Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
Summary: When you ask someone what their least favorite subject was in school, what do you think they’ll say? They will probably tell you it was History class. Or maybe it was Math. But those that thought “History” were probably thinking “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! 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.
Eric, Bryan and Sarah recap the highs and lows of their time together, share the topics they wish they covered, and where their journeys are taking them from here. You might want to have tissues ready for this one. Until we meet again, STAY NERDY.
Bryan reintroduces an old episode in time for Kwanzaa, and makes a very important announcement during listener feedback.
Bryan and Sarah discuss the commercialization of Christmas, and its deep ties to the holiday.
Bryan and Sarah give a short conclusion to the topic of Australia's history. Sorry for the static coming from Bryan's mic; we advise not using headphones. Also, please be advised, some graphic content is discussed.
Eric and Bryan begin a discussion about the history and culture of the aboriginal and Torre Strait peoples of Australia.
For their perfectly-timed Halloween episode, the gang discusses the evolution of ghost stories throughout history, and the real-life muse for the first American ghost story: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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!
Eric and Bryan get nostalgic while discussing the fascinating, and at times controversial, history of the most recognizable brand in the world: Coca-Cola.
Dave McGuire fills in, and takes a trip to Westeros with Bryan. SPOILER WARNING: We cover several major plot points in Game of Thrones. Enjoy!
Bryan discusses a brief history of the Olympic games, then spends the rest of the time drunkenly quizzing Sarah & Eric.
Bryan returns! And after the gang catches up, they into a wonderful discussion detailing the life of another one of history's greatest conquerors: Genghis Khan.
Eric and Sarah discuss the history of America's national parks.
Sarah shares some great feedback from our listeners, which includes some fun history facts and connections. Enjoy!
Sarah, Eric, & Bryan cover the fascinating story of the Jacobite risings. Enjoy!
In this episode, the gang talks about three major expeditions to climb Mount Everest during the 20th century.