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Leonardo da Vinci is probably best known for his paintings the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. But did you know he was also an inventor and mathematical genius? Inside the pages of da Vinci's famous notebooks lied much of our early knowledge about the human body and many of his engineering feats were hundreds of years before their time. Roll up, lig…
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Sacagawea was an integral part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition which explored the United States' newly acquired land thanks to the Louisiana Purchase. Without the guidance and translation Sacagwea provided, one could argue the journey might never have succeeded. Roll up, light up, and prepare to explore new lands in another episode of this weed f…
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Sojourner Truth may have been born into slavery, but after escaping she continued on a path that would shape the rest of her life. Sojourner was one of the most well known abolitionists of her time culminating with her famous speech, "Aint I A Woman?". She dedicated herself to activism for African-American rights, and was the first black woman to w…
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Though considered "America's National Pastime", it took baseball over 100 years to be inclusive for all Americans. Jackie Robinson was the first man to break the "color line" that separated black and white players from playing on the same teams during the Jim Crow era. Through his incredible athletic abilities, determination, and resolve, Jackie Ro…
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Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist during the Civil Rights Movement who was surrounded by controversy. A polarizing figure in American history, even Malcom X’s death is shrouded in mystery. After overcoming adversity in young adulthood he was quickly swept up in being a national leader at odds with his contemporarie…
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Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous genius of all time, if not the 20th century. The renowned physicist set the table for modern physics with his discoveries as a young man. But the Nobel Prize winning genius didn't just challenge our world view, he also managed to escape Nazi controlled Germany and was (perhaps surprisingly) quite the ladi…
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Xerxes I had the largest empire in the world but he had a thirst for expansion. The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the Persian Empire, controlled most of the Middle East by the year 480 BCE. But Xerxes was determined to spread into Ancient Greece which led him to the Battle of Thermopylae where he faced off against King Leonidas and his 300 Spart…
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Gather around the fire and stockings as we tell you the long history of the Christmas season! Christmas has gone through many rebrands, from its pagan origins before the birth of Christ to the modern image of Santa Claus. Learn about the traditions of this holiday with its Christmas Trees and gift givings, and tune in as we discuss some of the icon…
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a skilled composer who rode his talents into the upper crust of society in the 1700s. From the young age of four Mozart was a known musical genius and it wasn’t long before his talents were known throughout Europe. The young star shined bright during the classical period, but the crash and burn for the prodigy was just a…
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Mother Teresa became a household name thanks to her humanitarian efforts among the poor of India. Her missionary work spread across the world and made her one of the most famous figures in the history of Catholicism. But criticisms of the famous nun have raised questions about this Saint's legacy. Roll up, light up, and say your prayers for another…
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Thanksgiving may be considered the start of the Christmas holiday season, but it has longstanding traditions all its own! This food-centric holiday originated with the pilgrims and made multiple comebacks through American wars before becoming the well known holiday that it is today. Roll up, light up, and grab that turkey leg for another episode of…
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We all know the classic fairytales of Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel to name a few, but do you know how twisted and dark those tales originally were? The Brothers Grimm spent their career compiling these stories that were originally local folklore tales throughout Germany in the hopes of creating a united culture and identity around thes…
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Exorcisms can be found throughout history, in every civilization and in every culture. Though it wasn't until 1973's The Exorcist that it really became mainstream. Discover how demons and exorcisms came to be in the Christian religion, and the true stories of two exorcisms that took place in the very recent past. Roll up, light up, and prepare to e…
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Wilbur and Orville Wright went from not finishing high school to being the first men to achieve flight in human history! Discover how the Wright Brothers developed and built the first aircraft which took them to new heights of stardom around the world. Roll up, light up, and prepare for take off in another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Conta…
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Firda Kahlo may be best recognized by her iconic unibrow, but she's also known as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. The Mexican painter and political activist "lived dying", having survived a horrific accident as a teenager and turning that torture into some of the most recognizable paintings of all time. Roll up, light up, a…
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Vlad the Impaler left his mark on the world with the horrific acts he committed on people during the Middle Ages. The ruthless ruler was responsible for the deaths of thousands via torturous methods such as impalement. His bloodlust may have even helped to inspire Bram Stoker's own monster, Dracula. Roll up, light up, and prepare for some impaling …
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Operation Overlord, otherwise known as the Battle of Normandy or D-Day, was the successful invasion of German-occupied France that reopened the western front during World War II. While Germany was distracted fighting the Soviet Union on the eastern front, the Allies were busy planning the largest seaborne invasion up to that point. Learn how the Al…
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Isaac Newton's discoveries of gravity and physics turned the scientific world upside down. His works helped to power the European Enlightenment, accounted for the discovery of white light, and even involved building the first Newtonian Telescope. The contributions he made to England were so great he was even bestowed knighthood. Roll up, light up, …
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Eleanor Roosevelt completely redefined what it meant to be the First Lady of the United States. Known to publicly disagree with her husband, President Franklin Roosevelt, she was the driving force behind many of his more progressive policies during the Great Depression and World War II. Though she was seen as controversial at the time, she has sinc…
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America and the Soviet Union competed in many ways during the Cold War and that competition led the two countries to the final frontier. During the Space Race, NASA upped the ante by planning to be the first ones to place a man on the Moon. Discover how the Apollo program got its start and how the almost decade long effort ended with Apollo 11 succ…
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Chicago's first Public Enemy Number 1, Al Capone led the biggest bootlegging gang in the city during American Prohibition. Capone was known for his brutality and the gang wars he started and participated in. Discover how the man nicknamed Scarface rose to the top in the city's seedy underground and how the president had to get involved to take him …
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Originally dubbed as "unsinkable", the RMS Titanic met with disaster on its maiden voyage. The giant steamer collided with an iceberg during its journey from England to the United States. Discover how the accident occurred and the horrors survivors had to endure during the ship's sinking. Roll up, light up, and anchors aweigh, it's time for another…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the famous life of Lawrence of Arabia. Discover how he went from being an archeologist to a real-life Indiana Jones who became one of the most well known WWII soldiers in the Middle East. Roll up, light up, and travel with us through England and Syria for another episode of this weed fu…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about the mother of birth control, Margaret Sanger. Discover how she became a trailblazer in the world of women's health, established what is now Planned Parenthood, and her dark relationship with the eugenics movement. Roll up, light up, and prepare for some Comstock Act violations in an…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the famous Spanish conquistador, Cortés. Learn how he began his early life in Spain and how his search for gold eventually lead to the elimination of the Aztecs. Roll up, light up, and get ready to steal some cursed Aztec gold in another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Contact Half…
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In this BONUS episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick dish out awards for the first 50 episodes of the show. Discover who would be invited to the some circle, who would be kicked out, and what some of their favorite episodes are! Roll up, light up, get ready for the red carpet, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Conta…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss revolutionary icon, Che Guevara. Learn how he began life traveling through South America, became an integral part of the Cuban Revolution, and one of the most famous faces of all time. Roll up, light up, get ready to foment some insurrection in another episode of this weed fueled podcas…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss Catherine the Great of Russia. Learn how a German princess became the sole ruler of Russia, brought western enlightenment to the country, and how she maybe had the most interesting furniture in history. Roll up, light up, and join us for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Cont…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss Saint Patrick and the origins of St. Patrick's Day. Learn how he first came to Ireland as a slave before returning as a missionary to spread Christianity. Roll up, light up, and grab your shamrocks, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Contact Half Baked History Fo…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss Coretta Scott King. Learn how she helped to shape and document the history of the Civil Rights Movement and Dr Martin Luther King Jr's involvement, forever changing the United States. Roll up, light up, and join us for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Contact Half Baked Hist…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss Frederick Douglass. Learn how he escaped from slavery and became a leader of the abolitionist movement during the Civil War era. Roll up, light up, and join us for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Contact Half Baked History Follow and engage with us on Instagram, TikTok, and…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the magnanimous Eva Perón. Learn how her humble beginnings lead to her becoming the First Lady of Argentina and turned her into a national symbol. Roll up, light up, and don't cry for her, Argentina, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast. Contact Half Baked History F…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the Branch Davidians and the Waco Siege. Learn how US agencies, including the ATF and FBI, bungled their standoff with David Koresh and his followers which lead to multiple deaths. Roll up, light up, and hunker down in your compound, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled pod…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the first and last ruling Queen of Hawaii, Queen Lili'uokalani. Learn about how she fought for her country's sovereignty and how America's obsession with sugar brought down a monarchy. Roll up, light up, and prepare for American imperialism, it's time for another episode of this weed fu…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about the father of evolution, Charles Darwin. Learn about how he formulated his Natural Selection theory, his long journey to South America, and how he rocked the scientific world as we know it. Roll up, light up, and get ready to learn about Darwinism, it's time for another episode of t…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about the man who knew all, Nostradamus. Learn about how he formulated his many prophecies, which ones came true, and which others still may happen. Roll up, light up, and get ready to hear your fortune, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact Half Baked History…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss one of the worst tragedies throughout human existence, the Black Death. Discover how the Bubonic Plague ravaged almost all of Europe and Asia during the 1300s thanks to the rapid spread by rats, poor medieval medicine, and horrible hygiene. Roll up, light up, and grab your plague doctor…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss every American's worst nightmare, Prohibition. Learn how the Temperance movement influenced the country to go dry during the 1910s, and how alcohol helped America get through the Great Depression. Roll up, light up, and grab some moonshine, it's time for another episode of this weed fue…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the Donner Party, one of the most harrowing tales of America's westward pioneers. Discover the conditions they braved, treacherous paths they traveled, and how they had to make the ultimate decision of resorting to cannibalism in hopes of survival. Roll up, light up, and grab yourself a…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the horrors of the European witch trials. Learn how the trials spanned centuries and destroyed the lives of nobles and peasants alike. Roll up, light up, and grab your cauldrons for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact Half Baked History Follow and engage with us on Inst…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth. Discover how he captivated audiences with his acting on stage, sided with the South in the Civil War, and eventually carried out his plot to murder the president. Roll up, light up, and get ready to go to the the…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about King of France and culture icon, Louis XIV. Discover how he became the Sun King, his lasting impact on fashion, and how his reign led to the French Revolution. Roll up, light up, and enjoy the sun rise at Versailles, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick travel back in time to England to learn about Queen Mary I, also known as Bloody Mary. Learn about her journey to the throne, how she commanded power and how she eventually got her nickname. Roll up, light up, and say her name if you dare, it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podca…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the first lady of Rome, Livia. Learn how she wielded power in a time when women were afforded none and how the first Roman Emperor heavily relied on her input to rule. Roll up, light up, and put your togas on for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact Half Baked History Fo…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss one of the most influential people involved in the women's rights movement in America, Susan B. Anthony. Learn about the lengths she went to fighting for suffrage and abolitionism, her battle against the United States government, and how she took no shit from no man. Roll up, light up, …
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss one of aviation's most infamous disasters, the Hindenburg. Learn about how one of the 20th century's most luxurious forms of travel became an iconic image associated with tragedy. Roll up, light up, and climb aboard the Zeppelin for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact H…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about the first human to ever make it to space, Yuri Gagarin. Learn about the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, Yuri's early life under the Nazi invasion of World War II, and how his fascination with flight lead him beyond the clouds and to the stars. Roll up, lig…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick learn about a key figure in the American Revolution, Thomas Paine. Learn how the Englishmen swore allegiance to one of the Colonies, influenced the Revolution, and how the public eventually turned against him. Roll up, light up, and grab your muskets because the British are coming in another ep…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss one of the most secretive operations in United States History, the Manhattan Project. Discover the origins of the atomic bombs, Robert Oppenheimer's involvement, and how the weapons lead to the end of World War II. Roll up, light up, and come to the Atomic Age for another episode of thi…
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In this episode of Half Baked History, Kelsey and Nick discuss the World's most beautiful woman, Hedy Lamarr. Learn about how she lit up the silver screen and changed the way that we used technology today. Roll up, light up, and grab your popcorn because it's time for another episode of this weed fueled podcast! Contact Half Baked History Follow an…
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