Anne Boleyn had a pretty sweet gig going for 7 years as Henry's main squeeze, and her life before him wasn't that bad at European courts either. Gossip and puns and Henry the Baeighth and Kanye West all make an appearance.
Poor Katherine of Aragon couldn't catch a break. Widowed after 5 months (of an apparently sexless marriage) and then her father and father-in-law kind of sucked. But it's cool, she married Henry VIII, and he was Sir Loyal Heart (except if she couldn't give him a son, which was completely her fault, right?)
Episode one covers the basics of Henry VIII and how he ended up wearing the English crown, starting with his father's life, his brother Arthur's marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Arthur's death, and Henry's ascension to the crown.
** Please be aware, there is a small audio glitch 23 minutes into the podcast. The podcast should work perfectly beyond that. We apologize for the annoyance and are making sure it won't happen again.