The Age of the Crakow, Part 1: Medieval Europe Went Nuts For Pointy Shoes

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The Age of the Crakow, Part 1: Medieval Europe Went Nuts For Pointy Shoes

Tuesday, 4 May

It appears many eras in history have their own version of sneakerheads. In 15th-century Europe, nobles and commoners alike went absolutely nuts for a type of pointy shoe called the Crakow -- and people desperately wanted the longest, pointiest shoes possible. In this episode, Ben and special guest Matt Frederick, co-creator of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, explore the origin of the Crakow (and how, eventually, governments made laws dictating how long a given person's pointy shoes could be). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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