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Mini-Episode 2 - Cryptids: Cat-Faced Worms
We got a short one for you this week since we were done a host, but it is a good one. Lincoln goes over the history of cryptids and covers some of the more ridiculous ones from throughout time. Want to learn about man-eating trees, giant cat-faced lizards, and the vicious, man-eating, Irish river otter? Then you've come to the right place. Sources: http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_Cryptozoology_Timeline https://io9.gizmodo.com/5814976/cryptids-that-turned-out-be-absolutely-real...
Episode 13 - Travel (Part Four): Death Balloons
The final episode of our series on travel has arrived! This week we go over the relatively recent history of successful air travel while covering those lovable idiots who tried (and failed) to fly in times past. Follow along as we discuss the deadly year of 1985, the idiocy of using hydrogen in your rigid air ships, Germans bombing infants, and much more. Sources: https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/classic/ten-bungled-flight-attempt1.htm...
Episode 12 - Travel (Part Three): Drowned While on Fire
Part three is here! This week, we get into the nitty gritty of trains and cars as we examine the horrifying job of stopping trains with big sticks, exploding Sunday School kids, the death traps that are early cars, and Ford's unwillingness to spend more than a few cents to keep its customers from burning to death. It is a lot of fun. Sources: http://oldphotoarchive.com/stories/train-travel-in-the-1800s-15-photos/4...
Episode 11 - Travel (Part Two): Sunburned to Death
Welcome to Part Two of our series covering travel! This week, we go over humanity's long relationship with the sea as we cover early mariners and their crappy boats, piracy, kamikaze, scurvy, and sea monsters! Come learn about Julius Caesar's encounter with pirates in his younger days and see how he earned his reputation for ruthlessness early, the turnabout naval captain William Kidd, the British refusing to take practical advice from a Scottish guy, and how WWI U-Boats kept having run-ins...
Episode 10 - Travel (Part One): Oxen Roofs
Episode 10! This week, we have part one of our first multi-part episode and the topic is about traveling. For this one, we are going to talk about hoofing it...literally. Come along as we talk about leaving grandma to the wolves because you had to follow the herds, the danger of horse archers, the drunken little people of the Pony Express, and the Native American's favorite form of 19th century entertainment: Watching ill-prepared white people drown themselves, shoot their families, and use...
Episode 9 - Inbreeding: A Rich Tradition of Xenophobia
Hey, welcome back everyone! We were both sick with the plaque so we missed last week, but we are here now to cover everyone's favorite RedTube category: Incest! Follow along as we discuss the walking nightmare that was King Tut, the surprising beauty of Cleopatra, and the sheer amount of intermarriage that went on among European royalty. It gets weird. Sources: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/885/20130319/fossils-found-china-show-evidence-inbreeding-early-humans.htm...
Episode 9 - Inbreeding : A Rich History of Xenophobia
Hey everyone! We are back from the bring of death with a new episode of Everything's Just Fine. This week we are covering everyone's favorite RedTube category: Incest! Come along as we explore the walking nightmare that was King Tut, the surprising beauty of Cleopatra, the ungodly amount of intermarriage among European royalty, and Lincoln's continual ability to push the line of common decency.
Episode 8 - Combat Sports: Knight Kebab
Episode 8 is here! This week, we cover the history and variance of humanity's obsession with combat sports. From stick fighting in Africa, the arena and Rome, and eye-gouging in the Old South, this one has it all. Learn about Milo of Croton and the Ancient Greek fighter who destroyed a school after losing a fight, the 9,000 animals killed in the Roman Coliseum in a single day, and the story of a poor doctor who got his eye plucked from his socket, Kill Bill style. Sources:...
Episode 7 - Drug Use: Meth Nazis
4/20 blaze it, Y'all! Ok, that's enough of that...welcome to Episode 7 everybody. In this episode, we cover the long history of humans ingesting things for the singular reason of getting high. Follow us as we venture to Ancient Greece and their mysteries, medieval monks getting stoned for Jesus, ergot poisoning everywhere, and cover the hilarious Opium Wars! Sorry, did I say hilarious? I meant awful. Sources: http://www.advancedholistichealth.org/history.html...
Episode 6 - Hygiene: Communal Corn Cob
Welcome back, listeners! In this episode of Everything's Just Fine we cover this stinky, dooky-covered history of hygiene. Find out about how wiping was a particularly dirt affair, the issues with going to a Roman bath with an open wound, and the mountains of feces and horse corpses that would accumulate in the streets of many medieval and early-modern cities. Bring your nosegays...things are going to get gross.
Episode 5 - Technological Unemployment: Machines of Flesh and Blood
They're taking our jobs! And they always have been! Welcome to Episode Five everyone! This week we take a look at the long history of machines - be they advanced robots or an inclined plane - taking the jobs of the hardworking men and women of the historical world. Come learn about Eli Whitney and his goddamn cotton gin, how the Romans almost had an industrial revolution over 2,000 years ago, and humanity itself: "the machines of flesh and blood". Sources:...
Mini-Episode 1 - April Fool's Day: Spaghetti Trees
Lincoln is in the sunny land of Florida, so this week we present to you a short episode featuring Mike. Listen in as he goes through a quick history of some of the most sadistic, hilarious, and clever April Fool's pranks in history.
Episode 2 - Corpse Disposal: Highway Burial
In this episode of 'Everything's Just Fine' we take a trip down memory lane as we talk about the long, sordid history of getting rid of human remains. Come with us as we discuss tree coffins, flushing yourself into your local water supply, and the new tradition we made up: Highway Burial. Trust us, it is going to be huge. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_burial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_pit http://spartacus-educational.com/FWWrats.htm...
Food: Bacon, Hardtack, and Infant Mortality
Episode One of 'Everything's Just Fine' is here! Join us as we talk about the horrors of hunting prehistoric monsters, crippling malnutrition, cannibalism, ridiculous sugar sculptures, and the royalty of medieval Europe having the meat shits.