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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
April 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 44 mins
19th century, america history, comedy, con artist, doctor, drinking, history, laughing gas, medical, murder, nitroxide, phish, podcast, snake oil, true crime
You know how to cure most diseases? Nitrous oxide, a.k.a. Laughing Gas! C.L. Blood was dishing out more balloons full of this stuff to 19th century TB patients than the hippie-mafia at Phish shows! This unscrupulous doctor was not afraid to go above and beyond the law to turn a profit.
April 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
19th century, addiction, british, comedy, crime, crime fighting, detective, drinking, drugs, england, history, london, new jersey, podcast, private eye, true crime
You've seen Benderdickt Cummingpants, Robert Downboy Jr., Basil Rathbonez as Sherlock Holmes. BUT who was the real man behind history's most famous detective? The truth may surprise you!
March 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 44 mins
america, beads, face tattoo, horses, indigenous people, kidnapped, mormon, native american, pioneer, trade
Olive Oatman pioneer'd across America during tumultuous times. She was kidnapped, traded for beads, and received a sick facial tattoo. She crossed paths with many an indigenous peeps. Spoilers: She did NOT die of dysentery.
March 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 50 mins
america history, ayn rand, capitalism, comedy, drinking, history, laisse-faire, libertarianism, objectivism, podcast
This Russian Jewish immigrant became lead to strange boners across conservative America. Whether you're a hedge fund billionaire justifying killing millions for a profit or an MRE-eating, neckbearded libertarian, this POS is your girl!
March 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 58 mins
britain, epionage, germany, hippo, hippopotamus, hunter, lake bacon, poacher, sabateur, sabotage, saboteur, spy, torpedo
The British Crown destroyed his family. He sabotaged 22 British merchant ships, spied on British forces, and established an espionage ring to get even. Along the way he engineered multiple jailbreaks and added a few animals to the endangered species list.
March 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 41 mins
19th century, castles, classical music, comedy, disney, drinking, german unification, germany, history, king, monarchy, music, nobility, podcast, sausage boy, wagner
Ludwig II was a fancy boy Bavarian king that that enjoyed pining over his favorite pop-star composer Richard Wagner and building fairly tale castles in the Alps. But when it came to actually governing, Ludwig was no where to be seen.
February 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
culture, culture shock, english, japanese, sailor, samurai
It's the conclusion of Samurai William! The metamorphosis is complete, our subject goes for Englishman to samurai- Complete with penchant for geishas, far eastern style of crucifixion, and East India Co. skullduggery!
February 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 30 mins
culture, culture shock, english, japanese, sailor, samurai
It's a cataclysmic crossing of cultures! English and Portuguese sailors landing in Japan for the very first time. The first time westerners, our subject William included, witnessed Japanese traditions and customs. This eventually precipitated in the advent of hentai and eating sushi off of naked people.
February 11th, 2021 | 2 hrs 13 mins
bounty, carjacking, cop, crime, duo, gangster, killers, muscle car, partners, robbers, wanted
The iconic duo, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. They were muscle car-driving machine gun-toting American gangsters. Not too bright as the two adopted a "shoot now, question later" approach. Though small time crooks, the media would have a field day with the criminal couple.
February 4th, 2021 | 2 hrs 4 mins
abuse, acting, actress, coat hanger, hollywood, manipulative, pepsi
Gabby joins in and assists in the roast of Joan Crawford. She was a Pepsi-loving, coat hanger-hating, wide-shoulder'd Hollywood Icon. Promiscuous and manipulative- she made shock waves on the silver screen. But she would unwind after a long day by pummeling her children.
January 28th, 2021 | 2 hrs 20 mins
american, battles, comedy, drinking, german, history, korean, military history, podcast, polish, russians, soldiers, war criminal, warfare, world war 2, wwii
Cullen from Cauldron Podcast joins us for a Master Series, as we look at the "The Good, The Bad and the Limp Dick War Criminal" of WWII. Featuring an American Nazi-killing, wife beating machine, a confused Asian, and German 'not-so-super soldier' deplorable SS officer.