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Throughout the course of human civilization certain individuals have stood out as being completely f***ing awesome. From ninjas and gunfighters to pirates... more

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Roy Benavidez : Rumble in the Jungle

Ben Thompson is joined by Producer Andrew Jacobs in today's episode as they discuss the epic tale of Roy Benavidez,... more

11 Jun 2024 · 39 minutes
Constitutional Badasses with special guest A.J. Jacobs

New York Times best-selling author A.J. Jacobs (author of the new book The Year of Living Constitutionally) joins Ben and... more

08 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Handsome Mingyan: The man who stole 10,000 horses

On this week's episode Ben and Dr. Pat chat about "Handsome" Mingyan a mythological character from the Jangar Epic, a... more

28 May 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Gus March-Philips and the real Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

In today's episode Ben Thompson and Producer Andrew Jacobs talk about the true story behind the new movie The Ministry... more

21 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Ten Tsewang: The Sherpa Who Raced to Tell the World Everest Had Been Climbed

On today's episode Ben Thompson is joined by journalist and host of Outside Podcast Peter Frick-Wright to tell the story... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Ridiculous History: Ben joins Noel and Ben of Ridiculous History

Badass listeners: This week we're sharing Ben's recent appearance on the Ridiculous History Podcast where they chat about Le Maupin.... more

07 May 2024 · 59 minutes
REPLAY: La Maupin and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Swordfighting Adventurerers of the French Revolution

Hello regular listeners and new listeners - here's a replay of Le Maupin for those joining us from Ridiculous History. If... more

01 May 2024 · 59 minutes
Ignacio Zaragoza: The Hero of Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco De Mayo coming up this weekend, Ben and producer Andrew Jacobs talk about Ignacio Zaragoza who led Mexican... more

30 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Benvenuto Cellini: Maestro of Mischief - with guest Daniele Bolleli

Known for his masterful sculptures and fiery temper, Benvenuto Cellini’s escapades ranged from dueling in the streets to making audacious... more

23 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
King Kamehameha: The Hawaiian Hero

King Kamehameha was the original Hawaiian superhero—legend says he was born with a comet lighting up the sky, hinting at... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Badass of the Week
Roy Benavidez : Rumble in the Jungle
Badass of the Week