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The Wicked Off-Topic Historian

The Wicked Off-Topic Historian

By Zachary
The Wicked Off-Topic Historian is a podcast hosted by me, Zachary, a Historian and forty-something-year-old guy from Massachusetts with a subtle Bill Burr accent. A lighthearted podcast where I discuss, most often alone, sometimes with a guest, unique tales from history, “wicked” awesome TV shows and movies, musings about the past, present and future, and anything, and everything, I find enticing. This is not a podcast solely about history because that’s my day job, although I do chat about the entertaining side of history. I’m off the clock and ready to get off topic. Join the fun!
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Halloween Fandom
Welcome to The Wicked Off-Topic Historian! On today’s episode, your host Zachary takes you into his past, using the haunt season as a springboard to chat about Halloween’s past and present. He tried to cover too much ground, but that doesn’t stop him from constantly getting off-topic as he recalls Halloween traditions from the 80s and 90s, his favorite scary movies, and those years he called Salem home and regularly joined the Haunted Happenings festivities. Join the off-topic fun!
42:26
October 05, 2022
Historical Movies
Welcome to The Wicked Off-Topic Historian! On today’s episode, your host Zachary talks history, but you can leave the boring facts at the car door. Today it’s time to turn on the television, replay, and reminisce about some fantastic scenes from historical films and a few television series. Zachary is talking about his area of expertise but doing so with an eye towards the fictionalized dramatic. His historian hat is tightly affixed to his head, but it’s time to observe some of “his” favorite history movie/tv moments. Listen to find out if any of your go-to history films/shows get a shoutout. Certainly, Ethan Hawk as Abolitionist John Brown is at the top of the list. Join the off-topic fun!
42:09
September 28, 2022
Yankees Fan, Boston Accent
Welcome to The Wicked Off-Topic Historian! On today’s episode, your host Zachary discusses growing up a New York Yankees fan while living in New England. He shares some nostalgic recollections of watching the Yankees in the 80s & 90s and bonding with his dad over their shared love of those pinstripes. Along the way, he chats about seeing the Yankees win the World Series for the first time, how it’s 100% alright to meet your “heroes,” and being a fan of a New York team with a Massachusetts accent didn’t get him a lot of local “second” dates during college. That’s perfectly fine; his wife is from New York! Join the off-topic fun!
33:58
September 21, 2022
Back to School
Welcome to The Wicked Off-Topic Historian! On today’s episode, your host Zachary chats about returning to the college classroom. He confesses to having back-to-school jitters and a few first-day fumbles. Then, looking back to POP! Culture, he muses about professors represented in cinema, which means he recalls and can’t stop laughing at the late comedian Sam Kinison and his most famous moment from the 1986 film “Back to School!” Join the off-topic fun! 
35:53
September 14, 2022
The Wicked Off-Topic Historian Trailer
Welcome to The Wicked Off-Topic Historian! An entertaining podcast from your host Zachary. This podcast is for anyone, and everyone, who enjoys chatting about history, POP! Culture, the awesomeness of Frank Grillo, or simply musing about the past, present and future. Still, this podcast is not solely about history because that’s what Zachary does for his day job. He is off the clock and ready to get off-topic! Tune in soon for the premiere episode, and join the off-topic fun!
02:03
September 12, 2022