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History Told By Idiots


From hilarious and wacky to dark and disturbing, history has a lot of fascinating topics worth discussing. Join us as we delve in to a new historical topic each episode!

From hilarious and wacky to dark and disturbing, history has a lot of fascinating topics worth discussing. Join us as we delve in to a new historical topic each episode!


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From hilarious and wacky to dark and disturbing, history has a lot of fascinating topics worth discussing. Join us as we delve in to a new historical topic each episode!




3.4: The Cure-All and Quackery

Humans have come up with some odd ways to cure whatever it is that ails you! From bleeding you in order to cure blood loss, poking around in your noggin with an ice pick, and painting you teeth with radioactive chemicals (but they were so attractive when the GLOWED!), we bring you some of the oddest and most disturbing. Come laugh (and cringe) with us as we discuss the worst cures ever. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


3.3: Zeus on the Loose!

Come and join us as we dive into Greek Mythology and discover Hera's anger problem, Zeus's loose morals, and exactly what a Titanomachy is! We discuss the Titan War, Greek love stories, and try to explain how Zeus got a mortal woman pregnant while disguised as a swan. What more could you want?! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


3.2: Pandemic Panic!

The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) isn't the first time the human race has had a pandemic on their hands; smallpox, Spanish flu, the black plague to name a few. Join us as we discuss some of the pandemics humanity has encountered in the past, and listen as a special guest physician tells us all about COVID-19, what TO do and what NOT to do. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


3.1: The Goodest of Boys - Heroic Animals

Animals have a long history of being absolutely heroic. Whether transporting medicine in order to save lives, boosting troop morale in the trenches, or even taking down a machine gun nest single-handed (single-pawed?), animals have saved the day time and time again. Come learn about the doggos, goats, bears, and even ducks that saved the lives of their humans. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


2.19: Distractions, Trivia, and Season Finales!

Join us as we play a rousing game of Truth or Myth, get a little distracted, and find out whether or not George Washington actually had wooden teeth (plus lots more)! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.18: The Weird Side of Thanksgiving

Did you know that Thanksgiving used to look exactly like Halloween? Ever hear of a man who could eat enough food for 15 men, but still remain hungry? Join us as we discuss the weird side of Thanksgiving! Ragamuffins, gluttony, and a whole lot of mispronounced words! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.17: Sometimes Truth is Scarier Than Fiction

Haunted dolls, haunted chairs of death, paranormal happenings, Ed and Lorraine Warren, and more spooky stuff on this Halloween episode! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.16: Weird History!

On this episode, we're looking at some strange events from history, like the Dyatlov Pass Incident! Join us as we talk about disappearances, UFOs, cannibalism and more! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.15: Dumb History Round 2!

We are back again on this episode with some of the weirdest and dumbest events in history! Join us as we talk about things from awful miscommunications, to more run ins with the terrifying rabbit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.14: The One That's Really Dark

On this episode, Josh, Tessa, and Ty talk about Josef Mengele, Lizzie Borden, and Albert Fish. This episode contains some of the darkest material to date, so if you're up for it, join us as we talk about some of history's monsters. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


2.13 - The Hulk, Glowing Pups, and Nuclear Disasters

This week's episode is all about Nuclear Meltdowns throughout history! Learn about Chernobyl, SL-1, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima, and the disasters that occurred after meltdown. Also, we get way off topic again and talk about nerdy stuff like Heroclix and the MCU! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.12: Who Dat! New Orleans!

On this episode, Josh, Tessa, and Ty talk about some of the history and culture of New Orleans, brought about by some of our past trips there! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.11: Suspenseful Narrator Voice... Urban Legends!

We're back with some origins of famous urban legends. From Black Dogs and Cropsey to old Cherokee folklore and Black Eyed Children, we bring you some of the biggest legends in the world! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.10: Cults, Killers, and Castration!

We have a wild ride for you this episode! Join Tessa and Ty along with special guest Trey as we talk about disturbing cults, maniacal serial killers, and and infamous crime of revenge involving the male member! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.9: Big Ole Pile O' Them Bones... Death Customs!

On this episode we talk about death customs from all around the world and some of the ways the people were used post mortem. Join us for a very informative episode, albeit a little morbid. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.8: Ice, Ice(box) Baby - Weird and Wonderful Inventions!

Join us as we talk about weird, wonderful, and just plain useless inventions of history! Plus, we answer a question posed to us by a high school history class: where did Victorian Era peeps get ice for their ice boxes? Plus special guest Trey tells us all about the evolution of home entertainment, Tessa talks about the Dymaxion House, and Josh gives us some info on things that were invented by accident! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.7: April Fool's Day Fool's Game!

We decide to have a little fun with a contest this week as we all learn about some of the greatest April Fool's Day pranks of all time! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.6: Dark Days of Kentucky, The Scotia Mine Disaster

This episode is a very special episode. We talk about one of the most important pieces of our own local history in little Letcher County, Kentucky. The tragedy at Scotia Mines in Partridge, Kentucky were some of our darkest days, and we feel the need to share it with you all. We talk about the 26 men who lost their lives and the struggles of their widows afterwards. We are joined by Eddie Nickels, author of Scotia - Coal Mine of Doom, and Tyrell's Grandfather, Marvin, and his Uncle,...


Episode 2.5: Cloud Warriors & Candle Zombies - Exploring Peru

Join us as we learn about the Cloud Warriors of Peru from Ty! Tessa tells us all about Peruvian urban legends (candle zombies, anyone?)! Josh shares some super weird and interesting facts about Peruvian history and culture! And of course, randomness and hilarity ensue as per usual! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)


Episode 2.4: Believe It... Or Not...

This week we bring you a little history about the most famous curator of the weird and wonderful, Robert Ripley! Join us as we talk about his life and some of th oddities he discovered throughout his career and the legacy he left behind. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/historybyidiots)