Not-so-secretly a little old lady at heart, Hadley Meares loves herself a rocking chair. But when exactly did this uniquely American invention become a feature of front porches coast to coast? Well, perhaps seat yourself in a rocking chair for this episode.

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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.

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