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Twisted History 101 Podcast
75 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Ep. 38 - Elizabeth Bathory
Do you know the woman that is said to have inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula was named Elizabeth Bathory and she really existed. Come with your favorite history geeks as we unravel the sordid history of one of the most prolific serial killers (allegedly) that ever lived. Blood, betrayal and more are all on deck in this episode.
54 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Ep. 37 - The Lost Colony of Roanoke
They came. They stayed. They disappeared. In 1587, 115 colonists vanished without a trace with only a single word left behind as a clue. Join us as we delve into our history's very first unsolved mystery.- The Lost Colony of Roanoke.
48 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Ep. 36 - Jack The Ripper Pt. 3
On the finale of our reign of terror with Jack The Ripper, please join us as we wrap up the sordid details of this historic crime. Who was Jack The Ripper? Though the case wasn’t solved we do have thoughts on who it could be, and we also delve into the impact of his crimes on society.
56 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Ep. 35 - Horror Movie Survival
Have you ever sat there watching a crazy horror movie and thought...puh-lease, I’d survive that! Especially on Halloween? Well we do too! All the time. But what do our friends think? Well, tune in because finally, Wendy, Waldina, Casey and Patrick are all in the same room and we listed 25 all time classic horror movies and discussed whether we think we would survive them and THEN see what the others thought! Let’s just say, we didn’t all agree! Tune in and HAPPY Halloween!
52 minutes | Oct 11, 2020
Ep. 34 - Jack The Ripper Pt. 2
In episode two we continue with the terrible crimes of Jack the Ripper and explore victims #2 and #3, or Annie Chapman and Elizabeth Stride respectively. His crimes are bloody, daring and continue to confound police and detectives at this time. Don’t miss out on episode 2 of Jack the Ripper and his bloody reign of Terror.
58 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
Ep. 33 - Jack The Ripper
The Jack The Ripper murders occurred way back in 1888 in London’s East End and although we are talking about over 130 years ago, we are still fascinated by his awful crimes. Maybe it’s because he was never caught. Maybe it’s because he targeted only women in the darkest of nights in the hardest of professions. Maybe it’s because the press never let us forget him...whatever the reason, join your faithful twin sisters as we explore the mystery of Jack the Ripper and discuss his bloody reign of Terror.
69 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Ep. 32- Winchester Mystery House
You know how we love a good haunted house...(insert creepy door sound and howling winds!) Grab your rifles and join us as we discuss the Winchester Mystery House and why it's more than just another typical haunted mansion!
49 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Ep. 31- Hamilton The Movie
Join us as we discuss the genius of Hamilton the musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and why everyone should watch it!
62 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Ep. 30 - The Seven Seals of the Apocalypse
Has 2020 felt a little Apocalyptic to you? Have you stopped and thought...did someone break one of the Seven Seals that means its THE END? Maybe you just don't know anything about the Book of Revelations and one of the most debated biblical chapters ever written by man. Join us as we delve into the history and prophecies of one of the scariest works ever written--The SEVEN SEALS OF THE APOCALYPSE in the Book of Revelations.
51 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Ep. 29 - Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson was the first American to stand on top of the North Pole in 1909. He was a skilled sailor, craftsman, linguist, and arctic survivalist. A life that was truly amazing from the very beginning, he weathered harsh conditions (both physical and societal) and with so much against him, Henson and four Inuit teammates managed to plant the stars and stripes at the top of the world. The leader of the expedition, Capt. Peary received the glory back home while Henson’s contributions would take nearly 40 years to be recognized. The role of race in America is threaded in the tapestry of our shared history but Matthew Henson’s story is one of true exceptionalism and triumph in the face of nearly impossible odds. Join Wendy as she takes us through the life and history of this American hero, adventurer, and history maker in our latest episode. Join us as we shine the light of truth on one of the heroes of history who has been buried in the shadows for too long.
84 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Ep. 28 - Living In History
An open discussion on race in America and the current climate of protests calling out police brutality, systematic racism, and why Black Lives Matter.
72 minutes | May 23, 2020
Ep. 27 - Rats!
The mere thought of this pest sends your “ick” factor skyrocketing. We know. But rats are more than just diabolical mammals. They are part of our human history in every way, and in some cases, their effect on our species defines whether we live or die. Come with us as Waldina takes us on a rat infested journey starting in NYC and leads us to corners of history.
64 minutes | May 16, 2020
Ep. 26 - Marie LaVeau: The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
Music, magic, and mystery surround the life of one of New Orleans' most famous citizens, Marie LaVeau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Did the spirits confide to her everyone's most intimate secrets and make her one of the most powerful players in the Crescent City? Did she really heal the sick and take down her enemies while keeping the wealthiest elite in the palm of her hand? Join us as we delve into the magic and mystery of her life and how she changed the very fabric of New Orleans forever.
80 minutes | May 9, 2020
Ep. 25 - The Grisly Case of the Borden Murders
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, or did she? Join us as we discuss the gruesome murder of Abby and Andrew Borden and how their youngest daughter Lizzie became the prime suspect in their murder investigation. Did the police follow all the clues? Did the prosecution stand a chance with such a circumstantial case? Or did Lizzie really get away with murder? Take a trip to Fall River with us as we explore the life and infamy of Lizzie Borden and why some nursery rhymes are too creepy to sing out loud.
83 minutes | May 2, 2020
Ep. 24 - The Black Death
The year is 1347 and the black plague decimates all parts of the known world. Join us as Waldina takes us down the dark history of the bubonic plague. Explore the real history of how the very first pandemic almost wiped out all of mankind. Oh, don’t forget the rats!
65 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Ep. 23 - Rome: The Top 5 Worst Roman Emperors Pt. 2
In part two of our latest Roman episode, Waldina rounds out the countdown of the worst Roman emperors that ever ruled. How much worse can it get? Oh friends...it can get really bad. There’s a reason why Joaquin Phoenix made a certain emperor quite famous. Come hear the conclusion of our countdown and you decide...who’s your #1?
58 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Ep. 22 - Rome: The Top 5 Worst Roman Emperors Pt. 1
Because, who doesn’t love a countdown, right? In part one of the TH101 Countdown of the five worst Roman Emperors, Waldina takes us through her top picks that helped to ruin all of Rome. We talk about murder, conspiracy, incest and so much poison! Et Tu Brute? Come tag along for the ride as we explore some of the worst rulers that ever wore a toga.
2 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Ep. 21 - Season Two Intro
We are back for Season 2 of the Twisted History 101 Podcast! Did you miss us as much as we missed you? Take a listen to a quick preview of what’s in store this season.
48 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 20 - Krampus: The Demon Shadow of Christmas
We are back just in time for Christmas as the TH101 crew takes on the legend of the Krampus! Learn all about it's origins and how it is observed still to this day!
45 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
Ep. 18 - The Stanley Hotel - Haunted America Pt. 2
In part two of our Haunted America series, Wendy will take us to the Hotel that inspired one of Stephen King's most famous works! Is the Stanley Hotel as haunted as the Overlook Hotel that we know so well? Only one way to find out! Check in if you dare.
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