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Hundred Proof History

By Greg, Chris, Wolf Dick, Hambone, and sometimes Dan the Intro Guy
Chris and Greg invite you to sit down, have a few drinks, and maybe a few laughs as they discuss historical events and people, both significant and obscure. Releases every Thursday.

NSFW due to EXPLICIT language
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Ep. 66 - The Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out!
In 1914 a man and his wife would be murdered in the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia. This is still a pretty common thing for Sarajevo but the man was an influential member of the Austrian royal family and his death would be the spark that ignited World War I. In this episode of HPH we're telling you about this man, his early life, and his death and setting the stage for our next episode which dives into the early days of World War I itself. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand: TAKE ME OUT!
55:01
January 14, 2021
BONUS Hangover 41: Chief Joseph Medicine Crow
In this week's bonus winter break episode, we're telling you all about Chief Joseph Medicine Crow, the last Crow Indian to become a War Chief.  It required him to complete four different feats in battle and he managed to do so in the middle of WWII. It's an awesome story and we hope you truly enjoy a tale of American heroism in this time of deep, deep, deep American shame.  See you guys in a week! We're on break until January 14, 2021, but while we're away we're giving you bonus content typically reserved for our sweet, clean, sexy Patreon subscribers. If you like what you hear, please consider subscribing. Details can be found at our website, hundredproofhistory.com. In the meantime, enjoy the show and we'll see you guys next year!
19:28
January 7, 2021
BONUS Hangover 32: Shocking History!
Electricity is probably something you don't think a lot about, unless you're an electrician or you have to get electro shock therapy to keep the bad thoughts out like Chris. In this bonus mini-episode we're taking a small journey through the history of electricity and then telling you about some guys who used it to do some weird, wild stuff. Grab a small drink and enjoy these tales of science in this bonus Hangover episode titled Shocking History! We're on break until January 14, 2021, but while we're away we're giving you bonus content typically reserved for our sweet, clean, sexy Patreon subscribers. If you like what you hear, please consider subscribing. Details can be found at our website, hundredproofhistory.com. In the meantime, enjoy the show and we'll see you guys next year!
18:27
January 2, 2021
BONUS Hangover 38: Le Petomane
It's the holiday season and like most people, you're probably wondering if you could imitate animals and instruments with your own farts or if you could gain complete and total control of your anus. Well, not to ruin Christmas, but you probably can't do those things. But allow us to introduce you to a man who not only did those things, he took his show on the road and became a national sensation. In this bonus Hangover mini-episode we're telling you all about the fartiste known as Le Petomane. Enjoy! We're on break until January 14, 2021, but while we're away we're giving you bonus content typically reserved for our sweet, clean, sexy Patreon subscribers. If you like what you hear, please consider subscribing. Details can be found at our website, hundredproofhistory.com. In the meantime, enjoy the show and we'll see you guys next year!
18:31
January 2, 2021
Ep. 65 - Shootout at the OK Corral: Kurt Russell Lied to Me!
In the year 1881, eight men met in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona and began to blast away at each other with their six shooters.  If it were the modern day, we'd call this gang violence, but since it happened 140 years ago, it's wacky, fun Wild Wild West type stuff and therefore historically relevant. In this week's episode of HPH we're taking you through that shootout, all of the things that led to it, and the fallout that ensued. Grab a drink, throw on your earbuds, yell at no one in particular that you are coming and hell's coming with you, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Shootout at the OK Corral: Kurt Russell Lied to Me!
1:29:54
December 17, 2020
Ep. 64 - Lewis and Clark Part II: Are We There Yet? (JUMBO SIZE)
Last week we told you about the first year of Lewis and Clark's journey toward the Pacific Ocean. This week we're taking our own little meandering journey through the minds of two drunken degenerates as they also tell you a historical story.  Yes, this week Greg and Chris had a lot of fun, and the result is a compelling story, ridiculous running gags, and a jumbo sized episode that is sure to entertain you during this bleak 2020 winter.  Grab a few bottles, plan on having a hangover that forces you to call in sick to work tomorrow, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Lewis and Clark II: Are We There Yet?
2:00:46
December 10, 2020
Ep. 63 - Lewis and Clark Part I: Boats and Bros
In 1803 two men would lead an expedition across the United States in search of a waterway passage to the Pacific Ocean. The journey wouldn't be easy because they decided to travel by boat rather than taking a plane like a smart person would do. In this week's episode of HPH we're taking a look at the origins and first year or so of the expedition. And just like these guys, we take a few long and winding paths to get where we are going.  Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Lewis and Clark Part I: Boats and Bros!
1:27:15
December 3, 2020
Ep. 62 - Joan of Arc: Deep Fried Debutante
The year was 1429. The place was France. The country was in the middle of a war with England that would rage on for 116 years. It wasn't going great for those who supported the disinherited male heir to the throne who not only had to deal with the English, but a large faction of the French who wanted to give that throne to the child king of England. Yes, everything looked bleak until a resilient, faithful, brave young woman showed up with a message from God. She'd lead the king to power and, as a reward, would be burnt to a crisp multiple times. This is the story of that time and place and that girl we all know and love. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Joan of Arc: Deep Fried Debutante!
1:06:38
November 26, 2020
Ep. 61 - Christopher Columbus: What a Nobody
Last week we took you through the exciting high seas adventure that was the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. Sure he didn't actually find India, China, or Japan like he hoped and he wasn't even the first European to find new land west of Europe, but hey we should still celebrate him as a hero because of....something. Well maybe this second part will enlighten you as to why he deserves to have everything named after him. Just kidding, it's just three more trips and a whole lot of human suffering. Good times. Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Christopher Columbus Part II: What a Nobody!
1:14:15
November 19, 2020
Ep. 60 - Christopher Columbus Part I: Wet Farts
In this week's episode of HPH, we are taking a look at a guy who has become a controversial figure many, many years after his death. When you were a sweet, innocent, gullible child you were probably lied to about his accomplishments. Now that you're an adult, and so hardened and cynical, you've probably found out that he wasn't squeaky clean and was probably responsible for a whole lot of atrocities. You've probably already figured out that we are talking about Public Television star, Fred Rogers.  No, dummies, we're talking about noted explorer and holiday namesake, Christopher Columbus.  In this series we're doing our best to give you all of the facts and let you make up your own minds so grab whatever adult beverage makes you the most contemplative and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Christopher Columbus Part I: Wet Farts.
1:02:35
November 12, 2020
Ep. 59 - King Leopold II: Gotta Hand it to Him!
In the late 19th century exploration and colonization was all the rage, but Europeans were downright depressed that there was basically nowhere left to brutally subjugate for their own gain. Enter King Leopold II of Belgium who realized that no one was taking advantage of the tribal people living in central Africa. And so, the Congo Free State was born and upwards of 10 million natives were killed through disease, starvation, or old fashioned murder so that the world could have cheap tires. It's another fun story from the hell that his human history so grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled King Leopold II: Gotta Hand it to Him!
1:09:10
November 5, 2020
Ep. 58 - Jeffrey Dahmer: Milwaukee's Worst
It's Halloween time again and fans of the show might remember that last year to celebrate this, the most spookiest of holidays, we took you through the story of America's first serial killer, H. H. Holmes.  This year we are once again squeezing our quarantine enlarged asses into that True Crime costume and telling you about another American monster. This guy killed 17 boys and young men and things somehow got even more messed up once they were dead. Grab a handful of fun sized candy bars and a handful of full sized drinks for this super duper scary episode of Hundred Proof History titled Jeffrey Dahmer: Milwaukee's Worst!
1:03:26
October 29, 2020
Ep. 57 - Alexander the Great Part II: Greece Lightning
Last week we began the story of Alexander III, the Macedonian leader who would go on to be known as one of the greatest military minds of all time. This week we are taking you through the rest of his war with Persia and the rest of his short and remarkable life. And that might be the only time you will ever hear us say that something short is also remarkable. We've been conditioned by our wives to think otherwise.  Anyway, grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History known locally as Alexander the Great: Greece Lightning!
1:19:36
October 22, 2020
Ep. 56 - Alexander the Great Part I: The Champ is Here!
This week we're going way back to the BCE days to tell you all about one of the greatest generals in human history. This guy took the army of the small nation of Macedonia, marched clear across the Middle East and into Asia and never lost a single battle. And let me tell you, when you do something like that they officially change your last name to something cool like "The Great" And here I am going by the last name of "Constant Disappointment."  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the awesome tale of conquest that begins with this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Alexander the Great Part I: The Champ is Here!
1:07:12
October 15, 2020
Ep. 55 - The Russian Apartment Bombings: Putin on the Blitz
Listen, being a podcaster is an inherently dangerous job as it is, but this week on HPH we are really sticking our necks out and putting our lives on the line to tell you a story while talking about our junk. In 1999, four Russian apartment buildings were bombed in what appeared to be terrorist attacks from neighboring Chechnya. Then another bomb was discovered and people began to wonder if the Russian government had orchestrated the  bombings themselves.  We'll tell you the circumstances and let you make the decision for yourself in this week's episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Russian Apartment Bombings...Putin on the Blitz!
1:14:21
October 8, 2020
Ep. 54 - Adolf Hitler Part II: A Mindblowing Conclusion
When we left you last week, everyone's least favorite asshole, Adolf Hitler, had risen to power in Germany. This week we're taking a look at his desperate attempts to lead Germany into war and the one simple trick that made England and France hate him. How will this affect Hitler? Well, he's going to wind up swallowing the business end of a gun in a dirty ass Berlin bunker, so there's a happy ending at least.  Grab your drinks and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Adolf Hitler Part II: A Mindblowing Conclusion! For more fun times check out HundredProofHistory.com And if you enjoy the show please consider contributing to our Patreon.
1:16:43
October 1, 2020
Ep. 53 - Adolf Hitler Part I: Rise of an Asshole
If the last year of podcasting has taught us anything here at HPH, it's that there are no such things as perfect heroes, but there sure are perfect douchebag villains. In this week's episode we're taking a look at the early life and rise to power of the number one dickhead at the top of everyone's list of historical dickheads. Grab a drink and get ready to hate in this week's episode of Hundred Proof History titled Adolf Hitler Part I: Rise of an Asshole. For more fun, check out Hundredproofhistory.com If you enjoy the show consider supporting us by contributing to the Patreon.
1:07:46
September 24, 2020
Ep. 52 - George Washington Part III: American Jesus
We're back again with the exciting, and dare we say shocking, conclusion to the HPH series on America's favorite founding father. In this episode we are wrapping up George's role in the American Revolutionary War and taking a quick look at his life as president and his death.  As a bonus, this week on HPH we are also taking an in-depth look at the strange lifestyle of the American truck driver. We really do cover it all.  Grab your favorite drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled George Washington Part III: American Jesus. For more shows and fun stuff check out HundredProofHistory.com And if you like and want to support the show, consider donating to our Patreon.
1:07:44
September 17, 2020
Ep. 51 - George Washington Part II: American Hero?
When we last left you, George Washington had proven...something...in the French and Indian War and had become a hero in the American colonies. Had that been the end of his story, he'd probably just be a random footnote in history, but in the ensuing years the colonists became convinced that the English were complete and total dicks and the Americans needed a champion. Today we're telling you all about the lead up to the Revolution and the first two years of George's leadership. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled George Washington Part II...American hero? Be sure to check out Hundredproofhistory.com for more HPH fun And if you enjoy the show, consider subscribing to our patreon
53:09
September 10, 2020
Ep. 50 - George Washington Part I: British Hero?
In America we celebrate our founding fathers, and one of them gets more celebration that the rest combined. He's on money. He has a monument. He has states and cities and districts named after him. But what you know about him is probably a mix of history and myth.  In this week's HPH we're going to begin our look at this guy's life and times, warts and all...and maybe, hopefully create our own hilarious myths along the way.  Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled George Washington Part I: British Hero? Check out hundredproofhistory.com for more fun stuff Leave us a voicemail here and we'll probably play it on an episode
1:01:59
September 3, 2020
Ep. 49 - The Knights Templar: Shitting the Bed for God
From 1119 to 1314 a group of holy monks traveled throughout the Middle East defending Christians and facing off with Muslims. They were wealthy but poor. They were compassionate yet they killed a WHOLE lot of people. They have a legendary name and status but...they didn't actually win very often.  In this episode of HPH, we're telling you all about these dudes and their lives as well as dipping our toes into the first seven crusades.  Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Knights Templar...Shitting the Bed for God.
1:16:20
July 30, 2020
Ep. 48 - The Battle of the Little Bighorn: A Real Custer Fuck
In 1876, the 7th Calvary of the US Army decided to go to war with the Lakota Sioux tribe in the far reaches of the Montana territory. What followed were selfish quests for glory, foolhardy attack plans, and general buffoonery. No, General Buffoonery is not a person, but if he was, he would have probably been involved in the hunt for the Lakota and the disaster that was the battle that ensued. Grab a drink and get ready to be ashamed of your country...unless you're listening from outside the US...in that case get ready to laugh your ass off.  Enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Battle of the Little Bighorn: A Real Custer Fuck.
1:29:06
July 23, 2020
Ep. 47 - Summer Holiday Hangovers: Four Times the Crazy
It's the time of year where we here at HPH hop in our magical history van and hit the highway for our summer road trip. Greg drives and stews in anger. Chris rides shotgun with his disgusting feet on the dash while eating funyuns and singing showtunes. Wolf Dick flops helplessly around the cargo compartment in his Weekend at Bernie's cosplay. And Dan, Dan, the Intro Man stares at his phone and gets super annoyed when we stop at every historical marker on the road.  So while we are out and about, we're leaving you special humans with a special episode.  Our mini-episodes, known as Hangovers are typically only available to our Patreon subscribers, but this week we're leaving you with four of our favorites: King Charles II, Mad Jack Churchill, Big Nose George, and Charles Guiteau. So grab a fruity summer cocktail, check the mail for our post cards from the world's biggest toilet and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Summer Holiday Hangovers: Four Times the Crazy!
1:22:52
July 16, 2020
Ep. 46 - Oklahoma City: Two Wrongs Make a Third Wrong
The past two weeks, we've taken a look at the superviolent response to far-right extremism that was on display at both Ruby Ridge and Waco. In this episode of HPH, we're diving into the story of the man who took those events very, very personally and decided to commit his own atrocity. Really it's all because of the dying tollbooth operator industry. Grab a drink and find out why in this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Oklahoma City...Two Wrongs Make A Third Wrong!
1:29:17
July 9, 2020
Ep. 45 - Waco: Burning Down the House!
Last week Greg and Chris told you all about the government goof-up in Idaho, affectionately known as the Siege at Ruby Ridge.  Six months after that disaster, the ATF and FBI were back at it again when they took on a religious group that may or may not have had automatic weapons and were led by a child abusing high school dropout who renamed himself David Koresh.  Get ready for more bone chilling governmental incompetence in this episode of Hundred Proof History we like to call Waco: Burning Down the House!
1:20:47
July 2, 2020
Ep. 44 - Ruby Ridge: A Hill to Die On!
In 1992, federal agents attempted to arrest Randy Weaver at his remote Idaho cabin. Things...did not go well. Three people and a sweet, innocent puppy dog would be killed during the encounter and the United States would unknowingly be thrown on to a path that would lead to the largest domestic terrorist attack in US history.  In this episode of HPH we're telling you all about this standoff and the piss poor decisions that created it. Grab a drink and stockpile your guns because here comes the gov'ment in this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Ruby Ridge: A Hill to Die On!
1:21:13
June 25, 2020
Ep. 43 - Lawrence of Arabia: The Little Guy Just Can't Win
This week on HPH we're journeying back to where it all started: The Middle East. Come learn the heroic tale of the Arab Revolt, the pure horrors of the Eastern front of WWI, and the super fun racist imperialism that created the divided Middle East we all know and love today! And come see it through a super short Englishman who wanted to be an archaeologist but turned out to be a military genius. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode that we like to call Lawrence of Arabia...The Little Guy Just Can't Win! website: http://www.hundredproofhistory.com source: Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
1:22:29
June 18, 2020
Ep. 42 - Hundred Proof HERstory: Four Bad Bitches
This week on HPH we are taking a break from our usual single tale of misery, pain, woe, and penises and instead we're telling you four different stories about four different badass ladies. Is it pandering? Is it part of an out-of-court settlement? No and we legally can't answer the second question. Kidding, of course.  These are very cool stories so grab a drink and enjoy ladies night on this episode titled Hundred Proof HERstory....Four Bad Bitches.
1:07:03
June 11, 2020
Ep. 41 - The Kennedy Assassination Part II: Conspiracy Queries
In the conclusion to this two part series on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Greg and Chris are taking a look at the various conspiracy theories surrounding his death. The official story is that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and Greg and Chris just so happen to believe that official story. Is it because they're gullible sheeple who believe everything the government tells them, or is it because that's where the facts of the case actually lead? WHO KNOWS?!? Oh yeah we do. And you will too if you listen to this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Kennedy Assassination Part II: Conspiracy Queries!
1:20:32
June 4, 2020
Ep. 40 - The Kennedy Assassination Part I: God Hates Facts
In 1963, US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot and killed by an assassin.  The official findings indicate that a young weasley lookin' dork named Lee Harvey Oswald was the gunman and acted alone. In this episode we're detailing that official government account and telling you the plain, simple version of the assassination.  Next week is when we'll get into all of the crazy conspiracies. So grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Kennedy Assassination Part I: God Hates Facts.
1:23:50
May 28, 2020
Ep. 39 - The Texas Revolution: Declaration of Incompetence
Yeehaw pardners! It's time to take a trip down to the greatest state in the US of A and find out how it came into existence by pure blind luck and complete jackassery. Join the least disciplined army to ever win a war as they earn minor victories, suffer devastating massacres, and then eventually stumble into military glory.  Grab some whiskey and some undeserved hubris for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Texas Revolution...Declaration of Incompetence!
1:35:44
May 21, 2020
Ep. 38 - Rasputin Part II: Aint No Party Like a Communist Party
It's the exciting conclusion to our Rasputin series! Will Russia save the day and win World War I? Will Rasputin become the hero and make it out alive? Will the Russian monarchy last another 200 years? The answers will be revealed! Right now! No. None of that happens. But what does happen is pretty crazy and worth a listen so grab a drink and enjoy Rasputin Part II: Ain't No Party Like a Communist Party!
1:29:32
May 14, 2020
Ep. 37 - Rasputin Part I: The Dick that Destroyed An Empire
At the turn of the 20th century, things weren't going great for Russia and its ruler Tsar Nicholas II.  He had led a disastrous war against the Japanese and a small revolution had stripped him of most of his monarch power. After years of trying, he and his wife Alexandra, finally had a son, but that kid turned out to have a life threatening condition that required constant care.  And if things weren't bad enough, they were about to meet their future religious advisor who was a hard drinking, sex crazed peasant from Siberia. Over the next decade, this holy man would lead a very interesting life and would become the target of a media frenzy. Today on HPH we're diving into the first of two parts on this man and attempting to separate fact from fiction.  Grab your vodka and strap in for another wild ride through Russia in this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Rasputin...The Dick That Destroyed An Empire!
1:15:59
May 7, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 17 - Tarrare
In this bonus mini-episode we're taking a look at the life and times of Tarrare, the late 18th century Frenchman who ate literally everything he could. That's all we can really say without spoiling anything from the story, but man is it a weird, wild note from history that we couldn't wait to share with you. So grab a drink and listen and the next time you wander aimlessly to the fridge to grab yet another quarantine snack, you'll still be able to say "At least I'm not as bad as Tarrare." Hundred Proof Hangovers are smaller episodes on smaller topics, and are recorded directly after our regular recording sessions so we're nice and trashed. These are typically reserved for our Patreon subscribers but we wanted to share this one with the world...and hopefully get more Patreon susbcribers. If you like what you hear, head on over to http://www.patreon.com/100proofhistory
19:57
May 4, 2020
Ep. 36 - Batavia: Setting Sail for HELL
In 1628 a Dutch ship, Batavia, left the port of Amsterdam on an eight month journey to the Spice Islands of Java, hoping to return with tons of valuable spices.  Instead there was a sexual assault, a mutiny, a violent shipwreck, a struggle to survive, a homicidal psychopath who had over a hundred people murdered, and a miniature civil war. I mean, really, the story has something for everyone...unless you like happiness and a lack of torment or suffering, but if that's the case you definitely shouldn't be listening to this podcast.  For the rest of you degenerates, it's time to hoist the mainsail, sing a sea shanty, down a bottle of rum, and head out on the adventure that is this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Batavia...Setting Sail for HELL!
1:25:33
April 30, 2020
Ep. 35 - Maximilien Robespierre: How To Get A Head In Paris
In the early 1790's the French Revolution was in full swing and they were choppin' off the heads of anyone who even slightly opposed the ideals of the revolution. In 1794 even the man who came up with the whole idea and who had been the loudest voice for the common man was led to the guillotine. In this episode of HPH, Greg and Chris are taking a look at this idealistic leader and the role he played in the French Revolution.  Grab some wine, some fancy soft cheese, and of course your baguette, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Maximilien Robespierre: How To Get A Head In Paris!
1:19:46
April 23, 2020
Ep. 34 - Attila the Hun: The Empire Strikes Out
In the mid 5th century a group of nomads known as The Huns invaded Italy and threatened to take the city of Rome and destroy the Western Roman Empire.  The Huns were brutal and skilled warriors who had appeared less than a hundred years earlier and had constantly proven to be a formidable foe for the Roman Empire. This was all the more true after the year 434 when their new leader proved that he was just as cunning and just as ruthless as any Roman emperor.  Grab a drink and join us for this tale of ancient glory in this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Attila the Hun: The Empire Strikes Out!
1:17:36
April 16, 2020
Ep. 33 - The Donner Party Part III: Shit Somehow Gets Worse
It's the exciting conclusion to the Donner Party series!  Over the past two weeks Greg and Chris have been detailing all of the horrible, horrible things that the Donner Party had to endure to make it to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and then to try and escape said mountains.  In this week's episode, the boys are detailing the multiple rescue attempts and, yeah, more humans will be eaten.  Actually, this might be the darkest (and...coincidentally...our favorite) part of the story.  So grab a drink, tell the kids to shelter in place in another room, and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Donner Party Part III: Shit Somehow Gets Worse!
1:18:54
April 9, 2020
Ep. 32 The Donner Party Part II: Yes. We. Cannibal!
In the last episode of HPH, we began to tell you about history's worst road trip: The Donner Party migration of 1846. In that episode we had a good deal of death and suffering, but it was all just the tip of the poop iceberg.  In this episode, Greg and Chris are diving into the story of the party members who decided to walk out of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to seek help.  They were known as the snowshoe group because they wore snowshoes. They would also become known as The Forlorn Hope because it all just goes horribly wrong. And if you like hearing about how 19th century settlers cooked human hearts over an open fire, then boy is this the episode for you!  Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History titled The Donner Party Part II: Yes. We. Cannibal!
1:23:14
April 2, 2020
Ep. 31 - The Donner Party Part I: National Lampoon's Frontier Vacation
In the spring of 1846, a group of settlers loaded up their wagons and headed west for the promised land of California.  They were known as The Donner Party and you know we wouldn't be talking about them on this show if their journey wasn't a complete and total shitshow. Some of you probably already know that this tale involves cannibalism.  In the first part of this series, Greg and Chris don't get to the human BBQ but don't worry, there is still a crapton of human suffering in the six months it would take the Donner Party to even make it to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Grab a drink and practice your social distancing while you listen to this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled The Donner Party Part I: National Lampoon's Frontier Vacation!
54:59
March 26, 2020
Ep. 30 - Nazi Hunters: Ich Bin Argentinian
Following World War II it seemed as if most of the world immediately forgot about what the Nazis had done and moved on to other problems. Fortunately, there was a group of people who dedicated their lives to pursuing and prosecuting the men responsible for over 17 million murders. In this episode of HPH, we're taking a look at some of the more infamous douchebag Nazis and how they were hunted and caught by these real life heroes.  Grab a drink and settle in for this episode of Hundred Proof History titled Nazi Hunters: Ich Bin Argentinian!
1:16:43
March 19, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 10: The Battle of Tsushima
Quick question: What is the quickest way to sail from Russia to China? If you said that it makes complete and total sense to sail west around England, down the coast and around the southern tip of Africa, and then sail east toward China, then you have what it takes to be an Admiral in the 1905 Battle of Tsushima. You probably couldn't do much worse than the guys who actually did this.  They fired upon their own ships, almost started wars with neutral countries, got bitten by snakes and alligators, and then got demolished in battle.  Come hang out with a very drunk Greg and Chris and find out how it all went down in this Hundred Proof Hangover. Hundred Proof Hangovers are mini-episodes focusing on smaller topics.  This is the tenth and final free hangover! Starting next week they'll be available only to patreon subscribers.  For information on our patreon head over to HundredProofHistory.com!
17:25
March 16, 2020
Ep. 29 - Benny Binion: Poker in the front...MURDER in the rear!
Benny Binion is probably a name that you are not aware of.  His story doesn't get a lot of play in either the History or True Crime circles but take it from us, it's a crazy ride.  Gambling, prostitution, murder, tax evasion...it really does have something for everyone. Well, unless you like believing in the justice system and expect murders to be punished for their crimes instead of becoming beloved figures....then you might want to avoid this one. Unless you like being outraged...then come on back in. Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy Mr. Binion's wild ride in this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Benny Binion: Poker in the Front, MURDER in the Rear!
1:22:21
March 11, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 9: 1904 Olympic Marathon
In this Hangover, Greg and Chris are taking a dive into sports history with a look at the first Olympic Marathon held on United States soil. And it was a complete and total disaster. It featured a ridiculous course full of horses and cars, a racer flat out cheating, another racer sorta cheating but it's okay because it involved old timey medicine, and a guy running in dress shoes and cut off shorts.  Join Greg and Chris in the recovery lounge as they look at the marathon that should have ruined all other marathons for you! Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
24:45
March 9, 2020
Ep. 28 Michael Collins: They Call Me the Big Fellow
Last time on HPH, Greg and Chris told you all about the Easter Rising of 1916 in which a group of Irish rebels took and held the city of Dublin in an effort to gain independence from the English.  Today we're continuing down that road by talking about the life and times of the Irish hero, Michael Collins.  We'll take a look at his rise to power, his use of hit squads, the ridiculously poor English response, and of course his rivalry with the big ole math nerd Eamon De Valera. Grab a drink and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Michael Collins: They Call Me the Big Fellow.
1:18:17
March 4, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 8: Bourbon
In this Hundred Proof Hangover mini-episode we're mixing things up a bit. Instead of telling you all about horrible people and the horrible things they do, we're taking a good look at America's contribution to the alcohol world: Bourbon.  Greg and Chris will tell you about what makes bourbon different and the storied history behind this delicious adult beverage.  Screw the water and the recovery lounge, grab a bottle of your favorite straight bourbon and join us as we continue our path to debauchery! Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
28:51
March 2, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 7: Ferdinand Demara
When was the last time you verified your college professor's educational background or asked to see your surgeon's medical credentials?  If the answer is never, then I have scary news for you: You might have been operated on by historical con-man Ferdinand "Fred" Demara! (Gimme some Halloween noises, Wolf Dick!) I mean it's highly unlikely since he died in 1982 but it was also highly unlikely that this high school dropout would fake his way into so many jobs and positions of power.  Hook up your saline solution IV's and join us in the recovery ward as we tell you all about Fred. Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
25:06
February 24, 2020
Ep. 27 - Easter Rising: Will Someone Take This Seriously Please?
On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish poets, teachers, and political activists decided it was high time to take control of Ireland from the English and give it to the Irish people.  There were a few problems with their plan such as a complete lack of military training or knowledge, a disagreement within the leadership that would severely limit their manpower, and the fact that the majority of the public didn't really give a crap about rebellion in the first place. Still, this 6 day revolution would lead to massive changes and uprising in Ireland so we'll give credit where credit is due...even if it was a massive clusterfuck.  Grab your favorite Irish Whisky and your box of Lucky Charms and join us on a journey to early 20th century Dublin in this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Easter Rising...Will Someone Take This Seriously Please?
1:05:22
February 19, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 6: Joe Beyrle
In this week's Hundred Proof Hangover, Greg and Chris are telling you all about the man who refused to stop fighting Germans no matter how hard the sweet, sweet lord tried to deter him.  It's a story from WWII that you probably haven't heard. We can say that because we had never heard it and we are basically supercomputers fueled by distilled beverages.  Big thanks to superfan, Chris Bird for recommending this one!  Grab a chair, pull up to our towering mainframe and listen to our servos whir as we try and figure out this thing called human emotion. Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
23:29
February 17, 2020
Ep. 26 - Jonestown Part II: Been Ending Most Our Lives Livin in a Socialist Paradise
It's the exciting and horribly depressing conclusion to the Jonestown saga!  This episode features all of your history favorites such as: suffering due to starvation, the assassination of a political figure, the rantings of a madman despot, mass death, a fun loving chimpanzee, and a basketball team that just won't quit! If all of that sounds too dark then don't worry, Greg and Chris are here to make stupid jokes to kill the tension and remind you that you're listening to a couple of idiots discuss super serious stuff.  You're gonna want to get nice and sauced for this one folks.  Settle in and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Jonestown Part 2....Been Ending Most Our Lives Livin' in a Socialist Paradise! 
1:29:22
February 12, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 5: Juan Cortina
In this Hundred Proof Hangover, Greg and Chris are telling you all about Juan Cortina, a Mexican cattle rancher who fought for the fair treatment of Mexican-born Tejanos following the Texas war for Independence, Mexican-American war, and during the US Civil War.  Just like the HPH podcast, Juan would try his hardest but ultimately would fail and die tragically.  And just like the HPH hosts, Juan is a hero for doing so.  Grab some of those charcoal pills they sell at the gas station counter that do nothing to cure your hangover but do turn your poop black and join the guys for this Hundred Proof Hangover! Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
22:44
February 10, 2020
Ep. 25 - Jonestown Part 1: The Boy Who Wanted to Be Hitler
In 1978, the Reverend Jim Jones and his American socialist followers committed murder and mass suicide in the jungles of Guyana. Who was Jim Jones? Where did he come from? Why were people willing to kill and die for him? Why am I asking you when we clearly are putting out a podcast on the subject and know the answers? Guess you'll just have to listen to find out.  And now you're sucked in. It's genius levels of marketing like that have allowed this podcast to reach the prestigious 25 show mark with a total of 27 overall plays. Grab a drink and join us on our wacky adventure on Mr. Jones's Wild Ride and you'll see why we're such a big deal.
1:24:09
February 5, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 4: Typhoid Mary
In this Hangover minisode, Greg and Chris are taking a look at the story of Typhoid Mary, an Irish Immigrant who was the first known asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid Fever in the United States. While that sounds pretty bad, it might have actually been cool to be able to determine who got sick and possibly died based solely on whether or not you felt like washing your hands after you took a poop. A literal shit superpower.  Anyway, pay your tabs, stumble out to the bus stop, and listen to us ramble while we wait for our moms to pick us up in this exciting Hundred Proof Hangover! Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
19:19
February 3, 2020
Ep. 24 - Stalingrad: Hey Greg Edition
On the last episode of HPH we told you about the failure of Operation Barbarossa, which was the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union. In this episode, Greg and Chris are taking a deep dive into the Battle of Stalingrad that began the following summer. This city of seemingly little to no strategic value would become ground zero for the bloodiest battle of WWII and would prove to be the turning point in the European theater.  Grab lots of drinks for this long tale full of warfare and death and enjoy this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Stalingrad: Hey Greg Edition.
1:38:24
January 29, 2020
Hundred Proof Hangover 3: Latif Yahia
In this Hundred Proof Hangover, Greg and Chris take a look at the store of Latif Yahia, the man who claimed to be the body double of Uday Hussein, son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He has an incredible story, but did it happen or is he making it up for the natural fame that comes with looking slightly like Uday Hussein?  We'll let you listen and be the judge. Join Greg and Chris in the recover lounge, start drinking black coffee because you think it'll sober you up in time for you to drive to your daughter's dance recital, and enjoy this Hundred Proof Hangover. Hundred Proof Hangovers are short mini-episodes focusing on a smaller topic.  In the near future, these special Monday releases will only be made available to Patreon subscribers, but for the time being, we hope you enjoy this bonus content!
17:53
January 27, 2020
Ep. 23 - Operation Barbarossa: I Hope You Like Death!
In 1941, Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany launched a surprise invasion of the Soviet Union, which was controlled by Joseph Stalin.  The six month operation would result in utter destruction.  Millions would be captured.  Millions of soldiers would die.  Over a million Jews would be systematically executed. Sounds like a super fun topic to get drunk and talk about, right?  Greg and Chris will do their best to ease your pain as they explain the tactical blunder that was this offensive in this episode of Hundred Proof History entitled Operation Barbarossa: I Hope You Like Death!
1:08:14
January 22, 2020