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Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage. Graphics by Molly Austin of mollyavalon.com Instrumental music by bensound.com

Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage. Graphics by Molly Austin of mollyavalon.com Instrumental music by bensound.com

Location:

Hong Kong

Description:

Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history! Fun for parents too! Subscribe for free on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and wherever else you get podcasts! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our webpage. Graphics by Molly Austin of mollyavalon.com Instrumental music by bensound.com

Language:

English

Contact:

+852 98514214


Episodes

44. Hamilton and the American Revolution PART II – the one where we play lots of music and explain what it means

5/3/2021
Please share this episode with friends who need Dad & Me & Hamilton the hip-hop musical in their life! The production company behind Hamilton the musical has given us the soundtrack and the full rights to use it – so you’ll hear some big numbers in this episode. You’ll also hear what you can learn about history from a hip-hop musical that treats its audience as the intelligent beings that our listeners are! There are some big plot spoilers in here – but no worse than if you simply listen...

Duration:00:30:42

43. The American Revolution: Does the Hamilton musical get its history right? (Pt I)

4/5/2021
Part I of two episodes about America’s fight for independence from Britain. We investigate how the hit musical Hamilton is teaching us history – but is it accurate? And we have James’s best American history jokes. Next month, Part II will be a bumper episode - we have secured the rights to use full songs from Hamilton :) So, we will take a close look at what we can learn from them about history. We're now offering you more through Patreon - and if you're open to giving us a little...

Duration:00:26:44

42. How did Britain accidentally-on-purpose take over India?

2/28/2021
We get to India by looking at the origins of Empire, Elizabeth I’s Muslim friends and England v Britain In investigating why and how the English (later, the British) got involved in India, we discover how a bit of charm and a trading company can spread an empire – all backed with brute force. We enjoy a side-track into a headless Mary and how England most definitely does not equal Britain. And you’ll find answers to the best homemade jokes like “Which country’s empire tastes best at...

Duration:00:24:03

Interview at Radio Television Hong Kong's Radio 3

2/18/2021
We've re-released our first ever Dad & Me interview as part of our day of our birthday celebrations - our first episode was released three years ago today!

Duration:00:17:42

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

2/18/2021
We are celebrating our third birthday today! Here, we are re-releasing our first ever published recording - a Season 1 Teaser! Later, we will re-release our first ever radio interview :)

Duration:00:02:21

41. Why was Princess Elizabeth the girl who should never become Queen?

2/1/2021
We investigate why Princess Elizabeth’s sister sent her to prison with the aim of executing the future Elizabeth I. Find out how portraits can say "I'm a mighty goddess!" and discover the coolest way to reply to a marriage proposal that you don’t want. This episode is all about the smart, charming and cunning girl-power of a princess who they said could never become Queen. Definition: You'll hear about 'Traitor's Gate', and if the word 'traitor' is new to you, it means someone who has...

Duration:00:31:12

40. Did any animals ever win a war?

1/4/2021
We investigate which animals did the most to win a war. We don’t just mean animals that helped a bit – we mean animals who win a war. We don’t give up until we find some amazing animal winners! And James brings us his best animal Dad Jokes! (Are they still “Dad Jokes” if they’re all James’s jokes?!) Here are 6 questions to see how well you were listening: Three very useful websites for this episode were Legion Magazine, Live Science and the UK’s Imperial War Museum Read industry reviews...

Duration:00:22:17

39. The French Revolution: When, why and so what?

12/8/2020
We investigate a queen who wore a large ship in her hair, meet a king who made tables and we learn history from musicals! Wanna be Marie Antoinette? Get your chocolate chef to make you a hot chocolate, shove a two-foot-long ship in your hair and tell everyone who can’t afford bread to eat cake! (And, without even trying, you’ll learn all about ‘cause’ and ‘consequence’.) You’ll also hear a trailer for Mark Selleck’s podcast series, Casting Through Ancient Greece, which is aimed at the...

Duration:00:21:45

Remembrance Day/Veterans' Day Special Re-release

11/9/2020
In a re-release for November 11 Remembrance Day, this special extended episode was recorded over several years and then released in April 2019. It's a lot more serious than our usual fun-filled shows, but there’s lots to learn for kids and adults! And if you know a teacher who could use this episode, please share it with them – and with any other friends. We go to an ANZAC service in Australia, where World War One is particularly remembered. Then we go to Remembrance Day in Hong Kong, which...

Duration:00:20:35

38. Ancient Greece: What made the Spartans the greatest warriors of the ancient world?

11/7/2020
We go back around 2,500 years to the time of the Ancient Greek Empire. But as we’re not experts on Ancient Greece - in fact, Dad’s poor knowledge of Ancient Greece has always been his Achilles' elbow – we are joined by an expert guest. We discover why kids were taught to steal, and we explain why people run a marathon today. And the episode comes to a climax with the Spartans last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae – as depicted in the movie 300., and (kinda) Star Wars: Rogue One. Many...

Duration:00:19:42

37: Why did the USA go to war in Vietnam? (And why didn’t they win?)

10/3/2020
Parents, don’t worry, this episode is completely safe from gore and death. The only thing you need to be concerned about is whether you can keep up with your kids as they gain an understanding of communism, dominoes and the causes of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.You'll need to listen carefully so you can play to win in the Gorillas vs. Guerrillas game! Many thanks to special guest co-host Cooper Broxup! Another first on this show is the trailer for a history podcast, aimed more...

Duration:00:23:04

36. Who started World War I?

9/4/2020
We look at why each of the major countries joined in the war and why so many people thought going to war was a good idea. And some of those soldiers were kids – listen to see if you’re older than the youngest kids who fought in a world war! Find out more at https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill,...

Duration:00:17:46

35. How to make money

8/3/2020
We find out all about the first civilisations in history to invent money. And Ed Washington, from Australia's greatest money-making mint, tells us how to make money! Find out more at https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland, Paris, London and...

Duration:00:21:41

34. The craziest soldier in history?

7/3/2020
Alongside special guest presenter Annie Foley, we investigate the amazing life of a soldier who fought in three continents, from his teenage years through to his 60s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to https://www.dadandmelovehistory.com/ Read industry reviews of Dad’s World War II novels, A Chance Kill and The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. Available on Kindle, as well as in paperback. Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, is a love-story/thriller based on...

Duration:00:19:21

33. Africa invaded Europe! Where, when, why & how?

6/5/2020
We investigate where, when, why and how? And when you hear our jokes, will you be shouting MOOR! MOOR! MOOR!? For images of the people and events we talk about, go to dadandmelovehistory.com Here are some questions to see if you were listening: Bonus question: Which was your favourite Dad joke…I mean “Moor” joke? Please rate and review us wherever you get podcasts. And share our podcast on social media and recommend it to friends – that's how we'll keep going. Read industry reviews of...

Duration:00:15:15

32. Why were black Americans separated from white and how did things change?

5/1/2020
We see how great speeches and peaceful protest marchers can make big changes in the world, particularly in America in the 1950s and 1960s. For images of the people and events we talk about, go to dadandmelovehistory.com Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II Asia-Pacific novel, The Slightest Chance, at paulletters.com. It’s now out on Kindle for US$6.99, as well as in paperback. So is Dad’s first wartime novel, A Chance Kill, a love-story/thriller based on real events in Poland,...

Duration:00:20:27

31. What was the most dangerous medieval weapon?

4/4/2020
(This is NOT a gory episode!) We visit an enormous medieval weapons store in some bloke’s back garden. We hang with “The Company of the Dagger” and talk to knights and weapons-builders as they make the largest medieval weapon of them all. You’ll find out where the word “freelancer” comes from and you’ll hear our latest knight and Fort-nite jokes! You’ll find images of all the weapons we discuss on this Medieval Warfare web-page. Read industry reviews of Dad’s new World War II...

Duration:00:25:53

30. Ned Kelly v Billy the Kid: who wins?

3/6/2020
WARNING – in this pod you will hear about gunfights and people getting shot and killed. It was all 150 years ago, but very young kids might not want to hear about it. Most of our episodes are for everyone, and we will return to a lighter topic next month, with something for kids of all ages. We give you all you need to know about Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly, from how they became outlaws at such young ages through to their unhappy endings (without graphic details). By the way, if you visit...

Duration:00:20:20

29. How a Jewish family survived Nazi Germany

2/8/2020
This is Andy Factor’s survival story. And, Parents, yes, he is related to Max. And being related to Hollywood’s top makeup artist saved Andy’s life – and the lives of his brother, sister, mother and father. Andy – who was originally called Abraham - and his family get out just in time and begin new lives in Australia. If you missed last week’s episode, check it out – Andy told us all about his experiences at school in Nazi Germany. And the time when two Jewish boys – Andy his brother –...

Duration:00:23:41

28. Why did Hitler and the Nazis hate Jewish people?

1/31/2020
Our mission here is to help kids increase their awareness of a difficult issue but without causing nightmares. In the intro, we do go as far as to say that the Nazis killed six million Jews – because to ignore or deny that only helps Nazis. After that, we play safe. But, yes, this episode may be more relevant to older kids more than the 5-year-olds (who should definitely check out our first 19 episodes, at least – James was only 6 when we started recording material!). And if you want to...

Duration:00:33:52