Archive for the ' songs' Category

A happy marriage of history and 'comedy'*? It must be weddings week!        *in the loosest sense.  Sam starts us off this week with a look at the bizarre and ridiculous marriage o...

Eey By Gum, it's accents week! Tom kicks us off with a look at the fascinating (and very short) history of two classic stereotypical accents - the west country pirate we all know a...

We're going on a history hunt, we're going to find a fun source!Yes, it's traveler week. Tom kicks us off with a look at Till Eulenspiegel (which bizarrely translates as either toi...

In out in out shake it all about, it's movement week! Tom starts us off this week with a whistlestop tour of the humble Waltz, a dance deemed too risque for stuffy bishops because ...

The name's Genius. That Was Genius. Yes, it's spy week! Pew pew pew! Tom starts with a guide to simple sabotage by the OSS (later CIA ) in WW2. Now available to download (so you ca...

It's time to *lift* your spirits, *stretch* the truth, and *work out* exactly what the sources are telling us in an episode all about health and fitness! Yes, after a week's break ...

There once was a podcast on history. And why they still did it's a mystery. This week's about verse, so Sam's picked the worst. And Tom's done Catullus for his story. Yes, it's poe...

Oh have mercy, it's serial killers week! Featuring Sam murdering a song in our first proper musical interlude! Tom kicks us off with a look at Alexander Pearce, the Irish convict s...

Welcome to the age of discovery, as we attempt something we've never done before: An episode on world firsts! And it's a good'un this week. Tom kicks us off with a look at the less...

Finally, something to laugh about - this week's episode is all about the humour (well it's rarely about the history)! Tom kicks us off with a look at the Philogelos (Love of Laught...