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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 56: Robert Smalls07/21/2019
    42:07
  2. 2.
    Episode 55: Gregor MacGregor, Part 207/14/2019
    44:36
  3. 3.
    Episode 54: Gregor MacGregor, Part 107/07/2019
    44:24
  4. 4.
    Episode 53: La Maupin, Operatic Swashbuckler06/30/2019
    32:30
  5. 5.
    Episode 52: Arkipov and Petrov, World-Savers06/23/2019
    41:15
  6. 6.
    Episode 51: William Buckley, Escaped Convict06/16/2019
    31:17
  7. 7.
    Episode 50: The Darien Scheme06/09/2019
    36:06
  8. 8.
    Episode 49: Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read06/02/2019
    43:49
  1. 9.
    Episode 48: The 1904 Olympic Marathon05/26/2019
    33:41
  2. 10.
    Episode 47: Mutiny on the Bounty, Part 205/19/2019
    37:25
  3. 11.
    Episode 46: Mutiny on the Bounty, Part 105/12/2019
    31:19
  4. 12.
    Episode 45: The Second Pacific Squadron05/05/2019
    50:14
  5. 13.
    Episode 44: Qin Shi Huang04/28/2019
    43:09
  6. 14.
    Episode 43: Korean Axe Murder Incident04/21/2019
    29:33
  7. 15.
    Episode 42: Boudica, the Rebel Queen04/14/2019
    32:53
  8. 16.
    Episode 41: Hannibal Barca, Part 204/07/2019
    51:43
  9. 17.
    Episode 40: Hannibal Barca, Part 103/31/2019
    35:47
  10. 18.
    Episode 39: Le Gentil and the Transits of Venus03/24/2019
    42:42
  11. 19.
    Episode 38: The Great Race of Mercy03/17/2019
    28:13
  12. 20.
    Episode 37: Burke and Wills03/10/2019
    37:22
  13. 21.
    Episode 36: Queen Zenobia03/03/2019
    32:21
  14. 22.
    Episode 35: The Spanish Armada02/24/2019
    39:42
  15. 23.
    Episode 34: Mary Anning02/17/2019
    31:51
  16. 24.
    Episode 33: Caligula, the Mad Roman Emperor02/10/2019
    28:52
  17. 25.
    Episode 32: Andrée’s Arctic Balloon Expedition02/03/2019
    28:49
  18. 26.
    Episode 31: Thomas Midgley, Jr.01/27/2019
    19:19
  19. 27.
    Episode 30: Vlad the Impaler01/20/2019
    31:11
  20. 28.
    Episode 29: The Mary Celeste01/13/2019
    21:09
  21. 29.
    Episode 28: Wu Zetian, Empress of China01/06/2019
    19:09
  22. 30.
    Episode 27: Wilhelm II, the Last German Emperor12/30/2018
    29:48
  23. 31.
    Episode 26: The Cadaver Synod12/23/2018
    20:22
  24. 32.
    Episode 25: The Defenestrations of Prague12/16/2018
    24:24
  25. 33.
    Episode 24: Lord Timothy Dexter, the Whacko Entrepreneur12/09/2018
    28:55
  26. 34.
    Episode 23: Georg Elser and his Plot to Kill Hitler12/02/2018
    36:41
  27. 35.
    Episode 22: Jeanne de Clisson, Lioness of Brittany11/25/2018
    24:35
  28. 36.
    Episode 21: Ned Kelly, Part 211/18/2018
    30:52
  29. 37.
    Episode 20: Ned Kelly, Part 111/11/2018
    30:37
  30. 38.
    Episode 19: Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I11/04/2018
    36:31
  31. 39.
    Episode 18: Léo Major10/28/2018
    24:04
  32. 40.
    Episode 17: The Mongol Conquest of Khwarezmia10/21/2018
    27:50
  33. 41.
    Episode 16: Deborah Sampson10/14/2018
    18:47
  34. 42.
    Episode 15: The Battle of Tours, Part 210/07/2018
    22:35
  35. 43.
    Episode 14: The Battle of Tours, Part 109/30/2018
    19:34
  36. 44.
    Episode 13: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand09/23/2018
    25:35
  37. 45.
    Episode 12: British K-Class Submarines09/16/2018
    26:36
  38. 46.
    Episode 11: The War of the Oaken Bucket09/09/2018
    16:15
  39. 47.
    Episode 10: The Affair of the Diamond Necklace09/02/2018
    19:14
  40. 48.
    Episode 9: The Battle of New Orleans08/26/2018
    21:08
  41. 49.
    Episode 8: The War of 181208/19/2018
    33:12
  42. 50.
    Episode 7: D.B. Cooper08/12/2018
    29:25
  43. 51.
    Episode 6: The Fenian Raids08/05/2018
    20:24
  44. 52.
    Episode 5: The Fourth Crusade07/29/2018
    31:58
  45. 53.
    Episode 4: Olga of Kiev07/22/2018
    24:09
  46. 54.
    Episode 3: The Assassination of James A. Garfield07/15/2018
    29:44
  47. 55.
    Episode 2: The Terra Nova Expedition07/08/2018
    28:17
  48. 56.
    Episode 1: Frederick the Great07/01/2018
    29:49

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