Artwork for podcast The History Guy
Bitter Cold in the Gilded Age: The Long Winter and the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition
Episode 5210th January 2023 • The History Guy • The History Guy
00:00:00 01:07:35

Share Episode


On today’s episode, the History Guy tells two stories about bitter cold in the gilded age. First he tells the story of the “long winter” of 1880-81, which bombarded the United States with storm after storm. Then he tells the story of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, a scientific expedition by the United States to the polar region, which went horribly wrong.

MagellanTV - a brand-new streaming service that features the very best collection of historical documentaries available anywhere. The service includes over 3,000 documentary movies, series, and exclusive playlists across the major genres, with particular depth in Ancient History, Modern History, War and Military. Check out their curated history playlist, designed with you in mind. Claim your free month trial at: