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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

Episode 104: Copernicus the Millennial

5/14/2019
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You've heard of Copernicus's discovery, but do you know how he got there? Tune in this week when Hailey tells Alexis about Copernicus and how you don't always end up where you intend to. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! And a shoutout to Greg over at the Suspicious Circumstances Podcast for teaming up with us, go check him out! If you want to send us something, our pickup address is 595 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, E-102.

Duration:00:53:13

Hysterical Mini #2: Hanson and Heathrow Escalators

5/11/2019
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In this Hysterical Mini, Alexis and Hailey read your emails, reviews, and comments, but mostly talk about whether or not Hanson is dead and escalators

Duration:00:15:11

Episode 103: Catherine's Flying Squadron

5/7/2019
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Catherine de Medici supposedly had a "stable of whores" to do her political bidding called the Flying Squadron. But was it real or just another lie about a foreigner queen? Join us for our second Catherine de Medici episode where we tried to solve the mystery of her persona. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! You can send us something to our pickup address at 595 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007, E-102!

Duration:01:16:18

Episode 102: Dino Mistakes

5/7/2019
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Have you ever wondered how paleontologists know what a bone was for or where the head goes on a skeleton? Turns out, they often don't! Or didn't in the past, at least. This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about mistakes about butt brains, bones that look like male anatomy, and an evil paleontologist who is definitely a witch. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! Send us something to our pick up address at 595 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, E-102

Duration:01:10:33

Episode 102: Dinosaur Mistakes

4/30/2019
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Have you ever wondered how paleontologists know what a bone was for or where the head goes on a skeleton? Turns out, they often don't! Or didn't in the past, at least. This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about mistakes about butt brains, bones that look like male anatomy, and an evil paleontologist who is definitely a witch.

Duration:01:10:33

Bonus Episode: Watch-A-Long To Reign

4/24/2019
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Ever wanted to hear our expert commentary on the accuracy of historical dramas and movies? Well, then buckle up for this bonus episode! In this, you can watch along with us, as Hailey and Alexis critique the CW show, Reign. Get ready for the bad, the inaccurate, and the surprisingly correct, as we watch Reign! If you are just here for history episodes, feel free to skip this one! It's just some fun we're doing to give you all even more content. And it's on Netflix, so feel free to watch it...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 101: Catherine De Medici - Queen Poisoner and Witch

4/23/2019
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Catherine de Medici was a queen, a Medici, and Italian. But was she a poisoner and a witch, like some sources would lead you to believe? Join us this week as Alexis and Hailey discuss astrology, witchcraft, and Catholicism! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! Wanna send us something? Send it to Alexis and Hailey at 595 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, E-102. It's not where we live, but we can receive mail there!

Duration:01:25:13

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 Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! If you want to mail us something, address it with our names to 595 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA,...

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! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! If you want to send us something (you don't have to), put our names on it with the address 595 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007, E-102, and it'll get to us! P.S. That isn't...

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? Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and Alexandra for our topic suggestion!

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! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

Duration:01:10:56

Episode 97: The 8 Times Queen Victoria Almost Got Assassinated

3/27/2019
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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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

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! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

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 to hear Hailey teach Alexis about a surprise mystery figure described as having a beautiful singing organ and...tiny baby-hands? Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music!

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. Special thank to Swing Whale for our music!

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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! Check out screamieshorrorawards.simplecast.fm for The Screamies podcast!

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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! Check out The Screamies: Horror Film Award podcast at https://screamieshorrorawards.simplecast.fm

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. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music! Check out Alexis's other podcast: https://screamieshorrorawards.simplecast.fm

Duration:01:35:55