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Historicool Episode 21 - Cleopatra III
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July 18, 2017 12:17 PM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode is part three of our series on the milk moistened monarch... Caesar and Cleo thought that the world was their oyster. Toga-ther they could rule it! But how long would their dream last?

Historicool Episode 20 - Cleopatra II
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May 08, 2017 01:07 PM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode see part two of our series on the milk moistened monarch... Cleopatra VII Philopator (clever girl), known to history simply as Cleopatra, was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, briefly survived as pharaoh by her son Caesarion. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the recently established Roman Empire. Typical! But how did Egypt (and indeed Caesar) find itself on such a wild ride?

Historicool episode 19 - Cleopatra
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April 02, 2017 11:53 AM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode opens our series on the most milky of all the monarchs... the mysterious and powerful Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. Despite ony being a 6 or 7 on the hot or not scale (just look at one of her coins) , Queen Cleo was still renowned for being able to get into the head of any guy she wanted using only her guile. Seduction and manipulation came as easily to her as breathing and it frightened Romans that a woman could out-politician them armed with nothing but a female brain.

Historicool Episode 18 - Heroes
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January 22, 2017 01:52 AM PST
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humour. This episode is the first in our "Heroes" series. The history books are full of stories of warriors doing things so insanely hardcore that they make Rambo look like a blubbing pacifist. Some of these acts of valour and skill were so impressive that they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism! Let's meet some of these heroes...

Historicool episode 17 - Prohibition II
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January 09, 2017 01:31 PM PST
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode sees us take are second shot at learning about the Prohibition period in early twentieth century America. The banning of alcohol was to give rise to a new form of organised crime - da gansta! as a certain Al Capone said - "Pwohibition has mwade nothing bwut twouble."

Historicool Episode 16 - Prohibition
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January 03, 2017 12:53 PM PST
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode makes you want to cry into your beer but denies you the beer to cry into as we look into the furore behind the Prohibition act in early twentieth century America. Can the prohibition of delicious drinkable substances which give pleasure to people work? Is addiction a health problem or a moral one? Why not crack one open with us, sit back, relax, then go pee and then find out!

Historicool Episode 15 - History of Medicine II
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November 05, 2016 08:00 AM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode brings us a second dose of how medicine has evolved throughout history. So hold onto your hats (and your breakfast) as we take a queasy trip to the disease riddled docs waiting room of the olden days...

Historicool Episode 14 - History of Medicine
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September 10, 2016 02:48 PM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode begins a journey down the passage of medical history. Historical medicine largely consisted of doctors doing things that today would be considered psychopathic crimes. With treatments ranging from cheerily chowing down on animal dung, gargling a mouthful of human waste and supping some delicious mercury, it's a wonder we have survived long enough to benefit from modern medicine...

Historicool Episode 13 - Nero Part Deux
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August 20, 2016 01:09 AM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor. This episode is part two of our look at the life and times or emperor Nero. What times he had! Let's just say his lifestyle could not really be described as "Vanilla". Nero has consolidated his power and now embraces his performing potential, providing the lucky, lucky masses with performaces that are...unforgettable. Singer, Poet, Olympian, creative mass murderer - his skills know no bounds (or so he believes).

Historicool Episode 12 - Nero
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July 16, 2016 01:44 PM PDT
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Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor.
In this episode we meet another Roman emperor - one whose reign was lavish and tyrannical. He killed his mother, persecuted Christians and is said to have "fiddled while Rome burned"! Would you let a 16 year old run the biggest empire the world has ever seen? When we were 16 we didn't trust ourselves to eat a bacon sandwich properly let alone run ancient Rome! At 16, Nero was given just that responsibility. What could possibly go wrong? Was castrating your slave and then marrying him a normal act in those days? Let's find out...

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