Nixon.

What is America didn't really lose the Vietnam War? What if, while the Watergate Scandal was unfolding, Richard Nixon had set forth a series of motions that would ultimately end with America triumphing in Southeast Asia? What if, by complete accident, Nixon had won the Vietnam War? What if it was by complete accident?

Nixon.
Steve Ewin

1917: When the World Changed

Three events took place in the first three months of 1917 that forever changed the course of world history. Join us as we discuss the three knobs that would forever divide modern history into pre- and post- World War I: the Zimmerman Telegram, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, and the Russian Revolution.

Steve Ewin
1917: When the World Changed

Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott, Old Fuss and Feathers. The true Napoleon of the West. The man who caused the American Military to reshape itself, and laid the groundwork for the course of modern warfare for the next 150 years. A hero of wars spanning over 40 years of American history. If you don't know anything about the man, prepare to learn!

Winfield Scott

The Siege of Yorktown

It was the moment the rebels had been waiting for, and it happened as if by Providence. How did the Americans get to the point where they could win their Revolution? How did David finally knock out Goliath? Join us as we discuss the battle which ended the American Revolution.

The Siege of Yorktown

The Falklands War: The Why, the How, the W.T.F.

Few modern conflicts inspire as much vitriol and rage as the Falklands War - and few 'minor' conflicts have produced as much innovation. Why did these two bald men fight over a comb? Was it a political showcase? Was it necessary? Is Margaret Thatcher a liar? What happened with the Belgrano? What was the United States involvement? 

The Falklands War: The Why, the How, the W.T.F.

The Warsaw Uprising

It was the plan for the Polish to retake their city from Nazi Germany as the Soviet Union approached from the East, but unfortunately it was doomed to fail. Why did a plan which had such promise end in atrocity and subjugation? Who were the players that led to the Polish being unable to assert their own agency? What was the outcome of an uprising that was an attempt to save a nation?

The Warsaw Uprising

The Battles of Monte Cassino

The old adage of war being "lions led by donkeys" is generally accepted to be a false narrative...except when it came to Monte Cassino. Listen as we dissect one of the first battles of the Italian campaign in World War Two and just what went wrong. More importantly, how did it go so wrong?

The Battles of Monte Cassino

1812

We venture past to our very first episode and take another look at one of the most often forgotten moments in North American history: the War of 1812! Was it a war? What was it about? Why was it fought? Who fought in it? Who even won? We answer all this and more as we try not to lose our minds over one of the most pointless conflicts in history!

1812

Newsreels of D-Day

Let's travel back to 1944 and the Normandy invasion as the History Bomb presents the background and stories of the largest seaborne invasion in history! Learn about the conferences that determined who would lead the attack, the air power needed, even the role weather played!

Newsreels of D-Day

Myths of Benito Mussolini

Not only did his BFF Hitler keep a bust of him in his jail cell, but at one point he was known as the "priest eater." What do you know about the man who literally walked into Rome and was handed power? Find out in our latest episode about old fat head!

Myths of Benito Mussolini

The Patriot: holy crap this movie is inaccurate

This week the History Bomb goes to the movies this week, and boy does this movie run amuck over history. It's Mel Gibson at his Gibsoness in 2000's The Patriot - where the historical accuracy is almost by accident! What did they get right? What did they get wrong? Who was Francis Marion? How the hell did they let that clothing choice through! Listen along with us as we get tortured by our listeners!

The Patriot: holy crap this movie is inaccurate

From Jesus to the Rough Rider: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Are your ready for some football history fans? Get ready for a crash course in the violent history of the game Americans so cherish. From it's roots that can be traced back to the bible, to it's mutation across the Atlantic, to having to be saved by the President himself. It's a wild journey, and somebody's going to get their teeth kicked in!

From Jesus to the Rough Rider: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

Myths of World War One

Forget everything you know about World War I, because it's wrong. What caused the War to End All Wars? Who really shot down the Red Baron? Who fought at (and how do you pronounce) Gallipoli? Why was little België created? Find out all this, and more, on this week's episode!

Myths of World War One

What the hell is the Jay Treaty?

Are you getting a divorce? Well you better call John Jay! If you've ever broken up with your significant other you know there are a lot of things to sort through - especially if their dog keeps peeing on your couch. The United States and Great Britain went through one of those breakups, except in this case the dog almost ignited another war. Join the History Bomb as we talk about the treaty that hit the snooze button on war between the United States and Britain!

What the hell is the Jay Treaty?

DAMNED - The MS St. Louis

There are times when you can shoehorn a historical event into a present day narrative for political purposes...and then there's the MS St. Louis. On 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Nazi Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the MS St Louis. Hoping to reach Cuba and then travel to the US, they were turned away in Havana, the United States, and Canada before being forced to return to Europe - where more than 250 then died at Nazi hands. Let's learn from history and not let it happen again, okay?

DAMNED - The MS St. Louis

The Legend of Charles Nungesser

Nungesser...Nungesser...what can we say about the French World War I flying ace who literally went looking for danger? Well, an entire episode's worth! Ever have one of those friends that made you go, "Do you have ANY chill?" Now imagine if that friend was a fighter ace for France in the Great War who not only constantly found himself in trouble, but actively went looking for it. His name was Charles Nungesser, and he was one of the best aces that France had - even though they had to keep throwing him in jail along the way. Join us as we take a look at the ace who led a life that literally changed history!

The Legend of Charles Nungesser

The Legend of Zelda: A Love Note

It's a story about a boy, a princess, a sword, and a giant pig. Just why is it so popular, and why is it so...magical? It's one of the best selling games of all time, as well as being one of the most highly acclaimed of all time. Join the History Bomb as we write a love letter to one of the greatest video game series of all time: The Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda: A Love Note

The Idiocy of General Douglas MacArthur

Explicit language warning! "The best and the worst things you hear about him are both true." The Big Chief. Dugout Doug. Gaijin Shogun. A five star general...An idiot? General Douglas MacArthur is one of America's most famous military leaders, and for very good reason. He also left behind a career of questionable decisions, political grand standing, back stabbing, and moments of downright idiocy. Join us as we tear this guy a new one with our pals from Monster Graveyard!

The Idiocy of General Douglas MacArthur

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It represents not a war that was fought, but for the lives that were lost during it. It's a memorial that makes you reflect on yourself. It's a memorial that forces a nation to reflect on itself. It's a memorial that healed. Join us as we take a look at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. All proceeds from this episode are being donated to the Fisher House Foundation.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial