Episode 129: Cannabis History with David Bienenstock
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by Andrew & Stephanie
4d ago
In this special episode of History For Weirdos, we have a very special guest for April 20th (4/20), a cannabis / marijuana journalist and historian who has covered everything about the plant for almost twenty years! David Bienenstock is the author of "How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High" (Penguin / Random House), and creator/host of the popular podcast "Great Moments in Weed History." Previously, he served as Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and was a producer at VICE Media, where he created the video series Bong Appetit, including viral episodes like "A Gourmet Weed D ..read more
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Episode 128: The Roswell Incident
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by Andrew & Stephanie
1w ago
In this spine-tingling episode of History For Weirdos, we’re diving deep into the dusty files of the Roswell incident, the UFO phenomenon that sparked an avalanche of conspiracy theories and stoked the fires of extraterrestrial enthusiasts for decades. Join  Andrew as he peels back the layers of mystery surrounding the strange events of July 1947. From the first crumpled pieces of debris on a secluded New Mexico ranch to the U.S. Air Force's flip-flopping explanations and the chilling testimonies of those who were there, we’re exploring every angle of this enigmatic tale. Was it a weathe ..read more
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Episode 127: America's Most Haunted Sanitorium - Waverly Hills
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by Andrew & Stephanie
2w ago
We're kicking off Paranormal April with an episode dedicated to one of the most haunted buildings in North America: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Nestled atop a secluded hill in Kentucky, this monumental structure once served as a beacon of hope for tuberculosis patients during the early 20th century. Through a blend of historical insights and captivating narratives, we'll explore the sanatorium's inception, its innovative yet haunting treatments, and the societal impact it had during its peak. Uncover the tales of perseverance and tragedy that echo through its abandoned halls, painting a pic ..read more
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Episode 125: Joan of Arc, Teen General and Saint
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by Andrew & Stephanie
1M ago
In this electrifying episode of History For Weirdos, Stephanie embarks on a journey back to the tumultuous times of the Hundred Years' War to unravel the enigmatic tale of Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orléans. Known for her pivotal role in lifting the siege of Orléans and leading the French to several crucial victories, Joan's story is one that blends mysticism, bravery, and controversy into the fabric of history. But beyond her battlefield exploits, lies a tale of a young woman whose visions and determination challenged the conventions of her time, making her a figure of both inspiration and cont ..read more
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Episode 124: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Disaster of 1911
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by Andrew & Stephanie
1M ago
In this riveting episode of "History For Weirdos," Andrew plunges into the heart of one of the most catastrophic industrial disasters in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. As flames engulfed a New York City garment factory, 146 lives were tragically cut short, most of them young immigrant women. This episode doesn't just recount the harrowing details of the fire itself but peels back the layers of an era, revealing the dire working conditions that led to such a devastating loss. Through the smoke and ashes of tragedy, we explore how this event became a pivotal momen ..read more
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Episode 123: Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp
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by Andrew & Stephanie
1M ago
Florence Nightingale was a nurse, social reformer, and statistician who revolutionized healthcare in the 19th century. Born into a privileged British family, Nightingale defied societal expectations to pursue nursing education in Germany and France. Her pivotal moment came during the Crimean War when she transformed military hospitals through improved hygiene practices. In this week’s episode, we take a close and nuanced look at Nightengale’s legacy. Beyond her battlefield innovations, Florence Nightingale's impact extended far into the realms of public health and statistics. Known affectiona ..read more
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Episode 122: The One-Eyed Queen vs The Roman Empire
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by Andrew & Stephanie
2M ago
In this riveting episode of "History For Weirdos," we strap on our sandals and march back in time to the sun-baked lands of ancient Kush, where the indomitable Queen (Kandake) Amanirenas dared to stare down the eagle banners of Rome. With her one good eye, she saw through the imperial ambitions of Augustus and led her people in a bold campaign that would etch her name in the annals of history as the One-Eyed Queen who challenged an empire. Join us, Andrew and Stephanie, as we unearth the tale of this fearless leader, whose story is shrouded in mystery, battle scars, and a peace treaty that lef ..read more
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Episode 121: Balto the Hero & Rin Tin Tin the Film Star
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by Andrew & Stephanie
2M ago
**Our Patreon is now live? Click here to sign up! The first 25 Super and Ultimate Weirdos get a free gift so make sure you do it ASAP** - In this special two-part episode of "History For Weirdos," join your favorite armchair historians, Stephanie and Andrew, as we mush into the heart of the frozen Alaskan wilderness to uncover the tale of Balto, the sled dog whose bravery and determination saved the children of Nome from a diphtheria outbreak in 1925. This episode isn't just a story about a dog; it's a gripping adventure of survival, heroism, and the incredible bond between humans and animals ..read more
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Episode 120: The Real Queen of Sheba
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by Andrew & Stephanie
2M ago
Welcome back to another week of "History For Weirdos"! In today's episode, Stephanie takes us on a fascinating journey to uncover the mysteries surrounding the Queen of Sheba. A figure shrouded in legend and lore, the Queen of Sheba has intrigued historians, theologians, and adventurers alike for centuries. But who was she really? Was she a wealthy and wise monarch who challenged the great King Solomon, or is there more to her story, woven into the fabric of myth and ancient texts? Stephanie meticulously separates fact from fiction, exploring ancient writings, archaeological evidence, and the ..read more
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Episode 119: Abraham Galloway - Spy, Orator, Freedom Fighter
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by Andrew & Stephanie
2M ago
In this gripping episode of "History For Weirdos," we dive into the shadowy world of espionage during the American Civil War to spotlight a figure whose audacity and heroism remain largely unsung: Abraham Galloway. Born into bondage but never shackled by it, Galloway's daring escape from slavery was just the prelude to a life of defiance, espionage, and unwavering fight for freedom. As a spy for the Union, Galloway ventured deep into Confederate territory, risking everything to bring critical intelligence back to the North. But who was this enigmatic figure, and why has history largely forgott ..read more
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