This week, the guys uncover the inspiring story of Billy Haines, the biggest movie star you’ve never heard of. In 1930s Hollywood, the draconian Production Code led to the blacklisting of many of America’s greatest talents, including the top-grossing star of 1930, Billy Haines. What dark secret led to Billy’s erasure? Here’s a hint: if he’d just married Joan Crawford, […]
In honor of Independence Day, this week the guys look into a time in history where Americans heard a celebrity say something they didn’t agree with, and simply respected that person’s right to free speech and freedom of expression. Ha! Just kidding! John Lennon said something about Jesus, so America lost its damn mind! Pop a cold one, light some […]
Boo! Sorry we scared you! Go cry to Patrick Swayze about it. This week, the guys learn about the creepy history of the Greenbriar Ghost of West Virginia, who sought (and achieved) revenge on her killer. Warning: you might not want to be alone for this one. Go dig up a friend and listen together!
You’re gonna need a good shower after this one! Join the guys this week as they examine the murky skies of the Dust Bowl, one of the most terrible ecological disasters in American history. Pack up your Grandma and head for California, if you know what’s good for you!
Ah, the 80s. A time of big hair, pastel suits and one of the greatest corporate debacles of all time! Move over, IHOB, and meet New Coke! This week, the guys pop open a can of whoop-ass on the moment when America reached peak 80s-ness. Dust off that stockpile of nostalgia you’ve been hoarding in your basement, because it’s time […]
You thought MTV’s reality show was the worst thing to happen to Spring Break? Think again! This week, the guys explore the sordid history of America’s favorite vacation in search of Where the Boys Are. (Hint: they’re freezing their asses off on the Knife River.) Along the way, we will learn a few things about the time in 1969 when […]
You may think the rules of fashion are arbitrary and inane, but did you know they were also dangerous and deadly? This week, Kevin and Jason blow the lid off the Straw Hat Riots of 1922, a moment in history which proves that people will never pass up the opportunity to freak out for no good reason. Dust off your […]
Fasten your seatbelt…it’s going to be a bumpy show! This week, the guys discuss one of the great celebrity feuds of all time, that between the first shady queens, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Katy Perry and T Swift have nothing on these two! As a bonus, we also learn some cardinal rules of Hollywood: (1) Don’t piss off the […]
This week’s episode involves the freaking Energizer Bunny of fires, started in Centralia, PA in 1962. Want to know when it will go out? Well, then, you’re more curious than the residents of Centralia! Stay tuned for the most frustrating city government in the history of botched Memorial Day celebrations. Also, this week we learn about spontaneous combustion. Spoiler Alert: […]
In the second part of our first two-parter, the guys look into the blazingly shitty experience that befell London just as it was recovering from the buboes of the year before. That’s right, get ready for the Great London Fire! Cruise out on the river, grab your golden bucket and fill it with popcorn for this one!