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The history of everything. A funny and informative walk through some of the most interesting topics in history. These guys are hysterical.

The history of everything. A funny and informative walk through some of the most interesting topics in history. These guys are hysterical.


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The history of everything. A funny and informative walk through some of the most interesting topics in history. These guys are hysterical.








World War I: A History of the Great War

The Great War, the Big One, the war to end all wars. World War I was so horrific people thought it could never happen again. Oh, how wrong they were. Phil and Campbell Valentine look into the history of World War I.


Detectives: The History of the Detective Genre

Detective movies and TV shows have become a stereotype, but like every stereotype there's a morsel of truth. Where did the detective we know and love come from? Phil and Campbell Valentine are on the case.


What Ever Happened To...Part 01: Steve from Blue's Clues, Vanilla Ice, Rick Astley, and more

What ever happened to Steve from Blue's Clues, or Vanilla Ice, or Nick Cage, or Rick Astley, or Danny Bonaduce from the Partridge Family? Wonder no more. Your answers await inside this episode.


Declassified: Now It Can Be Told

There are so many secrets kept by governments. Some have to do with national defense. Some are just plain embarrassing. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some intriguing state secrets that have finally been declassified.


Law: Some of the Wackiest Defenses in History

Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the most outrageous defense claims ever in the history of law. Everything from the evil twin to the Twinkie defense. Some of these you absolutely will not believe, but they're all true.


Psychology Part 02: Strange Disorders That Will Blow Your Mind

Have you ever heard of a psychological disorder that only allows you to remember the last 90 minutes? How about one where you think your wife is a hat? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about more strange psychology.


Twistory Part 3: History with a Twist

Oh, the twistory continues. Phil and Campbell Valentine are back with more twists on history, including the Battle of Los Angeles and the real story behind the suicide of Ernest Hemingway. Get ready for some twisted history.


Oddities: Some of the Most Unusual People in History

They used to call them freaks, but that's a little insensitive. These are folks down through history who were amazingly different. The bearded lady is just the beginning. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about oddities.


Mad Rulers: The Most Harebrained Highnesses in History

Yeah, yeah, we know all about Hitler and Mao. What about these kooky rulers that were more nuts than dangerous? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some whacked-out kings, emperors, and sultans.


Paris: From the City of Swamps to the City of Light

The city of lights, the city of love. Paris hasn't always been the city of fashion and culture. It once was the city of swamps, believe it or not. Phil and Campbell Valentine track the history of Paris to what we know it as today.


Work: Why We Do It, and How's It's Changed

Why do we work? Some are asking themselves that question right now, but work, like everything else, has a history. How we work and why is all evolving. Phil and Campbell Valentine go to work on work.


Science: The History of Weird Science

Everything has a history, including science. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the origins of science, and how far we've come over the years. From early experiments to a real-life Frankenstein's monster.


Firsts: The Things We Take for Granted

Somebody had to be first. So many of the things we take for granted were quite innovative. Everything from the first city to the first watch to rolling luggage. Phil and Campbell Valentine cover it all.


Poe: The Mysterious Life of an American Original

Edgar Allan Poe is one of America's best known writers. He's also one of the most misunderstood. A lot of that comes from an obituary written by an arch rival. Phil and Campbell Valentine explain as they explore the life of Poe.


Scams: The Biggest Con Men in History

Scams date back at least to the ancient Greeks. Ever heard the saying beware of Greeks bearing gifts? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the biggest scams in history, from the Trojan Horse to Ponzi to Madoff.


Fatherhood: Part 02

The sequel to an encore presentation of The PodGOATs on Fatherhood. On this episode, Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the harrowing trip of bringing their boat from Knoxville to Nashville, among other fond memories of fatherhood.


Fatherhood: Part 01

In this encore presentation, Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about fathers and their fatherly advice as they share stories about their own fathers. Campbell comes clean on a story he made up to save his brother's skin. This is part one of a two-parter.


Genetics: The Little Things That Make Us Different

Our genetic makeup is mostly the same. It's the little differences that we all notice. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about how we've evolved genetically, and the little quirks of nature that make us unique.


Secret Societies: The Most Secretive in History

We are fascinated with secret societies. The more secretive, the more we have to know. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where these groups originated, and how they've mysteriously evolved down through history.


Universe: Is it Really Infinite?

How vast is the universe? Humans have been speculating for centuries. Phil and Campbell Valentine put it in perspective, and share some amazing stories and theories. There could actually be copies of you somewhere in the universe.