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Halfwit History

Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the history of the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more! (Produced by Halfwit Podcasts)

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Bonus - Japan Trip!
This week Kiley and Jonathan take you along on their big trip to Japan! Full of fun facts and a few bigger topics like Japanese Bathing Culture and the history of Arcades!Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
73:53 9/25/23
109 - Ethel Barrymore
This week Kiley dons the glitz and glam and rubs elbows with some original Hollywood royalty!Topic: The Duchess of Theater, Ethel Barrymore.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
30:43 9/4/23
108 - The Whiskey Rebellion
This week Kiley gets a little tipsy and throws a tantrum at taxes! Topic: The 7,000 persons strong protests at Braddock's Field in western Philadelphia as part of the Whiskey Rebellion.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
35:31 8/1/23
107 - The Deer Island Disaster
This week Kiley takes a long walk down a stinky tunnel to fix yet another Boston infrastructure disaster.Topic: The Deer Island Sewer Project and Deadly Disaster. Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
32:46 7/17/23
106 - Pirate William Kidd
This week Kiley returns to the open seas to collect some booty and show some booty to taunt the navy as part of the crew of the Antigua.Topic: The Pirate to Privateer to Pirate roller coaster of William Kidd. Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
38:15 7/3/23
105 - Disney's The Rescuers
This week Kiley joins the Rescue Aid Society, hops on an Albatross, and catches a kidnapper and diamond thief!Topic: The critically acclaimed 1977 American animated adventure, The Rescuers!Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
36:32 6/19/23
104 - Homer Adolph Plessy
This week Kiley takes a train ride that challenged the meaning of equal rights.Topic: Plessy v Ferguson***Correction to the episode, there were in fact 9 justices on the supreme court, one was recused from the case due to family illness.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
47:18 6/5/23
103 - Casper Hauser
This week Kiley finds the coolest gravestone quote in existence "Casper Hauser: A Riddle of His Time" and Jonathan gets to writing that request into his will.Topic: Casper Hauser, the German Feral Child who was believed to be a lost Prince.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
27:52 5/22/23
102 - The Diamond Sutra
This week Kiley takes us waaaay back to the origins of history so we can get an enlightened look at the origins of communication and preservation of that knowledge.Topic: The Diamond Sutra, the earliest printed book.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
43:13 5/8/23
101 - Is Paul McCartney Dead?
This week Kiley throws some records on reverse as we talk about the cover up to prevent the lonely hearts of music fans everywhere.Topic: Is Paul McCartney Dead? The Conspiracy that the Beatles replaced Paul after a grizzly crash to boost Abbey Road record sales.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
41:46 4/24/23
100 - The Murders in the Rue Morgue
This week Kiley doffs a deerstalker to unravel the mystery of the first detective fiction narratives!Topic: The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan PoeSupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
31:02 4/10/23
99 - The Stone of Scone
This week Kiley learns not about boulders or rocks, but stones and the miles they've traveled.  Topic: The Christmas Caper of the Coronation Stone of Scone! P.S. - We'll be back soon but are taking a break. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year to all our Halfwit and Historians!   Editor's Note: It's cruel and unusual that Kiley decided to talk about traveling stones when she knew good and well Jonathan's kidney stones have not budged in over a week.  Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
37:28 12/19/22
98 - Empress Elizabeth of Russia
This week Kiley steals the throne from a baby so she can have gender swap galas and repair our broken roadway infrastructure. If only this were a "not so long ago" episode...Topic: Elizabeth Petrovna's Imperial Coup to become Empress of RussiaSupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
38:59 12/5/22
97 - D. B. Cooper
This week Kiley takes us on a flight to Reno!  But why did she pack parachutes?Topic: The only unsolved sky heist, D. B. Cooper's one way trip with Northwest Airlines, $200,000, and a bomb.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
35:34 11/21/22
96 - The Disappearance of the Earl of Lucan
This week Kiley could have had had it all, wealth, fame, fortune, but instead she developed a gambling addiction and became weirdly focused on ruining my life. Wait no that's our subject for today, Richard John Bingham. Though he did disappear.... I should sleep with one eye open...Topic: Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, Murderer and Figurative.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
55:25 11/8/22
95 - The Founding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
This week Kiley hits the battlefield with a fancy new emblem that protects her from the wrath of the enemy... as long as the many kingdoms decide to recognize it.Topic: The Founding of the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent MovementSupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
40:22 10/24/22
94 - The Knights Templar
This week Kiley joins (yet another) secret organization and swears that there's nothing conspiracy about it. Jonathan is not so sure and looks to Papal Bull: Attorney at Law for more concrete answers.Topic: The Arrest of the Grand Master of The Knights Templar on charges of Idolatry and Corruption.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
36:10 10/10/22
93 - Antipope Benedict XIII
This week Kiley decides that she wants to be Pope. I mean why not? All the cool Popes did it!Topic: Antipope Benedict XIII and the Western SchismSupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
33:49 9/26/22
92 - The Kidnapping of Patricia Hearst
This week Kiley joins a guerilla movement for anti-racism, feminism, and overall equality... and it turns out to be a very bad choice. The Hydra Flag maybe should have been a dead give away.Topic: The Kidnapping of Patricia Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation ArmySupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
55:38 9/12/22
91 - Judge Joseph Force Crater
This week Kiley cracks open a cold case to track down the disappeared justice with the coolest name the legal system has even known.Topic: The still unexplained disappearance of New York Supreme Court Justice Joseph Force Crater.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
25:40 8/29/22
90 - The Mona Lisa
This week Kiley takes a tour of an art museum and steals some nobody's unfinished painting. No one will miss it, right?Topic: The Theft of the Mona Lisa and its unexpected rise to fame!Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
28:54 8/15/22
89 - The Brinks Robbery
This week Kiley cut a car into tiny pieces after the Crime of the Century in our old stomping grounds of Boston! Topic: Anthony "Fats" Pino and the multi million dollar Brinks Robbery of 1950.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
38:16 1/17/22
88 - Alfred Dreyfus
This week Kiley is witness to a "secret" treason committee hearing that takes place in a public courtyard, creating a controversy that wouldn't be truly resolved for one hundred years.Topic: The False Treason of Alfred Dreyfus known as the Dreyfus Affair.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
29:24 1/12/22
87 - Alice's Restaurant Massacree
This week Jonathan gets arrested for diving into a pile of garbage to teach Kiley about the history of one of his family's favorite thanksgiving traditions.Topic: The (Mostly) True History of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
34:40 12/15/21
86 - Symphonie Fantastique
This week Kiley takes on our first listener suggested topic! Thanks Hanna for bringing us on a wild underdog story with some good tunes to kick off this holiday season!Topic: Hector Berlioz and his Symphonie Fantastique, one of the most innovative symphonies of the 19th century. "Dream & Passions"..."A Ball"..."Scenes in the Country"..."March to the Scaffold"...and "Dream of the Witches' Sabbath"......by Hector Berlioz and as performed by  Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Recorded in 1951. Transferred and restored from the original RCA Victor mono LP LM-1131. Transfer by Bob Varney. ( https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/ )Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
42:08 12/7/21
85 - Zheng Yi Sao (ft. Matt Spaziani)
This week Kiley is seeing double as another halfwit takes up the hot seat and whisks us both on a thrilling adventure through the life of the greatest pirate in history!Topic: Pirate Queen Zheng Yi Sao, Commander of the Guangdong Pirate Confederation. You can support our guest halfwit Matt by visiting their writing website at ( https://vocal.media/authors/matt-spaziani )Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
86:52 11/15/21
84 - Atari Video Computer System
This week Jonathan plugs in to some old games and learns about the humble but tumultuous beginnings of at home console gaming.Topic: The Atari Video Computer SystemSupport the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
23:50 10/11/21
83 - Anita Garibaldi
This week Kiley takes up arms in the Ragamuffin War with Brazilian revolutionary and frequent rebel Anita Garibaldi.Topic: Anita Garibaldi, the Spirit of The Age of Romanticism and Revolutionary Liberalism.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
19:46 9/20/21
82 - Wild Bill Hickok
This week Kiley plays some poker in an old saloon and gets caught with the dead mans hand as she navigates shoot outs between Wild Bill and a guy who cant seem to stop flaunting fabrications.Topic: The first murder of Wild Bill Hickok.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
40:48 7/19/21
81- P.T. Barnum
This week Kiley buys a ticket to the original "Greatest Show" and is reminded of a horrifying night as a girl scout camping in a museum. And that's probably the least horrific part of the episode.Topic: The life of P.T. Barnum and his many opportunistic endeavors.Support the show✨New: Subscribe on Buzzsprout to help us make the show, and future bonus content right in your RSS! ✨ https://www.buzzsprout.com/308030/supporters/newMusic: "Another Day" by The Fisherman.Cover Art by LezullaPlease Rate & Review us on Podchaser!You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hello, or suggest a topic at HalfwitPod@gmail.com, or on this form!
49:08 7/5/21

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