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Will you be remembered after you're dead? The Z List Dead List, a podcast about obscure people from History, hosted by Iszi Lawrence.

The Z List Dead List Iszi Lawrence

    • History
    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Will you be remembered after you're dead? The Z List Dead List, a podcast about obscure people from History, hosted by Iszi Lawrence.

    The Story of Sarah Baartman

    The Story of Sarah Baartman

    Kim Kardashian is now famously a billionaire, mostly from selling shapewear which she promotes using her ass-sets. But was she the first person to commodify this particular body part and where has the idea of a large bottom being a sexual marker come from? Is it purely natural does it sinister undertones?
    I recorded this interview with Laura Snowling several years ago but found the story incredibly troubling so i delayed putting it out. However, I think it is a REALLY thought provoking tale. 

    • 24 min
    Maggotty Headed

    Maggotty Headed

    'He was a shiftless person, roving and maggotty-headed, and sometimes a little better than crazed. And being exceedingly credulous would stuff his many letters with fooleries and misinformations which sometimes would guide him into paths of error.'  Anthony Wood on John Aubrey  31st August 1667

    Books: Brief Lives (edited by Richard Barber) and John Aubrey My Own Life by Ruth Scurr. If you want to help out go to ko-fi.com/iszilawrence and buy me a coffee. Check out iszi.com for more podcasts

    • 32 min
    Terrible Lizards Trailer

    Terrible Lizards Trailer

    No episode this month BECAUSE I've been working on another podcast. I know. It is all about dinosaurs and this is just a small taster. Go to www.terriblelizards.co.uk for more information.

    Thank you! 

    • 2 min
    Dead Keane

    Dead Keane

    Brill performance by Greg Jenner - author of the BRAND NEW book Dead Famous - and host of the You're Dead To Me Podcast. His performance is nearly as good as Edmund Kean. You know that hugely famous actor... you don't know Edmund Kean? Well listen up!
    For more information about The Z List Dead List please visit www.iszi.com

    • 17 min
    BONUS EPISODE - Bechdal Cast Mash Up

    BONUS EPISODE - Bechdal Cast Mash Up

    Unusual episode where I guest on The Bechdel Cast where Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus put movies to the Bechdel Test.

    This episode was recorded live in London and is about The Favourite the story of the last few years of Queen Anne's reign and her love affair with Sarah Churchill. Olivia Colman won several awards for her performance and the film was critically acclaimed but just how historically accurate is it and does it pass the Bechdel Test?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Very British Spiderman

    A Very British Spiderman

    No violence, all charm, this podcast isn't about Marvel, but it is of a man who marvels at the smallest and least understood creatures. Zayneb Allak explores the works of T.H.Savory. Recorded live at the Being Human Festival 2019.

    https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/englishhistorycreativewriting/staff/dr-zayneb-allak/

    For more information about The Z List Dead List please visit www.iszi.com

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

MockTurtle49 ,

History at it’s funniest

They say truth is stranger than fiction and this podcast proves it.

Rich holmes ,

Keep up the good work

Always a really good listen, a lovely balance between history and comedy

Dr Legal-Alien Will ,

Interesting & Charming

Not a surprise really – Iszi Lawrence does charming, interesting & quaint at a world-class level, but I'm embarrassed that I'm discovering this podcast so late!
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