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Historicool

Summary: Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor.

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 Historicool Episode 20 - Cleopatra II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2381

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode see part two of our series on the milk moistened monarch... Cleopatra VII Philopator (clever girl), known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the recently established Roman Empire. Typical! But how did Egypt (and indeed Caesar) find itself on such a wild ride?

 Historicool episode 19 - Cleopatra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2944

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode opens our series on the most milky of all the monarchs... the mysterious and powerful Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. Despite ony being a 6 or 7 on the hot or not scale (just look at one of her coins) , Queen Cleo was still renowned for being able to get into the head of any guy she wanted using only her guile. Seduction and manipulation came as easily to her as breathing and it frightened Romans that a woman could out-politician them armed with nothing but a female brain.

 Historicool Episode 18 - Heroes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3137

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode is the first in our "Heroes" series. The history books are full of stories of warriors doing things so insanely hardcore that they make Rambo look like a blubbing pacifist. Some of these acts of valour and skill were so impressive that they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism! Let's meet some of these heroes...

 Historicool episode 17 - Prohibition II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2287

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode sees us take are second shot at learning about the Prohibition period in early twentieth century America. The banning of alcohol was to give rise to a new form of organised crime - da gansta! as a certain Al Capone said - "Pwohibition has mwade nothing bwut twouble."

 Historicool Episode 16 - Prohibition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3450

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode makes you want to cry into your beer but denies you the beer to cry into as we look into the furore behind the Prohibition act in early twentieth century America. Can the prohibition of delicious drinkable substances which give pleasure to people work? Is addiction a health problem or a moral one? Why not crack one open with us, sit back, relax, then go pee and then find out!

 Historicool Episode 15 - History of Medicine II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6465

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode brings us a second dose of how medicine has evolved throughout history. So hold onto your hats (and your breakfast) as we take a queasy trip to the disease riddled docs waiting room of the olden days...

 Historicool Episode 14 - History of Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4051

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode begins a journey down the passage of medical history. Historical medicine largely consisted of doctors doing things that today would be considered psychopathic crimes. With treatments ranging from cheerily chowing down on animal dung, gargling a mouthful of human waste and supping some delicious mercury, it's a wonder we have survived long enough to benefit from modern medicine...

 Historicool Episode 13 - Nero Part Deux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6526

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode is part two of our look at the life and times or emperor Nero. What times he had! Let's just say his lifestyle could not really be described as "Vanilla". Nero has consolidated his power and now embraces his performing potential, providing the lucky, lucky masses with performaces that are...unforgettable. Singer, Poet, Olympian, creative mass murderer - his skills know no bounds (or so he believes).

 Historicool Episode 12 - Nero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3728

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. In this episode we meet another Roman emperor - one whose reign was lavish and tyrannical. He killed his mother, persecuted Christians and is said to have "fiddled while Rome burned"! Would you let a 16 year old run the biggest empire the world has ever seen? When we were 16 we didn't trust ourselves to eat a bacon sandwich properly let alone run ancient Rome! At 16, Nero was given just that responsibility. What could possibly go wrong? Was castrating your slave and then marrying him a normal act in those days? Let's find out...

  Historicool Episode 11 - Witchcraft | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4943

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. In this episode we take a hesitant peek under the functional dress of those women of magic know as...witches! Were they knowledgable healers or barmy old cat loving crones?Or was there something more sinister and perhaps...occult afoot? Can we get to the bottom of what drove the local populace to to villify these mysterious ladies? If anyone can, wiccan.

  Historicool Episode 10 - Billy the Kid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5028

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode looks at the life (and lives taken) and times of the famous fresh faced gunslinger - Billy the Kid.

 Historicool Episode 9 - Ancient Special Forces 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6276

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode concludes our three part series on Ancient Special Forces. We resume looking at those terrible (as in horrible or dangerous) units so loved by their beneficiaries and hated, nay, feared by their long suffering enemies. Do not dare approach the Khan's royal guard, the Kheshig, or you may be surprised and horrified by their ferocity and possibly stupidity. Ninja! We'll see what you get when you cross a ninja with a--Too late, you're dead! NEVER CROSS A NINJA! The Deadly Parthian horse archers and racer-boy Egytian chariots complete our deadly top ten. Who is the best?

 Historicool Episode 8 - Vlad the Impaler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4505

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode looks at the mysterious and terrible alter ego of Dracula himself, yea, for it is Vlad the Impaler. Tremble. Tremble! Tremble before the barbaric and bloodthirsty deeds of this malevolent monarch. Did this beast ever feel love? Impaler? He barely knew her. Hold on tight (to your lunch) for this halloween special!

  Historicool Episode 7 - Ancient Special Forces 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3549

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode continues our analysis of ancient special forces units that used to cause mayhem and terror in the face of their foes... Were Byzantine divers tough frogmen or wet behind the ears? Were war elephants a devastating battlefield shock unit or did they just suck, get in the way and cause a big mess? Finally, we see if the Sacred Band were just too glamorous for the dirty, dirty Spartans.

 Historicool Episode 6 - Ancient Special Forces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3446

Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode begins an analysis of ancient special forces units that used to cause mayham and terror in tha face of their foes... Just how berserk was a Viking beserker? Why did the Germanic Ghost Warriors cause such fear in their opponents? No, it wasn't their love of sausage. We know the Aztecs loved a bit of blood... and their elite warriors even more so!

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