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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  • 39 - William Lyon Mackenzie: Canada's Try-Hard Revolutionary

    August 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 35 mins
    19th century, america, british empire, buffalo, canada, colonial, colonialism, comedy, constitution, drinking, history, immigrants, insurrection, newspaper, ontario, podcast, political, politics, press, rebellion, reform, revolution, scotland, toronto, upstate new york

    When it comes to revolutionaries William Lyon Mackenzie is straight up the Charlie Brown of the bunch. The first mayor of Toronto had great intentions but failed at almost everything he ever did. We are talking Canadian independence here... There's a reason the queen is still on their bills. To get some inside insight, Travis captures two living Canadians in his poutine trap to discuss life in the Great White North.

  • 38 - Allen 'Kid Diddling' Ginsberg: Goof Troupe pt. 1

    July 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 31 mins
    50s, 60s, 70s, abuse, baby boomer, beat generation, beatnik, comedy, counter culture, drinking, drugs, free love, hack, hippy, history, literature, lsd, monster, nature, new york, pedophile, podcast, poem, poet, poetry, predator, san francisco

    Melanie Moat joins us as we roast 'beat poet' Allen Ginsberg. Have you ever read his poem 'Howl'? You know, the book your professor made you read that barely made sense and had the writing structure of a 2nd grader? The truth is Ginsberg openly touched 2nd grader dong for pleasure... Actually, that may have been his inspiration. Did your professor tell you that?

  • 37 - Sir Isaac Newton: Asexual Asshat Astronomer

    July 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 34 mins
    17th century, 18th century, abstinence, alchemy, alex mack, apple, comedy, creep, drinking, enlightenment, gravity, history, physics, podcast, science, space, universe

    If Isaac Newton was such a smart boy then why did he think The Secret World of Alex Mack was a documentary?
    That's right, we're roasting the dude that figured out things fall down, dog!

  • 36 - Coco Chanel: The Fashionable, Fascist SS Operative

    July 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 45 mins
    20s, allies, axis, chanel, chanel no 5, coco chanel, comedy, couture, drinking, espionage, fascist, fashion, fashionista, flappers, france, french, gold digger, high fashion, history, little black dress, nazi, podcast, runway, spy, uk, ww2

    Gabriella Ferreira joins us as we roast Coco Chanel. The queen of couture has a very dark secret. Here's a hint... it invovles the Nazis, Winston Churchill and a lot of erections. Her 'little black dress' wasn't just sexy af, it was covert.

  • 35 - Hank Williams: The Sauced Southern Icon

    July 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins
    comedy, country, country music, drinking, guitar, hillbilly, history, music, podcast, southern, trailer park, yodeling

    Hank Williams the grandaddy of country music, knew how to sing, knew how to play but boy did he know how to drink. You don't know trailerpark trash until you've heard this man yodel!

  • 34 - Wyatt Earp: Shoddy Lawman & Wild West Wuss

    June 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    19th century, america, american legend, american wast, americana, arizona, bounty, bounty hunters, brothel, cowboy, crook, drinking, fraud, frontier, gambling, gun, high noon, history, horses, lawman, pimp, podcast, quickdraw, revolver, sheriff, shootout, wild west

    We break down the myths and legends behind one of the most notorious gunslingers in the Wild West, Wyatt Earp. And what we find out... is he's an extra-soft ice cream boy. There's something fishy at the O.K. Corral and it's not one of Wyatt's numerous prostitutes.

  • 33 - John Mytton: History's Drunkest Aristocrat

    June 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 34 mins
    19th century, alcoholic, animal cruelty, bear, comedy, death metal, dogs, drinking, england, english, history, inheritance, millionaire, monkeys, nobility, party, party animal, podcast, rich, rockstar, spoiled rich, wagon crash

    Will Smith from Artificial Brain joins us as we roast history's drunkest aristocrat, John Mytton. This 19th century English noble makes even the craziest rockstars look like precious schoolboys! Who were his drinking buddies? A menagerie of freaking wild animals!

  • 32 - Jerry Garcia: Keep on Truckin' till You Drop!

    June 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    70s, addiction, classic rock, comedy, counter culture, dead heads, drinking, drugs, grateful dead, hippies, hippy, history, jam bands, phish, podcast, psychedelics, rock, rock and roll

    He was good with an ax, terrible with an axe and horrendous with his ex. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, much like the self-serving generation he helped shape, always put himself first. His heroin-fueled pursuit of good vibes did not change the world, it simply made hacky sacks more popular… man.

  • 31 - Archimedes: Heavy Weapons Nerd

    June 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 29 mins
    ancient greece, ancient history, calculus, classical, comedy, drinking, engineering, greece, history, machinery, math, pi, podcast, rome, science, war, war machines, warfare

    Archimedes was one of ancient history's most brilliant minds... when he wasn't screaming around town naked screaming 'Eureka!'
    Join us as we discuss his war machines, mathimatical theories and why he enjoys flopping it out in public.

  • 30 - Elizabeth Báthory: Tub Girl con Carne

    May 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 40 mins
    16th century, bath, beyond, blood, comedy, drinking, evil, history, hungary, murder, murderess, noble, podcast, queen, romania, royal, serial killer, slovakia, torture, transylvania, vampire

    We step inside the castle of history's most infamous murderess, Elizabeth Báthory, and what we found... was a pile of coupons to Blood, Bath & Beyond.

  • 29 - Diogenes: The OG Cynic & Smelly Eccentric Turd

    May 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    ancient, ancient greece, athens, baja men, classical, comedy, cynicism, dogs, drinking, existentialism, garbage, greece, greek, gross, history, masturbation, nihilism, philosophy, plato, trash, turkey

    We're roasting the OG cynic and overall trash monster, Diogenes. When he wasn't rubbing one out on the streets, you could find him surrounded by a pack of mangy dogs flailing poultry in the face of his rival philosophers.

  • 28 - P.T. Barnum: PT Cruis'n USA

    May 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    1800s, 19th century, america, barnum, big top, circus, clowns, comedy, connecticut, curios, drinking, elephants, freaks, history, oddities, podcast, promoter, pt cruiser, showman, side show, three ring circus

    Come one! Come all! Feast your eyes on people with disabilities and captive animals. We're roasting P.T. Barnum, America's greatest promoter and king of the big top!

  • 27 - John VI of Portugal (a.k.a J6 Hot Pocks)

    May 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    18th century, brazil, chicken, comedy, drinking, eating, failure, france, history, hot pockets, inbreeding, king, monarchy, napoleon, podcast, portugal, queen, revolution, royals, royalty, slob, spain, spanish, surrender, war, warfare

    The enemy is closing, your wife is plotting against you and having orgies that you're not invited to; What do you do? If you're King John VI, you pull out some old pocket chicken, ditch your capital and ask your manservant for a hand jibber.

  • 26 - Crown Prince Sado: Korean Crazy Boy

    May 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 29 mins
    comedy, crazy, crime, crown prince, drinking, execution, funny, god, history, korea, murder, nobility, north korea, podcast, royals, schizophrenia, south korea, thunder, torture

    We take our first stab at Asian nobility as we roast Korea's Crown Prince Sado. If you thought Charles II of Spain was crazy, this whinny little idiot has a taste for blood! Thankfully justice was served in the most brutal death on RMC to date.

  • 25 - Sylvia Browne: TV Psychic and Tour Guide to Browne Town

    April 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins
    angels, brown town, clairvoyant, comedy, drinking, fraud, ghost stories, ghosts, heaven, history, podcast, psychic, spooky, the otherside, tv psychic

    I can see your future. You're standing there with your headphones on and a one way ticket to Browne Town. I can hear you laughing! You're laughing at our roast of Sylvia Browne, the resident psychic of The Montel Williams Show.
    Now you're talking a dump... My psychic abilities are fading.

  • 24 - Boris Yeltsin: The Drunkest Russian President in the Room

    April 19th, 2018  |  57 mins 49 secs
    1990s, capitalism, comedy, communism, drinking, history, podcast, president, putin, revolution, russia, soviet union, vladimir putin, vodka, wwe, yeltsin

    John Alicastro of CFO$ joins us as we roast Russia's first president. Ever seen one of those 'only in Russia' videos? Usually involves lethal amount of vodka and acts of daring stupidity. Well, that sums up Boris Yeltsin.