Obscure History

Obscure Josh

Illuminating the most obscure and interesting aspects of our past

  • 21 minutes 41 seconds
    The Original Iron Mike
    Michael Malloy was an unlikely superhero. And, maybe he didn't use his powers to better society. Alright, he really, really didn't use his powers for good. 
    29 April 2024, 5:57 am
  • 13 minutes 50 seconds
    The Devil's Fingers - Paganini
    In the not so distant past, the violin was considered the Devil's instrument and Niccolo Paganini was the Dark Lord's favorite player.
    16 April 2023, 8:39 am
  • 17 minutes 3 seconds
    The Combat of the Thirty
    Surprise! Obscure History is back and we are talking about one of the strangest battles of the Hundred Years' War. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for some important Obscure History information, as well as some personal updates!

    Music by:
    Joshua Zurbrick and,
    Mid-Air Machine
    1 April 2023, 8:44 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Take Nothing for Granted - Obscure Ball
    Sorry about missing an episode in the middle of a series!

    Check out Obscure Ball: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/obscureball/id1472304111

    Additional Health Resources:
    https://abortion.cafe/ - this is a collection of abortion resources
    shoutyourabortion.com - this is a campaign to normalize abortion
    https://donations4abortion.com/ - donate to support abortion funds by state
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/supportabortionfunds - donate to the national network of abortion funds (donations split between 80+ abortion funds)
    https://usow.org/repro/volunteer/ - this is a list of abortion clinics across the country that need volunteers
    https://dontbanequality.com/ - this is language for companies to use to stand against the ruling
    plancpills.org/ambassadors - here are early abortion access pills you can store in your cabinet
    https://prochoice.org/ - this is an abortion access hotline
    https://natalist.com/products/early-pregnancy-test-strips - buy early pregnancy test strips
    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control - get info on types of birth control
    https://choice.crd.co/ - this is a collection of these above links and more. Managed by @starplanes - DM them on twitter to add more
    https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/abortion-policy-absence-roe - abortion policy by state as of June 1, 2022
    More in-depth version: https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy
    27 June 2022, 5:56 am
  • 27 minutes 12 seconds
    Tunnels Under the Capital - Harrison Gray Dyer - Part One
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    20 June 2022, 7:42 am
  • 20 minutes 20 seconds
    The Greatest Runner in Cuba - Andarin Carvajal
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    13 June 2022, 4:55 am
  • 18 minutes 14 seconds
    The Mystery of D.B. Cooper - History Daily
    November 24, 1971. An unidentified man hijacks a Boeing 727 and extorts $200,000 of ransom money before parachuting to an uncertain fate over Washington State.

    Check out History Daily at https://www.noiser.com/history-daily

    On History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday, host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous event that happened ‘on this day’ in history.
    Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time.
    So if you’re stuck in traffic, bored at work—wherever you are, listen to History Daily to remind yourself that something incredible happened to make that day historic.
    A co-production from award-winning podcasters Airship and Noiser.
    6 June 2022, 4:55 am
  • 20 minutes 58 seconds
    The Strange History of Ornamental Hermits
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    Also, get your brain right: betterhelp.com/obscure

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    23 May 2022, 5:51 am
  • 25 minutes 55 seconds
    America's Anti-Flirt Club
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    Check out betterhelp.com/obscure to get your brain right.

    Also, check out my friends at indiedropin.com and earbudspodcastcollective.org
    16 May 2022, 3:51 am
  • 16 minutes 58 seconds
    The Tragic History of Mother's Day - Anna Jarvis
    Get the mental health help you need with betterhelp.com/obscure

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    10 May 2022, 2:04 am
  • 43 minutes 46 seconds
    Avo Arrow - Featuring Canadian History Ehx
    2 May 2022, 5:30 am
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