202 episodes

A podcast for the casual fan of history. The Wikipedia reader. The kids who grew up with a dad who watched the same 10 hours of World War II specials on The History Channel. Join Dan Regester, Rob Fox, and a weekly guest as they tastefully insert themselves into the past. The only thing we don’t show is our research.

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

A podcast for the casual fan of history. The Wikipedia reader. The kids who grew up with a dad who watched the same 10 hours of World War II specials on The History Channel. Join Dan Regester, Rob Fox, and a weekly guest as they tastefully insert themselves into the past. The only thing we don’t show is our research.

    Kamikaze Puppies, Monkey Bombs, and Unfortunately So Much More

    Kamikaze Puppies, Monkey Bombs, and Unfortunately So Much More

    A brief overview of warfare's long, rich tradition of using animals in creative and horrifying ways, from Alexander the Great's war pigs all the way up to... pretty much modern day, actually. It's not great. Featuring special guest host Jessie Wiseman of Crime Corner.

    Listen to Crime Corner wherever you get podcasts! 

    Subscribe to the Softcore History Patreon for hundreds of hours of extra history content including listener history questions, history movie watch-alongs, and weekly bonus episodes.

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    Dan Regester
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Hobo King Of America

    The Hobo King Of America

    Joshua Norton was a 19th century English immigrant who became financially ruined after a deal went south with a Peurivian rice company. After a long legal battle that reached the California Supreme Court, banks took all of his assets and he wandered the streets of San Francisco for the next 20 years. Not one to accept his fate in the gutter, Joshua declared himself Emporer of the United States and commanded the hearts of his fellow Bay Area residents until his death in 1880. Long live the king.

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    Dan Regester
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Is Setting Your Kid On Fire A Dealbreaker?

    Is Setting Your Kid On Fire A Dealbreaker?

    King Mannesah of Judah is considered one of the worst kings in the Old Testament but is that the reality of the situation or just the perspective of the authors of the Bible? It turns out he might have had some surprisingly good reasons for doing (some) of the supposedly egregious things he did.

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    Subscribe to the Softcore History Patreon for hundreds of hours of extra history content including listener history questions, history movie watch-alongs, and weekly bonus episodes.

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    Dan Regester
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Big Dumb Conspiracy Iceberg

    The Big Dumb Conspiracy Iceberg

    In Jake’s final episode, he takes us down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories -- and the history behind them -- that range from somewhat plausible to totally insane, and what unifies all of them.

    Subscribe to the Softcore History Patreon for hundreds of hours of extra history content including listener history questions, history movie watch-alongs, and weekly bonus episodes.

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    FOLLOW SOFTCORE HISTORY
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@softcorehistory
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    Rob Fox
    https://www.instagram.com/robfoxthree/
    https://twitter.com/RobFoxThree
    https://www.tiktok.com/@robfoxthree

    Dan Regester
    https://www.instagram.com/danregester/
    https://twitter.com/dan_regester

    Jake Goldman
    https://www.instagram.com/jakewgoldman/
    https://twitter.com/JakeWGoldman

    • 1 hr 21 min
    A Land Of Giants - FREE PATREON PREVIEW

    A Land Of Giants - FREE PATREON PREVIEW

    Just about every Native tribe has passed down legends of a race of white giants that they defeated to take the Americas. The Cherokee call them the Moon People. The Utes and Paiutes spoke of a group of ten-feet-tall beings living in caves and ironically referred to them as "savages" and "cannibals." We discuss this mysterious society of mountain sized men and women that disappeared off the continent.

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    Subscribe to the Softcore History Patreon for hundreds of hours of extra history content including listener history questions, history movie watch-alongs, and weekly bonus episodes.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Was Yasuke The First And Only Black Samurai?

    Was Yasuke The First And Only Black Samurai?

    Yasuke was a 16th century African slave that found his way to the far east working for Italian missionaries and became an obsession and friend to one of the most influential warlords in Japan. Yasuke eventually took over as Oda Nobunaga's personal weapon bearer, body guard, and -- many speculate -- earned full samurai status in just 15 months. But did he actually accomplish that feat? We discuss the documented details and make a judgement for ourselves. 

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    FOLLOW SOFTCORE HISTORY
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    Rob Fox
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    https://twitter.com/RobFoxThree
    https://www.tiktok.com/@robfoxthree

    Dan Regester 
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    https://twitter.com/dan_regester

    Jake Goldman
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    https://twitter.com/JakeWGoldman

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Amazing

I love this podcast

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Very enjoyable

I enjoy the added take on history you guys bring with your show. Thanks for the good work.

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The cool teachers.

I’m learning random history while driving my logging truck… didn’t see that coming.

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