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Ridiculous History
Ridiculous History

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories... more

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William Mitchell Was Basically a Real-life Willy Wonka

Do you like Tang? Are you known to gobble Pop Rocks, or find yourself lying awake at night, worried about... more

06 Dec 2022 · 40 minutes
The Olympics Used to Have an... Extraordinarily Weird Art Competition

Everyone's heard of the Olympics. This global competition brings athletes from around the world together to compete in various sports... more

01 Dec 2022 · 40 minutes
A Circus, or a Cult? The Strange Story of Shen Yun

If you live near any large city outside of mainland China, you may have seen advertisements for the world-famous Shen... more

29 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
How A Massive Turkey Screw-up Created TV Dinners

Hey, it's us, your pals Ben, Noel and Max from Ridiculous History. We figured the holidays can be stressful for... more

24 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
J. Paul Getty, Part Two: A Kidnapping Discount

For members of the mob, the plot to kidnap J. Paul Getty's grandson was a home run -- after all,... more

22 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
J. Paul Getty, Part One: Money Doesn't Make You Happy

It's often said that money doesn't buy happiness -- and, in the tragic case of the Getty family, it seems... more

17 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
Introducing: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Conspiracy

On his adventures into MAGA country, Jordan Klepper encounters some of the more imaginative, conspiratorial minds America has to offer.... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 minute
Have you heard of Andorra?

While it may be unfamiliar to many folks outside the region, the 6th-smallest country in Europe has a fascinating history... more

15 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
How Smart Was Alex the Grey Parrot?

Picked at random from a pet store, a humble grey parrot named Alex went on to fundamentally alter the way... more

10 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
Surprising Former Careers, Part 2: Truman Can't Sell Hats

Years before he became a world-famous actor, Christopher Lee did wetwork with elite special forces during World War II. Before... more

08 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
Ridiculous History
William Mitchell Was Basically a Real-life Willy Wonka
Ridiculous History