Angry History Show

Angry History Show

  • Angry History Show
  • Angry History Show is a humorist podcast hosted by writers Owen Moogan and Dean Karayanis. Episodes ...


The Sounds of Space

NASA just published dozens of audio clips from space, letting us hear galactic events like the lightning storms of Jupiter for the first time. Episode #30 looks back at humanity's baby steps into the final frontier, from the first Soviet flight and the Eagle landing, to Owen's uncle piloting the Curiosity rover in the red Martian sands. From JFK to...

November 9, 2014 | 59 min

The Straw Hat Riots of 1922

In the early 20th Century, a gentleman was naked without his hat, and tradition held that he switched from straw hats to felt ones on September 15th. If he wore "the taboo headgear" after that date, hooligans were free to smash it to bits. This was all in good fun until 1922, when some kids from Five Points sparked a bizarre riot that shook New Yor...

September 21, 2014 | 35 min

Goodbye, Robin Williams

Robin Williams entered our consciousness about as alive as a person can be; reflecting his great energy onto us and back into him, it seemed.  Which may be part of why his death pulls so roughly at so many of us.  Angry History mourns his loss and celebrates his awesomeness.  But mostly mourns.  Goodbye, Robin Williams.  We just expected to have yo...

August 13, 2014 | 42 min

McSorley's Old Ale House, 1854

Many listeners have asked to know more about McSorley's Old Ale House, the inspiration for the conversations that make up our show. So one summer afternoon, we pulled out a chair for you, Dear Listener, and ticked through some of the artifacts in New York City's oldest bar. It's a tour from 1854 to the present (unbroken even by Prohibition), this w...

July 29, 2014 | 46 min

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