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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Episode 2: The First Presidential F*ckboy

Episode 2 : First Presidential F*ckboy

This episode we learn about the Panamanian origins of our very boozy, yet very deliciously tropical episode cocktail and how it ties into Tux’s scandal. Gin-drenched banter ensues in the retelling of our stories! There are many twists, turns, and tangents --prepare yourself for a scandalous ride!

Also covered: Stephanie’s life underneath a rock, Tux’s conflicted thoughts on being a food blogger, chilluns, vintage panties, and BDE.

Tux’s scandal is about the construction of Panama and its Canal.
Remembering the history of the Panama Canal
Pre-Canal History
The following are two sub-chapters out of Michael L. Conniff's book, "Black Labor on a White Canal - Panama, 1904 - 1981"
Wiki- Panama Canal
Wiki- Panama Scandals
Wiki- Separation of Panama from Colombia
Four things you should know about the Panama Canal's turbulent past
The Silver and Gold Roll on the Panama Canal Zone
Wiki- The United States Invasion of Panama

Stephanie’s scandal is about Warren G. Harding and his favorite pastime.
Wiki- Warren G. Harding
The Letters That Warren G. Harding's Family Didn't Want You To See
The steamy tale of a President, his mistress and torrid love letters – but not the one you think
Wiki- Carrie Fulton Phillips
The Ohio Gang: The World of Warren G. Harding
Divorce and the Presidency
Warren Harding marries Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe
10 Hilarious Quotes From Warren G. Harding's Love Letters To His Mistresses
America’s Horniest President
President Warren G. Harding's Love Letters To Mistress Carrie Phillips Are Nearly NSFW
President Harding’s steamy love letters with Carrie Phillips to go on display
Library of Congress > Digital Collections > Warren G. Harding-Carrie Fulton Phillips Correspondence
First Lady Biography: Florence Harding
The Library of Congress Releases Harding's Love Letters
Warren G. Harding
Presidential Scandals: The Affairs of Warren G. Harding
Urban Dictionary: Jumpoff
Before there was Slick Willie, there was Warren Harding
The President's Daughter (Britton book)
Warren G. Harding's Terrible Tenure
Sex in Central Park in Broad Daylight, Extortion — and a Presidential Love Child!
The Last Words of 38 Presidents

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Episode 1: Schrock for Cock

Episode 1: Shrock for Cock

This episode, we introduce ourselves and let you know what you can expect from this podcast.

Beyond Reproach is a podcast about scandals and scandalousness in government and politics, and sometimes we’re pretty scandalous ourselves!

We discuss our working definition of “beyond reproach” and how it relates to the aim of the podcast. We chat about our nerves, the sound of our voices and the reason why all of our episodes will feature a vintage drink pairing. We learn about the origins of our delightfully old-timey episode cocktail- all the rage in the 1800s and how it ties into Stephanie’s scandal. This drink will be your late summer fav!

Also covered: newbie woes, Stephanie’s media blackout, disinformation, megalodons, and Tux’s food blog.

Stephanie’s scandal is the mountain formerly known as Mount McKinley.
McKinley no more: North America's tallest peak to be renamed Denali
Denali or McKinley? How a 19th century political ‘joke’ turned into a 119-year-long debate
Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling
Wiki : William McKinley
If not for a mountain, what is President McKinley’s legacy?
Denali–Mount McKinley naming dispute
3,000 Miles From Denali, Ohio Fumes Over Renaming of Mount McKinley
What's in a Name? Alaska Battles Ohio Over Title for Mt. McKinley; 'Belongs to All Americans' Change Sought Since 1975
Why Obama Changed Mount McKinley’s Name to Denali
Denali’s Name Change Upsets a Senator

Tux’s scandal is about the rise and fall of Edward Lee Shrock.
Va. Legislator Ends Bid for 3rd Term
Edward Schrock on the Issues
Gay Rumors Force Out Congressman
Antigay congressman Schrock retires over gay allegations
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart : This Week Injustice - Edward Schrock
Update: Schrock Audio Released
Edward L. Schrock
Old Rumors of Gay Sex Prove Powerful on Web
SCHROCK RETURNING TO D.C
Why I Outed Gay Republicans

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Introduction to Beyond Reproach

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. We'll be coming soon to a podcast carrier near you, but for now, we thought it'd be fun to give you a little glimpse at our hosts.

In this first mini-episode the hosts give you a little teaser into their lives. Just to wet your whistle, you know? You'll learn who Stephanie and Tux are, and why you should you care! You'll find out where they come from, what they're doing with their lives, and what got them interested in history, politics, and scandals to begin with.

Actual episodes will follow so so soon, so please follow us on social media for updates, info, excitement, and release dates!

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Welcome to the Beyond Reproach Podcast!

Beyond Reproach is a comedic history podcast about scandals and scandalousness in politics and government. Each episode, hosts Stephanie & Tux explore the sordid stories of America's past, all while drinking heavily, talking too much, and generally making fools of themselves. They hope that these stories entertain you, teach you a thing or two, and maybe even draw parallels between the mistakes of the past and the quagmire that is American politics today.