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Author: Jonathan & Kiley

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Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!
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67 - Josephine Baker

67 - Josephine Baker

2020-11-1633:50

This week Kiley dusts of her skirt of bananas, joins the French Resistance, and punches some Nazis.  All in a day's work, at least it was for Josephine Baker.Topic: The Black Venus of the Jazz Age, Josephine Baker.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
66 - Biosphere 2

66 - Biosphere 2

2020-11-1246:54

This week Jonathan goes under the dome to try surviving with the last remaining humans on earth! But boy is everyone hangry...Topic: Biosphere 2 and Spaceship EarthMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com   Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
65 - Witold Pilecki

65 - Witold Pilecki

2020-10-1237:42

This week Kiley visits World War II to tell us a story of the man who helped expose Auschwitz, by volunteering to enter it. Topic: Witold Pelicki, Polish Resistance Fighter and Infiltrator of Auschwitz.  Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
64 - Dr. Mae Jemison

64 - Dr. Mae Jemison

2020-10-1127:39

This week Jonathan treks through the stars with the first woman of color to go to space, as she looks at some frogs, grows some crystals, and plans the future of space travel. Topic: Mission Specialist Dr. Mae Jemison, STS-47, and 100 Year Star Ship. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
This week Kiley becomes a citizen of a fake island that loves to wedge themselves into fringe records to solidify their claim as a nation. Topic: The Principality of Sealand, the Rogue Nation Built on an Anti-Aircraft Platform. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
62 - Instant Noodles

62 - Instant Noodles

2020-09-1434:25

This week Jonathan discovers the fairly scientific origin of the college dorm staple, Instant Ramen.  Topic: Momofuku Ando's Invention of Chikin Ramen and Cup Noodle. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
61 - Devil's Island

61 - Devil's Island

2020-09-0537:26

This week Kiley gets mixed up with some bad baguettes and shipped off to a French prison island filled with murders, thieves, but mostly people who spoke out against the government. You know, the real heinous crimes. Topic: The Penal Colony of French Guiana, commonly known as Devil's Island. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!  Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
60 - The WOW! Signal

60 - The WOW! Signal

2020-09-0235:20

This week Jonathan puts his ear, a Very Large Array of ears, and a Big Ear to the stars and gets a message from 122 million light years away. WOW!Topic: The WOW! Signal and Radio Astronomy Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com    Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
59 - MKUltra

59 - MKUltra

2020-08-1051:55

This week Kiley joins the CIA and observes some of the most dangerous office pranks of them all. Or does she? We can't remember. There is no war in CIA.Topics: The Top Secret Central Intelligence Agency Mind Control Program, MKUltra. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com   Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
58 - Blue Movie

58 - Blue Movie

2020-08-1029:02

This week Jonathan gets a little... colorful? Off-color? Blue? Join us as we dive into the film career of the man who brought us the Campbell's Soup Cans. Topic: Andy Warhol's Blue Movie and the Arrest of the Staff of the Garrick Theater. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com   Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
This week Kiley robs some miners of their gold, their horses, and their lives!Topic: Joaquin Murrieta, The Robin Hood of El Dorado, and Possible Inspiration for ZorroPodcast Spotlight: The Forgotten News Podcast Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com     Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
This week Jonathan talks about one of Kiley's favorite critters, the house cat, and how one man changed their perception from ferocious hunter to lavish lap animal.Topic: Harrison Weir and the first competitive cat show at Crystal Palace in London.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com    Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
55 - Katipunan

55 - Katipunan

2020-07-0934:39

This week Kiley joins a secret society in order to push out invading colonizing forces of Spain.Topic: The Philippine Revolutionary Secret Society of the Supreme and Venerable Association of the Children of the Nation. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com   Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
54 - The Jersey Devil

54 - The Jersey Devil

2020-07-0931:16

This week Jonathan goes on a hunt for one of the most well documented cryptids, but what he finds hundreds of years earlier is much scarier than any monster.Topic: The Many Legends and Truths of the Leeds Monster, the Devil of Leads, the Jersey Devil.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
53 - The Pied Piper

53 - The Pied Piper

2020-06-2230:11

This week Kiley is lured to a far away place by a musician in fancy clothing. To her credit, he could have been a pirate.Topic: The True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin Germany.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
52 - Juneteenth

52 - Juneteenth

2020-06-1955:56

This week Jonathan discusses the oldest celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery, and reads literature from W.E.B. Du Bois.Topics: Juneteenth, The Emancipation Proclamation, The Souls of Black FolkMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman."Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson - Public Domain, sound edited by Jonathan Swenson.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
51 - Bloody Tuesday

51 - Bloody Tuesday

2020-06-0824:04

Anti-Racism Resources Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.End chant audio from r/BlackLivesMatterYou can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com   Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
50 - Our First Year

50 - Our First Year

2020-06-0856:48

This week Kiley and Jonathan look back at the history of the show as we celebrate both our 50th episode and first full year of recording!Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
49 - Axis Sally

49 - Axis Sally

2020-05-3128:12

Kiley takes a look at a time when women used radio for evil, in a rare trip for us back to WWII.Topic: Mildred Gillars and Rita Zucca's alias Axis Sally, the women who spread Nazi propaganda and fear over the airwaves of World War II.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
48 - Captain Midnight

48 - Captain Midnight

2020-05-3130:32

This week Jonathan teams up with a video terrorist to take down HBO, sort of...Topic: Captain Midnight, aka John R. MacDougall, hijacks HBO's broadcast satellite.Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.halfwit-history.com!Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwithistory)
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