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Half-Arsed History

Welcome along to Half-Arsed History! It's a weekly podcast highlighting absurd and entertaining stories from history. Three times a week, it helps host Riley Knight feel as though his useless history degree has some kind of real-world relevance.Tickets for Half-Arsed History Live: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24Get in touch: halfarsedhistory@gmail.comSupport the show on Patreon: https://patreon.com/halfarsedhistoryBuy Half-Arsed History merch: https://halfarsedhistory.theprintbar.comIf you've just discovered the show and aren't sure which of the 300+ episodes to start with, here are some suggestions:Episode 139: The History of the Toilet...

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Recent Episodes of Half-Arsed History


Episode 316: History’s Biggest Misconceptions - Part 2

Episode 316: History’s Biggest Misconceptions - Part 2

In this week's episode, learn the truth behind five more commonly-held historical misonceptions: the colour of classical statues, things erroneously associated with Julius Caesar, the existence of the iron maiden, Napoleon's height, and NASA's million-dollar space pen.


Tickets for Half-Arsed History Live are available here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24


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Episode 14 July 2024 46m and 45s


Monuments Episode 28: St Peter's Basilica & the Sistine Chapel

Monuments Episode 28: St Peter's Basilica & the Sistine Chapel

This week's monuments are St Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world, and the Sistine Chapel, with its famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo, both found in the Vatican City in Rome.


Tickets for Half-Arsed History Live are available here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24


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Episode 12 July 2024 17m and 4s


Announcing: Half-Arsed History LIVE!

Announcing: Half-Arsed History LIVE!

Half-Arsed History is taking to the stage this August, in Melbourne and Sydney! We'll have a great time getting across the histories of these two cities, and there's plenty of other stuff planned - Q&As, meet and greets, tour merch, a song or two, all sorts of things. Hope to see you there!


Tickets are available now: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24



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Episode 10 July 2024 5m and 1s


QAH Episode 66: The Dublin Whiskey Fire

QAH Episode 66: The Dublin Whiskey Fire

Quarter-Arsed History presents: the Dublin Whiskey Fire, when torrents of flaming whiskey flooded through Dublin resulting in the loss of 13 lives - none of them to the fire itself, however, all instead to alcohol poisoning.


Tickets for Half-Arsed History Live are available here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24


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Episode 10 July 2024 15m and 57s


Episode 315: The Rosetta Stone

Episode 315: The Rosetta Stone

In this week's episode, discover the story of the Rosetta Stone, a series of 2,000-year-old texts written that became the key to our modern understanding of the Ancient Egyptian language.


Tickets for Half-Arsed History Live are available here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HALFHIST24


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Episode 7 July 2024 58m and 59s


Monuments Episode 27: Machu Picchu

Monuments Episode 27: Machu Picchu

This week's monument is Machu Picchu, a mountaintop citadel found in Peru, which served as an imperial retreat during the heyday of the Inca Empire.

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Episode 5 July 2024 19m and 4s


QAH Episode 65: Edward Dando, the Oyster Thief

QAH Episode 65: Edward Dando, the Oyster Thief

Quarter-Arsed History presents: Edward Dando, a bloke who became infamous in 1830s London for eating vast quantities of oysters, without ever paying for them.

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Episode 3 July 2024 16m and 54s


Episode 314: Frederic Chopin, the Virtuosic Pianist

Episode 314: Frederic Chopin, the Virtuosic Pianist

In this week's episode, meet Frédéric Chopin, one of the most famous and celebrated composers and pianists of the Romantic Era, and learn about his life, work, and relationships.

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Episode 30 June 2024 48m and 55s


Monuments Episode 26: The Forbidden City

Monuments Episode 26: The Forbidden City

This week's monument is the Forbidden City, a huge palace complex in central Beijing, China, which served as the imperial seat of government for over 500 years.

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Episode 28 June 2024 18m and 27s


QAH Episode 64: The Ball of the Burning Men

QAH Episode 64: The Ball of the Burning Men

Quarter-Arsed History presents: the Ball of the Burning Men, a wedding celebration at which the reigning French king, Charles the Mad, was almost burnt to a crisp.

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Episode 26 June 2024 16m and 59s

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