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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!

Location:

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

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show...

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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...

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:29:01

59 - MKUltra

8/9/2020
This week Kiley joins the CIA and observes some of the most dangerous office pranks of them all. Or does she? We can't remember. There is no war in CIA. Topics: The Top Secret Central Intelligence Agency Mind Control Program, MKUltra. 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:51:55

57 - The Robin Hood of El Dorado

7/23/2020
This week Kiley robs some miners of their gold, their horses, and their lives! Topic: Joaquin Murrieta, The Robin Hood of El Dorado, and Possible Inspiration for Zorro Podcast Spotlight: The Forgotten News Podcast 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:33:37

56 - Crystal Palace Cat Show

7/19/2020
This week Jonathan talks about one of Kiley's favorite critters, the house cat, and how one man changed their perception from ferocious hunter to lavish lap animal. Topic: Harrison Weir and the first competitive cat show at Crystal Palace in London. 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 Support the show...

Duration:00:36:41

55 - Katipunan

7/9/2020
This week Kiley joins a secret society in order to push out invading colonizing forces of Spain. Topic: The Philippine Revolutionary Secret Society of the Supreme and Venerable Association of the Children of the Nation. 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:34:38

54 - The Jersey Devil

7/9/2020
This week Jonathan goes on a hunt for one of the most well documented cryptids, but what he finds hundreds of years earlier is much scarier than any monster. Topic: The Many Legends and Truths of the Leeds Monster, the Devil of Leads, the Jersey Devil. 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 Support the show...

Duration:00:31:16

53 - The Pied Piper

6/22/2020
This week Kiley is lured to a far away place by a musician in fancy clothing. To her credit, he could have been a pirate. Topic: The True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin Germany. 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:30:10

52 - Juneteenth

6/19/2020
This week Jonathan discusses the oldest celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery, and reads literature from W.E.B. Du Bois. Topics: Juneteenth, The Emancipation Proclamation, The Souls of Black Folk Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson - Public Domain, sound edited by Jonathan Swenson. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest...

Duration:00:55:56

51 - Bloody Tuesday

6/8/2020
Anti-Racism Resources Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. End chant audio from r/BlackLivesMatter 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:24:04

50 - Our First Year

6/8/2020
This week Kiley and Jonathan look back at the history of the show as we celebrate both our 50th episode and first full year of recording! 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 Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)

Duration:00:56:48