22 episodes

Each week history enthusiasts Matt Cooper and Joel Benner bring you the dirt behind iconic people, places, and things. Nothing is sacred, and no one is safe. No matter how well you think you know a subject, it's always way more complicated than you initially thought.

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    • 4.9 • 105 Ratings

Each week history enthusiasts Matt Cooper and Joel Benner bring you the dirt behind iconic people, places, and things. Nothing is sacred, and no one is safe. No matter how well you think you know a subject, it's always way more complicated than you initially thought.

    Episode 21 | Julius Caesar Pt. 8 | Caesar Parties in Gaul

    Episode 21 | Julius Caesar Pt. 8 | Caesar Parties in Gaul

    Matt Cooper and Joel Benner continue their deep-dive into the bowels of Julius Caesar's life. In this episode Caesar makes his first foray into Gaul to confront the Helvetii. This marks the beginning of his 9-year campaign in Gaul, which some claim was genocide.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 20 | Julius Caesar Pt. 7 | No Triumph For Caesar

    Episode 20 | Julius Caesar Pt. 7 | No Triumph For Caesar

    Matt Cooper and Joel Benner continue their exploration of the life of Julius Caesar. In this episode, they go into more detail about Caesar's first term as consul, and the sacrifice he had to make to achieve office. What is the pomerium, and why was it so important to Roman culture at the time? Tune in to find out!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #19 | Special Ultra Bonus Episode | Prince Phillip And The Cargo Cults

    Episode #19 | Special Ultra Bonus Episode | Prince Phillip And The Cargo Cults

    Matt Cooper and Joel Benner pay their respects to the late Prince Philip. They discuss the age difference between Elizabeth and Philip, magical gifts falling from the sky, and why you should never turn your back on some South American tribes. Prince Philip gonna give it to ya!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 18 | Julius Caesar Pt. 6 | The first Harvey Weinstein

    Episode 18 | Julius Caesar Pt. 6 | The first Harvey Weinstein

    Matt Cooer and Joel Benner conclude their discussion of the early life of Julius Caesar. Did you know Marcus Crassus started the first fire department? Well, he did, and it was terrible.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 17 | Julius CaesarPt. 5 | Caesar gets his booty plundered

    Episode 17 | Julius CaesarPt. 5 | Caesar gets his booty plundered

    Matt Cooper and Joel Benner continue the story of Julius Caesar. In this episode, a young Julius Caesar gets captured by Cilician pirates. Did Caesar get his booty plundered? Tune in to find out.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode16 | John Lennon Pt. 2 | Featuring Jessie Wiseman

    Episode16 | John Lennon Pt. 2 | Featuring Jessie Wiseman

    Matt Cooper and Joel Benner are joined once again by the beautiful and talented Jessie Wiseman. In this episode, Jessie professes her love for Willow (but not Warwick Davis), Coop defends Starship Troopers from all the haters, and everyone agrees John Lennon is a terrible person.

    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Deetertonson ,

Amazing

I love the way Joel and coop bird foot but somehow still teach me something. Thanks boys, looking forward to all the future laughs.

AislinnNicole ,

History the way it should be

These two fine men make learning painfully difficult, but it is also working. I actually enjoy the shout out of it.

cfin26 ,

Great Show

Always an entertaining show!

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