Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

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Ridiculous History

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.
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Adidas Versus Puma: A Tale of Two Brothers Aug 16, 2018 Listen Download
Fanny and Stella: The Cross-Dressing Scandal of Victorian England Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
Kansas Imprisoned Women For Having STDs Aug 9, 2018 Listen Download
The WWII Naval Battle Won Using Potatoes Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
The Korean Soldier Who Fought for 3 Armies During WWII Aug 2, 2018 Listen Download
Oregon Was a White Supremacist Paradise Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
Why did people hate the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge? Jul 26, 2018 Listen Download
The 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis Hosted a Racist 'Special Olympics' Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
When Heineken Made Bottles That Could Be Used as Bricks Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
Why British Soccer Players Saluted the Nazis Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
The United States That Never Were Jul 12, 2018 Listen Download
Philadelphia's Transylvanian Doomsday Cult: The Cave of Kelpius Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
Enough About Us: What About You? Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
Weird Wars Fought For Dumb Reasons Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
The FBI's Quest to Understand "Louie, Louie" Jun 28, 2018 Listen Download
The Time a Soviet Premier Was Banned From Disneyland Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
Kidnapping, Binge Drinking and Costumes: Voter Fraud in the 1800s Jun 21, 2018 Listen Download
Why don't Americans use bidets? Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
The Earliest Recorded Mooning Killed Thousands Jun 14, 2018 Listen Download
The Presidential Reason Fido Became the Default Name for a Generic Dog Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
Dock Ellis and the Legend of the LSD No-hitter Jun 7, 2018 Listen Download
Maryland’s State Song was a Diss Track Jun 5, 2018 Listen Download
The Story of Max, South Africa's Famous, Crime-fighting Gorilla May 31, 2018 Listen Download
How Santa Anna Lost His Leg Twice, and Held a Funeral for It May 29, 2018 Listen Download
That Time Chewbacca Needed Bodyguards May 24, 2018 Listen Download
Napoleon Bonaparte Was Attacked by Bunnies -- And Lost May 22, 2018 Listen Download
California Was Named for a Fictional Island Ruled by a Black Amazon Queen May 17, 2018 Listen Download
Ancient Mayan Ritual Alcohol Enemas May 15, 2018 Listen Download
Vermont Was an Independent Republic May 10, 2018 Listen Download
The Capture of Guam Was Bloodless and Quick, All Due to a Misunderstanding May 8, 2018 Listen Download
Are all US Presidents actually related? May 3, 2018 Listen Download
What's the deal with two-dollar bills? May 1, 2018 Listen Download
How James Bond Created a Mexican Dia de los Muertos Tradition Apr 26, 2018 Listen Download
Did Richard Nixon Unwittingly Smuggle Drugs for Louis Armstrong? Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
3 Times Society Refused to Accept New Books on Science Apr 19, 2018 Listen Download
That Time We Erased a (HUGE) Waterfall Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
The Poetic Justice of Death by Molten Gold Apr 12, 2018 Listen Download
Japan, Baseball and the Curse of the Colonel Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
That Time the US Built a Flying Aircraft Carrier Apr 5, 2018 Listen Download
Yes, Those Are Corpses in the Diorama Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
Weird People Who Built Weird Things Mar 29, 2018 Listen Download
What was the West Point Eggnog Riot? Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
Lyndon Johnson Chatted on the Phone More than a Teenager Mar 22, 2018 Listen Download
When Germany Sacrificed Sausage For War Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
Arsenic: The Assassin's Dream Weapon Mar 15, 2018 Listen Download
The Killer Marketing Campaign Behind Guy Fawkes Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
When Ancient India Beat Machiavelli to the Punch Mar 8, 2018 Listen Download
The Rise of Harvey Wiley's Poison Squad Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
Step Aside, James Bond: The Strange Stories of Espionage Animals Mar 1, 2018 Listen Download
How MLK influenced Star Trek Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
What was the 'Great Stink' of London? Feb 22, 2018 Listen Download
How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network Feb 21, 2018 Listen Download
The Strange Story of Canadian Margarine Bootleggers Feb 15, 2018 Listen Download
When People Waged War Over Eggs Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
The Wild West Was Actually Pretty Chill Feb 8, 2018 Listen Download
How A Grudge Match Launched the Ford GT40 Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
Vitamin Donuts Were A Real Thing Feb 1, 2018 Listen Download
The Rotten, Sausagey Secret Origin of Botox Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
The Weird World of Meat Jell-O (Gelatin Origin Story) Jan 25, 2018 Listen Download
London Made a Train for the Dead Jan 23, 2018 Listen Download
Roald Dahl: Children's Author and Secret Agent Jan 18, 2018 Listen Download
When did ALL-CAPS type become YELLING? Jan 16, 2018 Listen Download
Why does the Guinness Beer Company Track World Records? Jan 11, 2018 Listen Download
Digging Up James K Polk (For the Third Time) Jan 9, 2018 Listen Download
Presidents Love Their Ridiculous Pets Jan 4, 2018 Listen Download
The Atomic Whoops: When the US Air Force Bombed South Carolina Jan 2, 2018 Listen Download
Waging War With Hallucinogenic Honey Dec 28, 2017 Listen Download
Ben Franklin Tried To Reinvent the Alphabet Dec 26, 2017 Listen Download
The Strange History of Antarctic Fruitcake Dec 21, 2017 Listen Download
When the Puritans Canceled Christmas Dec 19, 2017 Listen Download
Baguettes and Vacation: France versus Bakers Dec 14, 2017 Listen Download
What's the deal with smashing cake at weddings? Dec 12, 2017 Listen Download
Conquest via Bird Poop: One Island at a Time Dec 7, 2017 Listen Download
When Scientists Hid Under Beds To Spy On Kids Dec 5, 2017 Listen Download
When People Thought They Were Made of Glass Nov 30, 2017 Listen Download
Nazis, Churchill and Chocolate Nov 28, 2017 Listen Download
When (and why) did the US start calling its citizens consumers? Nov 23, 2017 Listen Download
Does the US Confederacy still exist in Americana, Brazil? Nov 21, 2017 Listen Download
Did a real-life rainmaker almost drown San Diego? Nov 16, 2017 Listen Download
X-Rays, Songs and Soviets: The Stilyagi Story Nov 14, 2017 Listen Download
Who solves murders in Antarctica? Nov 9, 2017 Listen Download
How White America Tried To Destroy Chinese Restaurants Nov 7, 2017 Listen Download
Butter: Protestantism's Secret Ingredient? Nov 2, 2017 Listen Download
Wharram Percy Versus The Undead Oct 31, 2017 Listen Download
Why do British lawyers wear wigs? Oct 24, 2017 Listen Download
The Wild Hippos of Pablo Escobar Oct 24, 2017 Listen Download
Ridiculous History: Episode Zero Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Ridiculous History: Trailer Oct 18, 2017 Listen Download

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