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Villains of History

A weekly Comedy podcast
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New world order. Lizard people. Bilderberg group. Illuminati. Q-Anon. These conspiracies are based on "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", an anti-semitic text that would have been forgotten by history if it weren't for Henry Ford. Yes, THE H
In this episode, Cat covers the life of the protagonist of the docuseries, Wild Wild Country, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Featuring Aaron Marsh from the podcast "Putting Up With Aaron Michael Marsh".See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a
For over two decades, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis stood in the way of baseball's integration. Join Cat & comedian Tom McClain as they dive into the frustrating story of Judge Landis, baseball's color line, and the inspiring Jackie Robinson.Se
In this episode Cat explores the life of Keith Raniere, the infamous leader of NXIUM and the sex cult within the cult. Cat is joined by former presidential candidate, comedian Ben Gleib, creator of Idiottest!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.
If you've ever eaten at a Yellow Deli, your pastrami sandwich might have been made by children in a cult called The 12 Tribes, led by Elbert Eugene Spriggs. Hear all about it with guest Isak Allen!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy
Hugo Chavez - Saviour or tyrant? Dive into the life of Venezuela's feared yet revered former president with guests David Robinson and Eric Bustamante.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19
With Cuba in the headlines, why not brush up on some Cuban history with this season 1 episode, Viva Cuba Libre, featuring comedian Jose Sarduy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pr
Jorge Rafael Videla, nicknamed "The Pink Panther", was responsible for the disappearance of over 15,000 Argentine citizens. Learn about about him with this week's guest, Morgan Jay. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/villainsofhistory/
In this episode you'll learn about Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid in South Africa, along with guest comedian Jasmine Ellis. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/villainsofhistory/supportSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.c
This is the second of two episodes on the infamous villain of the civil rights movement, Bull Connor, with guest Chip Nicholson. We also talk about Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and Chip's shocking experiences growing up i
Bull Connor was a real "piece of work" during the Civil Rights Era, and by that I mean he was awful.  Guest, Chip Nicholson, and I dive in to the life of Bull Connor and discuss the Civil Right Era and how it relates to the movements today in P
In this episode we cover Belgium's King Leopold II.  Nicknamed "The Builder King", he was responsible for the maiming and starvations of millions of Congolese people.  His reign still affects the Congolese people today.  If you would like to do
You may have heard of white nationalists provoking violence and rioting at the protests earlier this year. Who are these wackos?  In this episode we talk about the Boogaloo Boys, how they came to be, and the race war they hope to inspire.  Feat
This episode is one of our heaviest.  We learn about the Rwandan Genocide and its financier, Félicien Kabuga.  We did our best to deliver the history in a way that respected the victims, while also attempting to lighten and break things up beca
French comedian, Noman Hosni, joins Cat Alvarado to tell the story of Maximillian Robespierre - which has some interesting commonalities with recent events in the US. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/villainsofhistory/supportSee Priv
In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, I'm re-airing "The Test Case", about a dictator who actually succeeded in outlawing abortion & birth control.  Find out what might actually happen in the US, if similar laws were enacted.  --- Support
Vladmir Lenin was a Russian Revolutionary who's impact changed the course of the 20th Century. For the last episode of Season 2, Steven Briggs (Netflix, Laff Mob's Laugh Tracks) joins to cover the story of Lenin and the Russian revolution.  Fol
Vladmir Lenin was a Russian Revolutionary who's impact changed the course of the 20th Century. For the last episode of Season 2, Steven Briggs (Netflix, Laff Mob's Laugh Tracks) joins to cover the story of Lenin and the Russian revolution.  Fol
Ronald Reagan is regarded as a hero by many, but there are actually several reasons he's also considered quite the villain!  Learn all about them on this week's episode, with guest JR Cruz, and a special appearance by Cat's mom. --- Support
This week Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs, Uproarious) joins me to talk about the life of the infamous FBI Director, alleged secret cross-dresser, and the keeper of everyone's nude photos, J Edgar Hoover! --- Support this podcast: https://anc
This week, hear all about the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy - whose vicious campaigns to root out communists upended the lives of many.  Cat is joined by Kym Kral, of the Kim and Ken show on Dash Radio! --- Support this podcast: https://anch
Would you want multiple wives/husbands? Warren Jeffs and the FLDS church certainly did.  From child labor to child marriage, this guy was a real piece of work.  Learn about him and his downfall with Cat & Rob Pugliese.  --- Support this podcast
You've heard of hot yoga, but did you know that the founder was a sexual predator? Hear his story, and get perspective from a former yoga instructor & comedian, Bill Dawes (Broadway, Laugh Factory). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/v
This week Jessica Wellington (The Mule, Gracie & Frankie) joins as we explore the story of AH Robbins and the Dalkon Shield - a medical device from the 1970's that severely harmed thousands of women. Learn about the device, the cover up, and th
Camila Cleese joins to tell the story of a Hollywood predator worse than Bill Cosby...the infamous Harvey Weinstein.   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/villainsofhistory/supportSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali
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