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Notorious comedy queers Caitlin Powell (flame-haired bisexual menace) and Kate Butch (drag trash) are delving deep into their childhoods, reliving films, TV shows, and snacks, to see if there's any way of pinpointing the things that made them the queer icons they are today. For a healthy serving of nostalgia through the gayest lens imaginable, tune in to Queers Gone By every Throwback Thursgay! From the CBBC classic Tracy Beaker to Disney Channel favourites like Hannah Montana, via niche Dut ...
 
What video game do you love, but you know nobody else has played? What cult classic lingers in the realm of obscurity, or what major hit is way better than anyone says? On "The Best Game You've Never Played" stand-up and improv comedian Lewis Dunn plays video games that his guests think are the best he's never played, and discusses their merits, flaws and unusual histories with them.
 
Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
 
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We're going to the end of the rainbow as we meet the staff and patients of Hilltop Hospital, a show which Caitlin refuses to believe exists! Do you remember this nonsense? PLEASE LET US KNOW Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll on Twitter Join us at www.patreon.com/queers Wi…
 
Juneteenth is a state holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slavery ended in Texas. Over the last decade, a push to make Juneteenth a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has gained momentum. What do we know about Juneteenth and its origins? Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning historian at Harvard Uni…
 
It's June! It's Pride Month! It's RAINBOW TIME! This week we're getting biblical as we revisit the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber nonsense - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! We meet camp Joan Collins, camp Christopher Biggins and, of course, Kate's ultimate nemesis... Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and…
 
The Mississippi Gulf Coast was the home of many different peoples, cultures, and empires during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. According to some historians, the Gulf Coast region may have been the most diverse region in early North America. Matthew Powell, a historian of slavery and southern history and the Executive Director of the La P…
 
We'll all gather round, all around dear OLD BEAR. The cutest stop motion animals since Brambly Hedge are here to warm your cockles and eat your jam, as we review the classic Old Bear Stories! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll on Twitter With thanks to our lovely Patrons: …
 
It'd been a while since I'd seen him, but also it felt like no time at all had passed. Charles Deane regarded me with weary eyes, as he held up a small, thin green box. "This," he said, his voice heavy with the knowledge of a man who had been into the darkness and back "this is what you made do." It reminded me of a Stephen King novel. Is Alan Wake…
 
It's Anne HathaMAY! We're reviewing the iconic film, The Devil Wears Prada! We discuss diets, drama and Dior (and a dashingly handsome gay Stanley Tucci)! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll on Twitter With thanks to our lovely Patrons: THE JUSTINE TIER: Jess McIvor, Daniel…
 
You're in a space station. Something unfathomable has happened. If you don't act quickly everybody on board the space station will die. Most have already. Also, you are the space station. Mungo Tatton-Brown returns to discuss the terrifying and unusual Observation. Twitter: @GameNeverPlayed The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & pro…
 
Before its eradication in 1980, smallpox was the most feared disease in many parts of the world. Known as the “king of terrors” and the “disease of diseases” the search for a way to lessen and avoid smallpox was on! How did vaccination come about? What are vaccination’s connections to smallpox inoculation? And how did news and practice of vaccinati…
 
Live from Kate’s patio, we’re back in the same location! Our Patrons chose the legendary CBBC series, Horrible Histories, for us to review, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Join us as we thirst over Ben Willbond, do so many songs from memory, and finally enjoy a nostalgic snack! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter …
 
Cowabunga, D'oh and so on and so forth, it's The Simpsons Game! No, not Hit & Run, The Simpsons Game! That's what it's called! It is a bad name you're right! Chris Booker is here to discuss/justify it's existence, and it's a fun time. Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title…
 
This week, we're joined by the fabulous Charlie George to discuss the classic movie musical, Calamity Jane! Two gals in a lodge, making beds and wearing blouses, two VERY unimportant men, and quite a bit of old timey racism - it's all here! Find Charlie at @charliegeorgecomedy on Instagram, @CGDoesComedy on Twitter, and at https://charliegeorgecome…
 
Let your voice carry your spirit this week, as Lewis has a chat with Emma Gadsdon about the 2018 Indie game and all round joyful delight that is Wandersong. Is it The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
Smallpox was the most feared disease in North America and in many parts of the world before its eradication in 1980. So how did early Americans live with smallpox and work to prevent it? How did they help eradicate this terrible disease? Over the next two episodes, we’ll explore smallpox in North America. We’ll investigate how smallpox came to Nort…
 
It's Earth Day! To celebrate the occasion we're meeting the cutest eco-warriors you've ever seen - it's the Wombles! We ask the hard hitting questions: how common are they? What do they get up to in the evenings? And where are all the baby Wombles??? Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, …
 
Hm, quite a puzzling little game this week. Perhaps sitting down with a pot of tea with James Gamblin will make sense of it all. Is Professor Layton and Pandora's Box The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
BUM BUM BADUM! We're calling, we're beeping, because we want to reach her - it's Kimothy Possible! We explore her fabulous relationship with a bisexual green lady and her gay best friend, and a genital rodent! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll on Twitter With thanks to ou…
 
Woah dude, ready for some totally radical ROLLERBLADING!!!! Joby Mageean is, like, throwing down this totally sick suggestion of play Jet Set Radio and seeing if it's The Best Video Game You've Never Played dude! Tubular! 90s cool reference! Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, wit…
 
What do historians wish more people better understood about early American history and why do they wish people had that better understanding? In celebration of the 300th episode of Ben Franklin’s World, we posed these questions to more than 30 scholars. What do they think? Join the celebration to discover more about Early America and take a behind-…
 
DEVIL FINGER! This week, for our belated April Fool's Day celebration, we're getting silly with Stupid! Marcus Brigstocke as a roadman, a former Oompa Loompa as a gremlin, and far, FAR too many child actors! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll on Twitter With thanks to our …
 
Need more podcast m'lord. Needs Paul Savage as a guest m'lord. Need to determine if Stronghold HD is The Best Video Game You've Never Played m'lord. Savage Comics: https://www.savagecomic.com/ Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
What can a portrait reveal about the history of colonial British America? Portraits were both deeply personal and yet collaborative artifacts left behind by people of the past. When historians look at multiple portraits created around the same time and place, their similarities can reveal important social connections, trade relationships, or cultur…
 
Do you have the black disease? Ed Greenwood is here to check, by bringing on this very underrated and unknown classic. Is The Black Line The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
Have you ever stopped to think about how the United States became a manufacturing nation? Have you ever wondered how the United States developed not just products, but the technologies, knowledge, and machinery necessary to manufacture or produce various products? Lindsay Schakenbach Regele has. Lindsay is an Associate Professor of History at Miami…
 
Woah oh oh ohh Maria! This week we're reviewing the camp Catholic romp, Sister Act! We are HIGHLY qualified to talk on this iconic film's religious themes, and even more qualified to examine the queer undertones! (It's that gal's fringe tbh) Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinp…
 
In the first of what will hopefully be a few special episodes, Cieran Douglass RETURNS to the show to give us his take on Gone Home! Will it be The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
Courtney, take your break - and listen to our review of LEGALLY BLONDE! We're joined by the fabulous Mary O'Connell to bend and snap our way through the iconic 2001 film. We meet Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, and a host other non-blonde women who just happen to all be villains! Oh yes, and some fabulous PETS! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG …
 
Now please rise as we talk for an entire hour about a game where you must survive as a young queen despite the fact the world is unpredictable, unfair and quite generic. Luke Malkin (Presiding from the very non-fictional country Bolivia) brings forth a game with blue blood and the manners of a 14 year old. Is Long Live the Queen The Best Video Game…
 
The history of Native American land dispossession is as old as the story of colonization. European colonists came to the Americas, and the Caribbean, wanting land for farms and settlement so they found ways to acquire lands from indigenous peoples by the means of negotiation, bad-faith dealing, war, and violence. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 is d…
 
Hop in your spotty plane, strap in your dog, and get ready to learn, because it's COME OUTSIDE! We're joined by fabulous special guest Luspinda to discuss Auntie Mabel, chip pans, Guinness World Records, and so much more! Follow us! @queersgoneby on IG and Twitter @luspinda_ on IG@katebutch1 on IG, Twitter and FB @caitlinrpowell on IG, @caitlinpwll…
 
Open up a tab here at TBVGYNP because we're drinking into the night. Mungo Tatton Brown has brought a game that's dark and stormy, with graphics that might look a bit Old Fashioned but it has a soundtrack Tequila for. Is The Red String Club the best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is…
 
It's Women's History Month! Or International Women's Month! Whichever it is and whichever you're celebrating, we're kicking off our exploration of the greatest female characters with TWO of Hollywood's greats! Anne Hathaway, and a lesser known actor by the name of JULIE BLOODY ANDREWS - it's The Princess Diaries! With thanks to our lovely Patrons: …
 
Put on one of various hats and get ready to yell colours at children as this week Queers Gone By's co-host Caitlin Powell puts on a space ship careening... somewhere. Is Among Us The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Queers Gone By: https://pod.link/1476391790 Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produ…
 
Is there anything more we can know about well-researched and reported events like the Boston Massacre? Are there new ways of looking at oft-taught events that can help us see new details about them, even 250 years after they happened? Serena Zabin, a Professor of History at Carleton College in Minnesota and the author of the award-winning book, The…
 
This week we meet three very confusingly named superheroes, a headless icon, and a sensationally queer lobster devil santa stripper person. It can only be THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! With thanks to our lovely Patrons: THE JUSTINE TIER: Jess McIvor, Danielle Pollard, Emma, Reuben Robson THE TRACY TIER: Alice Lia Maro, Francesca Fox, Nothing is certain exce…
 
Toss a coin to your podcast host, as Lewis pours oil all over his sword like it's a good idea before taking the contract to play this huge action RPG from his guest, host of the Infinite Deer podcast, Sam Went. Is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Infinite Deer: Find it here! Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 Time Stamps to …
 
Please rise for a Disney Channel icon. A queer icon, no less. A lifetime supply of Raven Symoné! With thanks to our lovely Patrons: THE JUSTINE TIER: Jess McIvor, Danielle Pollard, Emma, Reuben Robson THE TRACY TIER: Alice Lia Maro, Francesca Fox, Nothing is certain except Beth and taxes, Laura Kenny, Cole Scahill, Alex's Simp, Find us on our YouTu…
 
Whey anchor and hoist the mainsail, we're on a boat! A boat full of dead people! And we have to find out how they died! For insurance purposes! This week IGN, Guardian and BBC contributor Alysia Judge brings forth a game designed for those of you with extensive thinking cap collections. Is Return of the Obra Dinn The Best Video Game You've Never Pl…
 
What does it take to create a museum? How can a museum help visitors grapple with a very uncomfortable aspect of their nation’s past? Ibrahima Seck, a member of the History Department at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, author of the book, Bouki Fait Gombo: A History of the Slave Community of Habitation Haydel (Whitney Plantation)…
 
'ELLO CHUCKS! To celebrate the arrival of Valentine's Day, we're catching up with our Cilla as she shows us the disappointing heterosexuals all looking for love in the iconic Blind Date! We meet a man obsessed with chicken, a gal obsessed with snakes, and Karen from the West Midlands. The three genders. With thanks to our lovely Patrons: THE JUSTIN…
 
Cieran brings a game to get lost in, and die, and then get lost in, and die, and then get lost in, and die. But you know, it's kinda chill. Is Outer Wilds The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme by Bennet Kavanagh.…
 
Poster paints? Check. Split pins? Check. Middle-aged former rocker having a minor personal breakdown? CHECK.It's Art Attack! With thanks to our lovely Patrons: THE JUSTINE TIER: Jess McIvor Danielle Pollard Emma Reuben Robson THE TRACY TIER: Alice Lia Maro Francesca Fox Nothing is certain except Beth and taxes Laura Kenny Cole Scahill Alex's Simp F…
 
Lewis is joined by fellow improv comedian Charles Deane to discuss shooting fascist in Italy with pin point accuracy and revealing that they are all secretly skeletons. Is Sniper Elite 4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played? Twitter: @TheBestVideoGa4 The Best Video Game You've Never Played is presented & produced by Lewis Dunn, with title theme …
 
When we think of important years in the history of the American Revolution, we might think of years like 1765 and the Stamp Act Crisis, 1773 and the Tea Crisis, 1775 and the start of what would become the War for American Independence, or 1776, the year the United States declared independence. Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donl…
 
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