99 episodes

A history podcast where fact is always stranger than fiction. Two millennial Nigerians tackle history, the people behind the stories, and unbelievable facts from our past. From Drug Lords in the Nigerian Legislature to Saddam Hussein's erotic novel to the Pope that put a dead body on trial. From the Nigerian Presidents attempt to kidnap a man off the streets of London to the CIA's plot to kill Patrice Lumumba with poisoned toothpaste. From the French murdering African revolutionaries with Thallium to American intervention in Columbia for Bananas.

It's history, it's true crime, it's trivia, it's the lesser known aspects of well known stories.

The Dirty Lie Podcast Two Truths and A Dirty Lie

    • History
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

A history podcast where fact is always stranger than fiction. Two millennial Nigerians tackle history, the people behind the stories, and unbelievable facts from our past. From Drug Lords in the Nigerian Legislature to Saddam Hussein's erotic novel to the Pope that put a dead body on trial. From the Nigerian Presidents attempt to kidnap a man off the streets of London to the CIA's plot to kill Patrice Lumumba with poisoned toothpaste. From the French murdering African revolutionaries with Thallium to American intervention in Columbia for Bananas.

It's history, it's true crime, it's trivia, it's the lesser known aspects of well known stories.

    BONUS: "Sit Down, O Compatriots" with Tmt and Fakhrriyyah Hashim

    BONUS: "Sit Down, O Compatriots" with Tmt and Fakhrriyyah Hashim

    A Bonus - National Anthems the world over- starting with Nigeria we hail Thee v Arise o Compatriots. 

    • 8 min
    King Zog: Blood Feuds, Bazookas and The Balkans - Albania's Game of Thrones

    King Zog: Blood Feuds, Bazookas and The Balkans - Albania's Game of Thrones

    Welcome to the Dirty Lie podcast, where hosts Dez and TMT delve into the fascinating and bizarre history of King Zog of Albania. From his rise to power as the youngest Prime Minister to his declaration as the first and only king of Albania, this episode is a rollercoaster of political intrigue, blood feuds, and assassination attempts.
    Discover how Zog survived over 50 attempts on his life, navigated international exile, and even crossed paths with Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond. Learn about his alliances, his enemies, and the surreal life of his son, Leka, who found himself entangled in global escapades and plots to reclaim the Albanian throne.
    Join us for an episode that blends historical facts with the wild, almost unbelievable tales of a king who lived through one of the most tumultuous periods in European history.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Blood Feud King (trailer)

    The Blood Feud King (trailer)

    Tomorrow - Game of Thrones Albania - King Zog, Prince Leka and over 500 blood feuds ! 

    • 1 min
    Mungo Park Did Not Discover Anything

    Mungo Park Did Not Discover Anything

    On The Dirty Lie Podcast, join hosts Adesuwa and TMT as they delve into the life and voyages of Mungo Park, famed Scottish explorer known for his exploration of the River Niger. They discuss and critique the romanticized connotation of the term 'explorer' and highlight its ties to colonial intrusions.
    Taking a deep dive into Park's famous account from his book "Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa," the hosts analyze the long-standing impact of colonial misinformation like his claim of a non-existent "Mountains of Kong."
    The podcast also brings up recent controversies and pop culture incidents, adding a light-hearted touch to the intense historical discourse. Join in this journey as we work together to uncover the true tales of Mungo Park.
    The podcast discusses Park's inherited wealth which aided his exploration ambition, contrasting his parent's hope of him becoming a minister. The tale of Park's first journey to Africa’s interior in 1794, braving climate, diseases, and language barriers to discover more about African societies and their rich cultures, sheds light on his personal tenacity and curiosity.
    Aside from recounting Park's journey, the podcast also underscores the equal humanity and respect Park attributed to African people and their cultures in his renowned book - "Travels in the Interior of Africa."
    The narrative then delves into the darker aspects of these explorations: their role in resource extraction, neo-colonialism, and neo-slavery prevalent in countries around the world today. The podcast ends on a thought-provoking note, highlighting the need to question ethnocentric views while recognizing the existing connected global societies before European explorations.

    • 47 min
    Chaotic Canadians: The Fruit Machine and Drunk Prime Minister with Kalakuta Koj!

    Chaotic Canadians: The Fruit Machine and Drunk Prime Minister with Kalakuta Koj!

    Welcome to a thrilling episode of the Dirty Lie podcast where we unveil surprising and eyebrow-raising facets of Canadian history. From notorious political figures to strange duel traditions, and shockingly misguided military tactics, join us alongside our zealous Toronto-based Koj as we delve into some tantalizing yet lesser-known episodes of the Canadian past.
    Uncover the controversial persona of Sir John A McDonald, Canada's first prime minister. Known for his wild antics fueled by alcoholism, his character and conduct unforgettably marked the early years of the Canadian Confederation but did not deter his crucial role in forging the national constitution. This narrative challenges ingrained stereotypes and showcases how historical figures can possess an intriguing mix of strengths and weaknesses.
    Our chronicle moves onward to recount the 1808 duel between Monsieur de Grand and Monsieur le Peak, introducing a whimsical element of nakedness and highlighting the unique elements of the gentleman duel culture. We then steer the conversation towards a darker chapter of the late 50s and early 60s. Exploring the disturbing invention of the "fruit machine", we dive into a period where the fear of homosexuality was exploited and weaponized by the Canadian military, highlighting the evolution of societal norms.
    Engross yourself in this captivating podcast, led by the dynamic team of Dez and Koj. Compiled with a vibrant mix of absurdity, surprise and questioning, this episode guarantees an enlightening plunge into the quirks of Canadian history.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Power, Politics, and Smuggling in Nigeria

    Power, Politics, and Smuggling in Nigeria

    Join hosts Dez and Mayowa as they delve into the captivating underworld of smuggling, from Fayawo during the Second World War era to its modern-day implications on Nigerian society. This episode is inspired by Fisayo Soyombo's investigative report on IBD Dende.
    Timestamp facts:14.10
    Dahiru Mangal:38.20
    Unfolding through an in-depth conversation, unravel the mysteries of "fayawo", a common term used to denote smuggling in Nigeria, understand the roles of powerful figures, and experience the thrill of a fact-or-fiction game about legendary smuggling tales. From the life story of Tom Johnston, a daredevil smuggler involved in an audacious plot linked to Napoleon Bonaparte, to the intriguing ascent of Dahiru Mangal, a political figure alleged to have precipitated the decline of Nigeria's textile industry, this episode is filled with mind-bending revelations.
    Embark on a journey with our hosts through the alleys of Nigeria's past, bearing witness to the rise of smuggling empires and their impact on the crumbled textile industry. Gain insights into untold alliances, the ruinous economy effects, and navigate with us through the paradoxical socio-political landscape of Nigeria.
    Bringing together striking expose on smuggling scandals, tales of influential figures, personal experiences and a light-hearted banter on adulthood, this episode promises to be an educative and entertaining dive into Nigeria's socio-economic realities.
    As we pry open the lid of power dynamics, smuggling, adulting, and scrutinize the actions of Nigerian government on financial platforms such as Binance, get ready for an immersive podcast filled with learning, laughter, and truth. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to comprehend the origins and effects of Nigeria's economic challenges.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Damilola O ,

The Lords Work

Y’all are doing the Lords work educating us on things we are either too lazy to do in-depth research about (we still should sha) and what we never learned in school.
Love the pod.

Zeee Lawal ,

Enlightening

I’ve learnt so much from this podcast!

walejobbs ,

Lovely

Such an eye opening podcast!!

Can’t believe people are sleeping on this!!

This is really good!

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