Been Caught Stealing

Been Caught Stealing

Making a podcast means having a long list of script ideas that you swear you’ll get around to, a list that you add to faster than you could ever hope to write and record. My topic queue is …aw crap…11 pages long. On April 15, 2018, real life retired Marine...
Revenge, Best Served Loud

Revenge, Best Served Loud

Popular music is littered with songs getting back at an ex lover, from Waylon Jennings to Taylor Swift. The best well-known revenge song is probably Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” which has led to decades of speculation as to who the song was about and why. Could it...
Never Be Royals

Never Be Royals

It has been the habit of kings throughout the world to hire tasters to test their food, on the off-chance some oppressed mass had poisoned it. But Henry VIII cast a wider net with his paranoia. He wanted to be certain no one was going to poison him transdermally,...
Ladies’ First

Ladies’ First

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova was 22 years old when she made her first parachute jump with a local aviation club in 1959 and she loved it. Unbeknownst to her, this exhilarating pastime was giving her skills that would bring her to the attention of the Soviet...
Firsties Denied

Firsties Denied

A content advisory before we begin. This episode contains a homophobic slur, in its original context. The history of the human being is divided into two major epochs, the dividing line between them being the first written record. If you were asked to name the greatest...