Nerds on History

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When you ask someone what their least favorite subject was in school, what do you think they’ll say? They will usually tell you it was History class. Ok, maybe it was Math. But that’s not the point! Let’s say, for the most part those people said “History”. They are thinking, for instance, “why do we care about ‘boring’ dead people”? But we’re here to tell you that it’s not the people you didn’t care about, it was the boring way it was taught to you!

If you want to re-learn history, but don’t have the patience for an online course, then we have the history podcast for you!

In short, history is a story; it’s even in the word. The truth is…History is full of amazing stories.  And we want to share them with you.

Featured twice on the new “New and Noteworthy” section of Apple Podcasts, Nerds on History takes the history you know, and livens it up with humor, bad impressions, and insightful discussion. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they make their way through the most inspirational, terrifying, & funniest stories from history.

A Corpse is a Corpse, of Course, of Course

How many times do we actually get to release a new Halloween episode ON Halloween?!  Almost never.  Okay, once every 6 years, thanks to Leap Days.

So, this year we decided to talk about the cultural evolution of ghost stories throughout history, as well as story, and inspiration behind the first truly American ghost story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Hail to the Wheel

With all of the commotion happening around the 2016 presidential election,  Eric, Sarah and Bryan decided to have some fun in their cold open with a spoof of the debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Afterwards, the Nerds welcome back The Wheel of History to share some insight on past controversial elections, candidates and debates.  Enjoy, and please, go out and vote!

Crossbows & Prostitutes

This episode, Eric and Sarah’s schedules were a bit too full to be able to record this episode. Nerdonomy co-founder Dave McGuire sat in with Bryan, and they discussed some of the numerous historical parallels between characters and events in Game of Thrones.  This will be a fun episode, that it LOADED with spoilers, so you’ve been warned.  Enjoy!

Tupac Died on Everest

In this episode,  the gang talks about three major expeditions to climb Mount Everest: the Mallory voyage of 1924,  the famous Hillary trek of 1953, and sadly, the tragedy of 1996.  Enjoy this fascinating discussion about nature’s greatest obstacle.

Click here to download the podcast file.