10 episodes

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 302 Ratings

Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

AussieToffee ,

Erudite, humorous and entertaining

Author, historian and all-round funny guy David Hunt brings his two successful books to podcast format, exploring the quirky and sometimes unseemly side of early Australian history. This is definitely not what you learned at school — but it’s laugh-our-loud funny, thoroughly researched and full of charm.

kezza 74 ,

Enlightenment into our very interesting past

What an entertaining history, I have so much more knowledge of how this great place started and the rebel’s who tried better it, even if it also helped them out in the process. I have dreams of distilling my own gin, this show has given me so many ideas on names.
I can’t wait for the next episodes

1234lynda ,

Should be taught in schools!

We listened to this series as we drove around Italy. It’s informative, funny and makes me want to learn much more about the history of our country.
If this was required listening in schools, students may take much more interest in and know more about our history than that of other countries such as the USA.
We’d love a series about Australian Prime Ministers; Eureka Stockade and events leading up to and after it; Australian Prime Ministers and their relationships with Aboriginal peoples; and more on Aboriginal resistance to European settlement.
Thanks so much. It’s an excellent series!

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