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A husband and wife pair trying to learn the history we didn't learn in school, then sharing the horrifying knowledge with our one to two listeners.

A husband and wife pair trying to learn the history we didn't learn in school, then sharing the horrifying knowledge with our one to two listeners.
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A husband and wife pair trying to learn the history we didn't learn in school, then sharing the horrifying knowledge with our one to two listeners.

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English


Episodes

Episode 12: Christa McAuliffe and The Burr Conspiracy

12/10/2019
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In this week's episode, Mattie tells the real story of Christa McAuliffe and Austin lightens things up (?) by talking about The Burr Conspiracy. Yes, that Burr. He is always up to something! We both got knocked down by the stomach flu this past weekend, so this is an episode we recorded when we were still testing things out. It's a bit different from the norm. Enjoy! Follow us: Twitter: @onthetestpod Facebook: onthetestpod Website: onthetestpod.com --- This episode is sponsored by ·...

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 11: Timothy Dexter and The Totally Real Curse of King Tut

12/3/2019
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On this week's episode, Mattie talks about American dream embodiment Timothy Dexter, and Austin discusses King Tut and his curse. One of us believes in the curse. Guess which one. We also, of course, bring up Macaulay Culkin and Jeff Goldblum. Follow us on Twitter @onthetestpod, Facebook.com/onthetestpod, or visit our website onthetestpod.com. Please also rate, review, and subscribe to us on your podcast provider, especially Apple Podcasts! It helps immensely! --- This episode is...

Duration:00:50:34

Episode 10: The History of Thanksgiving and Black Friday

11/26/2019
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On this episode, Austin talks about the horrible true story of Thanksgiving, while Mattie visits the truly messed up history of Black Friday. The through-line of the episode is hey, stop being jerks, everyone. Dinosaurs don't show up in this episode, but we do mention Rush Limbaugh, so basically the same. Find us on Twitter @onthetestpod, Facebook onthetestpod, and at onthetestpod.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:56:12

Episode 9: Tituba the Forgotten Genius and the Radium Girls aka the Worst Story Ever

11/19/2019
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Somehow, the witch trials is the less depressing story this week. Mattie covers the story of Tituba, who you may remember from reading/Sparknoting The Crucible in high school English, and how we were grossly misled about how much of a baller she was. Austin discusses the Radium Girls, our first listener suggestion (from Pliny the Elder himself!). It is the worst story ever and you should definitely listen to it. Overall, a week of badass women, weak-ass men, and the horrible things humanity...

Duration:01:00:45

Episode 8: Rollo the Walker and Dolley Madison the Party Animal

11/12/2019
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This week, Austin talks about Rollo the Walker, a viking who took over a massive part of France. Mattie discusses Dolley Madison, who is most famous for things she might not have done, but undervalued for the way she shaped America. We also talk about why the vikings should have invaded St. Louis and how dinosaurs were invented. Come learn the things you never learned in school! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We are onthetestpod on both! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The...

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 7: What is Impeachment? And Who are the Collyer Brothers?

11/5/2019
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What the heck is impeachment? You can learn this week on Will This Be On The Test?! Well...kind of. Impeachment is...it just is. You'll need to listen. We also talk about the Collyer brothers' nightmare hoarder house in Harlem, NY. And you'll learn exactly how much Austin loves Taylor Swift and the time Mattie saw Steven Tyler throw a hissy fit. Something for everyone this week! Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/onthetestpod and on Facebook at...

Duration:00:38:01

Episode 6: Halloween! Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Poisoned Halloween Candy

10/28/2019
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In celebration of our favorite holiday, Halloween, we bring you a themed episode! Austin discusses the friendship, rivalry, possible murder plot, and the supernatural beliefs of Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mattie also goes into true crime we mislearned in school with poisoned or otherwise tampered-with Halloween candy. We also apologize for saying Mozart was one of the greatest musicians of all time. We now see that it is truly Kanye West. Follow us on Twitter @onthetestpod!...

Duration:00:40:15

Episode 5: Left Brain Right Brain and Mozart

10/22/2019
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On this episode, Mattie delves into mislearned psychology with a discussion of Left Brain and Right Brain, and Austin talks about Mozart's love of butts. Or hatred of butts? It's hard to tell. Either way, this episode is not for the faint of heart! It also turns out that Austin doesn't really know 90's boybands, so Mattie had to kill him, and now you have to listen to a ghost. Will This Be On the Test? is all about the topics we didn't quite learn in school, and we're excited to share this...

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 4: Hispanic Heritage Month: Cesar Chavez and Mendez v Westminster

10/15/2019
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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we talk about Cesar Chavez and Mendez v Westminster. Chavez got the Karens to stop buying grapes! Children proved adults wrong! We give Lin-Manuel Miranda an idea for his next musical! And our cats, our dear cats, need to stop interrupting us. Will This be on the Test? is a podcast where we try to learn things we didn't learn in school. Neither of us was lucky enough to learn very much about Hispanic or Latinx history during our K-12 years. This...

Duration:00:32:35

Episode 3: Colosseum Naval Battles and The Franklin Expedition

10/8/2019
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On this week's episode, we get super loopy while talking about the staged naval battles--some of them INSIDE the Colosseum!--from Roman times and The Franklin Expedition's most excellent mummies. Our cat also makes an appearance. Be sure to listen for his epic purring! Follow us on Twitter @onthetestpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 2: Marie Curie and The Federal Theatre Project

10/1/2019
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Marie Curie moved women and radioactive substances into the forefront of science. The Federal Theatre Project was an oft-forgotten part of the WPA and New Deal. Chrissy Teigen makes both hosts feel inadequate. Learn more about all of these things on this week's episode of Will This Be On The Test?, a show about the things we didn't learn about in school! Follow us on Twitter @onthetestpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:32:26

Episode 1: Clara Luper and Pliny the Elder

9/25/2019
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On our first episode, we talk about two figures we never learned about in school: Clara Luper and Pliny the Elder. They could not be more different, with one being the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement and the other...really into human pee. Follow us on Twitter @onthetestpod --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:27:04

Will This Be On The Test? Teaser

9/5/2019
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This is our teaser for "Will This Be On The Test," a new podcast about the things we didn't learn in school. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Duration:00:01:32