Tudor, I Hardly Know Her

A comedy podcast about the Tudors and 1500s shenanigans. It's educational, we swear. But mostly funny. Hosted by Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser.
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Feb 21, 2018

We finally talk marmalade. But also the Ladies in Waiting and how they served the Queen. 

Feb 14, 2018

Henry Fitzroy may have been a bastard, but he was raised as prince.

Plus, Emily brings up Richard III again.

Feb 7, 2018

Everyone knows Henry VIII loved his ladies, and he really enjoyed those mistresses. Plus, could there be a new podcast in the work? 

Jan 31, 2018

Thomas Howard's name is brought up a lot in Tudor history, so it's time to discuss exactly how he ruined the lives of almost every woman with whom he spoke.

Jan 24, 2018

Royalty really knew how to spoil their pets.

We chat about the favorite pets of the Tudors and other nobility and how cat prejudice led to the spread of disease. 

Jan 17, 2018

Robert Dudley was Elizabeth I’s bestie, and he definitely reaped the rewards. And then he used those rewards on some dolphins. 

Jan 10, 2018

Back for the new year! 

We start off 2018 like Henry VIII - ridiculous temporary palaces, gold monkeys, and some good old-fashioned world-leader wrestling.

Let’s talk about the Field of Cloth of Gold.

Dec 13, 2017

Hooray! We made it to our 50th episode!

We talk about our favorite Tudor’s childhood. All the drama, romance, and daddy issues you could ask for. 

Nov 28, 2017

Jeff and Garrett get educated on what Scotland was up to during the Tudor times. Spoilers: the lords were angry a lot. 

Nov 22, 2017

Henry VII faced a couple of threats in the first part of his reign, and everybody wanted to be the Earl of Warick. 

Nov 15, 2017

We chat about Henry VIII’s obsession with selfie-portraits and super expensive tapestries. And then there was all the music playing as a constant soundtrack.

And Emily learns something about Hans Holbein.

Nov 1, 2017

So many Popes, so little time.

We chat about the Tudor Popes and how they affected the Tudor monarchs.  


Oct 25, 2017

F%#*€$ing Cromwell. 


From lowly butcher’s son to king’s closest advisor, Cromwell weaseled his way to the top. But he didn’t end up a-head.



See what I did there?

Oct 18, 2017

In the spirit of Halloween, we share the most well-known ghost sightings of our favorite Tudors. 

Let's get spooky. 

Oct 11, 2017

We finally discuss Henry VII, the how-the-f*£!-did-he-become-king King of England. He had a pretty crazy childhood that involved some wars and some roses and a chick named Brittany, and France was there, too. And then he became king! His reign brought peace to a kingdom tired of war. 

Oct 4, 2017

Happy Anniversary to us! It's been a year since we launched Tudor I Hardly Know Her, so we tested Garrett and Jeff to see if they have been paying attention. And one of our lucky listeners won a prize, so be sure to see if you're one of them! Sponsored by Ferd's Codpiece Emporium. 

Sep 27, 2017

Who'd have thought an old man with a penchant for wax effigies was the original 007? We discuss how Elizabeth Tudor set up the original MI6 and whether she had the headquarters listed on Ye Olde Wikipedia. 

Sep 20, 2017

The Tudors had to start somewhere. Emily enlightens Garrett and Jeffrey on Edmund and Jasper Tudor, the original Tudors who shaped a dynasty. ABBA was also there. 

Sep 13, 2017

Join Emily as she talks about all of her favorite Tudor books and get some new reading suggestions. And listen to her rant about the one terrible Tudor book everyone should avoid. 

Sep 9, 2017

Did you know Henry VIII shot JFK? 

OK maybe not, but there were some crazy conspiracies about the Tudors, notably Anne and Elizabeth (of course). 

Aug 30, 2017

Spoiler free for season 7! After talking so much about how Game of Thrones was based off of  real history, we finally get down to it. Enjoy this Game of Thrones special! Don't worry, no season 7 spoilers.


Aug 23, 2017

Apparently only one man could make it through the reign of Henry VIII, and that man was Superman Charles Brandon, orphan extraordinaire. This dude made it all the way to 60 years old and was hardly ever threatened by his BFF.

Aug 16, 2017

We talk about how the people of the Tudor era got married (although Henry VIII probably could have taught them everything.) Special appearance by DJ Bubonic. 

Aug 10, 2017

The Boleyn family may have been ambitious, but weren't so lucky. Especially with Thomas Boleyn as the patriarch. 

Aug 2, 2017

Some of those Elizabethan foods sound delicious, but we will pass on maggot cheese. We also discuss how the wealthy probably ate the poor, most likely with sugar. 

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