Basically anyone alive today knows about sparklers, the gentler firework that is the only one safe to hold in your hand for long period of time. But where did this glorified birthday candle come from? Hadley, as always, has the history.
Listen to Hadley’s other podcast, Underbelly L.A. It’s not quite as sunny, but it’s a fun dive into history nonetheless.
Every episode of Happy History is researched, written and narrated by Hadley Meares. Happy History is produced by Drew Mackie and edited by Meika Grimm. The logo was designed by Sarah Wickham. The intro song is “Together We Can” by Hedkandi.
This is a TableCakes podcast.