32 episodes

An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke.
Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow.

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An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke.
Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow.

    Bedside Manners 2: Bleed ‘em Dry

    Bedside Manners 2: Bleed ‘em Dry

    Our language is ripe with turns of phrase that invoke the idea of blood. These idioms seem to illustrate some of our most intense human experiences – it’s the thing that we can’t live with, after all. So tell me this: what happens when the blood spills?  


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    • 26 min
    Bedside Manners 1: Body of Knowledge

    Bedside Manners 1: Body of Knowledge

    For much of human history, the interal geography of our bodies has been a mystery. We’ve walked a long, dark road as we’ve sought its secrets – taking many wrong turns, and leaving a trail of casualties in our wake.


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    • 27 min
    Grim & Mild Presents: Season 3 Trailer

    Grim & Mild Presents: Season 3 Trailer

    From the blood in our veins to the search for eternal life, and everything in between, this is your chance to learn just how miraculous it is that we understand so much about the human body—and why many of those discoveries almost never happened.Beginning January 6th 2023, Grim & Mild Presents: Bedside Manners will unpack the dark and twisted history of healing medicine.Subscribe today on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Learn more at GrimAndMild.com/presents.
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    Pirates 13: Dead Men’s Tales

    Pirates 13: Dead Men’s Tales

    Hollywood adores the loveable rogue. Pirates are often depicted as wisecracking, kind-hearted individuals who set out for treasure but inevitably do the right thing. In the end, he usually gets the girl and the treasure. 

    Pirates. The word itself hints at a story. And in our final episode, we have a couple more tales to tell.


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    • 27 min
    Pirates 12: Cutlasses & Cutthroats

    Pirates 12: Cutlasses & Cutthroats

    Cutthroat. According to dictionary entries, it’s someone so ruthless they cut the throat of another. A murderer is a person of vicious and Machiavellian nature. And in the world of piracy, there were cutthroats so cruel that they went over the line, even for their own crew.
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    • 27 min
    Pirates 11: Still Waters

    Pirates 11: Still Waters

    Pirates created their own republic and formed a democracy. They made allegiances with each other and governments. The Golden Age of Piracy even sounds somewhat...romantic. But all good things come to an end. 


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

oysterman69 ,

Aaron can do no wrong

Everything this guy does is incredible.

YoullThankMeLater ,

What a draaaag

I love deep dives into topics. The more details, the better, so the concept of one season per topic was appealing. I could hardly get through even a few episodes though. The story is delivered in such a flat, low-energy tone that my mind kept drifting away. No humor. No character. And the slow, plinking piano music in the background gives a lonely, despondent vibe.
What should have been a fun story just bummed the the F out.

6thtrymakinganickname ,

Well done podcast

I absolutely love history podcasts but there are too many silly ones that have lots of banter and silly laughter. This is not one of those. With researched writing and articulate hosts, this does offer some speculative stories but makes sure to stay close to historical accuracy. I appreciate the straightforward reading and the fact that it is not dry like a lecture. I started following because of the pirates series but I am looking forward to whatever they put out. You will not regret giving this show a listen.

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