The Z List Dead List is a Podcast and Live Comedy Show about obscure people from History.
EVERYTHING HAS HISTORY.
EDUCATING YOUR CLIENT IN A FUN WAY will BRING THEM CLOSER TO YOU!
Planning a live event or festival and want to bring a unique twist? The Z List Dead List show can be tailored to any topic. It is a fun way to engage your clients, members and colleagues and raise awareness about your organisation. It is a perfect fundraiser and can be tailored to suit most budgets.
Hosted by its creator, comedian Iszi Lawrence, four guest "Historians" battle to have their favourite character from history put on the Z List Dead List. Who wins? You (and the audience) decide!
Evening Standard and Metro Recommended.
“Like Horrible Histories for adults”
— Nottingham Live
The show can be tailored to suit various time slots and budgets. Also content can be tailored to reflect the venue or festival theme. Previous invited performances include The British Museum, Conway Hall, British Science Festival and QED 2017. Previous guests include Jo Caulfield, Tom Holland, Bob Mills, Robin Ince, Natalie Haynes, Paul Sinha, Zoe Lyons, Richard Herring, Arthur Smith and many more!
If you are interested in putting on the Z List Dead List at your venue or as part of your festival please take a look at this flyer.
The Z List Dead List Podcast was launched in September 2014 and regularly frequented the top ten history podcasts on iTunes.
Iszi Lawrence is a skilled interviewer and not only records the live shows but also conversations with her guests making unique intriguing audio that has earned the podcast five star reviews as well as recommendations by The Evening Standard.
What would you sacrifice for your career? Many people lose relationships, invest fortunes, time with their families… but few people lose their entire identity. The question I grapple with is whether James Barry was a symptom of the strict victorian society or possibly the most accomplished transman in History.
Was Otto Overbeck an abject failure? A brilliant polymath? A Quack? An Abuser? Iszi and James Stark explore the curious career of a bizarre creature with an electric personality.
Imagine having the middle name “Orange”… This isn't an episode about eating more fruit and fibre, it is about fibre optics’ predecessor. The telegraph and how it is bloody difficult sending messages across the planet. Shouting might not work, but it is easier.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! And what could be more festive than Tom Holland talking about overcoming their pagan occupiers by clever use of marrying enemy Earls, raising a kick-arse nephew and stealing a corpse in the name of patriotism.
She's Irish, Spanish, American and Mistress to the King of Bavaria married 3 times, Dancer, actress, lecturer, author and murderer? Iszi thinks so. Doug Segal isn't so sure.
A random number generator with a soap opera attached, what are the origins of Basketball and what makes a good sport? Dr Steve Cross is on a mission to make us nerds appreciate the squeak of converse on hardwood.
What has Pears Soap, a soprano, bell ringing orphans, a lesbian affair, ritual dowsing, litigation and a Monkey called Mr Titileehee have to do with the advancement of women's rights? Author, actor, comedian, hero Emma Kennedy will tell you.
What oud you do if a fly landed on your face mid Talk?!
Alice Fraser explains how 6 stolen boots, a snake and drawing lots result in a man being eaten? Welcome to the horrible tale of Alexander Pearce 1790-1824. Who would eat humans... even when he strictly didn't 'need' to.
Jo Caulfield tells you about the infamous Mrs Prodgers - a litigious fighter for justice and lower taxi cab bills. Recorded live at The British Museum