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History Is Dank

Strider Wilson hosts a podcast delving into history through the perspective of a mature erudite bro. He was one unit away from a history minor at U.C. San Diego, but he does’t let that stop him from examining what it would have been like to be a bro posted up on Bunker Hill or uncovering what the chillest aspect of surrealist art is. Buckle up because Strider will not only venture into humanity's shared past. He will venture within himself. Asking real questions such as, “exactly how tight are pirates,” or “what if he stayed that extra semester in school,” “would my life have been danker?” Strider firmly believes that history is tight because we all should for sure blaze our own trails… but in what direction?

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  • 21.09.2021
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    Dank Duel: Yosemite Vs. Yellowstone

    Strider and his Dank Fiancee have crushed Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon road trip style. Strider knows National parks! Through extensive research and some personal experience he gets to know two of America's most prestigious natural preserves. Which one is the dankest?american-giant.com use promo code DANK for 20% off your order.talkspace.com use code DANK for $100 off your first month.Sources: Nps.gov, Yellowstone.net, yellowstone.org ‘10 Spooky Things in Yellowstone National Park’ 2018, Vox.com ‘Yellowstone has a 50 squaremile, ‘zone of death’ where you can get away with murder’ by Dylan Matthews 2016, Fresnobee.com ‘American Indians Share Their Yosemite Story’ by Carmen George 2015, Smithsonianmag.com ‘The Lost History of Yellowstone’ bySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Smoky The Combat Yorkshire Terrier

    Strider welcomes his dank dog Sunny to Hollywood while honoring man's best friend both on and off the field of combat. Smoky, a rescue dog saved soldiers during and after WWII in more ways than one might suspect.Sources: Military.com, Nationalgeographic.com ‘Dogs at war: Smoky, A Healing Presence For Wounded WWII Soldiers’ by Rebecca Frankel, Jstor.org ‘Dogs in Ancient Warfare’ by E.S. Forester, Rare.us ‘Smoky The Yorkshire Terrier Was The Tiniest World War II Hero’ by Moriah gillSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 07.09.2021
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    Evangelicalism And Waking Up From The Matrix With David Schultz

    Guest David Leo Schultz joins to discuss Evangelicalism in the United States during the 1800's. Strider gets more and more stoked every time he compares it to the Matrix.haversupply.com and enter code DANK at checkout for 20% off!Sources: Christianitytoday.com ‘What Is Evangelicalism’ by Bruce Hindmarsh 2018, Theatlantic.com ‘Defining Evangelical’ by Johnathon MerrittSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 31.08.2021
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    Alien Abduction With Chad Kroeger

    The savant of stoke himself, Chad Kroger, joins to discuss the Travis Walton case with Strider. After rewatching the movie Fire In The Sky the bros sit down to discuss the fallout of claiming alien abduction and more.15% off your first order when you use code DANK at american-giant.comGet $100 off your first month with code DANK at talkspace.comSources: Imdb.com, Wikipedia.org,“Fire in the Sky” Dir: Robert Lieberman 1993, Wmicentral.com ‘ 40 Years Later: Most Documented UFO Sighting, Abduction Still Draw Interest’ by Karen Warnick, history.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 24.08.2021
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    Psycho Silo And The Newton Gang

    haversupply.com use code: DANK for 20% off at checkout!Ever been to a haunted bar in the middle of the Illinois plain? Strider and has dank fiance have. It's called Psycho Silo, and it is beautifully built around an old grain elevator. It looks like a level from guitar hero. Then posted right there on the wall Strider saw an old newspaper clipping explaining that the bar was right where a shoot out went down a century earlier between train bandits and the law.Sources: Thepsychosilo.com, Shawlocal.com ‘Welcome To The Psycho Silo Saloon: Princeton man transforms former elevator into a bar’ by Lyle Ganter, Genealogytrails.com, drloihjournal.blogspot.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 17.08.2021
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    Legendary Apes With Guest Reggie Henke

    haversupply.com and enter code DANK at checkout for 20% off!breinfuel.com and use code DANK for 15% off at checkout!Strider's bro Reggie Henke is not only a genius writer, hilarious dude and straight up chiller; he is an Ape enthusiast. His passion has garnered him a vast amount of knowledge regarding our closest genetic relatives. Reggie suggested covering 5 legendary apes and that is exactly what he and Strider do in this very enlightening episode. They Also get into some legit Apes in film!Sources: Wikipedia.org, Newsweek.com ‘Meet Ken, San Diego Zoo’s Most Infamous (and Hairiest) Escape Artist’ by Joe Veix, Savethechimps.org, Nationalgeographic.com ‘The Largest Ape That Ever Lived Was Doomed By Its Size’ by Mark Strauss, Theatlantic.com ‘A Conversation with Koko The Gorilla’ by Marc Morin, Centerforgreatapes.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 10.08.2021
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    Lakers Dynasty: The Turbulent Kobe And Shaq Era! With J.T. Parr

    talkspace.com use code DANK for $100 off your first month!american-giant.com use code DANK for 15% off your first order!The avid reader, activist of stoke and genius legend J.T. Parr joins Strider to perform what is essentially an oral book report of Jeff Pearlman's Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil and The Crazy Years of The Lakers Dynasty. The last time these bros teamed up for a book report was sophomore year for Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. They got a B-. This time around J.T. and Strider combine their hearts of dankness for an ep that is an A+!Sources: Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil and The Crazy Years of The Lakers Dynasty by Jeff Pearlman, 2020.basketball-reference.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 03.08.2021
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    Historical Accuracy: Troy

    breinfuel.com and use code DANK at checkout for 15% off.Based on Homer's epic poem entitled Iliad, and brought to life by Brad Pitt's epic rig... Troy! Strider places this masterpiece in the pantheon of dankest films of all time! Perhaps the dankest film to workout to. However, for this episode strider puts down the dumbbells and picks up the remote so that he can both praise and properly dissect Troy's historical accuracy. So, get yourself a, "sack of wine," and enjoy!Primary Researcher: J.D. LapinskySources:Ebert, Roger. “Troy Movie Review & Film Summary (2004): Roger Ebert.” movie review & film summary (2004) | Roger Ebert. Accessed May 28, 2021. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/troy-2004.“Film Analysis Troy (2004): Historical Accuracy of Troy.” UKEssays.com. Accessed May 28, 2021. https://www.ukessays.com/essays/history/the-historical-accuracy-of-troy-history-essay.php#:~:text=From%20the%20beginning%20of%20the,poem%20the%20%E2%80%9CIlliad%E2%80%9D%20alive.Homerus, A. T. Murray, and William F. Wyatt. Iliad. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.“Iliad, The.” Myths Encyclopedia. Accessed May 28, 2021. http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ho-Iv/Iliad-The.html#:~:text=Significance%20of%20the%20Iliad.&text=For%20the%20Greeks%20of%20later,of%20Greek%20unity%20and%20culture.Mclaughlin, William. “Historical Review: Troy; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” WAR HISTORY ONLINE, April 18, 2017. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/historical-review-troy-good-bad-ugly.html.“r/Movies - Why I Hate *Troy*.” reddit. Accessed May 28, 2021. https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/6gi7t3/why_i_hate_troy/.“Take Online Courses. Earn College Credit. Research Schools, Degrees & Careers.” Study.com | Take Online Courses. Earn College Credit. Research Schools, Degrees & Careers. Accessed May 28, 2021. https://study.com/academy/lesson/why-is-the-iliad-important-today.html.Troy, n.d.Homer Or Hollywood: 5 Inaccuracies In Brad Pitt's Troy (5 Times They Got It Right).” ScreenRant, February 8, 2020. https://screenrant.com/troy-brad-pitt-movie-accurate-inaccurate/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 27.07.2021
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    The Dark Age

    greenchef.com/dank100 use code DANK100 to get $100 off including free shipping!What went down during the Dark Ages? The era between the fall of Rome in the West and the rise of Knights and Nobels in Europe? Was it akin to that time of night when you take no chase shot with your boys and snap back to reality a few hours later eating a Reuben sandwich solo in your buddy's kitchen? Strider seeks to answer these questions and much more about the period otherwise known as the Early Middle Age.Sources: Britannica.com, History.com, Dictionary.com, Livesceience.com, Thoughtco.com, Worldhistory.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 20.07.2021
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    California Baseball Teams

    american-giant.com use promo code DANK for 15% off your first order!breinfuel.com use code DANK for 15% off at checkout!For the longest time the only thing Strider's grandpa talked about was, "attractive waitresses." So, Strider decided to do something about it. He researched and memorized facts about baseball then dropped this newly acquired knowledge into convos. Grandpa Wilson is being way less of a pervert now. Perhaps this episode will help deepen your relationship with the elder generation. Also, Aaron is an absolute beast when it comes to off the top of the dome knowledge about any and all things related to the diamond.Sources: Baseball-almanac.com, Theundefeated.com ‘a handshake from a white teammate signaled Jackie Robinson’s arrival in America’s game’ by William Weinbaum, bodyrags.com 7 fun facts from dodgers stadium historySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 14.07.2021
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    July 14th: Cameron Poe Day

    Get $100 off your first month when you use code DANK at talkspace.comMany call July 14th just another day. The French call it Bastille Day. Well, Strider Wilson hereby dubs it... Cameron Poe Day! His heroics need to stretch beyond Lerner airfield and the Las Vegas strip. This episode is dedicated to all ripped dudes with long hair who do care... about, "saving the mother $#!%ing day."Sources: Thehollywoodreporter.com ‘Nicolas Cage’s Meta-Action Comedy, ‘Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,’ Sets April 2022 Release in Theaters’ by Pameal McClintock Imdb.com Wikipedia.org Theatlantic: “It’s Not Bastille Day. It’s, ‘Con Air,’ Day’ by Adam Chandler Conair.fandom.com Onthisday.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 06.07.2021
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    A Brief History Of California Beers With Joe Marrese

    There's nothing in life better than a beer with your bro, and a good convo. Especially when the bro is Joe, the beer is a dank IPA and the convo is about California's brewing legacy. Starting in Nor Cal, Strider and Joe travel South as they sweep across the Golden State's oldest and most legit brews.Primary Researcher: J.D. LapinskySources: The State of American Craft Beer - Northern California. OUR STORY - Ballast Point Historic American Craft Breweries | Anchor & California History 5 epic Northern California brewery tours for beer lovers Ventura's Surf Brewery - The Beer CityDig: Los Angeles' Forgotten Beer History Los Angeles Magazine History of Craft Beer in CA | California Craft Beer California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Stone Brewing History The 30 Best California Breweries to VisitSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 29.06.2021
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    Ibn Battuta

    haversupply.com enter code: DANK for 20% off at checkout!creditkarma.com/winmoney to open your free account and start winning instant karma!There is nothing better than a boys trip! Perhaps a nice road trip with one you love, your sig-oth? Well, Ibn Battuta took a solo journey of about 75,000 miles alone. Ibn took a 25 year road trip all over Afro-Eurasia in the 1300's. Strider explores some of Ibn's 14th century perspective.Sources: Wikipedia.org, Britannica.com, Orias.berkeley.eduSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 22.06.2021
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    Vegas Baby Vegas

    Strider has been to Vegas upwards of 30 times. He has been there 31 times. Most recently for a pool party that featured his favorite DJ. It was half buzzed and totally soaked that he thought... this city that turns so many of us broke has a rich history. One can't avoid mafia talk when it comes to early Vegas. Strider takes us on a quick journey from desert meadow lands, past Fremont st. speakeasies, through the mob strip and up to the modern mega resorts.Sources: History.com, Reviewjournal.com ‘The Mafia’s history in Las Vegas: From Bugsy Siegel to Anthony Spilotro’ by Jeff German, wikipedia.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 15.06.2021
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    Olympics Dank Off

    Go to hellofresh.com/12dank and use code 12dank for 12 free meals, including free shipping!Absolutely shredded bros competing under Zeus' sun for honor and prize is something that gets Strider jacked up. However, which event is the most legit? What criteria goes into making such a bold decision? Today those decisions will be made.Sources: Wikipedia.org, Penn.museum, Olympics.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 08.06.2021
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    The Four Horsemen Of The Chillpocalypse Discuss The Apocalypse minus Joe

    For the one year anniversary episode legendary bros Chad and JT join Strider to discuss the Biblical description of the Apocalypse. The dudes take a look at future predictions of the End Times as well as various World Religion's depictions of the ultimate annihilation. Joe was going to cruise, but then forgot. Happens to the best of us. Maybe he got scared?keapathletics.com/dank15 for 15% off your first order!creditkarma.com/winmoneySources: wikipedia.org, nytimes.com 'The Apocalypse as an 'Unveiling:' What Religion Teaches Us About End Times' by Elizabeth Dias, pbs.org, The Bible: The Book Of RevelationSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 01.06.2021
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    Braveheart Historical Accuracy

    haversupply.com enter code: DANK for 20% off at checkout.Strider has seen Braveheart upwards of 50 times in his life. Honestly, probably more. Many Friday nights he'd have to call an audible mid pre-game and just stay in if it was on TNT or AMC. In Summary, he is an expert in the film. Today however, he will look at this legit movie through a strictly historical lens. It's ripe time to learn something new about an old love.Primary Research Performed by J.D. LapinskySources:Braveheart, n.d.“Braveheart.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, May 6, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braveheart.“Braveheart: The Immortality of William Wallace.” The History Press. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/braveheart-the-immortality-of-william-wallace/.Greig, Finlay. “10 Braveheart Inaccuracies: Historical Blunders in the Mel Gibson Film.” The Scotsman. The Scotsman, September 4, 2020. https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/10-braveheart-inaccuracies-historical-blunders-mel-gibson-film-about-wars-scottish-independence-2862621.“The Wars of Independence.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/place/Scotland/The-Wars-of-Independence.“William Wallace.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Wallace.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 25.05.2021
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    London Underground

    KEAPATHLETICS.COM/DANK15 for 15% off your first order!Strider believes heavily that horniness is the, "all spark," of all societies. Evidence can be found in many areas, and modern engineering is no exception. The dong shaped symbolism of drilling a tube shaped tunnel under an iconic city and running a train through is a marvel and bastion of progress.Sources: history.com, tfl.uk.gov, Civitatis.com, Wikipedia.org, bbc.co.ukSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 18.05.2021
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    Origin Of The Vampire Myth

    hellofresh.com/12dank Code: 12dank for 12 free meals including free shipping.creditkarma.com/winmoneyWere vampires always B. Pitt, Cruise Daddy and Banderas style hot? Why was the Cullen Coven in Twilight totally different from any other vampires we've ever seen or read about? Strider seeks the answers to these questions and others like it. However, in order to find answers he must first find the origin of the vampire myth.Sources: ‘The Intellectual Devotional’ by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim 2010, History.com, thevampiresource. ‘Dr. Elizabeth Miller on Dracula: ‘The Stuff Of Nightmares”, Lagrange.edu ‘The Evolution of the Vampire in Fiction and Popular Culture’ Annie Shepherd, Screenrant.com ‘ Twilight: How Powerful Each Cullen Vampire Really Is’ by Adrienne Tyler, Theconversation ‘Vampire Myths Originated With A Real Blood Disorder’ by Michael HefferonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 11.05.2021
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    Imhotep

    haversupply.com code: DANK for 20% off at checkout.In case the word, legend, isn't enough to describe how legit Imhotep was back in ancient Egypt then maybe these will suffice: doctor, priest, sage, poet, astrologer, architect and chief minister of Djoser. Imhotep is the only man to ever be elevated to a deity in Kemetic religion. Listen and find out why.Sources: Hyperhistory.com, ‘World History Chart’ by Andreas Nothinger 1989 WHO ITMB, touregypt.net, duckseters.com, Wikipedia.org, Britannica.com, Thevintagenews.com ‘The Ancient Egyptian Religion Making a Comeback In The Modern World” by Louise FlatleySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.05.2021
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    Erik The Red

    When you hear the word, Viking, you can't help but think of jacked dudes with beards posting up on boats. And that's tight. After chilling in that headspace for a bit, you might then think... didn't Vikings beat Christopher Columbus to the New World? They for sure did, but not until this dude Erik The Red made a colorful discovery of his own.Sources: Wikipedia.org, ‘The Intellectual Devotional’ by David S. Kidder & Noah D. Oppenheim 2010 TID Volumes, LLC, Realmofhhistory.com, Britannica.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 27.04.2021
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    Ishi: The Greatest Californian! With Guest Harmony McElligott

    Perhaps the greatest way to describe, "the greatest Californian," is with his doctor's words, "... He closes a chapter of history. He looked upon us as sophisticated children—smart, but not wise.… His soul was that of a child, his mind that of a philosopher.”Ishi's story is a tale of the past meeting the present; a paragon of how we must first look back before we can move forward.Guest: Harmony McElligott follow him @harmonymcelligott Links to his stand up special below:Pre-Order:https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/harmony-mcelligott-the-struggle-continues/id1561142502Audio Link:https://orcd.co/harmonymcelligottSources: Allthatsinteresting.com, Wikipedia.org, Youtube.com Thomas Potter ‘Ishi’, Ecyclopedia.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 20.04.2021
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    Futurism

    A huge part of getting stoked is getting fired up for the future. Just think about pre-gaming. Celebrating that grand anticipation of, "radical possibilities," for one's self and more importantly for all of us. As a fan of history Strider doesn't entirely agree with the modern art movement's condemnation of the past, but there is no question some legit works came out of Italy and Russia in the early 20th Century. Make you own interpretations as Strider shares his. It's art after all!Hello Fresh Discount Code "12dank" Link: hellofresh.com/12dankSources: theartstory.org, Wikipedia.org, Moma.org, Tate.org.uk, Galleryintel.com, Borisjulie.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 13.04.2021
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    It's A Dank Off! Types Of Gladiators

    When Strider hears the word Gladiator he immediately thinks of his high school volleyball highlight tape. Then, like everyone else he envisions Russell Crowe challenging the foundation of Rome from the sand of the Colosseum. What a dank movie! Russell gave it to all sorts of unfortunate dudes. Did those guys pick their gear and fighting style or was there gladiatorial positions like in modern day sports? Strider reviews and compares 8 main types of gladiators and declares which is the dankest.Sources: Hisotryanswere.co.uk ‘What Were the Different Types of Gladiators?’, thecolosseum.org , Wikipedia.org, Redditt.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 06.04.2021
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    Ching Shih: Gnarly Lady Pirate Captain

    What is the best case scenario for a pirate sailing on any sea? Score some loot, become boys with the crew and not get injured or killed too quickly? Sounds about right. Well, Ching Shih has a very adult rated fairy tale of piracy. Her rise and... well continued rise is something only she could have done. What she did on the South China Sea is straight up piracy Hall of Fame type stuff. Strider recognizes that piracy and criminality go hand in and hand and it is not that aspect of Ching Shih's or any pirate's life that he wants to celebrate, but rather the scale and diplomatic sway of her floating empire.Sources: wikipedia.org, Ancient-origins.net ‘Ching Shih - From Prostitue to Infamous Female Pirate’ by M R Reese, Youtube.com Invicta ‘Epic Moments in History - Ching Shih, Rise of the Pirate Queen’See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 30.03.2021
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    Napoleon: General, Leader... Shmole?

    Strider Debates whether or not Napoleon Bonaparte was in fact a shmole. Historians Johnathan Riley and Owen Connelly take differing approaches in their examination of the French Conqueror positing the question, was Napoleon a great military strategist and General or rather the epitome of a charismatic leader and swayer of mind and spirit?"When speaking on the lives of individuals, there is no real way to determine the headspace one is in when they carry out the decisions that effectively alter history as we know it." Strider relies on the evidence available to determine Napoleon's shmoliness.Primary Researcher: Jacob LapinskySources: Blundering to Glory: Napoleon’s Military Campaigns by Owen Connelly, Napoleon as a General: Command from the Battlefield to Grand Strategy by Johnathan Riley , Professor John Roth, San Jose State University, Military History through the AgesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 23.03.2021
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    The Oregon Trail

    Road trips with the boys is one of the dankest things there is. Pioneering with your family and cruising the Oregon Trail is definitely no boys trip. The Oregon Trail is an arduous Westward journey toward a new life. This a rare instance where Strider can explore the subject as somewhat of a primary source as he has virtually ventured onto the trail many times.Sources: wikipedia.org, worldvideogamehalloffame.org, History.com, Blm.gov ‘Facts About the Oregon Trail’, Oregontrailcenter.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 16.03.2021
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    COMMODUS With Guest Harmony McElligott

    Anyone who has ever seen the movie Gladiator is not only chill, but also definitely appreciates Joaquin Phoenix's dank portrayal of Emperor Commodus. Well, Strider's bro Harmony McElligott has recently seen a legit documentary on Commodus. So sit back and relax and Harmony shares some knowledge about the actual Emperor's exploits. Strider, having seen Gladiator upwards of 58 times, he has seen it 59 times, draws lines between fact and reality.Learn more and laugh more with Harmony on instagram at @harmonymcelligottSources: Yahoo.com ‘How Beer Ruled The Ancient World’ by Candida Moss, Wikipedia.org, Ancient.eu ‘Commodus’ by Donald L. Wasson, Roman Empire Reign of Blood Netflix 2016See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 09.03.2021
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    Ernest Shackleton

    How is there no movie about this guy? What he and his exploratory crew endured in Antarctica is a tale of having your bros backs that must be retold. Just how Ernest would select dudes for his expedition is an amazing process in and of its self. Fired up to share this story. Spread it like wildfire!Sources: britannica.com, wikipedia.org, Shackeltonlondon.com ‘How Ernest Shackleton Recruited His Men’, history.com ‘The Stunning Survival Or Ernest Shackelton And His Endurance Crew’ by Kieran MulvaneySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 02.03.2021
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    Orcas Are Tight

    The most legit thing that can happen on a boat is partying with your boys. The only way a boat could get any more legit is if you scope some Orcas. Killer Whales! They are majestic genius dolphins the size of buses. Apex Predators of the sea! Killer Whales induce nothing but stoke unless you're a seal or a salmon of course. Strider explores just how tight Orcas are while attempting to find out what maniac saw one and said to himself, "Incredible! I gotta teach this thing how to do flips."Sources:Wikipedia.org, nationalgeographic.com, orcaaware.org, thedodo.com, seaworld.com, Britannica.com ‘Here’s what really happened to Shamu’, Pbs.org, Whaleresearch.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 23.02.2021
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    Shane McConkey 'All Time Sender'

    Shane McConkey is a true legend, and I think the words of the dude who suggested diving into his incredible life sums up this episode best, "Yo what up my dawg strider, me and my dawgs have recently been hyping up some short term history which we feel could be addressed in a very dank manner on the pod. We are all free skiers and idolize the potential GOAT of the free-skiing community; Shane McConkey, the all time sender who may have single handedly guided the “send-mentality” of action sports. If you don’t know who this is we highly recommend dedicating your next 20 or 30 minutes to recognizing how dank this dude was. I think an ep on him could really help increase the general hype from the boys and get them fired up on having a mentality of sending it and having a good time with the squad."Sources: wikipedia.org, Outsideonline.com ‘The Life and Death of Shane McConkey’ by Tim Sohn, John Malbeck youtube channel. ‘Shane McConkey Tribute’, Snowbrains.com ‘Shane McConkey: 11 Years Gone But Still Inspiring’ by Ryan Mulcahy, Skydivingmelbourne.com, Bbc.com ‘The history of skiing spans the Cro-Magnon man to the chairlift. Found out where to get closer to its roots’ by Suemedha Sood, Theglobeandmail.com ‘A History of Wingsuit Flight’ by Peter CheneySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 18.02.2021
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    Things You Don’t Need To Know

    Subscribe to Things You Don’t Need To Know wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 16.02.2021
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    The Amistad

    February is Black History Month. The annual observance originated in the United States, and is spreading to other countries as well. As part of the observance Strider chose to share the story of the Amistad Case. The Supreme Court's ruling was not only monumental to the fate those tragically involved, but that of the entire United States.The protagonist Sengbe Pieh, otherwise known as Joesph Cinque sums up why it is important to look back at even the most tragic chapters of humanity's past, "I meant my ancestors. I will call into the past. Far back to the beginning of time and beg them to come and help me at the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me and they must come. For at this moment I am the whole reason they have existed at all."We have the ingredients to be good to our fellow man.Sources: History.com Amistad Case, Wikipedia.org, imdb.com, Reuters.com, Thoughtco.com “Events and Legacy of the Amistad Case of 1840” by Robert Longley 'Amistad' Film. Steven Spielberg 1997See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 09.02.2021
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    Joe Marrese The Long Sausage King Of Chicago Talks Origin Of Deep Dish Pizza

    When it comes to Chicago history there is one guy you turn to. Joe Marrese! Strider consults his bro, and absolute legend with a monster hog about the origin of Chicago style deep dish pie.Sources: Wikipedia.org, giordanos.com, Bbc.com ‘The deep rooted history of Chicago’s deep-dish’ by Caitlin Zaino, Ginoseast.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 02.02.2021
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    Ancient Californians

    Who were the old school Californians? There are two leading theories. Do either of these theories shed light on the NorCal SoCal beef that exists so tangibly in Santa Barbra today, or is it something modern bros have conjured up to control the ratio at house parties? Strider examines what the Native Californians may have been like.Primary Researcher: Jacoby LapinskySources: Dr. Glen Gendzel, San Jose State University, Head of History Department (Professor & Advisor), Major Problems in California History, by Sucheng Chan, 1997 (Book), This Land was Mexican Once, Chapter 1-3, by Linda Heidenreich, 2007 (Book)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 26.01.2021
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    Fantasy Art Is Legit

    The utter dankness of Fantasy Art is vastly under appreciated because as adults we seldom get a chance to use our imaginations. Well, the artwork of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell are like keys to unlocking a part of the mind and spirit that enables one to escape from his or her daily routine in a very stoke inducing, and previously unimagined way. Strider examines a few of his favorite works from two of his favorite artists. Remember, there is no right or wrong when imagining. Enjoy!Sources:Borisjulie.com, Wikipedia.org, 'The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo' by Boris Vallejo by Lester del Rey 1978 Ballantine BooksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 19.01.2021
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    Crows Are Gnarly

    Everyone knows eagles, falcons and hawks are tight. Everyone knows that parrots are smart. And if you've ever been outside in your life you know that crows are a nuisance. However, after one vivid dream and many years of being annoyed by crows in the valet lot at work Strider decided it was ripe time to find out more about these morbid pests of the sky. Maybe they aren't un-chill? maybe they're just chilling in their own way? What's the deal with dreams?Sources:Wikipedia.org, Cnet.com ‘How Crows Are The Smartest Birds In The World’ by Michelle Starr, Audubon.org, Unis.mcgill.ca, Livescience.com ‘Facts About Crows’ by Alina Bradford, Worldbirds.org ‘Crows Symbolism & Meaning’ by Garth C. Clifford, Otherworldlyoracle.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 12.01.2021
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    1921

    Strider looks back a century's time to see what was going down? What was 2021 the year of? What will 2021 be the year of? Strider is thinking it's gonna be aliens dude? We need something to unite us. Hopefully it's chill aliens that can teach us how to be legit. If 2020, and the first week of 2021 are any indicator... seems anything could go down.Sources:wikipedia.org, thepeoplehistory.com, history.com, onthisday.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 05.01.2021
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    The Credenza The Dankest Decor

    Strider had no idea what a credenza was before he met his dank GF. One could say he has been in a love triangle ever since. The credenza, thought by most to be a simple corridor adornment is the center piece of Strider and his dank GF's abode. Listen and learn all about the Dank Denza and similar pieces we so often identify incorrectly.Sources:Edx.org ‘Tangible Things: Discovering History Though Artwork, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens and The Stuff Around You’, Dictionary.com, Furniturewholesalers.com, Elledecor.com, 1stdibs.com, Webstaurantstore.com, Wikipedia.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 29.12.2020
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    History Of Fantasy Football

    A lot of people just won their leagues this week. A lot more didn't. Strider is a constituent of the latter. Leaving all emotion and hard feelings out of it, Strider shares his research on the medium of camaraderie and competition that we all love and hate some much.Sources:Sproutsocial.com ‘Social Media and the Rise of Fantasy Sports’ by Kayla Lee, Onthisday.com, Wikipedia.org, Inquirer.com ‘Scoring points in the first fantasy football league Circuit began in Oakland in 1963’ by Ed Barkowitz, Footballdiehards.com ‘Letterhead From The Commissioner Bill Winkenbach A NOD(and a wink) To The Founders Of Fantasy Football’ by Bob Harris and Emil KadlecSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 22.12.2020
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    History Of Big Dog T's

    You know you've seen these graphic T's being sported by a dude in jean shorts on vacation standing next to his son who is sunburnt wearing the same T. Strider is for sure fired up that people are on vacation, but what is it about these shirts? Why were they such a hit? Where did they come from? Do people still wear them? What is going on!?Sources:Bigdogs.com, ‘No Fear of the Big Dogs: An Ode to the Forgotten Graphic T-shirts of the 90’s’ By Brendan GallagherTheoutline.com ‘How A Big Dog Became a Symbol For White, Male America’ by Alex RonanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 15.12.2020
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    Misunderstood Medieval Executioners

    Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code DANK at Manscaped.comWhen you're posted up watching a dank movie like Braveheart or Kingdom Of Heaven the director's roadshow or any period piece really... the executioner is always a dude who looks like a former offensive lineman who maybe played D-2 college ball wearing a hood with a huge axe. In this episode Strider searches for a better understanding of the person not the position by removing the veil to find out a little more about the men behind the mask. If they even wore them at all...Sources:Livescience.com ‘What was It Like to Be an Executioner in the Middle Ages?’ by Emma Bryce, ‘A Hangman’s Diary: The Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg. 1573-1617’ by Franz Schmidt, Wikipedia.org, Berlinbooks.org ‘God’s Executioner’ by Joel Harrington, History.co.uk Execution in the Middle AgesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 08.12.2020
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    Robert Smalls Is A Straight Up Legend

    Robert Smalls possessed the boldness and courage we all wish we had. His story is one for the ages, and it just begins with him hi-jacking a Confederate battle ship and navigating his way to freedom. He then went on to do even better things. This is a purely stoke inducing ep!Sources:Wikipedia.org, History.com, Pbs.org ‘Which Slave Sailed Himself to Freedom?” by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Smithsonianmag.com ‘The Thrilling tale of how Rober Small Seized a Confederate Ship and Sailed it to Freedom’ by Cate LineberrySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Cowboy Poetry

    Strider has paraphrased the wise and true words of Winston Churchill many times and he will do it again, "there is something about the outside of a horse that is dank for the inside of man." Well what about when those who use their backs to drive herds use poetry to dive deep and be heard? Cowboys writing and reciting poetry! Dank.Sources:Wikipedia.org, ‘Places With the Largest Horse Populations’ by Dorothy Stephenson , ‘The Lesser-known History of African-American Cowboys’ by Kate Nojimbademsmithsonianmag.org, Nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org, ‘On the Trail of Cowboy Poetry’ by David Stanley, Westminster CollegeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Dastardly Dude Dan Sickles

    Not only was Dan Sickles the shmole of the Battle of Gettysburg, he was the first person in U.S. history to get away with murder because of, "Temporary Insanity!" How did that come to be? How can a guy with the word, sick, in his name be a such a renob?Sources:History.com, TimeLife Magazine ‘The Civil War: Generals in the Field’, Battlefields.org, Essentialciviwarcurriculum.com ‘Biography of Dan Sickles” by James A. HesslerEpisode topic suggested via email by Matt Conte. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    IPAs and IRAs

    What to do IPAs and IRAs have in common? The short answer: time is your most valuable asset. IPA's, like IRAs get danker over time. Both are meant to be enjoyed slowly over time. Strider explores this Christopher Nolan style time oriented connection and much more.Sources:Wkipedia.org, Theguardian.com “Empire of Booze” by Henry Jeffreys - raising British spirits, Allaboutbeer.com, Ratebeer.com, Ndtco.com, schwab.com, Allagash.com, drinkinginamerica.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Stokesosaurus! The Dankest Dino?

    With a name like STOKEsosaurus how can it not be the dankest dinosaur to ever walk the Earth? One has to imagine this ancient lizard was posting up on the beach in the Yucatan soaking up rays, making noises and chilling with its squad. Just to be sure though, Strider performed a little research.Sources: Dinosaurpictures.org, Wikipedia.org, Prehistoric-wildlife.com, Sciencekids.com, ageofdinosaurs.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Rocky Aoki Is An Elite Businessman

    Many of us dream, "the American dream," but few of us live it. Well, Benihana founder Rocky Aoki definitely lived it in every way and more. He used his vision, drive and ingenuity to create the dankest restaurant for birthdays, first dates, and Strider Wilson's first job.Sources:Businessinser.com “How Steve Aoki’s Wrestler Dad Turned Benihana into a Multimillion Dollar Empire” by Jack Houston and Irene Anna Kim, Fortune.com “12 Incredbile Things about Benihana Founder Rocky Aoki”, Benihana.com, Wikipedia.org, Thehustle.com Cocaine Boats and Backgammon: The Insane Life of Rocky Aoki Benihana Founder by Wes SchlagenhoffSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Nate Dern Joins To Discuss Legendary Front Runner Steve Prefontaine

    Nate Dern who has clocked a 37:10 10k... a 5:59 min/mi pace, hops on the pod to spread stoke and knowledge about Oregon running legend Steve Prefontaine. Strider and Nate also discuss the 1972 Munich Olympics, answer some write in questions about legit flow and much more. Like Pre himself, Nate and Strider back down from no topic or challenge. They pod to win!Nate Dern is a writer for the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon, host of the, 'Tryin Pod,' podcast and author of, 'Not Quite a Genius."Sources:Wikipedia.org, History.com ‘Massacre Begins at Munich Olympics’, Britannica.com ‘ Munich Massacre’, Registerguard.com ‘The Last Amateurs’ by Austin Meek, Oregonsadventurecoast.com ‘The Steve Prefontaine Story’ , Bleacherreport.com ‘Steve Roland Prefontaine: The Legend’ by Steve Shields, Imdb.com, Trackandfieldsnews.com , greekgodandgoddesses.netSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Samuel Whittemore A Gnarly Old Dude

    Growing up we've all said, "my dad can beat up your dad," and we believed it to be true. Well what about the phrase, "my Grandpa can beat up your dad... and your dad... and you. At the same time?" If your grandpa was Samuel Whittemore then it's definitely true! Strider explores the legend of this American Revolutionary War badass with as little bias as possible. No matter what, you gotta respect what Whittemore endured and enacted. Legit.Sources:Allthingsliberty.com Before the Bayonette: The Untold Story of Capt. Samuel Whittemore by Katie Turner Getty, Wikipedia.org, Afford.com American Fun Fact Of The Day. Samuel Whittemore: The Most Badass Grumpy Old Person In American History, Wearethemighty.com This eighty-year-old Minuteman Took on a Column of British Troops by Himself by Blake StilwellSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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