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Unfortunate History

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

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

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. Support our show by sharing it with your friends and family! Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. Join our FB group at...

Duration:00:42:03

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

7/7/2021
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. Support our show by sharing it with your friends and family! Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. 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. Support our show by sharing it with your friends and family! Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC 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). Support our show by sharing it with your friends and family! Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. 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). Support our show by purchasing this episode's source! (Only available in the UK.) Buy now - https://heyskip.com/Jx8. -------------- Learn more 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. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source! Buy now - https://heyskip.com/lEq. -------------- Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune...

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. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source from our Bookshop.org bookstore. Your purchase also supports the author, publisher, and local bookstores. Buy in the US: bookshop.org/shop/unfortunatehistory. Buy in the UK:...

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. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source, "Bronson" by Charles Bronson himself. Your purchase supports the author, publisher, and local bookstores. Buy in the US:...

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. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source, "Bronson" by Charles Bronson himself. Your purchase supports the author, publisher, and local bookstores. Buy in the US: bookshop.org/shop/unfortunatehistory. Buy in the UK:...

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! Support our show by purchasing this episode's source, "Under the Black Flag" by David Cordingly. Buy in the US: BOOKSHOP.ORG. Buy in the UK:...

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. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source, "The Burning" by Tim Madigan. Buy in the US: BOOKSHOP.ORG. Buy in the UK: BOOKSHOP.ORG. -------------- Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune...

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 at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. 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:00:44:23

31: Poisoning Rome - That's one Scary Giraffe

1/30/2021
On a more relaxed episode, Cody and Greg discuss two related topics: The Ancient Roman Poison Ring and Locusta. Both topics occurred in Ancient Rome and both have to do with poison, so drink up! (There's also a pretty intense Giraffe scene.) Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. 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:00:37:43

30: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1/16/2021
Cody and Greg discuss the tragic assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They cover the build up to the event and what drove John Wilkes Booth to shoot Lincoln in the head (spoiler, it was racism). Learn more at https://www.unfortunatehistory.com. Support our show by purchasing this episode's source: US: https://amzn.to/35yr8yW UK: https://amzn.to/38CllKl Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International...

Duration:00:46:03

29: Frank Serpico - Taking on the NYPD

1/2/2021
Cody and Greg discuss the incredible NYPD detective Frank Serpico. Serpico was instrumental in fighting corruption in the NYPD during the 60s and 70s until one of his drug busts went terribly wrong. Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:00:54:59

28: 1953 Iranian Coup - The British Stole the Booty

12/12/2020
Cody and Greg discuss the 1953 Iranian coup that destabilised the entire country of Iran. The boys discuss the reasons for it, how it happened, and the effects it had on the country and the world at large. Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)...

Duration:00:55:06

27: Irish Potato Famine - A Tragic Lack of Lumpers

11/28/2020
On a more relaxed episode, Cody and Sam discuss the Irish Potato Famine and its long-lasting effects on Ireland. Big shout out to all the lumper lovers our there! Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. 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:00:42:02

26: Alan Turing - The Evil Queen, and her Poison Apple

11/14/2020
Cody and Greg discuss the life of Alan Turing, including his absolutely tragic death. Turing was instrumental in winning WWII until he was completely betrayed by his own people. If you've ever wondered how the boys feel about homosexuality, you're about to find out. Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) |...

Duration:00:46:00

25: The Atrocities of Unit 731 (Graphic)

10/31/2020
In this Halloween episode Cody and Greg dive into the awful and depraved acts committed by Unit 731, a Japanese research and experimentation facility during WWII. Some of the acts discussed are brutal, so listener discretion is advised. Visit https://www.unfortunatehistory.com to view episode info and sources. All web traffic helps support the show. Join our FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unfortunatehistory PeriTune (peritune.com) | Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY...

Duration:00:48:06