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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  • 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

  • 266 - Ermine de Reims (pt2): 14th Century Jackass

    January 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 31 mins
    14th century, ascetic, black death, catholic, catholicism, clergy, comedy, demonic, demons, france, great western schism, history, occult, plague, religion, satan, witch, witches

    We finally tackle some hard hitting history, we are talking Demons!!!
    Following a full year of demonic assaults on our 14th century woman, Ermine de Reims, we see that Satan and his horde are not that far off from Steve-O and Bam Margera

  • 265 - Ermine de Reims (pt1): Gaping Catholicism

    January 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 23 mins
    14th century, ascetic, black death, catholic, catholicism, clergy, comedy, france, great western schism, history, plague, religion

    We take a deep dive into the life of a peasant woman named Ermine de Reims and look at the gaping divide of the Western Great Schism. We got so many Popes we don't know what to do with them. Plus a gruesome look into the practice of Catholic asceticism.

  • 264 - Douglas Haig (pt6) - A legacy shaped by smooth brains.

    January 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 30 mins
    churchill, comedy, england, english history, great britain, history, military history, scandal, tabloid, uk, world war, wwi, wwii

    We wrap up our series on Earl Douglas Haig and dive into how his legacy was born post-mortem. From a man-sized baby Winston Churchill, to an Adolf-loving PM David Lloyd George, to a crazy widow obsessed with deifying her lumpy late-husband.

  • Roast Mortem 2022 Countdown

    December 29th, 2022  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    comedy, countdown, global history, history, holiday, nye, tradition

    We take a break from Haig, to give you the annul 2022 RMC countdown! Top 10 of the most 'important' people that died on the 22nd of their century!

  • 263 - Douglas Haig (pt5): Par 22 Million

    December 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins
    20th century, battlefield, comedy, england, history, military, military history, military leaders, scotland, scottish, warfare, wwi

    We wrap up the end of The Great War while Haig works on his handicap! Winner winner Chicken Dinner! And only 22 million dead!

  • 262 - Douglas Haig (pt4): The Passchen of Haig

    December 15th, 2022  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    battlefield, comedy, history, military history, passchendaele, podcast, ww1

    Cullen from Cauldron Podcast joins us for as we take a deep dive into the infamous battle of Passchendaele

  • 261 - Douglas Haig (pt3): The Butcher of the Somme

    December 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    20th century, battlefield, comedy, england, history, military, military history, military leaders, scotland, scottish, the somme, warfare, wwi

    Today we dissect one of history's bloodiest battles, The Battle of the Somme and the failings of the Allies Field Marshall Douglas Haig. Did Haig deserve the gruesome title of The Butcher of the Somme, or was this massive loss of life inevitable? And more importantly, is Haig a bitch?

  • 260 - Douglas 'Horsegirl' Haig (pt2): Prancing into WWI

    December 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 45 mins
    19th century, comedy, england, history, military, military history, military leaders, scotland, scottish, warfare, wwi

    That is right! We are going into WWI with nothing but horses and 19th century concepts of warfare. Let's see how Douglas and the Doughboys stack up against the Maxim gun!