Host, comedian Dawn Brodey, takes you through the annals of history with a special guest and history subject each episode. From Dillinger to Frankenstein, from The Crusades to Freak Shows - Dawn brings her history degree and unfiltered sense of humor to deliver well-researched deep-dives that strip history naked and serve it up raw.
From the very first documented 'fuck' in history all the way through Carlin's 7 Dirty Words, Dawn unpacks the origins and surprising uses of some our most-loved and oft-hated profanity. The guest is comedian, Ryan Ripple, who has his own interesting takes on this shit.
He is a long-horned, long-tongued, Christmas Devil who lives to drag naughty children to hell... But enough about my guest - lets talk about KRAMPUS! This is a very special holiday episode is which Dawn sits down with her real-life husband, Andrew Melby, and digs into the origin and legends surrounding this tenacious Yuletide demon.
It's a 'She's All That' episode of HILF! James K Polk is a boring-ass, one-term President of the United States, assigned to Dawn by our special guest, comedian, Meryl Klemow. She came for his mullet and piercing eyes, but the story about his problematic scrotum really reels her in.
50 years ago, a mysterious man known as DB Cooper jumped from a 727 over Washington with a $200,000 cash ransom, and was never heard from again. We jump into this HILF with guest, Maile Flanagan - an actress and voice talent of several much-loved animated characters, including Naruto.