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There’s a lot of unexplored insanity in history, from Cannabalism cropping up in otherwise sober Dutch history to decades of inflation being blamed on one African King. I'm just here to share some things from history that will leave you saying “...what the fuck?”

There’s a lot of unexplored insanity in history, from Cannabalism cropping up in otherwise sober Dutch history to decades of inflation being blamed on one African King. I'm just here to share some things from history that will leave you saying “...what the fuck?”
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There’s a lot of unexplored insanity in history, from Cannabalism cropping up in otherwise sober Dutch history to decades of inflation being blamed on one African King. I'm just here to share some things from history that will leave you saying “...what the fuck?”

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Episodes

The Dutch East India Company – The Forgotten Trading Empire

11/10/2019
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Transcript: https://medium.com/@MeredithAncret/the-dutch-east-india-company-the-forgotten-trading-empire-b661466baa13 Resources: https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Dutch_East_India_Company https://www.businessinsider.com/how-todays-tech-giants-compare-to-massive-companies-of-empires-past-2017-12 https://www.businessinsider.com/rise-and-fall-of-united-east-india-2013-11 https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/08/first-company-issue-stock-dutch-east-india.asp http://www.thebubbl...

Duration:00:09:32

Witches and Nazis and Disembodied Penises, Oh My!

10/31/2019
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Happy Halloween! Here's a special spooky episode on a brief cross section of the history of witchcraft. Support the show

Duration:00:10:06

Christopher Columbus, Genocidal, Glory Hogging Asshole

10/18/2019
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Christopher Columbus is the worst, alright? And not just because of the genocide and the slavery, thought mostly because of that. Columbus Day is just celebrating a glory hog that showed up late to the party and took all the credit for setting it up, i.e. he didn't discover America at all, let alone first. Support the show

Duration:00:08:14

Cobras, Rats, Locusts, and Unintended Consequences

10/11/2019
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In this week's episode we’ll be looking at several times in history where both elected governments and dictators put policies into action that had some absolutely fucking wild unintended consequences, including outbreaks of bubonic plague, feral hogs taking over the United States, and the death of 30 million people. Medium Twitter Resources: The panda video:...

Duration:00:09:00

Jorgen Jorgenson, The Most Interesting Danish Man in the World

10/4/2019
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Sources: https://www.britannica.com/place/Iceland/Iceland-under-foreign-rule https://www.iheartreykjavik.net/2014/05/jorgen-jorgensen-icelands-favorite-rascal/ http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jorgenson-jorgen-2282 http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/setis/id/hogconv Further reading: The Convict King, written by Jorgen Jorgenson, edited by James Francis Hogan. Available free, in its entirety, from The University of Sydney in PDF....

Duration:00:09:45

Fighting Nazis With Meth

5/21/2019
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Both the Axis and the Allies kept their soldiers going through the liberal application of meth and other assorted stimulants...which begs the question as to why my meth head cousin is such a shiftless...

Duration:00:07:33

The Lost State of Franklin

5/19/2019
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In 1784 a small corner of the Carolinas tried to become their own state and/or country...it went about as well as you'd expect. Sources: https://www.newrivernotes.com/topical_books_1914_historyofwestern_northcarolina.htm https://www.history.com/news/5-would-be-u-s-states https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/state-of-franklin-declares-independence http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/nc01.asp http://www.carolana.com/Carolina/Proprietors/sirrobertheath.html...

Duration:00:07:42

WTF History Introductory Episode

5/19/2019
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Who am I? What is this show about? Who are you? Well...this podcast answers two of those questions. For the 3rd, I suggest some meditation or maybe a summer of backpacking through Europe. Support the show

Duration:00:03:21