Lively discussion of historical topics through the lens of mass media and pop culture (e.g. books, films, TV, websites etc).
A Lost Colony from a Lost Episode
In newly unearthed audio from Oct. 2015 about then-newly unearthed archaeological evidence, Robo-Ed, Robo-Tim, and regular John discuss the lost Colony of Roanoke. Sponsor us on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32327644
Vikings Irishmen, and Tiger Kings (Oh, my)
John, Ed, and Tim give recommendations for what to watch and what to read while you're in Corona lockdown.
Yesterday in History (March 23rd)
The boys are back in town as they discuss yesterday in history, today. Patrick Henry, Werner Van Braun, NOT Coronavirus and Handel handling good things. Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32327644
You're the WORST!
Warning! This episode is not for the squeamish!
In this shocking (and supersized) episode, we profile three of the most abhorrent members of the History Hall of Shame: Hitler's uber-quack personal physician/drug pusher; the putrid, ravenous 18th century freak/accidental secret agent Tarrare; and the murderous proto-Dracula Elizabeth Bathory. If you have the stomach to listen to all 79 minutes of this episode, you’ll need to take a shower afterwards. Trust us.
Welcome Back, Blame-o-Meter
The Bar Stool Historian returns, along with their blame-assigning technological marvel, the Blame-O-Meter 5000!
In this episode. we measure how much the phrase "Read my lips, no new taxes..." was to blame for George H. W. Bush's re-election failure.
Night Wolves and Metal Noses
A grab bag of historical curios: Presidential drinking habits; the assassination of a Kentucky governor; shadowy pro-Russian forces in the Balkans, and the brilliant eccentric Tycho Brahe.
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A wonderful listen and I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for something historical with a twist of the hysterical (the good type). Additionally, though I don't know our three intrepid podcasters personally, I could think of no one I'd rather have my back if I were to ever charge up a hill in San Juan. Bully, Gentlemen!
LOVED "Wouldn't it be lice?" It gave me the creepy-crawlies! I just ordered a case of RidX and ten gallons of Lysol. You guys are great---funny and smart. Keep those podcasts coming!