Roast Mortem Cast
Dead men tell no tales. So we do it for them.
About the show
We've all been taught to venerate the dead. Where's the fun in that?! No one can take all their rotten secrets to the grave. Humans are just trash monsters that make mistakes, rub together and make more humans. So, let's grab some beers, bury inhibitions and dig up some dirt on history's most iconic departed.
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282 - Crappy Colonies: St. Croix, Charlesbourg-Royal & France-Roy
May 25th, 2023 | 1 hr 36 mins
16th century, american history, canada, canadian history, colony, comedy, explorer, french, french history, history, iroquois, quebec
We are back with another Crappy Colony. This time we are hitting the seas with the French, at there first attempt to settle the New World. Will the land of the Iroquois proof to be their land of gold or will they just find frozen death?
281 - William Penn (pt.3): Always Crumby in Philadelphia
May 18th, 2023 | 53 mins 1 sec
american history, colonial america, comedy, england, history, podcast, quakers, revolution
Jim and Brian from Drink a Beer Play a Game joins us as we wrap up the confusion that was William Penn's life.
280 - William Penn (pt.2): The City of Brotherly Lovin'
May 11th, 2023 | 1 hr 14 mins
america, american history, colonial america, comedy, history, idiots, pennsylvania, quakers, religion, us history
Brian and Jim from Drink a Beer Play a Game join us again as we continue our look into the life of William Penn and the birth of Pennsylvania. William dives into the deep end and acquires a royal charter for Penn's Forest Land. His new 'holy experiment' quickly devolves into madness as he blunders way though governing his new charter, setting up his 'modern city' of Philadelphia
279 - William Penn (pt.1): The Mid Oatmeal Boy
May 4th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
british empire, colonial america, comedy, england, great britain, history, ireland, pa, pennsylvania, quaker, religion, rich idiots.
Brian & Jim from Drink a Beer Play a Game joins us for a deep dive into the founder of their state of Pennsylvania, William Penn. As a stinky little rich kid, William Penn bumbles through life, from one old changing event to the next. All until he finds his true calling in the 17th century version of the hippies, Quakers.
278 - Crappy Colonies: Santa Maria de Ochuse
April 27th, 2023 | 1 hr 11 mins
16th century, colonial america, colonization, comedy, exploration, florida, history, native american, pensacola, spanish, spanish colony
Welcome to Pensacola, Florida. Home to a giant neon fish sign, a military base and the site of the second attempt to establish a Spanish Colony on mainland America. If you thought their first attempt was a mess, this time the Spanish learn all about hurricanes and the benefits of eating shoe leather.
277 - Evel Knievel (pt3): Slow Decline into Boner Pills and Booze
April 20th, 2023 | 1 hr 7 secs
booze, comedy, criminal, daredevil, drinking, extreme sports, history, jumps, motorcycles, sports, sports history, stunts
Jay from Not For Human Consumption joins us on our last ride into the slow decline into Evel Knievel.
276 - Evel Knievel (pt.2): The Human Skidmark
April 13th, 2023 | 1 hr 12 mins
americana, comedy, history, motorcycle, podcast
Jay from Not For Human Consumption joins us again as we take a look at the birth of Evel Knievel as his career launches sky high.
275 - Evel Knievel (pt1): The Butte Boy
April 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 23 mins
20th century, 60s, comedy, daredevil, extreme sports, history, hockey, hunting, montana, motorcycle, sports, stunt jumps, stunts
Jay from Not for Human Consumption joins us for a roast of a rowdy little boy from Butte, Montana, Bobby Knievel. Long before Bobby would don the name Evel Knievel, he was off kidnapping, robbing pharmacies, starting hockey teams, hunting on federal land and of course jumping over things.
274 - Rube Waddell (pt.3): Stepping off the mound
March 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 19 mins
baseball, history, pitcher, podcast, sports history, the goat
Sadly, all great things come to an end. We close up the amazing pitch Rube Waddell. His fall from the top of the mound is not pretty
273 - Rube Waddell (pt.2): Drunken Baseball Master
March 16th, 2023 | 1 hr 41 mins
baseball, baseball history, comedy, cy young, drinking, history, mlb, pitcher, sports, sports history
We get to second base with Rube Waddell. His drunken antics and showmanship on the diamond are knocking it out of the park, as he goes squares up with rival pitcher Cy Young. Problem is you just have to get him to stay on the field.
272 - Rube Waddell (pt.1): Part Time Pitcher, Full Time Master Baiter
March 9th, 2023 | 1 hr 52 mins
19th century., 20th century, baseball, baseball history, comedy, drinking, firefighting, history, pitching, sports, sports history
There are some athletes that simply excel in one thing. Their sport. There are other athletes, like Rube WaddeLl, that not only were top of their profession but was an impromptu firefighter, easily distracted by puppies and taught geese how to hopscotch.
271 - Crappy Colonies: San Miguel de Gualdape
March 2nd, 2023 | 1 hr 20 mins
16th century, american history, colony, comedy, exploration, history, new world, spanish, spanish colony
We take a look at the first European colony in North America. This disaster of a Spanish colony was lead by a ex-lawyer turned slaver Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón. And lets just say the pasty european settlers don't have the best time in the swamps of Georgia.
270 - Richard Wagner (pt.2): The Ultimate Annoying Drama Kid
February 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 38 mins
19th century, comedy, composer, germany, history, idiot, music, music history, philosophy
We finish up the life of probably one of the most pretentious artist to ever exist. As Wagner moves over the hill, his mind is stuck in that of a pre-teen drama kid. This stinky boy, talks his way into Germany's elite, creating avant-garde compositions that you totally wouldn't understand... Cause you aren't smart enough.
269 - Richard Wagner (pt.1): The 'voice' of a generation
February 16th, 2023 | 1 hr 32 mins
19th century, comedy, composer, crazy, germany, history, music, music history, podcast
We begin a deep dive into the 'voice' of a generation, Richard Wagner. This 19th century composer has a lot more in common with Kanye than you might think.
268 - Diego Maradona (pt2): Past the Paella Prime
February 9th, 2023 | 1 hr 46 mins
argentina, comedy, drinking, football, history, italy, maradona, soccer, spain, sports, sports history, world cup
Richie takes us through the highs and lows of football legend Diego Maradona. If you thought this man could kick balls you should've seen him take all those lines
267 - Diego Maradona (pt1): Football boy wonder
February 2nd, 2023 | 1 hr 43 mins
argentina, comedy, football, history, italy, podcast, soccer, spain, sports, superstar, world cup
Richy from Match Weekly jumps on the show with a deep dive into Argentinian Soccer Superstar Diego Maradona