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Do Go On

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A fact based comedy podcast. Each week Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back to the class.
164 - The Waco Siege
Dec 11 • 130 min
This week’s topic is the Waco Siege. Beginning in early 1993 after an ill fated raid on a compound outside of Waco, Texas, the Waco Siege was an unprecedented and tragic event in United States history.Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes:…
163 - WW2 Badass Audie Murphy
Dec 4 • 85 min
Here are Do Go On HQ, we love a story of a WW2 Badass! This week we hear about the impressive life of Audie Murphy - decorated soldier, Hollywood actor and all round legend. Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod…
162 - Unbelievable Urban Legends
Nov 27 • 115 min
For our final show on our UK tour, we went out with a real bloody bang! Three mini reports on freaky / spooky / weird / unbelivable urban legends plus a lot of tangents and a lot of laughs! Hear the horrible tales of The Flatwoods Monster, The Highgate…
161 - The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made
Nov 20 • 83 min
This week’s episode is about the making of the film, Roar, a film with the tagline is: “No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. 70 members of the cast and crew were.” Recorded live at The Glee Club in Birmingham, it was a great fun time!…
160 - The Disappearance Of Agatha Christie
Nov 13 • 88 min
This week’s episode is brought to you by Audible. Go to audible.com/dogoon or text dogoon to 500 500 to get started today. Our first show recorded on our UK tour is all about Agatha Christie. She’s the best selling novelist of all time and the definitely…
159 - Tarrare, The Man Who Ate Anything
Nov 6 • 88 min
In France in the 18th Century there was a man known as Tarrare… and boy could he eat. By the age of seventeen he could eat his own weight in beef. An insatiable hunger led him to become a travelling performer, eating everything from snakes to stones to…
158 - Incredible Spooky Stories
Oct 30 • 104 min
On this special spooooky Halloween episode, Dave, Jess and Matt each tell a incredible true tale that’ll have you pissing your pants!! There are ghosts, haunted dolls and reincarnations! Spooooooooooooooooky! Recorded live at Howler in Melbourne, this is…
157 - Batman (with NICK MASON)
Oct 23 • 137 min
Our favourite tram driver / podcaster joins us for our MOST REQUESTED TOPIC EVER! The great man himself, Nick Mason, gives us a comprehensive background on Gotham’s masked hero, Batman! …. And naturally we go off on some tangents as well. Support the show…
156 - The Shark Arm Murder
Oct 16 • 94 min
Well it’s BLOCKBUSTERTOPHERGRACE … FEST and this week we look at your #1 topic category - unsolved mystery! This story is wild and we were in a very silly mood so there are a lot of tangents also. And a lot of references to Australian TV shows from the…
155 - The Blood Countess
Oct 9 • 90 min
Which infamous serial killer has been called “The most prolific female murderer and the most prolific murderer of the western world’ by the Guiness Book of World Records? It’s the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory - a mass murdering noblewoman from the…
154 - The War Of The Worlds Radio Play
Oct 2 • 122 min
On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre broadcast one of the most famous pieces of radio in history. An adaptation of the H.G Wells’ science fiction classic ‘The War Of The Worlds,’ performed as a news broadcast. Thousands across the USA…
153 - The Toronto Clown Riots
Sep 25 • 73 min
What do you get when some clowns and some fire fighters walk into the same brothel? A straight up WAR. This week is a weird and wonderful story involving crooked cops, a religious order, some clowns and a bar fight. It’s a lot of bloody fun! Support the…
152 - The Football Cult Killer
Sep 18 • 83 min
In 1979 Robert Rozier was a talented American footballer with a promising career ahead of him, but things didn’t pan out that way - his career was cut short and he ended up getting involved in a cult which lead him down a dark path. Our website:…
151 - The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Sep 11 • 117 min
In the mid 1980s, NASA was struggling to capture the imagination of the American public like they once did. To promote the future of space travel, they decided to send a civilian into orbit aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle. A teacher named Christa…
150 - Wild Conspiracy Theories
Sep 4 • 128 min
To celebrate out 150th episode we decided to write three “mini” reports, each on a wild conspiracy theory. Recorded live at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney, this episode was so much fun. Keep reading for a list of conspiracies we talk about, or listen…
149 - Freddie Mercury and Queen
Aug 28 • 79 min
This week we look at a rock icon who has one of the most famous voices (and moustaches) in history! It’s the legend himself, Freddie Mercury! We look at his life growing up, his career with Queen, and Matt gives Freddie’s famous call and response a go!…
148 - Michael Jordan and Space Jam
Aug 21 • 113 min
This week’s episode is about legendary basketballer Michael Jordan and his rollercoaster of a life, hitting the highs of Sport (with the Chicago Bulls) and film (with Space Jam) and lows including family tragedies and a career change that didn’t quite go…
Do Go On Presents: Prime Mates (feat Matt Stewart and Dave Warneke!)
Aug 20 • 41 min
Here’s another unscheduled episode of Do Go On Presents! This week we are presenting Matt’s new podcast, Prime Mates - and an episode in particular featuring Dave Warneke, enjoy! You can find more of Prime Mates here: https://omny.fm/shows/prime-mates…
147 - Annie Oakley, Little Miss Sure Shot
Aug 15 • 94 min
Annie Oakley was born into extreme poverty, but due to her skill with a gun, she became one of the most famous people in America. An amazing life of shooting, rivalries and clearing her good name. Buffallo Bill, Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde and Sitting…
146 - The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
Aug 7 • 91 min
This week we make a HUGE, VERY SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT! And we also have a wild report about a phoenomenon that swept a small Illinois town in the 1940s. - Book tickets to our 2018 UK tour (Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and London):…
145 - Friends (the TV Show, not the concept)
Jul 31 • 111 min
So no one told you life was gonna be this way. Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear. When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but we’ll be there for you with a…
144 - Juliane Koepcke, The Woman Who Fell From The Sky
Jul 24 • 88 min
On Christmas Eve 1971, Juliane Koepcke awoke alone in the Amazon jungle after a plane she was on crashed in a storm.The sole survivor, she knew no one was coming for her and that despite her injuries, she would have to save herself. Oh, did I mention that…
143 - Tommy Wiseau & The Room (with Naomi Higgins!)
Jul 17 • 120 min
This week we’re joined by comedian, writer and dear friend, Naomi Higgins, as she tells us about one of the most infamous films in history - The Room. It is a ridiculous and hilarious mess! Report begins at 10.50 Support the show and get rewards like…
142 - The Great Train Robbery
Jul 10 • 90 min
In 1963, a gang of crooks robbed a train. But what was so great about it that it’s gone down in history as one of the greatest heists ever? Did they get away with it? Who are they? Where are they now (then)? All will be revealed on this week’s episode!…
Do Go On Presents: Just Make the Thing (feat. Jess Perkins!)
Jul 8 • 41 min
WTF are we doing in your podcast feed today?! Good bloody question! Well, we’re here to give you a little taster of Just Make the Thing, a great podcast from the Planet Broadcasting network! You can find more of JMTT here:…
141 - The History of Pantera
Jul 3 • 131 min
This week’s episode is about heavy metal powerhouse, and one of Matt’s favourite bands, Pantera! From their beginings as a glam band through to their days on top of the world - we talk about their successes, failures, tradegies and controversies. Report…
140 - The Eureka Stockade
Jun 26 • 107 min
The Gold Rush hit Victoria, Australia in 1851, and people quickly dropped everything and headed to the goldfields to try and strike it rich. But then the government started charging large gold digging fees, and before long corruption became widespread.…
139 - John Belushi
Jun 19 • 94 min
This week, Jess completes her triptych of Hollywood biographies with The Blues Brother himself, John Belushi. From the Windy City to the big screen, we learn about the early years and the premature death of a comedy pioneer. Report begins at 10:44 Support…
138 - Marvel Characters Special with guest NICK MASON
Jun 12 • 148 min
It’s a special episode this week with special guest Nick Mason from the Weekly Planet podcast where we each do a mini report on a character from the Marvel Universe! Who do we each choose? Listen to find out!! Support the show and get rewards like bonus…
137 - The History of Lego
Jun 5 • 92 min
This week’s episode is all about the history of Lego! A company founded by a carpenter in Denmark that ended up taking the world by storm with their little bricks and their system of play! But it wasn’t a smooth ride, there were (multiple) fires, deaths…
136 - Che Guevara
May 29 • 84 min
He’s one of the most iconic people of the twentieth century, but also one of the most divisive. A doctor, solider, leader, writer and revolutionary. Was Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara a freedom fighter, or a callous murderer? Dave reports on his amazing life, and…
135 - Marilyn Monroe
May 22 • 107 min
In the second of Jess’ Hollywood themed reports, this week we look at the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe! From a small town girl to the biggest star in Hollywood, we talk about her pretty terrible early life and her rise to stardom! Support the show…
134 - Agrippina the Younger
May 15 • 104 min
Which powerful Roman woman played a major role in the reigns of Roman emperors, Tiberius, Claudius, Caligula and Nero? This week’s topic is Agrippina the Younger! There is incest, murder, betrayal and unpronounceable names… this episode has it all! You…
133 - The Axeman of New Orleans
May 8 • 87 min
Dave reports on the Axeman of New Orleans, a mysterious figure who in the early 20th century began breaking into people’s homes and attacking them with their own axes! A jazz loving, axe wielding serial killer… What’s not to love? You can also support the…
132 - The Drowning of Natalie Wood
May 1 • 67 min
One of the most tragic and mysterious Hollywood deaths was the drowning of Natalie Wood. This week we look at her early life as a child star as well as her tragic death… which the boys had no idea about in the first place. You can also support the show…
131 - The Münster Rebellion
Apr 24 • 73 min
What event led to the hanging of three cages on the St Lamberti Church in Munster, Germany? It was the Münster Rebellion! This story involves murder, religion, a baker and so much more murder… it was a super fun live episode, enjoy! You can also support…
130 - Donald Crowhurst & The Golden Globe Race
Apr 17 • 66 min
In search of fame and fortune, Donald Crowhurst enters The 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race Around the World - a competition for the first person to solo circumnaviagate the world without stopping. However, unlike the rest of the field, Crowhurst is…
129 - The Silent Gibbons Twins
Apr 10 • 63 min
Our second live show for the MICF 2018 was an absolute HOOT! This is a fun epsiode about a strange, sad and kind of creepy topic - The Gibbons Twins. These identical twins refused to speak, and loved and loathed each other equally. There’s mystery and…
128 - The Death of Carl McCunn
Apr 3 • 61 min
It’s the first live episode of the year, in it we talk about the death of Carl McCunn. Carl was an outdoorsman and wildlife photographer who went on a solo trip to the Alaskan wilderness and didn’t come back alive, this is his story. You can also support…
127 - Escape From Colditz Castle
Mar 27 • 78 min
It was supposed to be a prison for the baddest of the bad, an inescapable complex for POWS that had escaped every other jail… But the inmates didn’t get the memo. Dave reports on the many escape attempts from Colditz Castle, a formidabble Second World War…
126 - Virginia Hall: The Limping Lady
Mar 20 • 59 min
Oooo! Looks like we have another WW2 badass on our hands! This is the story of WW2 spy, Virginia Hall. She was on the Gestapos hit list, and her story is a very interesting and exciting one! Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes:…
125 - The Legend of Bigfoot
Mar 13 • 78 min
Matt talks about a few of the most famous bigfoot tales, including how the creature got its name and the controversial Patterson-Gimlin Film… whether you’re a believer or not, it’s interesting stuff! - Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes:…
124 - Isaac Newton (with guest ANDY MATTHEWS!)
Mar 6 • 130 min
This week we are joined by friend, ‘Two In The Think Tank’ podcaster and self confessed “biggest Do Go On fan”, Andy Matthews! Andy brings us a report about a scientific legend, Isaac Newton! This is a mammoth episode and it is a lot of fun. Support the…
123 - The Gun Powder Plot
Feb 27 • 80 min
Dave reports on what was possibly the most braizen assassination attempt of all time. Robert Catesby, Guy Fawkes and a rag tag of their Catholic pals plot to blow up the King and the whole of the British parliament in fell swoop. Can they pull it off? Or…
122 - David Bowie
Feb 20 • 73 min
It’s the second week in a row that we’ve discussed a music legend, and this week it’s Ziggy Stardust himself! David Bowie had a career that spanned decades and art forms - from music to acting to painting, he did it all. Support the show and get rewards…
121 - The Man In Black: Johnny Cash
Feb 13 • 86 min
“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…” is what Johnny Cash would say if he was here to introduce this episode, which is about the legenedary country musician JOHNNY CASH! Imagine if he was here to introduce it, IMAGINE! Ride the rollercoaster of Johnny’s life with us,…
120 - The Hindenburg Disaster
Feb 6 • 86 min
Oh the humanity! A new episode has landed (crashed). It’s one of the most documented disasters of the 20th Century, but what really happened to The Hindenburg? What could possibly bring down the largest vessel that has ever flown? An acrobat, Nazis and a…
119 - Queens of Sydney Underworld
Jan 31 • 65 min
From the 1920’s, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine did two things - they ran the Sydney Underworld and they HATED each other. This week we delve into the lives of these two fascinating women and their bitter feud! Support the show and get rewards like bonus…
118 - Ryan Gosling (with Guest Joel Duscher!)
Jan 23 • 109 min
This week, Sanspants Radio dude Joel Duscher drops by to be our first guest reporter of 2018! And he reports on his favourite person… heart throb Ryan Gosling! It’s a long and tangent filled epsiode (don’t say we didn’t warn you) but it’s a lot of bloody…
117 - Why Do Girls Wear Pink and Boys Wear Blue?
Jan 16 • 93 min
This week’s episode is in the form of a question - ‘Why Do Girls Wear Pink and Boys Wear Blue?’ Well, Matt has a bloody crack at answering this… he goes back to the 1800s to a time before the pink and blue dichotomy, all the way up to modern day, today!…
116 - Frida Kahlo
Jan 9 • 79 min
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century. She also had a crazy and somwhat tragic life, all stemming from an accident when she was a teenager. As well as creating masterpieces, Kahlo married the most well known…
115 - The BTK Killer
Jan 2 • 59 min
This week, the patreon has voted for Jess’ topic for the first time, and they chose very wisely! We look at a serial killer who evaded police for more than 25 years! Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod Twitter:…
114 - The Mouse Universe Experiments
Dec 27, 2017 • 98 min
In the 50s, 60s and 70s ethologist John B. Calhoun studied the behaviour of rodents in his custom built rat and mice utopias… the results were influential, controversial, fascinating AND a bit fucked! Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes:…
113 - Explorer, David Livingstone
Dec 20, 2017 • 95 min
David Livngstone you presume? Correct! One of the most famous people of the Victorian era, David Livingstone was a terrible missionary… But lucky for him he was a fantastic explorer. Travelling to Africa for three seperate epic adventures, he went to an…
112 - Chesty Puller
Dec 12, 2017 • 64 min
This week we discuss the life of the most decorated Marine in US History, Lewis “Chesty” Puller! Yep, it’s another badass! We get distracted a fair bit too, and there’s a lot of US military jargon that we don’t fully understand becuase A) We are…
111 - Unsolved Christmastime Mysteries
Dec 5, 2017 • 73 min
It’s a mystery episode! This year’s Christmas Special was recorded live in Brisbane. Matt takes us through five mysteries that occured around Christmas - mysteries surrounding suicide, murder, missing persons and fruitcake! It gets dark at times… but we…
110 - The Burke & Hare Murders
Nov 28, 2017 • 85 min
It’s Dave’s turn to try his hand at a serial killer report. Burke and Hare are Scotland’s most famous duo of murderers. They killed people staying at their boarding house and sold their bodies to local medical schools who were desperate for cadavers to…
109 - J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter
Nov 21, 2017 • 76 min
This week we dip into the Golden Hat and discuss the rags to riches story of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling! We talk about her life pre-Potter and then how she went on to become one of the most successful British writers IN HISTORYYYYY. Support the show…
108 - Harold Holt: The Disappearing Prime Minister
Nov 14, 2017 • 77 min
Harold Holt was Australia’s 17th Prime Minister. Matt takes us through his early life and his climb up the political ladder, before talking about his mysterious disappearance.Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod…
107 - Vlad The Impaler
Nov 7, 2017 • 71 min
Vlad The Impaler, AKA Vlad Dracula III, is surely one of the most twisted people of all time. The sometimes ruler of Wallachia in modern day Romania, he got the nickname ‘The Impaler’ by well… impaling people. Thousands and thousands of them. He is also…
106 - Star Wars with MR SUNDAY MOVIES
Oct 31, 2017 • 109 min
Star Wars is a topic that has often been requested, but none of us felt worthy to tackle it, so we brought in the big guns! Mr Sunday Movies is the host of the Weekly Planet podcast which is an awesome comic book movie related pod. Today though, he’s…
105 - The Sodder Children Disappearance
Oct 24, 2017 • 57 min
On Christmas Eve, 1945, a fire consumed the Sodder family home, including five of the nine Sodder children (do they know what was causing it? ….. Sorry, bad taste) However, no remains were ever found. Did the children perish in the fire? Or…
104 - Roald Dahl
Oct 17, 2017 • 70 min
Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved children’s writer’s of the 20th century, but his life involved much more than writing for children - including flying planes in WWII, writing films, a family life full of tragedy and being an anti-semite. Tickets…
103 - Lost Colony of Roanoke
Oct 10, 2017 • 85 min
In the late 16th Century, England wanted to set up a permanent settlement in North America and in 1587 Sir Walter Raleigh sent 115 people to colonise Roanoke Island. But what happened to these men, woman and children? Their fate has been debated about…
102 - Hugh Hefner
Oct 3, 2017 • 70 min
A week after his death, we discuss the life of the original playboy, Hugh Hefner! There are a lot of sex jokes and Jess gets grossed out by her own report. Enjoy! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
101 - The Jonestown Massacre
Sep 26, 2017 • 72 min
The Jonestown Massacre was a tragedy involving a socialist organisation called The People’s Temple lead by Jim Jones - in this episode we hear about the life of Jim Jones and what lead to the tragic events where many people died at Jonestown. This…
100 - Rasputin
Sep 19, 2017 • 83 min
We made it to episode 100 and to celebrate Dave reports on Russia’s ‘Mad Monk’ Grigori Rasputin. A simple peasant that would use his sex appeal, charisma and supposed supernatural powers to become one of the most powerful advisors to the Russian royal…
99 - WWII Badass - Charles Upham
Sep 12, 2017 • 75 min
We dip into the Golden Hat this week and talk about a New Zealander who was awarded the Victoria Cross not once, but TWICE! This guy might just be the baddest ass of all the badasses we have talked about! Plus a lot of the usual silliness with Matt…
98 - The Mothman with guest NICK MASON
Sep 5, 2017 • 71 min
In West Virginia in the 1960s a small town was terrorised by a mysterious large winged creature that came to be known as the Mothman, this is its story! Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: www.patreon.com/DoGoOnPod…
97 - The 27 Club
Aug 30, 2017 • 99 min
Over the weekend both Jess and Dave turned 27, so what better way to celebrate than to talk about ‘The Forever 27 Club.’ On this episode Dave, Matt and Jess all report on someone who died at the age of 27, including Brian Jones from The Rolling…
96 - The Great Maple Syrup Heist
Aug 23, 2017 • 73 min
This week’s episode focusses on (maybe) the most Canadian crime ever, the great maple syrup heist! Thousands of barrels of the sweet stuff went missing in 2012, how did it happen? How do you steal so much syrup?!? Find out and hear Jess laugh lots…
95 - Jim Henson & The Muppets
Aug 15, 2017 • 68 min
Did you grow up watching Sesame Street? Are you a fan of The Muppets Movie? Did you know Jim Henson was involved in Star Wars? Well strap in and learn all about it in this week’s pod! Jess and Matt are still both a bit sick, and Matt also says many…
94 - The Collar Bomb Heist
Aug 8, 2017 • 66 min
In 2003, Erie Pennsylvania was struck by one of the strangest crimes in history. A pizza delivery driver named Brian Douglas Wells walked into a bank with a bomb strapped to his neck. When he was arrested minutes later he claimed he had been forced to…
93 - The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Aug 1, 2017 • 71 min
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (aka the Special Operations Executive or SOE). What was it? A secret World War II organisation and the brain child of then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. This ep has it all, espionage, sabotage,…
92 - Harry Houdini
Jul 25, 2017 • 83 min
Well we always said this podcast was a little bit of magic! Now even more so, as we discover the man famous for blowing peoples minds with his tricks! It’s the one and only Harry Houdini! And as per usual, there’s a lot of nonsense as well. …
91 - Cleopatra
Jul 18, 2017 • 88 min
2000 years on, Cleopatra remains one of the most famous people in history. But how much do you know about the last active pharaoh of Egypt? This is the story of her incredible life, her battles for power against her own family, and her famous…
90 - The Valentich Disappearance
Jul 11, 2017 • 69 min
In 1978 young pilot Frederick Valentich set off for King Island, but he never arrived at his destination. What caused his disappearance? Was it Suicide? Did he fake it? Were aliens involved?? This episode is brought to you…
89 - Benjamin Franklin
Jul 4, 2017 • 87 min
We dip into the Golden Hat this week do discover the life of one of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin! Hear about his scientific discoveries, his well received writing and his love of the ladies. You’ll also hear some fun characters from Dave,…
88 - Salem Witch Trials
Jun 27, 2017 • 95 min
Dave reports on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. And thank goodness the town listen to some children accusing people of bewitching them, because it turns out they have a HUGE witch problem. But don’t worry, these Puritans quickly figure out how to deal…
87 - Ken McElroy: ‘The Town Bully’
Jun 21, 2017 • 63 min
Do you have a secret? The town of Skidmore, Missouri does and it centres around their town bully, Ken McElroy. A story of violence and intimidation in a small town. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
86 - Charlie Chaplin
Jun 13, 2017 • 91 min
On this week’s episode, Jess tells us the story of one of the most famous and successful comedians of all time, Charlie Chaplin! And what a rags to riches story it is. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
85 - The Wright Brothers
Jun 6, 2017 • 92 min
Dave reports on how the super secretive Wright brothers went from humble bike shop owners to the inventors of the first controlled airplane. But then they get paranoid about people stealing their ideas and sue the hell out of everyone, especially bad…
84 - Bill Watterson - Calvin and Hobbes
May 30, 2017 • 72 min
This week’s episode is about the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson. About his life, how he came to make Calvin and Hobbes and also how he’s a super cool guy, none of us knew anything about him but are dedicated fans now. Plus he’s from…
83 - J.R.R Tolkien
May 23, 2017 • 80 min
This week we delve into the Golden Hat and the mind of one of the greatest writers of our time! We apologise in advance for Matt’s lack of Lord of the Rings knowledge. Anyway, JRR was a right bloody sweetheart so strap in for a delightful tale! …
82 - Tamam Shud (The Somerton Man)
May 16, 2017 • 76 min
Dave reports on the often requested and super mysterious ‘Tamam Shud’ case. In 1948 a body is discovered on on Adelaide’s Somerton beach. No one is sure who he is and things get weirder when they find a coded message, a phone number, a small piece of…
81 - Glasgow Ice Cream Wars
May 9, 2017 • 83 min
This sounds like a silly topic, but it’s pretty dark. It includes drugs, guns, murder, court room dramas and a bit of ice cream, I guess. CHECK IT OUT! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
80 - Captain Kidd
May 2, 2017 • 81 min
This week we travel back in time to the 17th Century to discuss Captain William Kidd, who some people say was wrongly accused of being a pirate. We reckon he’s pretty pirate-y though. See what you think! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
79 - Loch Ness Monster (with Nick Mason)
Apr 26, 2017 • 60 min
The Loch Ness Monster! You’ve heard of it, but is it real? Dave investigates and reports to Jess, Matt and special guest Nick Mason from The Weekly Planet. Our final episode recorded live at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Dave goes through Nessie’s…
78 - Steve Irwin
Apr 18, 2017 • 66 min
Matt Reports on the Crocodile Hunter himself, Steve Irwin! Learn about his life and crocodiles and his career and reptiles and also find out which member of the Irwin family Jess cannot stand! She rants pretty hard… Dave also mime humps a crocodile…
77 - Coca-Cola
Apr 11, 2017 • 61 min
Dave reports on how Coca-Cola, a medicinal drink invented by morphine addicted pharmacist John Pemberton, went on to become the world’s largest soft drink empire. Coke made all the right moves through the early Twentieth Century, growing in popularity…
76 - The Kray Twins
Apr 4, 2017 • 66 min
Our first ever LIVE EPISODE! Recorded at the Imperial Hotel as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Bop had the big task of delivering the first ever live report AND dealing with our first ever time limit! What a task! We talked about…
75 - Mutiny on the Bounty
Mar 28, 2017 • 109 min
Mutiny on the Bounty! A tale of drama and treachery on the high seas… many people know it on some level, as there have been FIVE feature films made about the story, but none since the 80s, so it’s time for a refresher course. This story includes:…
74 - The Simpsons
Mar 21, 2017 • 114 min
“I didn’t do it”… No he did. Dave finally relented and reported on the greatest TV show of all time. Hear how The Simpsons started from humble beginnings before quickly becoming a huge success, a show that would go on to be the longest running…
73 - Scientology
Mar 14, 2017 • 114 min
This week we explore Scientology - specifically, the man who created it ; L. Ron Hubbard. He has got to be one of the most fascinating characters we have talked about! This episode also contains a lot of tension between Matt and Jess, but we assure…
72 - The Montreal Screwjob
Mar 7, 2017 • 130 min
This week Matt reports on ‘the Montreal Screwjob’, a huge controversy in the world of professional wrestling in the 1990s, the effects of which are still being felt today!! This episode is “The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever…
71 - The Last Japanese Soldiers
Feb 28, 2017 • 93 min
We ALL know that World War II ended in 1945, right guys? Well a bunch of Japanese soldiers stationed on remote, jungle filled islands didn’t get the memo… This is the story of one of those soldiers, Hiroo Onoda, who kept fighting for DECADES. Dozens…
70 - Marie Laveau
Feb 21, 2017 • 66 min
This week, we dip into the Golden Hat once again and explore the legend of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Was she one of the good guys? Was she a bad guy? Did she possess powers, or was she just confident? All that as well as the usual amount of…
69 - John Wilkes Booth
Feb 14, 2017 • 80 min
John Wilkes Booth, you know him as the handsome actor from a family of handsome actors, but did you know he has a dark past? That’s right, the heart throb you keep a poster of on your wall is a COLD BLOODED PRESIDENT KILLER. He killed Abraham Lincoln,…
68 - Shackleton’s Endurance
Feb 8, 2017 • 129 min
In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton and 28 men left England for his third trip to Antarctica. Sadly, they will never even make it to the continent. With their ship The Endurance crushed by the ice and with no hope of rescue, how the hell will they…
67 - The Derpy Hooves Controversy
Jan 31, 2017 • 70 min
This week we dip into the GOLDEN HAT to present the topic suggested by one of our patreon listeners. We delve into the mysterious world of My Little Ponies and its fans. Dave has a lot of opinions about this one! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
66 - Jack the Ripper
Jan 24, 2017 • 107 min
Jack the Ripper, a gruesome and mysterious murderer from the 1880s. Matt does his first serial killer report, it’s pretty full on at times but somehow the episode is still a pretty funny one. Tune in and let us know what you think!…
65 - The Roswell Conspiracy
Jan 17, 2017 • 79 min
Dave reports on the most famous UFO incident of the 20th Century. But did aliens really crash land in the New Mexico desert? And did the US Government really try and cover it up? Whilst trying to answer these questions, Dave introduces a weird new…
64 - The Zodiac Killer
Jan 10, 2017 • 106 min
Ooooo it’s time for another KILLER episode! This week we explore one of the most frequently suggested topics and one of the most notorious killers in murder history! Suggestion : don’t listen to this at night / alone / in the dark. …
63 - James Bond
Jan 3, 2017 • 100 min
This week the topic is Bond (James Bond)! Matt talks us through the history of Bond, from the novels to the films… It’s a bloody big topic, but Matt did his best (and it turns out that Jess and Dave are big Bond fans!) Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
62 - The Wives of King Henry VIII
Dec 28, 2016 • 97 min
Dave reports on the many marriages of King Henry VIII, a man so determined to have a son that he literally changes his whole country’s religion to allow him to remarry. Some wives will be divorced and shunned; others will not be as lucky and lose…
61 - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! THE LEGEND OF KRAMPUS
Dec 20, 2016 • 73 min
Another year, another Christmas episode! This year Jess talks about the mysterious legend that is ….Krampus! Our little Australian brains knew nothing about this. There is also a lot of talk about completely irrelevant things. …
60 - The Great Emu War
Dec 13, 2016 • 82 min
This is one of the stranger chapters in Australia’s military history. Matt talks about the time the army took on the second tallest bird in the world, the emu. 20,000 of them. It was quite a fight… but who wins? Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
59 - William Shakespeare
Dec 6, 2016 • 88 min
William Shakespeare - sure we’re taught that he wrote some famous plays and poetry, but did he really write them? Do we know what he looked like, and how many words did he create out of thin air (thin air is one of the phrases he coined)? Dave will…
58 - The Pink Panther Robberies
Nov 29, 2016 • 72 min
This week a very sick Jess talks about the fascinating crime syndicate knowns as The Pink Panthers! There’s poo talk, phlegm puns and a lot of Jess coughing (sorry). But there’s also a really cool story! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
57 - Superman with SPECIAL GUEST NICK MASON
Nov 22, 2016 • 100 min
We are lucky enough to be joined by The Weekly Planet podcasting’s suave larrikin Nick Mason as he talks to us about the history of Superman, including creators Shuster and Siegel, Nicolas Cage’s obsession and Jess laughs at the idea of She Hulk for a…
56 - Van Gogh’s Ear
Nov 15, 2016 • 77 min
Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh lived a fascinating and tragic life. This is the story of that life leading up to and following the time he cut off his own ear. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
55 - Helen Keller (and FIRST BIRTHDAY!)
Nov 8, 2016 • 77 min
Happy Birthday to Do Go On! We celebrate our one year with a special announcement. AND we look at the life of an incredible woman, Helen Keller. There’s broken marriages galore! AND announcing our Patreon! Find out how you can support the show and get…
54 - Mad Jack Churchill
Nov 1, 2016 • 97 min
Mad Jack Churchill was a unique operator… he marched to the beat of his own drum and played a role in some of the most incredible stories of World War II. Matt’s gonna tell you all about it, with thanks to listener Steve for the suggestion. …
53 - Escape From Alcatraz
Oct 25, 2016 • 81 min
In 1962, four prisoners spend several months crafting an ingenious way to escape America’s highest security and most fearsome prison. A story of dummies, digging and a home made boat. Will they make it off The Rock? Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
52 - Casanova
Oct 18, 2016 • 103 min
Ever wanted to be good with the ladies? Well this week we learn from one of the most famous ladies men in history! Although we perhaps learn what NOT to do. Plus we talk about Dave’s butt for an unnecessarily long time. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
51 - The Wiggles
Oct 11, 2016 • 89 min
The Wiggles are one of Australia’s biggest musical exports… hear all about them on this week’s episode! What makes Jeff so sleepy? Why skivvies? Does Greg smell? All these questions and more will be pondered… Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
50 - Smallpox
Oct 4, 2016 • 77 min
The story of how humans conquered smallpox, a disease that killed billions over thousands of years. There’s pus, scabs, orphans, Pavarotti and more pus. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
49 - Charles Manson
Sep 27, 2016 • 89 min
This week, we go all creepy and murdery and look at the life of Charles Manson and his murderous cult The Manson Family. ‘How can you make that topic funny?’ we hear you ask! We can’t! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
48 - Elvis Presley with special guest NICK MASON
Sep 20, 2016 • 96 min
This week’s episode is all about the life and times of Elvis Presley with special guest good guy Nick Mason from The Weekly Planet podcast filling in for regular good guy Dave! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod Facebook:…
47 - Qantas Flight 32 with BRODEN KELLY FROM AUNTY DONNA!
Sep 13, 2016 • 67 min
Dave has been put on a one week ban, so we brought in our good buddy, Aunty Donna’s Broden Kelly! Bro is a bit of plane nerd so he came in to chat to Matt and Jess about Planes (and the story of flight 32 sometimes referred to as Titanic in the…
46 - Riverdance
Sep 6, 2016 • 73 min
This week Jess shares a secret love she has had for 20 years - Riverdance. Baring a part of her soul, she tells the story of the origin of Riverdance and how it changed dance FOREVER. Matt eats his dinner during the episode and Dave offends Jess with…
45 - The Bermuda Triangle
Aug 30, 2016 • 71 min
The mysterious Bermuda Triangle, you’ve heard of it but what is it’s deal? Matt tries to explain but he’d been out drinking all day at a charity auction and quite frankly does a pretty shit house job… Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
44 - The October Crisis
Aug 23, 2016 • 75 min
In downtown Montreal an English diplomat is getting dressed when a group of men with guns storm into his room and force him into a taxi. He has just been kidnapped by a French Canadian terrorist organisation, and the country is about to go into…
43 - Frank Abagnale Jr.
Aug 16, 2016 • 66 min
This week, Jess dips into the suggestion hat to tell the story of the con artist who inspired the film Catch Me If You Can. There’s fraud, fake names and a lot of lying! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
42 - The ‘Shocking’ rivalry of Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse
Aug 9, 2016 • 78 min
It’s the story of one of the biggest power struggles of all time, who wins- Thomas Edison or George Westinghouse? And why are dogs and an elephant involved? Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
41 - Olympics Special!
Aug 2, 2016 • 95 min
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t care about the Olympics) you would know that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are just TWO DAYS AWAY! So this week the Do Go On team have joined forces to present one OLYMPIC sized episode, presenting…
40 - The Three Montys
Jul 26, 2016 • 74 min
Three men, one identity. Who is the real Monty? During World War II, two men impersonate English General Bernard Montgomery. One of them can’t dance and the other is the world’s biggest bad ass. A story of deception and espionage. This is the story of…
39 - Sir David Attenborough
Jul 19, 2016 • 70 min
One of the most iconic documentary presenters in history, this week we talk all about the legendary Sir David Attenborough. The man, the myth, the legend. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
38 - The Video Game Crash of 1983
Jul 12, 2016 • 70 min
The video game industry was going along swimmingly in the early 1980s… until the video game crash of 1983. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/ Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com …
37 - The Dyatlov Pass Incident
Jul 5, 2016 • 94 min
In January 1959, ten Russian students go on a hiking trip, deep into the Ural Mountains. But something mysterious will interrupt their trip and cause them to suddenly flee their tent in the middle of the night, barefoot into absolutely freezing…
36 - H.H. Holmes
Jun 28, 2016 • 85 min
This week, Jess has jumped into the suggestion hat and has uncovered the case of one of the first serial killers - H.H. Holmes! Come inside the Murder Castle but don’t get too comfy! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
35 - The Green Children of Woolpit
Jun 21, 2016 • 73 min
Two green children appeared in near the small village of Woolpit in rural England in the 12th Century… who were they? Why were they green? Where did they come from? It’s a bit of a bloody mystery, really. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
34 - The Rumble in the Jungle
Jun 14, 2016 • 107 min
The build up to and the story of the biggest boxing match of all time. After refusing to be conscripted to the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his World Heavyweight title and forced from the sport for four years. Now Ali returns to the ring…
33 - The Titanic!
Jun 7, 2016 • 114 min
This episode is a long one… you could say it’s a TITANIC episodes! (I’m so sorry) Jess delves into the hat this week to find this mammoth topic about the unsinkable ship… spoiler alert: it sunk. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
32 - MySpace
May 31, 2016 • 74 min
MySpace! Learn about it! Be in our top eight friends! Yeah! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/ Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Support the show and get rewards like bonus…
31 - Marie Curie
May 24, 2016 • 75 min
How does one go about winning two Nobel Prizes and discovering two elements? The answer, it turns out is spend a lot of time in a shed. Marie Curie grew up dirt poor in Poland and educated herself enough to become one of the most impressive people in…
30 - Marvel Universe with first ever guest host NICK MASON!
May 17, 2016 • 94 min
This week, Jess has been on the road for a long time and while Dave and Matt miss her heaps, the show must go on! Enter: our good buddy Nick Mason from The Weekly Planet podcast! Nick tells us all about Marvel comics, films, characters and the…
29 - Former Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov and His Crazy Antics
May 10, 2016 • 73 min
I think a lot of the information you need is in the super long title of this episode. It’s about former Turkmenistan president Saparmurat Niyazov and his crazy antics. Enjoy! #2Daycoupdetat Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
28 - Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
May 3, 2016 • 80 min
A botched safety test in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s fourth reactor will change the world forever. 30 years on, Dave explores the worst nuclear disaster in history. How and why did it happen? Also Dave tries to be all sciencey and explain how…
27 - Ned Kelly
Apr 26, 2016 • 78 min
Jess has a look at the life of Australia’s original bad boy, Ned Kelly. What made him such a legend in Australian history? Find out by listening to the podcast, duh! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
26 - Y2K Bug
Apr 19, 2016 • 66 min
“The Y2K Bug is coming to get us! We’re all going to die!!!” The people would say in 1999, it wasn’t quite the massive disaster that some predicted, but what was it? Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
25 - Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle
Apr 12, 2016 • 69 min
It’s time for everybody’s favourite detective Sherlock Holmes, and the one person who didn’t seem to like him… his adventurous creator Arthur Conan Doyle. An over achiever, who as well as creating one of the most famous literary characters of all…
24 - Monty Python
Apr 6, 2016 • 72 min
It seems appropriate that a podcast hosted by three comedians should take a look at the legendary comedy group Monty Python! Jess discusses their origin, their films, and their lives beyond Python. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod…
23 - Alan Rickman: Master Movie Villain (plus other 2016 Celebrity Deaths)
Mar 29, 2016 • 77 min
A listener suggested that there seem to have been more celebrity deaths this year. Matt, Jess and Dave discuss this and also the life and death of legendary English actor Alan Rickman. Now a member of the 69 club, they discuss his humble beginnings as…
22 - The Mystery of D.B. Cooper…
Mar 23, 2016 • 74 min
November 1971, a man identifying himself as Dan Cooper uses a bomb to hijack an American plane. He asks for four parachutes and $200,000. But what the hell happens next? The story of the coolest and most mysterious hijacker of all time. …
21 - Sir Edmund Hillary
Mar 15, 2016 • 63 min
Jess takes us back to the 50s to learn about Sir Edmund Hillary - the first person to reach the top of Mt Everest (pretty big mountain). Learn about his childhood, his forgotten sidekick, and hear Matt do a very strange impression of Jess. …
20 - DISNEYLAND
Mar 8, 2016 • 70 min
Focusing mainly on the opening day of the original Disneyland, Matt talks Jess and Dave through what was a bit of a hot mess. Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/ Email…
19 - Bonnie and Clyde
Mar 1, 2016 • 76 min
Bonnie and Clyde are the most famous criminal duo in history. Dave talks us through the public’s fascination and ultimate disgust with the outlaws who made it big all because of one photo. A couple of kids hopping around, robbing, kidnapping and…
18 - Tattoos
Feb 23, 2016 • 83 min
What are tattoos etc? Find out on this week’s episode! Twitter: @DoGoOnPod Instagram: @DoGoOnPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/ Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes:…
17 - Lefthanded-ness
Feb 17, 2016 • 70 min
You may have noticed Jess mention being left handed once or twice (or a dozen times). Well now she’s done a full report on it to get it out of her system. We find out about the different cultural and social stigmas and Dave learns that there is a word…
16 - Curse of the Pharaohs
Feb 9, 2016 • 68 min
WARNING: This episode can and probably will curse you! This week Dave talk’s about the curse of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Since Howard Carter ended King Tut’s 3000 year slumber in the 1920s, many people associated with the tomb’s discovery have…
15 - The Spice Girls
Feb 2, 2016 • 77 min
I tell you what I want what I really really want? An hour of Spice Girls trivia, that’s what! This week, Jess takes us on a trip down memory lane with some 90s nostalgia about the most successful female pop group of all time! She also sings a lot in…
14 - Triple J’s Hottest 100
Jan 26, 2016 • 77 min
Triple J’s Hottest 100 is “the world’s biggest musical democracy”, a music countdown with a 20+ year history. Matt talks the guys through its beginnings and some interesting facts and figures. Dave tells us how he could’ve been a doctor. And Jess…
13 - Queen Elizabeth II
Jan 19, 2016 • 78 min
Most of us simply know her as The Queen, but what do you really know about the longest serving British Monarch in history? Hear about her childhood, marriage to Phillip, Coronation, corgis, private wealth, the correct way address her and the time…
12 - McDonald’s
Jan 11, 2016 • 63 min
How much do you know about the history of those infamous golden arches? Well this week Jess will subliminally make you stop for a cheeseburger on the way home as she explores the history of one of the most successful fast food chains on the…
11 - The Back to the Future trilogy
Jan 4, 2016 • 74 min
The Back to the Future trilogy had it all: Time travel. Manure. Flying cars. Incest. Hover Boards… So why weren’t the major studios interested? Who turned down the roles of Marty McFly and Doc Brown? And what key changes did executive Sidney…
10 - Cremation, Burial or Other
Dec 29, 2015 • 79 min
What do you want to happen to your body when you die? That is a question that Dave has been asking himself a little too much lately. He’s done some research about the various ways you can dispose of your body. Burial, cremation, being shot into space,…
9 - Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony
Dec 22, 2015 • 74 min
We all remember where we were on the 15th of September, 2000. Right? Obviously we were all watching the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics! Relive the magic of Nikki Webster, Bootmen and horse whisperers. Even if you didn’t watch it, you’ll…
8 - Santa Claus (An Origin Story)
Dec 16, 2015 • 72 min
Santa Claus… What’s his deal? Where did he come from? Why are the Dutch involved? How much did CocaCola have to do with him? Pickles? All of this will be discussed and more, on this naughty and nice episode of Do Go On! …
7 - Apollo 11: Moon Landing
Dec 8, 2015 • 69 min
One small podcast for man…You’ve heard of the Moon landing, but do you know the whole story? Do you know how close they came to failure and certain death? Armstrong may have been first to walk on the Moon, but Buzz had a couple of his own firsts…
6 - Mary Poppins
Dec 1, 2015 • 59 min
A spoonful of sugar will most certainly help this podcast go down! Jess takes the lead again and presents a school report on the most successful Disney movie ever! This episode, we explore the creation of Mary Poppins. From the wacky author of the…
5 - Burke and Wills (Australian Explorers)
Nov 24, 2015 • 69 min
Burke and Wills are Australia’s most famous explorers, but were they any good? No… not really. We discuss their famous journey… What went right? What went wrong? And what… yeah, mainly what went wrong… Twitter: @DoGoOnPod…
4 - The Academy Awards
Nov 17, 2015 • 64 min
Get ready to smash the movie round of your next pub quiz, because Dave Warneke has a report on the film industry’s night of nights… The Academy Awards. How did they start? Who picks the winners? Who’s won the most awards? How did Whoopie Goldberg…
3 - The Beatles (A brief history)
Nov 11, 2015 • 72 min
In her first report Jess Perkins takes on the mammoth topic of the best selling band in history: The Beatles. We hear how the Fab Four got together, broke hearts & records, and how approximately eight million people claim that they could have…
2 - Australian Rules Football
Nov 11, 2015 • 71 min
Matt Stewart’s first report is all about the fascinating story of how the most fair dinkum Aussie game on Earth (AFL) came about in the 1850s. Hear how the game developed over 150 years through the highs, the lows and the Shinboners….
1 - Why is the Mona Lisa so famous?
Nov 10, 2015 • 66 min
The Mona Lisa is the most visited piece of art in the world. But how much do we know about the painting? In this first episode, Dave Warneke presents a report on how the piece became world famous after an incident at the Louvre in 1911. We also…