Ep. 10: The Crucible

This 1996 film based on the 1953 based on the Salem Witch Trials takes some liberties with this historical record. Below, check out a selection of our sources and some further reading.

*Historian Margo Burns, associate editor of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (Cambridge University Press) offers her review of the inaccuracies in Arthur Miller’s original text.

*Smithsonian attempts here to unwind the mystery of Tituba, the enslaved servant whom the girls blamed for introducing them to the devil.

*Dive deeper into some of the many competing theories about what caused the village of Salem to lose their minds.

*Learn more about Virginia Beach’s own witch trial – and the 2006 pardon that finally closed the door on it.

Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000) Costume Drama Rewind

Welcome to season three of Costume Drama Rewind! We’re back with a movie historians love to hate. Released in 2000, Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, a hologram of Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, and DUMBLEDORE!
  1. Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000)
  2. Season 3 Preview
  3. Season 2, Episode 7: "42" (2013)
  4. Season 2, Episode 6: "A Man for All Seasons" (1966)
  5. Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

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