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Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers.

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Drunk History: Halloween   Season 5, Episode 13

History is made, with the first ever Halloween Special aired in July. Derek Waters has Allan McLeod telling the story of the Curse of Giles Corey (Rich Fulcher), accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Tess Lynch follows with Elizabeth Krebs (Allison Tolman), the founder of modern Halloween, and Greg Tuculescu closes the season with Vlad the Impaler (Seth Rogen). [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 27 at 9:12 AM - 2 comments

Drunk History: Death  Season 5, Episode 12

It gets a bit grim in this episode, as Derek Waters tackles death with Steve Berg and Montgomery Meigs (Jason Ritter), the Civil War Quartermaster General who decided to bury Union troops on Robert E. Lee's estate, Jimmy O. Yang and the plot to steal Lincoln's body and finally JD Ryznar who tells us the story of train robber Elmer McCurdy (Justin Long), who became an attraction after his demise.
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 18 at 7:36 AM - 1 comment

Drunk History: The Middle Ages  Season 5, Episode 11

Derek Waters goes medieval with Hillary Anne Matthews, on the heroine of France Joan of Arc (Vanessa Hudgens), Shaun Diston who tells the story of Temjuin (Jimmy O. Yang), the Mongol warlord who became Genghis Khan after defeating his blood brother Jamukha (Randall Park), and Daryl Johnson closes off with Mansa Musa (Donald Faison), the emperor of Mali and richest person in history, who led an historic pilgrimage to Mecca.
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 11 at 6:11 AM - 1 comment

Drunk History: Animals  Season 5, Episode 10

Derek Waters brings in Claudia O'Doherty to tell the story of the 1508 trial of the rats in Autun, France, Mae Withman on the creation of the ASPCA by Henry Bergh (Samm Levine), and Rich Fulcher closes with Wilhelm Von Osten (John Michael Higgins) and his counting horse, Clever Hans.
posted by lmfsilva on Jul 4 at 7:43 AM - 1 comment

Drunk History: Heists  Season 5, Episode 9

Get your masks, striped turtlenecks and catsuits ready, because it's heist time. Mark Gagliardi tells the story of Vincenzo Peruggia (Jack Black) who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Brendon Walsh dicks around the Santa Claus Bank Robbery led by Marshall Ratliff (Johnny Knoxville) and Rachel Bloom closes with the capture of war criminal Adolf Heichman (Weird Al).
posted by lmfsilva on Jun 27 at 6:54 AM - 5 comments

Drunk History: World War II  Season 5, Episode 8

The second half of the fifth season begins with stories about the WWII: the ghost army of inflatable tanks and sandbag troops to trick Nazi observation forces (John Lutz), Frank Emi and the civil disobedience at the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp (Randall Park) and Hitler's nephew, who fought for the US (Lyric Lewis).
posted by lmfsilva on Jun 20 at 7:17 AM - 2 comments

Drunk History: Drunk Mystery  Season 5, Episode 7

It's mystery time! Alison Rich, Kyle Mooney, and Georgia Hardstark tell the story of the disappearance of Agatha Christie (Kirsten Dunst), D.B. Cooper (Taran Killam), perpetrator of America's only unsolved airplane hijacking, and the menacing phantom letters of Circleville. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Mar 7 at 9:27 AM - 5 comments

Drunk History: Underdogs  Season 5, Episode 6

Derek Waters, Solomon Georgio, Jon Gabrus, and Jennie Pierson get together and raise a glass to the underdogs: Fred Rogers (Colin Hanks) and his quest for continued federal support for quality PBS childrens' programming, Ida Tarbell (Shannon Woodward), the journalist who helped take down the one of the largest monopolies in US history, John D. Rockefeller's (John Ennis) Standard Oil, and Maya Lin (Kimiko Glenn), the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial.
posted by lmfsilva on Feb 28 at 9:12 AM - 2 comments

Drunk History: Civil Rights  Season 5, Episode 5

Derek Waters has a drink with Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Crissle West,and Suzi Barrett to talk about Civil Rights. Emmeline Pankhurst (Tatiana Maslany) and Edith Garrud (Maria Blasucci) leading the Sufragettes literal fight to vote in England, the Birmingham Children's March with Gwendolyn Sanders (Eris Baker) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Sheaun McKinney), and Dr. Frank Bowe (Sean Berdy) and the Section 504 sit-in led by Judy Heumann (Ali Stroker).
posted by lmfsilva on Feb 21 at 10:08 AM - 4 comments

Drunk History: Sex  Season 5, Episode 4

Right on time to Valentine's Day, Derek Waters takes a page from the Salt-N-Pepa playbook and talks about sex with Alison Rich, Gabe Liedman, and Katie Nolan. Topics are the creation of Planned Parenthood by Margaret Sanger (Amber Tamblyn) leading to the creation of the pill by Dr. Gregory Pincus (Jason Mantzoukas), sexologist Alfred and Clara Kinsey (Josh Charles and Jillian Bell), and Gloria Steinem's (Abbi Jacobson) undercover investigation and exposé on Playboy Clubs.
posted by lmfsilva on Feb 14 at 9:47 AM - 0 comments

Drunk History: Game changers  Season 5, Episode 3

This week, Derek Waters joins Questlove to talk about Turntablism (with O'shea Jackson Jr., Method Man and Miles Brown), Carl Tart tells the story of Motown Records founder Berry Gordon (Bryan Tyree Henry) and Diana Ross (Tymberlee Hill), and Ashley Nicole Black explains how Nichelle Nichols (Raven Symoné) went on from almost quitting Star Trek only to continue at Dr. Martin Luther King's (Jaleel White) plea to star in the first interracial kiss on TV and volunteering with a NASA diversity program.
posted by lmfsilva on Feb 7 at 10:55 AM - 5 comments

Drunk History: Dangerous Minds   Season 5, Episode 2

Derek Waters has a drink or twenty with Chris Romano to talk about Russian mystic Rasputin (Jerry O'Connell), Doug Jones about Oxford English Dictionary contributor W.C. Minor (Bob Odenkirk), and Duncan Trussell about early rocket engineer and Thelemite occultist Jack Parsons (Taran Killam).
posted by lmfsilva on Jan 31 at 11:05 AM - 1 comment

Drunk History: Heroines  Season 5, Episode 1

Paget Brewster tells the story of Deborah Sampson (Evan Rachel Wood), the first woman to take a bullet for America, Tiffany Haddish goes with Rose Valland (Busy Philipps), a museum curator who recorded the whereabouts of art plundered by the Nazis in Vichy France and Amber Ruffin selects Clara Barton (Mandy Moore), founder of the American Red Cross.
posted by lmfsilva on Jan 23 at 9:11 AM - 14 comments

Drunk History: Hamilton  Season 4, Episode 9

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings us a couple of stories from a little play you might have heard of, a couple of stories that didn't make it into the play, a guest spot via video chat with ?uestlove, and the revelation that he likes the Monkees more than the Beatles. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 30, 2016 at 7:17 AM - 21 comments