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The Weird History Podcast

The Weird History Podcast

Joe Streckert
248 - 230 The Adventures of Mussolini’s Corpse
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  • 248 - 230 The Adventures of Mussolini’s Corpse

    After his death in 1945, Mussolini’s corpse was autopsied and thrown into a pauper’s grave. But, that was just the beginning of the cadaver’s posthumous career. Eventually the body was stolen by neofascists, hidden away for over a decade, and used as a political bargaining chip in postwar Italy.

    Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 11min
  • 247 - 229 Douglas Wolk on All the Marvels

    The Marvel Universe is massive. Marvel comics go back well over half a century, and span thousands upon thousands of pages. Reading all of them would be a Herculean undertaking. And one man, Douglas Wolk, did exactly that. We talked about how one of the most well-known fictional universes in the world has dealt with real-world history, like war, civil rights, crime, AIDS, Watergate, and more.

    Tue, 12 Oct 2021 - 59min
  • 246 - 228 The Mustache Strike

    In 1907 French waiters went on strike, and won the right to wear facial hair.

    Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 17min
  • 245 - 227 The Rasputin Disclaimer

    Nearly every English-language movie has a disclaimer in the credits that says something like “This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.” Obviously this isn’t true. Historical epics, biopics, and other movies are clearly based on real people. Why does this disclaimer pretend otherwise?
    The answer, it turns out, has a lot to do with Rasputin.

    Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 22min
  • 244 - August 2021 Announcement
    Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 2min
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