There are pieces of the past overlooked in polite society. And that is not because these histories are unimportant, but because they are unpleasant, vulgar, violent, seemingly irrational, shamelessly sexual, or otherwise beneath standards of taste. This is the history you wished they taught in school but don't—the extremes of human behavior and experience. These are the stories of the dispossessed, the criminals, the hapless victims, and the callous perpetrators through whom we see some of the most base aspects of our shared humanity. It's an exploration of those things that make us uncomfortable—it's Dirty History.