181 – Carthage

This week we take on Ancient Carthage, a great Mediterranean Civilization known more for their feuds with the much more famous Greeks and Romans. But as one fan put it: Carthage is a cooler, blacker...

176 – Money

Money has ruled everything around us for several thousand years now. But where did it come from? And who invented it? Was it always the same way that we think of it now? This episode answers all of this and also why the people the most devoted to it may not even really understand what it...

174 – Italy v. Ethiopia

Mike A has a singular fascination with the history of modern day Ethiopia. First he brought us Emperor Haile Selassie, a man made a god by Jamaicans. Then he brought us Beta Israel, the forgotten first Jewish Kingdom outside Israel. Last year he gave us Commie v. Commie when the Ethiopian DERG fought the Somali Supreme Revolutionary Council for communist supremacy of the Horn of Africa. Today he gives you his 4th of 5 parts: the Battle of Adwa, where Ethiopians brutally embarrassed a late to the imperialism game...

171 – John Milton (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

Traveling all around this week as several people go on or come back from their Grand Tours. Rebecca joins us this week as we discuss Caleb and Rebecca’s Honeymoon, women who hover to pee, where the phrase Man Alive comes from and when we have time the Life and Complaints of John Milton. Also in this episode: all three of us finding out John Hurt died on...