Hundred Proof History

Greg, Chris, Wolf Dick, Hambone, and sometimes Dan the Intro Guy

Chris and Greg invite you to sit down, have a few drinks, and maybe a few laughs as they discuss historical events and people, both significant and obscure. Releases every Thursday.

NSFW due to EXPLICIT language

All Episodes

We're back from our mini-hiatus to bring you the latest updates in a story that's over 2000 years old. Way back in 100BCE a dude was born who would change the Roman Republic forever and would go on to become a great general that was emulated for centuries. Then he'd become a dictator and would be brutally assassinated for his efforts. In this episode of HPH we're telling you the story of this man's early life and his wacky, funtimes rise to power. So, settle in, grab a drink, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Julius Caesar Part I: Sex and Politics! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 25

1 hr 22 min

Beginning in January we've been telling you the whole entire story of World War I sporadically and truly milking it for all it is worth. But now it is time to wrap up the Great War by telling you about the most important, and therefore best, country: The United States of America. In this week's episode of HPH we're telling you all about America's entry into the war and the victory that the greatest nation in the universe brought about. So, grab your drinks, settle in, and enjoy the ONE HUNDRETH episode of Hundred Proof History titled 1918: This is the End! Note to our listeners: Following the release of this episode we're going back to the old bi-weekly releases because reading a book, notating it, reducing those notes to an outline, recording, editing out all of our many drunken mistakes, and trying to be entertaining all at the same time is draining our life force and graying our pubes prematurely. So, our next episode will drop the week of the 18th, but despite Greg's wishes, we will never ever quit the show.  Thank you for your support and we love you forever. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 4

1 hr 25 min

It's the Halloween season and it is once again time to tell you the horrifying story of a serial killer. This year we're going back to the Victorian Era and telling you about a man who made a living performing illegal abortions and killing prostitutes. It's a crazy story and of course we make it extra spooky for you. Grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy this super secret extra special holiday episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Lambeth Poisoner: You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Thomas Cream!   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 28

1 hr 24 min

In the early 1940's, Hitler and the Nazis were frantically working on developing atomic weapons. In their control was the Vemork power plant which was located in the captured country of Norway and was the only place in the world that made a substance known as heavy water. This liquid was crucial to their nuclear weapons program and they were desperately ramping up production to build a bomb that would wipe out London. Enter nine brave Norwegians who volunteered to risk their lives in a daring raid on the plant in hopes of shutting down Germany's quest for nukes.  This week on HPH we're telling you this little known WWII story and also once again talking about how our uncles traumatized us.  So, grab a drink settle in, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Norwegian Resistance: Listen All of Y'all It's a Sabotage! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 21

1 hr 26 min

All throughout 2021 we here at HPH have been telling you all about the various battles of World War I. We're nearing the end and can't wait to tell you how things worked out between France, England, and Germany.  What's that you say? What happened to Italy and Austria? Well that is a very good question and one that we think we should take the time to answer. In this episode we're taking a look at the massively incompetent war that was fought on the Italian front and breaking down the multiple battles over a river in the lower Alps. So, grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Battles of the Isonzo: Mama Mia! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 14

1 hr 17 min

In the late 16th century a group of English settlers left their home for America with the hopes of founding a new colony. Things went pretty bad, pretty quick, so the Governor booked it back to England to ask for help. When he returned the colonists he had left behind had mysteriously disappeared.  To this day no one is certain what happened to them or why the colony was doomed, but this week we are presenting you with a theory backed by evidence and "enhanced" with jokes about sperm, commercial blue water, and a murderous pirate actor. So, grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy this weeks episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Roanoke Colony: We Ain't Found Shit! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 7

1 hr 12 min

It's the exciting conclusion to our three part series on Ulysses S Grant! What awaits the Civil War hero? I dunno, just a little thing called the Presidency of the United States of America.  Listen as our boy Grant struggles to do the right thing while everyone around him acts like a complete douche canoe.  Will he overcome the adversity? Will he earn his long sought after fortune? Is he still alive? The answer to all of those questions will be revealed...right now! No. None of that will happen. But, the way it all plays out is interesting and fun to learn about, especially when heroes like us tell you the story. So, grab your drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Ulysses S Grant Part III: Nice Guys Finish Last! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 30

1 hr 21 min

Last week we told you about the hobo existence that was the first 38 years of Ulysses S. Grant's life. Now if things had worked out differently he would have just drifted through life, aimless, maybe started a dumb history podcast, and then faded into the ether or historical nothingness. But instead, the Confederacy attacked the Union, the US Civil War happened, and this mild mannered drunk store clerk would go on to become a mild mannered drunk all time great of a General. This week we're telling you all about Grant's time in the Civil War and his meteoric rise to stardom. So grab a drink, settle in, and get ready for the second act that is this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Ulysses S Grant Part II: What's So Civil About War Anyway? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 23

1 hr 20 min

In the mid 19th century a man rose to prominence in the United States and became known as one of the greatest leaders the military has ever seen and a pretty okay dude to boot. But, the first half of his life was kind of a miserable failure in which he constantly lost his job, drank all the time, and was ridiculously poor. Unfortunately they didn't have podcasts back then to help him earn money he didn't deserve, so he had to wait for a war to make him a national superstar. In this episode we're talking about those painful early years and the struggles of a future hero. So grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Ulysses S. Grant Part I...More Like Useless! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 16

1 hr 7 min

Last week we began the story of 9/11 by telling you the backstory of Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the US Intelligence Agencies, and the construction of the towers themselves. This week, we're taking you back to that fateful day when 19 terrorist hijackers killed nearly 3000 Americans in coordinated attacks that shocked, and changed, the world. This is a tough one, and we tried to keep it light, but sometimes the true story just knocks you on your ass. So while you're down there, have a few drinks, think about the good times, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled 9/11 Part II: Coming Down. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 9

1 hr 18 min

Almost 20 years ago, the world was shocked when 19 terrorists attacked the United States by hijacking passenger airliners and crashing them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Who were these men? Why did they do what they did? Who was behind it? And could it have been prevented?  In this week's episode of HPH we're going to answer all of these questions and more!  Get ready for the backstory and enjoy it because next week we're talking about the attacks and man is that some heavy stuff. Grab your drinks, settle in, and listen your ears to this episode of Hundred Proof History titled 9/11 Part 1: Building Up. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 2

1 hr 11 min

Throughout 2021 we here at HPH laboratories have been crafting an exciting and erotic series of shows focusing on World War I. Up to this point we've gone strictly in chronological order because that's also how real life history handled the story. But this week, we're going back to 1914 and bringing you up to the end of 1917 by telling you about a place on the Belgian coastline that would see hundreds of thousands of deaths and would be the testing ground for some of the worst weapons mankind ever created. So, grab a drink and settle in for the exciting tale of misery that is this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Battles of Ypres: New and Exciting Ways to Die! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jul 29

1 hr 10 min

In 1996 a bomb rocked the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, killing 2 and wounding 111 people.  What followed was a very half assed investigation by the FBI that led to the public damning of a 33 year old security guard who just wanted to help people...OR DID HE? In this week's HPH we're taking you through the bombing, the investigation, and the media frenzy that followed and getting you all pumped for the 2020 games in Tokyo that begin this very week.  So, grab a drink, sit back, fake interest in boring sports, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The 96 Olympic Bombing: Wrong Place. Wrong Time. Wrong Man. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jul 22

1 hr 33 min

In the year 51 BCE an 18 year old woman became the leader of Egypt. Over the next two decades she would lead her people to prosperity and would expand the Egyptian empire to levels not seen in centuries. But, you probably know her name because she boned some Roman dudes and would go down in history as a sex crazed seductress who used her vagina to try and take over the known world. But HPH is here to tell you the real story, show her for the awesome leader she was...and also tell you about the dudes she boned. So, grab your drinks, settle in, walk like an Egyptian, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Cleopatra: Bad ROMEance! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jul 15

1 hr 34 min

Hey kids do you like the old west? Tales of hero cowboys and dangerous men solving their problems with whiskey and bullets? What about stories of shipping businesses that failed due to massive overhead and mismanagement? If you answered yes to these questions then boy howdy are you in luck! In this episode of HPH we're telling you about a legendary company and the even bigger wild west legends who were a part of that company's story. Grab a drink and hit the dusty trail for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Pony Express...Delivering Horseshit Since 1860! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jul 8

1 hr 21 min

Last week we set up the story by telling you about President James Garfield and his future assassin, Charles Guiteau. This week, it's TIME FOR BLOOD! Join us as we tell you all about the shooting and the medical fallout that probably actually led to the death of James Garfield. It's a wild ass story so grab a drink and buckle in because you aren't going to want to miss this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Assassination of James Garfield Part II: Garfield FUCKING HATES Mondays! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jul 1

1 hr 27 min

In 1881 the President of the United States was shot by a crazed assassin who was sure his work had been ordained by God himself. He had only been President for about 4 months so maybe that's why this story doesn't get nearly the traction that the Lincoln and JFK assassinations get, but man it's a crazy story. In this week's episode of HPH we're introducing you to the main players and the actions that set them on the path toward destiny. So, grab your drinks, settle in, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Assassination of James Garfield Part I: The Madman and the Reluctant Champion! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jun 24

1 hr 18 min

All throughout 2021 we are sprinkling in stories from World War I. This week we are taking a look at the bloodiest day in British military history and telling you all about the incompetent and stubborn leaders that got hundreds of thousands of young men wounded or killed while they tried to figure out just what the hell they were doing. And you know what? We're gonna go ahead and have a good time while we do it. So, settle in, grab a drink, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Battle of the Somme: Everybody Wants Somme. I want Somme Too! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

Jun 17

1 hr 20 min

Hey do you guys like conclusions? How about epic conclusions that feature the complete and total collapse of another human's life? How about epic conclusions that have shots at redemption that also fail miserably? Well boy do we have a podcast episode for you! In this week's episode we're taking a look at the end of Napoleon's reign and, sadly, the end of his life. It's a fun story, so grab your favorite drink, settle in, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Napoleon Bonaparte Part III: Everything Falls Apart! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jun 10

1 hr 19 min

Last week we told you about the early life and early trials of the Corsican-immigrant-turned-French-General, Napoleon.  This week is pretty much all good news for Napoleon. He's going to get his love life in order. He's going to become Emperor. He's going to be filthy rich. And almost every single battle will be won because of his tactical brilliance.  It's a fun ride, and it sets things up perfectly for next week when it all comes crashing down in a fiery ball of human wreckage.  So this week, go ahead and grab a drink, settle in and enjoy the good times of this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Napoleon Bonaparte Part II: Meet the New Boss! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jun 3

1 hr 15 min

Come with us as we journey back to the late 18th century and witness the birth of the greatest general France would ever know.  Ignore the fact that he half assed his way to the top. Please do not notice how he fell in love with every girl he met and would eventually get cucked out of the world by his wife. No, we beg of you to just focus on the positives because we can't help but focus on the negatives on your behalf.  Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Napoleon Bonaparte Part I: General in the Streets, Incel in the Sheets! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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May 27

1 hr 31 min

In 1986, seven astronauts were killed when their space shuttle tragically exploded shortly after liftoff. On board was a high school teacher who had won the chance to be the first regular human to fly into space. And it turns out the entire disaster could have been avoided if it weren't for middle managers who wanted to make a deadline. In this week's episode we're telling you about the early days of the shuttle program, the decision to launch this ill-fated shuttle, the tragic outcome, and the investigation that followed. Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Challenger Disaster: Fire in the Sky! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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May 20

1 hr 15 min

In the late 12th and early 13th century there was one dude whose name was feared across the entirety of Asia and Eastern Europe.  His hordes would roll into town, take whatever they wanted, capture all the men and women, and kill so many humans that he called himself a punishment from God.  This week we're telling you all about this dude, his early life, his rise to power, and how he conquered basically everything he ever came across, including our hearts.  Settle in, grab a drink, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Genghis Khan: Why KHAN't We Be Friends? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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May 13

1 hr 15 min

In past episodes of HPH we've taken a look at the horrors of the WWI battles of the Marne and Gallipoli but Verdun holds a special place in the torture porn that became known as The Great War.  This week we're getting you caught up on a couple of events from 1915 and then diving into one of the most violent, awful places to have ever existed in human history. It's a lot of suffering, but here at HPH we're all about making suffering fun. So, grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Battle of Verdun...300 Days in Hell. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

May 6

1 hr 20 min

It's time for the exciting, blood filled conclusion to our series on everyone's favorite murder hobo: Charles Manson. In this episode we try and laugh through the pain of several gruesome killings and tell you what happened and the strange fallout that followed. We hope you enjoy the finale and we hope you don't feel bad for laughing with us as we try and forget about how horrible humans really are. Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Charles Manson Part III: Helter Skelter! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Apr 29

1 hr 15 min

Last week on HPH we began the story of one Charlie Manson, a dude who desperately wanted to be a famous rockstar pimp, but would go on to become known for being the leader of a murderous group of hobos. In this week's episode we're taking a look at how he built up his family and how he hoped to exploit his budding friendship with a Beach Boy into his own magical musical career. Grab a drink and settle in for the sexy thrillride that is this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Charles Manson Part II: Round, Round, Get Around, I Get Around! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Apr 22

1 hr 13 min

We're back from break with a new and exciting episode about one of the all-time greats at leading hippie sex murder cults. This week we're taking a look at the early life and times of a man whose name you probably know, but whose life story is so wheels off that there's probably a lot of crazy crap you knew nothing about. And that is why we are here. So grab a drink, settle in for some insanity, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Charles Manson Part I...Breaking the Law! Breaking the Law! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Apr 15

1 hr 23 min

It's Opening Day and that means it's time for the start of what used to be America's favorite sport: baseball. In this mini-episode we're telling you about a baseball team made up of rapists, murders, and thieves who were playing with the hopes that winning would keep them off of death row. We gave this episode to our Patreon listeners back in March but now we're sharing it with the masses to celebrate the return of Covid superspreader events at our favorite stadiums! Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

Apr 1

23 min 13 sec

Happy "Day After St. Patrick's Day" everyone! You know that feeling you get on the day after Christmas where all of the buildup and excitement has come and gone and you're left with the crushing realization that you now have to resume your regular life? That's how we feel every March 18th as we stumble into work hungover, still wearing our green beads and leprechaun hats, and wondering if it really was worth it to get drunk at 9AM and fight people we could never ever hope to actually beat.  Once you hear this week's episode of HPH, you'll also know exactly how that feels. This week we're telling you all about a dude who spent his whole life fighting for the Irish cause. He was a revolutionary, a prisoner and exile, a US Civil War General, and a man who hoped to establish a miniature Ireland in the Montana territory. None of it really worked out for him personally, but eventually his determination and refusal to quit would get him murdered in a river.  Grab a water and nurse that hangover while you enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Thomas Meagher: Suck of the Irish! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Mar 18

1 hr 12 min

World War II spawned many interesting stories and characters but you probably have never heard the story of one of the most successful spies involved in the conflict. He was an English born thief with a knowledge of explosives and a dude who apparently thought asking a girl to marry you was the best way to get into her pants. This week on HPH we're telling you his crazy story and making you question how the Germans ever accomplished anything during the war. Grab a drink and settle in for this week's episode of Hundred Proof History titled Agent Zigzag: The Spy Who Proposed to Me! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Mar 11

1 hr 8 min

In the early 18th century a well known pirate captured the port city of Charles Town (modern day Charleston, South Carolina) and held it for ransom. His reign of terror would not last very long and he would die at a young age, but that's the price you pay when you live a life of sailing, drinking, and stealing.  In this week's episode we're talking about what piracy was really like and telling you the story of one of the most famous pirates of all time. Grab a pint of grog, raise your black flags high, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Blackbeard...Gimme Dat Booty! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Mar 4

1 hr 3 min

It's time once again for HPH to dip our disgusting toes into the even more disgusting waters of World War I. In this week's episode we're traveling down Turkey for a tale of military idiocy.  The English were looking for an easy win and thought that the Ottoman Empire was ripe for the picking. They were completely and totally wrong and the battle they  assumed would take an entire day wound up taking a scant eight months instead. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Gallipoli: D-Day for Dummies! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Feb 25

1 hr 16 min

In 1859 an old white man and 17 of his followers led a raid on a US Armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. The stated goal of this attack was to create an uprising among the slaves of the southern states and abolish slavery once and for all. How these men expected to do that is still somewhat of a mystery and ultimately their plan would end in death and disaster. But, six years later, slavery would be eradicated throughout the entire United States and some believe that this raid was the spark that ignited the powder keg. So, grab a drink and settle in for the story of this man and his raid in this episode of Hundred Proof History titled John Brown...Task Failed Successfully! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Feb 11

1 hr 24 min

In July of 1945 as World War II was winding down, a US Heavy Cruiser was sank by a Japanese submarine.  300 US Sailors were killed instantly but fortunately another 900 were able to escape the sinking ship. Unfortunately, however, no one knew where they were so what followed was 4 hellish days of human suffering and death. In this week's episode of HPH we're telling you about the sinking and the desperate struggle to survive that followed.  Because this is such a dark and upsetting story, we've invited a few special friends to make their return to help tell the tale.  Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled USS Indianapolis...HOLEY SHIP! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Feb 4

1 hr 12 min

In 218 BCE a dude from the tiny rich nation of Carthage decided it was high time someone told Rome to stick it where the sun doesn't shine. You know where the sun doesn't shine? The top of the alps! Well maybe it does. We aren't meteorologists. But we could be because we know that the heat index at the top of the Alps is basically nothing and that is where this ancient dude crossed with an army of elephants to mess Rome's shit up! In this episode of HPH we're telling you that story as well as the story of his greatest military victory which is still studied in military academies to this day. Grab a drink and enjoy this Hundred Proof History titled Hannibal...The Mannibal with the Plannibal! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jan 28

1 hr 10 min

Last week we told you all about the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event which would directly lead to World War I and millions of deaths. This week the HPH 2021 march through the war continues on as we take a look at the first major conflict of the war on the Western Front. There's murder, mayhem, and so many pee filled condoms you'll truly understand that war is hell. Grab a drink and settle in for the fun-filled laugh riot that is this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Battle of the Marne: Come Marne Feel the Noise! All throughout 2021, we'll be sprinkling in stories of World War I in order to tell you the whole story of the war. If WWI isn't your thing, don't stress because we're going to be telling lots of different tales throughout the year as well. But come on...World War I is an awesome story. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jan 21

1 hr 2 min

In 1914 a man and his wife would be murdered in the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia. This is still a pretty common thing for Sarajevo but the man was an influential member of the Austrian royal family and his death would be the spark that ignited World War I. In this episode of HPH we're telling you about this man, his early life, and his death and setting the stage for our next episode which dives into the early days of World War I itself. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand: TAKE ME OUT! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Jan 14

54 min 37 sec

In the year 1881, eight men met in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona and began to blast away at each other with their six shooters.  If it were the modern day, we'd call this gang violence, but since it happened 140 years ago, it's wacky, fun Wild Wild West type stuff and therefore historically relevant. In this week's episode of HPH we're taking you through that shootout, all of the things that led to it, and the fallout that ensued. Grab a drink, throw on your earbuds, yell at no one in particular that you are coming and hell's coming with you, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Shootout at the OK Corral: Kurt Russell Lied to Me! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Dec 2020

1 hr 29 min

Last week we told you about the first year of Lewis and Clark's journey toward the Pacific Ocean. This week we're taking our own little meandering journey through the minds of two drunken degenerates as they also tell you a historical story.  Yes, this week Greg and Chris had a lot of fun, and the result is a compelling story, ridiculous running gags, and a jumbo sized episode that is sure to entertain you during this bleak 2020 winter.  Grab a few bottles, plan on having a hangover that forces you to call in sick to work tomorrow, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Lewis and Clark II: Are We There Yet? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Dec 2020

1 hr 59 min

In 1803 two men would lead an expedition across the United States in search of a waterway passage to the Pacific Ocean. The journey wouldn't be easy because they decided to travel by boat rather than taking a plane like a smart person would do. In this week's episode of HPH we're taking a look at the origins and first year or so of the expedition. And just like these guys, we take a few long and winding paths to get where we are going.  Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Lewis and Clark Part I: Boats and Bros! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

The year was 1429. The place was France. The country was in the middle of a war with England that would rage on for 116 years. It wasn't going great for those who supported the disinherited male heir to the throne who not only had to deal with the English, but a large faction of the French who wanted to give that throne to the child king of England. Yes, everything looked bleak until a resilient, faithful, brave young woman showed up with a message from God. She'd lead the king to power and, as a reward, would be burnt to a crisp multiple times. This is the story of that time and place and that girl we all know and love. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Joan of Arc: Deep Fried Debutante! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min

Last week we took you through the exciting high seas adventure that was the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. Sure he didn't actually find India, China, or Japan like he hoped and he wasn't even the first European to find new land west of Europe, but hey we should still celebrate him as a hero because of....something. Well maybe this second part will enlighten you as to why he deserves to have everything named after him. Just kidding, it's just three more trips and a whole lot of human suffering. Good times. Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Christopher Columbus Part II: What a Nobody! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

In this week's episode of HPH, we are taking a look at a guy who has become a controversial figure many, many years after his death. When you were a sweet, innocent, gullible child you were probably lied to about his accomplishments. Now that you're an adult, and so hardened and cynical, you've probably found out that he wasn't squeaky clean and was probably responsible for a whole lot of atrocities. You've probably already figured out that we are talking about Public Television star, Fred Rogers.  No, dummies, we're talking about noted explorer and holiday namesake, Christopher Columbus.  In this series we're doing our best to give you all of the facts and let you make up your own minds so grab whatever adult beverage makes you the most contemplative and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Christopher Columbus Part I: Wet Farts. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

In the late 19th century exploration and colonization was all the rage, but Europeans were downright depressed that there was basically nowhere left to brutally subjugate for their own gain. Enter King Leopold II of Belgium who realized that no one was taking advantage of the tribal people living in central Africa. And so, the Congo Free State was born and upwards of 10 million natives were killed through disease, starvation, or old fashioned murder so that the world could have cheap tires. It's another fun story from the hell that his human history so grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled King Leopold II: Gotta Hand it to Him! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

It's Halloween time again and fans of the show might remember that last year to celebrate this, the most spookiest of holidays, we took you through the story of America's first serial killer, H. H. Holmes.  This year we are once again squeezing our quarantine enlarged asses into that True Crime costume and telling you about another American monster. This guy killed 17 boys and young men and things somehow got even more messed up once they were dead. Grab a handful of fun sized candy bars and a handful of full sized drinks for this super duper scary episode of Hundred Proof History titled Jeffrey Dahmer: Milwaukee's Worst! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

Last week we began the story of Alexander III, the Macedonian leader who would go on to be known as one of the greatest military minds of all time. This week we are taking you through the rest of his war with Persia and the rest of his short and remarkable life. And that might be the only time you will ever hear us say that something short is also remarkable. We've been conditioned by our wives to think otherwise.  Anyway, grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History known locally as Alexander the Great: Greece Lightning! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 2020

1 hr 18 min

This week we're going way back to the BCE days to tell you all about one of the greatest generals in human history. This guy took the army of the small nation of Macedonia, marched clear across the Middle East and into Asia and never lost a single battle. And let me tell you, when you do something like that they officially change your last name to something cool like "The Great" And here I am going by the last name of "Constant Disappointment."  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the awesome tale of conquest that begins with this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Alexander the Great Part I: The Champ is Here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 2020

1 hr 6 min

Listen, being a podcaster is an inherently dangerous job as it is, but this week on HPH we are really sticking our necks out and putting our lives on the line to tell you a story while talking about our junk. In 1999, four Russian apartment buildings were bombed in what appeared to be terrorist attacks from neighboring Chechnya. Then another bomb was discovered and people began to wonder if the Russian government had orchestrated the  bombings themselves.  We'll tell you the circumstances and let you make the decision for yourself in this week's episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Russian Apartment Bombings...Putin on the Blitz! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 2020

1 hr 13 min

When we left you last week, everyone's least favorite asshole, Adolf Hitler, had risen to power in Germany. This week we're taking a look at his desperate attempts to lead Germany into war and the one simple trick that made England and France hate him. How will this affect Hitler? Well, he's going to wind up swallowing the business end of a gun in a dirty ass Berlin bunker, so there's a happy ending at least.  Grab your drinks and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Adolf Hitler Part II: A Mindblowing Conclusion! For more fun times check out HundredProofHistory.com And if you enjoy the show please consider contributing to our Patreon. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Oct 2020

1 hr 15 min

If the last year of podcasting has taught us anything here at HPH, it's that there are no such things as perfect heroes, but there sure are perfect douchebag villains. In this week's episode we're taking a look at the early life and rise to power of the number one dickhead at the top of everyone's list of historical dickheads. Grab a drink and get ready to hate in this week's episode of Hundred Proof History titled Adolf Hitler Part I: Rise of an Asshole. For more fun, check out Hundredproofhistory.com If you enjoy the show consider supporting us by contributing to the Patreon. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/100proofhistory/message

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Sep 2020

1 hr 7 min