124 episodes

Remember being bored in your high school history classroom? Remember memorizing useless fact after fact? Today's education system crams history standards into a booked curriculum to the point of absurdity. It's all usually pretty important stuff but important isn't the same thing as interesting. Because of the way schools are run, we have almost no time for the truly hilarious and engaging stories of the past. Let Jess and Joe, two high school teachers, introduce you to some of the outstanding stories of the past you never got to learn in the classroom and maybe you'll enjoy it this time around.

Cutting Class Jess and Joe

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    • 4.9, 102 Ratings

Remember being bored in your high school history classroom? Remember memorizing useless fact after fact? Today's education system crams history standards into a booked curriculum to the point of absurdity. It's all usually pretty important stuff but important isn't the same thing as interesting. Because of the way schools are run, we have almost no time for the truly hilarious and engaging stories of the past. Let Jess and Joe, two high school teachers, introduce you to some of the outstanding stories of the past you never got to learn in the classroom and maybe you'll enjoy it this time around.

    124 – The Dramatic Life of Christopher Lee

    124 – The Dramatic Life of Christopher Lee

    Christopher Lee was an astounding actor whose career spanned half of the 20th century and beyond. He’s best known for his villainous roles from Dracula to Dooku. But did you know he served in WWII or that he’s related to royalty? Did you know he was an award winning heavy metal musician? Learn more about this fascinating entertainment icon in today’s show!







    Sources – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 “Name your Poison” from Captain Invincible – Must watch!







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    123 – The First and Only Emperor of the United States

    123 – The First and Only Emperor of the United States

    You remember Emperor Norton I right? You learned about him in gradeschool I imagine as the first emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. No? Oh! Well let us fill you in on this bizzare and somewhat heartwarming tale of a man who lost it all and decided to pick himself up again and declare himself Emperor of the United States!Note – Jess deeply apologizes for his poor audio quality. Covid has disrupted his normal recording studio and hopes to return to normalcy again soon! Also, it seems our normal recording volume was low for many listeners so we bumped it up a bit! Listeners bewareSources – 1 2 3 4 5 Consider Supporting us on Patreon for exclusive content and swag!Visit our website for more info!

    • 35 min
    122 – The War on Emus

    122 – The War on Emus

    Few countries can boast of a war against our feathered foes. We covered one battle against birds in the Chinese Communist Calamity episodes but now it’s time to look into Australia’s army versus that of the Emu hordes plaguing the western farms in the early 20th century.







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    • 35 min
    121 – The Perfect 36 and Women’s Right to Vote

    121 – The Perfect 36 and Women’s Right to Vote

    It only took about 150 years but American women finally got the right to vote! Joe wraps up the series on Women’s suffrage with the Perfect 36 and Tennessee’s unique “War of the Roses” to gain women’s right to vote. Not surprisingly it all boils down to one young man’s decision and a mother’s guilt!















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    • 1 hr 2 min
    120 – The Continued Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

    120 – The Continued Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

    You knew it wouldn’t be that easy right? The fight to vote didn’t end in Seneca Falls and women would struggle onward for nearly about another 70 years before they could vote. But the Civil War threw a real whirlwind of change in America as to who was a citizen, who could vote, and who still couldn’t. Listen in as some rockstar names take the stage like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carrie Chapman Catt continue the fight!







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    • 43 min
    119 – Seneca Falls and the early push for women’s suffrage

    119 – Seneca Falls and the early push for women’s suffrage

    As we near the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, Joe seeks to outline the key players in making this reality take place. But to do so we have to dive back to probably the biggest push for women’s voting since Jane Addams was in the White House. The Seneca Falls convention was the who’s who of women’s suffragists in the 1800s and would outline the game plan for decades to come. It would even have a surprise guest lecturer would would rock the house in favor of women’s voting rights! Can you guess who it was? Listen in to find out!Sources – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14







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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Kristie Kinneberg ,

Super informative and fun

As a fellow history teacher, this podcast was already going to be up my ally. I love that you call out yourselves and your students l. Even better is the content. I constantly am sad about how little time to go in depth with lessons we have. But I have gotten so many ideas from listening to your podcast of how I can have students research and put together mini podcast (5-8 minutes) or interject a quick little tidbit into a lecture. The way you approach the storytelling is awesome (body like Calvin theme or manly man theme). I really enjoy your show so thank you for all the research you do and for your obvious passion for history!

Kninebuddy ,

My new favorite podcast

Learning a lot about history while being thoroughly entertained. The hosts are great.

Lat18 ,

Pamela

Awesome

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