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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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. 

Jul 19, 2017

That Tudor family is depicted a LOT in film, especially Queen Elizabeth. Today we chat about some of the many Tudor-related movies, including the lesser known gems and disasters. Special guest star, the mime Marcel Marceau. 

Jul 12, 2017

We discuss Henry's right-hand man, Thomas Wolsey. Where did he come from? How did he end up getting any power? When did he first get interested in dinosaurs?

Jun 28, 2017

You asked us questions and we answered them! We had a lot of fun answering some Tudor and some non-Tudor questions, and we appreciate every fan who has listened to the show this long!

Jun 21, 2017

We're joined by our special guest hosts Katie and Nathan from the Queens Podcast! We chat about how badass Margaret Beaufort was and how she truly started the reign of the Tudors. 

Jun 14, 2017

NSFW Edition: Henry was a total Samantha. We chat about what love and marriage looked like in the Tudor reign. Super NSFW. 

Jun 7, 2017

With special guest host, The British Guy! We discuss Henry VIII's huge contribution to English military history and his many involvements with other countries and lots of wars. 

May 31, 2017

Henry VIII invented the wagon and then fell off the horse. 1536 was a pretty eventful year, including the original Occupy Wall Street, some divorces, funerals and a wedding. 1536 was Henry VIII's 2016.

May 24, 2017

Palaces and castles and manors, oh my! Henry may have owned 55 of his own places, but that didn't stop him from being the rude house guest that barges in and demand you add an extra wing to your house for his 2-day visit.

May 17, 2017

Not only did Jane Boleyn not survive the reign of Henry VIII, but her reputation didn't either. Today we discuss one of history's most maligned women; the sister-in-law to Anne Boleyn and the lady-in-waiting to five of Henry's queens before meeting her own bloody end: Jane Boleyn, the Lady Rochford. 

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