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A fact based comedy podcast. Each week Melbourne comedians Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke take it in turns to research a topic and report back to the class.


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  • 424. 424 - William McGonagall; History's Worst Poet

    01:41:45
    This week we are joined by the wonderful Evan Munro-Smith, to talk about a man often referred to as "the worst poet in the history of the English language" - William McGonagall. This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:36 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSupport the show on Apple podcasts and get bonus episodes in the app: http://apple.co/dogoon Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/Check out our merch: https://do-go-on-podcast.creator-spring.com/ Check out our AACTA nominated web series: http://bit.ly/DGOWebSeries​ Twitter: @DoGoOnPodInstagram: @DoGoOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Check out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Who Knew It with Matt Stewart: https://play.acast.com/s/who-knew-it-with-matt-stewart/ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/william-mcgonagallhttps://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/william-mcgonagall/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McGonagallhttps://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/William-McGonagall-The-bard-of-Dundee/http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/

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  • 423 - The Making of the Oxford Dictionary: a Tale of Murder and Insanity

    02:16:05
    Creating the Oxford English Dictionary was a mammoth task and the story takes some surprising twists and turns! This is the most voted for topic for this year's Blocktober, enjoy!This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:25 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodLive show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/  Check out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Who Knew It with Matt Stewart: https://play.acast.com/s/who-knew-it-with-matt-stewart/ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:forgottennewsmakers.com/2010/11/08/dr-william-minor-1834-1920-insane-doctor-who-contributed-to-the-oxford-english-dictionarybritannica.com/topic/The-Oxford-English-Dictionaryoed.com/information/about-the-oed/history-of-the-oed/?tl=trueabc.net.au/news/2020-04-09/history-of-the-oxford-english-dictionary/12010628hindustantimes.com/hollywood/the-mad-murderous-origins-of-the-oxford-english-dictionary/story-x9LpDO47RYfbqxvo4w9QwM.htmlbaumanrarebooks.com/blog/story-behind-creation-oxford-english-dictionary/smh.com.au/culture/books/the-word-nerds-who-lived-and-died-for-the-oxford-english-dictionary-20230904-p5e1tv.html
  • 422 - The Satanic Panic

    01:59:11
    In the 1980s and 90s, a moral panic swept across the United States leading many to believe that an underground network of satanists was operating across America. It might seem laughable now, but the people who got swept up in the hysteria had their lives changed forever! Featuring special guest Bec Petraitis.This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:07 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodLive show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/  Check out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Who Knew It with Matt Stewart: https://play.acast.com/s/who-knew-it-with-matt-stewart/ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.vox.com/culture/22358153/satanic-panic-ritual-abuse-history-conspiracy-theories-explained https://www.thecut.com/2016/11/remembering-childhood-trauma-and-abuse-that-never-happened.html https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-10-27-ca-449-story.html https://www.nytimes.com/1994/10/31/us/proof-lacking-for-ritual-abuse-by-satanists.html?sq=satanic+ritual+abuse&scp=1&st=nyt https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegislativeLibrary/Panic.htmlhttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/pmrcs-filthy-15-where-are-they-now-60601/vanity-strap-on-robbie-baby-180905/
  • 421. 421 - Skinwalker Ranch

    01:51:12
    Skinwalker Ranch is the most studied paranormal hotspot in history situated in northeastern Utah, this 512-acre ranch is famed as a hotspot for everything from poltergeist phenomena and crop circles, to UFO sightings, dangerous electromagnetic forces, dancing fireballs, and cattle mutilations.This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 13:15 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSupport the show on Apple podcasts and get bonus episodes in the app: http://apple.co/dogoon Live show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/ Twitter: @DoGoOnPodInstagram: @DoGoOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.utah.com/articles/post/what-is-skinwalker-ranch-and-whats-really-going-on-therehttps://www.uah.edu/news/news/uah-scientists-brave-curses-spooky-anomalies-to-unravel-secrets-at-skinwalker-ranchhttps://www.newsweek.com/ufo-skinwalker-ranch-utah-pentagon-paranormal-1701730https://www.skinwalkerranch.com/https://medium.com/the-para-scope/whats-really-happening-at-skinwalker-ranch-e16bf21416f6https://www.legendsofamerica.com/skinwalker-ranch/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31a3DGLiB48https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjaQXQg0dtI
  • 420 - The Real Men In Black

    02:32:29
    You've probably seen Will Smith and Tommy Lee-Jones in the movie, but did you know that some people claim to have had REAL encounters with the REAL 'Men In Black'? This week Matt investigates this mysterious organisation and our great pal Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall joins us for the ride.This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 05:35 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSupport the show on Apple podcasts and get bonus episodes in the app: http://apple.co/dogoon Live show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/Check out our merch: https://do-go-on-podcast.creator-spring.com/ Check out our AACTA nominated web series: http://bit.ly/DGOWebSeries​ Twitter: @DoGoOnPodInstagram: @DoGoOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Check out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Who Knew It with Matt Stewart: https://play.acast.com/s/who-knew-it-with-matt-stewart/ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:
  • 419 - Accidental Inventions

    01:57:17
    This week's episode is devoted to accidental inventions. From the match stick, to Play-Doh, super glue, to the humble ice cream cone. It turns out many of our favourite inventions came about purely by accident. But it's no accident that on this episode we are joined by the great Michelle Brasier!This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 06:52 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSupport the show on Apple podcasts and get bonus episodes in the app: http://apple.co/dogoon Live show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/ Check out our AACTA nominated web series: http://bit.ly/DGOWebSeries​ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present. Other inventions covered: Penicillin, Post-it notes, granny smith apples, microwave, smoke alarmsREFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/15-of-the-coolest-accidental-inventions.htm#pt2 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kelloggs-corn-flakes-masturbation/https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a19567/how-the-microwave-was-invented-by-accident/ https://theconversation.com/myth-about-how-science-progresses-is-built-on-a-misreading-of-the-story-of-penicillin-120990https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/accidental-invention-play-doh-180973527/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/half-of-inventions-arise-unexpectedly-from-serendipity-not-direct-research/
  • 418. 418 - The Clydach Murders

    01:51:14
    It wouldn't be Block without some true crime, and this week we talk about the biggest police investigation in Welsh history - the Clydach Murders. This is a comedy/history podcast, the report begins at approximately 07:35 (though as always, we go off on tangents throughout the report).Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSupport the show on Apple podcasts and get bonus episodes in the app: http://apple.co/dogoon Live show tickets: https://dogoonpod.com/live-shows/ Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/suggest-a-topic/ Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com Check out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Who Knew It with Matt Stewart: https://play.acast.com/s/who-knew-it-with-matt-stewart/ Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasDo Go On acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we record on, the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders, past and present.  REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-02-09/the-true-story-of-the-clydach-murders-wales-biggest-police-investigationhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/nov/23/ukcrimeMurder in the Valleys , 2022The Clydach Murders; A Miscarriage of Justice by John Morris https://news.sky.com/story/i-became-the-devil-trauma-of-the-woman-wrongly-suspected-of-murdering-an-entire-family-in-clydach-12527037https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/shadow-one-wales-worst-ever-19264258https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-08-20/man-convicted-of-the-clydach-murders-has-died-in-prison-it-has-been-announced