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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.

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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.

    The Troubling, Hidden History of Turpentine

    The Troubling, Hidden History of Turpentine

    Today turpentine is a substance with any number of industrial uses -- but most people don't know much about it, and even fewer people know its history in the early days of the US. In today's episode, Ben welcomes returning guest Yves Jeffcoat as they dive into the largely forgotten story of turpentine camps, from how they began to how they ended and, perhaps most importantly, how the effects of this industry have reprecussions in the modern day.
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    • 1 tim. 5 min
    Introducing: Ephemeral Season 2

    Introducing: Ephemeral Season 2

    Hey, Ridiculous History fans!
    We know you already love great podcasts, so here's another we think you'll enjoy - Ephemeral season 2. Check out the trailer and see for yourself.
    About Ephemeral: The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”
    Listen to Ephemeral season 2 on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 2 min
    A Race Across the World: From New York to Paris in 1908

    A Race Across the World: From New York to Paris in 1908

    In February of 1908, racing teams from multiple nations assembled for an unusual and ambitious race -- they planned to drive from Times Square across the planet to France. These were the early days of the automobile, and success was anything but guaranteed. In today's special 3D episode, Ben and Noel trace the highs (and, mostly, lows) of the men who vied for what they saw as the ultimate prize: A 1,400-pound trophy and lifelong bragging rights.
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    • 1 tim. 9 min
    The Age of the Crakow, Part 2: A Fashion Arms Race, But For Your Feet

    The Age of the Crakow, Part 2: A Fashion Arms Race, But For Your Feet

    In the second part of this episode, Ben and special guest Matt Frederick continue exploring the bizarre heyday of the poulaine. Tune in to learn more about the fickle, sometimes ridiculous, cycles of fashionable footware throughout history.
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    • 37 min
    The Age of the Crakow, Part 1: Medieval Europe Went Nuts For Pointy Shoes

    The Age of the Crakow, Part 1: Medieval Europe Went Nuts For Pointy Shoes

    It appears many eras in history have their own version of sneakerheads. In 15th-century Europe, nobles and commoners alike went absolutely nuts for a type of pointy shoe called the Crakow -- and people desperately wanted the longest, pointiest shoes possible. In this episode, Ben and special guest Matt Frederick, co-creator of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, explore the origin of the Crakow (and how, eventually, governments made laws dictating how long a given person's pointy shoes could be).
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    • 39 min
    How Pie in the Face Became a Comedy Classic, Part 2: The Fall (of the Pie)

    How Pie in the Face Became a Comedy Classic, Part 2: The Fall (of the Pie)

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    • 34 min

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