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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  • 192 - Nero: Emperor, Anti-Christ, Mommy F*cker

    July 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins
    comedy, drinking, emperor, history, orgy, podcast, roman history, rome, scandal, sex

    Will from Heavy Hole joins us as we roast the sadistic, incestuous Roman Emperor Nero.
    Nero's short reign was filled with not stop debauchery, murder and rich boi excess. From banging his own mom to castrating a boy he named 'Cum' to look like his dead wife, Nero's infamy when so far that he formed the archetype for the Bible's Anti-Christ!

  • 191 - Master Series: Civil War Confederate Soldiers

    July 22nd, 2021  |  2 hrs 34 mins
    america history, battle, civil war, comedy, drinking, history, military history, podcast, rebellion, warfare

    Avery from Battles and Banter podcast joins us as we roast three of the Confederacy's biggest scumbags. From generals, to guerilla hillbillies, to dimwitted grey-coat saboteurs we plow through Dixie Land's worst like General Sherman's trip to the Waffle House.

  • 190 - Johann Konrad Dippel: Macabre Alchemist

    July 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    alchemist, alchemy occultist, biography, cadaver, comedy, dippel's oil, drinks, dye, elixir, experiments, history, prussian blue, soul transference

    This 17th century German occultist sought eternal life and infinite wealth. What he ended up with is is foul smelling hoof soups and a morbid reputation which inspired Frankenstein.

  • 189 - Rush Limbaugh: Personality and Face for Radio

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins
    biography, comedy, conservative, drinks, gop, history, host, limbaugh, personality, radio, republican, right wing, rush, show, talk

    Rush Limbaugh was a politically charged right wing talk show personality. He spewed biased inaccuracies and incited controversy on a regular basis.

  • 188 - Confucius: OG Chinese Philosopher

    July 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    #stopasaianhate, biography, china, chinese, comedy, confucianism, drinks, history, philosopher, sage, teachings, tutor

    Confucius was the foundation of Chinese philosophy dating back to 500 BCE. Though his wisdom is world renowned, his teachings focus on rigid hierachy and "trad" values.

  • 187 - Daniel Dancer: Inspiration of Scrooge

    June 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 39 mins
    biography, cheap, cheapskate, comedy, drinks, frugal, history, miser, pennypincher, pennypinching, scrooge

    Daniel Dancer is the paragon of penny-pinchers, He wore scavenged rags and home-made shoes. He ate crow-pecked sheep and stray dogs' bones. He refused to call a doctor when his sister fell ill, then squabbled over inheritance when she died.

  • 186 - Milton S. Hershey: Chocolate Reign

    June 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 47 mins
    biography, candy, chocolate, comedy, dictator, drinks, hershey, history, tycoon

    Milton S. Hershey was caramel / chocolate entrepreneur whose employees saw him as a dictator. He controlled his own town and its candy factories with corporate power in lieu of governments. He also thought it was a good idea to introduce a bitterant to his chocolate candies.

  • 185 - President John Tyler: His Accidency

    June 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
    america, biography, comedy, drinks, forgetable, history, john tyler, politician, president

    John Tyler is America's very mediocre 10th president. He suffered from irritable bowels, owned slaves, and was known as a political walking-accident.

  • 184 - Stanley Clifford Weyman: Brooklyn Chameleon

    June 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 29 mins
    bi-polar, biography, brooklyn, chameleon, comedy, confidence, drinks, faker, history, imposter, pretender

    Stanley Clifford Weyman was an impulsive and driven imposter who impersonated, doctors, diplomats, and military officers. He wasn't in it for the financial gain, but the sport of the deception.

  • 183 - Joan of Arc: Teenage Frenchie Heroine

    May 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 50 mins
    biography, burned at the stake, capture, comedy, convict, drinks, english, executed, french, history, hundred years war, miracle, saint, war

    Joan of Arc was an angsty teenager that paved the French's way to victory during the Hundred Year's War. Along the way, she purportedly chatted with the god-bro, but only pulled off mediocre miracles. Live fast. Die crispy.

  • 182 - John Wesley Hardin: Prideful Lawless Gunslinger

    May 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 32 mins
    america, biography, comedy, drinks, fugitive, guns, gunslinger, history, kill, killer, lawless, wild west

    John Wesley Hardin was a rough and tumble gunslinger of the American wild west. Because he had no issue shooting one in the back of the head, Hardin amassed a considerable kill count believing some vermin simply "just needed killing."

  • 181 - Arnold Rothstein: Word Series Fixer

    May 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 45 mins
    1919 world series, betting, bookie, corupt, fixer, gambler, gangster, mafia, mob, new york, rich, scam, wager

    Arnold Rothstein was the go-to gambler and fixer of organized crime. He fixed the 1919 World Series by bribing the Black Sox into throwing games. He brought alcohol and heroine into America during prohibition. He was the kingpin of dirty money, contraband, and dubious wagers.

  • 180 - Bernie Madoff: Embezzler Extraordinaire

    May 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 48 mins
    billions, biography, comedy, crook, drinks, embezzlement, hedge fund manager, history, money, ponzi scheme, scam, steal, stocks, theif, wall street, white collar

    Bernie Madoff is responsible for the largest case of "skimming of the top" carried out by a single individual. He siphoned billions of dollars from friends, family and strangers alike. Strategic deception and a good sales pitch can go a long way... that is, until the bubble ultimately pops.

  • 179 - Anna Nicole Smith: The Creamy Blonde Bombshell

    April 29th, 2021  |  2 hrs 9 mins
    anna nicole smith, attention, biography, blonde, celebrity, centerfold, drinks, drugs, exotic dancer, gold digger, jokes, medication, model, money, playboy, sugar daddy

    Anna Nicole Smith was the very embodiment of dangerous mixtures. Doing almost anything for attention or money, this plus-sized bombshell lived fast, fierce, and famously. Resident Anna Nicole Smith aficionado, Rem Dickman of The Rich Dickman Show joins us as a special guest.

  • 178 - Phil Spector: Gun-Toting Music Producer

    April 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    biography, bully, comedy, drinks, firearm, gun, murder, music, producer, record, urine, wall of sound

    Due to psychological trauma from childhood bullying and being peed on, Phil Spector brought a handgun to his studio recording sessions to manipulate and strong-arm talent. When a mentally unstable producer haphazardly waves a loaded firearm about- What could possibly go wrong? (Spoilers: Second degree murder)

  • 177 - Thomas Jefferson: Founding Daddy

    April 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 42 mins
    author, biograpghy, bipartisan, declaration of independence, drinks, hypocrite, president, slavery, thomas jefferson

    Join in the roast of the "turd" president of the USA, Thomas Jefferson. He was Chief author of the Declaration of Independence, closeted Francophile, and the father of the cripplingly slow bipartisan system. Not to mention he fathered mixed-race family in slavery and refused to liberate them, even after death.