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The Z List Dead List is a podcast about obscure people from History

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The Z List Dead List is a podcast about obscure people from History

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S11E06 Her Name Wasn't Lola

11/25/2018
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She's Irish, Spanish, American and Mistress to the King of Bavaria married 3 times, Dancer, actress, lecturer, author and murderer? Iszi thinks so. Doug Segal isn't so sure. Meet Lola Montez AKA Eliza Rosanna Gilbert AKA Countess of Landsfeld... she has had more names than husbands. Massive apologies for the sound quality of this episode. But we thought the content is worth the echoes and condensed audio. Featuring Lola Montez - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Montez Doug Segal is a...

Duration:00:30:05

S11E05 Peach Baskets

10/10/2018
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This is not a very Z List episode if you are already a Basketball fan but I'm guessing, not many of us history nerds are... Steve Cross is tho! He explains the magic formula to inventing a world-popular sport. (And it is more than just a random number generator with a soap opera attached.. but not that much more!) Everything has a history, and this one is particularly amusing. James Naismith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Naismith Steve Cross is a comedian, consultant, trainer,...

Duration:00:28:45

S11E04 The 19th Century Kim Kardashian

8/29/2018
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What has Pears Soap, a soprano, bell ringing orphans, a lesbian affair, ritual dowsing, litigation and a Monkey called Mr Titileehee have to do with the advancement of women's rights? Author, actor, comedian, hero Emma Kennedy will tell you from the BP Lecture Theatre at The British Museum and her very own back garden. And yes that is Sue Perkins providing snacks... Emma Kennedy is the author of 10 books. Writer of The Kennedys. Voice of Becky Butters. Writer Waffle the Wonderdog. Celeb...

Duration:00:35:57

S11E03 Tough As Old Boots with Alice Fraser

8/1/2018
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How do 6 stolen boots, a snake and drawing lots result in a man being eaten? Welcome to the horrible tale of Alexander Pearce 1790-1824. Who would eat humans... even when he strictly didn't 'need' to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pearce Alice Fraser is a comedian and podcaster (Tea with Alice) www.alicecomedyfraser.com GO SEE HER SHOW ETHOS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE! Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcaster and contributor to BBC's Making History and presenter of The British...

Duration:00:14:07

S11E02 The Terror of the Taxi Cab with Jo Caulfield

7/12/2018
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The cry Mother Prodgers! echoes around the streets. Cab drivers flee, leaving the stand empty but for Mrs Caroline Giacometti Prodgers the nemesis of cabmen everywhere! Jo Caulfield takes the stage at The British Museum to tell you all about this famous litigant and seeker of justice: one cab bill at a time! Jo Caulfield is at The Edinburgh Fringe 19.40 at The Stand with her show Killing Time - she also is in a play called Brexit www.brexitplay.co.uk/ www.jocaulfield.com...

Duration:00:25:43

S11E01 What are you Like? with Mitch Benn

6/13/2018
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Wilhelm Reich was an esteemed psychoanalyst who studied with Freud in the 1920s. So why was he deliberately written out of history? Mitch Benn explains! For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com Wilhelm Reich https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich Mitch Benn is a satirist, comedian, musician, podcaster, science fiction author... everything! He is up in Edinburgh this summer with his new show Doing It On Purpose at the Fringe;...

Duration:00:22:36

S10 E9 A F*!#ing Genius with Irving Finkel

5/16/2018
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Think you're clever? Maybe you are: but are you a GENIUS? Irving Finkel doubts it. There is only one man this curator gives that label to and it is Edward Hincks... upstaged by the evil Rawlinson and with a blue plaque only dogs can see, it seems the only person left to champion him is a swearing beardy man with a passion for Cuneiform. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com Edward Hincks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hincks Dr Irving Finkel isa British...

Duration:00:19:21

S10E08 The Typo That Won The War With Florence Schecter

4/19/2018
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Do you know the difference between a cryptogamist and a cryptogramist? No? Well it turns out that, during the Second World War, someone in the Ministry of Defence didn’t either. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com Geoffrey Tandy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Tandy Florence Schechter is Scicomm-er and comedian and is making a vagina museum. Really. https://www.floschechter.com/ Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcaster and contributor to BBC's...

Duration:00:11:41

S10E07 The Mind Behind Einstein with Michael Conterio

4/4/2018
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the most important woman in the history of mathematics... possibly the most important PERSON. So why have you never heard of her? For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com Emmy Noether https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether Michael Conterio is a Cambridge based comedian and Physicist and performs in a range of science and comedy events in Cambridge and beyond https://variablesshows.wordpress.com/ Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcaster and contributor to...

Duration:00:16:45

S10E6 Ferguson's Gang with Lucy Porter

3/14/2018
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Peggy Pollard's life sounds so made up its ridiculous... borne to the upper classes, a genius scholar, criminally minded fundraiser, a brilliant seamstress and deeply devout catholic. Her life is full of the tales of Narnia and metallic pineapples. Can it be true? Lucy Porter tells her story at The British Museum. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com Margaret Steuart Pollard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Steuart_Pollard Lucy Porter is a an AMAZING...

Duration:00:25:59

S10E5 Victorian Poo with Paul Duncan McGarrity

3/5/2018
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London is full of it. Poo. Someone worked out that having it slosh about the streets wasn't ideal. And Paul Duncan McGarrity loves him. Learn how one man turned the thames into a giant flush, and what happens when you sink your boat right next to the place where the poo comes out. #worstdeathever For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com FEATURING: Joseph William Bazalgette https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bazalgette Edwin Chadwick...

Duration:00:26:02

S10E04 Sin Eaters With Bob Mills

2/14/2018
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Bob Mills is one of Iszi's favourite people. He is an hilarious comedian, talented broadcaster and has the best Nanana in History. Prepare yourself for a story of religious tradition, freaky coincidence and probably the weirdest job in History... eating food off dead people. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com FEATURING: Richard Munslow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin-eater http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-11360659 Bob Millsis a comedian...

Duration:00:21:30

S10E03 Deutero Paul With Adam Mastroianni

2/4/2018
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Iszi talks about her work on Making History, Music Hall, her mother in a wheelbarrow, The Other Winston Churchill (there were two) and Adam Mastroianni does a talk on Paul the Epistle and the other Paul the Epistle... if there was one... which there might have been. Yes. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com FEATURING: Deutero Paul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorship_of_the_Pauline_epistles Winston Churchill...

Duration:00:22:46

S10E02 The Real Rights of Man with Ben Alsop

1/18/2018
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What happens if you are outshone by your contemporaries. While Thomas Paine was busy changing the world, another man, also called Thomas was trying to do the same. Both men believed in Liberty at a time of American rebellion and guillotines in France. However one is held up to this day as one of the founding Fathers of the American Dream, the other only has an obsessive curator of coins in The British Museum to tell his story. The Rights of Man or Lessons for the Swinish Multitude... come...

Duration:00:31:57

S10E01 Drinking From Skulls With Paul Sinha

1/7/2018
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2018 brings a new format to the Z List Dead List - the regular episode will appear as usual (usually the third thursday of the month) but iszi is hoping to put out a mini episode at the start of the month too. This is the first, it includes a performance by star of The Chase, Paul Sinha paulsinha.com and outlines some of the upcoming plans in the new year. For any questions suggestions and feedback get in touch via iszi.com FEATURING: Tomyris https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomyris Iszi...

Duration:00:20:28

S09E05 Worm Doctors and Monkey Glands

11/29/2017
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Struggling in the bedroom? Would some Monkey Glands help? Comedian Bethany Black on the surgical implant business of pre war Europe.. Plus! Ever had a worm living inside you? Want it taken out? Look no further than the amazing Worm Doctor, John Gardner- a physician so skilled he removed a worm resembling a small snake from the bowels of a man, 44 round worms, 9 inches each from a child plus an insect from a young woman's stomach, of caterpillar form: it lived for 7 weeks in a bottle and...

Duration:00:30:31

S09E4 The Witch of UCL

10/23/2017
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Who really won the first world war? The Z List Dead List Halloweeeeen episode usually features a witch, and this episode is no exception. Brenna Hassett is yet to don her pointed hat, she is however an archaeologist with a passion for the talented and the strange women of the past. One such er, expert, is the infamous Margaret Murray... academic and real life, spell casting, hex cursing, witch. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on...

Duration:00:41:01

S09E3 A Live Recording of the Show!

9/27/2017
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Special Episode - listen to a live recording of the Z List Dead List. Find out who invented the Ultramarathon... before the Marathon! Who survived a suicide pact with Maths, and who was buried twice? Iszi Lawrence Andy Riley, Harry Househam and Paul Duncan Mcgarrity bring you over an hour of historic entertainment. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on social media and writing a review on iTunes. www.zlistdeadlist.com FEATURING:...

Duration:01:17:55

S09E02 Daughter of God

8/30/2017
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Curing people with magic tea bags, preparing Jesus's house and ensuite shower, eating apples in the actual garden of eden... welcome to the most British of all religious sects and the crazy story of their immortal cult leader, Mabel Barltrop (deceased). Iszi takes a tour of the Panacea Museum that has preserved this cult in all it's original splendor. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on social media and writing a review on...

Duration:00:35:37

S09E1 Broads Abroad

7/26/2017
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Which intrepid spinster was best buddies with Rudyard Kipling and fought off hungry leopards? Which woman judo chopped a Nazi to death? John Lloyd (Creator and Producer of Qi) on Mary Kingsley, a British Woman who explored Africa in a black silk frock. Iszi interviews Alice Fraser on the gestapo's most wanted person: fellow Australian, Nancy Wake. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on social media and writing a review on iTunes....

Duration:00:36:19