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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 • 56 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.

    085 - Worth the Wimple

    085 - Worth the Wimple

    The women in today's episode saw a need and crafted their own solutions to fill it. First we've got the 10th century canoness Hrotsvitha bringing theatre back to the western world with "clean" new plays, and then we've got Myers and Briggs themselves -- Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs -- offering a more nuanced, introspective look into our psyches.

    Sources: ThoughtCo, Wiki, PBS and others

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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 Herbiery Brewing, BatesMeron Sweet Design & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    084 - Peanut Butter Jelly Time (feat. Brian King)

    084 - Peanut Butter Jelly Time (feat. Brian King)

    Lard almighty, this week we're joined by King of Kings, Brian King, for a most delectable and distractable episode for you. Make yourself a snack and get lost in the nostalgia as we explore the history of the greatest treat there ever was: The Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. And once you've unstuck the bread from the roof of your mouth, feel free to come at us for our controversial opinions.

    Our lovely guest, Brian King
    Marcellus Gilmore Edson's peanut butter patent
    George Washington Carver's "300 Uses for Peanuts"
    WWI Recipe for Peanut Butter Soup
    WWII peanut butter military ration
    Welch's Grapelade ad


    More on Brian: Brian is a Chicago Native and actor who has appeared in a whole bunch of things you've seen, from Nia DaCosta's Candyman to Steve McQueen's Widows and even Zach Snyder's Man of Steel. On the smaller screen, he's recently recurred on HBO's Somebody Somewhere as Bridget Everett's neighbor Drew and is known for his role in the acclaimed Showtime hit The Chi.

    Follow Brian on Instagram @thesonofbozo

    Sources: Wiki, how stuff works, national peanut board

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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 Herbiery Brewing, BatesMeron Sweet Design & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    083 - The Great Emu-Potomus

    083 - The Great Emu-Potomus

    If you're wondering where to find fantastic beasts, may we suggest The Great Emu War of 1932 and The Hippo Bill of 1910. Cass and Nat both coincidentally bring tales from the animal kingdom this week showcasing the failure of the Australian army to defeat the pesky Emus and the failure of American congress to pass a bill that would've filled our nation's bayous with hippos. These are real things. We hope you learn something.

    Sources: Wired, The Atavist, YouTube and others

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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 Herbiery Brewing, BatesMeron Sweet Design & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    082 - Cali, Rage and Comma Drama (feat. Hashtag History)

    082 - Cali, Rage and Comma Drama (feat. Hashtag History)

    We don't know how it took us 6 seasons but we're joined by our unofficial podcast twins, the Hashtag History podcast!!! Leah and Rachel join the fray today to discuss eugenics and the forced sterilization of thousands of Latinas in California throughout the 20th century. There is also a fair amount of Natalie bullying. Hashtag History covered this story in their own episode 89, check it out.

    Our amazing guests, Rachel & Leah
    Sample of a sterilization form for a 15 y.o in CA
    Flyer for anti-forced sterilization rally during the Madrigal V. Quilligan hearings
    Dolores Madrigal (L) and attorney Antonia Hernandez (R) at press conference
    No Mas Bebes documentary
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Rachel’s discovery/recommended reading

    More on Rachel, Leah and Hashtag History: Rachel is a fun-loving, kind-hearted gal who loves coffee and long walks on the beach, If you catch her after a cocktail or two, you may find her passionately discussing one of two things: 1) The erasure of women from History; or 2) The various JonBenet Ramsey theories.

    Leah is an introverted extrovert who will take any and every opportunity to eat, drink, and spend time with friends. She is an event-planner by day, an avid Netflix-watcher by night, and is very passionate about font choices.

    The Hashtag History podcast focuses on telling stories of History's greatest stories of controversy, conspiracy, and corruption.

    Subscribe to Hashtag History wherever you get your podcasts and follow them on Instagram

    Sources: Wiki, LA Times, NYTimes, NBC News, Washington Post, History.com, PBS and others

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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 Herbiery Brewing, BatesMeron Sweet Design & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    081 - Back and Bitter Than Ever

    081 - Back and Bitter Than Ever

    The title says it all. Nat and Cass are kicking off Season 6 with a lot of heavy sighs and rolled eyes as we explore the history of Abortion rights and Gay rights in America.

    In Defense of Witches (Nat’s book rec)
    Zach Wahls Speaks About Family (Iowa Gay Marriage Hearings)
    Henry Gerber
    The Society for Human Rights Cert.
    Henry Gerber House Landmark Placard
    Daughters of Bilitis San Fran Chapter
    The door height markers Nat mentions

    Sources: Wiki, NatGeo, In Defense of Witches, AmericanProgress.org, JSTOR, History.com, Chicago LGBT hall of fame, OSU Edu

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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 Herbiery Brewing & The Banditry Co.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    080 - Greetings from The Pleasure Garden (feat. Rob Grabowski)

    080 - Greetings from The Pleasure Garden (feat. Rob Grabowski)

    Step right up and try your luck in our grand season finale about the history of amusement parks! We're joined by Chicago comedian Rob Grabowski as we jump all the lines, eat all the sweets, get handsy in the dark rides and take a stroll through the pleasure gardens.

    Bartholomew Fair illustrated (1808)
    Advertisement for a puppet show at Bartholomew Fair
    Bakken park (Denmark) then 1 & 2
    Bakken entrance now
    Pleasure Garden: Vauxhall Gardens in the Regency Era
    Vauxhall Gardens in 1809
    View from the Midway Plaisance - 1893 Chicago World's Fair
    A Shoot-the-Chutes ride (Riverview Park Chicago - 1963)
    On a dark ride -- The Tunnel of Love at Riverview Park 1943
    Questionable entrance to The Tunnel of Love (Riverview)
    Entrance to the second Steeplechase Park (circa 1908 - coney island)
    Luna Park entrance (coney island)
    Disneyland under construction
    Cedar Point postcard (1907?)
    Brochure of Cedar Point (1929ish)

    More on Rob:
    Rob Grabowski is an actor, improviser & fellow podcaster based in Chicago. He's worked all over the city with theaters and ensembles including The Second City, Victory Gardens, iO Chicago, Annoyance, The New Colony and ComedySportz Chicago. He's the unofficial, honorable Mayor of Chicago, co-host of Poppin’ Bottles & Talking Shop (w/ James Dugan and Rob Grabowski) podcasts, producer of REDACTED at The Music Box, and we just really like him a whole bunch.

    Sources: Wiki, An Open Suitcase, VOX, Arcadia Publishing, coaster10.com

    Complete citations on our website.

    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 & Addtl Design: 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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 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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