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Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every Monday for laughs and weird history realness.

Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every Monday for laughs and weird history realness.
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Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every Monday for laughs and weird history realness.

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English


Episodes

Hysterical Mini: Witches and an Accidental Download

4/19/2019
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We've gotten so many reviews and emails recently, we created a little mini-episode to focus on those! Tune in to this snippet where people want to mail us knitted items, think we're witches or stalkers, and someone listened to our podcast by accident and reviewed it! If you're only here for history, feel free to skip this one! We won't blame you <3

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 100: History of Hysterical!

4/16/2019
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Happy 100th episode! To celebrate, Hailey teaches Alexis about the history of hysteria and why she can't spell history correctly the first time anymore. Get ready for some female anatomy talk. And thanks to everyone who listens, we couldn't have gotten this far without you!

Duration:01:09:36

Episode 99: Operation Plowshare - Nuclear Bombs For Engineering Projects

4/9/2019
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Now that World War II is over, what's America to do with all these extra nuclear bombs? Tune in this week, as Alexis teaches Hailey about Operation Plowshare, an attempt by the American government to use nukes during peacetimes for engineering projects! What could go wrong?

Duration:01:16:14

Episode 98: The Murder Act with Burke and Hare

4/2/2019
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What do you get when the government makes a weird law and medical school's need bodies to dissect? Graverobbing and murder, that's what! Join us this week, as Hailey teaches Alexis about the intricate rules of how to snatch a body, how to keep one from being snatched from a grave, or how to turn murder into a lucrative business!

Duration:01:10:56

Episode 97: The 8 Times Queen Victoria Almost Got Assassinated

3/26/2019
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Queen Victoria was almost assassinated not one, not two times, but eight times! Join us to learn who tried to kill her, why they tried, how they failed and the strange disparity in punishments between perpetrators.

Duration:01:36:11

Episode 96: Madame Lavoisier and Her Husband, Antoine

3/19/2019
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Have you made any scientific discoveries? Were they funded by collecting taxes from the starving Third Estate? And did your wife make sure you'd be remembered? No, that was all for Antoine! Join us this week, as Hailey teaches Alexis about Madame Lavoisier...and her husband is there too, I guess.

Duration:01:04:16

Episode 95: Prince Alfred's No Good, Very Bad Australian Vacation

3/12/2019
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On the anniversary of the incident (totally planned and not random chance), Alexis teaches Hailey about the numerous pitfalls of Prince Alfred's trip to Australia. Join us for buildings burning down, fountains filled with wine, and multiple people being shot! You can't make this stuff up!

Duration:01:10:21

Episode 94: Asia & Her Brother, Baby-Hands

3/5/2019
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What happens when the only primary source about a person is their own sibling? Bias, that's what! Tune in this week as Hailey teaches Alexis about a surprise mystery figure, described as having a 'beautiful singing organ' and...tiny baby-hands?

Duration:01:12:02

Episode 93: An Orphan to An Empress: Queen Min

2/26/2019
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Do you like stories with multiple assassinations, a queen running the show, a war, and explosions? Then this episode is for you! Tune in this week as Alexis teaches Hailey about Queen Min and her journey from orphan to Empress.

Duration:01:30:57

Episode 92: Presidents' Day For America And Portugal!

2/18/2019
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Happy Presidents' Day! In order to educate your understanding of presidents near and far, Hysterical History comes a day early! In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about William Henry Harrison, barely a president, and António de Oliveira Salazar, a "president" of Portugal.

Duration:01:16:45

Episode 91: Mysterious Predictions Of Nostradamus

2/12/2019
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Every time a war or natural disaster occurs, people look to Nostradamus's prediction to try and find a source for the atrocities. But what of the man behind the thousands of years of prophecies? This week, Alexis teaches Hailey about the French man of mystery himself: Nostradamus.

Duration:01:36:41

Episode 90: Motion Dazzle - Camouflage from WWI and WWII

2/5/2019
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Camouflage is rather new in its use in war, and sometimes seems counter-intuitive, like a boat painted like a zebra? Tune in this week as Hailey teaches Alexis all about hiding in plain sight in war.

Duration:01:04:44

Episode 89: When Anabaptists Attack - The Siege of Munster

1/29/2019
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Religious freedom can be good..until it turns into a cult! This week, Alexis teaches Hailey about the Siege of Munster, at Peter's suggestion, and how they go from pacifists to cannibalism.

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 88: King Frederick William And His Super Tall Soldiers

1/22/2019
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What's better than average sized soldiers? Giant soldiers, of course! This week, Hailey teaches Alexis that no one likes their dad in Prussia, but some have better reasons for it than others. Join us for family squabbles that sounds right out of Game of Thrones! Also check out the Screamies here: https://screamieshorrorawards.simplecast.fm/

Duration:01:10:21

Episode 87: Hello, Dolley Madison!

1/15/2019
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Madison was charismatic, warm, and...buxom? Not James, though, we're talking about Dolley! This week, Alexis teaches guest star and her roommate, Alyssa, about Dolley Madison, America's first First Lady, who saved Washington (in painting form) and made sure D.C. remained the capital, all while wearing her signature turban. What a dame!

Duration:01:42:22

Episode 86: Dig That Pope Up! (The Cadaver Synod)

1/8/2019
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What do you do when the last pope really hecked things up? If you're Pope Stephen VI, you dig him up and put him on trial! This week, Alexis teaches Hailey about the all the madness that was the Cadaver Synod!

Duration:00:53:03

Episode 85: How To Not Be Hung Over - Historical Hangover Cures

1/1/2019
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Holidays got you sad and hungover? Well, this is just the pick-me-up episode for you! In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis how ancient Egyptians, Romans, the Irish, and cowboys all cured their hangovers. And the cures only involved corpse medicine and feces occasionally! Happy New Year!

Duration:01:10:51

Episode 84: Tomoe Gozen - Lady Samurai

12/18/2018
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History is a snausage fest, but sometimes an epic lady sneaks into the mix, and beheads a bunch of dudes. Join us this week as Alexis teaches Hailey about Tomoe Gozen, a lady samurai who became a Japanese icon.

Duration:01:01:44

Episode 83: Charles the Mad Is Made Of Glass

12/11/2018
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Have you ever felt like everything in the world around you could break you? Have you also felt like you were a saint from hundreds of years ago? If you answered yes to both, you might be Charles the Mad! Join us this week, as Alexis teaches Hailey about a king with episodes of mad delusions and how everything in history is connected.

Duration:01:37:58

Episode 82: Boudica's Destruction Horizon

12/4/2018
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Did someone say Celtic queen? This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about the much requested Queen Boudica, how the Romans truly were the worst, and how she left her mark on history forever, quite literally.

Duration:01:04:20