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Running: When The Olympics Gave Marathoners Strychnine (w/ Eden Dranger)

Jun 28 2021 63 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with the absolutely hilarious, and apparently incredibly skilled runner, Eden Dranger to talk about the entire history of running! They track when and how humans first evolved to run, through the Greek games, to the jogging craze, and the most absolutely insane Olympic disaster where SO many people almost died! Like, WAY more people than you'd think could die in a marathon, as they used the runners for a science experiment on whether or not humans need water! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! And subscribe to their Patreon to help keep the show going! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Ireland: When Rome Said They Ate People and England Cromwelled Over Everything (With Mike O'Keefe)

May 18 2021 79 mins

Wen and Andrew talk with Mike O'Keefe, currently getting his masters in history education, to talk about his specialty, Ireland! Together they trace its entire history, to the myths and legends about eating people from Rome and Greece, to the Vikings, Christians, and of course the English. Covering wars, rebellion, famine, some true heroes and villains, and the 2 places they think it went the most wrong! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! And subscribe to their Patreon to help keep the show going! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Justice League: When It Got So Dark And Gritty, You Couldn't See Why You Liked Them (w/ Brandon T. Snider)

May 11 2021 75 mins

Wen and Andrew are joined by comedian and comics writer Brandon T. Snider (Inside Amy Schumer, DC Comics, RUBE GOLBERG) to talk about the history of The Justice League! From their start as Justice Society, to the shows that turned Wen and Brandon into huge nerds, and where it went wrong, IDENTITY CRISIS, also known as "The Comic That Ruined Comics"! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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The French Revolution: When They Realized Heads Came Off Super Easy

Feb 23 2021 64 mins

Wen and Andrew do their first solo episode since they launched the podcast to have a chance to relax, have fun, and do 12 hours of exhausting research on one of their favorite subjects, the French Revolution! They discuss the wars, the politics, the kings, of course the guillotine, bastille and cake, and EVERYTHING you might not know about this subject! Enjoying this podcast? You can subscribe to the Patreon for just $5 a month to help keep the show running! Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? Reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Spider-Man: When All Those Dancers Almost Died (w/ Maureen Monahan)

Jan 26 2021 68 mins

Andrew and Wen welcome the very funny Maureen Monahan (Our Cartoon President, Tooning Out The News) to discuss Wen's favorite things, Broadway musicals and comic books. That's right, we're diving in to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark! The three dive deep into Spider-Man comics, from his origins as a sickly orphan, to the weird edgy take where his sperm killed his wife, to the Tobey Maguire movies we loved, culminating in the Broadway musical that we absolutely didn't. How did a Spider-Man musical featuring Bono, the lady from The Lion King, and zero comic book fans turn out so badly? The answer is obvious but it's still a fun ride! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Politics and Teapot Dome: When Politicians Realized Crime Was Basically Legal (w/ Adam Burke)

Jan 19 2021 63 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with writer and comedian Adam Burke to discuss what was considered the biggest political scandal in American history, from the country's creation until Watergate! It involved the whole Harding administration, adultery, murder, a SECOND murder/suicide, and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of oil from the Navy, to LEGALLY, just give it away. We cover the entire history, the players involved, and the small bribe that finally brought the whole corrupt tower down! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Vampire History and Blade: When They Made Dracula an Australian Guitar Teacher (with Daniel Kibblesmith)

Jan 05 2021 59 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with one of their favorite comedians and writers, Daniel Kibblesmith! Having written Loki, Lockjaw, Black Panther vs. Deadpool and more for Marvel, his insights into Blade and how that helped launch the MCU were amazing! But before that, they had to trace the history of vampires! From gods and revenants to 1700s paranoia that gripped entire towns in fear, and finally launched vampires into literature and pop culture. All of this eventually leading to the amazing Blade series, and finally where it went wrong! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Victorian Women Authors: When Women Invented 2 Genres of Literature and Men Took the Credit (with Jackie Monahan)

Dec 08 2020 55 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with Jackie Monahan (These Lips, Eric Andre Show, Last Comic Standing, Wild Nights with Emily, The Foxy Merkins) to talk about the history of women in literature. First the surprisingly recent invention of the novel, Mary Shelley creating the genre of science fiction and Charlotte Brontë devising the first person narrative! They discuss some of their favorite novels, and break down the revolutionary writing forms you couldn't even imagine never existing, and then the women that first conceived them! And finally, they discuss one of the greatest poets of all time, Emily Dickinson. They cover her life, her work, her secrets, and finally, Where It Went Wrong (hint: it involves the patriarchy)! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Pirates of the Caribbean: When the Robots Were Anatomically Correct (with Maggie Smith)

Nov 17 2020 69 mins

Wen and Andrew talk with writer, performer and comedian Maggie Smith (Second City, The News*, The Quest We Can Do, The Onion) about the most successful ride, and one of the most successful movie franchises, in Disney history: Pirates of the Caribbean. After beloved memories of trips to Disney and seeing the first film, they dive into its insane history! Which for the ride includes robot builders' insistence on making the animatronics anatomically correct, the original Disney design (and how it was supposed to be based on real pirates), and the incredible inappropriate behavior that got cut out, and added in! And after the ride they dig into the films, following the beloved first, and the shipwreck of a fifth! Including, as always, tracing some fascinating pirate history, to find all the things the movie got wrong, which turned out to be just about everything! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Ice Skating: When They Stopped Jumping Hats and Started Swinging Pipes (with Ashley Ray)

Nov 03 2020 62 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with writer and comedian Ashley Ray (Writer for The AV Club, Vulture, Variety, The Onion, and host of the podcast TV, I Say with Ashley Ray) to discuss the incredible history of ice and figure skating! While tracing its entire history to find where it went wrong, they go all the way back to the first skates in 1800 BCE, through figure skating's appearance in the Olympics and beyond. They talk about the insane attempts to make artificial ice rinks, when backflips were banned, and the absurd challenges required to join the world's first skating club, as well as the hats you'd need to do it! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Magic: When They Started Setting Smart Women on Fire (with Paula Skaggs)

Oct 19 2020 68 mins

Wen and Andrew sit down with the always hilarious writer and comedian Paula Skaggs! In honor of Halloween they dig deep to find the very first written record of magic, and then follow its trail all throughout history! Including its presence in science, religion, different cultures, and then where it went so wrong, in 300 years of Witch Trials. From the very first recorded witch trial to Salem, and so many you never heard about in between! We couldn’t believe the obscure and fascinating facts found for this episode, and somehow, as it always does, dog magic comes back again! Enjoying this podcast? Have questions, comments, or suggestions for an episode? You can reach out to Andrew and Wen on the HWIWW Twitter account! DM anytime, they'd love to hear from you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Dating: When a Woman Was Committed For Placing a Personal Ad (with Niccole Thurman)

Oct 06 2020 69 mins

Wen and Andrew are joined by Michael to sit down with Niccole Thurman (Haute Dog, The Opposition, Superstore, Shrill, A Black Lady Sketch Show) and talk about where dating went so wrong, with the introduction of online dating. They trace the history of the personal ad back to 1695, and follow the insane timeline up through early social networks in matchmaking magazines during the 19th/20th century, to the first computer dating service in 1959, and how that all led to the apps of today! Learn about the insane stipulations of the first personal ad, the astounding results the first time a woman tried to place one, and the covert codes used in lonely hearts magazines that got one shut down and the owner arrested. Plus, when reaching dating apps and the current era, you get to learn about our podcasters’ love lives! Which surprisingly may not be the disasters this show normally strives for, but they’re prepared to make it worse for your entertainment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Science: When a Researcher Bullied a Cell (with Pallavi Gunalan)

Sep 29 2020 59 mins

Andrew and Wen talk with comedian and biomedial engineer Pallavi Gunalan (followable on Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok) about science, peer review, stem cells, Spartacus for some reason, how much sex Stephen Hawking had, and SO much more! But especially, where it all went wrong. In this case, a scandal so big that it rocked the scientific world when the author of a research paper falsified data, which led to 6 months of investigation, drama and even a tragic death. Pallavi also tells us about her numerous charitable projects, for which volunteers are always needed! The links to the projects discussed in the episode are included below! RespiraWorks - Developing low-cost ventilators Volunteer form to tutor Black students and Form for students to request tutoring Mailing List to support Black Lives and Google Drive with resources Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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