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The Poorly-Researched History Podcast

Andrew Nathenson/Sophia Quinn

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Andrew Nathenson and Sophia Quinn, two non-historians, swap stories from history while making jokes, making fun of each other, and doing improv comedy.Email us: poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.comFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/prhpodOur music is by Richard Ciavarelli

Latest Episodes

12: Hang in There, Joan (Joan of Arc)

Andrew tells Sophia about Joan of Arc, the farm girl who turned the tides of the Hundred Years War for the French, and later became a Saint. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

35 MIN2018 AUG 10
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12: Hang in There, Joan (Joan of Arc)

11: A Stick That Slaps Loud (Commedia dell'arte)

Sophia tells Andrew about Commedia dell'arte in the second special theater episode! And they discover the true origin of the art form: a grade school project. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

26 MIN2018 JUL 16
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11: A Stick That Slaps Loud (Commedia dell'arte)

10: He Was Afraid of Beans! (Pythagoras of Samos)

Andrew tells Sophia about Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher/mathematician/astronomer/cult leader. Pythagoras, aside from allegedly inventing his famous theorem, was a really weird guy with a lot of strange ideas. Also, he ran what was effectively a cult. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

32 MIN2018 JUN 28
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10: He Was Afraid of Beans! (Pythagoras of Samos)

9: Dark Times for Emu-nity (Great Emu War)

Sophia tells Andrew about the Great Emu War in Australia, a military/pest control operation to protect the wheat fields of farmers after the first World War. Then, we hear a brief snippet of the conversation that led to the escalation of this conflict. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 JUN 13
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9: Dark Times for Emu-nity (Great Emu War)

8: The First Hype-Man, and Last Viking (Harald Hardrada)

Andrew tells Sophia about Harald Hardrada, considered by many to be the last Viking King, and by some to be the last Viking. Harald is a lame name, though, apparently, so we only call him Hardrada. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

37 MIN2018 MAY 31
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8: The First Hype-Man, and Last Viking (Harald Hardrada)

7: She Doesn't Look a Day Over Sainthood! (Saint Catherine)

(...of Bologna. That part didn't fit in the title) Sophia tells Andrew about Saint Catherine of Bologna, the nun whose mummified body is still on display at the church of Chiesa della Santa in Bologna, Italy. Also, Andrew learns he may have some trouble if he wants to become a saint. Image of Saint Catherine of Bologna: https://goo.gl/images/SBtro4 Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

38 MIN2018 MAY 17
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7: She Doesn't Look a Day Over Sainthood! (Saint Catherine)

6: Family Feud (Chinese Zhou Dynasty)

Andrew tells Sophia about the Chinese Zhou Dynasty, the second, or perhaps third, dynasty. This dynasty was the birthplace of many aspects of Chinese culture, including most of the dominant schools of thought, religion, and the idea of dynasties themselves. Also, King Wu may have made up an entire imaginary dynasty. Just maybe. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 MAY 3
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6: Family Feud (Chinese Zhou Dynasty)

5: The Wall Pool (Sir Robert Walpole / The Licensing Act)

Sophia tells Andrew about the Licensing Act of 1737, which censored what was said about the British government through theater. They also discuss Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister, and his fantastic invention for swimming right inside your own home. The Festival of the Golden Rump cartoon: https://goo.gl/images/sab2K1 Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

31 MIN2018 APR 19
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5: The Wall Pool (Sir Robert Walpole / The Licensing Act)

4: What do you know about WWI? (Fort Douaumont)

Andrew tells Sophia about Fort Douaumont, the largest French fort on the Western Front during World War I, and the strange series of events that led to its capture by the Germans, and later recapture by the French. Pro tip: Use a coffee maker next time. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

32 MIN2018 APR 5
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4: What do you know about WWI? (Fort Douaumont)

3: Torture Your Problems Away (Ferdinand and Isabella)

Sophia tells Andrew about King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, the Catholic Monarchs. Also, Tomás de Torquemada, and the Spanish Inquisition. We discover the best method of dealing with problems, and hear a rare tape from the time. "It wasn't that bad" article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jun/16/artsandhumanities.internationaleducationnews Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 MAR 23
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3: Torture Your Problems Away (Ferdinand and Isabella)

Latest Episodes

12: Hang in There, Joan (Joan of Arc)

Andrew tells Sophia about Joan of Arc, the farm girl who turned the tides of the Hundred Years War for the French, and later became a Saint. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

35 MIN2018 AUG 10
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12: Hang in There, Joan (Joan of Arc)

11: A Stick That Slaps Loud (Commedia dell'arte)

Sophia tells Andrew about Commedia dell'arte in the second special theater episode! And they discover the true origin of the art form: a grade school project. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

26 MIN2018 JUL 16
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11: A Stick That Slaps Loud (Commedia dell'arte)

10: He Was Afraid of Beans! (Pythagoras of Samos)

Andrew tells Sophia about Pythagoras, the Greek philosopher/mathematician/astronomer/cult leader. Pythagoras, aside from allegedly inventing his famous theorem, was a really weird guy with a lot of strange ideas. Also, he ran what was effectively a cult. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

32 MIN2018 JUN 28
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10: He Was Afraid of Beans! (Pythagoras of Samos)

9: Dark Times for Emu-nity (Great Emu War)

Sophia tells Andrew about the Great Emu War in Australia, a military/pest control operation to protect the wheat fields of farmers after the first World War. Then, we hear a brief snippet of the conversation that led to the escalation of this conflict. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 JUN 13
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9: Dark Times for Emu-nity (Great Emu War)

8: The First Hype-Man, and Last Viking (Harald Hardrada)

Andrew tells Sophia about Harald Hardrada, considered by many to be the last Viking King, and by some to be the last Viking. Harald is a lame name, though, apparently, so we only call him Hardrada. Send us your questions! From now on, we're going to be answering listener questions at the start of episodes. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

37 MIN2018 MAY 31
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8: The First Hype-Man, and Last Viking (Harald Hardrada)

7: She Doesn't Look a Day Over Sainthood! (Saint Catherine)

(...of Bologna. That part didn't fit in the title) Sophia tells Andrew about Saint Catherine of Bologna, the nun whose mummified body is still on display at the church of Chiesa della Santa in Bologna, Italy. Also, Andrew learns he may have some trouble if he wants to become a saint. Image of Saint Catherine of Bologna: https://goo.gl/images/SBtro4 Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

38 MIN2018 MAY 17
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7: She Doesn't Look a Day Over Sainthood! (Saint Catherine)

6: Family Feud (Chinese Zhou Dynasty)

Andrew tells Sophia about the Chinese Zhou Dynasty, the second, or perhaps third, dynasty. This dynasty was the birthplace of many aspects of Chinese culture, including most of the dominant schools of thought, religion, and the idea of dynasties themselves. Also, King Wu may have made up an entire imaginary dynasty. Just maybe. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 MAY 3
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6: Family Feud (Chinese Zhou Dynasty)

5: The Wall Pool (Sir Robert Walpole / The Licensing Act)

Sophia tells Andrew about the Licensing Act of 1737, which censored what was said about the British government through theater. They also discuss Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister, and his fantastic invention for swimming right inside your own home. The Festival of the Golden Rump cartoon: https://goo.gl/images/sab2K1 Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

31 MIN2018 APR 19
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5: The Wall Pool (Sir Robert Walpole / The Licensing Act)

4: What do you know about WWI? (Fort Douaumont)

Andrew tells Sophia about Fort Douaumont, the largest French fort on the Western Front during World War I, and the strange series of events that led to its capture by the Germans, and later recapture by the French. Pro tip: Use a coffee maker next time. Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

32 MIN2018 APR 5
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4: What do you know about WWI? (Fort Douaumont)

3: Torture Your Problems Away (Ferdinand and Isabella)

Sophia tells Andrew about King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, the Catholic Monarchs. Also, Tomás de Torquemada, and the Spanish Inquisition. We discover the best method of dealing with problems, and hear a rare tape from the time. "It wasn't that bad" article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jun/16/artsandhumanities.internationaleducationnews Email us at poorlyresearchedhistory@gmail.com Tweet us at @prhpod Our music is by Richard Ciavarelli

33 MIN2018 MAR 23
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3: Torture Your Problems Away (Ferdinand and Isabella)