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!
Join Kevin and Jason as they learn about the Great Plague of London. No, not The Spice Girls. The actual plague. In the first part of our first two-parter, we discover why stray cats are actually good for us and the modern-day plague afflicting Republican senators. Be sure to tune in next time to learn how the situation actually gets […]
Yes, he’s the longest-serving director of the FBI. But did you also know he was a human tragedy? Well, today we’ll get inside the head (and possibly the chiffon) of the notorious J. Edgar Hoover, a man so powerful, presidents were forced into respecting the FBI. Those were the days, eh? Also, Jason tries (kinda) to bury the hatchet with […]
Ever wonder why the slippery slope is so slippery? Find out this week, as Kevin and Jason explore the depths (!) of the history of sodomy laws in America, and the landmark case that overturned them all. Sit back on whatever you like for this one.
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale. A tale of a fateful trip. It started down in Galveston, and soon was awash in shit. This episode, the guys explore the bowels of the Carnival Triumph (literally!) and the 2013 cruise that started well enough, only to end in infamy, known as the Poop Cruise. Batten down the hatches […]
Hear the rollicking story of the devastating earthquake and fire that essentially destroyed San Francisco in 1906. The ground became quicksand, the streets breathed, and fire consumed the city. But don’t worry; Enrico Caruso will be fine.