Episode 11 – Fate Of The Furious (Annotated)
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The Guest: Stewart P. Miller from Columbus, Ohio
The guys are history buffs, so they talk about a bunch of stuff that already happened. Since it is already technically history every time you ever read anything ever, this episode could be about anything. But what this particular episode is about is the history that you don’t really learn in school, only actually educational, interesting, and useful.
Matt Cohen grew up hanging out in Teddy Roosevelt’s old digs, Mack is super into James K. Polk, so they explore this similarity that they share while educating all of us.
“If you could go anywhere at any point in time, where would you go?” There are certain things that are always going to happen.
The lost city of Atlantis, Archimedes’s Death Ray, batteries in ancient Egypt, World War II, the end of the Bronze Age, people who came from water and destroyed civilizations. Pre-Columbian America was the most advanced civilization around in their heyday.
What’s the difference between a hashtag and a pound sign? #Question
Alexander The Great, Napoleon, Hitler, Pol Pott… what do they have in common?
Tribes who literally got to meet their gods!
Matt Cohen almost tells a story about what he did in the woods of Kamakura.
Who Would Win In A Fight: The Mongols vs. The Vikings
From there on out, the guys really cover almost all of human history.
14:30 – Cohen Loves Hitler
54:30 – 57:15 Matt Cohen Will Never Watch The Crown
58:00 – Americans Discover The Metric System
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As always, check out the previous ten episodes of The Bunny Ears Podcast here.