Episode 75: Bessie Coleman, Daring Aviator & Trailblazer
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
Today's episode is all about the incredible life of American aviator and advocate Bessie Coleman. Coleman was the first African-American woman and the first Native American to hold a pilot license. Listen now to hear Stephanie share her incredible journey and her lasting legacy. - Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing it today. Your support means so much to us. Let's stay in touch ? Email: historyforweirdos@gmail.com IG: @historyforweirdos Website: historyforweirdos.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/historyforwei ..read more
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Episode 74: The Pig War of 1859
History For Weirdos
by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
In 1859, the United States & Great Britain were on the brink of war. This conflict arose after an American farmer, Lyman Cutlar, shot a pig belonging to an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company, a British-owned business, which was grazing on his property. This event escalated into a full-blown military standoff between American and British forces, with both sides sending troops to the islands. Crazily enough, this insane incident was ended all thanks to the efforts of...the Kaiser of the German Empire? Listen now to hear the full story! - History For Weirdos Feature! Thank you for listening ..read more
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Episode 73: Yes, Jack Black's Mom Saved Astronauts
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
Judith Love Cohen was an American aerospace engineer, ballet dancer, author, publisher, and mother to computer scientist Neil Siegel and to a reasonably well-known actor – Jack Black. Her work was crucial to bringing home the Apollo 13 astronauts when disaster struck. In addition to being a big deal in the field of aeronautics, she was also a professionally trained ballet dancer! An all-around genius, her work has been instrumental in furthering the cause of humanity. Listen now to hear the full story! - History For Weirdos Feature! Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love b ..read more
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Episode 72: Hedy Lamarr, the "Mother of WiFi"
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American Hollywood Actress from the Golden Age of cinema, yet was a technological pioneer. She began her acting career in her native Austria before emigrating to the United States in the 1930s. She appeared in numerous films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including the controversial film "Ecstasy". Lamarr was also known for her beauty, and was voted the "most beautiful woman in films" by the Hollywood Film Industry Guild in 1940. In addition to her acting career, Lamarr was also an inventor. During World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a secret co ..read more
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Episode 71: The Mysterious Murder of Jane Stanford
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
Leland & Jane Stanford created a legacy of higher learning and of patronizing the arts...funded through illicit activity. When Jane Stanford died everyone believed she died of natural causes, but about 100 years later the truth finally came out: Jane Stanford was murdered. But who did it? Why did they do it? Listen to Steff share the details and decide for yourself!  - History For Weirdos Feature! Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing it today. Your support means so much to us. Let's stay in touch ? Email: historyforw ..read more
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Episode 70: The 1919 Christmas Whiskey Massacre
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
We have something to cheer you guys up to keep you in the festive mood...a massacre that took place over Christmas about a century ago! Ok but in all seriousness, this week explores what has been colloquially known as the 1919 Christmas Day Massacre. It involves mobsters / the mafia, whiskey and the deaths of over 100 people.  This bit of weird history often goes untold but was an important event in the United States right before the onset of Prohibition. And speaking of which, we included a bonus part at the end detailing how the US government poisoned innocent people during the 1920's ..read more
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Episode 69: Boudica - the Celtic Warrior Queen
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
Our "Weirdo" spotlight this week is on a woman who did something that most of her male contemporaries would never dream of doing! During the first century AD, the Celtic "Warrior Queen" Boudica dared to rebel against one of the mightiest empires the world had ever seen: the Roman Empire. Fueled by vengeance, her campaigns would leave a mark on not only Roman history in Britannia, but on the entirety of English & British history as well. Listen now to hear all about her courageous defiance. - BarkBox Affiliate Link  NordVPN Affiliate Link Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podca ..read more
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Episode 68: Olga of Kiev - Saint or Sinner?
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
The "femme fatale" trope gets cranked up a notch in this week's episode. Our subject, Olga of Kiev, was a Kievan Rus' leader during the 10th century who made her enemies pay the ultimate price. Born of Viking (Varangian) blood, she would not only strike fear into her opponents...but would eventually become a saint? Listen now to hear her stranger than fiction life story. - BarkBox Affiliate Link  NordVPN Affiliate Link Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing it today. Your support means so much to us. Let's stay in touch ..read more
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Episode 67: The Nuremberg Celestial Phenomenon
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by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
On the day of April 14, 1561, strange phenomenon took place over the skies of Nuremberg, Germany that have puzzled onlookers, astronomers and historians for centuries. But the stranger thing was this event was not isolated. Did unidentified flying objects (UFOs) visit the city or were these non-supernatural astrophysical phenomena? You be the judge. - BarkBox Affiliate Link  NordVPN Affiliate Link Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing it today. Your support means so much to us. Let's stay in touch ? Email: historyforweird ..read more
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Episode 66: The Mystery at Roanoke Island
History For Weirdos
by Andrew & Stephanie
45m ago
The infamous, ill-fated English colony of Roanoke has gone down into historical lore. Before even Jamestown, the English attempted to create its first permanent colony in the Americas. But it was not meant to be. Your hosts take a deep dive into the history of the colony, the disappearance of the colonists and even possibly what fate awaited them. Tune in now to hear the full story! - BarkBox Affiliate Link  NordVPN Affiliate Link Thank you for listening Weirdos! Show the podcast some love by rating, reviewing, subscribing and sharing it today. Your support means so much to us. Let's stay ..read more
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