Weekly podcast: History’s Myths

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear some of history’s persistent myths debunked.

Read more about myths in Stuff and Nonsense, from the journal Colonial Williamsburg.

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Post a comment: What historical myths have you heard?


  1. Elizabeth Dover says

    One myth that is to often spread is that people were much shorter in the centuries before us.

    • Elizabeth Dover says

      I’ve heard that it’s possible that she didn’t, but we have no evidence that she did not sew the first flag. Sometimes I feel it is best to let the harmless myths alone, as they become part of America’s heritage and tradition.

  2. Lacy Edwards says

    I always heard that “sleep tight” meant having a tight suspension of ropes under a tick mattress. I’ve since learned it just means sleep well!

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