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History's least-important bits....from the funny to the completely insane, and everything in between!

New episodes every Tuesday.

Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten

Producer: Adam Azra'el
21 Episodes
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Pirates!

Pirates!

2022-01-1126:47

Arrrrrrgh, matey. Anthony's got the dirt on the worst pirate in history. Adam's mad about one particular act of piracy that cost America dearly. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
The Mad Scientists

The Mad Scientists

2022-01-0429:53

They're back, baby! Anthony talks Tycho Brahe; Adam digs into Nikola Tesla. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
The Great Escape(s)

The Great Escape(s)

2021-09-2022:43

Adam and Anthony trade stories of prison escapes. Lots of prison escapes, in fact....but surprisingly few escapees.
Man vs. Nature

Man vs. Nature

2021-09-2023:11

Anthony talks about China's Four Pests initiative....and one pest in particular. Adam gets philosophical with an exploration of the Perverse Incentive....formerly known as the Cobra Effect. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
Another sports episode?! Adam talks about the infamous "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot. Anthony covers "Disco Demolition Night". Both of those are real things. Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten Producer: Adam Azra'el
A Hero Will Rise

A Hero Will Rise

2021-09-2020:34

Anthony talks about the bloody last stand....of a dentist. Adam explores the first documented case of a soldier overdosing on meth during combat. Buckle up; you're in for a ride. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
Accidental Genius

Accidental Genius

2021-02-1323:56

Anthony talks about the invention of dynamite; Adam dusts off some stories about a merchant in the early days of America.
The Near Miss

The Near Miss

2021-02-1323:07

Adam shines a light on a government plan to blow up Alaska, and Anthony digs into a routine flight gone very, very wrong. // Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten // Producer: Adam Azra'el
Like hearing about Presidents getting shot? Well, that's weird, but you do you. Adam talks Teddy Roosevelt, Anthony dishes on Andrew Jackson. // Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten // Producer: Adam Azra'el
It's The Little Things

It's The Little Things

2021-02-1243:05

Anthony talks about an innocent tree that knocked out part of the US Electrical Grid, and Adam explores the ridiculous history of a diamond necklace which was definitely NOT owned by Marie Antoinette. // Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten // Producer: Adam Azra'el
Adam digs into a bear that joined the Polish Army in WWII. Anthony explores where the American Civil War began....and ended. Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten Producer: Adam Azra'el
Go Sports Team!

Go Sports Team!

2020-10-0330:30

Anthony shines a light on how exactly a person can steal an entire NFL franchise, and Adam re-opens old wounds for the Brazilian water polo team from the 1932 olympics. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
PR Problems

PR Problems

2020-10-0328:42

Adam explores a Pepsi marketing campaign that resulted in a legal fight over ownership of a fighter jet. Anthony dreams of 25-foot-tall popsicles. Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten Producer: Adam Azra'el
To Arms, All Good Men!

To Arms, All Good Men!

2020-09-0925:15

Anthony digs into an excellent strategy for a stupid battle, and Adam explores a terrible strategy for an important battle. It's bees, trees, and machine guns for days. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
The Corporate Powers

The Corporate Powers

2020-09-0923:211

Adam explores Banana Republics, and Anthony digs into an unlikely post-Cold War superpower. Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony Staten Producer: Adam Azra'el
Rock 'n Roll Royalty

Rock 'n Roll Royalty

2020-09-0634:53

Anthony's got a smorgasbord of rock 'n roll stories; Adam only has eyes for ZZ Top's shenanigans. Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'el Producer: Adam Azra'el
The Final Frontier #2

The Final Frontier #2

2020-08-2822:51

Anthony talks cosmonauts and guns; Adam digs into the REAL first man-made object in space.Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'elProducer: Adam Azra'el
The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

2020-08-2823:37

Ignition, blast off! Anthony digs up some dirt on (or rather, around) Mars, while Adam keeps it closer to home with the Hubble's troubles.Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Anthony StatenProducer: Adam Azra'el
Blow 'em Up

Blow 'em Up

2020-08-2830:32

Adam explores the Cleveland Balloonfest of 1986, and Anthony digs into a truly awkward bomb scare.Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'elProducer: Adam Azra'el
Zeus And Jupiter

Zeus And Jupiter

2020-08-2825:18

Anthony explores the workers' strike that stopped ancient Rome in its tracks; Adam recounts a not-so-pleasant story from ancient Greece.Hosts: Anthony Staten, Adam Azra'elProducer: Adam Azra'el
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