• 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…