Rum, Rebels & Ratbags

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring David Hunt and Dominic Knight
Good podcast? Give it some love!
Rum, Rebels & Ratbags is history not for the faint-hearted. Historian and author of 'Girt' David Hunt and ABC Radio Sydney's Dom Knight uncover the characters and events left out of your high school history class.

Recent Episodes

Women in the convict colony initially had a hard life, but for many New South Wales presented undreamed of opportunities. They had a greater say in relationships, property, business and government policy than back in Britain, so it is no surprise Australia was a world leader in women’s suffrage.
Lachlan Macquarie was a hard drinking, penny pinching Scottish army officer with syphilis and an impressive history of financial fraud. Yet he became the colony’s most successful governor, erecting new towns and buildings, integrating ex-convicts into society, and naming just about everything Macquarie.
William Bligh was an incredible navigator, breadfruit fancier, coconut hoarder, reforming governor and utter bastard. The mutiny prone swear-bear was brought down in Australia’s only military coup by John Macarthur and the Rum Corps, who finished off what Fletcher Christian started.

Who's On This Podcast

Add Creators
Host
10 episodes
Host
10 episodes
What People Are Saying
This podcast hasn't been reviewed yet. You can add a review to show others what you thought.

Mentioned In These Lists

There are no lists that include "Rum, Rebels & Ratbags". You can add this podcast to a new or existing list.
Rate Podcast
Podcast Details
Started
Jun 15th, 2015
Latest Episode
Jun 24th, 2015
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
10
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes

Podcast Tags

Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.