The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"History"

What strange and unusual stories lurk in our mysterious past? The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope is here to plumb the depths of history and bring the most interesting stories straight to your ears!

map of Neutral Moresnet

Independent by Accident

a brief history of Neutral Moresnet (1814-1918)

An ambitious Prince William Frederick, prince of Orange-Nassau, was an ambitious man. The House of Orange had been chased from Holland by French revolutionaries, so when the Napoleonic empire crumbled in the final months of 1813 he was determined to grab as much of the spoils as he possibly could. His ultimate ambition was to […]

Categories: History, People & Places, Series 11

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The Battle of Wyoming

The War Between the States

the history of the Yankee-Pennamite Wars (1768-1813)

Did you know that Connecticut and Pennsylvania went to war multiple times over the area that's now scranton? Learn all about the Yankee-Pennamite Wars!

Categories: History, Series 9

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Soviet propaganda poster promoting collectivization

Moron or Madman? Addenda

duped by Mendelist-Morganists

We thought our episode on Trofim Lysenko was too focused on the what and when rather than the how and why. This bonus episode should clear things up.

Categories: Bonus Episodes, History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Least Popular, Science & Nature, Supplement, The Marvels of Science

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The Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature

Moron or Madman?

in which science is subordinated to politics

Trofim D. Lysenko (1898-1976) set back the study of biology in the Soviet Union for two generations -- but the lessons you should learn from his story are not the one scientists and philosophers have pushed.

Categories: Biography, History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Science & Nature, Series 7, The Marvels of Science

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Simon Girty chewing gum card

He Whooped to See Them Burn

Simon Girty (1741-1818) -- renegade and traitor, or man of principle?

Was "white savage" Simon Girty (1741-1818) a renegade and traitor, or a man of principle? We reexamine his history and try to figure out what made him tick.

Categories: Biography, History, Most Popular, Series 4

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