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A podcast that covers unfortunate, interesting, and downright wacky moments in history.

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

A podcast that covers unfortunate, interesting, and downright wacky moments in history.

    Revision: The Murder of James Bulger (Graphic)

    Revision: The Murder of James Bulger (Graphic)

    On the first Revision episode, Cody and Greg revise their episode on the murder of James Bulger. The boys cover the murderers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, as well as the events on the day, including the awful murder. Listener discretion is advised as this episode is graphic.

    Support James Bulger's mother, Denise, by purchasing her book, "I Let Him Go" (please note this is an affiliate link):
    https://biolink.fyi/james-bulger

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    44: Motley Crue Part 1 - Born Rad...I Mean, Bad

    44: Motley Crue Part 1 - Born Rad...I Mean, Bad

    Cody and Greg dive into one of the most notorious bands from the 1980s, Motley Crue. In this first part of the series, the boys cover the early lives of all four members: Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil.

    Support our show by purchasing the source for this episode, "The Dirt" by Motley Crue and Neil Strauss:
    https://biolink.fyi/motleycrue

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    History Quickie: The War in Afghanistan

    History Quickie: The War in Afghanistan

    On the very first History Quickie (kinda quickie?), Cody and Greg discuss the War in Afghanistan. The boys go into detail on how the Taliban formed along with al-Qaeda and how the war developed. They also touch on one of the conspiracy theories involving Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. This episode contains opinions on the war (GASP!), so you have been warned.

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    • 47 min
    43: War on Drugs Part 2 - Torn From Life Violently

    43: War on Drugs Part 2 - Torn From Life Violently

    Cody and Greg continue their deep dive into the War on Drugs. In part two, the boys cover the tragic life of Billie Holiday and her fight against Harry Anslinger. They also cover how the war spread worldwide and what it means for us today.

    Learn more about Billie Holiday and explore her music on her official website:
    https://billieholiday.com

    Support our show by purchasing the source for this episode, "Chasing the Scream" by Johann Hari:
    https://biolink.fyi/chasingthescream

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    42: War on Drugs Part 1 - Harry was a Cuckold

    42: War on Drugs Part 1 - Harry was a Cuckold

    Cody and Greg do a deep dive into the War on Drugs. On this part one, the boys cover the ultimate douchebag, Harry Anslinger, and how he almost single-handedly started the war.

    Support our show by purchasing the source for this episode, "Chasing the Scream" by Johann Hari:
    https://biolink.fyi/chasingthescream


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Gregisode I: Billy Collins Jr - Fists Like Cement

    Gregisode I: Billy Collins Jr - Fists Like Cement

    Greg and Cody discuss the life and tragic death of boxer Billy Collins Jr in this very first Gregisode. The boys discuss Billy's final fight and his spiral into depression, as well as the seedy underbelly of the boxing world.

    Watch Billy's final fight here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEVdywAtk50.

    Support our show by sharing it with your friends and family!

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Bnelli-VT ,

Great Podcast

You guys are great! Truly interesting topics too. A+

Treasurewho93 ,

You rock!!

So proud of you Cody! You have always made the stage. I feel lucky to have known you!! You inspire many, keep shining! 🌞

Trojaboy ,

Fortunate to have Unfortunate History.

As someone with a Bachelors in History, sometimes you need to go past the mundane and weary academic lectures/papers to find something that can bring a refreshing perspective on interesting topics in history. From silly little wars with large flightless birds to the horrors of Greenwood District, these guys do just that. Keep it up.

And as always, I’m rooting for an Olga of Kiev episode! 👸🏻🐦🔥⚔️🩸

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