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A history and comedy podcast about the overlooked and underrepresented people and events from ancient to modern history. Join comedians Cass and Natalie for an educational, entertaining and sometimes irreverent romp through history as they share the tales your textbooks glossed over, whitewashed, man-washed...or left out completely.

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    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

A history and comedy podcast about the overlooked and underrepresented people and events from ancient to modern history. Join comedians Cass and Natalie for an educational, entertaining and sometimes irreverent romp through history as they share the tales your textbooks glossed over, whitewashed, man-washed...or left out completely.

    070 - Hollywood Days of the Female Gaze (feat. Claire Duffy)

    070 - Hollywood Days of the Female Gaze (feat. Claire Duffy)

    Movies are a man's industry, except when you consider that Hollywood was essentially built by women. Author, screenwriter and Hollywood history super-nerd, Claire S. Duffy joins to chat about the women who made the movies, and then men and code that wrote them out of the final edit of history. From Mary Pickford and Dorothy Azner to Greta Gabo and our dear friend Frances Marion, these are the women who built Hollywood.

    RDJ as Chaplin
    Mary Pickford on camera
    Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks at Pickfair Estate
    Mary Pickford & Frances Marion
    Dir. Dorothy Azner
    Anne Bauchen, Academy Award winning editor
    Margaret Booth, edited Ben Hur
    Cecil B. DeMille + Gloria Swanson: Why Change Your Wife?
    DeMille + Swanson: Male and Female
    Where Are My Children - Lois Weber film about abortion (1916)
    Stills from Where Are My Children 1, 2, 3
    Greta Garbo kissing woman in Queen Christina
    Greta Garbo as Queen Christina
    Joseph Breen
    William Hays
    Roscoe Arbuckle & Virginia Rappe

    More on Claire:

    Claire S. Duffy (aka CS Duffy) is an author and screenwriter. Her crime thriller series, the Glasgow Kiss series, is now on Book #6: Alone in the Dark. She is also the writer of new time travel fantasy Before Again and The Stranger for Storytel. Claire's most recent project is a substack series on the OG women of Hollywood. All this info and more on her website: csduffywriter.com!

    Listen and learn more from Claire on her episode of Under The Kilt


    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Support us on Patreon or Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode.

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth Spinn
    Original Art: Sarah Cruz
    Animations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    069 - Long, Hard History

    069 - Long, Hard History

    Let us slip into something a little more...history. From impotence trials and cheating on virginity tests, to a history of self-satisfying sex toys, today we're tempting and teasing you with some sexy history. I mean, come on, it's episode 69.

    Depiction of impotence trial
    The Life and Adventures of Miss Fanny Hill
    Still from 'Hysteria' film
    In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
    ~6000 year old bronze dildo
    Ancient Greek bread dildo
    Steam-powered 'manipulator' (1869...nice)
    Hand-cranked vibrator (1880s-1900s)
    Electric vibrator for your...neck (1920s)
    Goat eyelid and lash cock ring

    SOURCES:

    Impotence Trials & Virginity Tests: The Smart Set, Buzzfeed, Ancient-Origins, Medievalists, The Whores of Yore 

    Sex Toys: Thrillist, allthatsinteresting.com, Complex, Gourmandize

    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Support us on Patreon or Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode.

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth SpinnOriginal Art: Sarah CruzAnimations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    068 - Stayin' Alive (feat. Jamie Jirak)

    068 - Stayin' Alive (feat. Jamie Jirak)

    He sings, he dances, he stands among legends. His talent and charisma knows no bounds. He is a hero to us all, or at least to this week's guest Jamie Jirak. His name is John Joseph Travolta and this is his history.

    The Stayin' Alive poster staring us down all session
    Jamie showing JT her tattoo
    Jamie & JT
    Jamie on the news when JT was in NYC

    More on Jamie: The self-proclaimed Darcy Lewis of Comicbook.com, Jamie Jirak is a staff writer, comedian, podcaster and professional binge-watcher. Catch her podcasting with Hollywood Already Did It and Phase Zero. Read her words with comicbook.com here. 

    Follow Jamie on Instagram @JamieJirak and on Letterboxd: @JamieCinematics



    SOURCES:

    Jamie's encyclopedic memory of all things JT.



    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Support us on Patreon or Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode.

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth Spinn
    Original Art: Sarah Cruz
    Animations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    067 - We're All On This Pizza Puff Together

    067 - We're All On This Pizza Puff Together

    We're exploring the world of exploring the world - it's geography week! Join us on a geogrpahy journey from A to Z, or, rather, Z to Z. First, it's New-to-You super continent, Zealandia. Then, we meet "Zonia" Baber, teacher, activist, spitfire geographer (yes, that's a thing).

    Lost continent of Zealandia
    Map with addtl facts
    Tectonic Map of Zealandia
    Ball's Pyramid, one place where Zealandia is above water
    'Zonia Baber
    Zonia Baber in the Field
    Zonia's patented desk

    SOURCES:

    Zealandia: Wiki, Business Insider, brittanica.com, NBC news

    Zonia Baber: Smithsonian Mag, Trowelblazers, Wiki

    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Support us on Patreon or Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode.

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth Spinn
    Original Art: Sarah Cruz
    Animations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    066 - History is for the Making (feat. Felicia Singh)

    066 - History is for the Making (feat. Felicia Singh)

    Democratic NYC Council candidate Felicia Singh joins to remind us all to keep going and to teach us a bit about the history of indentured servitude, particularly in Guyana. And while we're in Guyana, we learn about the country's "Father of the Trade Union Movement," Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow.

    Guyana on Map
    Kaieteur Falls
    Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow
    Critchlow Monument


    More on Felicia: Felicia Singh is a teacher, the proud daughter of working-class immigrants and workers’ rights advocate. Singh is running for New York City Council with the priorities of fully funding schools, supporting small businesses and workers, climate and environmental resilience and accessible transportation. District 32 is the last remaining Republican-held seat in Queens, despite being a majority Democratic district. Felicia is running a campaign rooted in organizing, and committed to centering the most marginalized voices in the district.

    Felicia Singh has been endorsed by a coalition of over 60 community and grassroots organizations, unions and elected officials including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirstin Gillibrand and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards as well as the NY Working Families Party, Labor Strong 2021 coalition and Sunrise Movement NYC. https://www.felicia2021.com/

    Follow Felicia at @FeliciaSingh2021 on Instagram & @fsingh_NYC on Twitter.

    SOURCES:

    Critchlow story: Encyclopedia.com, Photius.com, Countrystudies.us

    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode. (New Patreon info to-come)

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth Spinn
    Original Art: Sarah Cruz
    Animations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    065 - Scared History 3: The Spoopening

    065 - Scared History 3: The Spoopening

    With great power comes great spookability, or at least that's the excuse we're making for this week's SCARED HISTORY episode feat. Emperor Domitian's psychologically abusive Black Banquet and the Nigerian boarding school legend of Madame Koi Koi. We're so excited to be back y'all.

    Atlas Obscura Tour of Kcymaerxthaere

    Our friends Under The Kilt are on their own feed now - find links here.

    SOURCES: 

    Domitian Story: The Smart Set, NPR, Roman Army Talk.com, https://daily.jstor.org/a-roman-feast-of-death/

    Madame Koi Koi Story: Wiki, The Guardian, Education.gov.ng, USOSA,

    SOCIALS: Follow Shared History at @SharedPod on Twitter & Instagram

    SUPPORT: Buy us a "coffee" and fuel our next episode. (New Patreon info to-come)

    MERCH: Snag some Shared History merch and get stylin’!

    CREDITS:

    Original Theme: Garreth Spinn
    Original Art: Sarah Cruz
    Animations: The Banditry Co.

    About this podcast:

    Shared History, is a comedy podcast and history podcast in one. Hosted by Chicago comedians, each episode focuses on obscure, overlooked and underrepresented historical events and people.

    SPONSORS: This season of Shared History is sponsored by RAYGUN, Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Gusthemynabird ,

Love It

I love listening to Nat and Cass, although I admit I have a hard time telling them apart. Their topics are great, discussing subjects I haven't heard anywhere else, such as Wilma Mankiller and Billie Tipton. They will work in musical theater references whenever possible, which could be annoying but I find endearlingly dorky.

epp30 ,

Very enjoyable show

These ladies are a joy to listen to. I am working my way through their first season and each episode is more enjoyable than the last. Great job. -SRE (Cinema Decon Podcast)

IShipYouKnot ,

My Favorite History Podcast

I only found this podcast a month ago, and I’ve been quickly working my way through the archive. I didn’t know a podcast could be addictive, but this show definitely is. I’ve been recommending it to anyone who will listen. The hosts are so entertaining and the stories and conversations are so interesting. 10/10

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