Half-Arsed History

By Riley Knight

Welcome along to Half-Arsed History! It's a weekly podcast highlighting absurd and entertaining stories from history. For around half an hour a week, it also makes your host Riley Knight feel as though his useless history degree has some kind of real-world relevance.

  1. 1.
    Episode 173: Famous Last Words
    30:57
  2. 2.
    Episode 172: The Erfurt Latrine Disaster
    29:30
  3. 3.
    Episode 171: Atahualpa and the Massacre of Cajamarca
    40:15
  4. 4.
    Episode 170: King Shaka kaSenzangakhona
    41:20
  5. 5.
    Episode 169: Attila the Hun
    41:41
  6. 6.
    Episode 168: Jadwiga of Poland
    48:31
  7. 7.
    Episode 167: Jeanne Baret
    40:15
  8. 8.
    Episode 166: Charles Ponzi
    49:10
  1. 9.
    Episode 165: Wild Bill Hickok
    45:41
  2. 10.
    Episode 164: The Time of Troubles
    39:58
  3. 11.
    Episode 163: Moondyne Joe
    36:14
  4. 12.
    Episode 162: The History of the Bicycle
    45:02
  5. 13.
    Episode 161: The Ancient Olympic Games
    47:51
  6. 14.
    Episode 160: The Watergate Scandal
    42:42
  7. 15.
    Episode 159: Hudson’s Bay Company
    51:05
  8. 16.
    Episode 158: The History of the Castle
    49:21
  9. 17.
    Episode 157: El Cid
    38:22
  10. 18.
    Episode 156: Brunhilda and Fredegund
    46:45
  11. 19.
    Episode 155: The Battle of Castle Itter
    38:20
  12. 20.
    Episode 154: Afonso I of Portugal
    35:54
  13. 21.
    Episode 153: The Forty-Seven Ronin
    35:47
  14. 22.
    Episode 152: The Eureka Rebellion
    46:30
  15. 23.
    Episode 151: The History of Penicillin
    39:05
  16. 24.
    Episode 150: The Apollo Program
    49:23
  17. 25.
    Episode 149: William and Caroline Herschel
    31:49
  18. 26.
    Episode 148: Ashurbanipal, King of the Universe
    37:52
  19. 27.
    Episode 147: The Servile Wars
    41:47
  20. 28.
    Episode 146: The Final Voyage of the Whaleship Essex
    36:40
  21. 29.
    Episode 145: The Suez Canal
    39:09
  22. 30.
    Episode 144: Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro
    35:36
  23. 31.
    Episode 143: The Four Great Inventions
    43:52
  24. 32.
    Episode 142: Marie Sklodowska Curie
    42:27
  25. 33.
    Episode 141: Alcibiades
    51:27
  26. 34.
    Episode 140: The Lafitte Brothers
    51:22
  27. 35.
    Episode 139: The History of the Toilet
    56:02
  28. 36.
    Episode 138: The Order of Assassins
    43:26
  29. 37.
    Episode 137: Alexander Selkirk, Castaway
    41:44
  30. 38.
    Episode 136: King Ludwig II, the Fairytale King
    37:06
  31. 39.
    Episode 135: The History of Football
    40:51
  32. 40.
    Episode 134: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grandmother of Europe
    42:07
  33. 41.
    Episode 133: The First-Term Achievements of Every Single US President
    1:07:18
  34. 42.
    Episode 132: History’s Shortest Reigns
    41:46
  35. 43.
    Episode 131: The Mongol Invasions of Japan
    42:10
  36. 44.
    Episode 130: The Historic Origins of Popular Sayings
    35:42
  37. 45.
    Episode 129: The White Australia Policy
    39:26
  38. 46.
    Episode 128: Moctezuma II and the Fall of the Aztecs
    45:10
  39. 47.
    Episode 127: Moctezuma I and the Rise of the Aztecs
    39:23
  40. 48.
    Episode 126: History’s Weirdest Deaths
    46:10
  41. 49.
    Episode 125: Burke and Hare
    49:48
  42. 50.
    Episode 124: History of Birth Control
    40:15

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