14 episodes

We might be deeply unqualified to teach you about things that happened a long time ago, but dammit we're going to do it anyway! A history podcast from the team at Fruitless Pursuits.

Half Hour History Luke Milton & Jacinta

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

We might be deeply unqualified to teach you about things that happened a long time ago, but dammit we're going to do it anyway! A history podcast from the team at Fruitless Pursuits.

    Half Hour History Episode 6: Bad Behaviour on the Batavia!

    Half Hour History Episode 6: Bad Behaviour on the Batavia!

    This week we are regaled with the ripping yarn of the absolute ship-show that was the ill-fated voyage of The Batavia. You will hear about humanity at its absolute worst. And that's just the hosts! GUFFAW. No really, there are skeletons and all sorts of crazy business. Prepare! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

    Half Hour History Episode 5: Dire Wolves!

    Half Hour History Episode 5: Dire Wolves!

    This week we learn that there's a whole lot more to dire wolves than fantasy tomfunkery! Dire wolves were REAL and we learn all about their sordid past and sexy secrets! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

    Half Hour History Episode 4: Traveller Funerals!

    Half Hour History Episode 4: Traveller Funerals!

    This week we learn all about another culture's customs as we wrap our heads around the lavish funerals of the travellers. It's the most fun you'll have listening to people talk about death today! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

    Half Hour History Episode 2: The True History of Lagertha that isn't True!

    Half Hour History Episode 2: The True History of Lagertha that isn't True!

    Welcome to a brand new fortnightly podcast where your unqualified host Jacinta attempts to explain an interesting bit of history and an even less qualified co-host Luke attempts to derail her. Many of our topics will be pop culture inspired, and after both undergoing marathon Vikings viewings we were pretty keen to find out the true history behind our favourite kickass viking shield maiden, Lagertha! Jacinta delves deep into a whole lot of history that might not even actually be true, thereby undermining the very premise of the show in the second episode. Classy! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

    Half Hour History Episode 8: Dokkaebi!

    Half Hour History Episode 8: Dokkaebi!

    This week we learn all about the Korean goblin spirit thing the Dokkaebi and where it comes from, what it does, and how it relates to a crazy story about dongers that caps off the podcast. We're nothing if not reliable. Stop your yearning and start your learning! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

    Half Hour History Episode 3: The Great Emu War!

    Half Hour History Episode 3: The Great Emu War!

    This time we learn about one of the most awesome and terrifying conflicts in Australia's history - that time when a whole heap of maniac emus terrorised a bunch of farmers for lulz. Plus we speculate about all sorts of related possibilities, like the unstoppable hybrid - the Manmu! Download here! (click to stream, right-click to save) Subscribe to us on iTunes as we do this every fortnight! Meanwhile, join the discussion in our friendly Facebook group! And you can now get bonus episodes by subscribing/supporting us on Patreon!

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

thorhammer24 ,

Hugely enjoyable

I love the conversational, relaxed style, the snark, the vocabulary and the subject matter - not to mention the accents! Love hearing more Australians! Keep it up, peeps.

ConnorCoulsonPrime ,

Great fun

Though not often seen together, it turns out history and comedy are a good combination. While there are many podcasts out there that are exhaustively researched and will represent the most detailed and accurate account of history, this show is a nice departure. It's two mates just sitting around having a yarn about interesting moments in history.

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