Ridiculous History


History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio. read less

Our Editor's Take

Ridiculous History is a podcast that lives up to its title. It explores some of the most bizarre and absurd stories from throughout history. Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown cohost this podcast. The show guides listeners on an entertaining journey through time. The host talk about strange tales that are often overlooked in traditional historical accounts.

Most episodes discuss a different topic each week. But some topics get more than a single episode of coverage. Topics range from forgotten inventions to unusual events and everything in between. Episode titles like "Weird Epidemics, Part One: From Sweating to Pokemon" set the scene for the show. The Ridiculous History podcast hosts have a unique blend of humor and curiosity. This helps to bring these stories to life, making them accessible for all types of audiences.

One example includes the story—make that stories—behind breakfast cereals. Another episode explains the odd custom of smashing cakes at wedding receptions. Ridiculous History also talks about dancing manias. More traditional history topics get discussed as well on this podcast. Who were the men who tried to be president, but failed? Why did the US government ask the Mafia for help in World War II? This show has the answers.

Bowlin and Brown add humor to history on this podcast. Ridiculous History has many fun stories that listeners may enjoy—and share with their friends. The show adds depth beyond what listeners can find online or in books alone. This makes the program both informative and enjoyable. It is a good listen for anyone looking for an engaging way to learn more about the world's past. New episodes featuring these weird anecdotes get released several times each week.

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