The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

Comedy #22All Genres #151Improv #1

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds picks a subject from history and examine it.

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Recent Episodes
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  • 410 - Adolphus Cooke (Live in Dublin)
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  • 409 - Leonard Peltier
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  • 408 - BIlly Hitler
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  • 407 - The Egg War
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  • 406 - Tycho Brahe (Live)
    Dec 5, 2019 – 01:25:23
  • 405 - The Rabbit Situation - Live w/Rob Delaney
    Nov 28, 2019 – 01:32:39
  • 404 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen (live)
    Nov 19, 2019 – 01:33:55
  • 403 - Princess Cecilia of Sweden (Live)
    Nov 13, 2019 – 01:22:34
  • 402 - Frank Lloyd Wright (Live)
    Nov 5, 2019 – 01:40:15
  • 401 - The Bridges of Milwaukee (Live)
    Oct 29, 2019 – 01:28:13
  • 400 - Ronald Reagan w/ guest Patton Oswalt (Part 2)
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  • 400 - Ronald Reagan w/ guest Patton Oswalt (Part 1)
    Oct 15, 2019 – 01:38:58
  • 399 - The Third Wave
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  • 398 - Abalonia (Live)
    Oct 1, 2019 – 01:37:48
  • 397 - Idaho Governor Caleb Lyon (live)
    Sep 24, 2019 – 01:19:25
  • 396 - the Donner Party
    Sep 18, 2019 – 01:21:42
  • 395 - Marie Dorian
    Sep 10, 2019 – 00:55:17
  • 394 - The Poison Squad
    Sep 3, 2019 – 01:00:32
  • 393 - Thomas Midgley
    Aug 28, 2019 – 01:00:34
  • 4 - Ghosts
    Aug 28, 2019 – 01:08:54
  • 392 - Chris "The Falcon" Boyce (live)
    Aug 20, 2019 – 01:32:03
  • 391 - The Nudists
    Aug 13, 2019 – 00:58:47
  • 390 - Rob Rhinehart and Soylent
    Aug 6, 2019 – 01:14:14
  • 389 - Marm Mandelbaum (Live)
    Jul 30, 2019 – 01:19:54
  • 388 - The Deaf President Now Protest
    Jul 23, 2019 – 01:00:25
  • 387 - Lyndon LaRouche
    Jul 16, 2019 – 01:12:42
  • 386 - The War on Squirrels
    Jul 9, 2019 – 01:15:53
  • 385 - Racer Janet Guthrie
    Jul 2, 2019 – 01:10:22
  • 384 - Rep. Matt Shea (aka Verum Bellator)
    Jun 25, 2019 – 01:29:01
  • 383 - Frank Gardiner - Live w/Nick Cody
    Jun 18, 2019 – 01:38:32
  • 382 - Colonel Harland Sanders
    Jun 11, 2019 – 01:14:41
  • 381 - Harmen van den Bogeart - (Live in NY)
    Jun 4, 2019 – 01:17:40
  • 380 - The Beaver Drop - Smollop
    May 29, 2019 – 00:15:32
  • 379 - The Landlord's Game
    May 28, 2019 – 01:02:26
  • 378 - The Sydney Cove Shipwreck - (Live w Nick Cody)
    May 21, 2019 – 01:26:10
  • 377 - The Loomis Fargo Robbery - Live
    May 14, 2019 – 01:33:27
  • 376 - Mince Pie in America
    May 7, 2019 – 01:06:13
  • 375 - The Prince of Swindlers
    Apr 29, 2019 – 01:21:10
  • 374 - John Delorean
    Apr 23, 2019 – 01:14:44
  • 373 - Gangster Monk Eastman
    Apr 16, 2019 – 01:19:52
  • 372 - America's First Ghost
    Apr 9, 2019 – 01:10:52
  • 371 - Jim Traficant and Crimetown USA (live)
    Apr 2, 2019 – 01:32:43
  • 370 - Aussie Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt (Live w/ Wil Anderson)
    Mar 26, 2019 – 01:39:45
  • 369 - Ben Reitman (live)
    Mar 19, 2019 – 01:38:40
  • 368 - Operation Wetback
    Mar 12, 2019 – 01:20:11
  • 367 - Alice Roosevelt
    Mar 5, 2019 – 01:31:00
  • 366 - Pilot Hans Bertram (Live)
    Feb 26, 2019 – 01:47:35
  • 365 - Early Colonist Thomas Morton (Live)
    Feb 20, 2019 – 01:20:39
Recent Reviews
  • whatheever
    My teenager loves this show
    I do too. She loves her Speech and Debate Club at school, and she’s scouring this podcast for ideas for next year.
  • kovu_159
    Stories: Great. But constant politics?
    Does literally everything need to be political? Every single story turns around to how horrible one of the following things are: America, Americans, white people, men, or capitalism. If you can skip past the 15 minutes of solid ads at the beginning of every episode, and forgive the irony of following up those ads by saying how much they hate capitalism, the stories are pretty funny.
  • Chodemus Maximus
    Hilarious and obscure history.
    What more could you need?
  • cecil b cooper
    Great podcast. Gareth is hilarious as is Dave, love all the stories and information. 🌹
  • entfriend
    301 Best discourse about Trees
    Never have I heard such a challenging and intense discourse. I’m constantly surprised by Dave Anthony’s patriotism, and was delighted by his challenging views on New Zealand vs American dendrology. 8/10 would recommend, but 8/10 as the Gary fellow seems a bit off.
  • lillyofsf
    Thank you for laughter!
    Dear The Dollop – I was introduced to your podcast by a fantastic other podcast “Law and Order: Special Viewing Unit” (they are very much worth a listen and follow; tremendously funny and endearing). I have sent them notes of gratitude for opening my eyes to your podcast. I’ve only started listening. I’ve listened to the Reagan eps, the Donner Party, I forgot McCAin’s name (I literally just had to Google him because I forgot his name and this is what I put in “brain cancer politician who died recently pilot” I’m going straight to hell), among others but most recently Ep 2 – The Tickling and I had to stop it because I thought my eyes were going to explode out of my head from laughing. I’m going out of order but re eps, my god, it is incredible – which I am sure you know. Thank you so much for the “NO WIRE HANGERS” smile I have every time I listen to one of your episodes. Lilly
  • AliciaZyburt
    Literally the best podcast available
    I have recommended this show to countless people and I have never been more excited for Tuesday’s than I’ve been for the past two years as a listener.
  • 7Fishes
    The best
    The best podcast of all time. I fall asleep listening to the dulcet tones of Dave and Garten nightly, and I never miss an episode. The early modern ones are my favorite, and I love it when they go international!
  • Thejoeface
    Ongoing plagiarism problems
    The hosts have had issues with plagiarizing the works of others going on for years now. The excuses are paper thin and immature. You can’t even be bothered to name the work you’re reading right before using it as 80% of your content.
  • Jezzaismyhomeboy
    The only podcast...
    ... you need to listen to.
  • Inky5150
    home away from home
    I'm afraid I have internalized Gareth and Dave as my parental introjects and demonstrating early attachment behaviors. I am baby duck imprinted and will follow them into battle or giggle-death. Addicted and surrendered. :D
  • newmie301
    So Good
  • A small smile
    Honestly all my interesting conversation starters come from this show
  • Lyrictician
    Simply the Best
    … better than all the rest!
  • Ashleyoftheriver
    Doesn’t care about facts
    As a comedy podcast, it can be funny (although not always). As a history podcast, be careful. I am sympathetic to their point of view, but the host does not care about being truthful. When presented with errors, he will act like a petulant man-child unable to accept his mistakes.
  • JonelleLa
    Leonard Peltier
    Thank you for covering this glaring injustice done to Mr Peltier. And making that connection to current activists.
  • Paris.FR
    White Guilt
    If you’re big into white guilt, you’ve found your new favorite podcast.
  • Listener #1285
    Have to ask
    Any altercations after live shows‽ Love it when you give unruly audience members crap!
  • itsa a me luigio
    Great show love it so funny
    It’s amazing
  • deathingrasp
    I often Laugh until I cry
    I often laugh until I cry, these two comedians are amazingly funny, I don’t even realize I’m learning while I’m listening because I’m having so much fun. Popo Bawa segment on the ghost episode was so funny I almost died laughing, could barely breathe and my abs were sore the next day.
  • texas matt 1983
    10 min of ads
    DO THE ADVERTISING AT THE END OF THE PODCAST. 15 minuets of ads up top is just too much
  • ShadyLady1989
    It took me far too long to finally get on board with this podcast, but Dave and Gareth are the most hilarious duo. So glad I've finally decided to give this podcast a real chance, because it's excellent. Never fails to make me laugh.
  • Ryu Bello
    A Bi Weekly, however many times a week history podcast...
    I never thought I'd listen to podcasts, but I absolutely love the Dollop. Dave's readings get progressively better as he gets more comfortable with more convoluted stories (like Australia, where there are 20 people and it's easy to get lost between them) and the riffs are hilarious. Some of these are generally interesting and others have some of the funniest bits between Gareth and Dave. I've laughed to tears at some of these. Definitely check out Competitive Endurance Tickling (#3) and The Real Crocodile Dundee (#204?) but really, so many of these are just hilarious. I can't recommend it enough.
  • Reggievhayes
    Thank you boys
    I love this pod guys. Plz don’t let this nemesis bit tear apart something beautiful 😭
  • shnipplefritz
    Wow very stupid
    Uneducated and a waste of time
  • Aric R
    Great show amateur audio
    The hosts are always funny and informative. Audio quality is frustrating and inconsistent. Live shows are often barely audible.
  • BethB85
    Tears of laughter
    I learn a lot AND I cry tears of laughter. The best podcast!
  • packersfanski
    Incredible stuff
    First got into them with the Fred Hampton ep but there are so many great ones. Also on YouTube in video form, by the way.
  • metzmatt337
    Funny and fun
    I've recommended this podcast to more people than any book, film, or podcast in recent memory. Thanks to Dave and Gareth for all the laughs.
  • Adnama31429
    Still amazing.
    I am confident I've learned more about American history from Dave and Gareth than I ever did in high school. It's shocking, hilarious, and sometimes it gets weird... in a good way. If you’re new to this podcast or introducing others, I recommend Episode 51: Michael Malloy as an introduction- it’s short and hilarious. This pod is amazing and I can’t thank Dave and Gareth enough for the knowledge. Xoxo
  • We get it..
    Just stop.
    Would be 5 but cannot stand the forced over the top laugh of the host. A chuckle would work, don’t need to sound like you’re recovering from an asthma attack anytime a joke is made. We get it, it was a joke. Other than that there have been some entertaining and informative episodes.
  • azwreck
    Best Way to Learn History
    I love this podcast - perfect blend of history and comedy
  • scnce
    Not for me
    Looking to laugh at a monotonous job. This wasn’t it... for some, not for others.
  • Glitchyyyyyy
    Episode 405 was so bad
    The entire story was frankly insulting and I am a major and new-ish fan of the pod and have listened to most of the back log but man they really showed their a*s in that last one. Wow. Women were property and didn’t have healthcare and was perhaps assaulted and suffered a miscarriage wow so funny. Bunny legs! Yikes guys get it together
  • clayford, esquire
    Grossly political?
    Buddy, if you can't handle the occasional political asides from the boys to get pure joy from their performance, then it is your loss. And somehow I don't think they will be bothered if you can't handle it. Boy she pops!!!!
  • rinat.ussenov
    Interesting, but gets grossly political.
    Very interesting content and love the commentary but stopped listening when they started pushing their cringe-worthy, completely incompetent, political opinions. Politics is clearly not their strong suit. Please stop. Stick to the script guys, otherwise whole experience turns into a thanksgiving dinner with an intoxicated pothead aunty from Connecticut. Yuck.
    My favorite podcast
    A perfect blend of history and improv comedy
  • Chatte26
    Truly the only thing that has made me laugh since I fell back into depression
  • crmnsndiego
    One of my all time favs...
    I’ve been a fan of Dave Anthony since the Walking The Room days with Greg Behrendt and while I’m sad that podcast went away I’m very happy to have The Dollop which has turned me into a Gareth (NOT Gary) Reynolds fan. This is a history podcast with the stories being told by a comedian to another comedian, so it’s not exactly a Ken Burns documentary but what you get is half-entertainment and half-education, so you learn a little something and have fun at the same time. How often does that happen? For first time listeners, you can absolutely start from the beginning, but I would suggest listening to episodes on The Rube, Hugh Glass, and Ten Cent Beer Night to start. You’ll get hooked.
  • Malik7x
    7 minutes of ads and then the stoners start amusing themselves.
  • lanni14
    just found this podcast (I’m late to the party) but i’m completely hooked. started from the beginning and i’ve binged so many episodes. it’s comedy gold. i’ve been looking so long for an easy going podcast that can make me laugh out loud. it’s an hilarious adventure into weird american history. I adore it, definitely has helped pick me up after long days. 10/10.
  • GalacticToast
    This is NOT a tickling podcast
    I’ve listened from the beginning and will never not be a fan. Keep learning me things the way you do!
  • Kevanders
    Do yourself a favor. Shut up, listen and laugh to dis
    Best podcast. Informative, intellectual, insightful and idiotic. It is most definitely worth your time to start at the beginning. The development of this show from just a guy reading to a guy reading to a friend to the now international sensation that it’s become it’s truly organic. Ignore all the bitter/negative posts and find out for yourself that this show is fan-diddly-tastic. I’m curious to see what this Patreon membership brings
  • Just Looney
    Cannot get enough!!
    It’s a rare treat to be educated while laughing so hard. I can’t get enough!
  • amurk59
    I love it
    I have never laughed so hard in my entire life. This is my new favorite podcast.
  • ?WhatdaYsitagain;
    Wheensy’s review
    I second the dollop
  • suitguy25
    The Best Around (and nothin’s ever gonna keep em down)
    I have one reason, and really only one reason, that I have podcasting apps on any of my devices, and that is the dream team comprised of Anthony and Reynolds. While I do enjoy Point vs Point, Gareth’s other show, I just can’t enjoy it 1/10th as much as I do this show. Acerbic, dry, wet, and ingenious, they take audio shows to the highest art. I hope that they never stop. LADY GIMLET IS MY DREAM GIRL!
  • wheensy
    It’s pronounced.......jk
    This podcast peers into what America was and mostly still is today. Ranging from the corrupt institutions of corporations to the correct posture when watching girls from afar without them knowing. Dave Anthony, toilet user/carbon dioxide producer/sock wear-er, reads a story from American history, to his nemesis/friend/guy he met in the bathroom of a K-Mart, Gareth Reynolds who has no idea what the topic is about. Dave Anthony researches the topic of the episode. He narrates his research with unapologetic truthfulness. No matter how insane it is. Few topics are too taboo to discuss, but I do feel there is a line that he does not cross. Not due to fear of losing listeners, but out of respect as a human being. Gareth Reynolds, a fluent improv mastermind, injects comedy into the story being told. With an arsenal of impressions and humorous dialogue, listeners can enjoy vicariously through Gareth. But not to the point of a one man show waiting for the story to continue. If you’re a person who can handle brash, cold, and honest truth with hilarity, this podcast is for you. It does have profanity in it and should not be listened to by kids. I particularly enjoy episodes about political figures because you get unfiltered raw information that you don’t see from the media, who only wants to sway our opinions to their agenda. The Dollop cannot be bought and will always stand up for the mistreated. So have a listen, have an open mind, and don’t correct the pronunciation when listening live. gary, gary, Gary, Gary, GARY, GARY!!!!
  • G~Nee
    First review ever!
    After a couple years of following The Dollop I figured it was time to give a curtsying to Dave and Gary, er Gareth, or whatever. Saying their (or is it they’re) funny seems shallow, they’re so much more. Kudos, you’re well suited Dave and Gareth... and Jose, or whatever ;)
  • alltimelow4u
    So entertaining!
    I love history and comedians, so someone introduced me to this podcast about two or three months ago and I’m almost caught up on the episodes. Very fun way to learn little random snippets of history! I knew some of the stories but I always go down a rabbit hole after they do one that I don’t know. Gareth’s accents (especially Scottish) are hilarious!
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