• How Nellie Bly Transformed Journalism Forever (feat. Laura Dern) – Drunk History
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    How Nellie Bly Transformed Journalism Forever (feat. Laura Dern) – Drunk History

    – HELLO, I’M GONNA TELL YOU ABOUT NELLIE BLY, A VERY GOOD JOURNALIST FROM THE 1880s WHO DID AN EXPOSE ON THE WORLD OF MENTAL ILLNESS. NELLIE BLY WAS A VERY STRONG-MINDED WOMAN. SHE GETS A LOAD OF A COLUMN FROM A LOCAL PITTSBURG PAPER, AND IT’S SUPER SEXIST. THE ARTICLE WAS LIKE, CHICKS GOT TO STAY IN THE KITCHEN. GIRLS GOT TO–WHY EVEN BOTHER BEING EDUCATED WHEN YOU JUST GOT TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE BABIES? AND SHE WAS LIKE, [bleep] THIS GUY. GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN BEING IN THE KITCHEN, BEING WIVES, AND SEWING [bleep]. I’M SUPER SMART, AND I’M GONNA SHOW YOU I’M SUPER SMART JUST TO…

  • Drunk History – Dolley Madison Protects America’s National Treasures
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    Drunk History – Dolley Madison Protects America’s National Treasures

    SO WHEN BRITAIN–WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON THE SHORES, THIS BRITISH GUYS SHOW UP, AND THEY’RE LIKE, AWESOME. LIKE, NO ONE’S HERE. SO WE’LL JUST DROP ANCHOR AND START TRASHING THE PLACE. WHILE DOLLEY AND JAMES WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY GET WORD THAT HOLY [bleep], THESE GUYS HAVE LANDED, AND THEY’RE HEADING THIS WAY. SO JAMES MADISON’S LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT? I’M GONNA GET ON A HORSE, AND I’M GONNA GO THERE, AND I’M GONNA BE LIKE, GUESS WHAT? KNOCK, KNOCK. PRESIDENT’S HERE. AND SHE’S LIKE, OKAY, SEE YOU FOR DINNER. JAMES LEAVES. SHE STAYS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE EVERYBODY ELSE IN WASHINGTON IS KIND OF BEING PUSSIES…

  • Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History
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    Robert Smalls Escapes Slavery in a Stolen Confederate Ship – Drunk History

    [belch] HI. I’M MARK GAGLIARDI, AND TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS. [laughter] – WHEN ROBERT SMALLS WAS 12 YEARS OLD, HIS FATHER, HENRY MCKEE, THE PLANTATION OWNER, WAS LIKE, LISTEN, MY SON, THAT I’M NOT ALLOWED TO TELL ANYBODY IS MY SON BUT REALLY, YOU’RE MY SON. YOU ARE SPECIALER THAN THE OTHER SLAVES. BUT YOU KEEP GETTING IN TROUBLE. WE THINK THAT THE BEST THING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW IS IF WE SEND YOU TO CHARLESTON. AND ROBERT SMALLS IS LIKE, OH, I’M SORRY. YOU’RE MY [bleep] SLAVE OWNER AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEND ME TO CHARLESTON WHERE I CAN LEARN AN ACTUAL BUSINESS TRADE? YEAH,…

  • Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History
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    Alexander Hamilton’s Salacious Sex Scandal (feat. Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Drunk History

    Pretty drunk. [laughs] – You feel okay? – I’m giggly and there’s gaps in my memory. [laughs] – That’s all right. – Already. – Okay, so, uh, let’s get back. – So, Yorktown.We won!Well, now we’ve gotta form a country.Um, they all ask him, hey, come be a part of the Constitutional Convention.So we’re figuring out howthe American system is gonna work.The Constitutional Convention:this is the room where they’re decidingwhat the shape of our government should be.They’re hashing it out.And Hamilton speaks for six hours.But some of the things he pitched would haunt himthe rest of his career.He pitched maybe president for life?[whispering] Ooh, he’s secretly a monarchist.Maybe, uh, we…

  • Drunk History – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Had Beef
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    Drunk History – John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Had Beef

    – I MEAN, THIS IS RIDICULOUS. DID YOU HAVE A HOLE IN THAT, OR WHAT HAPPENED? – I’M GONNA CLEAN THAT UP. – LIKE, REALLY? – I DIDN’T DO THAT. – YOU KNOW THIS IS MY GODDAMN HOME, RIGHT? – YOU LIVE IN THIS [bleep]HOLE? – HELLO. TODAY WE’RE GONNA TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE ELECTION OF 1800. [slurps, laughs] THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JOHN ADAMS– THEY WERE FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICA. THEY WERE ALSO THE BEST OF FRIENDS. ADAMS WAS LIKE, THE CONSTITUTION– YOU CAN KIND OF BEND THAT HOW YOU NEED TO BEND IT. WE CAN KIND OF WORK WITH THIS, AND JEFFERSON WAS ALWAYS LIKE, CONSTITUTION IS THE…