Season 5

Episode Guide


S5 E1
Jan 23, 2018
Tiffany Haddish, Evan Rachel Wood, Busy Philipps and Mandy Moore pay tribute to the first woman to fight in the Revolutionary War and receive a pension, a museum curator who saved art from the Nazis and Civil War hero Clara Barton.

Dangerous Minds

S5 E2
Jan 30, 2018
Taran Killam, Jerry O'Connell and Bob Odenkirk explore the lives of Jack Parsons, an occultist and rocket scientist; W.C. Minor, the man who helped write the Oxford English Dictionary; and Rasputin, adviser to Tsar Nicholas II.

Game Changers

S5 E3
Feb 6, 2018
Questlove, Method Man, Raven-Symone and more celebrate the early history of hip hop, the man known for inventing Motown, Berry Gordy, and "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols's incredible activism on and off the TV screen.


S5 E4
Feb 13, 2018
Abbi Jacobson, Josh Charles, Amber Tamblyn, Jane Krakowski and Jillian Bell salute Margaret Sanger's crusade for accessible birth control, the creation of the Kinsey scale, and Gloria Steinem's undercover work at The Playboy Club.

Civil Rights

S5 E5
Feb 20, 2018
Tatiana Maslany, Kat Dennings and Ali Stroker salute Suffragettes who fought for their rights with jujitsu, the Birmingham Children's March and disability rights activists who organized America's longest sit-in of a federal building.


S5 E6
Feb 27, 2018
Colin Hanks, David Harbour and Kimiko Glenn celebrate Fred Rogers and his fight for government-funded children's TV, the female journalist who helped take down John D. Rockefeller's oil monopoly and the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Drunk Mystery

S5 E7
Mar 6, 2018
Drunk History investigates Agatha Christie's disappearance, the anonymous letter writer who terrorized Circleville and the mastermind behind America's only unsolved airplane hijacking, with Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Bayer and Taran Killam.

World War II

S5 E8
Jun 19, 2018
The Ghost Army tricks German troops, a resistance movement grows within Japanese internment camps, and Adolf Hitler's nephew fights for the U.S. Featuring Randall Park, Lyric Lewis, Jack McBrayer and Aaron Takahashi.


S5 E9
Jun 26, 2018
An Italian handyman steals the "Mona Lisa," the "Santa bandits" rob a bank in Texas, and Mossad agents capture a Nazi general in Argentina. Featuring Jack Black, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hale, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Rachel Bloom.


S5 E10
Jul 3, 2018
A lawyer defends the lives of rats in court, Henry Bergh establishes the ASPCA, and horse learns to solve math problems. Featuring Mae Whitman, Claudia O'Doherty, Paul Scheer, Martin Starr and Samm Levine.

The Middle Ages

S5 E11
Jul 10, 2018
Joan of Arc leads the French during the Hundred Years' War, Mongol leader Genghis Khan rises to power, and Mansa Musa leads a pilgrimage to Mecca. Featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Randall Park and Donald Faison.


S5 E12
Jul 17, 2018
Robert E. Lee's estate becomes a burial ground for Union soldiers, counterfeiters attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body, and an embalmed bandit makes his way around the country. Featuring Jason Ritter, Justin Long and Jimmy O. Yang.


S5 E13
Jul 24, 2018
A victim of the Salem witch trials curses the town, one woman changes the way people celebrate Halloween, and Vlad the Impaler inspires the novel "Dracula." Featuring Seth Rogen, Allison Tolman, Jorma Taccone and Joel McHale.


S5 E14
Jul 28, 2018
'Tis the season to learn about history's finest Yuletide stories, from George Washington crossing the Delaware to Charles Dickens's creation of modern-day Christmas, with guest stars Ken Marino, Rob Corddry and Colin Hanks.