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Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!

Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!

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United States

Description:

Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!

Language:

English


Episodes

77 - The False Dmitry

6/7/2021
This week Kiley throws on a crown, a bit of an accent, and downs some vodka before swaggering up to a Czarina and proclaiming herself ruler of Russia. Topic: The Emperor of Russia, how he stole the throne, and how others assumed his fake identity afterwards. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com,...

Duration:00:40:09

76 - Jack Kevorkian

6/2/2021
This week Jonathan delves into the surprising life of Jack Kevorkian and everything that comes with the topic. Going to be honest, I was not expecting to find exactly what I did or how serious the subject is regardless of your side on the very controversial issue. Content Warning: Suicide. Please skip this episode if that's something you struggle with. Topic: Jack Kevorkian and his efforts to bring about change related to physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the right to...

Duration:00:41:55

75 - Mary's Lamb

5/24/2021
This week Kiley tricks kids into bringing farm animals to school, but the prank backfires and creates a classic nursery rhyme. Topic: Sarah Josepha Hale's nursery rhyme Mary's Lamb ( or Mary Had a Little Lamb) Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form! Get $15 off Amphy (a live...

Duration:00:36:39

74 - The Antikythera Mechanism

5/17/2021
This week Jonathan arms himself with a canvas diving suit, some seas sponges, and untold riches. Time flies when you have to rediscover clocks every few hundred years. Topic: The worlds first computer, The Antikythera Mechanism. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form! Get $15 off...

Duration:00:27:55

73 - Belle daCosta Greene

5/10/2021
This week Kiley gets to live out some fantasies through the life of legendary librarian in a story of archiving, intrigue, and (most importantly) sugar daddies. Topic: Legendary Librarian Belle daCosta Greene Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form! Get $15 off Amphy (a live...

Duration:00:36:55

72 - The Jenny Jones Show Murder

5/3/2021
This week Kiley sits down to talk about a cautionary tale of telling a crush you like them... in front of a live studio audience. Worst that can happen is they don't like you back, right? Topic: The Jenny Jones Show Murder Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form! Get $15 off Amphy...

Duration:00:41:05

71 - Gertrude Bell

4/4/2021
Surprise! You get a brief appearance from us even though we are on a quick break because silly me forgot we had this episode in the bank! Now I'm doubly embarrassed we didn't do this a few days ago for April Fools... Anyways, enjoy the show and we'll resume regularly scheduled episodes in May! This week Kiley takes a tour of the middle east with an extremely influential policy maker, archeologist, and explorer. Topic: Gertrude Bell Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate &...

Duration:00:33:57

Announcement - We'll Be Back

3/2/2021
The stress of, well, the whole last year got to us and we didn't want to admit it. So now we are. BUT that doesn't mean this is goodbye, and it doesn't mean we aren't working on the show! We decided to stop forcing ourselves to try to catch up and instead we are already working on and getting ready to record episodes for May. With this change of tactic Jonathan will be able to come back to doing topics as well instead of just producing, and we will forever have a few months in the bag in...

Duration:00:05:17

70 - The Teapot Dome Scandal

2/1/2021
This week Kiley gets involved with the most tried and true aspects of politics. Bribery, oil, and a sprinkle of cabinet wide corruption. Almost sounds like we aren't back in history for this one. Topic: Henry Sinclair, Edward Doheny, and one of the most scandalous presidents, Warren G. Harding's involvement in the Teapot Dome Oil Reserve Scandal. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say...

Duration:00:42:55

69 - Baby Jessica

1/18/2021
This week Kiley puts on her oil rigging gear to drill where no oil rigger has ever rigged oil before, a common water well. And even then she wasn't drilling for water but... children? Topic: Baby Jessica, The Nations Baby who Fell in a Well. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use...

Duration:00:24:12

68 - Moulin Rouge

1/4/2021
This week Kiley goes to to Paris to see a magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment, a spectacular spectacular, of a show! Topic: The Real History of the Moulin Rouge! Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link...

Duration:00:35:15

67 - Josephine Baker

11/16/2020
This week Kiley dusts of her skirt of bananas, joins the French Resistance, and punches some Nazis. All in a day's work, at least it was for Josephine Baker. Topic: The Black Venus of the Jazz Age, Josephine Baker. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link...

Duration:00:33:50

66 - Biosphere 2

11/12/2020
This week Jonathan goes under the dome to try surviving with the last remaining humans on earth! But boy is everyone hangry... Topic: Biosphere 2 and Spaceship Earth Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link www.amphy.com/gift/halfwit Post Roll Promo Swap with Sofa Spuds...

Duration:00:46:54

65 - Witold Pilecki

10/12/2020
This week Kiley visits World War II to tell us a story of the man who helped expose Auschwitz, by volunteering to enter it. Topic: Witold Pelicki, Polish Resistance Fighter and Infiltrator of Auschwitz. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link...

Duration:00:37:42

64 - Dr. Mae Jemison

10/11/2020
This week Jonathan treks through the stars with the first woman of color to go to space, as she looks at some frogs, grows some crystals, and plans the future of space travel. Topic: Mission Specialist Dr. Mae Jemison, STS-47, and 100 Year Star Ship. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when...

Duration:00:27:39

63 - The Principality of Sealand

9/16/2020
This week Kiley becomes a citizen of a fake island that loves to wedge themselves into fringe records to solidify their claim as a nation. Topic: The Principality of Sealand, the Rogue Nation Built on an Anti-Aircraft Platform. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link...

Duration:00:31:52

62 - Instant Noodles

9/14/2020
This week Jonathan discovers the fairly scientific origin of the college dorm staple, Instant Ramen. Topic: Momofuku Ando's Invention of Chikin Ramen and Cup Noodle. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link www.amphy.com/gift/halfwit Post Roll Promo Swap with Sofa Spuds...

Duration:00:34:25

61 - Devil's Island

9/5/2020
This week Kiley gets mixed up with some bad baguettes and shipped off to a French prison island filled with murders, thieves, but mostly people who spoke out against the government. You know, the real heinous crimes. Topic: The Penal Colony of French Guiana, commonly known as Devil's Island. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get...

Duration:00:37:26

60 - The WOW! Signal

9/1/2020
This week Jonathan puts his ear, a Very Large Array of ears, and a Big Ear to the stars and gets a message from 122 million light years away. WOW! Topic: The WOW! Signal and Radio Astronomy Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the link www.amphy.com/gift/halfwit Post Roll Promo...

Duration:00:35:20

58 - Blue Movie

8/9/2020
This week Jonathan gets a little... colorful? Off-color? Blue? Join us as we dive into the film career of the man who brought us the Campbell's Soup Cans. Topic: Andy Warhol's Blue Movie and the Arrest of the Staff of the Garrick Theater. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Get $15 off Amphy (a live learning service) when you use the...

Duration:00:29:01