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We’re back and boy, we’re talking about a real bastard here: Victoriano Huerta! We’re joined by returning favorite Andres Becerril returns as Zach helps find an escape, Andres climbs into the ring, and Brian analyzes a Coppola film. CONTENT WARNING: Targeting of civilian populations, genocide We need your help! Write a fivew-star review on Apple Po…
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We’re back, and we’re kicking off the real meat of the Mexican Revolution with the man who started it all! By…y’know, dying. The hilarious Gabby Gutierrez-Reed returns to help us talk about Francisco Madero! We love hearing from you! Follow us on Instagram or reach out with your questions, comments, or recipes using the form on our website. Also pl…
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Happy holidays y’all! We’re celebrating with a special episode on the original short* king**, Napoleon Bonaparte! The wonderful Josiah Branaman (of Pulp!) joins us as we talk about Josephine Bonaparte’s husband. *Not actually short **Not actually a king Note that this episode ends abruptly for reasons we address up front. Enjoy y’all! We love to he…
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We’re back with another episode of our annual Halloween Spooktacular! The wonderful Katie Bowman returns as we talk about to notorious Gilles de Rais. Zach really takes a hit on the research here, Katie talks through her reading recommendations, and Brian imagines his ideal world. We love hearing from you! Message us on Instagram or via the the con…
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Thomas Weir: wizard and pervert or simple church-going man and also pervert? Allison Rose returns to help us kick off our annual Spooktacular! Zach welcomes a guest appearance from his cat, Allison paints a picture of a totally not suspicious dude, and Brian reveals his anatomy knowledge. We love hearing from you! Follow us on Instagram or write us…
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We know it’s spooky season, but what’s spookier than the entrenched power of bourgeois capital bleh, vampire voice! Also, Brian can’t read a calendar. Anyway, we’re joined by special guest Byron Graham, talking about the life and regime of Porfirio Díaz, whose policies led to the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Zach delivers an unbelievable fac…
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We’re back from our Summer sabbatical and we’re kicking off with a new kind of episode! Before we launch our Mexican Revolution miniseries in a couple weeks, we’re getting caught up with thousands of years of Mexican history with special guest Jose Macall. Zach diagnoses Brian, Jose deals in southern real estate, and Brian has found a new bummer. N…
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We’re back, yarrrrr! And we dug up friend of the show the hilarious Mitch Jones to help us talk about famous pirate and also total sack of crap Jean Laffite (and his equally crappy but more boring brother Pierre)! Zach draws historical parallels to an SNL star, Mitch calls in the aid of the dolphins, and Brian gives us the Avengers of American jerk…
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While Brian continues his recovery (it’s nice to eat solid food again), we bring you another classic episode, this one the closer for our second Halloween Spooktacular: Countess Elizabeth Bathory featuring Caitie Hannan! We’ll be back soon and please enjoy this horny lady Dracula.The Revisionists
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Y’all, let’s get real for a second: Brian has been very sick. Everything’s fine, but we sadly don’t have a new episode for you today. Instead, please enjoy this classic with the hilarious Kevin O’Brien: Catherine the Great!The Revisionists
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Avast, ye mateys! We’re back in our usual time slot to talk about one of the big dogs of piracy: Bart Roberts (aka Black Bart, John Roberts, or guy eating a terrible slop bowl) with one of the big dogs of friendship, Russell Carlsen! Zach pulls out an unexpected memory, Russell is objectified right off the bat, and Brian is all about family. We lov…
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NOTE: Brian is still having computer issues, which means that there are quite a few audio glitches this episode. We apologize for the lapses in quality, hopefully he’ll be able to buy a new computer soon. We discuss the pirate queen of Ireland Grace O’Malley with returning favorite (and pirate queen of Colorado) Jen Kolic! Zach spoils a Robert Patt…
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We’re back! After an unplanned hiatus of scheduling snafus, computer kerfuffles, and disease downers, we’re coming in hot with the first in our miniseries on pirates, which is sure to be a fun time without any gruesome or upsetting…oh…oh no. It’s the Harpe Brothers. Steve Vanderploeg is here. Just…content warning for violence, sexual assault, and v…
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Happy Halloween everybody! We close out this year’s Spooktacular by talking about explosion enthusiast, sex-cult joiner, demon summoner, and subpar spy Jack Parsons with the wonderful Micah Thurston. Zach has a special Halloween send-off, Micah plays with the established timeline, and Brian encourages listeners to envision their dream cult. Right n…
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Don’t go into that creepy basement, check out our new episode instead! The brilliant Jen Kolic returns as we discuss the horrifying story of Carl Tanzler, in the second of our three-episode Halloween Spooktacular! Zach teases an even more upsetting episode topic, Jen gives us a little gross payback, and Brian gives his last will and testament. Help…
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Claw your way out of that grave, listeners: it’s the start of our annual Halloween Spooktacular! We’re joined by the wonderful Brad Galli to talk about the grave-robbing killers Burke & Hare. Zach slips on the Scottish accent like an old glove, Brad gives an architecture tour of Denver, and Brian kicks off this month in a thematically appropriate w…
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We close out our miniseries on anti-fascist history by taking a look uncomfortably close to home by talking about the heroics of Frank Emi! Plus, we’re joined by the brilliant and hilarious Kira MagCalen. Zach admits when he’s wrong, Kira knows how she would act under pressure, and Brian learns a horrible salsa truth. We love hearing from you! Reac…
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Sister Kate McCarthy was a six-foot nun who killed Nazis. If you aren’t already into this story, I don’t know that I can help you. Join us and returning guest Kris Boruff (of the Movie Trap podcast) as we continue our miniseries on anti-fascist history! Zach gives us an impossible movie title task, Kris talks about how to hide a nun, and—for one lu…
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CONTENT WARNING: This episode deals with the violence of the Holocaust. We don’t go into graphic detail, but it also can’t be avoided. We wrap up our con artists miniseries and kick off our “Resisting Fascism” miniseries (the fascists made us do it) by talking about someone who used his con artist skills for the ultimate good: Raoul Wallenberg! Spe…
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Brian opens this episode with an appeal for you to support your local abortion fund. If you’re looking for one, Cobalt is near and dear to our hearts, or you can support the National Network here. There’s like 7 minutes of sad preamble to this episode about Roe, so be prepared for that. We’re back and, y’all, this one is one of our biggest episodes…
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We’re back! And we’re talking the “King of the Quacks” Curtis Howe Springer with special guest Miriam Moreno! Zach figures out the ideal number of podcasts someone should have, Miriam diagnoses an MTV legend, and Brian is a little sleepy boy. This episode was turned around quickly and therefore has pretty minimal editing, so you may hear more vocal…
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Boy, that last episode was a mess, Brian! We’ve been off the air for a few weeks now due to some family issues. We really appreciate you sticking with us and we’re sorry things are so inconsistent lately. There’s a lot on all our plates, and some of it is very new and taking some getting used to. But! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with a brand new episo…
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It’s taken 144 episodes, but Brian finally did it: the biggest blooper in Revisionists history! Thankfully, we had the hilarious Sammy Anzer on hand to help weather the storm as we discuss the life of con artist and horse boy Kaspar Hauser! Zach teaches us a lesson about friendship, Sammy rolls with the punches, and Brian gives an incisive movie re…
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We’re back, and we got a special one for you! Friend of the show, the always great Byron Graham returns to help us discuss India’s most famous con artist: Natwarlal! Zach tries to broaden the show’s horizons, Byron is forced to bury the lede, and Brian reads Chicago’s Wikipedia page. We love to hear from you! Write us here or reach out via Twitter …
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Due to a family emergency (everyone is fine) we were unable to record this week. We’re sorry to not have a new episode for you, but we’re excited you get to hear this short, fun chat we had with Jordan Doll that we had to cut from episode 142. We’ll be back in a couple weeks!The Revisionists
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This episode has it all: audacious con artists, genuine heartbreak, and more Animorphs than you can handle! We’re talking about the life and career of Victor Lustig with little firecracker Jordan Doll (Better Than Heroes, among many others). Normally here I write up a highlight for each person on the show, but I can’t even chose with this one. Beam…
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We’re back from our sickness-enforced break, and we’ve got a spicy tale for you! We’re talking about Jeanne de Valois Saint Remy, Comtesse de la Motte and the affair of the diamond necklace with the help of the brilliant Shannon Campe (Little Women: A Modern Audio Drama). Zach plays coy with a certain disease, Shannon provides a crucial translation…
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Welp, we got the COVID. Fortunately, your hosts are vaccinated and boosted so our symptoms are comparatively mild but they’re still kicking our beautiful butts, So we’re posting this classic episode from our Medical History miniseries. Enjoy, and we’ll be back soon! It’s bloodsuckers and bad poetry this episode as we discuss Malaria researcher and …
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We’re back with part two in our miniseries on con artists, and this one is a doozy: William Chaloner, counterfeiter, snitch, and reputable dildo manufacturer! Thankfully, we got the hilarious Wes Williams to help us talk about this absolutely ridiculous man. Meanwhile, Zach takes us to the cutting edge of sex toy research, Wes finds the true villai…
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating! We took the week off to be with family and hit our cranberry quota for the year. We reached back into the archives for this favorite episode from our miniseries on the Space Race: Werner Von Braun, feat. Nate Earl! Thanks to everyone whose donated to the show in the last week! You’ll still be thanked on a…
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We kick off our miniseries on con artists with Jo Lee (Where the F*k are my Shoes?) making her debut to help us discuss Gregor MacGregor! Zach upholds a storied podcast tradition, Jo adds to the body count, and Brian breaks out a new accent. We love hearing from you! Reach out to us through our website, Twitter, or Instagram and take your support e…
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Happy Halloween! We send off our annual Spooktacular by talking about the New England Vampire Panic with returning favorite Michael Jeffries! Zach pitches a gritty Multiplicity sequel, Michael literally* scares the pants off us, and Brian’s month-long quest to come up with a Halloween name bears fruit. (We ended up having to use the Zoom audio of t…
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Halloween draws nearer and here at the Revisionists, the spooks are far from finished as we are haunted by the tale of the Bell Witch! To help us divine the truth, we are joined by Gabby Gutierrez-Reed! Brian takes another look at Dax Shepard, Zach teaches you the difference between dungeons, Gabby has insight into Santa’s preferences. We love hear…
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Good MOANing, BOILS and GHOULS! It’s part one of our three-part annual Halloween Spooktacular! DJINN KILLic (Jen Kolic) helps us kick things off by discussing The Ghost and The Darkness: The Tsavo Man Eaters! BOOrian contemplates spooky nicknames, Zach spies a famous video game character hiding in the alternate, and Jen shows us animals from around…
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One more spy story before the Halloween season, and this time we’re looking at bona fide hero Witold Pilecki. Joining us to discuss this sensitive topic is returning guest, Denver comedy’s own Jose McCall. Zach reacquaints himself with an early 2000s director, Jose discusses when it’s appropriate to be a square and a snitch, and Brian is tasked wit…
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Our series on spying takes a vacation from the 20th century to examine Sir Francis Walsingham! Helping us turn back the clocks to the Elizabethan era is Malcolm Nygard of the MCUniversity podcast! Zach reexamines the Trolley Problem, Brian attempts to conceive of outdoor labor, and Malcolm envisions a true comedy of errors. (Note: Early in the epis…
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As we near the end of our spy miniseries, we de-mystify the often misunderstood story of Mata Hari! To help tackle this tough tale, we’re joined by the brilliant John McCoy of the Sophomore Lit podcast! John finally takes the Book of Lists to task, Brian reviews Eurovision, and Zach disengages from the premise of his own podcast. We love hearing fr…
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We’re back with more thrilling tales of espionage! This week, we’re examining the trickery of Operation Fortitude. To help distinguish between truth and deception, we’re joined by Patrick Hamilton of the Kill by Kill podcast! Patrick explores how fascism changes, Zach thanks an unlikely ally in the fight against Nazis, and Brian gives a nuanced cri…
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Our miniseries on spies continues! This week, we look at disappeared British frogman Lionel Crabb! To help us clear up these murky waters, we welcome back Mitch Jones (of the Broadcast Geeks podcast). Mitch gets a celebrity VO, Brian shows his love for 90’s pop-punk, and Zach sets a trap. *We recorded this episode using Zoom audio, so apologies for…
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Our series on spies turns a more recent mass spying conspiracy! We’re joined by Cody Dericks (of The Halloweeners podcast) to discuss Scientology’s massive Operation Snow White. Zach rates Scientology centers from “hot” to “not,” Cody helps fan cast the movie adaptation, and Brian once again stresses that we don’t support that kind of alternate his…
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We’re back, and our series on spies continues! This week, we welcome Lauren Faits (of the Bebop Beat and She-Ra: Progressive of Power podcasts) to help us examine Allied WWII spy Virginia Hall! Zach slowly recovers his hosting mojo, Lauren lauds all the great progress America has made sine the early 20th century, and Brian warns of the siren’s song…
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We’re back from hiatus! Helping us kick the dust off the tires is the always charming Daniel Daughhetee to help us explore the secret history of “feminist icon” Coco Chanel! In the miniseries on spies! Bit of a spoiler there. Brian speculates on what different celebrities are packing, Daniel reveals the true homeland of antifa, and Zach’s alternate…
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Danny Ramos, who you may know as a guest from previous episodes, is in critical condition following a hit-and-run which killed Lovisa Svallingson, who was a wonderful person and Danny’s girlfriend. Family, friends, and fellow comics are hoping to raise enough money to cover Danny’s medical expenses once he recovers. If you can, please donate to his…
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This is it, the last classic episode before our triumphant* return! We’re going back to the very beginning to bring you Jose Macall talking about Julius Caesar (A.K.A. the episode that eventually inspired our t-shirt). Triumph may vary, not guaranteed in Kentucky. ******************************************************** Jose Macall joins us for our…
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Two more classic episodes before we finally return! Thanks to everyone for sticking with us and everyone who is checking out the show for the first time. Enjoy this favorite from January 2018 with the hilarious Greg Ellis helping us discuss Philippe Petain! O0P4Poslu48h946hD9vC ********************** The hilarious Greg Ellis drops in to help us dis…
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We’re getting ready to return in the next couple weeks, with hot, steaming, fresh from the oven episodes! I maybe wrote this description while I was hungry. Enjoy this absolute classic featuring the wonderful Zach Welch: Teddy Roosevelt! ************************************* You're not seeing double, it's two episode 47s (because Brian skipped epis…
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While we prep new episodes (coming soon!), enjoy this classic as Brian wraps up his leave! We bring you the story of St. Olga of Kiev from the hilarious Janae Burris! ******** The wonderful Janae Burris returns to the show as we discuss Olga of Kiev, who we are careful not to piss off! In this episode, Zach reaches into his bag of horse questions, …
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Only a couple more classic episodes left, because Brian’s leave keeps extending itself! Everything’s fine though, medicine just takes a while. Anyway, enjoy this flashback to Civil War hero Robert Smalls with Captain America: Civil War hero Andres Becerril. ******** The hilarious Andres Becerril helps us kick off the Civil War by talking about Robe…
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Brian’s still on leave, but not for much longer! While we’re getting ready to bring you fresh episodes, enjoy this all time heavy-hitter with Shannon Campe and Jen Kolic, The Titanic! *************************** Ahoy! We have a super special episode for you! Jen Kolic and Shannon Campe come aboard to help us talk about the King of the Boats: Titani…
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