By Aurora Nibley, Mary Diaz, Josh Grimmer
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Aurora, Mary and their producer Josh take a weekly trip through the annals of history in an effort to make this stuff interesting. You probably won't learn anything, but there's a good chance you'll laugh.
||ExplicitBest of: Mutiny on the Bounty||Aurora and Josh had a REAL brutal week, so we're here to present a classic episode from the Dictator Vault! This is Mary's favorite episode, ...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 172: Cthulu with special guest Drew Coolidge||This week, we speak of unspeakable horrors with the wonderful and hilarious Drew Coolidge! Or should I say Drew CTHULIDGE!? No, I shouldn't. BECAUSE IT ...||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 171: Queen Mary||It's Aurora's birthday, so let them eat cake.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 170: News!||Glenn Beck versus the NRA! Dick Cheney versus Presidents! Nobody likes Julia Stiles! And other news!||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 169: Rafael Trujillo||--||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 168: Leopold II||How do you make a Belgian waffle? Tune in to find out! (And it's even on time this week!)||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 167: Messyboyz||Hey everyone, sorry this is sorta late. We're all Messyboyz over here. You'll see once you listen.||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 166: Ludwig of Bavaria||aka Mad Ludwig of Bavaria aka Crazy Ludwig aka Ludwig, that kook aka Ol' Gus||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 165: Joseph P. Kennedy with special guest Alison Abrams!||That's right, you heard right, Alison Abrams. Our first ever fan! She was a delight to record with, which you will soon find out for ...||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 164: Al Capone||Happy Valentine's Day - MASSACRE!||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 163: The Borgias||Holy s**t you guys, these guys are CRAZY. Like, even for this show. The Borgias, you guys. Wowzers.||2/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 162: News||Josh got 90 minutes of sleep before this one. It's... something.||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 161″ Boudica||--||1/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 160: Mary’s Bunion||This week, Mary had foot surgery so Josh and Aurora are flyin' solo. Or flyin' duo? Whatever. We talk This Week in History and Aurora ...||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 159: Gengis Khan||Did you know that it's a soft G?||1/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 158: Christmas||I bet a bunch of your other favorite podcasts are taking a week off. Not us. No way we'd do that to you. We love ...||12/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 157: Chairman Mao with special guest Will Stegemann||Do you like rambling tangents? Do you like special guests? How do you feel about chairmen?||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitChristmas Present Minisode||Every year, Josh's mom sends wildly disappointing Christmas presents, and this year she outdoes herself. These are the most disappointing gifts yet! But how will ...||12/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode156: The Weekly Sicktator||This week, Mary is hot blooded, check her and see. She has a fever of a hundred and three. Because of this, Aurora and Josh ...||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
nonsense! (which I like)
The mad (and very funny, if somewhat salty) ramblings of the creator of the blog Dictator of the Week, which should be read by everyone, ever, unless they are humorless nitwits. The podcasts, being recorded conversations, don't necessarily stay on task as well as the blog (and the blog doesn't either: cope, already), but that is not their aim, and they are still a good time. If you listen closely, you may learn something wildly innacurate about history. So shut up. In the words of the DotW.
Weekly Dictator is wonderful. Case closed. It's laid back, and has a great dynamic. While there are some minor audio issues, the podcast is delightful across the board. It's a nice balance of facts and jokes, and is improving every week. <3 Great show. <3
I heard about this show from Professor Blastoff and have been listening to them in tandem, it's great so funny, and I never thought I could learn so many interesting things about history.