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In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about more black cowboys, black cow ladies, the Great Depression rabbit plague, and much more! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy,…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about multiple black cowboys, black cowboy culture, and how Old Town Road's music video is remarkably accurate. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Eri…
 
In this episode, we hear the end of Yasuke's story and wrap up the coup from Akechi! Spoiler alert: People do not like the usurper. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, T…
 
In this episode, Yasuke finally gets to fight...eventually. But they some good fights y'all. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vallie, Amanda, Denise, Ariana, …
 
In this episode, Yasuke impresses a lot of Japanese people, wonders what his job will be, and finally becomes a samurai! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vall…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on your reviews, emails, and talk about how many random history related things, like Santa Ana's leg and where it should be. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill…
 
In this bonus episode, Hailey and Alexis try to guess states by their mottos, yell a couple times at how wrong some of them are, get tricked by a state using Spanish AGAIN, and generally think almost all states need new mottos. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael,…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on your reviews, emails, and talk about how tall various Founding Fathers were. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vall…
 
In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about Yasuke, a black samurai, calls out the book she's reading for being sketchy at best, and demands Ubisoft turn this into an Assassin's Creed game! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused N…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about Robert Smalls, a slave turned soldier turned Congressman who did everything he could to build up his race to be on equal footing. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Po…
 
In this guest episode, Alexis teaches Alyssa about Dorothy Dandridge, a beautiful black actress with a heartbreaking life. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Va…
 
In this final episode of Josiah, so much happens! The British in Kabul! Josiah becomes a prince forever! A European vacation! And two embarrassing defeats back to back. Join us! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail,…
 
In this penultimate Josiah episode, will he fight in a battle? Will he be good at anything? Can he redeem himself from being a mediocre white man intent on conquering? Listen and find out! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Ner…
 
In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about the 1899 Kissing Bug epidemic in the United States, how the deadly bugs became fashion, and makes Hailey relive her childhood nightmares. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, P…
 
Join us for this bonus episode where we guess what license plate is for what state! The powerpoint will be up on our Facebook page if you want to play along. Spoiler alert: We don't know where New Jersey is. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy,…
 
In this episode, Hailey presents Alexis with a bouillabaisse of topics, with mean Valentines, Victorian fern obsession, and King Tut's cursed tomb! You might think this episode is tangent filled, but most of them were edited out and will be in some outtakes in the future. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Ga…
 
Josiah vacations at Kabul for 18 months before he decides...to go back towards India?! His ridiculous shenanigans continue in this episode! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, …
 
Josiah finally makes it to Kabul and meets Dost Mohammed, who is...kind of hot? And smart? Uh oh. Also he eats a pea that can make your butt fall off! Don't believe me? Listen to the ep and find out which one! This episode ended up being TOO LONG so I had to reduce the audio quality but hopefully it's not too noticeable... Special thanks to our pat…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on nice reviews, nice emails, rant waaaay too much and try to get through March, the longest month of the century. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie…
 
Josiah Harlan, a Quaker from Pennsylania, continues on his terrible journey through India to Afghanistan, meets a tiny prince, and then some older ones, cures some blindness and gets deserted by almost all his men. Enjoy! Also the audio is kind of loud in this episode, we did our best to fix it, but we'll make sure to double check next time. Specia…
 
We all know countries were practicing imperialism in the 19th century, but what about random individuals? In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about Josiah Harlan, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, decided, after a break up, to never return to America and take over a piece of Afghanistan for himself, just like his hero, Alexander the Great. Special tha…
 
When a mini is so long, it's the length of an episode....But hopefully you'll enjoy it during self isolation! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See acast.com/pri…
 
Hate being told to wash your hands in this infectious time? Then this is not the episode for you! This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about the dark history of hand washing and why sometimes you just need to leave the country. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Jul…
 
In this mini, we mispronunce all things English, and read your emails and reviews! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
St. Patrick's Day is about wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage and removing all the snakes from Ireland? Apparently, that's what St. Patrick did! In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey some basic info about St. Patrick, all of which he probably made up, and then how the day became a beautiful melting pot of culture. Special thanks to our …
 
We've had the housing market crash, the dot come bubble burst, and...the tulip market boom? That's right, in the Golden Dutch age in the 17th century, nothing was more valuable than diseased tulips! Join us as Hailey teaches Alexis some economics and discussion about why humans are not logical when it comes to their purchasing habits. Special thank…
 
You've heard of Atalanta, the speedy Greek mythology heroine who would not marry a man unless he could beat her in a foot race. But have you heard of the real life Mongolian princess who refused to marry a man who couldn't beat her in wrestling? We hadn't until now! Join us as Alexis teaches Hailey about Khutulun, the pride of her father Qaidu and …
 
You've heard of pirates in the Caribbean, but have you heard of pirates in the South China Sea? Join us this week to learn about Ching Shih, possibly the most successful pirate of all time, who brings Britain, Portugal and China onto their knees. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Nataly…
 
Valentine's Day may have been last week, but are you even sure who you were celebrating or why? Join us this week, as Hailey teaches Alexis about the multiple saints who might have been St. Valentine, and which historical figures made it cool. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, …
 
In this mini, we talk about historical mistakes from many online sources, and read your emails and reviews! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See acast.com/priva…
 
Men hate her, women hate her, but we love her. Join us for Emperor Wu's journey from concubine, to Empress, to Queen Mother, to Emperor of China. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie and Erica…
 
Join us in a watch a long of another Reign episode! This one has everything, from poison, to catacombs, and even forks! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See aca…
 
The minis have made their return! Reviews are read, including one from Alexis's professor, and dog pictures abound in the emails we've received. Warning: tangent level 9000. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Pol…
 
The Mona Lisa hung in the Louvre, French kings' and Napoleon's bedroom, and...a one room apartment in Paris? Tune in this week as Alexis finished telling Hailey about the Mona Lisa, where she ended up after she was stolen, who stole her, how he got caught, and why it sounds like it's made up, but isn't. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Kate…
 
Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Because she was stolen from the Louvre! Join us this week as Alexis teaches Hailey about how the Mona Lisa is discovered missing, why Pablo Picasso is questioned, and so many conspiracy theories about who took it, all of which are wrong! And join us for part two where we let you know what …
 
Anarchy, but make it fashion! This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about Luisa Capetillo, a tenacious Puerto Rican labor activist who was well ahead of her time. Thanks to Gamy for the suggestion to do something with Puerto Rico, we hope you enjoy it! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natal…
 
In this final episode, join Hailey in learning about what happens after you betray your country and the one monument that Benedict Arnold has in America. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Elya, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill and M…
 
In this penultimate episode, it finally happens! Join us this week as Alexis teaches Hailey about Benedict snapping, literally and figuratively, getting screwed even harder by Congress and finally becoming a British spy. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie,…
 
Happy Holidays everyone! Benedict Arnold is a famous American traitor, but how did he get there? Tune in this week to hear that and more, as Alexis teaches Hailey about the how Arnold is passed over for promotion, quits the military twice, and still is a better military commander than George Washington. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music a…
 
In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about a boy who is trying to just do his best, and all the people who are trying to take him down. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Elya, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail a…
 
In this episode, like Hailey has previously, Alexis describes a secret boy from the Revolutionary war, the challenge of growing up at the time and having a Puritan mother, and what people from Connecticut are called. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Nat…
 
We taught you all about the strange, non-living presents that presidents received, although the cheese are right on the line. This week, learn about the living presents presidents received, didn't know what to do with, begged for, or said no to, including reptiles, predators, household pets, and historical game changers. Special thanks to Swing Wha…
 
Why was Rasputin's shoe just sitting on top of the ice of the river he was thrown in? Why are all the plans to kill him so much more convoluted than they need to be? What was song was playing when the plot took place? All these questions and more are answered in this episode that will make you feel glad you didn't go to this party for Thanksgiving!…
 
Presidents are given a lot of gifts while they are running the country. But some of those gifts are strange, confusing, and simply bizarre. Join us to learn about giant wheels of cheese, carved peach pits, and a sheriff's badge from Shirley Temple, all given to presidents! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Ka…
 
We read emails, reviews, and go on tangents about whether James Madison is venerated or not. You know, the usual. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, and Julia! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Our second Nixon episode is finally here! We had to get our November the 5th episode up on that day, because obviously, so they were separated, but it's finally here! We talk about Watergate, Elvis meeting Nixon and how gossip helped take Nixon down. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena…
 
We're sorry it's not another Nixon, that's next week, but we had to do this one first for the anniversary! Guy Fawkes might be best known for his masks used by protesters and Anonymous, but what did he really do? Or not do? Why is the day named after him? For answers to these questions and more, join us for the episode! Special thanks to Swing Whal…
 
For our final episode of Hysterical Halloween, we explore the scariest thing of all...corruption in the American government! We hope you enjoy learning about Tricky Dicky, his gang the Plumbers, and his favorite food which is just as evil as he was. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & J…
 
You know all about zombies and vampires, but what about Mongolian Death Worms and Penanggalan? Tune in this week, as Alexis teaches Hailey even more monsters to scare her for Hysterical Halloween! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, …
 
Can we make it through one email without going on 5 tangents per email? You'll have to listen and find out! Sorry we haven't posted one of these in awhile. We've been busy, but we're here and we hope you enjoy it! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, …
 
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