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Laughs from the Past

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Education
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History told right. The past is full of wild and hilarious tales. Follow along as Jimmy shares these stories with Jake, who is hearing them for the first time.

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History told right. The past is full of wild and hilarious tales. Follow along as Jimmy shares these stories with Jake, who is hearing them for the first time.

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iTunes Ratings

69 Ratings
Average Ratings
66
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Cover image of Laughs from the Past

Laughs from the Past

Updated about 1 month ago

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History told right. The past is full of wild and hilarious tales. Follow along as Jimmy shares these stories with Jake, who is hearing them for the first time.

Rank #1: 6 | Thanksgiving & Fist Fights

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How the Civil War helped create Thanksgiving as we know it and the other fun history surrounding the holiday. Two fistfights that took place. One in Congress between senators and one in the middle of the battle of the Wilderness. 

Nov 20 2018
33 mins
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Rank #2: 2 | The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, was the first attempt at founding a permanent English settlement in North America. Then the entire colony was never seen again. 

Jan 22 2019
58 mins
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Rank #3: 10 | Teddy Roosevelt Gets Shot

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Before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt, the presidential candidate for the Progressive Party, is shot at close range by saloonkeeper John Schrank while greeting the public in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel.

Jul 17 2018
38 mins
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Rank #4: 14 | First US Bank Robbery

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In 1798, the first US Bank Robbery took place in the city of Philadephia and in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic. We've got innocent suspects, guilty parties and every shade of gray you can find.

Aug 14 2018
48 mins
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Rank #5: 5 | The 3 Cigars of Antietam

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The battle of Antietam was a major turning point in the war. It led to a leadership change for the North and freedom for the slaves and it all came down to a Union soldier finding 3 cigars in a field. 

Nov 13 2018
40 mins
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Rank #6: 5 | Abe Lincoln The Troll Finds Himself In A Duel

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When Abe didn't agree with a political rival he took to the paper as an anonymous troll and mocked the man. This didn't go over well and led to the future president accepting a duel.

Jun 12 2018
30 mins
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Rank #7: 7 | Prisoners of War

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How did the prisoners of war work? What were the exchanges like? What were the conditions in POW camps? When did straws get invented? 

Nov 27 2018
43 mins
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Rank #8: 3 | Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?

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The greatest legend in all of the sports. In game 3 of the world series, and the score tied up 4 runs apiece, Babe Ruth, with two strikes on him, reached out and called his shot before hitting the go-ahead home run on the next pitch. Or did he?

Jan 29 2019
51 mins
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Rank #9: 11 | Ben Franklin

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Was Ben Franklin a creep? Was he a fame whore? Did he invent the Rocking Chair and a musical instrument that got banned in Germany? Did he have a million pseudonyms that he did creepy stuff with? Did he mock a dead rival? Click play to find out!

Jul 24 2018
31 mins
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Rank #10: 9 | Stonewall Jackson

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Jackson is a really fun character from history. A self-aware literalist, a devout Christian and an intense warrior. 

Dec 11 2018
48 mins
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Rank #11: 2 | John Brown & Raid on Harpers Ferry

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Crazy terrorist or hero abolitionist? On today's episode, we talk about John Brown, his life and his raid on Harpers Ferry, which was a major spark in the Civil War beginning. 

Oct 23 2018
45 mins
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Rank #12: 1 | The Civil War, An Intro. Camels, Siamese twins, Elephants, and More fun stories

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The first episode of Season 2, which will be all about the wild and bizarre stories that came from the Civil War. 

In this episode, we've got camels, elephants, eagles, and Siamese twins. Instructor vs student in a battle, brothers on opposite sides, why the armies wore the colors they wore and much more. 

Oct 16 2018
44 mins
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Rank #13: 6 | Ghost Army Of WWII

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Tricks and Pranks from WWII. Germany was fooled often by an allied special unit called the Ghost Army. The Allies also snuck laxatives into a German submarines food supply. What fun!

Jun 19 2018
29 mins
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Rank #14: 19 | Operation Mincemeat

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Yet another trick play from World War Two. When the Allies invaded Europe from Africa they needed to make sure the Germans weren't expecting them. They put together an operation so crazy that it was bound to work. 

Sep 18 2018
28 mins
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Rank #15: 3 | Dancing Plague Of 1518

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The year was 1518 and they were dancing like cockroaches on fire! But for real, they danced so much they danced themselves to death. How? When? Why??? We get into it.

May 26 2018
24 mins
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