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Happy History

May 27, 2020

Today, Hadley tells the story of a celebrated solider from World War I who just happens to have been a dog. Sergeant Stubby is the most celebrated of American war dogs, and this “brave stray” proved to be more than just a mascot during his eighteen months on the western front.

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May 25, 2020

There’s maybe nothing as simple and pure as a flower, and that’s as good a place as any for our debut episode. Hadley explains human history with taking and arranging flowers — to express love, to express grief, to express all kinds of surprising sentiments and also just to make the spaces we live in just a little...


May 18, 2020

Welcome to Happy History, a new podcast hosted by Hadley Meares that gives you biweekly look at the happier side of history.