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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
You've heard of The Salem Witch Trials, but America also had a brief vampire moment. Comedian Lainie Lenertz is so funny that we veer off topic a lot to go down funny rabbit holes, but ultimately we do tell the story of Mercy Brown and the vampire panic that swept New England.