Episodes

EP 031: Man’s Best Friend

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-031-man-s-best-friend/ We’re not given to divisive politics here at Historycal, but at the risk of splitting the room, the phrase man’s best friend refers, obviously, to dogs. If you disagree with this assessment, feel no obligation to continue with this instalment – episode 22 about madness is also very good. What we are all about… Continue reading EP 031: Man’s Best Friend

EP 030: Varney the Vampire

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-030-varney-the-vampire/ Unlike the humble penny dreadful, we’re not in the business of cheap thrills, and we definitely don’t want to distress anyone, so I’ll start with some news that I’m sure will come as a massive comfort to any of you still stuffing garlic into your unmentionables and worrying about the price of silver: According… Continue reading EP 030: Varney the Vampire

EP 028: I Have Not Shot Her Yet

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-028-i-have-not-shot-her-yet/ Dorothy Parker was born Dorothy Rothschild in 1893, and she’s best remembered as an American poet, writer, critic, satirist and, as some sources claim, a conversationalist. Which basically just means that she dared to express her opinions at a time when most women weren’t aware that they were allowed to have any. Parker’s father… Continue reading EP 028: I Have Not Shot Her Yet

EP 026: Jibes, Jeers, and other Sick Burns

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-026-jibes-jeers-and-other-sick-burns/ If you had parents and grandparents that were anything like mine, you likely had three lessons drummed into your head: never trust a man with white socks, cereal is not dinner, and if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I’d just like to start by saying that cereal… Continue reading EP 026: Jibes, Jeers, and other Sick Burns

EP 025: The Great Fish of Māui

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-025-the-great-fish-of-maui/ If you’ve ever glanced at a map, or flown economy class, you’ll know that the first thing to say about New Zealand is that it is extremely far away. From everything. Except Australia. So it’s unsurprising that, so far as we know, the islands that make up New Zealand were the last large habitable… Continue reading EP 025: The Great Fish of Māui

EP 024: Turtles, Tricksters and Trouble

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-024-turtles-tricksters-and-trouble/ If you dislike whoopee cushions, 6 year old children or con artists of any other variety, you might need to adopt the brace position by crossing your arms and resting your head against the seat in front of you. Unfortunately, there are no exit routes, so please subscribe and leave us a rating while… Continue reading EP 024: Turtles, Tricksters and Trouble

EP 022: I Hate Mondays

https://historycal.podbean.com/e/ep-022-i-hate-mondays/ If you went to school, have a job, read Garfield comic strips, listened to the Boomtown Rats, or are a person, you know that Mondays are an exceedingly average day of the week. Unless you’re one of those very motivated Social Media influencer types who go in for Seize the Day and carpe diem… Continue reading EP 022: I Hate Mondays