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Historical Hookups

Historical Hookups is a podcast where hosts Lauren Bancroft, Sara Ghaleb, Nelinda Palomino, and Savanna Parra give you the hot goss on romances throughout history.

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Frida Kahlo

In this episode, Nelinda and Savanna hook Sara and Lauren up with the scoop on the exciting love life of Frida Kahlo. The crew chats about bus accidents, high passions and the lost art of painting your own selfie to keep a dude interested. Content Warnings: Miscarriage, swearing Theme music by Tipper Newton


26 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Jack Parsons

In this episode, Sara and Nelinda hook Lauren and Savanna up with the deets on the love life of rocket engineer and objectively, the moon's biggest fan, Jack Parsons. This week we have everything from sex cults to selling yachts to an explosively exciting climax (HEY-O!) Content Warnings: Sex, swearing, stalking, cults, incest, bestiality, masturbation, suicide, molestationTheme music by Tipper Newton


10 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Mary Ann Cotton

In this episode, Lauren and Nelinda hook Sara and Savanna up with the sexy and not so sexy deets about England's first female serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton. Take a lesson from someone who used her feminine whiles to do some pretty heinous stuff- okay maybe don't learn from her but do enjoy! Content Warnings: Infant mortality, miscarriage, swearing, suicide, hanging, murder, strangulation Theme music by Tipper Newton


12 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Katharine Hepburn

In this episode, Lauren and Savanna hook Sara and Nelinda up with the exciting and empowering love life of the one and only Katharine Hepburn. From divorces in Mexico to being the other woman more than a few times, this week has the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood. Content Warnings: Sex, adultery, suicide, drug use Theme music by Tipper Newton


24 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Louise Brooks

In this episode, educators Nelinda and Savanna hook Lauren and Sara up with the deets of the love life of silver screen starlet Louise Brooks. From a sexy touring dance company to an affair with Charlie Chaplin to something about Jack the Ripper (wait what!?), this New Years episode has everything to help usher us back into the roaring 20s.  Content Warnings: molestation, sex, swearing, suicide Theme music by Tipper Newton

1hr 6mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #5