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Hysterical History

Alexis Lord and Hailey Strickon

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Hysterical History is a comedy podcast where Alexis and Hailey, friends and history lovers, tell each other wacky yet factual stories from the past. Join them every TUESDAY for laughs and weird history realness. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this episode, Alexis and Hailey discuss Adams vs Lafayette, his feelings on slavery, and how a compromise will not work in the French Revolution. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Kara, Coffee Infused Nerd, Polly, Erica, Vallie, Laura, Lizzy, Denise, Ariana, Lilly, Eddy, Ka…
 
In this episode, Alexis and Hailey return after a long slumber. to teach you more about Lafayette, why America likes him so much, how we win the war, and how George Washington is his dad, no argument. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Kara, Coffee Infused Nerd, Polly, Erica, V…
 
Lafayette finally makes it to America, with mixed reception, but he loves it all the same. He gets to fight, command, and tries to start a World War way early! Join Hailey in this episode to learn as Alexis teaches these facts and more! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel,…
 
Lafayette is known for being a hero and savior of the American Revolution. But why did he join the fight in America? How did he get a command? And what happened to him after the war? Join us as Alexis teaches Hailey about America's favorite fighting Frenchman. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, N…
 
George Washington didn't have wooden teeth, but what kind of teeth did he have? In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about the first president's teeth, how many he had left by the time he was president, and where that last tooth ended up. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Dan…
 
Can you be controlled by colors? Or are you just being emasculated by bad science? In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about the color pink, it's gendered history, and it's history in the "scientific" community. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara,…
 
You've heard of Rosa Parks, but have you heard of her predecessor, Elizabeth Jennings? Join Hailey this week as Alexis teaches her and you about Elizabeth Jennings, Henrietta Wood, and the power of black women going to court. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Why are communists so into preserving their leaders? And who was so bad at it that their leader started leaking on display? Learn the answers to these questions and more as Alexis teaches Hailey about communist countries that preserve their founding leaders. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley,…
 
What color is puce? It's not chartreuse! What does the word mean and why is it sexy? Learn the answers to these questions and more as Hailey teaches Alexis about the color and its history. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia…
 
Does the Boy Jones ever become the Man Jones? Did he get murdered by the English government? And is trespassing still not illegal in England? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this final Boy Jones ep! Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Nata…
 
Why is it so easy to get into Buckingham Palace? What is bear grease? And is Charles Dickens a creep? Join us this week, as Alexis teaches Hailey about the Boy Jones, a greasy stalker of Queen Victoria's. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel…
 
Do you go to a religious service for the celebration of St. Election? Ever been a victim of cooping? Well, after you listen to this episode, those things will make sense! Join Hailey in learning about Election Cake, real and violent election fraud, and what happens when things don't quite go as planned with voting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
CW: cannibalism. In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about the continuous terrible decisions by the Essex whaling boys, Alexis would rather be eaten than be on a boat like they are, and the horrors of capitalism. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Nata…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about the Essex whaling ship: how everything went wrong at every turn and they kept going, how this story is a microcosm of white colonialism in general, and sets up for a banger of a part two. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sad…
 
It's Halloween month and so Alexis and Hailey are bringing you scary historical episodes! In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about some of the most creepy, ill-advised, and metal moments in the history of Colorado. Special thanks to Swing Whale for our music and to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, N…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about more black cowboys, black cow ladies, the Great Depression rabbit plague, and much more! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy,…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about multiple black cowboys, black cowboy culture, and how Old Town Road's music video is remarkably accurate. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Eri…
 
In this episode, we hear the end of Yasuke's story and wrap up the coup from Akechi! Spoiler alert: People do not like the usurper. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, T…
 
In this episode, Yasuke finally gets to fight...eventually. But they some good fights y'all. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vallie, Amanda, Denise, Ariana, …
 
In this episode, Yasuke impresses a lot of Japanese people, wonders what his job will be, and finally becomes a samurai! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vall…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on your reviews, emails, and talk about how many random history related things, like Santa Ana's leg and where it should be. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill…
 
In this bonus episode, Hailey and Alexis try to guess states by their mottos, yell a couple times at how wrong some of them are, get tricked by a state using Spanish AGAIN, and generally think almost all states need new mottos. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael,…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on your reviews, emails, and talk about how tall various Founding Fathers were. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Vall…
 
In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about Yasuke, a black samurai, calls out the book she's reading for being sketchy at best, and demands Ubisoft turn this into an Assassin's Creed game! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused N…
 
In this episode, Hailey teaches Alexis about Robert Smalls, a slave turned soldier turned Congressman who did everything he could to build up his race to be on equal footing. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Po…
 
In this guest episode, Alexis teaches Alyssa about Dorothy Dandridge, a beautiful black actress with a heartbreaking life. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, Lizzy, Travis, Va…
 
In this final episode of Josiah, so much happens! The British in Kabul! Josiah becomes a prince forever! A European vacation! And two embarrassing defeats back to back. Join us! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail,…
 
In this penultimate Josiah episode, will he fight in a battle? Will he be good at anything? Can he redeem himself from being a mediocre white man intent on conquering? Listen and find out! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Ner…
 
In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about the 1899 Kissing Bug epidemic in the United States, how the deadly bugs became fashion, and makes Hailey relive her childhood nightmares. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, P…
 
Join us for this bonus episode where we guess what license plate is for what state! The powerpoint will be up on our Facebook page if you want to play along. Spoiler alert: We don't know where New Jersey is. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy,…
 
In this episode, Hailey presents Alexis with a bouillabaisse of topics, with mean Valentines, Victorian fern obsession, and King Tut's cursed tomb! You might think this episode is tangent filled, but most of them were edited out and will be in some outtakes in the future. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Ga…
 
Josiah vacations at Kabul for 18 months before he decides...to go back towards India?! His ridiculous shenanigans continue in this episode! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Laura, …
 
Josiah finally makes it to Kabul and meets Dost Mohammed, who is...kind of hot? And smart? Uh oh. Also he eats a pea that can make your butt fall off! Don't believe me? Listen to the ep and find out which one! This episode ended up being TOO LONG so I had to reduce the audio quality but hopefully it's not too noticeable... Special thanks to our pat…
 
In this mini, Alexis and Hailey catch up on nice reviews, nice emails, rant waaaay too much and try to get through March, the longest month of the century. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie…
 
Josiah Harlan, a Quaker from Pennsylania, continues on his terrible journey through India to Afghanistan, meets a tiny prince, and then some older ones, cures some blindness and gets deserted by almost all his men. Enjoy! Also the audio is kind of loud in this episode, we did our best to fix it, but we'll make sure to double check next time. Specia…
 
We all know countries were practicing imperialism in the 19th century, but what about random individuals? In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey about Josiah Harlan, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, decided, after a break up, to never return to America and take over a piece of Afghanistan for himself, just like his hero, Alexander the Great. Special tha…
 
When a mini is so long, it's the length of an episode....But hopefully you'll enjoy it during self isolation! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See acast.com/pri…
 
Hate being told to wash your hands in this infectious time? Then this is not the episode for you! This week, Hailey teaches Alexis about the dark history of hand washing and why sometimes you just need to leave the country. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Jul…
 
In this mini, we mispronunce all things English, and read your emails and reviews! Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Natalya, Daniel, Michael, Julia, Kara, Macoy, Coffee Infused Nerd, Abigail, Polly, Jill, McKenzie, Erica, Travis, and Vallie! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou…
 
St. Patrick's Day is about wearing green, eating corned beef and cabbage and removing all the snakes from Ireland? Apparently, that's what St. Patrick did! In this episode, Alexis teaches Hailey some basic info about St. Patrick, all of which he probably made up, and then how the day became a beautiful melting pot of culture. Special thanks to our …
 
We've had the housing market crash, the dot come bubble burst, and...the tulip market boom? That's right, in the Golden Dutch age in the 17th century, nothing was more valuable than diseased tulips! Join us as Hailey teaches Alexis some economics and discussion about why humans are not logical when it comes to their purchasing habits. Special thank…
 
You've heard of Atalanta, the speedy Greek mythology heroine who would not marry a man unless he could beat her in a foot race. But have you heard of the real life Mongolian princess who refused to marry a man who couldn't beat her in wrestling? We hadn't until now! Join us as Alexis teaches Hailey about Khutulun, the pride of her father Qaidu and …
 
You've heard of pirates in the Caribbean, but have you heard of pirates in the South China Sea? Join us this week to learn about Ching Shih, possibly the most successful pirate of all time, who brings Britain, Portugal and China onto their knees. Special thanks to our patrons: Kathleen, Katelynn, Ashley, Loreena & Josh, Gamy, Sadie, Natalie, Nataly…
 
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