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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  • 259 - Douglas Haig (pt1): Brogue, Boers and Brown Noses

    November 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 38 mins
    19th century, boer wars, comedy, england, history, military, military history, military leaders, scotland, scottish, south africa, sudan, warfare, wwi

    We begin a deep dive into WWI's most controversial figures Field Marshall Douglas Haig a.k.a. The Butcher of the Somme. But before we get to the War to End All Wars. We take a look into his scottish, whiskey-distilling family, his money assisted climb up the social later and his time with the British Army in Africa.

  • 258 - The Fox Sisters (pt3): Not this time... It's fiction!

    November 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    19th century, america, comedy, ghost stories, ghosts, hauntings, history, mediums, paranormal, spooky, women's history

    The conclusion of the originators of Modern Spiritualism. The sisters sink further and further into drugs and alcohol as their charade begins to unravel.

  • 257 - The Fox Sisters (pt.2): Ice Cold Mediums

    November 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 31 mins
    19th century, america, arctic, comedy, explorer, ghost stories, ghosts, hauntings, history, mediums, paranormal, spooky, women's history

    We continue with the Spooooooky ladies, The Fox Sisters and their meteoric rise to international paranormal celebrities. And we take a trip to the Arctic in a hunt for the lost HMS Terror.

  • 256 - The Fox Sisters (pt.1): White rappers & spoopy ghosts

    October 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    comedy, ghost, ghost stories, halloween, hauntings, history, paranormal, podcast, psychic

    Happy Halloween! We are kicking off our most spoopy episode ever diving into the originators of modern spiritualism , the Fox Sisters

  • 255 - Queen Elizabeth II (pt.4): Tales from the Walking Royal Crypt

    October 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 44 mins
    20th century, british empire, comedy, england, epstein, great britain, history, king, king charles, prince andrew, queen, queen elizabeth, royal life, royals, scandal, world war, wwii

    We take a look at the Queen's twilight years. Just shambling around for about two decades running damage control for her dysfunctional children. Specifically Prince Andrew and his connection to his two friend Jeffery and Ghislaine and their island of child massage specialist.

  • 254 - Queen Elizabeth II (Pt.3): Used Beans and License to Kill

    October 20th, 2022  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    comedy, drinking, history, london, podcast, princess diana, queen, royal family, royals, scandal

    We delve into some of Elizabeth II's most turbulent years. From the Falklands to the totally-was-an-accident Princess Diana getting smooshed.

  • 253 - Queen Elizabeth II (pt.2): Royal Doodies

    October 13th, 2022  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    20th century, british empire, comedy, edward viii, england, great britain, history, king, queen, queen elizabeth, royal life, royals, scandal, the simpsons, world war, wwii

    We jump into the riveting life of being a Royal Monarch in the 20th century. And while Elizabeth may have been the Queen, her sister Margaret was the Queen Slag. Which is awesome!

  • 252 - Queen Elizabeth II (pt.1): The Country of Cousinly Love

    October 6th, 2022  |  2 hrs 1 min
    20th century, british empire, comedy, edward viii, england, great britain, history, king, queen, queen elizabeth, royal life, royals, scandal, the simpsons, world war, wwii

    You probably haven't heard it but... Queen Elizabeth II is dead! Long live the Roast!
    We take a look at the royal history leading up to this unexpected monarch and the rise of the Windsor family, or should we say the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Family. From her toothbrush mustache-loving Uncle Edward VIII, her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a mechanic, to the romance of her distance cousin Philip, Elizabeth’s youth was one hell of a ride.

  • 251 - Klaus Kinski (pt. 2): Pissing semen in all the wrong places

    September 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    acting, actor, comedy, film history, german, german films, history, hollywood, insanity, mad man, podcast

    We wrap up the life of probably one of the most vile actors of all time, Klaus Kinski. From riding 7ft tall himalayan women, a blood feud between him and Werner Herzog, to things much much worse

  • 250 - Klaus Kinski (pt.1): He does have sex

    September 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 34 mins
    acting, berlin, comedy, depravity, film, film history, german film, germany, history, post war, sex

    Welcome back! We take a deep dive into the depraved life of German actor Klaus Kinski. Consisting of hard boiled eggs, cocaine and dirty snatch this man banged his way through post-war Berlin.

  • 249 - Sir Richard Burton (pt. 10): A Naughty Author's End

    September 8th, 2022  |  2 hrs 13 mins
    19th century, anthropology, arabian nights, author, banned books, comedy, english, erotic, explorer, history, kama sutra, language, translator

    All great things come to an end. We wrap up the fantastic life of the 19th century's most interesting man Sir Richard Burton by diving into his erotic literary works. Translating the Arabian Nights, Kama Sutra and many other X-rated works in this final chapter of his life.

  • 248 - Sir Richard Burton (pt.9): Damascus, Trieste & Bitter Tonics

    September 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 41 mins
    19th century, adventure, anthropology, comedy, damascus, england, explorer, history, italy, london, middle east, snake oil

    Burton is reassigned to Damascus, his dream consul position! But his over zealous wife, Isabel goes on a Catholic conversion spree, leaving him poor, defamed and bitter.

  • 247 - Sir Richard Burton (pt. 8): Burton in Brazil

    August 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins
    19th century, brazil, comedy, cryptid, drinking, england, history, mining, podcast

    Isabel joins Burton on her first adventure. This time Burton is heading across the Atlantic to Brazil, in hunt for sea serpents, rubies and gallons of cachaça!

  • 246 - Sir Richard Burton (pt. 7): Gorilla Hunting & the Cannibals

    August 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 mins
    19th century, africa, anthropology, burton, comedy, drinking, england, explorer, gorilla, history, jungle, podcast

    Burton is back in Africa for his first consulship! We tag along for Burton's many explorations into West Africa as he hunts for the mysterious 19th century cryptid, the Gorilla. He also risks his skin to study tribes and kingdoms with some cannibalistic tendencies.

  • 245 - Sir Richard Burton (pt. 6): Burton Does America

    August 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 mins
    19th century, america, british, comedy, cowboys, drinking, english explorer, exploration, history, podcast, salt lake city, san francisco, wild west

    Burton travels across the pond in search of the Mormon Mecca, Salt Lake City. This booze-fueled coast-to-coast tour is full of scalps, guns, and Polygamy!

  • 244 - Sir Richard Burton (pt.5): Where the White Nile Grools

    August 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 40 mins
    19th century, africa, comedy, david livingstone, drinking, england, english, english empire, exploration, explorer, history, insects, jungle, london, nile, podcast, the nile

    We take a deep dive into the arduous and disgusting exploration of Richard Burton & John Hanning Speke's quest for the source of the Nile. Along the way we will encounter massive sex organs, ear burrowing beetles and betrayal.