Oh What A Time...

Oh What A Time...

By CBW Productions

It’s time to embark on a journey through history with "Oh What A Time…" a comedy history podcast hosted by renowned comedians Elis James and Tom Craine along with award winning podcaster Chris Scull.  Tackling a brand new subject each week, (from ‘childhood’ to ‘a life at sea’, ‘marriage’ to ‘holidays’) your hosts will dive into the very weirdest and worst that history has to offer, in an effort to answer the question… "Was the past as awful as it sounds?" You can get in touch with the show by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com And you can support the show, get bonus episodes and extended ones by becoming an OWAT: FULL TIMER via a subscription: ohwhatatime.com

Episodes

#30 Discoveries (Part 2)

This is Part 2! For Part 1, check the feed from yesterday! Get the shovel and the pastry brush, because this week we’re unearthing some of history’s greatest discoveries! The magnificent ancient bronze statues that have been found in Rome, the incredible story of Sutton Hoo, the marvel that is the Rosetta Stone and what a tough nut it was to crack; and the OWAT: Full Timers this week will get the proof that the Vikings made it to North America in our bonus part. Are there any historical discoveries that you’ve made that could possibly be on a par with Tom’s revelation that Oreos, milk and salt and vinegar crisps in your mouth at the same time is a taste sensation? Please let us know about that or anything else by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com If you want both parts in one piece with the bonus bit of history, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). We'll see you next week! Chris, Elis and Tom x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/24·32m 46s

#30 Discoveries (Part 1)

Get the shovel and the pastry brush, because this week we’re unearthing some of history’s greatest discoveries! The magnificent ancient bronze statues that have been found in Rome, the incredible story of Sutton Hoo, the marvel that is the Rosetta Stone and what a tough nut it was to crack; and the OWAT: Full Timers this week will get the proof that the Vikings made it to North America in our bonus part. Are there any historical discoveries that you’ve made that could possibly be on a par with Tom’s revelation that Oreos, milk and salt and vinegar crisps in your mouth at the same time is a taste sensation? Please let us know about that or anything else by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you tomorrow for Part 2! BYE! Chris, Elis and Tom x Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/24·32m 35s

#29 Love (Part 2)

This is Part 2! For Part 1, check the feed from yesterday! Valentines Day has reared its head again, which can mean only one thing: this week we’re discussing LUUUUUURVE (love). From the arguably unnecessary Welsh patron saint of love, Mozart and his saucy love letters, to the history of Valentines Day; and the OWAT full timers will get ‘the history of dating’ this week! And how would you go back the past and really REALLY change it? You know what to do, let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com If you want both parts in one piece with the bonus bit of history, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 per month to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! BYE! Chris, Elis and Tom x Get an Exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/owat  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/24·45m 32s

#29 Love (Part 1)

Valentines Day has reared its head again, which can mean only one thing: this week we’re discussing LUUUUUURVE (love). From the arguably unnecessary Welsh patron saint of love, Mozart and his saucy love letters, to the history of Valentines Day; and the OWAT full timers will get ‘the history of dating’ this week! And how would you go back the past and really REALLY change it? You know what to do, let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for subscribing, we couldn't make the show without you! We’ll see you next week! BYE! Chris, Elis and Tom x Get an Exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/owat  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/24·27m 47s

#28 Nightlife (Part 2)

THIS IS PART TWO, FOR PART ONE.. CHECK THE FEED YESTERDAY! Throw on your gladrags and pop on your dancing shoes because this week we're discussing: nightlife! What was a night out like in a Roman pub? How did DJing become a thing? A once insanely popular Turkish drink which definitely isn't custard. And our bonus part for the full timers; the circus! Thank you for all your wonderful correspondence, do keep it coming in along with any episode ideas you might have at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part Two, but if you want both parts going forward, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on:  X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). We'll see you next week! Chris, Elis and Tom x Get an Exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/owat  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·33m 24s

#28 Nightlife (Part 1)

Throw on your gladrags and pop on your dancing shoes because this week we're discussing: nightlife! What was a night out like in a Roman pub? How did DJing become a thing? A once insanely popular Turkish drink which definitely isn't custard. And our bonus part for the full timers; the circus! Thank you for all your wonderful correspondence, do keep it coming in along with any episode ideas you might have at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on:  X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). Chris, Elis and Tom x Get an Exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/owat  It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/24·37m 12s

#27 Beauty (Part 2)

This is Part 2, for Part 1 check the feed yesterday! This week we're discussing BEAUTY via acne, Viking teeth, hair and wigs; plus this week's bonus bit is all about the man who brought bodybuilding to the UK. Was that man Tom Craine? I'm afraid you'll have to listen to find out! Yes we've added ONE DAY SNOG MACHINE to the incredible set of features we have: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our AMAZING format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part Two, but if you want both parts together, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·38m 54s

#27 Beauty (Part 1)

This week we're discussing BEAUTY via acne, Viking teeth, hair and wigs; plus this week's bonus bit is all about the man who brought bodybuilding to the UK. Was that man Tom Craine? I'm afraid you'll have to listen to find out! Yes we've added ONE DAY SNOG MACHINE to the incredible set of features we have: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our AMAZING format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see tomorrow for Part Two, BYE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·34m 14s

#26 Blunders (Part 2)

This is Part 2, for Part 1 check the feed yesterday! This week on the show we're chatting: BLUNDERS! From the worst sponsorship deal ever to darken German ice hockey, an author's worst nightmare come true, the demise of Frederick Barbarossa; and this week's bonus bit is big balls ups in the Roman Army. A Police detective emailed this week to say he'd like to go back and solve a great mystery with his One Day Time Machine. And we have a host of GREAT FEATURES for you to get in touch about: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com And why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! BYE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·33m 5s

#26 Blunders (Part 1)

This week on the show we're chatting: BLUNDERS! From the worst sponsorship deal ever to darken German ice hockey, an author's worst nightmare come true, the demise of Frederick Barbarossa; and this week's bonus bit is big balls ups in the Roman Army. A Police detective emailed this week to say he'd like to go back and solve a great mystery with his One Day Time Machine. And we have a host of GREAT FEATURES for you to get in touch about: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! BYE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·31m 27s

#25 Calendars (Part 2)

(This is Part Two! Check yesterday for Part One) AND WE ARE BACK! And this week/month/year we're looking at: Calendars. How we ended up with the names for our months and days, how the Mayan calendar caused such a kerfuffle, the failed French attempt to decimalise time and our bonus part this week: why the UK government stole 11 days New Year, same incredible features: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part Two, but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·33m 35s

#25 Calendars (Part 1)

AND WE ARE BACK! And this week/month/year we're looking at: Calendars. How we ended up with the names for our months and days, how the Mayan calendar caused such a kerfuffle, the failed French attempt to decimalise time and our bonus part this week: why the UK government stole 11 days New Year, same incredible features: THE ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com This is Part One (Part Two will be out tomorrow), but if you want both parts now, why not become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com You can follow us on: X (formerly Twitter) at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see tomorrow for Part Two, BYE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/24·41m 27s

Gifts (Bonus Preview)

Oh What A Time returns next week on the main feed but between now and then, we thought we'd drop a little excerpt from December's bonus episode onto the feed and this one is: GIFTS! Presidential gifts, Tudor gifts and gifts in the form of massive impractical cannons. We'll also be debating whether Tom making a handcrafted present for his wife is killing the high street. If you want this episode in full PLUS have the new series start for you RIGHT NOW then why not treat yourself and become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com And you know the drill: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Thank you for listening! We'll see you next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/24·22m 59s

Best of OWAT Volume 1

While we recover from Christmas and New Year, please enjoy our first 'best of' episode featuring some brand new correspondence and a few of our favourite bits from the first 6 months of the show. We'll be back very soon, but in the meantime; want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com And why not treat yourself and become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com Got a favourite bit you’d like to hear again? Let us know on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you soon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/24·1h 6m

#24 Your Correspondence 2

It’s time again for us to mine the OWaT mailbag and have another correspondence special (although we inevitably get sidetracked into Christmas chat). Now if this podcast is famous for one thing it’s: inventing many of the world's greatest podcasting features. ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com And seeing as it's Christmas, why not treat yourself and become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com We’ll be taking a small break over Christmas and New Year during which time we’ll be putting out a couple of ‘best of’ episodes featuring some highlights from the show so far! Got a favourite bit you’d like to hear again? Let us know on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/23·27m 25s

#23 Christmas

Get the decorations down from the loft and pop the tree up, because this week we're talking about: Christmas. We'll be covering the interesting history of Christmas traditions; from Carols to Decorations and did Coca-Cola invent Santa? Plus subscribers will get the famous 4th part which this week looks at the Christmas truce in World War 1 and which team triumphed in the game of football in no man's land. **WARNING FOR PARENTS: This features some very grown up chat about Santa, so maybe not one to listen to in ear shot of any kids** We've got a whole host of festive features for you to get involved with, from ONE DAY TIME MACHINE to BLOW SOMEONE'S MIND IN 500AD. If you want to get in touch with the show, you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com And seeing as it's Christmas, why not treat yourself and become an Oh What A Time: FULL TIMER? In exchange for your £4.99 to support the show, you'll get: - the 4th part of every episode and ad-free listening - episodes a week ahead of everyone else - a bonus episode every month - And first dibs on any live show tickets Subscriptions are available via AnotherSlice, Apple and Spotify. For all the links head to: ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk) And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! (Or get next week's episode now if you fancy subscribing!!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/23·54m 2s

#22 Big Projects

This week we're looking into some huge undertakings through history in a category we're calling: BIG PROJECTS. How did ancient Rome manage to feed a population of 1 million people? How did Alexander the Great feed his army as it marched some 3,000 miles? How were the pyramids constructed? And in a 4th part for OWAT: FULL TIMERS, how did electricity make its way to the rural areas of the UK? Big questions to which we're happy to provide some big answers. There's all the usual nonsense too. If you could use our time machine to revolutionise a sport or change the world completely, how would you do it? You can let us know by dropping us an email to: hello@ohwhatatime.com As we mention in the show, we've launched a subscription! By becoming a OWAT: Full Timer you'll get the 4th part of every episode, ad-free listening, get episodes a week ahead of everyone else and get a bonus episode every month! (We'll also make sure you get first dibs on tickets to any live shows) Subscriptions are available here: anotherslice.com/ohwhatatime And via the Apple podcast app (just go to our show page). We also have a Spotify subscription available. For the options you can also go to: ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! (Or get next week's episode now if you fancy subscribing!!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/23·1h 2m

#21 The Great Depression

This week we're looking at the aftermath of the 1929 Wall St Crash, which signalled the beginning of an era known as: The Great Depression (Merry Christmas!). We'll be looking at the origins of the crash, the US President at the time Herbert Hoover (not Henry, to be clear), plus how Yip Harburg turned to songwriting to pull himself out of debt. And we've launched a subscription! If you sign up, you'll get an extended and ad-free version of this episode which includes a look at The Great Gatsby and F Scott Fitzgerald. Becoming a OWAT: FULL TIMER also means you get episodes a week early, a bonus episode every month and pre-sale access to any future live shows! We're on AnotherSlice.com, Apple and Spotify at present, if you want the full list head to: ohwhatatime.com Have a ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week Chris, Elis and Tom ohwhatatime.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/23·55m 47s

Heroes (Bonus preview)

Here's a preview - about 15 mins of a 70 minute episode - of November's subscriber special on.. Heroes! Obviously, the Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles are here, we're also looking at the heroes to have appeared in poster form down the years, plus we're taking a look at Ancient Greek heroes while dealing with the fact Pandora opened a jar and not a box. As we mentioned in the show on Monday, we've launched a subscription! With a subscription you'll get this episode in full, the 4th part of every episode, ad-free listening, get episodes a week ahead of everyone else and get a bonus episode every month. We'll also make sure you get first dibs on tickets to any live shows. Subscriptions are available here: anotherslice.com/ohwhatatime And via the Apple podcast app (just go to our show page). And via Spotify subscriptions. For the options you can also go to: ohwhatatime.com And you know the drill: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Thank you for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·21m 5s

#20 The Coast

This week we're heading for the coast to discover the story behind the birth of modern weather forecasting. We're also off to learn about the world's first lighthouse: the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria. Elis will be bringing some coals to Newcastle. And there's also a 4th part to this one (explain that in a second!) which is the real 4th emergency service: THE COASTGUARD. As we mention in the show, we've launched a subscription! With a subscription you'll get the 4th part of every episode, ad-free listening, get episodes a week ahead of everyone else and get a bonus episode every month! (We'll also make sure you get first dibs on tickets to any live shows) Subscriptions are available here: anotherslice.com/ohwhatatime And via the Apple podcast app (just go to our show page). We'll also have a Spotify subscription available imminently. For the options you can also go to: ohwhatatime.com And you know the drill: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! (Or get next week's episode now if you fancy subscribing!!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/23·58m 53s

#19 Landmarks

This week we're scanning the historic horizon to look at wondrous landmarks from down the ages. We'll be travelling to Peru to discuss Machu Picchu, you can expect a visit to the east coast of America to study the Brooklyn Bridge and finally, we're off to north-west London to hear about the creation of the British Empire Exhibition Stadium aka Wembley Stadium. And why not drop us an email on any of the following: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/23·59m 51s

#18 Emergency Services

This week we're taking a look through history at the BIG THREE emergency services: Police, Fire Brigade and the Ambulance service (with all due respect to the Coastguard and to a lesser extent The AA). We'll talk through the origins of the police and fire brigade in Ancient Rome, plus how the ambulance developed across Europe's battlefields. All the usual features are back and ONE DAY TIME MACHINE has a twist this week: what three buttons are you choosing for your time machine? Can you better Elis' selections? Also feel free to sketch what your time machine looks like and we'll put the best ones on our instagram. To do any of that, just drop us a line at: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/23·54m 40s

#17 Plots

To mark the 418th anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot we thought we'd bring you a Plots episode! We've got Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators of course and joining them Catherine The Great and Washington Irving. And there's so many features for you to email us about: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/23·57m 35s

#16 Inventions

This week we're taking a look at great (and not so great) inventions through the ages. We've got the Player Piano (that piano that looks like it's being played by a ghost), Tamagotchi (the virtual pet that was huge in the 90s) and the Paternoster Lift (that constantly revolving lift that looks absolutely terrifying). Plus there's naturally a mention for Sir Clive Sinclair. And there's so many features for you to email us about: Interesting relatives? Prove an interesting fact to someone in 500AD? Historic jobs that are easy? ONE DAY TIME MACHINE? Send us your thoughts by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/23·59m 41s

#15 Money

As the 20th century poet Des'ree once said: "Money don't make my world go round, I'm reaching out for a higher ground". Sadly, for the rest of us, the acquisition of money is a necessity. So this week we're back into the history books to analyse a series of money making ventures; from the Dutch Tulip craze of the 1600s to the 'Black Gold' of the Rhondda Valley and we wind the clock back to the 2000s and the infamous dot-com bubble. A listener suggested this week's episode, so do you have an episode suggestion yourself? Let us know about that or any of our other AMAZING FEATURES by emailing: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Ps... THIS IS IT NOW! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/23·55m 5s

#14 Your Correspondence

As regular listeners will note, over the past few weeks we have invented many of the world's greatest podcasting features: ONE DAY TIME MACHINE, HOW WOULD YOU IMPRESS SOMEONE IN 500AD and of course DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE OF NOTE? And given the fact our inbox has been so full of good stuff, we decided that this week we'd dedicate a whole episode to these HOT NEW PODCASTING FORMATS. And guess what, we're back every Monday at the moment; so got an episode idea? Want to contribute to any of our INCREDIBLE format points? Do let us know at: hello@ohwhatatime.com Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod (where we'll put that picture of the soldier from the Battle of Towton) Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/23·46m 14s

#13 Victorians

This week we're dipping back through time to spend some time with the Victorians; those in the working class eating jellied eels from dirty cups, the middle classes and all their lovely spare time and the upper classes who, frankly, are having a whale of a time. Elsewhere, there's more ONE DAY TIME MACHINE with one listener choosing to go back in time to witness possibly the greatest guitar duel ever. And there's even more facts that would mark you out in 500AD as an absolute genius. If you’ve got a one day time machine or anything else, drop us an email here: hello@ohwhatatime.com And guess what, we're back every Monday at the moment; got an episode idea? Do let us know. Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/23·45m 42s

#12 Healthcare

Pop some chicken soup on the hob and check out this week’s episode which is: Healthcare. From how the common cold has been cured down the years, to how our ancestors diagnosed diabetes via a good old look at urine, right through to the worst headache cure you have ever heard in your life. And ONE DAY TIME MACHINE is back once again and would you believe it? Someone has finally taken up Elis’ once scorned ‘coffee table’ option. If you’ve got a one day time machine or anything else, drop us an email here: hello@ohwhatatime.com We also HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT! This is the 12th episode and as we suggested, was meant to be the end of the series. But we’ve had so much fun doing this and your emails have been so funny, that we simply don’t want to stop… so WE HAVE BEEN RECOMMISSIONED! And we’ll be back next week. So thank you so much for being part of this burgeoning community of ours. Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening! We’ll see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/23·1h 2m

#11 Adventurers

This week we're discussing Adventurers; each with varying levels of success, to put it mildly. From the race to the South Pole, to Maurice Wilson's somewhat bizarre plan to scale Everest, right through to that know-it-all William Morris and his trip to Iceland. There's more ONE DAY TIME MACHINE once again and if you've got anything else you'd like to share, you know what to do! (Email: hello@ohwhatatime.com) Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/23·58m 15s

#10 Jobs

Up this week we're looking a collection of absolutely random jobs from history. From the folk who sang the news, to professional knocker uppers plus we take a look at the people paid to clap the arts in 19th century France. And ONE DAY TIME MACHINE is back; is there somewhere in history you'd like to go for a day? You can let us know here: hello@ohwhatatime.com This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you toDr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/23·48m 54s

#9 Humour

Let's have a historical laugh shall we? This week we're analysing what has registered as 'humour' through the ages. We'll be taking a look at the kind of gags you might see chiselled on the walls of ancient Egypt, why the ancient Greek's found flatulence so amusing plus we trawl through the kind of jokes doing the rounds in the Soviet Union. And the world's greatest feature ONE DAY TIME MACHINE returns! Let us know where in history you'd like to go for one day and also please fill us in on your time travel rules: hello@ohwhatatime.com This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! Aaannnd if you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). Oh and please follow us on Twitter at @ohwhatatimepod And Instagram at @ohwhatatimepod And thank you toDr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/23·51m 28s

#8 Parenting

This week we're taking a look at how different societies have dealt with the rearing of children through the ages. From the militaristic upbringing offered by Sparta to coming of age ceremonies from all corners of the globe, plus we check in with 16th century England's version of NHS Direct; “The Boke of Chyldren” by author Thomas Phaer. Our new feature ONE DAY TIME MACHINE has had our inbox red hot this week. Listener Jo wants to travel back to smash up a certain wet market in 2019, while Stephen wants to head to Dallas in 1963 to set a few extra cameras rolling (potentially getting himself arrested in the process). Let us know where in history you'd like to go for one day and also please fill us in on your time travel rules: hello@ohwhatatime.com This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch a few weeks ago. If you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Sam Parry for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/23·58m 14s

#7 Pets

This week on the podcast we're turning our attention to the animals humans have befriended throughout history; from the animals beloved by Mayans and Aztecs, to the most famous horse in ancient Rome, to pigeon racing in South Wales (no prizes for figuring out which of your three presenters has tackled that one). We've got a new feature: ONE DAY TIME MACHINE. Let us know where in history you'd like to go for one day and also please fill us in on your time travel rules: hello@ohwhatatime.com This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch a few weeks ago. If you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/23·52m 50s

#6 Sport

This week we're taking heed of our love for sport and taking a look at various ancient contests through the ages. From the incredibly popular (and dangerous) chariot races in ancient Rome, to the medieval origins of Shrovetide football via the history of the 'running of the bulls' and its most famous incarnation in Pamplona. We're now halfway through our first series which will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch a few weeks ago. If you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). If you’d like to get in touch with the show (perhaps to tell us when was the worst period in history or if we've INEVITABLY got something wrong) you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/23·46m 41s

#5 Marriage

This week we're talking marriage through the ages; from the legally loose nuptials in medieval England, to shacking up with your cousin in ancient Egypt plus we explain why tavern keepers in ancient Rome had such a hard time getting hitched. This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch a few weeks ago. If you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). If you’d like to get in touch with the show (perhaps to tell us when was the worst period in history or if we've INEVITABLY got something wrong) you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/23·58m 2s

#4 Life at Sea

"Ahoy there landlubbers!" this week we're taking a look at seafarers from down the ages. We'll be talking Welsh pirates and the mutiny aboard HMS Bounty plus we'll take a 'deep-dive' into the toilet habits of the Vikings. Shiver me timbers! etc.. This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly. If there's an episode you'd like to hear, please let us know! And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch a few weeks ago. If you like it, why not drop us a review in your podcast app of choice? (Thus taking heed of our increasingly desperate pleas for reviews). If you’d like to get in touch with the show (perhaps to tell us when was the worst period in history or if we've INEVITABLY got something wrong) you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod Thank you to Dan Evans for the artwork (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/23·53m 20s

#3 Holidays and Recreation

As the annual kid's 6-week holiday swings into gear in the UK, we thought this week we'd look at Holidays and Recreation through the ages. This episode's major talking points: have we discovered the cleverest pig in history? Elis brings us a completely legitimate reason for a neighbour to turn up to your house with a dead horses head on a stick. And lastly, the gravestone of Butlin's creator Billy Butlin is described. (In short, holidays in Ancient Rome, the Mari Lwyd, fairgrounds and package holidays; it's all here). This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly; you can look forward to topics such as humour, marriage, sport, a life at sea, parenting, partying, pets, and lots more. And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch last week. If you like it, why not drop us a review in Latin? We'll read out our favourites next week. If you’d like to get in touch with the show (perhaps to tell us when was the worst period in history or if we've INEVITABLY got something wrong) you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. And thank you for the artwork by Dan Evans (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/23·48m 2s

#2 Laws

This week we're discussing: Laws. Why did the Qin Dynasty and Ancient Rome have such a problem with crying? Why should you fear the 'Meat Police' in 14th century Britain? And what are the tax implications of being a bearded bachelor throughout history? This first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly; you can look forward to topics such as humour, marriage, sport, a life at sea, parenting, partying, pets, and lots more. And thank you so much for your support for the podcast since our launch last week. If you like it, why not drop us a review in Latin? We'll read out our favourites next week. If you’d like to get in touch with the show (perhaps to tell us when was the worst period in history or if we've INEVITABLY got something wrong) you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. And thank you for the artwork by Dan Evans (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/23·43m 52s

#1 Fashion

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Oh What A Time… A history podcast presented by comedians Elis James and Tom Craine along with podcaster Chris Scull. And welcome to our first subject: Fashion. This week we’ll be discussing how to look your best in Ancient Rome, how curly your shoes should be in medieval Britain and we’ll finally clear up why hardly anyone wears a Fez anymore. Our first series will contain 12 episodes that we’ll be releasing weekly; coming soon, you can look forward to topics such as humour, marriage, sport, a life at sea, parenting, partying, pets, and lots more. If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @ohwhatatimepod And thank you to Dr Daryl Leeworthy for his help with this week’s research. And thank you for the artwork by Dan Evans (idrawforfood.co.uk). And thank you for listening!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/23·53m 15s

Welcome to Oh What A Time... - Launching on Monday 17th July!

Hello and welcome to "Oh What A Time…" a brand new comedy history podcast hosted by renowned comedians Elis James and Tom Craine along with award winning podcaster Chris Scull. The podcast launches on Monday 17th July! And if you want to get in touch with the show before then, you can email us at: hello@ohwhatatime.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·2m 20s
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