Episode 3: The Origins of Fake News

Episode 3 : Origins of Fake News / Creeper of the House

This episode we apologize for being the chatty drunk history nerds we were in the last episode. We reflect on the dry nature of our childhood history classes that mistakenly led us to believe we hated a subject that we clearly love enough to create a podcast about.

This episode we learn about the spicy port-based episode cocktail, trendy in the late 1700s and how it relates to Stephanie’s scandal. This drink is just in time for autumn! Side note: you’re welcome!

Also covered: Milk punches, Stephanie’s bae Lin-Manuel Miranda, My Favorite Murder, Tux’s shameful disregard for Broadway musicals and Ohio-based scandals.

Stephanie’s scandal explores the birth of negative campaigning and fake news.
Adams vs. Jefferson: The Birth of Negative Campaigning in the U.S.
Founding Fathers' dirty campaign
The Dirtiest Presidential Campaign Ever? Not Even Close!
The Election of 1800: A Model of Crazy, Dirty Campaigning
Wiki- United States presidential election, 1800
Wiki- John Adams
1796 Presidential Election
Wiki - Whiskey Rebellion
John Adams Outlaws Fake News in 1798 – and Dooms His Presidency
The Revolution of 1800: The Presidential Election that Tested the United States

Tux’s scandal centers on the sex crimes of Dennis Hastert. (Warning to listeners: This episode, and the following links, contain information about sexual assault.)
Dennis Hastert's federal prison sentence ends, but lawsuits still loom
Dennis Hastert released from prison but still faces sex-offender treatment
On supervised release, Hastert faces new restrictions on porn, contact with minors
WHO BROKE CONGRESS? DENNIS HASTERT, FORMER SPEAKER, BREAKS TWO-YEAR SILENCE TO DENY ROLE IN GRIDLOCK
Wiki - Dennis Hastert
Dennis Hastert Fast Facts
Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert can't be alone with children, judge rules
What the Dennis Hastert Documents Reveal About Sexual Abuse Allegations
Dennis Hastert Wants Sex-Abuse Accuser to Return Hush Money
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison
Dennis Hastert, Ex-House Speaker Who Admitted Sex Abuse, Leaves Prison
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v John Dennis Hastert
Ex-speaker Dennis Hastert released from federal prison
Judge sentences former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in federal prison
Dennis Hastert Countersues Assault Victim to Pay Back Hush Money

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