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

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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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 Making...

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...

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

S09 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

S08E6 Sunken Treasure

5/24/2017
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Fancy a change of career? Zoe Lyons has a suggestion. How about digging a trench in your garden, filling it with water and lying down submerged in a barrel for half an hour? Sound stupid? Well it is a surefire way of becoming filthy rich in the 18th century. So hold your breath while we chat treasure, sharks, and being sucked up your own air pipe. Eeep! 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:00:29:43

S08E5 The Price Isn't Right

4/26/2017
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Find out MORE about the life of our favourite Pop Star Ghost Hunter, Harry Price. Including the world's more famous goat, the devil's favourite notebook, and the last person to be convicted under the Witchcraft Act of 1735... 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: Harry Price - you met him first in Series 6 Episode 1 Pop Star Ghost Hunter so go listen to...

Duration:00:38:48

S08E4 Mislaid Comedy Heroes

3/22/2017
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Why did King Harold get shot in the Eye? Who was the first Accident and Emergency started for? What was a key trigger for Anti Apartheid? Grab a chair and listen to the Andre Vincent reveal the Mislaid Comedy Heroes of the past... and how at the route of every mystery, a comedian is unearthed. 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: Tommy Trinder, Marty...

Duration:00:33:25

S08 E3 Greeks On The Moon

2/22/2017
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Natalie Haynes loves her Greek on the attic side of difficulty, she asks the audience of the British Museum 'when did man first aspire to set foot on the moon?' And exactly what did he expected to find there? Meet the Douglas Adams of the first century... and you may actually already know one of his most famous works. That is, if you know your Disney. If you like your Sci Fi adventures old school style, you're going to love Lucian. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you...

Duration:00:29:14

S08E2 Sex God

1/18/2017
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The title of Sex God gets bandied around quite a bit these days, as Carrie Quinlain knows all too well. But there can only be one true sex god. How he got to be a god is a little more disturbing. But what with over 2000 statues of his perfect pecs and rosebud lips, such modern concerns are nothing in comparison to what love can aspire to. Just, yeah... as Obelix says "These Romans are crazy." Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on...

Duration:00:34:14

S08E1 The Richest Man Who Ever Lived

12/21/2016
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Who was the richest man who ever lived? How rich are we talking? 40 Donald Trumps?! Ahir Shah has the lowdown on the man who was so rich he was personally responsible for crashing an economy. Also Alex farrow on what connects student parties to nazi germany. The weird origins of Jaegermeister and how to be a good Billionaire... 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:00:39:50

S07E6 Have Briefcase Will Travel

8/24/2016
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Who was the most accident prone explorer in History? Drinking out of puddles and carrying a briefcase in a jungle, Sebastian Snow was one of the most famous British Explorers in his lifetime. Dan Schreiber (No such thing as the news/Qi elf) talks about his love letters to Brian Blessed, playing chess in the Amazon and throwing a horse off a mountain. Thanks for listening - if you can, please donate, but you can also help by sharing this episode on social media. www.zlistdeadlist.com...

Duration:00:31:06

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