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Strange. Unbelievable. Outrageous!

Host, Producer

Ernest Granson

Ernest Granson is managing editor and owner of Northern Flicker Media which produces Outrageous History! As a journalist, writer, editor, reporter, publisher and producer, Ernest has had the privilege to tell stories about an extensive spectrum of content: business, finance, technology, history, science, and especially, the people behind the unstoppable evolution of human achievement. By creating this platform, he hopes to document those individuals and their efforts.

About Outrageous History

And you thought history was boooorrrrring. Outrageous History! proves it’s anything but boring. Hitch a ride with us as we explore the facts behind a wide variety of extraordinary  individuals, groups, events and eras across audio, video and social digital platforms. Our mission is to deeply examine these topics of interest and to promote discussion and further exploration.

The inspiration for this mission originated with a tour through Brighton, England and its audacious Royal Pavilion, built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, formerly the Prince of Wales. We were sure the story of George’s decadence and his unbelievable marriage and relationship  with the equally unbelievable Caroline, Princess of Brunswick would astound others just as it had amazed us. And George’s saga is only one of many that will flabbergast and amuse you. Carry on!

Board of Advisors

History is often defined as the study of the human past, but just what is the past? Events that happened as recently as yesterday could also be described as the past. At Outrageous History, our  range of discussion topics is almost boundless. To help us sort through the topics and the experts, we’ve enlisted our own group of experts to form the Outrageous History Advisory Board. 

Our advisors are drawn from universities, schools and educational institutions throughout the world. Not only are they highly knowledgeable about their own particular areas, they’re all passionate about relevancy of the human past as well as deriving a great deal of entertainment from some of the quirkier characters and events in the distant and near past.

We’re very grateful for the input that our advisors contribute.

Heather Marcovitch, Red Deer Polytechnic Ph. D. (History)

Heather’s participation in the Outrageous History podcast The Importance of Being Oscar (Wilde)  – June 7, 2021 – led to some important points about the contemporary relevance of Oscar Wilde. Those observations are based on Heather’s comprehensive research which has resulted in a scholarly book on Oscar Wilde and performance theory (The Art of the Pose: Oscar Wilde’s Performance Theory), and articles on Wilde’s fairy tales, productions of Oscar Wilde plays at the Shaw Festival as well as representations of Wilde in modern drama and film.

And while Heather does specialize in Oscar Wilde, her areas of expertise and instruction range more broadly, including Victorian Literature, Children’s Literature, and Literary Theory. Of particular note is Heather’s research into “The Yellow Book“, a popular but somewhat bizarre magazine published in the 1890s. It’s an intriguing look into Victorian life.

Heather’s professional career has been recognized with a variety of awards and honours including faculty scholarship awards, fellowships and grants. She has made numerous conference presentations and papers. She earned her B.A. Honours in English at Concordia University, her M.A. in English at the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

To view her full curriculum vitae, click onto Heather Marcovitch

Douglas Rowe, Educator, Red Deer, B. Ed. (Social Studies), Diploma (Communication Arts)

As an educator and a journalist, Doug’s career has spanned more than 40 years over a wide range of areas. With a major in Social Studies and a diploma in Communication Arts, he has served in a variety of positions including teacher, counsellor, curriculum leader and director of international services in the Central Alberta region. On the journalism side, his articles have run in publications from the Vancouver Province to the Ottawa Citizen. He has also had numerous articles published in magazines, online news sites and books.

In between his professional responsibilities, Doug has also managed to maintain his status as an athlete and coach, working with world champion boxers, martial artists and mixed martial artists. He is also using that coaching and life skills experience to run a boxercise program for Parkinson’s and MS fighters.

It’s because of Doug’s passion for history of all kinds (born, no doubt, out of his love for historical fiction such as that by prolific author’s Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow) that he has agreed to lend his skills and experience as an advisor to the Outrageous History platform. That is to our, and our listeners’ benefit.

 

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