Ridiculous Romance

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Throughout time and across the globe, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age, people have been having weird, wonderful, and downright absurd relationships. Real life spouses Diana and Eli are here to cover them all in a podcast that’s part history, part comedy, and all ridiculous. Hook up with some of the wildest and most interesting romantic partners to ever fall in love!

Episode Date
Empress Elagabalus Pt. 1
3415
This transgender Empress of Rome in the early 3rd century was only 14 when she violently seized control! From there she took on wife after wife after husband after lover… and so on. She killed a lot of people, but she also appointed Rome’s first women senators! So… a mixed bag. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 16, 2021
Al & Jeanie Tomaini
4076
Step right up and hear the story of the 8-foot Giant and the acrobat with no legs who loved him! "The Strangest Married Couple In The World" toured the American Sideshow circuit in the 1940's. Amazing feats! Narrow escapes! Dastardly villains! Dare to feast your ears on this tale of love and excitement!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 11, 2021
Elizabeth, Olive, William, & Wonder Woman
4227
Suffering Sappho! William Marston was a mixed bag of qualities, along with his wife Elizabeth and their live-in girlfriend Olive. But amidst the polygraphs, baby parties, and sex cults, this throuple created Wonder Woman and changed comic books (and feminism) forever! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 09, 2021
Mary Edwards & Lord Anne Hamilton
3317
Mary Edwards was the richest woman in England when she married Lord Hamilton, but when he started spending her money a little too freely, she wasn’t afraid to torpedo her whole life just to get him out of it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 04, 2021
Steve Martin & The Dating Game
2291
In the 1960s, the TV game show The Dating Game was surprise hit! A handful of celebrities (and spies, and serial killers) left their mark on the panel, but perhaps their biggest winner was comedy legend Steve Martin, who gamed the system to win the trip of a lifetime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 02, 2021
John & Lorena Bobbitt
2790
Lorena Gallo thought she achieved the American Dream when she married military man John Wayne Bobbitt. Once the dream became a nightmare, it was time to cut ties – literally. But that's just the tip! The full story spans decades with wild characters, nonprofit activism, and a real who's who of America's dirtbags! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 28, 2021
Betty & Barney Hill
3200
Betty and Barney Hill were an interracial couple living a perfectly normal life in 1961 Portsmouth, New Hampshire, until a spur-of-the-moment honeymoon turned into the very first alien abduction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 26, 2021
Shah Hussain & Madho Lal
2510
Shah Hussain was a Muslim poet and weaver in 16th century Pakistan who fell in love with the beautiful Hindu boy Madho Lal. Religion, politics, and civil rights all collide in this romance, still celebrated today as a symbol of universal love and harmony between the two religions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 21, 2021
Eija-Riitta & The Berlin Wall
2491
What do the Berlin Wall, the Eiffel Tower, a rocking chair, a guillotine, and a playing card all have in common? They’re all married – to humans! Learn about objectum sexuality, animism, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2021
Louis XV & Madame de Pompadour
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Jean-Antoinette Poisson was determined to be King Louis’ mistress. One pink carriage and a tree costume later, she had won – but the story was just beginning. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2021
Introducing: Ridiculous Romance
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May 10, 2021