The Dirty Bits
By Orbital Jigsaw Network
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History can be hilarious and is ever-changing. There are new discoveries all the time that continuously give fresh and interesting commentary. Learning the personal and intimate details about historical figures gives a deeper understanding of the motivation behind their actions that helped shape society for generations, and gives humanity what can sometimes seem like unrelatable historic figures. It's also entertaining as hell to imagine people typically portrayed in a stately manner doing the equivalent of drunkenly calling out all their friends on twitter....I'm looking at you, John Wilmot. Learn how Warren G Harding nicknamed his g******s, or how Anthony Comstock had an enormous influence on the United States' puritanical views on sex! Each week, join Tawny Platis for her casual re-tellings of the sexy, scandalous, and salacious stories your history teacher likely left out while her husband, George, takes care of all the tech stuff and occasionally weighs in with the proper use of a naughty word.
||ExplicitSeason Two – An Introduction From Tawny||Hollywood has been rocked by horrific sex scandals in the last few years. Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and possibly others reminded everyone how the culture of Hollywood protects predators, erases truths,||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitScreamin’ Jay Hawkins – A Mini Episode||Screamin’ Jay Hawkins isn’t a name many would recognize, but his most famous song, “I Put a Spell on You” is now a Halloween staple in many homes across the U.S. He also may have fathered anywhere between 30 and 75 children.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E25 Controversial Characters – Genghis Khan||Genghis Khan was the founder of the largest contiguous empire in history after his death...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E24 Controversial Characters – Fidel Castro||His first name is derived from the Latin word meaning “faithful” which is pretty ironic when you’re accused of sleeping with 35,000 women over the course of your life. One of the most controversial figures of the 20th AND 21st centuries,||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E23 Controversial Characters – Mao Zedong||Mao Zedong is easily one of the most controversial figures in history. His physician also released a book that claimed the chairman engaged in many (MANY) scandalous and salacious acts before his passing in 1976.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E22 Taking on the Tudors: Part III – The Final Chapter||In the final episode of our mini series "Taking on the Tudors," we explore all the sexy secrets, rumors and intrigue surrounding the perhaps not so virginal Queen Elizabeth I of England.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E21 Taking on the Tudors: Part II – Things Get Complicated||King Henry V through King Henry VII didn’t seem to have particularly sexy reigns but they were the ancestors of one of history’s most notoriously scandalous and salacious monarchs, Henry VIII.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E20 Taking on the Tudors: The Beginning||The Tudors. Most people, including myself, typically associate the family house with Henry the 8th of England, his daughter Elizabeth the I, and her sister, the infamous Bloody Mary. But when I began weeding through the branches of the European monar.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E19 Albert Einstein||As Einstein scholar John Stachel says, “Too much of an idol was made of Einstein. He’s not an idol—he’s a human, and that’s much more interesting.” The physicist was quite the cad….guilty of numerous acts of hanky panky with a slew of lad||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E18 Elagabalus||We’re taking it way back to ancient Rome, where every name is fun to say and much of the history is composed of hearsay, rumors and downright b******t.||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E17 Jean-Jacques Rousseau||Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. One of the main players behind the Enlightenment in not only France, but all across Europe. He also heavily influenced the French Revolution and is largely credited .||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E16 James Joyce||James Joyce was one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, contributing enormously to the modernist avant-garde style. He’s also responsible for creating some of the smuttiest, porniest, scatalogical and ass fetish-y letters I’ve ever||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E15 Julie d’Aubigny||It’s easy to romanticize Julie d'Aubigny, also known as Mademoiselle de Maupin, as a 17th century swordswoman and opera singer. In reality, she was basically Arya Stark, with a Miley Cyrus streak and a little Ronda Rousey sprinkled on top.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E14 Philippe I Duke of Orleans||His title was Philippe I, Duke of Orleans but as the younger brother of the king, he was known simply as Monsieur. He loved all things etiquette, architecture, fashion, dancing, court society, art, and was an incredibly skilled military commander.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E13 Tesla – Late Night Dirty Podcast Show – Part 2||Nikola Tesla... The man who was too brilliant for sex with any human on earth and fell in love with a pigeon.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E12 Schrödinger – Late Night Dirty Podcast Show – Part 1||Part 1 of our, "Late Night Dirty Podcast Show" features the surprisingly scandalous Erwin Schrödinger, the famous Nobel prize winning physicist who lived an unconventional polyamorous lifestyle.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E11 Colette||Tonight, we'll be diving into the mononymous Colette, the Nobel Prize Winning French Novelist, mime, actress, and author of the famous "Gigi" who could have given Mary Kay LeTourneau a run for her money.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E10 The Independence Day Special||On this special Independence Day episode of The Dirty Bits Podcast, we take a closer look at the political scandals from United States history, featuring James Buchanan, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower,||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to The Dirty Bits!||Welcome to The Dirty Bits Podcast!||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E9 President Warren G Harding||Warren G. Harding is often considered one of the worst presidents in United States history....and possibly the dirtiest.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E8 Hurrem||Hurrem was born in what used to be Poland and is now present day Ukraine, possibly to a Russian Orthodox priest. She was captured and sold into slavery at just 15 years old in the 1520's and went on to become the most powerful woman in the world.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E7 Peggy Gugenheim||In this episode, Tawny Platis explores the American heiress who created an unprecedented modern art collection of what is considered the most influential art of the early 20th century in addition to being a self described nymphomaniac who took hundreds.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E6 Jack Parson||Jack Parsons was a self-taught rocket engineer who invented solid rocket fuel and founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which was eventually absorbed by NASA. He was also a chemist, and an occultist who threw crazy Ass orgies in the desert and h.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E5 Hans Christian Andersen||In this episode, Tawny discovers that the author of beloved fairy tales like, "The Little Mermaid' and "The Ugly Duckling" was an awkward man-child who excessively tossed off several times a day.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E4 Marie Curie||In this episode, Tawny finds out about a love affair with a married man that one might call....radioactive.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E3 Anthony Comstock||In this episode, Tawny Platis explores some of the roots of the puritanical views on sex that are still present in the States today and how one man became responsible for the confiscating of an obscene amount of dildos through the USPS.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E2 John Wilmot||In this episode, Tawny Platis discovers why 17th century England was a giant rager filled with what was at the time the equivalent of drunken, embarrassing tweets.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1E1 Catherine the Great||The post S1E1 Catherine the Great appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The best part of history
If history class was this awesome everyone would love it! Dirty Bits goes into all the details and raunchy things the history books left out. The info is well thought out and organized to make this podcast flow beautifully. I can't wait to hear more.
History done better
I really enjoy listening to these renditions.
History classes are often so boring (as are some books and documentaries), but Tawny shares all the things that make people more memorable.
Well done Tawny and George!
These podcasts are a truly unique, fun, and interesting form of entertainment. Tawny and George making learning history fun--which isn't something that can really be said very often. Keep up the great work!