Dark History

Audioboom Studios

Bailey Sarian, a professional makeup artist & true crime connoisseur, is taking her expertise from her popular YouTube series, Murder, Mystery & Makeup, and expanding into the podcast world with Dark History! Each week, she will explore the chilling stories of the dark past from US and World History that they don't teach you in school! read less

Our Editor's Take

Before she started the Dark History podcast, Bailey Sarian conquered YouTube with her show Murder, Mystery & Makeup. Each Monday, Sarian tells her millions of YouTube subscribers twisted new tales. What's so special about that? As she's spinning her macabre yarns, the tattooed chanteuse does her own makeup from scratch. It's like a goth-glam self-portrait appearing before viewers' eyes with a soundtrack of grisly narration in the background.

Now, Sarian is proving her flair for narrating death and destruction translates fine without the cosmetics. Every Wednesday, her Dark History podcast goes well beyond straight murder stories. She focuses on the histories of people, places, and things listeners never knew could be so wicked. Listeners hear about the Zoot Suit Riots of the '40s, the Tuskegee Experiment, and Prohibition. Sarian digs into the facts behind today's most polarizing topics. Nothing is off-limits, from birth control and cannabis to student loans and for-profit prisons.

Sarian creates the podcast to find out the real truth, which she suspects most listeners never heard back in history class. She says she's after “the nitty, gritty, and gruesome details of what really went on.” Listeners can rest assured that Dark History delivers. It might be the most freakishly entertaining history class ever.

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