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Surviving History

Surviving History

History's team of master craftsmen from The Scarefactory in Columbus, Ohio, survey the past to experience the most inventive devices and technologies ever created. Utilizing the foundations of Experimental Archeology, the team rebuilds elements from the past in an effort to better understand history. Through this process of re-creating and testing ancient inventions, history comes to life and is illuminated anew in an incredibly personal and powerful journey.

The Scarefactory's trek guides them to the world of the Middle ages where they explore the mythology of the Iron Maiden while Josh investigates Anicent China's early use of gunpowder.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,1 May, 2018 - 13:35
Josh and Brian investigate the legend surrounding an ancient spear thrower said to have the ability to pierce armor and the citizens of Columbus, Ohio are enlisted to exercise the mob mentality theory.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,8 May, 2018 - 02:25
  • Tuesday,8 May, 2018 - 13:35
Edge devises an apparatus for the Bastinado. Dusty and Josh collaborate to understand how the wheel was re-invented while Chad and Eric explore the hardships of English prison life with the Treadmill.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,15 May, 2018 - 02:25
  • Tuesday,15 May, 2018 - 13:35
The guys at The Scarefactory explore a multitude of military tactics spanning over the last two-thousand years.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,22 May, 2018 - 02:25
  • Tuesday,22 May, 2018 - 13:35
The guys at The Scarefactory delve into The Spanish Inquisition. The team tackles a twenty-foot-tall pendulum straight out of the Edgar Allan Poe tale, 'The Pit and the Pendulum'.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Tuesday,29 May, 2018 - 02:25
  • Tuesday,29 May, 2018 - 13:35
The team at The Scarefactory attempt to understand history through the eyes of the condemned. Edge and Chad lead the builds of two historic devices, the Catalan Garrote and the Gallows.
The team at The Scarefactory ventures back in time to experience some of history's most ingenious inventions. DJ and Chad recreate the Strappado while DJ explores the legend surrounding the Chastity Belt.
The Scarefactory team travels back through time to recreate some of history's most groundbreaking inventions.
The team at The Scarefactory examines some of the more bizarre inventions of history.