177 episodes

Embark on a thrilling adventure with the HHE Podcast, a show that takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the hidden corners of world history! Co-hosts Ryan Weir and Peter Goddard spin the wheel of history in each episode, combining a random mix of place, time, and topic to serve up a captivating blend of humor, trivia, and fascinating tales. Join us as we uncover compelling stories and prove that History Happened Everywhere!

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    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Embark on a thrilling adventure with the HHE Podcast, a show that takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the hidden corners of world history! Co-hosts Ryan Weir and Peter Goddard spin the wheel of history in each episode, combining a random mix of place, time, and topic to serve up a captivating blend of humor, trivia, and fascinating tales. Join us as we uncover compelling stories and prove that History Happened Everywhere!

    Bigger than an Elephant in London during 509-27 BCE

    Bigger than an Elephant in London during 509-27 BCE

    Pete and Ryan join forces to discover things Bigger than an Elephant in London during 509 to 27 BCE. Find out why a drunken elephant is best avoided. Learn to build your own hill-fort using bits of animals. And discover the bigger-than-an-elephant-sized boat that turned the tide of British history. 
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    02:14 Orientation to London!
    11:21 History of London! 
    23:27 Bigger then an Elephant!
    29:42 Fort Trench!
    39:31 The Boat that Saved Caesar!
    54:50 Derzolation!
    56:27 Outro
     
    Links:
    Eric Coates - London Every Day (https://youtu.be/_aHuRXGN9_0?si=Pnmej0_CAPYh6_va)
    London Town song (https://youtu.be/8jkU-s5BM0c?si=EUWivoqe9O-euZ2Q)
    “Miguel Johnson - Good Day To Die [Epic]" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0) | / migueljohnson | https://migueljohnson.bandcamp.com/ | Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://bit.ly/good-day-to-die-song
    "Scott Buckley - Legionnaire" is under an Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) | / scottbuckley | Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://bit.ly/legionnaire-song
    What it’s really like to Live in London (https://youtu.be/WnRio5yYmjI?si=Dkv_AM2wFsK_aTOj)
     
    Go do this:
    Adopt an Elephant (wwf.org)
     
    Contact:
    http://hhepodcast.com
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast

    • 59 min
    THE VERDICT: Peace in Africa during the Jurassic

    THE VERDICT: Peace in Africa during the Jurassic

    In this after-show episode it’s judgement day for Pete's attempt to find peas in Africa during the Jurassic! Featuring a disco dinosaur, some debatable nostrils and fossilised faeces, will the Judge find primordial pee and a pod of PEA FACTS enough to gain his approval? Find out now on... THE VERDICT!
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    02:35 First Impressions & Deadly Disco Dino!
    08:23 Pea Facts!
    13:48 Giraffatitan!
    16:15 Jurassic Plants!
    19:56 Urolites!
    24:56 The Verdict!
    29:44 Outro & Sugarsnap Facts!
     
    Contact:
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast
    http://hhepodcast.com

    • 32 min
    Peace in Africa during the Jurassic

    Peace in Africa during the Jurassic

    Pete takes Ryan to Africa during the Jurassic in search of peace, but will he find it? Learn how to tell the time on a molecular clock, discover the lizard-mammal that wasn’t, and find out why paleantologists can’t stop looking at the legs of one particular gigantic dinosaur.  
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    01:28 Orientation to Africa!
    10:14 History of Africa! 
    17:38 Peas in the Jurassic!
    33:02 Piece in the not-Jurassic!
    40:24 Piece in the Jurassic!
    45:30 Derzolation!
    46:48 Outro
     
    Links:
    A Song of PEACE For Kids | Jack Hartmann (https://youtu.be/F62L1TaDIUk?si=-JGym-6gSe-2Ivs0)
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother (https://youtu.be/3mecNrIaWOA?si=pbNRlrKrsXVKpu6o)
    African Union Anthem (https://youtu.be/7MtfxFkaJEo?si=5wZT72NugOv9lLao)
    African Folk Music Instrumental (https://youtu.be/9b81mWYIyTo?si=qe8tcCKL96IlgX_C)
     
    Thanks:
    Professor Phil Donoghue at the University of Bristol
     
    Contact:
    http://hhepodcast.com
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast

    • 50 min
    THE VERDICT: Mind the Gap in Oceania during 1644-1912 CE

    THE VERDICT: Mind the Gap in Oceania during 1644-1912 CE

    Judge Dersley grabs his gavel to pass verdict on Ryan's episode on Oceania! Featuring the transit of Venus, a globetrotting goat, and the shocking truth about not-Captain Cook, will Ryan mind the gap or fall foul of the Judge? Find out now on... THE VERDICT!
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    02:40 First Impressions & Sealed Orders!
    12:12 Tupaia and the English!
    18:41 What is the Transit of Venus?
    23:14 The Alofaaga Coconut Man!
    27:09 The Verdict!
    31:53 Outro
     
    Contact:
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast
    http://hhepodcast.com

    • 35 min
    Mind the Gap in Oceania during 1644-1912 CE

    Mind the Gap in Oceania during 1644-1912 CE

    Ryan takes Pete to Oceania to discover the topic of ‘Mind the Gap’. Hear the heartwarming tale of the train platform with a voice from beyond the grave, find out how Captain Cook narrowly avoided disaster thanks to a diplomatic local, and discover how some gaps are sacred.
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    01:38 Orientation to Oceania!
    11:12 History of Oceania! 
    18:53 What is ‘Mind the Gap!’?
    30:11 James Cook & Tupaia!
    46:39 Heavitree Gap!
    59:18 Derzolation!
    01:00:54 Outro
     
    Links:
    Polynesian Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqn2Fhch1E8&t=29s)
    Oceania 'Tis for Thee (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQanNSt4PKA&t=638s)
    Instrumental Australian Music (https://youtu.be/uGkQfttbNa8?si=Wk2IvFnqXDMosSRl)
    Hawaiian Guitar Music (https://youtu.be/ezyakfMRJMc?si=07cEV-fgi7Xg3aC6)
    Mind the gap: Toast of London (https://youtu.be/yJ3yjjv-gRA?si=p7KZ2EfRWoqH4B29)
     
    Contact:
    http://hhepodcast.com
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    THE VERDICT: Nutrition in China during 100-200 CE

    THE VERDICT: Nutrition in China during 100-200 CE

    The Judge decides the fate of Pete’s episode on Nutrition in China during 100 to 200CE. Will it be certified fresh or a rotten tomato? Also featuring jujube, jojoba and century eggs. Plus find out once and for all, can you eat a panda? Find out now on... THE VERDICT!
     
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    02:41 First Impressions!
    05:12 Panda Meat!
    13:20 Jujube or Jojoba & Century Eggs!
    19:04 Ruth Harkness and Su Lin!
    25:20 The Verdict!
    30:12 Outro (+ Emperor Pu Yi)
     
    Contact:
    https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast
    http://hhepodcast.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Wrongosaurus ,

Hilarious, fascinating content for the family

The kids love listening to HHE in the car; it passes the time so well on long journeys and everyone is in such a good mood after laughing all the way. We’ve learned so much about different places and periods in time, though it doesn’t feel like learning.

It’s also a great podcast to listen to whilst walking or doing DIY, but I then let slip facts I’ve picked up and get told off by the whole family for listening to the podcast without them. There is something for everyone! Pete and Ryan bounce off one another with ease and it’s a joy listening to Paul giving them a hard time in The Verdict!

TimScientist ,

This podcast healed my sight

I recently started listening to podcasts more often after getting laser eye surgery and being told to look at screens less while I recover. History Happened Everywhere has since provided me with great entertainment and soothed my eyes back to health, making it effortless to phase screens out of my free time. The show is a mix of insightful histories with obscure themes, fascinating facts and humorous comedy sketches thrown in, in a chaotic manner that sounds like it shouldn't make a coherent show but somehow blends together seamlessly. I particularly appreciate the incredible breadth of topics and am amazed by the detailed research that goes into each episode. Congratulations on this wonderful podcast!

Terry Towel71 ,

Absolutely wonderful podcast

I love this podcast. It’s a great concept, well executed and with terrifically warm, funny, accessible and inquisitive hosts. You will come for Pete and Ryan, but you will definitely stay for the erudite Paul! Highly recommended if you want to laugh and learn something. Bravo!

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