By Steve Childers
History...and hopefully laughter and merriment
ChillyMay 22, 2023
"Booth" Act 6 The Assassination
Lots of detail and primary sources in this one! We dive deep into accounts in the theater and detail of Lincoln's last moments
May 22, 202334:29
"Booth" Act 5 Plotting
What is Booth going to do? We dive into the mind of Booth and his motivations. You may be surprised to see what he wanted!
May 08, 202327:60
"Booth" Act 4 Spy games
Canada, Booth's cast, and some numbers that set the table for our story
Apr 24, 202325:15
"Booth" Act 3 Bloody Politics
Political activism is a protected form of speech in the US Constitution. John Wilkes Booth and others like him took it to the extreme in this episode.
Apr 11, 202334:53
"Booth" Act 2 - The Fabulous Booth Boys
Sibling rivalry can often be productive but I'm this case? Maybe not! Let's explore Edwin and John Wilkes Booth in their respective careers as they rise and gain notoriety for acting...just acting.
Mar 28, 202332:43
"Booth" Act 1 Junius
In this episode, we meet the eccentric patriarch of the Booth family Junius. It's an interesting tale and it provides the necessary context as we kickoff the series.
Mar 14, 202339:59
Hair Band Summit Roman Numeral Four
Who gave us the hair bands? We think we have an idea!
Jul 29, 202239:55
Hair Band Summit Roman Numeral Three
Time for love...it's all ballads!!!
Jul 22, 202241:31
Cherokee Creation Myth
This is a wonderful story of how the world was created according to the Cherokee Nation!
Jul 15, 202218:23
Robert Todd Lincoln
There is so much more to Robert Todd Lincoln than just being the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln.
Jul 08, 202223:46
The Execution of Isaac Hayne
A lost martyr who has an amazing story from the Revolutionary War! What a story and what a man! There's so much information in this episode you may have to listen twice!
Jul 01, 202239:01
The Death of Garfield
President Garfield may have been one of our great leaders if his term hadn't been cut short.
Jun 24, 202224:04
Colonial American Courtships
Think about your love life. Could you handle it "back in the day" instead? Have a listen and see what you think about dating and courtships!
Jun 18, 202233:02
Bruce Orr and Ghosts of the USS Yorktown
Wanna hear something cool? US History and ghosts on a World War II Aircraft carrier. That's right! Bruce Orr is back too! He's got a book on it and investigations!
Jun 10, 202248:38
Edgar and Annabelle
America's first horror story teller spent a lot of time in Charleston, SC. His love Annabelle was forbidden and eventually gave us one of best known poems. But...what happened?
Jun 03, 202222:36
The History of Cornhole
You have been to a tailgate, backyard party, or maybe just played at home but where did this game come from? And...what exactly are the rules?
May 27, 202219:11
The 1979 Daytona 500
Let's find out why this is the most important race in NASCAR history!
May 20, 202228:44
Hair Band Summit Roman Numeral Two
Name one band that exemplifies the hair band era and see how you measure up with ours! We do hair band current events, trivia and terrific banter as always.
May 13, 202201:06:35
Hair Band Summit Roman Numeral One
Who would you put in your hair band Super Group? We did ours! You will hear hair band current events, trivia, and our super groups. Spray some Aqua Net and enjoy!
May 06, 202256:13
Sheriff Hunter S. Thompson
Aspen, Colorado was an interesting place in the 1960s and 70s. So interesting that author Hunter S. Thompson ran for sheriff!
Apr 22, 202222:11
Theodore Roosevelt saves college football?
When does government involvement go too far?
Apr 15, 202230:27
There's more to him than a fictional poem!
Apr 08, 202223:48
Death of Blackbeard
An interesting life and a crazy death, we explore the events of Blackbeard's life.
Apr 01, 202223:32
What is a Ponzi scheme and who have it to us? Listen on and find out.
Mar 25, 202223:32
Who's Your Huckleberry?
Tombstone is a terrific movie and this episode sets out to prove just that. This film got it right and so much more!
Mar 18, 202235:21
Adams vs Jefferson
...and you thought today's political mudslinging was bad? These guys were colleagues, enemies, then friends. Through it all they're two amazing founding fathers.
Mar 11, 202230:60
John Wilkes Booth
We know what John Wilkes Booth did, but who was he? This is an exploration of his acting career, family, and the much larger-than-kill-thePrez plan.
Mar 04, 202231:14
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
People of all ages love this story but is there more to it than meets the eye? Dive in with me on this one. This is a dish of hot political commentary!
Feb 25, 202230:28
Bruce Orr and "Six Miles to Charleston"
Author Bruce Orr joins us on the anniversary of the hanging of John and Lavinia Fisher! He talks about his book, "Six Miles to Charleston." Is Lavinia Fisher really a serial killer?
Feb 18, 202201:03:24
Our favorite holidays
Big Jack and I breakdown our favorite American holidays. What are yours?
Sep 11, 202130:10
Let's talk about the guys who took down Bonnie and Clyde!
Sep 02, 202120:59
Tonight is a classic game from my classroom days! Play along with Big Jack!
Aug 26, 202127:25
Meet Pope' A real American hero!!!
We meet Pope' and listen to our closing credits! It's time to give credit to the ones who help bring the show to you!
Aug 20, 202120:36
"The Bandit Who Wouldn't Give Up"
The legend of Elmer McCurdy...and I do mean LEGEND! His corpse is more famous than him.
Aug 13, 202118:18
Old west insults and gunfights!
Listen to me insult Big Jack old west style YEEEE HAWWW!!! Also, some facts and numbers behind Old West gunfights!
Aug 05, 202119:31
Big Jack takes the Citizenship Test!!!
Big Jack takes the Citizenship Test this week! How did he do?
Jul 30, 202130:01
"Gangs of New York", Ice Cream, and States trivia with Big Jack
We break down "Gangs of New York", a brief history of Ice Cream in America, and does Big Jack know where things are? Play the game "Which State"
Jul 22, 202145:35
The Resume Game, "Glory" and hot dogs for everyone
Big Jack is our first contestant on our first history game. We dig into the history stuff of 1989's "Glory" and the hot dog in America.
Jul 15, 202138:40
Season two kickoff!
We break down how we're going to examine the history in history movies!
Jul 08, 202138:53
Wrap it up and then unwrap it!
We break down season one and preview season two! Check the show for the premier of season two!
Apr 29, 202130:57
The President tournament final!
Washington vs T. Roosevelt!!!! Who ya got????
Apr 16, 202153:49
Presidential Final Four
Let's get to it, the final four. We're here. All feedback is welcomed! We love it!
Apr 02, 202119:03
The Elite Eight!
We have it down to the elite eight of Presidents. Let your voice be heard! History belongs to all of us.
Mar 25, 202144:21
A review of the Netflix docuseries “The Lost Pirate Kingdom” and a profile/tribute to Suffragettes
The Netflix series “The Lost Pirate Kingdom” is a must watch. I’m going to tell you why in my review. Also, we keep talking about Women’s history and salute the suffragettes!
Mar 19, 202131:46
This is all about the Presidents!
We have four MONSTER matchups in this episode!
Mar 16, 202126:29
Sojourner Truth, Lincoln assassination, and one historic association
We profile Sojourner Truth, do a brief on the Lincoln assassination and talk about two early US history figures
Mar 10, 202101:02:29
Admiral Grace Hopper
Our second portrait for Women's History Month is Grace Hopper. Check her story out!
Mar 07, 202103:22
Presidential Bracketology, Quakers, and Caesar Rodney
We are into round two of the tournament, one of my favorite groups, the Quakers, and a great patriot, Caesar Rodney
Mar 07, 202130:47
Our first honoree for Women's History Month is Sacajawea. She's one of my personal favorites!
Mar 03, 202106:12
Big Jack’s Fun Facts, The Election of 1828, and more matchups in Presidential Bracketology!
We continue our quest to get the best Prez and we talk about the (perhaps) nastiest election in US History. Also, what would you do if you were a chicken about to be hit by a nuclear bomb?
Mar 01, 202141:09
Wrapping up Black History Month with my tribute to Mr. James McCall, Principal of Loris Middle School
Feb 28, 202111:39
The “Hoosier Comet”
Who is the best Negro League player of all time?
Feb 21, 202109:39
Most important July 4th + Success or Failure for Reconstruction
We explore what may be the most important July 4th ever and try to answer the question of Reconstruction’s success or failure...guitar stuff too
Feb 18, 202125:30
Women’s Mount Rushmore member #1 and More Presidential Bracketology
Who would you put on a Women’s US History Mount Rushmore? My first entrant is here along with Presidents competing for your approval...other stuff too.
Feb 16, 202101:09:16
Our 4th episode honoring Black History Month
Feb 14, 202105:49
The Valentine’s Show!
We can’t trust Disney history, Gerda Weissman Klein, and Big Jack’s Fun Facts
Feb 14, 202126:34
Booker T. Vs W.E.B.
A famous debate on how freed blacks should assimilate into American society.
Feb 10, 202107:47
One of the lesser known but certainly important slave uprisings! Great story!
Feb 07, 202111:30
1st round, day 2 of the President tourney, possibly the harshest buccaneer of all time and Big Jack
2nd richest President, the “Flail of the Spanish” and more Presidential Bracketology
Feb 05, 202143:27
Henry "Box" Brown
Henry “Box” Brown is our first honoree. What a great story and I’m excited to bring it to you!
Feb 03, 202112:20
Fun facts, original music, Presidents, and Mountain Dew...oh my
We check out the production team, delve into the first matchups of Presidential Bracketology, and explore the history of Mountain Dew
Jan 30, 202157:42
Let's get to know me and the show. Some tidbits about me but not too much. I want you back!
We dive into the first segment that will last us for awhile. What is "Presidential Bracketology" and how does it work? Will we be the best President of all time? Also, a quick history on MLK Day and why it's important...because it' is!!! Speak up!!! Let your voice be heard!
Jan 18, 202122:05