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'Heroes and Howlers - And The Rest Is History’ - a quizzical look at some of history’s quirkiest moments. Mikey Robins, celebrated Australian comedian, and Paul Wilson, Oxford Historian and author, take you on a raucous tour across some of the strangest turning points in history.We like to think of history as a ‘Grand March’ full of bold action and heroic deeds, but scratch the surface and it’s amazing how many key events have been shaped by serendipity, moments of madness, even the downright banal. This series revels in such circumstance: the cock ups, the mishaps, the bizarre twists of fate that have changed the course of mankind – sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, sometimes just plain stupid.
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Heroes and Howler‪s‬ Mikey Robins and Paul Wilson

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'Heroes and Howlers - And The Rest Is History’ - a quizzical look at some of history’s quirkiest moments. Mikey Robins, celebrated Australian comedian, and Paul Wilson, Oxford Historian and author, take you on a raucous tour across some of the strangest turning points in history.We like to think of history as a ‘Grand March’ full of bold action and heroic deeds, but scratch the surface and it’s amazing how many key events have been shaped by serendipity, moments of madness, even the downright banal. This series revels in such circumstance: the cock ups, the mishaps, the bizarre twists of fate that have changed the course of mankind – sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, sometimes just plain stupid.
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    The American Declaration of Independence (Gout)

    The American Declaration of Independence (Gout)

    “Be temperate in wine, eating, girls, and sloth; or the gout will have you both.” - Benjamin Franklin
    Everyone knows America was born on the Fourth of July, but what brought about the Declaration of Independence? Paul and Mikey dissect the politics, the economics, and the often overlooked role of gout… Yes that’s right, we said ‘gout’. 
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    The Sacking of Constantinople (The Fourth Crusade)

    The Sacking of Constantinople (The Fourth Crusade)

    “The most signal and most durable monument of human folly that has yet appeared in any age or nation." - David Hume
    The Crusades is one of the defining chapters in History, a showcase for ‘East meets West’. It was the era of great men, Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, St Bernard of Clairvaux. So who cocked up the Fourth Crusade? And how did it end up turning on fellow Christians?
    Comedian Mikey Robins and Historian Paul Wilson kick off their new series in style. Join them as they take on Seljuks, Saracens, Mamluks and more.
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    • 21 min
    Heroes and Howlers - And The Rest is History - Trailer

    Heroes and Howlers - And The Rest is History - Trailer

    'Heros and Howlers - And The Rest Is History’ - a quizzical look at some of history’s quirkiest moments. Mikey Robins, celebrated Australian comedian, and Paul Wilson, Oxford Historian and author, take you on a raucous tour across some of the strangest turning points in history.

    We like to think of history as a ‘Grand March’ full of bold action and heroic deeds, but scratch the surface and it’s amazing how many key events have been shaped by serendipity, moments of madness, even the downright banal. This series revels in such circumstance: the cock ups, the mishaps, the bizarre twists of fate that have changed the course of mankind – sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, sometimes just plain stupid.

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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

kinadelaide ,

An excellent mix

This was fun and informative, a great way to deliver the content. Love the enthusiasm! Looking forward to the next one!

review🧐 ,

So far, so good

Lots of interesting historical facts delivered in a humorous way. A great start, I look forward to listening to the rest of the episodes.

RobColquhoun ,

The Sacking of Constantinople

Entertaining and enlightening - the twist in the tale from 2004 was unexpected! Looking forward to next week’s.

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