Hot Messes of History

Hot Messes of History

Crystal (alarmingly obsessed with old buildings) and Meghan (too engrossed in conspiracy theories to hold normal conversations) bond over a mutual hatred of their own voices, as well as the courage it takes to overcome that hatred in order to produce a podcast! Each week, Crystal and Meghan will tackle a new topic of history that resonates with their own feelings of Hot Mess-ness. There will be giggling, cats, obscure pop culture references (Crystal), less obscure pop culture references (Meghan), and general comedic excellence!

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April 20, 2021 80 min

This week, Meghan and Crystal have a very special guest host, Meghan's sister Brooke! These three lovelies talk about the very not lovely disappearance of Susan Powell, as well as all that occurs after with her husband, Josh Powell. Fair warning before you begin, audio issues made this one a little tough to understand, but if you want to pop over to the podcast's Patreon, you could help support them as they seek to buy a ne...

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This week, Meghan and Crystal keep with the theme of the Bermuda Triangle and talk about the doomed Navy/Marine training mission, Flight 19. Tune in for 20 solid minutes of unrelated gabbing, a new (temporary) recording space, and Meghan's interrupting boyfriend!

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April 6, 2021 47 min

This week, Meghan and Crystal discuss the infamous Bermuda Triangle! Tune in to hear about Crystal's poor pitiful laptop, the horrifying expanse that is the open ocean, and the logic of time travelling.

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March 16, 2021 79 min

This week, Crystal and Meghan are finally talking about a frequently requested sad boi, Edgar Allan Poe! Tune in to hear about how much Crystal hated the Netflix Cecil Hotel documentary, post-COVID museum trip plans, and revenge-driven eulogies!

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March 9, 2021 76 min

This week, Crystal and Meghan discuss one of their darkest topics yet, the murder of Laci Peterson. Tune in for Crystal's greatest birthday wish, cute cat purrs, and really...really dark murder stories. 

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February 23, 2021 41 min

In this episode, Crystal and Meghan discuss the new Netflix documentary about Elisa Lam and The Cecil Hotel. Tune in for discussions about the importance of mental health, the insanity of conspiracies, and apologies for all the times we tried to turn Elisa Lam's case into something it wasn't.

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February 16, 2021 54 min

This week, love is (kind of) in the air as Meghan and Crystal discuss the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929 in Chicago. Tune in for a lengthy discussion of the Haunting series, a dog that survives, and more information than you could ever want to know about syphilis! 

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February 9, 2021 79 min

In the Season Two Premier, Crystal and Meghan are hitting the ground running with a HEAVY episode looking into the life and death of Kurt Cobain. Tune in to hear about Meghan's obsession with Nirvana, platonic lesbian throuples (it makes sense in context, we promise), and Crystal's lack of knowledge about celebrity deaths.

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February 2, 2021 15 min

We are back, and we are EXCITED about it!

This episode will fill you in on all we've been up to since we went off the air, all we have planned for the podcast going forward, and is the official announcement for Hot Messes of History, Season 2, which launches February 9th, 2021!

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H-Hello? Is...is there anybody out there? Why, yes! We are out there! Out here! With you, right now! Tune in to hear about the wild last couple months of our lives, as well as our plans for the future of the podcast. Are we dead? No. Dying? Probably. Ready to get back in the groove of our podcast?? ABSOLUTELY. 

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In this third and final installment of the series surrounding The Cecil Hotel, Crystal and Meghan dive deep into one of the most talked about unsolved cases of all time. Tune in to hear about Crystal's recent hospital visit, Meghan's croc obsession, and really creepy details about a really creepy dude.

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July 14, 2020 43 min

In this week's episode, Crystal and Meghan continue their 3 part series based around The Cecil Hotel with the story of the mysterious disappearance of Elisa Lam. Tune in for conspiracies, animal crossing rants, and some seriously sketchy investigating fails!









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July 14, 2020 61 min

After what feels like a million year hiatus, Crystal and Meghan are back and jumping in head first with the first of a three part series based around The Cecil Hotel! Tune in for technology issues (always), Meghan's killer storytelling, and Crystal DEFINITELY having nightmares.








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This week, Crystal and Meghan make a double episode (or a triple episode if you count the Grey's Anatomy rant about halfway through) about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and MK Ultra! Tune in to hear about Crystal's minor mental breakdown, Meghan's love for George O'Malley, and everyone messing up every name...as usual.

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May 26, 2020 64 min

This week, Crystal and Meghan ramble about how much they love serving, and then dig into the tragedy of the Titanic! Tune in for botched last names and to hear Crystal (kind of?) become a conspiracy theorist!

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May 18, 2020 61 min

This week, Crystal and Meghan dive into the embodiment of hot messiness himself: King Henry VIII! Included in this week's shenanigans: musicals, excruciatingly long labor, and Crystal's stomach virus! Enjoy!

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May 12, 2020 67 min

Crystal and Meghan get VERY passionate about the unsolved murder of 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey (while also managing to tangent about Animal Crossing for a bit) in this week's emotional and conspiracy filled episode of Hot Messes of History. (Warning: Meghan says the F word...twice).

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May 11, 2020 69 min

Crystal and Meghan take a deep dive into the world of crocs, moms who love margaritas, and Prohibition in this episode of Hot Messes of History!

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