Merry Minisode Christmas! It’s time to harvest magic mistletoe, punch your blindfolded friends, burn a chunk of wood from the yard so your family doesn’t die, and eat flaming raisins. All in a 12-hour day’s long work. Oh, that’s not what you do on Christmas? Well thank your lucky ass you weren’t born in the Victorian era. Join Mike to learn about… basically all the things I just listed.
Who wants to learn about terrible working conditions and basic lapses in safety? Because that is what you are getting as this week we talk about mines. Learn about the earliest human ‘mining’ (picking stuff off the ground), Egyptians and the ‘flesh of the gods’, Romans literally moving mountains, and the Chinese once again being better at everything than everyone.
After a few weeks of being sick, Mike and Lincoln are back with an episode about sickness. Come listen to stories about blinking your eye out of existence, the completely normal cure for rabies, and that dirty, dirty bitch Typhoid Mary.
Are you ready to be spooped? Just click to listen about ancient ghost stories, witches, former presidents that may or may not have actually been anthropomorphic doorknobs, and creepy Amityville shit.
Welcome back for this week’s episode. This time, we will cover the ancient Chinese (dumb), the Ancient Greece (real dumb), and the 18th Century Austrian Army (unfathomably dumb). You’ll not hear more about drunken donkeys anywhere else on the internet!
If you’re tired of putting on makeup, perfume, cologne, lotion, deodorant, or eye shadow, just be thankful that they’re no longer made of lead, mercury, arsenic, or animal feces. Seriously.
This week, Lincoln is in a rage as we discuss the roller coaster that is the history of worker’s rights. We’ll talk about the differences between the Ancient Greek and Roman social safety nets, the upward bump caused by the Black Death, Appalachian coal miners literally going to war for the right to unionize, and one political party’s attempts to set us back 100 years on labor rights.
Episode 23 is here! Find out about how 2 typhoons saved Japan, what a lake seiche is, and basically how mother nature has been smacking people around since the dawn of time.
Never take your shitty cell phone for granted. The work people used to have to go through to contact each other over long distances was ridiculous. Listen to this episode if you want to hear about smoke signals, fire beacons, old timey telegraphs, and 50lb cell phones from the 80s.