32 episodes

Comedian Shane Todd and author and director Hazel Hayes are on a mission to understand the colourful past of the island they call home. From the Bronze Age to Bono, Paganism to St. Patrick, every Tuesday they share a new tale from Ireland's history and have plenty of craic while they’re at it. So pull up a chair, pin back your ears, and get ready for an education in life on the Emerald Isle. 
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We're Not F***ing Historians Stak

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 113 Ratings

Comedian Shane Todd and author and director Hazel Hayes are on a mission to understand the colourful past of the island they call home. From the Bronze Age to Bono, Paganism to St. Patrick, every Tuesday they share a new tale from Ireland's history and have plenty of craic while they’re at it. So pull up a chair, pin back your ears, and get ready for an education in life on the Emerald Isle. 
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    Ernest Shackleton, 69 dogs and a cat called Mrs Chippy

    Ernest Shackleton, 69 dogs and a cat called Mrs Chippy

    AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
    Today marks the very last episode of We’re Not F***ing Historians. Thank you so, so much for listening to the show, it’s been great craic! We couldn’t – and wouldn’t – have done it without you. Now listen in to find out how Shane and Hazel would react to being stranded in the Antarctic.
    Missed any of our episodes? There’s THIRTY more waiting for your delectation. Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com with your favourite moments from the show!
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    • 35 min
    When Austin Powers tried to steal the crown jewels

    When Austin Powers tried to steal the crown jewels

    Hazel tells Shane all about the extraordinary life of Colonel Thomas Blood, the infamous con-artist who after botching a kidnapping took the next logical step: attempted the only known heist of the Crown Jewels. Cue lots of innuendos.
    Also, do all populist leaders have fat heads? And did Boy George cause the Great Fire of London?
    Want us to cover a topic? Got a guest suggestion? Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com!
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    • 35 min
    Michael Fry: Family trees, strange ancestors and rumours about Shane’s da

    Michael Fry: Family trees, strange ancestors and rumours about Shane’s da

    Welcome to our very first guest episode of the pod! 
    Shane and Hazel welcome comedian and everyone’s favourite one-man Indie band Michael Fry to the show! Having worked at Ancestry in a previous life, he’s here to give us a history lesson about his own family tree, including one particularly odd ancestor. Plus, Michael reveals some of the weirdest requests he received and how he hopes history will remember him. 
    We’re going to speak to many more familiar Irish faces! Who should we have on next time? Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com!
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    • 32 min
    The DeLorean: Northern Ireland’s Supercar

    The DeLorean: Northern Ireland’s Supercar

    Never mind it could only do 0-60mph in 10 seconds and its creator was caught in an FBI drugs sting operation. The DeLorean – Doc’s DeLorean in Back to the Future - was built in Northern Ireland! 
    Shane tells Hazel the story behind one of the worst and yet most iconic sports cars ever built and how on earth the eccentric John DeLorean was persuaded to manufacture it in 1970s Belfast.
    Want to suggest an episode topic? Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com! You can also message us your favourite trivia or anything you want to add to previous episodes!
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    • 34 min
    The Children of Lir: “Something about swans mate”

    The Children of Lir: “Something about swans mate”

    The Children of Lir is one of Ireland’s most famous myths. What people don’t know is that Mick Hucknall is one of its main characters.
    Hazel and Shane ‘the Bone Man’ Todd also find out about Dermot O’Leary’s needle, what woodlice and Mick have in common and the animal Shane would most like to be.
    Want to suggest an episode topic? Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com! You can also message us your favourite trivia or anything you want to add to previous episodes!
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    • 34 min
    The Coleraine tailor who saved George Washington's life

    The Coleraine tailor who saved George Washington's life

    Best friend to Alexander Hamilton, spy for George Washington, and the Gok Wan of 1770s New York – Hercules Mulligan was quite the character. 
    We find out all about the tailor from Coleraine who shaped the course of American history and, if Shane has anything to do with it, is about to quadruple Liam Neeson’s career earnings.
    Plus, Hazel is sentenced to life imprisonment in Alcatraz.
    Want to suggest an episode topic? Drop an email to hello@nothistorians.com! You can also message us your favourite trivia or anything you want to add to previous episodes!
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Finn Bala ,

Best wishes

Only started to listen to it and gutted to hear it’s coming to an end. You two have great chemistry and work off each over very well. Best of luck with any new projects.

U8Mate ,

Another Stak Dud

Aside for it being another box ticking show created by Stak to have a pod in the history category, the concept doesn’t work because there are no actual historians featured. Shows like ‘You’re Dead to Me’ are successful because there is a bit of substance amongst the comedy, which is completely absent here. Hosts are likeable though.

The Cinderella Boy ,

Bones

I hope Shane one day gets to sit on a throne made of bones.

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