Do Go On

Do Go On

A fact based comedy podcast. Each week Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back to the class. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

November 28, 2023 136 mins

Creating the Oxford English Dictionary was a mammoth task and the story takes some surprising twists and turns! This is the most voted for topic for this year's Blocktober, enjoy!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:25 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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In the 1980s and 90s, a moral panic swept across the United States leading many to believe that an underground network of satanists was operating across America. It might seem laughable now, but the people who got swept up in the hysteria had their lives changed forever! Featuring special guest Bec Petraitis.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:07 (though as always, we go off on tangents throu...

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November 14, 2023 111 mins

Skinwalker Ranch is the most studied paranormal hotspot in history situated in northeastern Utah, this 512-acre ranch is famed as a hotspot for everything from poltergeist phenomena and crop circles, to UFO sightings, dangerous electromagnetic forces, dancing fireballs, and cattle mutilations.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 13:15 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report...

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November 7, 2023 152 mins

You've probably seen Will Smith and Tommy Lee-Jones in the movie, but did you know that some people claim to have had REAL encounters with the REAL 'Men In Black'? This week Matt investigates this mysterious organisation and our great pal Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall joins us for the ride.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 05:35 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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October 31, 2023 117 mins

This week's episode is devoted to accidental inventions. From the match stick, to Play-Doh, super glue, to the humble ice cream cone. It turns out many of our favourite inventions came about purely by accident. But it's no accident that on this episode we are joined by the great Michelle Brasier!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:52 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the rep...

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October 24, 2023 111 mins

It wouldn't be Block without some true crime, and this week we talk about the biggest police investigation in Welsh history - the Clydach Murders.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:35 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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In 1875 an audacious plot to steal President Abraham Lincoln's body was hatched by a rag tag gang of criminals - it's fair to say things didn't go plan! This is the 7th most voted for topic in this year's Block festival, enjoy!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 00:07:09 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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October 10, 2023 115 mins

At 7:14 AM on the 30th of June, 1908 there was an enormous explosion affecting more than 100 square km of pine forest near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in central Siberia. What caused this mysterious explosion? And are there lots of wild theories? Tune in to hear guest reporter Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall explain! This is the second episode of Block 2023!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 00:...

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October 3, 2023 117 mins

This week we talk about the controversial Operation Paperclip, a post World War II secret United States intelligence program that sponsored German scientists to immigrate to the USA. On paper, any Nazis or war criminals were to be excluded... but just how true would that be? This is the first episode of Block 2023!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:52 (though as always, we go off on tan...

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September 26, 2023 104 mins

We’ve seen them in old timey movies, but I don’t think we really understand how important newsboys were to the distribution to news at the turn of the 20th century. And in 1899, the newsboys of New York took on two of the most powerful men in the US...


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:07 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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The St Kilda FC was formed in 1873, from there it's been a wild ride - tune in to hear the story of one of the great sporting clubs of the world!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 08:12 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


Listen to Matt on Nick's pod Unpluggered: https://unpluggered.captivate.fm/episode/you-go-for-the-saints-now-ft-matt-stewart

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In 1919, two brothers began making revolutionary sports shoes. The Dasslers were changing the game, until they had a massive falling out and started two rival companies... Adidas and Puma. This is the story of a feud that split an entire town and created two of the largest sports brands in the world. Featuring special guest Kirsty Webeck!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 10:42 (though as alway...

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September 5, 2023 121 mins

"Do you believe in life after love?" You read that in Cher's voice, but what do you know about her early life and career? This week, we explore the Goddess of Pop herself, Cher.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 09:52 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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On the 9th of November, 1970, a 45-foot sperm whale carcass washed up on the shore of Florence, Oregon. The way they decided to dispose of it has become a thing of legend. The Weekly Planet's Nick Mason joins us for this wild ride!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:50 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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Jacques Mesrine started committing crimes from a young age and steadily rose through the ranks to become France's 'Public Enemy Number One.' Daring jailbreaks, outlandish heists and multiple murders went down on this man's wrap sheet, all whilst wearing elaborate disguises resulting in the nickname, The Man of a Thousand Faces.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:28 (though as always, we go of...

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August 15, 2023 133 mins

The Barbie movie has made over $1 Billion, so we're jumping on the bandwagon and learning about the history of the doll and its journey to superstardom with Barbie expert and friend of the show, AJ from Cult Popture!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 05:50 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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August 8, 2023 92 mins

You've probably grown up with the Disney film, but you might not know the story of the real life Pocahontas.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:37 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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August 1, 2023 127 mins

Yoshiko Kawashima was born a Chinese princess in the Qing dynasty, but due to a string of events later became a Japanese spy known for cross dressing and becoming a master of disguise. It's a wild tale, enjoy!


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 04:17 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


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Politicians aren't trusted by the public at the best of times, but one Australian member of parliament really lowered the bar. Thomas Ley was a Minister for Justice whose opponents and critics had a habit of dying in mysterious circumstances or 'disappearing.' Everything came to an eventual head with the infamous 'Chalk Pit Murder.' Joining us to hear all about it is Jackson Baly and Adam Carnevale from Sanspants Radio.


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July 18, 2023 93 mins

Often on Do Go On, we like to tell you about people whose name you probably recognise, but whose life you know little about. This week, we tell you all about 'The Most Trusted Man In America' - Walter Cronkite.


This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 05:16 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).


Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPod

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