Half-Arsed History

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In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the consequences of the famous Mutiny on the Bounty, and the fates of both the loyalists and the mutineers after the ship was seized. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/047-mutiny-o…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear about the leadup to and execution of the famous Mutiny on the Bounty, when malcontent British sailors seized control of a British vessel from their captain, William Bligh. https://halfarsedhistory.files.w…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the adventures and misadventures of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron, which sailed 29,000km to fight in the Russo-Japanese War. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/045-the-second-pa…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about the amazing – and utterly ridiculous – life and times of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/044-qin-shi-huang.mp3 Download Episode (Righ…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover one of the most ridiculous military operations in history – when the US mobilised over ten thousand troops to cut down a single tree in the wake of the Korean Axe Murder Incident. https://halfarsedhis…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be amazed by the bloodthirsty butchery perpetrated by the Britonnic queen Boudica, when she campaigned against the Romans in the first century. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/042-boudica-…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover what happened when Hannibal Barca attacked the Roman Republic after crossing the Alps, including the famous Battle of Cannae. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/041-hannibal-barca-pa…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about the legendary Hannibal Barca and his crossing of the Alps to stage a land invasion of the Roman Republic. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/040-hannibal-barca-part-1.mp3 Download…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the life of Guillaume Le Gentil, who was fraught with unbelievably bad luck while attempting to observe the Transits of Venus in 1761 and 1769. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/039…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear about the Great Race of Mercy, where twenty courageous dog sledders attempted to prevent a deadly epidemic from wiping out the remote Alaskan town of Nome. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/201…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, relive the Burke and Wills Expedition, one of the first attempts to cross the inland of Australia from south to north. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/037-burke-and-wills.mp3 Download Epis…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the life of Queen Zenobia, who forged an empire to rival Rome almost two thousand years ago. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/036-queen-zenobia.mp3 Download Episode (Right click and…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the story surrounding the famous Spanish Armada – what it was, what it was trying to do, and just how catastrophically it failed. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/035-the-spanish-a…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about an extraordinary figure from early palaeontology, whose fossil discoveries forever changed our understanding of the prehistoric world – Mary Anning. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/201…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover the life and times of Caligula, a short-lived Roman emperor known throughout history for his pants-on-head insanity. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/033-caligula-the-mad-roman-empe…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be amazed by the foolish optimism of Salomon Andrée and his attempt to reach the North Pole – by hot-air balloon. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/032-andrées-arctic-balloon-expedition.mp3 …
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about the enormous environmental damage done by one of the most terrible inventors in the history of our civilisation: Thomas Midgley, Jr. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/031-Thomas-…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, separate the truth from the fiction of the legacy of the brutal Vlad the Impaler, who is known for the harsh cruelty he showed to his foes. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/030-Vlad-the-Imp…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, be mystified at the tale of the Mary Celeste, a ship that was discovered in the middle of the Atlantic, abandoned by its crew with all its cargo untouched. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, explore the life of the only female ruler of China, known for ruthless and strong leadership, the empress Wu Zetian. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/028-wu-zetian-empress-of-china.mp3 Down…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, explore the absolute lunacy of the last emperor of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/027-wilhelm-ii-the-last-german-emperor.mp3 Download Episode (Right click and …
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear about the utter insanity involved in the Cadaver Synod, where a pope was dug up to be put on trial months after he’d actually died. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/026-The-Cadaver-Syn…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear about how a group of angry Bohemians chucked some blokes out of a window to trigger a religious war – and then did it again two hundred years later. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/02…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the insane economic genius of “Lord” Timothy Dexter, the original cashed-up bogan who built his fortune through ridiculous business decisions. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/024-…
In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the story of an unsung German hero, Georg Elser, who attempted to kill Hitler all by himself just after the outbreak of the Second World War. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/023-G…
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Started
Jul 1st, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 21st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
43

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