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28.2 Woodrow Wilson

July 25th, 2020

Wilson is in the Whitehouse. He has a simple plan: make the USA a better place to live in and stay out of the World War. Oh, and he'd quite like to do some racist stuff also. See which ones he manages! 

28.1 Woodrow Wilson

July 11th, 2020

He is known as the president during WWI, but was there more to Wilson? What about his early life? Did he do anything other than study? Not really, but some interesting stuff happened around him, so join us and find out!

27.2 William Taft

June 27th, 2020

It's not easy to follow a president like Teddy Roosevelt. It's even harder when that Teddy Roosevelt decides that perhaps you are no longer up to the job. Taft was going to find this hard even with his friend's help, now it's unlikely he will survive. 

27.1 William Taft

June 14th, 2020

William Taft is an often overlooked president. Possibly because he seemed to sail through life with people shoving doors open for his sail boat (metaphors getting a bit mixed there). But this does not mean he is not interesting! This episode we cover his early life and what was going on in the Philippines at the turn of the century.

26.2 Theodore Roosevelt

May 31st, 2020

Last time TR seemed to do just about everything there is to do - now he is off to war! Find out how he achieved fame in Cuba and goes on to become the president against his own parties wishes. NOTE - in our excitement, we added his score wrong - take 1 point off what we say at the end.

EDIT: Episode edited and updated. In the orginal Lieutenant Ord's ethnicity was incorrectly identified as black. Two lines that Rob says has been edited to make sure it is clear he was white. These changes do not change the narrative of the episode.  

26.1 Theodore Roosevelt

May 9th, 2020

Where do we start with Theodore Roosevelt? We decided on his birth, but it's a struggle fitting everything in after that. Join us as we look at arguably the most action packed life of any president!

25.2 William McKinley

April 25th, 2020

William McKinley is not winning any points for being an interesting person (literally - spoilers) but he did live in interesting times. Join us as we manage to skirt round diving in depth on tariffs and instead discuss The American-Spanish war, the lesser known American-Philippine war and William’s fun day out at the fair.

25.1 William McKinley

April 11th, 2020

We are back up  and running after a pesky pandemic knocked us down for a bit! Recording from our individual homes, we cover the early life of William McKinley. Is there more to this man than he loved a tariff? Join us as we revisit Haye's diaries and Rob introduces Jamie to the joys of Bruce Springsteen! 

Special Episode: Emperor Norton I

March 28th, 2020

Did you know that the United States of America was ruled by an emperor for 21 years during the 19th century? Well, it was. This is a one off special episode on the amazing Emperor Norton I while we try to get to grips with recording while on lockdown.


March 21st, 2020

Just a little update to let you all know how we are and what our plans are.

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