207 – The Fall of Constantinople

Captain Mike tries to tell us about how the great Byzantine city o Constantinople fought off Crusaders, Latins, The Rus and a khannate or two before the Turks finally defeated them. But Mike Genuine Draft and Caleb are drunk and having too much fun going on tangents about the folly of not trusting Hungarians, being too cheap in regards to cannons, and how the Catholic Crusaders are basically heroin addicts whos teal copper piping from elementary...

206 – Newest Nations: Catalonia

Your favorite pseudo historians get to revive their first series: Newest Nations, and talk about the brief country of Catalonia. We cover the rise of Catalonian Nationalism, their oppression under Franco, and their efforts to become independence in the 21st...

205 – The Korean War

This week your favorite pseudo=historians take a look at America’s Forgotten War: The Korean War. Where we learn the importance of Geography classes, that tanks versus people is lopsided and that having a billion people means you tip the scales no matter...

204 – The October Revolution Centennial

We celebrate the 100th-anniversary of the October Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution. Fun story, this all actually happened in November because Russia was still using the Julian...

203 – Ethiopian Epic V: The Kingdom of Axum

Capt. Mike attempts to wrap up his long running Ethiopian Epic series, but Mike Genuine Draft and Caleb play the Unbuttoned Drinking game and try to stop him at every turn. This is a sloppy and funny one,...

202 – The Brazilian Military Dictatorship

For 21 years Brazil was ruled by a brutal, and oppressive Military Dictatorship that specialized in torture and huge economic expansion for the ruling elites. Learn in this episode how there’s only 12 names in 20th century Brazilian politics, how Superman defeated the KKK and why so many South American politicians are...

201 – Magnificent Bastards: Theodore Roosevelt

Captain Mike finally gets to gush about how much he loves US President Theodore Roosevelt to his heart’s extent. Caleb has a pretty great recurring bit about Taft getting stuck in bathtubs, and also why having your country actually matter...

199 – The Paris Commune

This week we learn about the one time a super left wing major city decided to make itself it’s own country–and how poorly it went. We cover the Paris Commune, Zoo animal Cuisine, Ridiculous Calendars, Red Flags and all the things you shouldn’t do when you try to rise up against your national...

198 – Royal Inbreeding

Game of Thrones is wrapping up their penultimate season, and the topic of Royal Incest as abounded. But what of when this happened in our world? This week we talk about the strange practice of Royalty marrying and having children with their own families. From the horrific birth defects of King Tut, to the ravages of having everyone be a...

197 – Disaster!: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

A new series begins as we take a look at the horrific natural disaster that shaped San Francisco as we know it: the Massive Earthquake and subsequent fires. Here how the city and some very unlikely inhabitants were able build new, bigger and better after their whole city was wiped off the...

193 – The Boer Wars

In this week’s episode we learn about how the British being routinely embarrassed pushes them to invent the concentration...

192 – The Zulu Kingdom

Finally we get around to Shaka and the Zulu people in this weeks episode. Learn about the things they don’t tell you about Shaka himself, how the desire for making South Africa into Canada nearly destroyed it and how sometime syou can get carried away during the fun of the...

191 – Failed Revolutions: John Brown and Harper’s Ferry

Take a hit of vicarious righteousness as you learn about the deeds of some of the bravest freedom fighters who ever lived and briefly imagine that you could be a sixteenth as awesome as they were before the bleak memory of your mediocre cowardice returns. This week we’re talking about the failed revolution at Harpers Ferry,...

190 – Native People ‘I Told Ya Sos’

Mike and Caleb have another two-hander as Blind Mike continues to save the lobsters. This week, we discuss all the times Native or Indigenous people were right and Europeans were...

189 – Failed Revolutions: Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion

Caleb and Make have a short form two-hander about their favorite slave insurrection. Learn about how volcanic activity on the other side of a continent help cue an uprising, and how it’s better to be in the slave rebellion than to stay out of...