Humanity’s Greatest Moments Brought to You By Drugs & Booze

The Cracked Podcast #181 May 22, 2017

Even though drugs and alcohol have been a social lubricant since before we could write anything down, we like to think of history as this boring, stuffy museum exhibit where kings and queens drank iced tea, ate flavorless biscuits and had sex like our parents did (they’ve never had sex!). But hold onto your molly water, legal marijuana and fidget spinners, kids: history is as shitfaced wasted as any frat party or music festival, you just have to dig a little deep to find it. Also, it’s hard for high school history teachers to talk about how great Ulysses S. Grant was and talk about how drunk he was the whole civil war. So they just don’t mention that last part. American hero!

In this week’s episode, Jack O’Brien is joined by Cracked’s Carmen Angelica, Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim, as well as comedian Blake Wexler, for a deep dive into some of history’s most secretly inebriated moments. They’ll talk about wars that were almost started and wars that were ended thanks to booze, some surprisingly great accomplishments powered by LSD (please don’t try them at home) and the American president who was so drunk all the time, it sort of puts the whole Trump presidency into horrifying perspective. 


Check out Blake Wexler’s New Podcast ‘Ya Booze Ya News’:

Article: Cracked: 6 Historic Events You Didn’t Realize Everyone Was Drunk For:

Article: Cracked: The 5 Most Important Things Done While Blackout Drunk:

Article: Cracked: The 7 Most Unexpectedly Awesome Parties in History:

Article: Cracked: The 5 Greatest Things Ever Accomplished While High:

Article: Cracked: The 5 Most Inspiring Things Ever Accomplished While Drunk:

Article: Cracked 5 Epic Bouts of Drunkenness That Made The History Books:

Article: Cracked: 7 Great Works of Literature Written While Wasted:

Article: The Guardian: Drunk in Charge:

Article: The AV Club: 45 Years Ago Today Dock Ellis Pitched a No-Hitter While High on LSD:

Video: Bill Clinton Laughs At Drunk Boris Yeltsin:

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