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History For Weirdos

A deep dive into the strange obscure and relentlessly entertaining portions of human history. Married couple and armchair historians, Stephanie & Andrew, discuss the often overlooked parts of humanity. Whether the subject is an obscure event that has confused historians for centuries or a historical figure that does not get enough credit, your hosts have you covered. New episodes available every Monday.

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Recent Episodes of History For Weirdos


Marcus Agrippa - The Roman Empire's MVP

Marcus Agrippa - The Roman Empire's MVP

Augustus Caesar may be the name etched in history books as Rome's first emperor, but behind every great leader is an even greater right-hand man. This week, we delve into the life of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the unsung hero who helped build and maintain the vast Roman Empire. Agrippa, a brilliant military strategist and gifted engineer, was instrumental in Augustus' rise to power and the subsequent Pax Romana. From crushing rebellions to designing architectural marvels like the Pantheon, Agrippa's contributions were as diverse as they were vital.

Join us as we uncover the fascinating life of this...

Episode 131 13 May 2024 1h, 6s


The Mysterious Mary Celeste

The Mysterious Mary Celeste

Welcome to another episode of "History For Weirdos" where Stephanie plunges into one of the sea’s most haunting mysteries—the enigmatic tale of the Mary Celeste. Found adrift in the Atlantic on December 4, 1872, this ghost ship was discovered in a perfectly seaworthy condition, yet eerily devoid of all crew. With the ship’s cargo intact and the crew's personal belongings left undisturbed, the mystery of the Mary Celeste presents a perplexing maritime puzzle that has baffled historians and inspired countless theories. Join us as we sail through the foggy details and try to piece together what might have happen...

Episode 130 6 May 2024 41m and 33s


Cannabis History with David Bienenstock

Cannabis History with David Bienenstock

In this special episode of History For Weirdos, we have a very special guest for April 20th (4/20), a cannabis / marijuana journalist and historian who has covered everything about the plant for almost twenty years!


David Bienenstock is the author of "How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High" (Penguin / Random House), and creator/host of the popular podcast "Great Moments in Weed History."


Previously, he served as Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and was a producer at VICE Media, where he created the video series...

Episode 129 20 April 2024 1h, 8m and 52s


The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident

In this spine-tingling episode of History For Weirdos, we’re diving deep into the dusty files of the Roswell incident, the UFO phenomenon that sparked an avalanche of conspiracy theories and stoked the fires of extraterrestrial enthusiasts for decades. Join Andrew as he peels back the layers of mystery surrounding the strange events of July 1947. From the first crumpled pieces of debris on a secluded New Mexico ranch to the U.S. Air Force's flip-flopping explanations and the chilling testimonies of those who were there, we’re exploring every angle of this enigmatic tale.

Was it a weath...

Episode 128 15 April 2024 37m and 43s


America's Most Haunted Sanitorium - Waverly Hills

America's Most Haunted Sanitorium - Waverly Hills

We're kicking off Paranormal April with an episode dedicated to one of the most haunted buildings in North America: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

Nestled atop a secluded hill in Kentucky, this monumental structure once served as a beacon of hope for tuberculosis patients during the early 20th century. Through a blend of historical insights and captivating narratives, we'll explore the sanatorium's inception, its innovative yet haunting treatments, and the societal impact it had during its peak. Uncover the tales of perseverance and tragedy that echo through its abandoned halls, painting a picture of an era grappling with...

Episode 127 8 April 2024 46m and 19s


The Woman Who Would Be King - Pharaoh Hatshepsut

The Woman Who Would Be King - Pharaoh Hatshepsut

In this episode of "History For Weirdos," Andrew takes you on a journey back to ancient Egypt, to uncover the story of one of history's most intriguing figures: Hatshepsut, the woman who dared to become pharaoh. In a society dominated by men, her ascent to the throne was nothing short of revolutionary. Through a blend of storytelling and historical analysis, we delve into Hatshepsut's early life, her unconventional rise to power, and her ambitious reign that transformed Egypt. From her strategic maneuverings within the royal court to her divine coronation, this episode explores the complexities and challenges she faced...

Episode 126 1 April 2024 1h, 11m and 13s


Joan of Arc, Teen General and Saint

Joan of Arc, Teen General and Saint

In this electrifying episode of History For Weirdos, Stephanie embarks on a journey back to the tumultuous times of the Hundred Years' War to unravel the enigmatic tale of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans. Known for her pivotal role in lifting the siege of Orléans and leading the French to several crucial victories, Joan's story is one that blends mysticism, bravery, and controversy into the fabric of history. But beyond her battlefield exploits, lies a tale of a young woman whose visions and determination challenged the conventions of her time, making her a figure of bo...

Episode 125 18 March 2024 56m and 1s


The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster of 1911

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster of 1911

In this riveting episode of "History For Weirdos," Andrew plunges into the heart of one of the most catastrophic industrial disasters in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. As flames engulfed a New York City garment factory, 146 lives were tragically cut short, most of them young immigrant women. This episode doesn't just recount the harrowing details of the fire itself but peels back the layers of an era, revealing the dire working conditions that led to such a devastating loss. Through the smoke and ashes of tragedy, we explore how this event became a pivotal moment, igniting a...

Episode 124 12 March 2024 44m and 48s


Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp

Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp

Florence Nightingale was a nurse, social reformer, and statistician who revolutionized healthcare in the 19th century. Born into a privileged British family, Nightingale defied societal expectations to pursue nursing education in Germany and France. Her pivotal moment came during the Crimean War when she transformed military hospitals through improved hygiene practices. In this week’s episode, we take a close and nuanced look at Nightengale’s legacy.

Beyond her battlefield innovations, Florence Nightingale's impact extended far into the realms of public health and statistics. Known affectionately as "The Lady with the Lamp" for her night rounds to aid...

Episode 123 4 March 2024 55m and 26s


The One-Eyed Queen vs The Roman Empire

The One-Eyed Queen vs The Roman Empire

In this riveting episode of "History For Weirdos," we strap on our sandals and march back in time to the sun-baked lands of ancient Kush, where the indomitable Queen (Kandake) Amanirenas dared to stare down the eagle banners of Rome. With her one good eye, she saw through the imperial ambitions of Augustus and led her people in a bold campaign that would etch her name in the annals of history as the One-Eyed Queen who challenged an empire. Join us, Andrew and Stephanie, as we unearth the tale of this fearless leader, whose story is shrouded in mystery...

Episode 122 26 February 2024 45m and 22s

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