The Lesser Stories

The Lesser Stories

History's least-important bits....from the funny to the completely insane, and everything in between! New episodes every so often. Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten Producer: Adam Azra'el

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January 11, 2022 25 min
Arrrrrrgh, matey. Anthony's got the dirt on the worst pirate in history. Adam's mad about one particular act of piracy that cost America dearly.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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They're back, baby! Anthony talks Tycho Brahe; Adam digs into Nikola Tesla.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 20, 2021 22 min
Adam and Anthony trade stories of prison escapes. Lots of prison escapes, in fact....but surprisingly few escapees.
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September 20, 2021 22 min
Anthony talks about China's Four Pests initiative....and one pest in particular. Adam gets philosophical with an exploration of the Perverse Incentive....formerly known as the Cobra Effect.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 20, 2021 25 min
Another sports episode?! Adam talks about the infamous "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot. Anthony covers "Disco Demolition Night". Both of those are real things.

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Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 20, 2021 19 min
Anthony talks about the bloody last stand....of a dentist. Adam explores the first documented case of a soldier overdosing on meth during combat. Buckle up; you're in for a ride.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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February 13, 2021 22 min
Anthony talks about the invention of dynamite; Adam dusts off some stories about a merchant in the early days of America.
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February 13, 2021 22 min
Adam shines a light on a government plan to blow up Alaska, and Anthony digs into a routine flight gone very, very wrong. //

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February 13, 2021 18 min
Like hearing about Presidents getting shot? Well, that's weird, but you do you. Adam talks Teddy Roosevelt, Anthony dishes on Andrew Jackson. //

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February 12, 2021 42 min
Anthony talks about an innocent tree that knocked out part of the US Electrical Grid, and Adam explores the ridiculous history of a diamond necklace which was definitely NOT owned by Marie Antoinette. //

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October 3, 2020 24 min
Adam digs into a bear that joined the Polish Army in WWII. Anthony explores where the American Civil War began....and ended.

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October 3, 2020 29 min
Anthony shines a light on how exactly a person can steal an entire NFL franchise, and Adam re-opens old wounds for the Brazilian water polo team from the 1932 olympics.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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October 3, 2020 27 min
Adam explores a Pepsi marketing campaign that resulted in a legal fight over ownership of a fighter jet. Anthony dreams of 25-foot-tall popsicles.

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Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 9, 2020 24 min
Anthony digs into an excellent strategy for a stupid battle, and Adam explores a terrible strategy for an important battle. It's bees, trees, and machine guns for days.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 9, 2020 22 min
Adam explores Banana Republics, and Anthony digs into an unlikely post-Cold War superpower.

Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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September 6, 2020 34 min
Anthony's got a smorgasbord of rock 'n roll stories; Adam only has eyes for ZZ Top's shenanigans.

Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el

Producer: Adam Azra'el
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August 28, 2020 21 min
Anthony talks cosmonauts and guns; Adam digs into the REAL first man-made object in space.

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August 28, 2020 23 min
Ignition, blast off! Anthony digs up some dirt on (or rather, around) Mars, while Adam keeps it closer to home with the Hubble's troubles.

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August 28, 2020 29 min
Adam explores the Cleveland Balloonfest of 1986, and Anthony digs into a truly awkward bomb scare.

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August 28, 2020 23 min
Anthony explores the workers' strike that stopped ancient Rome in its tracks; Adam recounts a not-so-pleasant story from ancient Greece.

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