We're Not F***ing Historians

Comedian Shane Todd and author and director Hazel Hayes are on a mission to understand the colourful past of the island they call home. From the Bronze Age to Bono, Paganism to St. Patrick, every Tuesday they share a new tale from Ireland's history and have plenty of craic while they’re at it. So pull up a chair, pin back your ears, and get ready for an education in life on the Emerald Isle. 


21:32:11 2021-12-07
Guinness might not actually be Irish. And we don't want to alarm anyone, but the Irish don't even drink most of it.Today, Hazel shares the story of Arthur Guinness and busts a few myths about the malty beverage. Plus, we discover Shane's love for Hen Part...
21:26:35 2021-11-30
Anne Bonny isn’t your typical 18th century Cork girl. Born out of wedlock, she pursued a life of sex, arson – a lot of arson – and ruthless pillaging that briefly made her one of the most infamous pirates in the Caribbean, all while she was dressed ...
21:33:34 2021-11-23
Rewind 852 years and you’ll find no English in Ireland, not even a single Wetherspoons. But then along came a deposed Irish king called Dermot who wanted his land back and it all went pear-shaped.Hazel tells Shane how English rule in Ireland all began ...
21:32:59 2021-11-16
Today, Shane whisks Hazel away to his second favourite island in the world.They discuss their treasured holiday spots across the Emerald Isle before diving into the storied past of Northern Ireland’s finest hidden gem: Rathlin Island. Featuring Rob...
21:30:26 2021-11-09
Hazel takes Shane on our first trip across the pond! We’re learning about one of Northern Ireland’s most… impactful exports.This is the story of Mary Mallon: cook, part-time nightclub bouncer, and the infamous patient zero of New York’s typhoid ep...

21:34:02 2021-10-26
This week, Hazel is behind the lectern to tell Shane all about Grace O’Malley, the woman from the west coast of Ireland who became a fearsome ruler of the high seas in the 1500s and a dab hand at divorce settlements. We’re releasing new shows eve...
21:27:25 2021-10-19
Welcome back to We’re Not F***ing Historians, your alternative guide to Irish history! This week, Brian Boru and his stag do roll into town.Brian was one of Ireland’s most successful and unifying monarchs. But it didn’t end well. Shane and Hazel tal...
21:32:43 2021-10-12
Welcome to the first episode of We’re Not F***ing Historians, your alternative guide to Irish history! Today, Hazel Hayes and Shane Todd find out about the Emerald Isle’s greatest export.Every March, people drink bars dry all over the world to mark St...
21:02:22 2021-10-05
Thank you for listening to the We're Not F***ing Historians trailer. Look out for our first episode on Tuesday 12th October, which features the OG of Irish history, St Patrick! Turns out everything we know about him was a lie.Subscribe now!  See...