Ripping Yarns from History

Ripping Yarns from History! Here you will find great stories from history retold in podcasts for your enjoyment. I am not an historian, but I like to describe myself as a hobby historian. The podcasts you find here will be based upon real events and real people. I will do my best to ensure historical accuracy, but remember, you should always do your own research! All Ripping Yarns from History are G rated and suitable for students.

Recent Episodes

Evo and the Diggers darling

May 9, 2021

A brilliant young inventor battling army bureaucracy in a race to save thousands of lives, and a nation at war. Support the show (

Warrior Queen of the Iceni (What have the Romans ever done for us?)

Feb. 2, 2021

What drove Boudicca, warrior queen of the Iceni, to raise an army to overthrow her tyrannical overlord, the super power of her day, the mighty Roman Empire? Support the show (

Dark forces

Nov. 28, 2020

Was the murder of the Romanov's linked to a dark force behind the throne? Could a simple man of God have been the reason for their downfall? What were the events surrounding the downfall of this300 year Dynasty?

G'Day gang, Ernie here!

Nov. 14, 2020

G’day gang, Ernie here. I thought I’d better pop me head up and say G’day, you know introduce me self and let you know what’s going on with Ripping Yarns from History.

Alexander Pearce - the cannibal convict

Nov. 6, 2020

How hungry are you? Im so weak that I could eat a piece o' man. I'd seen the like before.. it eat much like a little pork. On the 20th September 1822, Alexander Pearce and seven other convicts stole a boat, rowed across Macq…


Oct. 27, 2020

Whats in a name? In ancient times, when reverence for ancestors was more common than it is today, and people found meaning in omens and nature, and rituals and the Gods. Could a mans name help fashion his destiny? Follow on …


Oct. 20, 2020

Do you beleive in destiny? A predetermined fate that the universe holds for just a few special individuals who walk this Earth? Follow on Facebook . Say G'day at drop me an email. If you thi…

The Indian Mutiny (First war for independence)

Oct. 13, 2020

The Indian mutiny is a British term, some prefer to call this event either the Indian Rebellion, or India's first war of independence. During the year 1857, three hundred thousand British trained and armed native Indian sold…


Oct. 6, 2020

Have you ever wanted to make a lot of money, real fast? Follow on Facebook . Say G'day at drop me an email. If you think this Ripping yarn was worth a cuppa, I'd be extremely grateful Buy me…

The greatest inventor you've never heard of.

Oct. 4, 2020

Have you ever come up with a brilliant idea, only to have someone else take the credit for it? How about an idea that would change the world forever?

Recent Blog Posts

Now were startin to get a roll on!

G’day gang! Well as promised, I rolled up me sleeves, and got cracking on me latest episode, and fairdinkum she’s a beauty. Not quite ready …

Sortin' out the roos in the top paddock

Gday gang! If you've been reading my blog you’d know by now that I’ve been spending a fair bit of time sorting out the kangaroos in the top …

Dont mention Murphy...

G’day gang! Well, it looks like I’ve sorted out the worst o’ me earlier dilemmas. Now I don’t want to court disaster, so I won&r…