Half-Arsed History

Half-Arsed History

Episode 139: The History of the Toilet

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn the history of the humble toilet, and hear how it has developed over the...

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Episode 138: The Order of Assassins

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the true story of the Order of Assassins, also known as the Nizari...

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Episode 137: Alexander Selkirk, Castaway

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the story of Alexander Selkirk, a castaway whose incredible tale was one...

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Episode 136: King Ludwig II, the Fairytale King

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the tale of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who was responsible for...

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Episode 135: The History of Football

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the history of football, from its origins as an anarchic, violent...

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Episode 134: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grandmother of Europe

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the richest and most powerful...

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Episode 133: The First-Term Achievements of Every Single US President

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, test the claim made earlier this week that the outgoing US presidency...

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Episode 132: History’s Shortest Reigns

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the rulers throughout history that had the shortest reigns –...

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Episode 131: The Mongol Invasions of Japan

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the tale of the Mongol Invasions of Japan, and the unlikely way in which...

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Episode 130: The Historic Origins of Popular Sayings

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the origins of four commonly-used modern sayings: “beyond the...

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Episode 129: The White Australia Policy

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about an often (and perhaps readily) overlooked part of...

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Episode 128: Moctezuma II and the Fall of the Aztecs

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear how the Aztec Empire was destroyed by Spanish invaders led by Hernan...

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Episode 127: Moctezuma I and the Rise of the Aztecs

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Episode 126: History’s Weirdest Deaths

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, get across some of the weirdest and most ridiculous stories of how people have...

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Episode 125: Burke and Hare

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be shocked at the murderous crimes of two profiteering maniacs, Burke and...

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Episode 124: History of Birth Control

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about the way that birth control has changed over the years, from...

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Episode 123: The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the tale of one of history’s best recorded witch trials, the...

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Episode 122: The Great Stink

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn of the time that raw sewage turned central London and the River Thames...

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Episode 121: Casanova, Part 2

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the second half of the life story of history’s most famous...

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Episode 120: Casanova, Part 1

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be amazed at the adventures and misadventures that during place during the...

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