Unsolved Mysteries: The Tamam Shud Case

September 18, 2017

The Tamam Shud Case or The Somerton Man is one of the world's strangest unsolved mysteries. Not only do we not know what happened to the man found on Somerton beach, but we don't even know who he is. Will we ever know the truth? Comedian Mike Bobrinskoy is here to learn more about the Somerton Man. Listen to the end to hear how Mike attempts to solve the crime! 


What Happened to The No Nothing Party?

September 11, 2017

Comedian Audrey Jonas (Hoo Ha Comedy) joins us to talk about The No Nothing Party, a serious third party contender in early US politics. This anti-immigration party had a stronghold on American politics, but they evaporated just as quickly as they appeared on the scene. What happened? 


Minisode: The Real Johnny Appleseed

September 4, 2017

This minisode updates listeners on some podcast news and then welcomes September with one of Stephanie's favorite historical figures: John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Turns out he was kind of nuts.


The Radium Girls!

August 27, 2017

Sarah Sherman of Helltrap Nightmare invited me over to talk about the gruesome story of The Radium Girls who all experienced radium poisoning at work. Listen to hear about their fight for justice!  


Nazi Camps in America

August 20, 2017

Stephanie invites Dan Drees (McSweeney's, The Whiskey Journal) back on the show to delve into the history of Nazis in America. Did you know that American Nazis formed organizations and built summer camps in the 1930's? Listen to learn about this overlooked decade of American history.


America’s First Gay President

August 13, 2017

The hilarious Shannon Noll (We Still Like You) came to talk about James Buchanan who was most likely America's first gay president. We also talk about how his presidency wasn't that great for other reasons entirely.


The World’s Only Meteorite Victim

August 1, 2017

Comedian Liz Ziner is the guest today talking about Ann Hodges, the only person in known history to have been hit by a meteorite. Her story doesn't end there, however. Listen to hear about how this meteorite ended up affecting the rest of her life. 


History’s Practical Jokes: 54 Berners Street

July 24, 2017

In this silly episode, Whiskey Journal founder and Lincoln Lodge cast member Kyle Scanlan talks with Stephanie about one of history's greatest pranks of all time. What happened at 54 Berners Street that caused the address to be the talk of London? 


The Hays Code Part 2: The Decline

July 16, 2017

Hollywood's Hays Code is examined once it is put into place. We look at how and why it falls apart in the 60's and how we got the ratings system that we use today. Megan Stalter is absolutely hilarious in this episode. 


Hollywood and The Hays Code - Part I

July 9, 2017

The hilarious Megan Stalter talked with Stephanie about the rise of The Motion Picture Production Code aka The Hays Code that attempted to "clean up" Hollywood. We discuss pre-code movies and the freedom that they gave female characters. It's our first two-parter and you'll see why!