advertisers Include: Manscaped, Rocket Money, and OUAI Haircare. Learn more during podcast about special offers!
47:53 30/11/2022
63: You've been Catfished. Who the hell is Betty Crocker?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. I love a good cake. And with cake mixes right from the store, you don’t need a baking degree or whatever. Now if only I could actually get the cake in the oven before eating all that damn good cake batter. Maybe one day. But while you lick your spoon, let me tell you about America’s homemaker, Mrs. Betty Crocker. In today’s episode, we’ll learn all about her life and what influenced her to become a baker. You might want to set your timer, because the amount of FRAUD in this episode will overbake anyone’s cake! I don’t know, I tried. Just watch. Episode Advertisers include: SkyLight Frame, Apostrophe, Squarespace, Stitch Fix US.
48:43 16/11/2022
62: Cancer for Sale: When is it enough?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. If a product is dangerous, but it still sells well, is it really that dangerous? Um, yes, yes it is. In today's episode, we talk all about it by focusing on one company in particular: Johnson & Johnson. J&J has routinely put sales over people’s lives. “But why?” you may ask. Because money talks, baby! Let’s get into the Dark History of Johnson & Johnson. And great, now I’m on another hit list. Episode Advertisers Include: SkyLight Frames, Apostrophe, Hello Fresh, and ShipStation. Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/darkhistory. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! 
55:17 09/11/2022
61: Who Were the Bozos Before Bezos? When Money Ruins Everything
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Freakin rich people, amiright? I’m not talking about that kid you went to school with that had the parties at his parent’s mansion and gave out the best gift bags. We’re talking bajillionares, like the insanely rich. In today’s episode we’ll dive into the people who paved the way for the Bezos and the Musks of the world. And we’ll also see how and how the  Original Richie Richs spent dolla bills. Spoiler: it was on themselves. Obvi! Episode Advertisers Include: Hello Fresh, ZipRecruiter, Apostrophe
46:35 02/11/2022
60: Dungeons, Dragons, and Satan Worship
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. What scares parents more than anything else? It’s the Devil, of course. And it wasn’t too long ago where this fear turned into a nationwide craze. In today’s episode we’ll talk about how Satan invaded our board games, music, even our classrooms! And if you think that everyone just sat down, calmly talked it over like adults, and everything was fine…oh buddy you’d be wrong. It was a total dumpster fire, from hell! Episode Advertisers Include: Hello Fresh, ZipRecruiter, Apostrophe
39:31 26/10/2022
59: Cannibalism as Medicine?? The Wild trend of Mummy Powder
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Mummies, we know em, we’ve love em. And they are quite exclusive. Really rare. I mean everybody loses their minds whenever we find a new one. But would you believe at one time, there was a whole bunch of these bony bois lying around? Oh yeah, and what’s the reason why there are so few now? In today’s episode, we get into just that. And the reason…not exactly what you may think. Let’s just say…it involves cannibalism. Episode Advertisers Include: Squarespace, Apostrophe, Best Fiends, ExpressVPN
38:09 19/10/2022
58: Clowns that Kill: the Dark History of Clowns
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. Clowns, you either like them or you hate them. There really isn’t much of an in between. But how could something as simple as a clown manage to get such strong opinions from people? In today’s episode we explore the long, dark, drunk, and complicated history of the clown. And I knew this story would be dark, but ooo boy, this was even darker than I expected. Episode Advertisers Include: Ship Station, Framebridge, Hello Fresh, OUAI Haircare
38:05 12/10/2022
57: The Witches are Coming - Hide Your Broom, Hide Your Goats
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. It’s spooky season babbyyy. Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and witches. Oooo witches. It’s hard to have a spooky season without witches. But many people hundreds of years ago tried real hard to get rid of all the witches. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about Witch Hunts, but not the ones in Salem. The Witch Hunts we are talking about make those ones look like childsplay. We’re going back to the original hunts that spread across the world.  Episode Advertisers Include: Apostrophe, ZipRecruiter, MeUndies, and Stitch Fix US
45:55 05/10/2022
56: Ghost Ships, Sunken Cities, And a Triangle of Doom - Disappearances from the Deep Blue Sea
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. The Bermuda Triangle, the most mysterious shape on the entire planet. Seriously, why has no one been able to figure out what’s going on there?? It’s no mystery that every year multiple ships and planes are lost to the triangle, and it’s been that way for centuries. So how come no one is able to figure out what the heck is going on?? In today’s episode, we look into the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and talk about some potential theories about it. But Bermie isn’t the only mysterious water disappearance we’re talking about, Oh Nay Nay. We’ll also dive into ghosts ships and lost sunken cities. 
39:10 28/09/2022
55: Soft Drinks and Hard Drugs: Coca-Cola's Story is Soda-pressing
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.   Did you know that fewer people know the recipe to Coca-Cola than know the nuclear code? Or that the few people who do know the recipe are not allowed to fly at the same time in case their flights go down. So how did Coca-Cola become such precious cargo? Well in today’s episode we get into Coke’s history, when did the cocaine get taken out and why, how it grew into the empire we know today, and what shady secrets they keep in their vault with the recipe. 
43:24 21/09/2022
54: Shave Your Head and Get In the Closet: Dark History of Marriage
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get married! But it’s not all pretty dresses and delicious cake (mmmmmm cake). In fact, a lot of the wedding traditions that we hold near and dear have a pretty dark past. In today’s episode we’ll find out why we kiss the bride, why the father gives the bride away, why bridesmaids exist and what’s with their matching dresses, and why the garter toss is even a thing.  Episode Advertisers Include:  Zip Recruiter, Ship Station, Apostrophe, and OUAI Haircare. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
49:27 14/09/2022
53: From Mailing Babies to Mailing Bombs: The Postal Service Did What???
Welcome to the Dark History podcast. What’s the craziest thing you’ve mailed? I feel like I remember a time in grade school where everyone was mailing potatoes.  Anyone else? No? Just Me? Cool. Anyways, what I’m saying is throughout history, people have sent some crazy things in the mail. And sometimes, the things they sent were…dangerous. On today’s episode we’re talking all about the history of the Post Office. All the twists and turns. And how people got away with mailing babies. Yes. Babies. Episode Advertisers Include:  Stitch Fix US, Squarespace, and SeatGeek.  Use code DARKHISTORY for $20 off your first SeatGeek order. https://seatgeek.onelink.me/RrnK/DARKHISTORY
51:37 07/09/2022
52: Stop beating your meat with this tasty treat! THE DARK HISTORY OF GRAHAM CRACKERS
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  Some things are just meant to be together. Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies.  Graham crackers and masturbation? Yep you read that right. Because without masturbation we never would have graham crackers. In today’s episode we’ll talk all about how one man’s mission to stop people from whacking it, led to the creation of the tasty, cinnamon-y treat. Don't be whacker, grab a cracker. Episode Advertisers Include:  Apostrophe, OSEA Malibu, MeUndies and CASETiFY. Go to http://cst.fyi/Dgzse to get 15% off on your CASETiFY order. 
46:48 31/08/2022
51: She’s in OUR DNA?! Who is Henrietta Lacks?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  One of my favorite things about this podcast is learning about all kinds of people I had no idea even existed. And today’s story is exactly one of those.  In this week’s episode we are going to discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks. Who’s that you ask? Well she is the woman who changed the face of medicine and has saved millions of lives.  She’s also the woman whose DNA is inside you right now. But if she’s done all that, why doesn’t anyone know who she is. Well my dear, that’s because her identity was kept a secret for decades while others gathered acclaim and riches off of her cells. DRAMA.  Episode Advertisers Include:  Best Fiends, Apostrophe, Zip Recruiter, and Hello Fresh. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
50:48 24/08/2022
50: Gossip, Glitter & Whimsical Disgrace - WTF is up with Lisa Frank?
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  I’ve mentioned her many times before. I’ve tempted you over and over with her juicy story. I promised to you again and again that we’d get into the shady backstory. And the time has finally come. It’s time for us to talk about Miss Lisa Frank. Oh yeah. On today’s episode we get into the story about what was happening behind the glitter and rainbows at Lisa Frank Inc. We’re talking phone bugging, drugs, fraud, verbal abuse, chaining employees inside the building?!?!?! Yeah, this story is not at all what you expect. So hold onto that rainbow tiger trapper keeper tight, babe, this is gonna be a wild ride. Episode Advertisers Include: Ship Station, Ouai Haircare and Apostrophe. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
49:30 17/08/2022
49: Sex Toys: Sinful or Medicinal?!?!
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  Sex has been a part of humanity since the dawn of time. Do you know what else has been around for a while? Sex Toys. Oh yeah. There’s proof of dildos as far back as 30,000 BCE. But how did it go from phallic rocks to the multi-million dollar sex toy industry we have today. On today’s episode we go into the surprising and complicated history of the dildo. We’ll figure out what’s true, what’s a lie, and how the dildo is still around even after many attempts to ruin it. Episode Advertisers Include:   Hello Fresh, Apostrophe and SeatGeek. Learn more during the podcast about special offers! And make sure to  use code DARKHISTORY for $20 off your first SeatGeek order. https://seatgeek.onelink.me/RrnK/DARKHISTORY 
45:19 10/08/2022
48: Blood, Butter, and BEHEADINGS?!?!?: Popcorn's Dark Past
Welcome to the Dark History podcast.  People used to be sacrificed for popcorn. Yep. The buttery goodness that you finish eating before the trailers are even over at the movies. Now you may be thinking “how in the heck does that make any sense?” Because, honestly, that was also my initial reaction. But let me tell you, the history of popcorn is WILD. And we’re getting into all of it on today’s episode. So buckle in babe. Episode Advertisers Include:   Apostrophe, Liquid IV, and Express VPN. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
44:30 03/08/2022
47: The Best of Dark History: The Joanie Awards
Dark History. It seemed like such a simple concept. Let’s talk about the things from history people didn’t talk about. And boy did we do that. We talked of things that were uncomfortable, things that we’d never heard of, things that sounded too crazy to be true, and things that I couldn’t help but giggle at. Today we’re going to review all the stories, characters, and situations we’ve uncovered. And what’s the best way to do that, an award show of course! But not any old award show these are The Joanies. And beware, because most of this time these awards come with a cold, hard truth.  Episode Advertisers Include:  Liquid IV, Apostrophe, Hello Fresh,  and Sqaurespace. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
45:54 08/06/2022
46: Silence=Death: The Dark History of the AIDs Epidemic
The AIDs epidemic. We’ve all heard of it. But it seems to be discussed in hushed tones or people are too afraid to really get into it. So although we all know of it, how much do we actually know about it? Where did it come from? What actually is it? Why did it take so long for the government to figure out what it was that was killing so many? And once they did, why didn’t they do anything about it? Today we get into that and so much more. The stories of AIDs has always been, but today we’re finally clearing up any confusion and telling the whole story.  Episode Advertisers Include:  Best Fiends, Hello Fresh, Sqaurespace,  and Apostrophe. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
54:52 01/06/2022
45: Making the Band: Dark History of Boybands
Boy Bands. Don’t act like you don’t love them. Every generation has their boy band. But when did it all start? How did it all start? Who came up with the magic sauce that make us all so addicted to 5 boys who can sing and dance? Well babe, we’re gonna get into that and so much more.  Today we take a deep dive into where boy bands came from, and no surprise here, it gets dark. We’re talking fraud, drugs, alcohol, assault. Yep, this dark history is larger than life.  Episode Advertisers Include:  SimpliSafe, Zip Recruiter, Calm US,  and Ship Station. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
49:35 25/05/2022
44: Signs, Seances, and the Stars: Dark History of Psychics and Astrology
What’s your sign, babe? How many times have you been asked that? How many times has someone blamed their behavior on the planetary alignment or the stars? It’s all astrology’s fault. But there is so much more to astrology than just the ~signs~. Today we go into the long history of astrology and how we got from charting the stars to seances in the white house. It’s the Dark History of Psychics and Astrology Episode Advertisers Include:  OUAI Haircare, Upstart, Stitch Fix US,  and Apostrophe. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
43:50 18/05/2022
43: Cleopatra, Catherine, Jackie, And Yoko: Their True Stories
Women. We really get the short end of the stick don’t we. And it’s nothing new. In fact there are women all throughout history who could tell all kinds of tales of when the odds were stacked against them. Or when history completely ignored them. Or when society made them out to be the villain. Or, when nobody believed them. Well kitty cats, today we’re going to talk exactly about those kinds of stories.  We’ll be focusing on just four women: Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Jackie Mitchell, and Yoko Ono. We’ll talk about these women's true stories, and not the way history has retold them.  Episode Advertisers Include:  Credit Karma Inc, SimpliSafe, Solo Stove,  and Hello Fresh. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
47:31 11/05/2022
42: Heroin & Cigarettes & Tapeworms: The Dark History of Diet Culture
Did you know that researchers have found that 98% of all diets are complete failures? Did you also know that the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and that whatever body a diet promotes has shifted drastically over the course of human history? Why do you think that is? Spoiler alert: it’s MONEY… and making women feel awful. Buckle in, and get ready for the dark history of Diet Culture. Episode Advertisers Include:  Apostrophe, Best Fiends, ZipRecruiter,  and Express VPN. Learn more during the podcast about special offers!
51:39 04/05/2022