Drunk History

10 Best Episodes of Drunk History

Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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Drunk History - S1E2

#15 - Chicago (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Al Capone is done in by an easily solved problem, Abraham Lincoln catches a break and police battle with protesters during The Haymarket Riot of 1886.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 354 votes.

Drunk History - S5E4

#14 - Sex (Season 5 - Episode 4)


A salute to Margaret Sanger's crusade for accessible birth control; the creation of the Kinsey scale; Gloria Steinem's undercover work at The Playboy Club.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 145 votes.

Drunk History - S1E7

#13 - Nashville (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Dolly Parton has to leave the man who made her famous, competing lawyers clash in the Scopes Monkey Trial, and Lewis and Clark explore the dangerous west.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 208 votes.

Drunk History - S2E10

#12 - First Ladies (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Frances Cleveland becomes the youngest first lady ever, Edith Wilson runs the country after Woodrow Wilson's stroke and Dolley Madison saves several artifacts from destruction.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 149 votes.

Drunk History - S2E2

#11 - New York City (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The U.S. reluctantly accepts the Statue of Liberty, Sybil Ludington goes on an epic ride to warn of a British attack and journalist Nellie Bly infiltrates a corrupt mental institution.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 189 votes.

Drunk History - S2E9

#10 - Sports Heroes (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Jim Thorpe is named the greatest athlete of the 20th century, Babe Didrikson breaks down gender barriers in sports and Jim Abbott achieves prominence as a pitcher despite having only one hand.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 143 votes.

Drunk History - S5E6

#9 - Underdogs (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Fred Rogers and his fight for government-funded children's TV; the female journalist who helped take down John D. Rockefeller's oil monopoly.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 117 votes.

Drunk History - S1E4

#8 - Boston (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Mary Dyer wages war with the Puritan establishment, two cunning thieves pull off a $500 million art heist and the most notorious arsonist in New England history is revealed.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 260 votes.

Drunk History - S2E1

#7 - Montgomery, AL (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Percy Julian battles adversity to become one of the greatest scientists of all time, Claudette Colvin lays the groundwork for Rosa Parks and Joe Louis fights Max Schmeling.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 210 votes.

Drunk History - S5E1

#6 - Heroines (Season 5 - Episode 1)


A tribute to the first woman to fight in the Revolutionary War and receive a pension; a museum curator who saved art from the Nazis; Civil War hero Clara Bart.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 158 votes.

Drunk History - S2E4

#5 - Baltimore (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Newly elected President Abraham Lincoln tries to avoid assassination on the way to his inauguration, Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner" and Edgar Allan Poe feuds with Rufus Griswold.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 170 votes.

Drunk History - S4E10

#4 - Hamilton (Season 4 - Episode 10)


Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, his nemesis Aaron Burr and their infamous duel to the death.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 255 votes.

Drunk History - S1E3

#3 - Atlanta (Season 1 - Episode 3)

John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola from wine and cocaine, the F.B.I tries to take down Martin Luther King Jr. and Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Klu Klux Klan.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 295 votes.

Drunk History - S5E5

#2 - Civil Rights (Season 5 - Episode 5)


A tribute to Suffragettes who fought for their rights with jujitsu; the Birmingham Children's March; disability rights activists.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 115 votes.

Drunk History - S5E7

#1 - Drunk Mystery (Season 5 - Episode 7)

An investigation into Agatha Christie's disappearance; the anonymous letter writer who terrorized the town of Circleville; the mastermind behind America's only unsolved airplane hijacking.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 117 votes.

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