Unbuttoned History

In this episode the gang talks about the fascinating history of the Birth Control Pill from Greek Goddesses eating pomegranate seeds to the Political War over Women's Healthcare in 21st Century America. Yes, they discuss this in the manner that you are accustomed to, nothing is different about yours hosts this week, absolutely nothing at all.

Direct download: HLThePill.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Emma tells the ridiculous tale of when the Australian Military faced their greatest threat at home: large flightless birds. Buckle up this one is gonna be absurd.

Direct download: HLEmuwar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

The gang get a little sensational as they discuss an article on Norman Ohler's book The Total Rush: Drugs in the Third Reich. Learn how pretty much everyone was out of their gourds on drugs before, during and after World War II. We also have a discussion on how pervasive narcotics have been for war efforts.

Direct download: HLNaziDrugReich.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

The Badass Bitches series continues as Mike & Mike discuss Theodora empress of Byzantine, in Mike's Somerville cave.

Direct download: HLTheadora.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

When Mike is away, the gang will play….a lot of shitty games. Learn how Korean women look like babies, how Mike Hachey as wrong about moveable type and why Dan Kruger’s girlfriend hates Caleb.

Direct download: HLPress.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

This week Americans celebrate a feast holiday of Thanksgiving merging the ideas of having a great late fall feast and to remember our centuries long issues with racial interaction, but this week we look at notable food fails born of pride, greed, and just straight up dumbassery. Caleb encourages listeners to listen to the Hot 8 Brass Band's cover of "Sexual Healing" and talks about a new podcast coming out.

Direct download: HLFeastFuck_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Learn about how the Spanish conquered a more advanced civilization through never bathing and having gross pig diseases.

Direct download: HLInca_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

The gang explains how Metacomet’s post-mortem revenge on English Colonists leads to the heroin epidemic in New England.

Direct download: HLKingPhilipsWar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Caleb, Mike and Mike discuss the finer points of 19th century sexual harassment and Rasputin.


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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley invent Gothic Post Punk while Methos the Immortal and DJ Dr. John Williams Polidari invent the first mixtape. We  learn that Lord Byron is  a Sex Monster. Oh, and Frankenstein is written.

Direct download: HLGothicHipsters_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT