History Minors

History Minors

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Two white guys recapping history. What else is new?


GOLD RUSH: Love Braindead Television?
Oct 23 • 21 min
HD and Jason reunite for an episode on the 1849 California Gold Rush, as a tribute to the return of the Discovery Channel TV show, Gold Rush. Tune in to hear bad accents, historical commentary, and more BS about the American Dream. Intro Music from…
OCTOBER REVOLUTION: Czar Who?
Oct 16 • 19 min
HD takes a solo dive into the Russian October Revolution of 1917. Listen to hear about why the czar wasn’t exactly popular, and for more information on how to make a good political campaign in Russia in 1917. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro…
SIGN THE DAMN PLEDGE: The Washingtonians
Oct 2 • 21 min
HD and Jason take a late night look at the Baltimore Washingtonian Temperance Society. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro Flow” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
DRUNK HISTORY QUIZ: Good Guy or Bad Guy?
Sep 24 • 19 min
This week, HD, Jason, and a subset of the History Hoes take on historical quotes and try to decide if they were spoken by a bad person or a good person. Oh and, they are all recording after a thorough night of imbibing. Intro Music from…
SPACE BOYZ: The US Space Program, and More Elon Musk Content
Sep 17 • 20 min
HD, Jason, and special guest Kaeleen discuss the US Space Program. Jason is still drunk, HD is still interrupting, and yes, Kaeleen is a Masshole. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro Flow” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY…
DRUNK PONY EXPRESS: Serious Horse Girl Energy
Sep 10 • 21 min
HD and Jason look at the American Pony Express, a short-lived yet iconic fast and loud rootin’ tootin’ delivery system. Also, prize goes to anyone who can determine if Jason is actually drunk. We’re not convinced. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io:…
THE CANING OF CHARLES SUMNER: He Hit Him Where?!
Sep 3 • 16 min
HD and Jason tell the story of how Senator Charles Sumner got beat over the head inside of the Senate Chamber. Ouch. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro Flow” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY…
TANKS AND SLAPPING: Patton’s Genius War Brain
Aug 27 • 24 min
HD, Jason, and special guest Sam lightheartedly review the story of U.S. General George S. Patton, taking several weirdly inappropriate stops along the way. Listen to hear about slapping, tanks, ancient nudes(?), and reincarnation. Intro Music from…
INDIAN NUKES: The Buddha is Smiling
Aug 20 • 11 min
This week, HD takes a short, solo journey into the history of India’s nuclear bomb. Wouldn’t you make one too, if you could? Well, even if you wouldn’t, spare 10 minutes to educate yourself. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro Flow” by Kevin…
AMERICA’S HORNIEST PRESIDENT: 7 Reasons Why Warren G. Harding Sucks
Aug 13 • 39 min
HD, Brock, and Doug tell the story of corrupt, horny mess Warren G. Harding. Listen to hear more about why our 29th President was probably the worst one. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro Flow” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)…
IDA B. WHO?
Aug 6 • 38 min
This week, HD, Jason, and friend of the podcast Julia discuss a badass woman: Ida B. Wells. Listen to hear more about the early civil rights movement, the power of journalism, and a surprising amount of biting. Intro Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Pyro…
PROHIBITION: THE BEST AND WORST OF TIMES
Jul 30 • 28 min
History Minors wishes Jason a Happy 21st birthday as we dive into American Prohibition, a truly crime-ridden and awful time. Listen to hear about why alcohol got banned in the first place, and to get multiple fun facts! Intro Music by Cardboard Box -…
Teddy Prezzy
Jul 24 • 26 min
Uncle Jason tells HD and special friend of the podcast, May, the second part of the Teddy Roosevelt story. Intro: “Golden Sands” by Cardboard Box - https://soundcloud.com/cardboardboxmusic/golden-sand Literature: Morris, Edmund. Theodore Rex. Random…
AREA 51 KEEP OUT
Jul 20 • 19 min
HD, Jason, and special friend of the podcast Jeremy take a special look at the history of Area 51 in light of the upcoming raid on September 20th. Should you go? Is there anything there? Why does Area 51 even exist in the first place? Find out in this…
World Champ Joe Louis
Jul 17 • 39 min
Let’s get ready to rumble.
Teddy Boy and Bear Safety
Jul 10 • 35 min
The light has gone out of my life.
Howard Hughes (and a lot of Elon Musk content?)
Jun 28 • 43 min
Handsoap and planes, basically.
Old Man Washington
Jun 19 • 32 min
Washington struggles as Colonial Commander-in-Chief, becomes President, and dies a hero.
Yung Washington
Jun 12 • 43 min
What happened before he was Commander-in-Chief?