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...

170 – Traitors 2

Back in late 2015 we did an episode called Traitors. We loved this episode so much that we thought: let’s do a sequel! This time around we take on Slovakia’s Jozef Tiso, Mughal India’s Mir Jafar, and the US’ Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. We present you with some pretty terrible excuses for human...

163 – Romanian Austerity

This week we bring you the tale of how the IMF and Communist Megalomaniacs worked together to decimate a country. Also covered: Russian Anti-Semitism, Modern Day Druids, Why Blind Mike decided to be a Civil Engineer and a fan who is an...