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Unfortunate History

History Podcasts

A podcast that covers unfortunate, interesting, and downright wacky moments in history.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast that covers unfortunate, interesting, and downright wacky moments in history.

Language:

English


Episodes

46: Pearl Harbor Part 1 - OOOOH!

12/15/2021
Cody and Greg discuss the lead up to one of the most horrific attacks on American soil. In this episode, the boys discuss the attack's mastermind and some of the factors that led to the day of the attack. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join the Plus Feed now: https://www.unfortunatehistory.com/plus PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:01:36:51

45: Motley Crue Part 2 - The Reasons We Drink

10/9/2021
Cody and Greg FINALLY finish the series on Motley Crue. In this episode, the boys discuss the band's rise to fame, their sudden downfall, and all of the dirty, depraved, and depressing things in-between. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:01:38:53

Revision: The Murder of James Bulger (Graphic)

9/22/2021
On the first Revision episode, Cody and Greg revise their episode on the murder of James Bulger. The boys cover the murderers, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, as well as the events on the day, including the awful murder. Listener discretion is advised as this episode is graphic. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a free month of Audible: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune...

Duration:01:08:12

44: Motley Crue Part 1 - Born Rad...I Mean, Bad

9/4/2021
Cody and Greg dive into one of the most notorious bands from the 1980s, Motley Crue. In this first part of the series, the boys cover the early lives of all four members: Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:01:30:57

History Quickie: The War in Afghanistan

8/20/2021
On the very first History Quickie (kinda quickie?), Cody and Greg discuss the War in Afghanistan. The boys go into detail on how the Taliban formed along with al-Qaeda and how the war developed. They also touch on one of the conspiracy theories involving Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. This episode contains opinions on the war (GASP!), so you have been warned. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB...

Duration:00:47:03

43: War on Drugs Part 2 - Torn From Life Violently

8/10/2021
Cody and Greg continue their deep dive into the War on Drugs. In part two, the boys cover the tragic life of Billie Holiday and her fight against Harry Anslinger. They also cover how the war spread worldwide and what it means for us today. Learn more about Billie Holiday and explore her music on her official website: https://billieholiday.com Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:01:56:22

42: War on Drugs Part 1 - Harry was a Cuckold

7/26/2021
Cody and Greg do a deep dive into the War on Drugs. On this part one, the boys cover the ultimate douchebag, Harry Anslinger, and how he almost single-handedly started the war. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:01:21:04

Gregisode I: Billy Collins Jr - Fists Like Cement

7/15/2021
Greg and Cody discuss the life and tragic death of boxer Billy Collins Jr in this very first Gregisode. The boys discuss Billy's final fight and his spiral into depression, as well as the seedy underbelly of the boxing world. Watch Billy's final fight here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEVdywAtk50. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:00:42:03

41: Tragedies of London - Smog and Tidal Waves of Beer

7/15/2021
Cody and Greg discuss two tragedies from London's history: The Great Smog of 1952 and the London Beer Flood. The Great Smog disrupted life in London for five days, killing thousands. The London Beer Flood destroyed an entire Irish neighbourhood and ended the lives of 8 women and children. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune...

Duration:00:55:36

Special: Q&A 2021

6/26/2021
Cody and Greg do a special Q&A with listeners (because they didn't have time to do a normal episode, the lazy pricks). The boys cover some of the burning questions you listeners have, along with some important show updates. Get a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:01:17:46

40: The Rape of Nanking - You Know, Justin Trudeau (Graphic)

6/12/2021
Cody and Greg do a deep dive into the history of Chinese/Japanese relations by covering the lead up to and the horrific events of the Rape of Nanking (Nanjing). The boys cover what led to this awful moment in history, what occurred during the massacre, and the aftermath. Listener discretion is advised (as are headphones). Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:01:16:15

39: The Cock Lane Ghost - The Cockening

5/29/2021
In a cold January in 1762, London was gripped with the story of the Cock Lane Ghost. Everyone from royalty to peasants flocked to Cock Lane to catch a glimpse of this spirit. But it was soon discovered that this ghost was on a mission...a mission to expose its murderer. Warning: This episode contains several "Cock Lane" puns (obviously). Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:01:14:30

38: Batavia's Graveyard - Chiseled Off (Graphic)

5/15/2021
On today's episode, Cody and Greg discuss the awful shipwreck of the Batavia, as well as the murderous and brutal aftermath. Some of the details of this episode are not suitable for some audiences, so listener discretion is advised. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:01:00:17

37: Princesses - The Mad, the Sad, and the Sex-Crazed

4/17/2021
On today's episode, Cody and Greg discuss three unfortunate, murderous, and sex-crazed princesses from history. The boys cover Olga of Kiev, Sophia Dorothea, and Pauline Bonaparte. Quick warning: these stories do not contain fairy tale endings. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International...

Duration:01:18:32

36: Charles Bronson Part 2 - Betrayal & Canine Lungs

4/3/2021
In the conclusion to our series on Charlie Bronson, Cody and Greg discuss Bronson's time out of prison and his inevitable return. The boys also discuss a couple of the hostage situations Bronson caused while in prison. Some of the details in this episode are explicit, so listener discretion is advised. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:01:09:15

35: Charles Bronson Part 1 - Tore out his own Testicle

3/22/2021
Cody and Greg do a deep dive into the life of the infamous British prisoner, Charles Bronson. In the first part of the series, the boys discuss Bronson's early life, his first stint in prison and mental institutions, and a few of his more violent acts. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0...

Duration:01:27:51

Important Updates

3/19/2021
There are a few things we wanted you all to know about the podcast, including the upcoming episode. (This is a temporary update and will be deleted after the next episode is released.) Join the FB group: facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory Get notified about our upcoming ebook here: www.unfortunatehistory.com/book Purchase sources from Bookshop.org and support authors, publishers, and local book stores: In the US - US LINK In the UK - UK LINK

Duration:00:08:53

34: Unfortunate Pirates - Love Triangles and Losers

3/6/2021
In this sea shanty of an episode, Cody and Greg discuss two pirate topics: women pirates and pirates who sucked at being pirates. The boys discuss a total of four pirates in this episode: Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and the very unsuccessful Captain Kidd. Get ready for some swashbuckling and cross-dressing, mateys! Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at...

Duration:00:57:10

33: The Tulsa Race Massacre - Everything Burns

2/20/2021
On the night of May 31, 1921, the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma was the site of a gruesome and intense racial extermination. Cody and Greg discuss how and why this tragedy happened. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:54:43

32: The Great Fire of London - Torn Limb From Limb

2/6/2021
Cody and Greg discuss the Great Fire of London. In 1666, London was decimated by an incredibly large blaze that destroyed the majority of the city. You may think you know this story, but there's a lot you probably didn't learn in school. Learn more about this and other Unfortunate History topics with a FREE month of Audible!: https://biolink.fyi/audible Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY...

Duration:00:44:23