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Ridiculous History

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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 HowStuffWorks.
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Jerry Stauffer

now the whites are in danger of genocide

Jul 13th
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Jerry Stauffer

next week: Tamerlane vs the fluffy kittens

Jul 13th
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Jaymes Moynihan

who cares? all I know is nobody enjoys talking about Americans more than americans like talking about Americans.

Jun 23rd
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Chad Carter

So I just picked one episode that sounded interesting and hit play and let it run through a bunch of them. Now I'm going to have to go back and start from the beginning, great topics covered.

Jun 1st
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Jerry Stauffer

there is a book called the Saga of Belle Lea Acres by the radio personality Jay Gould about how he built his own home without advice or instructions using a homemade wheelbarrow and cement mixer. This sort of thing used to be more popular than it is today. think of all the pioneers.

May 27th
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Jerry Stauffer

My father loves trains. I think he would be very comfortable using this service. I know I wouldn't mind my bones being hauled on it.

May 18th
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Jerry Stauffer

missionaries used record players made out of cardboard resembling pizza boxes. The lid like piece had the needle and worked as a soundboard. These were still used in the 1990s. also magazines had paper thin vinal records as advertising for collections.

Apr 20th
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Jerry Stauffer

No taxation without lactation!

Apr 20th
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Lori

Such a great podcast!! Always super interesting!! ♥️

Apr 17th
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Captain Snyder

1 person out of 996 would be roughly 1/10 of a percent not 100.4%

Apr 9th
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Harry Buns

my gtranfather was co-inventer of anusol.

Apr 6th
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Bernard E. Scoville

Not fair to Machivelli. He showed practical ways to integrate Italy.

Mar 20th
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Joel Rivers

I want to thank you for the information. Including so many generally great topics to instigate conversation, the French baugette episode was helpful to me. I had two french guests in my store yesterday and it gave me extra depth to our conversation. I watched his face light up when I started talking about the master craft which is their baking. So again, thank you.

Feb 21st
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Steve Churchman

my great-great-great-grandfather was actually hung by a Minor's counsel in 1854 in Coloma. It was over a gold mining dispute. So, naturally I assumed that the wild west was actually Wild.

Feb 8th
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Steve Churchman

Jaymes Moynihan He brandished a pistol at a man who he claimed was stealing his claim. He swears the other man drew first, but it was disputed by what my relative called a liar. It was a Miner's counsel who decided that he was guilty and his hanging was the first in El Dorado County in 1854. The story was in California's oldest newspaper The Mountain Democrat. Apparently 10,000 people went to watch.

Feb 21st
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Jaymes Moynihan

Steve Churchman thats interesting! do you know what exactly the dispute was?

Feb 12th
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chef whiskey face

Also please do a merkin episode.

Jan 31st
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chef whiskey face

This past summer my brother in-law and I came up with an idea to sell fake moss covers for people who own lake houses and have docks that they want to look more rustic. We were going to call then Dock Merkins.

Jan 31st
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Rusty Hunt

very low production values.

Jan 19th
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Jaymes Moynihan

Rusty Hunt how is it a low production value?? if you're going to critique it, at least explain yourself.

Feb 12th
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Michelle Primer

Good stuff

Jan 14th
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Selena Milanovic

You guys are great! This is fantastic entertainment

Jan 4th
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Suzanne Stokes

Well done.

Dec 14th
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