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History of Business

Andrea Conway

History of Business is a weekly show hosted by serial entrepreneur and history geek, Andrea Conway, with her husband and business partner, Mark Conway. Tune in each week, as they nerd out on real-life stories of businesses from ancient history to the modern day. Whether you are a history nerd, business guru, or entrepreneur—or if anything "Ancient Egypt" or “Stock Market” turns you on, then this podcast is for you!
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Tim HortonsPrideMonopolyPizza Delivery
There’s probably a good chance that you recently ordered a box of pizza. It might have been for sharing with your friends and family. Or maybe it was likely for a night-in alone, or binging Netflix with a glass of wine - just some of the ways in which we easily enjoy pizza nowadays. The classic Pizza and a movie.  No other food item is as international as the humble pizza, with each country carrying its own variations. Cultural variations like how the Japanese put squid on theirs while restaurants in the United Kingdom serve it as a Full English Breakfast, with each slice containing sausages, baked beans, and black pudding.  And of course, there’s the notorious Hawaiian pizza, with its pineapple and ham toppings causing countless debates and food wars. One of those ‘you either love it, or hate it’ things.  The story of pizza spans centuries and countries, with both Italy and the United States credited as its home. To top it all off, it has facilitated a drastic transformation in the food industry, thanks to the fact that it perfectly meets the customer’s demand for a convenient and filling, yet cheap meal.  But how exactly did pizza come about? And what led to it turning from a homemade dish into something that arrives at your doorstep less than half an hour after you ordered it?  Thank you for listening and supporting the show. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a 5 star review wherever you listen to this podcast!   SAY HELLO Website: www.historyofbusinesspodcast.com  Instagram: @historyofbusinesspodcast Andrea's Instagram: @andreaaconway TikTok: @historyofbusiness  Facebook: @historyofbusiness  Twitter: @historyofbiz  Sound effects from zapsplat.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Jun 11 2021
37 mins
Elizabeth Holmes & TheranosBlockbusterResurrectionists a.k.a. Body Snatchers
The city of Baltimore is considered the largest and most populous in the state of Maryland. It attracts thousands of tourists, most of whom come for the scenic Inner Harbor and for a taste of the mouth-watering crab dishes served in practically every restaurant.  But Baltimore in the 18th and 19th centuries had an entirely different reputation. At the time and under the cover of darkness, men would routinely sneak into cemeteries located across the city. Armed with dim lanterns and wooden shovels, they desecrated graves and dug up the dead, working in fear of the night patrolmen and casual passersby.  Most of the time, these grim nightly escapades ended successfully, with the fresh corpse ending up on a medical student’s table the following day.  But sometimes, the men would be caught, either chased away by an angry mob or charged with a misdemeanor by the police.  Referred to as “body-snatching,” this grisly business proliferated in Baltimore, despite the risks that it carried. In addition to legal violations, those who worked in this profession also carried with them the stigma of robbing graves for a living.  But there’s a reason why body-snatchers – or “Resurrectionists,” as they preferred to call themselves – willingly partook in this macabre career.   Thank you for listening and supporting the show. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a 5 star review wherever you listen to this podcast!  SAY HELLO Website: www.historyofbusinesspodcast.com  Instagram: @historyofbusinesspodcast Andrea's Instagram: @andreaaconway TikTok: @historyofbusiness  Facebook: @historyofbusiness  Twitter: @historyofbiz  Sound effects from zapsplat.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
May 21 2021
35 mins
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