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Ridiculous History

By iHeartRadio

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 iHeartRadio.

  1. 1.
    History's Weirdest Flexes, Part II04/25/2019
    29:15
  2. 2.
    History's Weirdest Flexes, Part I04/23/2019
    34:26
  3. 3.
    How Robert 'The Fastest Knife in the West End' Liston Conducted a Surgery With a 300% Mortality Rate04/18/2019
    31:19
  4. 4.
    How Oliver Cromwell Got Executed Several Years After His Death04/16/2019
    28:45
  5. 5.
    Hong Xiuquan: The Younger Brother of Jesus Christ Who Led a Bloody Rebellion in China04/11/2019
    39:31
  6. 6.
    How Big Bill Speakman Fought Off North Korea With Beer Bottles04/09/2019
    27:54
  7. 7.
    Teddy Roosevelt May Just Have Saved Modern (American) Football04/04/2019
    26:41
  8. 8.
    Prohibition, Prescriptions and the Rise of 'Medicinal' Booze 04/02/2019
    33:49
  1. 9.
    Introducing It Could Happen Here, An iHeartRadio Original Podcast03/29/2019
    3:13
  2. 10.
    Did Robert E. Lee hate Confederate Memorials?03/28/2019
    31:36
  3. 11.
    California Schoolchildren and the Great Squirrel War03/26/2019
    30:28
  4. 12.
    When West Virginia Begged the USSR for Foreign Aid03/21/2019
    32:23
  5. 13.
    Idiomatic for the People II, Part II03/19/2019
    41:05
  6. 14.
    Idiomatic for the People II, Part I03/14/2019
    51:05
  7. 15.
    The Statue of Liberty Almost Lived in Egypt03/12/2019
    35:17
  8. 16.
    Agent Garbo: The Strange Tale of the Man Who Saved D-Day03/07/2019
    42:54
  9. 17.
    The War of the Stray Dog: How Far Would You Go For Your Pet?03/05/2019
    38:17
  10. 18.
    The Tragic Origin Story of Morse Code02/28/2019
    36:38
  11. 19.
    Operation Gunnerside: How a Crew of Military Skiers Ruined the Nazi Bomb02/26/2019
    29:00
  12. 20.
    How far did Isaac Newton go to hunt down forgers?02/21/2019
    30:32
  13. 21.
    How Admiral Horatio Nelson Ended Up Dead in a Barrel of Brandy02/19/2019
    37:52
  14. 22.
    English Men Used to Sell Their Wives02/14/2019
    25:29
  15. 23.
    How Louisiana Almost Became a Hippo Ranching Hub02/12/2019
    46:36
  16. 24.
    The Weird Life of George Washington, Part 202/08/2019
    34:04
  17. 25.
    The Weird Life of George Washington, Part 102/05/2019
    46:56
  18. 26.
    Who was the highest paid athlete in history?01/31/2019
    31:32
  19. 27.
    Clara, The World's Most Famous Rhinoceros01/30/2019
    47:20
  20. 28.
    How the Monopoly Board Game Became a World War II Escape Kit01/24/2019
    31:50
  21. 29.
    Idiomatic For The People, Part I01/23/2019
    1:05:21
  22. 30.
    Was there a real-life Rapunzel?01/17/2019
    30:26
  23. 31.
    Benjamin Franklin's Advice on 'Finding a Mistress'01/15/2019
    32:55
  24. 32.
    What does 'Idaho' actually mean?01/10/2019
    26:07
  25. 33.
    Uncle Sam Tried to End World War II With Bat Bombs01/08/2019
    37:28
  26. 34.
    The American Soldiers Who Defected to North Korea and Became Movie Stars01/04/2019
    36:45
  27. 35.
    How a Broken Toilet Foiled a German Sub01/01/2019
    27:26
  28. 36.
    Creature Feature: The Dark Tetrad12/27/2018
    1:08:24
  29. 37.
    Gustaf Broman Tried to Cross the Atlantic in a Canoe . . . Or Did He?12/25/2018
    42:34
  30. 38.
    The Weird, Surprisingly Recent Origin of the Tooth Fairy12/20/2018
    29:30
  31. 39.
    When Vikings Loot The Wrong Town12/18/2018
    42:37
  32. 40.
    Were Tulips Really The Bitcoin of the 1600s?12/13/2018
    33:28
  33. 41.
    (Some of) History's Dumbest Military Prototypes12/11/2018
    59:02
  34. 42.
    The Forty Elephants: London’s All-Female Jewel Thieves12/06/2018
    44:29
  35. 43.
    The Malleus Maleficarum: A Real-life Witch Hunter's Bible12/04/2018
    37:23
  36. 44.
    The Great London Beer Flood of 181411/29/2018
    28:32
  37. 45.
    Dr. Seuss Wrote His Most Famous Book On A Bet11/27/2018
    37:23
  38. 46.
    Feral Children and the True Story Behind The Jungle Book11/22/2018
    33:54
  39. 47.
    When Dentist Sold Dentures Made with Corpse Teeth11/21/2018
    37:05
  40. 48.
    The Laxative-laden Journey of Lewis and Clark11/15/2018
    33:00
  41. 49.
    The Strange and Spectacularly Disgusting Story of the Great Kentucky Meat Shower11/13/2018
    39:01
  42. 50.
    The Bizarre Origin of the Oxford English Dictionary11/08/2018
    47:15
  43. 51.
    How Conman Victor Lustig Sold The Eiffel Tower (Twice)11/06/2018
    1:03:47
  44. 52.
    George Carlin Gets Quoted in the Supreme Court: Ridiculous Stand-up Stories with Wayne Federman11/02/2018
    28:17
  45. 53.
    The People vs. Lenny Bruce: Ridiculous Stand-up Stories with Wayne Federman10/31/2018
    35:17
  46. 54.
    The Life and Times of Ol' Knife Hand10/23/2018
    30:23
  47. 55.
    The Ridiculous Story of the World’s First (Documented) Serial Killer10/18/2018
    38:43
  48. 56.
    Back When the Rich Ate Corpses10/16/2018
    38:08
  49. 57.
    The Mummies of Guanajuato10/11/2018
    32:19
  50. 58.
    The Curious Rise of SPAM10/09/2018
    48:31
  51. 59.
    The Smooth-talking Takeover of Tabor Bridge10/04/2018
    33:37
  52. 60.
    History's Coolest (Non-Human) Political Candidates, Part I10/02/2018
    56:56
  53. 61.
    Attack of the Aswang: How the CIA Used Vampires as Weapons of War09/27/2018
    32:27
  54. 62.
    A Dead Pope Goes To Court09/25/2018
    28:41
  55. 63.
    Who are the Hartlepudlian Monkey Hangers?09/20/2018
    34:48
  56. 64.
    William Walker: Filibuster and (Fantastically Bad) President09/18/2018
    43:43
  57. 65.
    Lawsonomy: How the Father of the Modern Airline Started His Own Religion09/13/2018
    53:37
  58. 66.
    War and Candy: The Infamous Tootsie Roll Air Drop09/11/2018
    33:48
  59. 67.
    The Man Who Assassinated Abe Lincoln's Assassin09/06/2018
    35:17
  60. 68.
    The Cock Lane Ghost: Haunting, Hoax, Hysteria… or Hilarious?09/05/2018
    40:57
  61. 69.
    Roland the Farter and the Weird World of Professional Flatulence08/30/2018
    35:34
  62. 70.
    Gregor MacGregor Invented a Country and Convinced People to Invest in It08/28/2018
    57:50
  63. 71.
    Angry Feds and Deadly Booze: The Story of the Chemists' War08/23/2018
    32:28
  64. 72.
    Project A119: The Cold War Plan to Nuke the Moon!08/21/2018
    31:00
  65. 73.
    Adidas Versus Puma: A Tale of Two Brothers08/16/2018
    45:02
  66. 74.
    Fanny and Stella: The Cross-Dressing Scandal of Victorian England08/14/2018
    37:20
  67. 75.
    Kansas Imprisoned Women For Having STDs08/09/2018
    33:33
  68. 76.
    The WWII Naval Battle Won Using Potatoes08/07/2018
    35:22
  69. 77.
    The Korean Soldier Who Fought for 3 Armies During WWII08/02/2018
    25:13
  70. 78.
    Oregon Was a White Supremacist Paradise07/31/2018
    44:54
  71. 79.
    Why did people hate the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge? 07/26/2018
    34:00
  72. 80.
    The 1904 Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis Hosted a Racist 'Special Olympics'07/24/2018
    36:08
  73. 81.
    When Heineken Made Bottles That Could Be Used as Bricks07/19/2018
    37:03
  74. 82.
    Why British Soccer Players Saluted the Nazis07/17/2018
    41:25
  75. 83.
    The United States That Never Were07/12/2018
    48:31
  76. 84.
    Philadelphia's Transylvanian Doomsday Cult: The Cave of Kelpius07/10/2018
    48:48
  77. 85.
    Enough About Us: What About You?07/05/2018
    39:50
  78. 86.
    Weird Wars Fought For Dumb Reasons07/03/2018
    47:50
  79. 87.
    The FBI's Quest to Understand 'Louie, Louie'06/28/2018
    50:02
  80. 88.
    The Time a Soviet Premier Was Banned From Disneyland06/26/2018
    46:21
  81. 89.
    Kidnapping, Binge Drinking and Costumes: Voter Fraud in the 1800s06/21/2018
    34:58
  82. 90.
    Why don't Americans use bidets?06/19/2018
    32:44
  83. 91.
    The Earliest Recorded Mooning Killed Thousands06/14/2018
    37:51
  84. 92.
    The Presidential Reason Fido Became the Default Name for a Generic Dog06/12/2018
    40:58
  85. 93.
    Dock Ellis and the Legend of the LSD No-hitter06/07/2018
    38:48
  86. 94.
    Maryland’s State Song was a Diss Track06/05/2018
    38:20
  87. 95.
    The Story of Max, South Africa's Famous, Crime-fighting Gorilla05/31/2018
    52:13
  88. 96.
    How Santa Anna Lost His Leg Twice, and Held a Funeral for It05/29/2018
    45:02
  89. 97.
    That Time Chewbacca Needed Bodyguards05/24/2018
    42:37
  90. 98.
    Napoleon Bonaparte Was Attacked by Bunnies -- And Lost05/22/2018
    38:16
  91. 99.
    California Was Named for a Fictional Island Ruled by a Black Amazon Queen05/17/2018
    33:42
  92. 100.
    Ancient Mayan Ritual Alcohol Enemas05/15/2018
    51:09
  93. 101.
    Vermont Was an Independent Republic05/10/2018
    45:52
  94. 102.
    The Capture of Guam Was Bloodless and Quick, All Due to a Misunderstanding05/08/2018
    40:23
  95. 103.
    Are all US Presidents actually related?05/03/2018
    34:04
  96. 104.
    What's the deal with two-dollar bills?05/01/2018
    59:41
  97. 105.
    How James Bond Created a Mexican Dia de los Muertos Tradition04/26/2018
    29:18
  98. 106.
    Did Richard Nixon Unwittingly Smuggle Drugs for Louis Armstrong?04/24/2018
    38:59
  99. 107.
    3 Times Society Refused to Accept New Books on Science04/19/2018
    52:29
  100. 108.
    That Time We Erased a (HUGE) Waterfall04/17/2018
    29:59
  101. 109.
    The Poetic Justice of Death by Molten Gold04/12/2018
    34:44
  102. 110.
    Japan, Baseball and the Curse of the Colonel04/10/2018
    39:03
  103. 111.
    That Time the US Built a Flying Aircraft Carrier04/05/2018
    34:23
  104. 112.
    Yes, Those Are Corpses in the Diorama04/03/2018
    40:14
  105. 113.
    Weird People Who Built Weird Things03/29/2018
    39:27
  106. 114.
    What was the West Point Eggnog Riot?03/27/2018
    46:26
  107. 115.
    Lyndon Johnson Chatted on the Phone More than a Teenager03/22/2018
    30:20
  108. 116.
    When Germany Sacrificed Sausage For War03/20/2018
    30:03
  109. 117.
    Arsenic: The Assassin's Dream Weapon03/15/2018
    40:19
  110. 118.
    The Killer Marketing Campaign Behind Guy Fawkes03/13/2018
    48:03
  111. 119.
    When Ancient India Beat Machiavelli to the Punch03/08/2018
    31:42
  112. 120.
    The Rise of Harvey Wiley's Poison Squad03/06/2018
    36:58
  113. 121.
    Step Aside, James Bond: The Strange Stories of Espionage Animals03/01/2018
    57:16
  114. 122.
    How MLK influenced Star Trek02/27/2018
    32:47
  115. 123.
    What was the 'Great Stink' of London?02/22/2018
    43:05
  116. 124.
    How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network02/21/2018
    36:25
  117. 125.
    The Strange Story of Canadian Margarine Bootleggers02/15/2018
    42:31
  118. 126.
    When People Waged War Over Eggs02/13/2018
    41:48
  119. 127.
    The Wild West Was Actually Pretty Chill02/08/2018
    36:28
  120. 128.
    How A Grudge Match Launched the Ford GT4002/06/2018
    49:04
  121. 129.
    Vitamin Donuts Were A Real Thing02/01/2018
    33:25
  122. 130.
    The Rotten, Sausagey Secret Origin of Botox01/30/2018
    34:09
  123. 131.
    The Weird World of Meat Jell-O (Gelatin Origin Story)01/25/2018
    39:48
  124. 132.
    London Made a Train for the Dead01/23/2018
    35:26
  125. 133.
    Roald Dahl: Children's Author and Secret Agent01/18/2018
    40:57
  126. 134.
    When did ALL-CAPS type become YELLING?01/16/2018
    37:18
  127. 135.
    Why does the Guinness Beer Company Track World Records?01/11/2018
    32:38
  128. 136.
    Digging Up James K Polk (For the Third Time)01/09/2018
    37:10
  129. 137.
    Presidents Love Their Ridiculous Pets01/04/2018
    35:17
  130. 138.
    The Atomic Whoops: When the US Air Force Bombed South Carolina01/02/2018
    32:56
  131. 139.
    Waging War With Hallucinogenic Honey12/28/2017
    26:57
  132. 140.
    Ben Franklin Tried To Reinvent the Alphabet12/26/2017
    31:57
  133. 141.
    The Strange History of Antarctic Fruitcake12/21/2017
    30:43
  134. 142.
    When the Puritans Canceled Christmas12/19/2017
    31:06
  135. 143.
    Baguettes and Vacation: France versus Bakers12/14/2017
    27:24
  136. 144.
    What's the deal with smashing cake at weddings?12/12/2017
    31:23
  137. 145.
    Conquest via Bird Poop: One Island at a Time12/07/2017
    35:14
  138. 146.
    When Scientists Hid Under Beds To Spy On Kids12/05/2017
    39:34
  139. 147.
    When People Thought They Were Made of Glass11/30/2017
    30:37
  140. 148.
    Nazis, Churchill and Chocolate11/28/2017
    29:42
  141. 149.
    When (and why) did the US start calling its citizens consumers?11/23/2017
    43:11
  142. 150.
    Does the US Confederacy still exist in Americana, Brazil?11/21/2017
    36:01
  143. 151.
    Did a real-life rainmaker almost drown San Diego?11/16/2017
    32:01
  144. 152.
    X-Rays, Songs and Soviets: The Stilyagi Story11/14/2017
    34:34
  145. 153.
    Who solves murders in Antarctica?11/09/2017
    29:26
  146. 154.
    How White America Tried to Destroy Chinese Restaurants11/07/2017
    38:51
  147. 155.
    Butter: Protestantism's Secret Ingredient?11/02/2017
    37:54
  148. 156.
    Wharram Percy Versus The Undead10/31/2017
    31:09
  149. 157.
    Why do British lawyers wear wigs?10/24/2017
    33:27
  150. 158.
    The Wild Hippos of Pablo Escobar10/24/2017
    33:24
  151. 159.
    Ridiculous History: Episode Zero10/20/2017
    9:22
  152. 160.
    Ridiculous History: Trailer10/18/2017
    1:09

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