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Date Fight!

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A new podcast for every day of the year, in which we present our most cogent, reasoned, and occasionally shouty arguments to decide what each date should be best remembered for. Every episode features fun historical facts, a vote on the winner, and tearful recriminations.

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A new podcast for every day of the year, in which we present our most cogent, reasoned, and occasionally shouty arguments to decide what each date should be best remembered for. Every episode features fun historical facts, a vote on the winner, and tearful recriminations.

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By Ms. DeRosia - Dec 20 2019
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So funny and yet factual thanks guys

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Hooray! Jake Yapp!

By Ms. DeRosia - Dec 20 2019
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So funny and yet factual thanks guys
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Date Fight!

Latest release on Oct 24, 2020

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A new podcast for every day of the year, in which we present our most cogent, reasoned, and occasionally shouty arguments to decide what each date should be best remembered for. Every episode features fun historical facts, a vote on the winner, and tearful recriminations.

Rank #1: 26: 30th November: Oscar Wilde v G Gordon Liddy

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Yet more historical nonsensery with Natt Tapley & Jake Yapp. Today, we learn about the Crystal Palace, what a monkey closet is, the first extraterrestrial, and more.

Nov 30 2019

17mins

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Rank #2: 2: 6th November: Swedish cakes vs Charter of the Forest

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In their most controversial episode yet, Natt Tapley & Jake Yapp take down such giants as King Gustaphus Adolphus of Sweden, plutonium, and Prince Charles. @jakeyapp @natt

Nov 06 2019

16mins

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Rank #3: 68: 11th January: Mary J Blige v Emperor Justinian

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Who should you support in a chariot race? How do pigs keep their blood sugar down? Who was the best English sculptor (hint: he wasn't English)? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Jan 11 2020

18mins

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Rank #4: 57: 31st December: Donald Trump Jr v the New Willennium

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What is Val Kilmer short for? What was the most disappointing thing about the Millennium? Can we do a whole second year? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Dec 31 2019

20mins

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Rank #5: 135: 18th March: The Tolpuddle Martyrs v The Templars

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Where is Tolpuddle? How do you get back into a space capsule when your suit is all blown up? What's the best folk song? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Mar 18 2020

18mins

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Rank #6: 134: 17th March: St Patrick v

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What's the likely cause of death when your sheep all their pop their clogs while standing next to a nerve-agent-testing-facility? Was St Patrick really kidnapped by pirates? What went on in Maori fortified villages? Jake Yapp and Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Mar 17 2020

18mins

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Rank #7: 130: 13th March: Ronald Reagan v Uranus

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Whose anus was Uranus names after? How did a bank holiday save capitalism? Who flew Adolf Hitler to the wrong place? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Mar 13 2020

14mins

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Rank #8: 19: 23rd November: Doctor Who v A Different Doctor Who

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It's finally happened. Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley, in their search for the most exciting, illuminating and funniest things in history, they have finally crossed events. It's the event horizon. And it's all about Doctor Who. And the Dow Jones. And Andromeda.

Nov 23 2019

14mins

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Rank #9: 55: 29th December: Jon Voight v Bob Monkhouse

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What happened on the most uneventful day in human history? Who came second to the Spice Girls in their race for a Christmas Number One? How many chickens do you kill a minute? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Dec 29 2019

17mins

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Rank #10: 70: 13th January: St Remigius v Shonda Rhimes

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Who did the longest walk? Should you poop where you eat? Is ti wise to start land wars in Afghanistan? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Jan 13 2020

22mins

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Rank #11: 69: 12th January: Hermann Goering v Mel C

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Where's the biggest henge in Penge? Who has the coldest shoulder in the world? Which of the Spice Girls would you like to have a chat with? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Jan 12 2020

16mins

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Rank #12: 109: 21st February: Karl Marx v Malcolm X

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What's the worst short story ever written? What was in the worst Communist Manifesto? Was all of history based on bets in the Royal Geographic Society? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Feb 21 2020

19mins

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Rank #13: 121: 4th March: Pennsylvania v Charlie Chaplin

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What do you say to a bereaved Bolshevik? Who was the first Muhammad Ali? What was Mussolini's favourite dance? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out in today's Date Fight!

Mar 04 2020

10mins

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Rank #14: 42: 16th December: Jane Austen v The Brothers Grimm

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Who was the New World Symphony nicked from? What is the best number of children to have? Could you live on a kite? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out!

Dec 16 2019

18mins

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Rank #15: 5: 9th November: Tigger vs Pearl Harbour

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Frankly, parts of this one were ill-conceived, ill prepared-for, and we can only apologise because... Well, you'll see.

Nov 09 2019

13mins

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Rank #16: 4: 8th November: Bourbon whiskey vs the Iraq War

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French road signs, Ricky Gervais, and the weakest round we've ever had. Natt Tapley & Jake Yapp argue the toss over the date.

Producers: Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley

Nov 08 2019

18mins

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Rank #17: 3: 7th November: Eleanor Roosevelt vs the Ensisheim Meteorite

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Who was better? The author of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, or a piece of space rock that landed in a field in France in the early modern period? Find out as Jake Yapp and Natt Tapley argue about it!

Nov 07 2019

14mins

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Rank #18: 33: 7th December: Napster v New King Wenceslas

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Exploding albatrosses! John the Blind! People who are better than Rube Goldberg! So much stuff today for Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley to sink their fangs into.

Dec 07 2019

16mins

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Rank #19: 43: 17th December: The Wright Brothers v Turgid Voltaire

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Who's the rudest postman in the world? Where is Kitty Hawk? What was Kim Jong Il's morning show on Radio 1 like? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out.

Dec 17 2019

19mins

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Rank #20: 52: 27th December: Osip Mandelstam v Radio City Music Hall

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How many people can you get into Radio City Music Hall? Where was the UK's worst avalanche? What on earth is wrong with the people of Hastings? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley find out, and maybe outline exactly how awful they both are.

Dec 27 2019

18mins

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352: 24th October: Queen Anne v Anita Roddick

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Who can be seen on Youtube swelling up "like a water bottle"? What makes up Great Britain? Why didn't Charlie Chaplin like the first of the month? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 24 2020

17mins

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351: 23rd October: Jesus v Jenkins' Ear

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What was The Great Disappointment? Does Lizzie have an anecdote about Pete Burns? What other parts of Jenkins could have started a war?

Oct 22 2020

20mins

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350: 22nd October: Jean-Paul Sartre v Dudley Sutton

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Who beat the Dutch East India Company? Who sent back their Nobel Prize? Who ruined a performance of Crime Passionel at Wadham Theatre in 1997?

Oct 21 2020

19mins

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349: 21st October: Nelson v Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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What was the best dog at the Battle of Trafalgar? Who did all the good cement? Is this just a podcast about dog poo now? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 20 2020

15mins

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348: 20th October: Dalton Trumbo v Mrs Mangel

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When was the best period of Neighbours? Does anyone remember when Lucy lost her eyesight but pretended not to be able to see when her dad (Jim) was going to split up with his doctor girlfriend? And when Mike killed Bouncer? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 19 2020

14mins

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347: 19th October: Hitler v bacteria

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What's the worst year for Bordeaux? How many years did the Hundred Years' War last? Which French king thought he was made of glass? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 18 2020

14mins

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346: 18th October: Michael the Brave v Nicholas Culpeper

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What do anemones cure? How brave was Michael the Brave? Is Jake his own uncle? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 18 2020

15mins

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345: 17th October: Jake Yapp v Joan Hickson

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Where is Natt? How many people lived in London in 1091? What does OPEC stand for? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight.

Oct 17 2020

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344: 16th October: Augusto Pinochet v Liam Neeson

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What did Mrs Thatcher send Augusto Pinochet when he was unfortunate enough to be arrested for crimes against humanity? Who fibbed about being an excellent hangman? How do you carve a stone giant's winky? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 15 2020

18mins

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343: 15th October: Herman Goering v Mel Blanc

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Who invented the oral contraceptive? Who ruined their parents' 25th wedding anniversary party by shooting themselves? What is FORTRAN short for? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 14 2020

14mins

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342: 14th October: James II v Rolf Harris

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Can we put today's podcast out? Where did the 14th October 1582 go? Who is the best Prince? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 14 2020

16mins

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341: 13th October: Keir Hardie v Nana Mouskouri

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Who was helping Sylvia Pankhurst insert? What was the first thing a woman said in the Houses of Parliament? How much of an abbey Westminster Abbey? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 12 2020

14mins

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340: Edith Cavell v Everyone

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How many people should there be in the world?How do you smuggle out a soldier? Can you wish that someone takes their own life? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 11 2020

11mins

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340: 11th October: King John v Eleanor Roosevelt

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What should you do with pigs that are too fat to eat? How long was the first spacewalk? Who was the giggliest king? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 10 2020

12mins

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340: 10th October: Mrs O'Leary's cow v Edith Piaf

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How many Windscales make up a Chernobyl? Does Edith Piaf regrette being dead? What's Matthew Pinsent got to do with anything? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 09 2020

15mins

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339: 9th October: Roger Williams v Ini Kamoze

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Look, if that title doesn't make you click, nothing will. With Jake Yapp, Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper.

Oct 09 2020

17mins

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338: 8th October: Mr Buboes v Ardal O'Hanlan

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Who was married to Mrs Goitre? Who branded their Willy? Who built a human cyclopede? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 08 2020

12mins

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337: 7th October: Leon Gambetta v Edgar Allan Poe

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Why are all the worst people born today? How did Leon Gambetta escape the Prussian siege of Paris? Who's the best French pirate? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 06 2020

16mins

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336: 6th October: Queen Victoria v

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Who is more generous than Queen Victoria? Is there anything worse than Hotmail? Who travelled 960 miles in 1777? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 05 2020

12mins

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335: 5th October: Louis the Pious v Timothy Treadwell

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Who almost got the part of Woody in Cheers? Where does the phrase 'fifth column' come from? What did Louis the Pious do? Jake Yapp & Natt Tapley & Lizzie Roper find out in today's Date Fight!

Oct 05 2020

14mins

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Hooray! Jake Yapp!

By Ms. DeRosia - Dec 20 2019
Read more
So funny and yet factual thanks guys