65 episodes

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. Each episode, hosts Stephanie & Tux explore the sordid stories of America's past, all while drinking heavily, talking too much, and generally making fools of themselves. They hope that these stories entertain you, teach you a thing or two, and maybe even draw parallels between the mistakes of the past and the quagmire that is American politics today.

Beyond Reproach Beyond Reproach

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. Each episode, hosts Stephanie & Tux explore the sordid stories of America's past, all while drinking heavily, talking too much, and generally making fools of themselves. They hope that these stories entertain you, teach you a thing or two, and maybe even draw parallels between the mistakes of the past and the quagmire that is American politics today.

    President Thiccums: Episode 33 (Russell Kirk's influence on the Reagan administration and Myth busting the Obama presidency)

    President Thiccums: Episode 33 (Russell Kirk's influence on the Reagan administration and Myth busting the Obama presidency)

    On this final episode of Season 3 we go all in on a quinasential tropical cocktail, the Sex on the Beach. We learn about how this recipe hits all the notes of a classic drink from the 80s, one of the eras of Tux’s scandal.
    🍸 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/the-cocktails/2021/5/9/the-sex-on-the-beach


    ALSO DISCUSSED: Scrooge McDuck, Charles Dickens, Acne brand anvils, Ovaltine vs Yoo-hoo, Lyin’ Ted, fruit “juice” concentrate tubes, cocktail reddit, different types of movements, Downton Abbey, the mid atlantic accent, Marge Simpson, Herstory on the Rocks podcast, President Thiccums, soundcloud rappers, Obama’s white mother, Mystique Summers from RuPaul’s Drag Race, binders full of women, outsourcing all thinking to Vox, Tux’s moody altern-a-teen phase, Raytheon, all men being trash, and Deee-Lite’s Groove Is In The Heart.

    TUX talks about the birth of an idea within the conservative movement that helped make the Reagan presidency possible, by helping to shape not only his political philosophy but those of the powerful people who put him in office and the wealthy people he surrounded himself with. We toast to the middle class, hopefully we‘ll have one again someday!

    STEPHANIE myth-busts the legacy of Barack Obama, the man whose meteoric rise and historic election as the first Black president made way for the first white president. We raise our glasses to making America appear great for the first time!

    For source information on each scandal and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Minisode 27: Season 3 Wrap Up

    Minisode 27: Season 3 Wrap Up

    In this last minisode of Season 3 STEPHANIE and TUX take a look back at episode highlights and discuss plans for another glorious season of Beyond Reproach.

    There is one more full episode of the season coming your way on Monday 6/7. Our next season will be back with full episodes starting Labor Day 9/6. In the interim we will again be re-releasing standalone scandals with commentary every two weeks! Just make sure to vote on your favorite episodes on Instagram the week of Memorial Day. 

    Team Beyond Reproach will return in September with a very special listener review contest with prizes! The winning reviewer(s) will get some fancypants Beyond Reproach merch!

    Special thanks to Tim Cluff, our sound engineer, editor, sounding board, biggest cheerleader, podfather etc. Without his tireless efforts and constant feedback the podcast wouldn’t exist. We love you Tim!

    ALSO MENTIONED: Dr Zoidberg, the Caucasian Awakening, public service, Hashtag History podcast, The Knick, the history of the chainsaw, and talking spicy about 2019 back when we were young.

    For more info about us and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 21 min
    Bushwick Bigot Destroyer: Episode 32 (Samuel Upham's Counterfeit Confederate Cash & The Lavender Scare)

    Bushwick Bigot Destroyer: Episode 32 (Samuel Upham's Counterfeit Confederate Cash & The Lavender Scare)

    In this episode we imbibe a delicious but obscure Civil War punch called General Burnside’s Favorite. We learn about the odd man with infamous facial hair who created this hot brandy-based concoction and how it links to the era of Stephanie’s scandal. 
    🍸 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/the-cocktails/2021/3/31/episode-32-general-burnsides-favorite


    ALSO DISCUSSED: Whiskey rations, sideburns, HBO’s True Detective, buying your own stimmy, Well That’s Interesting podcast, hair beads, Big Gay, from riots to pjs, true crime, Turd Cruz, male peacocks, straight men smelling like farts, graph paper, gaydar, xeroxing one’s buttcheeks, the Bushwick Bigot Destroyer, and the legacy of Dr. Frank Kameny.

    STEPHANIE tells the story of Samuel Upham, the man who dunked on the Confederacy all the way from the safety of his shop in downtown Philly. We raise our glasses to a successful war profiteer we all can get down with because sometimes you gotta print money to make money!

    TUX revisits McCarthyism to shine a light on the Lavender Scare, one of the most successful witch hunts swept under the rug of American history. We toast to living out loud and proud and learning that there is more to gay pride than rainbow pijamas.

    For source information on each scandal and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Minisode 26: Marginal Tax Rates

    Minisode 26: Marginal Tax Rates

    In honor of everyone’s least favorite season, tax season, we discuss marginal taxation. STEPHANIE myth busts current tax misconceptions stemming from right-wing propaganda, while TUX provides a historical overview on the fluctuations in the top tier rates over time and how this affects us today. 

    ALSO MENTIONED: The southern strategy, AOC, Wining About Herstory podcast, Saint Reagan strikes again, coins for Raytheon, stimmies, Miami, the trickles, and Oakland’s UBI experiment.

    For more info about us and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    DJ Postmaster Flex: Episode 31 (The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act & The Business Plot Coup Attempt Against FDR)

    DJ Postmaster Flex: Episode 31 (The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act & The Business Plot Coup Attempt Against FDR)

    This episode we drink our most intellectual cocktail to date, the Penicillin. This trendy New York City concoction features the flavors most associated with comfort during times of sickness. It is a drink that is sure to lift your spirits and it ties to the era of Tux’s scandal. 
    🍸 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/the-cocktails/


    ALSO DISCUSSED: Miss Brenda’s calligraphy + gift of glitter, Funkmaster Flex, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Raytheon, AOL CD roms, postal banking, snitching iphones, Herstory on the Rocks Podcast, STOP THE STEAL 🙄, Tux’s war on Christmas, bimetallism, 5monies at the coat store, Prescott Bush, Yurp, Michael Flynn-like traitors, Jerry McGuire, $1000 bills, putting respect on Smedley D. Butler’s name, Cancel Culture’s rebrand, and being weird at bars.

    TUX does a deep dive into the a policy that has been destroying the US postal system for the last 15 years, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. We toast to the idea that people should benefit from their government and not the other way around!

    STEPHANIE shines a light on the little-known story of the Wall Street scheme to launch a fascist coup to overthrow FDR, the Business Plot, and the man who saved our raggedy lil republic. We raise our glasses to generationally wealthy white men committing the highest forms of treason and getting away with it, as is the way of their people!

    For source information on each scandal and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Minisode 25: Stop Asian Hate

    Minisode 25: Stop Asian Hate

    Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked 150 percent since the pandemic began. In this minisode we talk about this and the long history of violence directed at Asian American communities to provide context for the latest massacre at Young’s Asian Massage in Atlanta.

    ALSO MENTIONED: Racist footloose and Well That’s Interesting podcast.

    For more info about us and to peruse our online shop:
    SITE
    🌐 - https://www.beyondreproachpod.com/


    SOCIALS
    📸 - https://www.instagram.com/beyondreproachpod/

    🐦 - https://twitter.com/ReproachBeyond

    👤 - https://www.facebook.com/beyondreproachpod/

    📌 - https://www.reddit.com/user/Tux_n_Steph


    Don’t forget to rate, review, & subscribe y’all! Tell 2 friends while you are at it!

    PATREON
    If you want to throw us a couple nickels that we can throw at Tim, our podfather and savior.
    💰 - https://www.patreon.com/beyondreproach  

    OUR SPONSORS
    If you would like to sponsor the podcast, please get in touch with us at BeyondReproachPod@gmail.com

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

ViRo11 ,

The history education I needed

I love learning history the way these two talk about it. Stephanie and Tux find stories about people and events that aren’t commonly known, but have had huge impacts on how this country has developed and F’ed up and progressed and F’ed up again, and has just made it all up along the way this whole time. Their conversations stick with me better than any school history lesson because they are experts at laying down context and immersing listeners in the eras they’re talking about. They also make past events super relatable to the present and make solid connections to how they relate to where we find ourselves today. Also the drinks sound amazing and I wish Tux could just make them for me.

JuliaMAgee ,

Awesome podcast

I love this podcast! Stephanie and Tux make history really interesting and seem like amazing humans.

herstory girl! ,

History Alive 😍

I love a drink with a nice story and these two have it! Whenever I think I can’t learn more about a specific topic - I find out I’m wrong, because Steph and Tux have the details I didn’t know
Cheers from Allie at HotR

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