How Coffee Changed Europe

This podcast will talk about the replacement of beer with coffee in England and how coffee expanded into what it is today. It will go over topics on the sphere of influence of coffee, coffeehouses, the effect of coffee on the body, and arguments against coffee. Fayde, Tae, Josh, and Ryan will be guiding you through coffee’s journey and how it came to be.

War On Wool VS Cotton

Allyson Kaul, Cassie Kujawa, Megan Manderfield, and Courtney Lewinski

Fall 2015

In this podcast, listeners learn about the history of cotton and its importance in the formation of fashion and politics, as well as its confliction with the wool industry. People in present day don’t think twice about where their clothing is from or what it’s made of. Listeners will get a closer look into the wool industry and their hatred of cotton as well as the people affected within both the cotton and wool industries.

Commodity Conversations

Did you know, that coffee changed the way that several cultures socially interacted? In our podcast, discovery and revolution of coffee are just a few of the things that we’ll be talking about during our “Commodity Conversations”  by UWL Fall 2015 students Adele Parks, Nicole Dockendorf, Abbey Driggers and Ben Warneke, a 12 Objects Project. Within the article “The Penny University: A History of Coffee Houses” by Aytoun Ellis, the poems In Praise of Coffee and Coffee Companionship by Abd-al-Kadir and the poem Coffee by Guillaume Massieu are referenced to help inform our listeners about the past and present relationship of coffee.

The Fear Effect

I’m sure you’ve all seen the headlines, “new imported product to face mass recall.” Why does it seem that other countries are always at fault? Made in America is a title many domestic manufacturers use with pride, but why? What do our attitudes towards the foreign products say about our attitudes about those countries in general? In Erika Rappaport’s article Packaging China: Foreign Articles and Dangerous Tastes in the Mid-Victorian Tea Party she discusses Chinese and British relations in the 19th century and its impact on their view of each other products. Follow three UWL students: Cole McElfresh, Ryan Sailer, and Christopher Warner as they walk you through this conflict and just how relevant it may be today. The similarities will shock you.

Coffee Educates Drunkards

Imagine you’re a peasant in Europe during the 16th century.  Instead of coffee, you’d be drinking a beer. Suddenly, a new liquid hits the market. Many people are drinking it, but other people believe it’s Hades’ brew. Should you try it? In Coffee Educates Drunkards, students Shannan Hartel, Kristin Lamberty, Olivia Lietzau, and Jahni Brandt will use the article Coffee and the Protestant Ethic by Wolfsgang Shivelbusch to show how coffee overcame this adversity and transformed Europe into the hard-working world we know. (December 8, 2015)

Sweet Escape

Sugar for Podcast

Almost every person today uses or consumes sugar in their daily routine, but the question is where did it come from and how did it become such a popular commodity? Unlike most historic events, sugar was more beneficial for women than men. The route of this sweet substance, and it’s connection to women, is explained through out the podcast, “Sweet Escape”, by four women from the fall semester of History 102 in 2015; Emily Wilhelm, Justine Prout, Molly Enders, and Megan Edelman.  Information we required about sugar is from the article “Culinary Spaces, Colonial Spaces: the gendering of sugar in the seventeenth century” written by Kim F. Hall.

Coffee Cascade

This podcast segment, “Coffee Cascade,” is an invigorating and inviting conversation about coffee and coffee-drinking as a symbol of social change in seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe. There will be four voices heard, Mackenzie Briskie, Dedra Petersen, Joe Rudisill as our coffee experts and Joe as a voice-over of a concerned coffee consumer. Sit back with your own cup of coffee and enjoy!

Child Labor and the Factory Acts

When people think of the Industrial Revolution some phrases that come to mind are booming industry, advancement and change, and the coming of a new era.  What most people don’t know is that there is an ugly side to this revolution dealing with the exploitation of children.  In this podcast, “Factory Acts: how life was for children and the way in which it was changed in Britain during the early 1830s”, by UWL students, Allison Deisting, Alexa Wood, Ashley Holubets, and Sarah Doern, based off the article Child Labor and the Factory Acts by Clark Nardinelli, we will discuss how the lives of children were and how they were changed throughout time.

Home Grown Slaves

     The slave trade system affected thousands of slaves as they traveled across the Atlantic. The article Home-Grown Slaves Women, Reproduction, and the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Jamaica written by Sasha Turner gives insight particularly to the treatment of women on sugar plantations in Jamaica. In this podcast Homegrown Slaves: How the Slave Owners Revitalized the Slave Population, Joel Hadro, Kori Hillestad, Curry Perkins and Sydney Yarbrough from the 2015 12 Objects Project, will describe a movement in Europe had large effects on women in the slave system involved with sugar plantations in Jamaica.