Our Approach



Have you ever heard of Louis Congo? What about the forgotten Downwinders or The Devil’s Bible? These are just a few examples of people, events, and things from our past that have been lost to time. They’re important in the greater context of our understanding of the world and how our past shaped our present, yet they never made it into history books. In this bi-weekly podcast, freelance journalist, Crystal Ponti, digs up extraordinary excerpts of forgotten history, bringing her passion and love of storytelling to each episode. Recently honored as one of the best history podcasts of 2018 (Uproxx), listeners have likened Historium Unearthia to 60 Minutes and said, “Crystal’s narration is concise and enrapturing, and the production value of her stories holds the audience’s attention like only the best of radio programs. She delivers interesting and entertaining stories from the lost parts of history, and, not only does she unearth them, she brings them to life.”

Our Story



Freelance journalist and history buff, Crystal Ponti, hosts and narrates each Historium Unearthia episode. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, PlayboyThe Guardian, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, New York Post, Salon, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, Mental Floss, and Atlas Obscura, among others. One story was featured as a topic of discussion on the daytime talk show The View, causing co-host Whoopi Goldberg to roll her eyes. Crystal lives with her family in Downeast Maine, the birthplace of prohibition and famous for its rocky coastline. You can follow her on Twitter and visit her portfolio to see samples of her work.

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