Tasty Birthday Nibbles

By wthpod October 9, 2017

Tasty Birthday Nibbles

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In this special first birthday episode of What The History we break from tradition.  Not only do we bring you a meal sized episode, we make it out of bits and pieces that we couldn’t make full episodes from.  We also take a trip down memory lane to discuss some of our favourite episodes!


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Some of our favourite episodes:

Disco Inferno and Badgering History

Hatpin Warriors and Wonder Who’s Origin This Is

Mary Mary Quite Contagious and The Umbrella Rebel

The Tichborne Identity and Monsieur Potato

Vengeance on a Viking and Capers in a Canal

The Pope who was Dead Wrong and The Birds (The Australian Cut)

Playing A Round and Liszt Maniacs

The Island of Death and The Island That Left

Flower Power Failure and a Mother of a Day

Pope-a-palooza and The Rocket Man

The Balls of Victims and Icelandic Self Discovery



Rodrigues D 2016, ‘The First Strike Ever Recorded in History’
Herodotus, ‘Chapter 124’, Herodotus, Histories, Edited by A D Godley Perseus Digital Library

FindLaw 2017, ‘Louisiana Prohibited Consensual Sexual Activity Laws’
Justia 2017, ‘2011 Louisiana Laws, Revised Statutes, TITLE 14 — Criminal law, RS 14:107.1 — Ritualistic acts’

Stone K 2016, ‘The 5 Pettiest Abuses Of Power In Presidential History’
Wikipedia 2017, ‘List of Presidents of the United States of America’


The Never-Built Airport That Was Never Intended to be Used Anyway – Now I Know

“What We Can Do To Stop Skyjacking”, Herald-Journal – Jun 15, 1969 – Google News

Elton Motello – Jet Boy Jet Girl – YouTube

Parliament Arguing About Copper Wires In 1910 Makes For Some Amazing Reading – Gizmodo Australia

Censor nostalgia: Historian uncovers Australia’s banned books – ABC News Australia

The Trial of Lady Chatterley – Banned

Censorship decision – ‘The Trial of Lady Chatterley’ – National Archives Australia

Censorship decision – ‘The Trial of Lady Chatterley’ (digitised records) – National Archives Australia

Clay tablet; letter from Nanni to Ea-nasir complaining that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered – British Museum Collection Online

This 1750 BC Babylonian Tablet Is An Ancient Customer Service Complaint – i09 Gizmodo

The oldest known complaint letter – ABC Science

Other stuff:

The word history in the opening theme has been extracted from…

History Never Repeats – Split Enz (1981)

History Repeating – Propellerheads feat: Miss Shirley Bassey (1998)

Flame Trees – Cold Chisel (1984)

You’re History – Shakespeare’s Sister (1989)

Centuries – Fall Out Boy (2015)

Fade out music – Happy Birthday Song – Stevie Wonder (1980)

All music used under fair use provisions.

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