72 episodes

Throughout time and across the globe, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age, people have been having weird, wonderful, and downright absurd relationships. Real life spouses Diana and Eli are here to cover them all in a podcast that’s part history, part comedy, and all ridiculous. Hook up with some of the wildest and most interesting romantic partners to ever fall in love!

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    • History

Throughout time and across the globe, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age, people have been having weird, wonderful, and downright absurd relationships. Real life spouses Diana and Eli are here to cover them all in a podcast that’s part history, part comedy, and all ridiculous. Hook up with some of the wildest and most interesting romantic partners to ever fall in love!

    Amina, the Nigerian Warrior Queen

    Amina, the Nigerian Warrior Queen

    In the 16th century, Amina was a queen of Zazzau in present-day Nigeria, and she expanded her kingdom more than any ruler before or after her! She never took a husband, but satisfied her needs with more... disposable lovers.
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    • 57 min
    James Joyce & Nora Barnacle

    James Joyce & Nora Barnacle

    James Joyce is famous for having written some of western literature's most challenging novels. But he also wrote some of the filthiest, raunchiest love notes in history for his partner, Nora Barnacle. And we found that reading them is a real gas!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Laura & Dick Hillman

    Laura & Dick Hillman

    When Laura learned her family was being deported to concentration camps in Poland, she wrote to the Gestapo asking permission to go with them to protect them. This began a terrible journey that would place her in seven camps over three years. But amidst the horrors, she also found the love of her life.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    RealQuickulous Romance: Josh Wardle & Palak Shah

    RealQuickulous Romance: Josh Wardle & Palak Shah

    Bonus minisode! This five-letter love story is perfect for our first RealQuickulous Romance! The little green squares of Wordle may be dominating your timeline, but did you know the game is a labor of love? 
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    • 10 min
    Pharaoh Ramesses II & Queen Nefertari

    Pharaoh Ramesses II & Queen Nefertari

    Ramesses II wasn't just one of Ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, he was also one of its greatest husbands! Nefertari was a brilliant queen who he saw as an equal ruler. And the temple he built in her honor is the considered the height of Ancient Egyptian art!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas

    Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas

    Oscar Wilde, one of England's wittiest wordsmiths, loved the pompous Lord Alfred Douglas. But homosexuality was illegal in London at the time, and Alfred's jerk father set out to destroy Oscar's reputation and life!
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    • 1 hr 29 min

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