177 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 • 127 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.

    177 – Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills

    177 – Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills

    Here it is folks, The Final Episode! Please excuse our poor attitudes and my dropped mic towards the end of the show. You’ll see when you get there! But we’re wrapping up this wonderful podcast journey with our favorite president, Calvin Coolidge. We hope you enjoy.Thank you all for listening to our show. Even if this was your first and last episode, we appreciate you!Jess and Joe

    • 1 hr
    176 – The Crocodile Massacre of WWII

    176 – The Crocodile Massacre of WWII

    First off, we apologize as Jess’ mic is terrible in this recording and could not be repaired beforehand.Jess brings us a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT as well as the story of the Ramree Island Massacre in which supposedly nearly 500 Japanese soldiers were eaten alive by the jungles of Myanmar in WWII. Listen in to this unbelievable story!

    • 39 min
    175 – Major Dick Bong’s Soaring Success

    175 – Major Dick Bong’s Soaring Success

    Today we return to the skies as Jess tells the tale of a true American hero of WWII that was lost to the history books. Perhaps it’s because the time was so full of heroes it’s not surprising a few get left behind over time. But perhaps it’s also because he just so happens to have the most absurd name we’ve covered in this show.Sources – 1 2 3

    • 24 min
    174 – A Bit of Bela Lugosi

    174 – A Bit of Bela Lugosi

    Learn about this historical icon of horror and his surprising amount of socialistic political dealings in this episode!Sources – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    • 42 min
    173 – Paul McCartney Died in 1966!

    173 – Paul McCartney Died in 1966!

    Didn’t you know? Paul is dead! He’s been dead for decades but THE MAN doesn’t want you to know! For years many Beatlemaniacs were convinced Paul had died in 1966 and there were secret clues hidden across the albums that could be decoded with some wit, some wisdom, and probably some weed. Listen into this classic urban legend about a musical giant.















    Sources – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Batman!

    • 54 min
    172 – Where Dog Names Came From

    172 – Where Dog Names Came From

    Sure… Butter, Watson, and Sir Chonksalot are great dog names. But what about those super stereotypical dog names we’ve all heard of? Where did those come from? Today we look into the origin of three super generic names for man’s best friend. Watch! – Rescued by Rover!Sources – 1 2 3 4 5 Consider Supporting us on Patreon for exclusive content and swag!Visit our website for more info!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

jon45673 ,

Entertaining and Informative

Former student of both Joe and Jess here. Love the show. 10/10

Fossh94 ,

Cutting Class

I enjoy this podcast a great deal, I'm an American myself and really enjoy learning history that (mostly) isn't taught in US history classes and/or social studies. Also, their looks into state teaching standards are really insightful, and I appreciate two professionals having the courage to pull aside the curtain and give their listeners an honest opinion.

SACMAN#1 ,

A WWII Medical Mystery in Bari

Great episode about the beginnings of life a changing medical break-through in the midst of very bad goings-on!! Good job Joe & Jess!!
I’ve listened to several podcasts. They’ve all been very enjoyable
Steve C

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