47 – Rasputin!

August 07, 2017

Rasputin is one of the strangest historical figures out there. He was a Siberian peasant who ended up becoming part of the Tsar’s inner circle due to his alleged healing abilities. He also helped getting Russia’s royal family murdered when the Russian people came to believe he was possessed by the Devil, partly because he was sleeping with about half of St. Petersburg, holding odd religious orgies, and doing stuff like getting drunk and waving his penis around at restaurants. Not cool for a guy the country assumes his sleeping with the Tsarina. Learn all about this mad monk and Russia’s transition from imperialism to communism in a truly fascinating suck!

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Want to hear Boney M’s Rasputin? Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yTVWXYctoY

That filthy maniac Rasputin

Captain Crazy Eyes aka Rasputin

Russian Imperial Family in 1913

Map of the Russian Empire

Would-be Rasputin killer Khioniya Guseva

Rasputin assassin Prince Felix & wife Irina

The Incomparable Boney M.


  1. Casey says:

    Rasputin’s eyes are like, “come hither”. i can’t look away. He’s sucking me in. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! j/k, thanks for the awesome suckage, Dan.

  2. jackson says:

    Hey Dan, I believe Alex has a very good point. In my opinion the argument about weather GMO’s genetically modify us is a stupid one. Honestly I think it is more of a distraction than anything. Because people hear about it and get terribly frightened and then do two seconds of research and find out that the theory gets shot down. Then they sleep well knowing that GMO’s are safe. However glyphosate is absolutely not safe, the only other effect that I don’t believe Alex mentioned is that it drops sperm counts dramatically. Mice that were being fed cereal made with GMO corn were sterile by the third generation. Plus most of the scientists that say that we need GMO crops and that glyphosate is safe are funded by Monsanto or one of their many sister companies. The first thing that needs to happen to feed an ever growing population is to stop subsidizing farmers to not grow food on their land. I know people who get paid about $100,000 a year not to farm on their land. Anyways sorry that turned into a huge rant. love the podcast, keep on suckin!!!!

  3. Edmundo says:

    Excellent work as always, i’m loving this sucks so much!.. Like a lot the new intro/outro themes to the time line, but pleasy don’t change the “idiots of the internet” intro.. Take care Master sucker!!!! HAIL NIMROD!

  4. Audrey says:

    My husband has a cover of the Rasputin song on his playlist and I have had to listen to it for the past 8 years of my life. Most recently, I think I heard it 6 times at least on the 12 hour roadtrip to and from Kansas City. I thought I was safe here, back at work… I can’t escape it!

  5. Brian says:

    Super interesting timesuck this week, awesome job Dan! Just wanted to throw it out there that I miss the old timeline intro compared to the new one. The guy who made the new one is very talented, but the old one was better.

    I’ll keep listening either way, keep it up great czar of suckness!

    1. FABO HILL says:

      …that youtube video was too funny lmao

  6. Les Mcnair says:

    I’m so happy that you put this episode out. The fact that you remembered my request back on your first episodes is a kindness I won’t soon forget. It was fun to hear you talk about my obsession. Something about this legend is so enthralling from his mystic abilities to his grisly death. I had to catch up again due to life getting in the way but I skipped immediately to this episode and I was not disappointed. Your dedication to quality content and research (With the help of your fans and sister.) To make sure our brains are filled with the most interesting and morbid things that come along is awesome. Thanks again and I’ll be listening to everything you send our way. Especially since you’ve covered some more of my favorite topics recently! Keep on going man! Big fan as always.

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