Half Baked History

Half Baked History

Kelsey and Nick smoke cannabis then dish about historical people and events. Each episode features a comical conversation with historical stories to keep you entertained and informed.

Episodes

February 27, 2024 53 mins

Though considered "America's National Pastime", it took baseball over 100 years to be inclusive for all Americans. Jackie Robinson was the first man to break the "color line" that separated black and white players from playing on the same teams during the Jim Crow era. Through his incredible athletic abilities, determination, and resolve, Jackie Robinson helped to break down barriers not only in the MLB but...

Mark as Played

Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement who was surrounded by controversy. A polarizing figure in American history, even Malcom X’s death is shrouded in mystery. After overcoming adversity in young adulthood he was quickly swept up in being a national leader at odds with his contemporaries and even ended up under FBI surveillance. Roll up, light up, and get ready to be wo...

Mark as Played
January 30, 2024 60 mins

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous genius of all time, if not the 20th century. The renowned physicist set the table for modern physics with his discoveries as a young man. But the Nobel Prize winning genius didn't just challenge our world view, he also managed to escape Nazi controlled Germany and was (perhaps surprisingly) quite the ladies man. Roll up, light up, and prepare to discuss matter and energy in another e...

Mark as Played
January 16, 2024 59 mins

Xerxes I had the largest empire in the world but he had a thirst for expansion. The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the Persian Empire, controlled most of the Middle East by the year 480 BCE. But Xerxes was determined to spread into Ancient Greece which led him to the Battle of Thermopylae where he faced off against King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan soldiers. Roll up, light up, and grab your javelins for another episode of this we...

Mark as Played
December 19, 2023 58 mins

Gather around the fire and stockings as we tell you the long history of the Christmas season! Christmas has gone through many rebrands, from its pagan origins before the birth of Christ to the modern image of Santa Claus. Learn about the traditions of this holiday with its Christmas Trees and gift givings, and tune in as we discuss some of the iconography like the classic Coca-Cola Santa. Roll up, light up, and get into the holly j...

Mark as Played
December 5, 2023 60 mins

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a skilled composer who rode his talents into the upper crust of society in the 1700s. From the young age of four Mozart was a known musical genius and it wasn’t long before his talents were known throughout Europe. The young star shined bright during the classical period, but the crash and burn for the prodigy was just as fast. Roll up, light up, and head to the opera house for another episode of this we...

Mark as Played
November 21, 2023 52 mins

Mother Teresa became a household name thanks to her humanitarian efforts among the poor of India. Her missionary work spread across the world and made her one of the most famous figures in the history of Catholicism. But criticisms of the famous nun have raised questions about this Saint's legacy. Roll up, light up, and say your prayers for another episode of this weed fueled podcast.

Contact Half Baked History

  • Follow and ...
Mark as Played
November 7, 2023 55 mins

Thanksgiving may be considered the start of the Christmas holiday season, but it has longstanding traditions all its own! This food-centric holiday originated with the pilgrims and made multiple comebacks through American wars before becoming the well known holiday that it is today. Roll up, light up, and grab that turkey leg for another episode of this weed fueled podcast.

Contact Half Baked History

  • Follow and engage with us o...
Mark as Played

We all know the classic fairytales of Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel to name a few, but do you know how twisted and dark those tales originally were? The Brothers Grimm spent their career compiling these stories that were originally local folklore tales throughout Germany in the hopes of creating a united culture and identity around these children's stories. Roll up, light up, and try to fit into those glass slipper...

Mark as Played
October 10, 2023 47 mins

Exorcisms can be found throughout history, in every civilization and in every culture. Though it wasn't until 1973's The Exorcist that it really became mainstream. Discover how demons and exorcisms came to be in the Christian religion, and the true stories of two exorcisms that took place in the very recent past. Roll up, light up, and prepare to exercize some demons in this weed fueled podcast! 

Contact Half Baked History

...
  • Mark as Played

    Wilbur and Orville Wright went from not finishing high school to being the first men to achieve flight in human history! Discover how the Wright Brothers developed and built the first aircraft which took them to new heights of stardom around the world. Roll up, light up, and prepare for take off in another episode of this weed fueled podcast!

    Contact Half Baked History

    Mark as Played
    September 12, 2023 56 mins

    Firda Kahlo may be best recognized by her iconic unibrow, but she's also known as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. The Mexican painter and political activist "lived dying", having survived a horrific accident as a teenager and turning that torture into some of the most recognizable paintings of all time. Roll up, light up, and grab your paint sets for another episode of this weed fueled podcas...

    Mark as Played
    August 29, 2023 55 mins

    Vlad the Impaler left his mark on the world with the horrific acts he committed on people during the Middle Ages. The ruthless ruler was responsible for the deaths of thousands via torturous methods such as impalement. His bloodlust may have even helped to inspire Bram Stoker's own monster, Dracula. Roll up, light up, and prepare for some impaling in another episode of this weed fueled podcast!

    Contact Half Baked History

    • F...
    Mark as Played
    August 15, 2023 60 mins

    Operation Overlord, otherwise known as the Battle of Normandy or D-Day, was the successful invasion of German-occupied France that reopened the western front during World War II. While Germany was distracted fighting the Soviet Union on the eastern front, the Allies were busy planning the largest seaborne invasion up to that point. Learn how the Allies planned, schemed, and deceived the Axis powers and how they ultimately drove the...

    Mark as Played

    Isaac Newton's discoveries of gravity and physics turned the scientific world upside down. His works helped to power the European Enlightenment, accounted for the discovery of white light, and even involved building the first Newtonian Telescope. The contributions he made to England were so great he was even bestowed knighthood. Roll up, light up, and watch out for falling apples in another episode of this weed fueled podcast.

    ...

    Mark as Played

    Eleanor Roosevelt completely redefined what it meant to be the First Lady of the United States. Known to publicly disagree with her husband, President Franklin Roosevelt, she was the driving force behind many of his more progressive policies during the Great Depression and World War II. Though she was seen as controversial at the time, she has since become one of the most admired people of the twentieth century. Roll up, light up, ...

    Mark as Played
    July 4, 2023 59 mins

    America and the Soviet Union competed in many ways during the Cold War and that competition led the two countries to the final frontier.  During the Space Race, NASA upped the ante by planning to be the first ones to place a man on the Moon. Discover how the Apollo program got its start and how the almost decade long effort ended with Apollo 11 successfully putting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. Roll up, light up, and ...

    Mark as Played
    June 20, 2023 70 mins

    Chicago's first Public Enemy Number 1, Al Capone led the biggest bootlegging gang in the city during American Prohibition. Capone was known for his brutality and the gang wars he started and participated in. Discover how the man nicknamed Scarface rose to the top in the city's seedy underground and how the president had to get involved to take him down. Roll up, light up, and let's go to the speakeasy in another epis...

    Mark as Played
    June 6, 2023 56 mins

    Originally dubbed as "unsinkable", the RMS Titanic met with disaster on its maiden voyage. The giant steamer collided with an iceberg during its journey from England to the United States. Discover how the accident occurred and the horrors survivors had to endure during the ship's sinking. Roll up, light up, and anchors aweigh, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast.

    Contact Half Baked History

    <...
  • Mark as Played
    May 23, 2023 55 mins

    In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the famous life of Lawrence of Arabia. Discover how he went from being an archeologist to a real-life Indiana Jones who became one of the most well known WWII soldiers in the Middle East. Roll up, light up, and travel with us through England and Syria for another episode of this weed fueled podcast.

    Contact Half Baked History

    Mark as Played

    Popular Podcasts

      Forty six years ago, on a warm summer night in Melbourne, Susan Bartlett and Suzanne Armstrong were stabbed to death in their home in Easey Street, Collingwood. Suzanne's 16 month-old son was asleep in the cot at this time. The double homicide remains one of the most confronting cold cases.

      Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing with Bob Pittman

      How do the smartest marketers and business entrepreneurs cut through the noise? And how do they manage to do it again and again? It's a combination of math—the strategy and analytics—and magic, the creative spark. Join iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman as he analyzes the Math and Magic of marketing—sitting down with today's most gifted disruptors and compelling storytellers.

      Dateline NBC

      Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

      BG2Pod with Brad Gerstner and Bill Gurley

      Open Source bi-weekly conversation with Brad Gerstner (@altcap) & Bill Gurley (@bgurley) on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism

      Stuff You Should Know

      If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Advertise With Us
    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.