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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...

Historicool Episode 11 - Witchcraft
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May 23, 2016 12:06 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 take a hesitant peek under the functional dress of those women of magic know as...witches! Were they knowledgable healers or barmy old cat loving crones?Or was there something more sinister and perhaps...occult afoot? Can we get to the bottom of what drove the local populace to to villify these mysterious ladies? If anyone can, wiccan.

Historicool Episode 10 - Billy the Kid
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April 08, 2016 10:32 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 looks at the life (and lives taken) and times of the famous fresh faced gunslinger - Billy the Kid.

Historicool Episode 9 - Ancient Special Forces 3
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January 15, 2016 06:23 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 humor. This episode concludes our three part series on Ancient Special Forces. We resume looking at those terrible (as in horrible or dangerous) units so loved by their beneficiaries and hated, nay, feared by their long suffering enemies. Do not dare approach the Khan's royal guard, the Kheshig, or you may be surprised and horrified by their ferocity and possibly stupidity. Ninja! We'll see what you get when you cross a ninja with a--Too late, you're dead! NEVER CROSS A NINJA! The Deadly Parthian horse archers and racer-boy Egytian chariots complete our deadly top ten. Who is the best?

Historicool Episode 8 - Vlad the Impaler
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November 01, 2015 09:11 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 humor. This episode looks at the mysterious and terrible alter ego of Dracula himself, yea, for it is Vlad the Impaler. Tremble. Tremble! Tremble before the barbaric and bloodthirsty deeds of this malevolent monarch. Did this beast ever feel love? Impaler? He barely knew her. Hold on tight (to your lunch) for this halloween special!

Historicool Episode 7 - Ancient Special Forces 2
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September 25, 2015 02:51 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 continues our analysis of ancient special forces units that used to cause mayhem and terror in the face of their foes... Were Byzantine divers tough frogmen or wet behind the ears? Were war elephants a devastating battlefield shock unit or did they just suck, get in the way and cause a big mess? Finally, we see if the Sacred Band were just too glamorous for the dirty, dirty Spartans.

Historicool Episode 6 - Ancient Special Forces
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July 08, 2015 03:26 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 begins an analysis of ancient special forces units that used to cause mayham and terror in tha face of their foes... Just how berserk was a Viking beserker? Why did the Germanic Ghost Warriors cause such fear in their opponents? No, it wasn't their love of sausage. We know the Aztecs loved a bit of blood... and their elite warriors even more so!

Historicool Episode 5 - Battle of the Little Big Horn cont.
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May 08, 2015 08:48 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. In the second part of this two-part episode we continue to look at the fate of the dashing general Custer againt his wily foes (the native American tribes) during the period of westward expansion following the end of the civil war.
"There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry."
~George Armstrong Custer (RIP)

Historicool Episode 4 - Battle of the Little Big Horn
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March 20, 2015 10:24 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. In this two-part episode we look at the fate of the dashing general Custer and his wily foes (the native American tribes) during the period of westward expansion following the end of the civil war. So give us a Michegaaan yeeeeelllll and shoot for the play button.

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