Absurd Real History

The world is filled with so much ridiculous stories it's hard to believe they're real. Each week Saoirse Siné will explain to you, and a different comedic guest, an absurd story from the past. New episode with a different guest released EVERY Tuesday morning GMT time.

Saoirse is Artistic Director of theatre company Scream for Ireland and believes in making the unknown known through her work. This podcast is simply the factual research of the madness.


A Gracious Goodbye (For Now....?)
Show Details10min 38s
"Singapore Penis Panic" with Alison Spittle
Show Details50min 38s
"The Great Molasses Flood" with Camelia LR
Show Details40min 36s
"London Gin Craze" with Niall Johnson
Show Details53min 15s
"Marcel Duchamp and Fountain" with Nell Mercier
Show Details46min 9s
"Edmund Kean" with Will Murphy
Show Details51min 34s
"Mass Hysteria and Strict Schools" with Denny Redmond
Show Details54min 37s
"The Emu War" with Wren Dennehy (Avoca Reaction)
Show Details47min 56s
"Wonder Woman 2: More Bondage" with Séamus Hanly
Show Details1hr 2min
"Wonder Woman 1: Charles Marston" with Séamus Hanly
Show Details37min 49s
"Ancient Contraceptions" with Katie Norris
Show Details48min 44s
"Pineapples" with Derek Miller
Show Details59min 19s
"Constructed Languages" with Jaleelah Galbraith
Show Details1hr
"Clara the Rhino" with Alex Byrne
Show Details52min 50s
"FAKESpeare" with Aoibhín Murphy
Show Details48min
SPECIAL: An Interview With My Mother
Show Details1hr 2min
"Sea Monkeys Dark History" with Luke Benson
Show Details58min 9s
"No TV and no Beer Make Iceland Something Something" with Clara White
Show Details49min 41s
"The Bone Wars" with Laura O'Leary
Show Details57min 37s
"Weird Reality TV Shows" with Hayley Solas
Show Details1hr 7min
"Cunt" with Lucy Haas
Show Details1hr 3min
"Le Pétomane: Joseph Pujol" with John Spillane
Show Details47min 44s
"Lizzie Magie and The Real Monopoly" with Grace Mulvey
Show Details1hr 12min
"Mary Toft" with Mary Kirwan
Show Details55min 2s
"The 335 Year War" with Steve Bennett
Show Details51min 21s
"Diogenes the Cynic" with Shane Robinson
Show Details58min 47s
"1904 Olympics" with Mark Cantan
Show Details1hr 4min
"Animals in Politics" with Kori Schagunn
Show Details48min 6s
"Timothy Dexter: Stupid Millionaire of the Past" with Niall Johnson
Show Details49min 47s
"Frenemies Houdini and Doyle" with Sarah McKenna Dunne
Show Details54min 35s
"Micronations 2: I'm a princess, gnomes and other nonsense" with Síomha McQuinn
Show Details52min 2s
"Micronations 1: Sealand" with Síomha McQuinn
Show Details45min 23s
"Disney's Black Sunday" with Stephen Bradley
Show Details45min 55s
"The Hoover Fiasco" with Luke Benson
Show Details30min 38s
"Dublin's Pig-Faced Lady" with Erin McGathy
Show Details47min 10s