It Just So Happened - an alternative history show

Stand-up comedians at live festival events present short historical ‘on this day‘ pieces then discuss some historical topics or people connected to the location where the live show recording takes place. This was a touring show across UK festivals in 2019, changing to live videocasts while Covid-19 restrictions were in place, before reverting back to regular shows and podcasts in 2021. Find us at @ItJustSo1 on Twitter.

021 Ludlow (2)

Podcast episode 021 LINK features historical events from 30th August and from the history of Ludlow.

Recorded as a live videocast as part of the Ludlow Fringe Festival.

With guest panellists Sanjay Brown, Erin Tilley, Elizabeth Vantaa-Black and Simon Bolton.

The panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 30th August in history before talking about Ludlow.

Topics covered include:
- Peter of Castile
- Anne, daughter of George II, and variolation
- the founding of Melbourne, and what it could have been called
- the Moscow-Washington hotline and the 'red telephone'
- a 12th century ban on crossbows
- the Burgess shale fossil bed, and some dodgy deaths
- Ludlow castle and Ludlow ghosts
- the Sweating sickness
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and other quotes

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