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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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. 

May 3, 2017

Finally! We chat about what hygiene really looked like in Tudor Times and how common illnesses were addressed (hint: sometimes, donkey skin was involved). 

Apr 26, 2017

Let's talk about the amazing Elizabeth of York. Often considered passive, this kind, gentle woman, who had a close relationship with her son Henry, lived as the daughter, sister, niece, wife, and mother of a king. 

Apr 19, 2017

Crime was punished a bit differently when Henry VIII and his descendants ran the show. Small infractions could get you hanged, and don't even think of taking that bird's egg! And don't forget the torture they used to find out who exactly stole the bird egg.

Apr 12, 2017

The Tudors celebrated their holidays a little differently than we do. There were more pigeon-stuffed foods at Christmas and more chicken-murdered games at Easter. 

Apr 5, 2017

Henry and his pals certainly knew how to have fun. Entertainment in the Tudor times didn't involve binge watching, but they were really good at hitting each other with sticks in various ways and playing something called a hurdy gurdy. 

Mar 29, 2017

Talk about a bad breakup. Henry VIII went from being named the Defender of the Faith to denouncing the Pope and naming himself Head of the Church. But how different was Henry's religion from Roman Catholicism? How were the regular people of England affected? 

Mar 15, 2017

Join us as we discuss Tudor fashions, the many layers of clothing required, and why purple was such an expensive fabric dye.

(Note: Sorry for the bad audio in the beginning. We had the wrong microphone set up for Garrett. Whoops, our bad.)

Mar 8, 2017

As promised, we talk about the CW show Reign. What did they do right? (Spoilers - almost nothing.) What did they get wrong? Plus, we discuss the real Catherine de Medici and some poison dresses. 

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