100 episodes

A comedy podcast about the Tudors and 1500s shenanigans. It's educational, we swear. But mostly funny. Hosted by Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser.

Tudor, I Hardly Know Her Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser

    • History
    • 4.1 • 302 Ratings

A comedy podcast about the Tudors and 1500s shenanigans. It's educational, we swear. But mostly funny. Hosted by Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser.

    Ep. 106 Boo-dor I Hardly Know Her

    Ep. 106 Boo-dor I Hardly Know Her

    We get spooky with a special Halloween episode and chat about some creepy occurrences. 

    • 55 min
    Ep. 105 War & Codpieces

    Ep. 105 War & Codpieces

    Today we talk about the government system in the Tudor times, which really is not much different from today's surprisingly.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 104 Joust Kidding

    Ep. 104 Joust Kidding

    On the heels of our visit to the Renaissance Faire, we discuss what jousts and tournaments entailed for the Tudors.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 103 EVERYTHING is Islam!

    Ep. 103 EVERYTHING is Islam!

    Not all English involvement with the Middle East were crusades. Some Tudor monarchs realized that getting involved with the Ottoman and Saffavid empires led to money (and also screwed the Spanish).

    • 44 min
    Ep. 102 Fifty Shades of Lady Jane Gray

    Ep. 102 Fifty Shades of Lady Jane Gray

    History knows her as the Nine Days Queen, but we know her as the inventor of BDSM (probably).

    • 43 min
    Ep. 101 This Armada Can't Sink

    Ep. 101 This Armada Can't Sink

    It did. 
    We discuss how exactly little England managed to defend itself from the powerful Armada. Also we decide on a new podcast.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

TudorFan12 ,

Great for Casual Historians

I throughly enjoy this podcast and have listened to it many times. The banter is fun and light and very much like you're just hanging out with friends. Same with hanging out with your own friends, some jokes are funnier than others but still overall great. I really enjoy all three members of the podcast.
There are many historical accuracies and I found myself correcting the information in my head. If they come back from hiatus, I would really encourage more through research especially since Emily discusses all the books she reads but cites Wikipedia most of time :/ Also Jeff and Garret should have cheat sheets of key dates and players in the world of the Tudors as it can be really frustrating for them to ask these small clarifications over and over (which could have been edited out). The inaccuracies, especially when small name mistakes are made constantly by Emily like confusing Elizabeth Woodville for Elizabeth of York multiple times in Elizabeth of York's episode. Definitely don't take all the info here as the end all be all since its an amateur history podcast.
Overall, I really enjoy this podcast despite inaccuracy issues and I really hope they return from hiatus. I have to take 1 star off for the multiple historical inaccuracies through most episodes.

Djkfvkotedbkotdshbdjlgg ,

I don’t understand how people can possibly hate on this

This show is absolutely hilarious, I’ve learned so much, & the hosts seem like absolutely golden people. I wish I could be their friends in real life. They’re fun, funny & historically nerdy. If those are your type of people, def give this show a listen :)) I miss them & hope they come back soon!!

Side note.. The show doesn’t have five stars because some people are annoyed Emily isn’t digging through archives and hopping on a plane to visit London for first hand sources. Yes, she is using Wikipedia - she has a FULL TIME JOB and a CHILD. She owns it, and the point of the show is to have fun and learn a little something. We’re not Tudor historians. It’s not that deep.

Also, people are mad that they’re bantering & joking. Some people are no fun I swear.. Y’all chill!! It’s a passion-project podcast you’re hearing for free, & it’s obviously a fun & comedic show. Idk what y’all were expecting lol.

We can’t wait for you guys to return :) hope you’re doing well!

KyTommo ,

Love it!

I so wish I had found this podcast while you all were still making episodes! I am nearly done listening and don’t want it to end. I also wish I could relisten from the beginning but unfortunately the first few episodes are no longer available to listen to.

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