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Put On Your Thinking Cap: Talking About Fashion

Have you ever wondered why people say, “Put your thinking cap on”? Do you know what a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” is? Tune into this week's episode to find out! Join fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell as she tells us the stylish stories behind fashion-inspired words and phrases people still use today. From mad hatters to forgetful actors, this episode will get you talking all about fashion.

About the Host

Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist based in Los Angeles. She has written about fashion, art, and culture for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Politico, and The Wall Street Journal.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at and @honesthistory.


This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.


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