Halfwit History

Halfwit History

Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!... Show More

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July 8, 2020 34 min

This week Kiley joins a secret society in order to push out invading colonizing forces of Spain.

Topic: The Philippine Revolutionary Secret Society of the Supreme and Venerable Association of the Children of the Nation.

 Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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July 8, 2020 31 min

This week Jonathan goes on a hunt for one of the most well documented cryptids, but what he finds hundreds of years earlier is much scarier than any monster.

Topic: The Many Legends and Truths of the Leeds Monster, the Devil of Leads, the Jersey Devil.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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June 22, 2020 30 min

This week Kiley is lured to a far away place by a musician in fancy clothing. To her credit, he could have been a pirate.

Topic: The True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin Germany.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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June 18, 2020 55 min

This week Jonathan discusses the oldest celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery, and reads literature from W.E.B. Du Bois.

Topics: Juneteenth, The Emancipation Proclamation, The Souls of Black Folk

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson - Public Domain, sound edited by Jonathan Swenson.

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June 7, 2020 24 min

Anti-Racism Resources

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.
End chant audio from r/BlackLivesMatter

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June 7, 2020 56 min

This week Kiley and Jonathan look back at the history of the show as we celebrate both our 50th episode and first full year of recording!

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 31, 2020 28 min

Kiley takes a look at a time when women used radio for evil, in a rare trip for us back to WWII.

Topic: Mildred Gillars and Rita Zucca's alias Axis Sally, the women who spread Nazi propaganda and fear over the airwaves of World War II.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 30, 2020 30 min

This week Jonathan teams up with a video terrorist to take down HBO, sort of...

Topic: Captain Midnight, aka John R. MacDougall, hijacks HBO's broadcast satellite.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 19, 2020 43 min

This week Kiley flexes her history muscles with some bread, a guillotine, and a song in her heart. At least that's all Jonathan understands.

Topic: Creation of the French National Anthem, The Marseillaise

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.
Local Forecast - Elevator Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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May 18, 2020 28 min

This week Jonathan travels far, far away, in search of the death star that kills dinosaurs every 26 million years, and will some day come for us!

Topic: The Theory of the Dwarf Star Nemesis

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 12, 2020 52 min

This week Kiley takes a twisty trip up the Tower of London as she tries to uncover the mystery of two disappeared princes in a murder most royal.

Topic: The Death of King Edward IV, and the disappearance of his sons.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 11, 2020 43 min

This week Jonathan takes the reigns and makes a much needed return trip Down Under, this time sans bad accent, and with more animals. Which is obviously the superior combo in every way.

Topic: The Crocodile Hunter

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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May 2, 2020 26 min

This week Kiley learns a bit more about where we live when she discovers a forefather of women's bodily autonomy just down the road!

Topic: John Rock and the Birth Control Pill

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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April 20, 2020 47 min

This week Kiley misses the apocalypse and is invited to a sketchy after party, and Jonathan gets baptized in a punch bowl for his first delve into sports.

Topics: The Stanley Cup, The Movement for the Restoration for the Ten Commandments of God Cult Mass Murder.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

Podcast Spotlight: The History Cache

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April 8, 2020 38 min

This week Kiley articulates an innovative toy turned role model, and Jonathan goes to a banquet with some barbarians... what can go wrong?

Topics: Odoacer the First Barbarian King of Italy, The History of the Barbie Doll

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

Podcast Spotlight: That Was Genius

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March 1, 2020 41 min

This week Kiley raises up old letters about the founding of an important school, while Jonathan raises his thumb, much unlike a pile of bricks.

Topics: The Founding of Perkins School for the Blind, The 42nd Anniversary of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

Podcast Spotlight: Ransack History

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February 26, 2020 48 min

This week Kiley brings a special dictionary to scrabble night so she can use fake words, and Jonathan visits Dr. Bug, creator of the highest grossing entertainment franchise of all time.

Topics: The Accidental Word Dord, Pokemon Day & Twitch Plays Pokemon

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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February 17, 2020 47 min

This week Kiley tells the wisest riddles in history that were created by someone who likely didn't exist, while Jonathan gives instant tattoos to some pirates with a good old fashion BIFF! BAM!! KAPOW!!!

Topics: The Queen of Sheba, The Phantom!

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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February 13, 2020 75 min

This week Kiley spills the beans on what really happens in Maine, while Jonathan discovers that people can be less human than the things we create.

Topics: The Pork and Beans War, Rossum's Universal Robots

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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February 4, 2020 64 min

This week Kiley hears a rumor in St. Petersburg, while Jonathan bankrupts some corporate shills!

Topics: Anna "Anastasia" Anderson, Monopoly / Anti-Monopoly / The Landlords Game

Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.

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