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Every week, Steven and Dave talk your ear off in the best way possible about events in history that most people don't know, don't understand, or just simply get wrong.

Every week, Steven and Dave talk your ear off in the best way possible about events in history that most people don't know, don't understand, or just simply get wrong.
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Every week, Steven and Dave talk your ear off in the best way possible about events in history that most people don't know, don't understand, or just simply get wrong.




Ep. 36: Famous Monsters in History pt. 2

Are you guys ready to be spooked and startled?? Because it’s time for part 2 of our Halloween episode special. This week we are looking at different types of monsters from history and how they successfully scared us throughout the ages. So while you’re trick or treating, why don’t you pop in some headphones and tune in to Bad History! If you want to reach out you can find us on… Facebook: Twitter:

Duration: 00:37:51

Ep. 35: Famous Monsters from History

Well everyone, it’s that time of year; the leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping, and things are getting mighty spooky. Halloween is almost here and we here at Bad History could not be happier. This episode and the following will be our super special, super spooky Halloween episodes. This week we are talking famous monsters in history. Monsters who have had stories told about them for generations and generations. Monsters who deserve to have their own episode on the show....

Duration: 00:40:39

Ep. 31: Small State, Big Impact

Hey guys! Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Bad History. This week we’re looking at instances of small states making national news. Whether they be small countries, small towns, or literal small states. Due to the rather depressing nature of last week’s History Hangout, we decided to lighten things up this week by talking about happier topics. Topics like: small countries getting invaded, two nations going to war with each other, and that time that the US almost started a nuclear...

Ep. 28: Military Technology Disparities Between Two Armies

Hey everyone welcome back to our most under-powered episode yet! This week we are talking about battles on which there is a huge disparity between the weaponry of the two armies. We explain how this can sometime lead to victory but more often than not can just lead to defeat. We hope you enjoy! Just a quick heads up, there will not be an episode for the next two weeks because Steven will be out of the country. We really hate that we have to do this, but unfortunately we did not have time...

Duration: 00:49:02

Ep. 22: Unknown Mythology

Thanks for joining us for another exciting episode of Bad History! We’re continuing our theme of lesser known history by talking about two mythological tales that most people probably haven’t ever heard of. We deal with some challenging topics like life, death, the underworld, thunderstorms, big trees, and dragons. Also, the topic that’s chosen for next week is a real good one so make sure you stick around for that. We hope you enjoy! Reach out to us on… Facebook: Bad History Podcast...

Ep. 20: Historical Misconceptions Round Two

Hey guys welcome back to a new episode of Bad History! This week we are tackling some more historicalmisconceptions and writing the wrongs of history. Yeah, we know we said we were going to be talking about failed colonies, but we decided not to, for….reasons. We’ll just chalk it up to it being April 1st. Anyway, this week we are putting to bed two very different historical myths and talking about how they actually went down. We hope you enjoy! If you want to reach out to us you can find...

History Hangouts Episode 3: It’s a Revolution, a French Revolution

Well here we are, back for another very special episode of History Hangouts! Did it catch you by surprise?? Because it caught us by surprise. During History Hangout episodes we sit together and candidly discuss a topic from history that usually results in us yelling at each other. For our third episode of History Hangouts we tackle the French Revolution and how it was the best revolution ever. We discuss things like: why the French Revolution happened, what makes a true revolution, who got...

BH Episode 15: The Weather Channel Strikes Back, When Weather has Changed the Outcome of War

We are so happy to be back once again for another week. We seriously apologize for the lateness of this episode, we had some technical difficulties that took some serious editing and we both had really busy weeks. We really hate being late and do our best to not let it happen often. This week we are talking about the weather! That’s right, whether the weather is good or whether the weather is just weather. We are specifically talking about how the weather drastically effected the outcome...

Completely Off Topic Monday Episode 3

This week on Completely Off Topic Monday, party stories and the Steven Interview! Get to know about our low life college years where we went to parties and even threw parties sometimes. Also, get an intimate look at one of the podcast’s most bearded hosts with the Steven Interview! And now for something completely different! It’s Completely Off Topic Mondays! A new series that Steven and Dave have created to talk candidly about the world of history and historical studies. It’s not a...

Duration: 00:18:28

Bad History Ep. 13: The Serial Killer Spooktacular

It’s time for unlucky episode 13, which means it’s time to get spooked! This week we are talking about some of history’s mostnotoriousserial killers that you may not know pretty much anything about! We sure didn’t going into this. Seriously though we had a great time recording this and we think you’ll have an even better time listening. As always you can find us on Twitter and Facebook, just search for Bad History. Thanks for listening and have fun getting spooked!

Bad History Ep. 12: Women Badasses

Well hello there! It’s good to be back for another episode of Bad History. As requested by our guest Kat Tuttle on last week’s episode, this week we will be covering women bad asses from history. It’s important to note that we are not covering the most influential women from history (although that will almost certainly be another episode) but instead we are talking about women who did literally kick ass. I went down the rabbit hole pretty hard with this episode and I think that you’ll...

Completely Off Topic Monday Episode 2

Join Steven and Dave for Completely Off Topic Monday. This week the boys will discuss why you should study history in college and what types of jobs you can pursue with your shiny new history degree. Spoiler Alert: It’s the best liberal arts degree! And now for something completely different! It’s Completely Off Topic Mondays! A new series that Steven and Dave have created to talk candidly about the world of history and historical studies. It’s not a regular episode of Bad History, it’s...

Duration: 00:19:00

Bad History Ep. 11: What did Rome Ever do for You? w/ Guest Kat Tuttle

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of Bad History! We are finally back to our regular schedule and we could not be happier about it. This week is a very special week for Bad History because we have our first every guest! We have been teasing it for a while but we finally made it happen. Our guest this week is Kat Tuttle, a PhD student studying Classics at Indiana University. We discuss all things Rome in this episode, specifically things that they have given to us. This was a lot of...

Duration: 01:00:17

Completely Off Topic Monday Episode 1

In the very first episode of Completely Off Topic Monday, Steven and Dave decide to talk about how they became interested in history and what events or people helped them to become the historians they are today. Completely Off Topic Mondays will be a less formal episode that focuses more on the study of history and the personal lives of Steven and Dave. Expect episodes weekly or bi-weekly (we haven’t decided yet) coming out between regular scheduled episodes of Bad History (BAAAAAAAD...

Bad History Ep. 10: Worst. President. Ever.

Another week means another episode of Bad History! This is a big one for us too because it is episode number 10! (Even though we have two episodes of History Hangouts and the intro episode but whatever those don’t count) On this episode we explore who we think are the two worst presidents in US history. We both give super compelling cases and are of course torn on the issue. Because of that we have asked for your input on who you think is the worst president. We have created a poll and...

Bad History Ep. 9: The King is Dead

It’s another week which means another episode of Bad History. This is the very first regular episode of 2016 and we are finally covering a topic that we have been talking about for a like a month, regicide! That’s right, killing kings. In this episode we cover two very different instances of regicide in history and talk about why they happened, the people responsible, and the aftermath. We hope you enjoy!

Bad History, Ep. 8: 1815, a Year in Review!

We are finally back for a new episode of Bad History! We are so sorry for missing the previous week, but we were both super busy with the holidays. But we think this episode more than makes up for that missed week! This week, we do our year in review. But not for 2015; oh no. Instead, we are doing a year in review of 1815! That’s right; are you curious about what the hell happened 200 years ago? Well we’re about to tell you on this very special episode of Bad History!

Duration: 00:45:45

Bad History, History Hangouts Ep.2: WWII

We’re back for another very special episode of Bad History: History Hangouts! On the second episode of History Hangouts, we discuss World War II and everything that went into and came out of it. We also focus on the American home-front during war time, a topic not covered as widely in high schools and colleges. We had a blast recording this episode and we think that it will be a blast to listen to. We hope you enjoy!

Bad History Ep. 7: Historical Misconceptions

We’re back at it for episode 7 of Bad History! Thank you for joining us for an episode all about historical misconceptions. We tell two stories today, the first about something you have probably never heard of and the second about someone who you probably have. What am I even talking about? You’ll just have listen to find out! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and leave us a rate and review on iTunes. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Bad History: Update

Hey everyone! We wanted to release a short little update episode about what is going on in the world of Bad History. We will be back to our normal episodes in a few days.
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