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.

That’s a Sexy Turkey…Minus the Kale Part I

This week we have something very special for our listeners, a two-part crossover! Listen as Nerds on Film co-hosts Sarah Ashley and David McGuire guest star and help us discuss the history of Thanksgiving. Listen, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, or Twitter @Nerdonomy!

Imhotep’s a Badass

Given the season, we could not go through October without devoting episode to a Halloween icon: the mummy. We also discuss how mummification has evolved throughout the centuries. Listen, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, or Twitter @Nerdonomy!

Photo Credit: Albany Museum Grahamstown (RSA), egyptian mummy (Schönland collection); Photo by LysipposCC BY-SA 3.0

It’s a Grabber!

This week we barely scratch the surface on a topic very close to Bryan’s heart: Theatre. Join us as Eric, Bryan, and Special Guest Kaila Prins explore the fascinating history of one of the world’s most dynamic artforms. Listen, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, or Twitter @Nerdonomy!

Indy’s Not a Superhero?

Stories of heroes have inspired mankind for thousands of years. In this episode, we explore the impact of heroes, from Hercules to Batman on humanity. Download, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Nerdonomy!

WARNING: This episode contains adult language and sexual references.

The Mongoose Equation

Pyramids are all over the world. Built by numerous civilizations. Join us as we explore what exactly classifies a structure as a pyramid, the who and why of their construction and did Egyptians travel to South America? Perhaps the Mongoose Equation can help us answer that one…