14 – The “Spanish” Flu of 1918

February 21, 2018
This week Joe and Jess discuss the 1918 Spanish Flu! Exactly one hundred years ago, a horrible plague swept through the world leaving devastation in its wake. It was possibly the worst disease to strike mankind in recorded history! Join your hosts as they brave this often overlooked “Spanish Flu”, the potential origin of the disease, and some disturbing quotes and stats that bring this nightmarish event to light.
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13 – Nero the Hero

February 14, 2018

Get pumped for what may be our strangest episode yet!  Jess and Joe dive headfirst into the madness of Emperor Nero and discuss things like self-aggrandizement, bankrupting the empire, murder, sex, and the Olympics!  Beware, this episode features some gross and unruly concepts, so lock up your children!

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12- A Mother and a Murderer

February 7, 2018

Join Joe and Jess as they delve into Roman madness!  We explore the life and crimes of infamous Romans Agrippina and her son Nero in part 1 of a 2 part series. This episode covers the exploits of Agrippina, an ambitious woman that positioned herself as the puppet master of Roman politics.  We then delve into the falling out with her son Nero and the most insane, over-the-top, and unsuccessful ways to attempt to kill a family member!

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11- Vlad the Impaler

January 31, 2018

Join us on a thrilling eastern European adventure as we delve into the history and mythology of Vlad Tepes of Wallachia! We look into the Impalers favorite methods of torture, his wars against the Ottomans, and some awesome myths surrounding his grim cruelty. We end the show with a brief talk about the literary Dracula as well as some of the actors that have portrayed the Count. Beware if you’re squeamish because this one gets bloody!

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10- Theodore Roosevelt: Manliest of Men Pt. 3

January 24, 2018

Roosevelt is out of office but not out of amazing stunts up his sleeve. What does the manliest of men do after being president of America? Get shot by lunatics, explore the Amazon, and volunteer for World War I of course! Join us for the final chapter of Roosevelt’s amazing life.

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9 – Theodore Roosevelt: Manliest of Men Pt. 2

January 17, 2018

Roosevelt has invaded the White House! In this episode Jess and Joe take a small look at how Roosevelt squeezed all that mustachioed manliness into the confines of the presidential mansion. Enjoy some snippets of his personal life as President of the United States. From his kids terrorizing the White House staff to Roosevelt literally fighting with visitors, this show has a little bit of it all.

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8- Theodore Roosevelt: Manliest of Men Pt. 1

January 10, 2018

Ivy league graduate, boxer,  big game hunter, cowboy, soldier, president, and explorer. If space exploration had occurred you better bet this guy would have been the first up there. Is there anything he can’t do? This is our first series episode! We can’t contain all of him to simply one episode so be prepared for more! In this portion we’ll dive into his early life as a father, a rancher, and soldier at the battle of San Juan Hill. Prepare for a heavy dose of testosterone because it’s Theodore Roosevelt time!

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7- Wacky Weapons

December 31, 2017

Humans consistently invent newer and better weapons to defeat other humans. But not all of these devices are good at it. In fact, some of these weapons are downright goofy. In this show, Jess and Joe highlight a few ridiculous weapons from the past. This episode best enjoyed when you can actually see the images. Check out this link to see the weapons we’re discussing.

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6- Crazy Christmas Traditions

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas! Where did tinsel come from? Why is that little man pooping near baby Jesus? Who are the Christmas goblins? Why is that woman disemboweling children? We’ll be diving into some weird beliefs and stories of the world’s biggest holiday.

5- The Funny Tale of the False Dmitrys

December 25, 2017

The story of the False Dmitry is legendary. Not one, not two, but 3 people all try to pretend they’re the same czar of Russia with hilarious consequences. Enjoy as Poland pulls a Wile E. Coyote parade of ridiculous Czars just to try and take the throne. This story has everything! Zombies, murderous rage, and of course a wife who can’t seem to remember who her husband is. Sit back and enjoy as Joe takes you way back into our oldest historical event to date.

Ancient Origins – Mentioned multiple times in this show