February 14, 2012


No Valentine’s Day episode of Laughing Historically - here’s the skinny, Catholic Church lied about some guy MAYBE being beaten with clubs then beheaded to tie into a Pagan holiday, then Chaucer made up some holiday-like connections in his fiction, then hundreds of years later Chocolate and Greeting Card companies popularize it to get a holiday between Christmas and Easter. Our episode on Santa Claus had more true events in it than that. In the meantime, check out Chiara’s great A Brief and Unromantic History of Valentine’s Day for more

No Valentine’s Day episode of Laughing Historically - here’s the skinny, Catholic Church lied about some guy MAYBE being beaten with clubs then beheaded to tie into a Pagan holiday, then Chaucer made up some holiday-like connections in his fiction, then hundreds of years later Chocolate and Greeting Card companies popularize it to get a holiday between Christmas and Easter. Our episode on Santa Claus had more true events in it than that. In the meantime, check out Chiara’s great A Brief and Unromantic History of Valentine’s Day for more

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