How Coffee Can Change Your Life

In the podcast, “How Coffee Can Changed Your Life”, you’ll really realize how big of an influence coffee is on the general public. This podcast written by UW-L students: Ashley Andersen, Max Biebel and Jeremy Schulz will make you realize how important coffee is. We hope you enjoy listening to our podcast as much as we enjoyed recording and informing the public about the history of coffee and how coffee is influencing our society today.

Squadcast: Child Labor and The Factory Acts

In our podcast by Erin Burke, Tyler Kirk, Hannah Digman, and Katelyn Schlueter, we will be outlining the argument that Clark Nardinelli presents in his article, “Child Labor and the Factory Acts”. In his article, Nardinelli opposes the traditional view and supports a view that argues the factory acts coincided with the decrease in child labor in 19th century Great Britain. He illustrates that the decrease was a result of technological advancements and increase in income. Later on, we will relate these points to the continued issues surrounding modern day child labor. Cotton is worn by nearly all 7 billion people living on this planet, creating many textile mills worldwide many in which child labor is very present.

Did Dutch Smuggler Provoke the Boston Tea Party?

Many people today do not think about the American Revolution when they consume a hot cup of tea. In this segment, Did Dutch Smugglers Provoke the Boston Tea Party, Maddie Makinster, Miranda Clausen, Austin Phippen, and Nick Yourich will discuss the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party. Listeners will learn about the history of tea, and the importance of Dutch smugglers during the time period.


The “Sweet” History of Sugar

Evan Toerpe, Braden Shibley, and Alex Hawley bring you the “sweet” history of sugar in this thrilling podcast.  This podcast explores how the gendering of sugar in the 17th century sparked huge societal changes and resulted in massive colonial trade expansion across the globe.  The podcast will also explore how cookbooks written during the time period held a substantial role in establishing concrete roles for women in the household and helped people accept and absorb foreign commodities such as sugar into their daily lives.  We hope you will enjoy!

The Relationship Between Tea and Sugar

Sugar is something we are familiar with and consume daily and tea, although maybe not as popular, is still also a notable drink. However, the importance connection between these two commodities is often overlooked when we come across them today. Our podcast is based off the article Complications of the Commonplace: Tea, Sugar, and Imperialism written by Woodruff D. Smith which discusses the importance and connections between sugar and tea.

Amanda Milanowski, Daniel Bonneville, Jordan Dobbe and Emma Rasmussen

Fall 2015

Coffee: Drink your way to “wealth”

If you were to ask someone today what they believed changed the social classes in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, they would most likely not say coffee. Today students of UWL: David Simpson, Sam Belanger, and Sterling Jones, will dive deep into how coffee attributed to the social class change in Europe during this time. Come join us as we discover things about coffee, that you may have never known until now!

Cooking with the Historians

Today Travis Olson, Andrew Knapczyk, and Haley Gudmundson will talk to you about how British women normalized sugar by simply making sweet desserts in their kitchens in their cooking show, Cooking with the Historians. Their main arguments are; in the 17th century sugar symbolized wealth, cookbooks were written for women, and women played a major role in colonization. They will use facts from the articles and interviews on the streets to prove these arguments.

Home-grown Slaves (Section 1 & 2)

Janelle Kopa, Keri Lichtfuss, Payton Yahn, and Jasmyn Amos 2015

In our article, Home-Grown Slaves by Sasha Turner, we discover the brutality enslaved women faced while harvesting a commodity that many of us today could never live without: sugar. Our podcast will transform the listener into a time of the past, making them understand what it was actually like to walk a day in the shoes of an enslaved woman. Today, the battle continues, as women still struggle to make gains in equality with males.