If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

– Herodotus

In 2012, Riley Knight finally completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in history. Obviously, the job offers just have not stopped since then.

A mere six years later, he started Half-Arsed History, a weekly history podcast. For around half an hour a week, it makes him feel as though his degree has some kind of real-world relevance.

You can subscribe to weekly episodes on Spotify, iTunes, or Android. Additionally, if you have too much money and don’t know what to do with it, you can support Half-Arsed History on Patreon.

Album Art Images:

  • Ortelius, Abraham. Typus Orbis Terrarum. 1570. Ink on paper. Via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Fiske, N.W. Herodotus. 1854. In Manual of Classical Literature, p. 434. Philadelphia: E. C. & J. Biddle, 1854. Via Hathi Trust.
Theme Music:
  • Strauss, Johann. Radetzky March. 1848. United States Marine Band, 1992, MP3. Via Wikimedia Commons.
  • Bierstadt, Albert. The Falls of St. Anthony. Circa 1880. Oil on canvas. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, Spain. Via Wikimedia Commons.