History in Hindsightactive
Two comedians look at wacky newspaper/magazine articles from our past. Were we crazy back then, or are we crazy now? Instagram: nickjcrowley
Country Of Origin |
USA
Produced In |
Boston, MA
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Monthly

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Average duration:00:40:35

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Comedian Emily Ruskowski joins the podcast to look at an article written in 1955, "Sex During The Great Depression".  Did you know that employment actually rose for women during The Great Depression?  I didn't.  We discuss whether or not social progress "reset" in the 50s after WWII and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday/Straylight Run/John Nolan) joins the podcast to discuss an article from 1920 about the evil Jazz music and all the dirty dancing styles that come with it,  A lot of people in 1920 were convinced that the trendy style of music known as "Jazz" would soon die out...(spoiler alert).  A new segment: "Strange Musical Instrument or Rare Bird Species?" and more...Check out John's albums wherever music is sold!Intro/Outro Song: "Till it's Done to Death" off the album "Height" by John Nolan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jared Freid (@JTrain56) is a NYC stand up comedian.  Check out his blogs for BroBibible, TotalFratMove and his podcast.  We discuss dating advice from the 1940s written by a Reverend and another weird old guy...  We start a new segment called "Who Said It: Ray Lewis or Sir Winston Churchill?" and more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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J. Smitty (Comedy Central) joins the podcast to look at an advertisement from 1900 targeting "weak and puny men".  Its for Dr. McLaughlin's electric belt.  This was an electric belt that Dr. McLaughlin claimed could cure everything from indigestion to female weakness.Check out J Smitty on social media and www.Jsmittycomedy.com Check out History in Hindsight on Facebook, Twitter Instagram.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comedian Yannis Pappas joins the show to discuss an article from 1897 "The Opposition of Football".  In 1897 college students were dying on the football field, and legislators in Atlanta considered making it illegal.  There was much discussion about how to make football safer... @YannisPappas on Twitter and Instagram.@ncrowlz on Twitter, Like our page "History in Hindsight" on Facebook, @historyinhindsight on Instagram.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This episode features comedian Myq Kaplan! He’s been on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, James Corden, I need to stop listing late night TV shows. Check out his latest album “Not Kidding” on iTunes and find him on twitter and instagram @myqkaplan We discuss the article “Why Men Don’t Go To Church” from the year 1900. Warning: we are about to get philosophical…Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comedian Will Noonan (twitter @WillNoonan) joins the show (very high). Will is a stand up comedian with over 27k follows on twitter, 2 albums on iTunes, and a regular on the Artie Anthony show. We discuss “reefer madness”, how much reefer used to cost, Will’s run-in with the Blue Man Group, and how the NYC police department destroyed 40,000lbs of marijuana.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comedian Tom Dustin joins to look at a WACKY old article from 1955 called “People and The Bomb”. They discuss bomb shelters that people could buy and set up in their home, whether or not they would want to survive a nuclear holocaust, and more. Check out Tom’s album “Dangerous Now” on iTunes!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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This episode features Boston comedian Rob Crean! Rob and Nick discuss an article published in 1937 about learning disabilities called “Slow Students”. They also give some sage advice to all the dull students out there. http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/Learning-Disabilities-in-the-1930s-pdfLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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