Stak is proud to announce its brand new venture: comedy podcast We’re Not F*\ing Historians! Hosted by comedian **Shane Todd and author and director Hazel Hayes, We’re Not F***ing Historians serves up an alternative guide to Irish history, with a couple of facts and plenty of craic!
Shane and Hazel are two of Ireland’s most exciting personalities. Shane has performed in some of the world’s best-known comedy clubs and has two shows in Belfast’s SSE Arena this year, while Hazel gained prominence through her YouTube interview series, Tipsy Talk, and has just released her debut novel with Penguin Random House in the US. Now, they’ve teamed up for the first time to explore one of the most fascinating parts of the world and the place they call home – from both sides of the border.
“I'm absolutely thrilled to welcome Shane, Hazel and We're Not F***ing Historians to the Stak family,” says COO of Stak, Luke Moore. “It's a truly hilarious show in the great tradition of studio-based comedy podcasts, and is sure to be a huge hit with comedy fans everywhere. Working with talent of the quality of Shane and Hazel on such a great show confirms Stak's position at the very apex of proudly independent production companies working in the industry today. I couldn't be prouder of the team and the now 13 brilliant podcasts we have in our stable.”
“I’m very excited to set this podcast loose on the world,” says Hazel. “I can’t wait for all the inevitable hate from actual historians who are just horrified by our attempts at teaching history.”
Kicking things off in style, the first episode of We’re Not F***ing Historians explores the life of Ireland’s greatest export, St Patrick. Every March, people all over the world drink bars dry on St Patrick’s day. But what was he actually like?Expect loads of myth-busters, a very horny gap year and Liam Neeson’s greatest performance of all.
“I am really excited at the prospect of this podcast influencing the teaching of Irish history,” Shane echoed. “Burn the textbooks and stick us on!”
We’re Not F***ing Historians is now available to listeners every Tuesday via Spotify, ACAST, or Apple Podcasts. Make sure to search ‘We’re Not Historians’ and subscribe!