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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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  • 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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  • 04.12.2020
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    The Caesar Kidnapped By Pirates

    Some Pirates thought they were making a good call by kidnapping a wealthy Roman dude for Ransom. They were even more stoked when they started becoming boys with their victim... Julius Caesar. Or was he the victim? Turns out Caesar had more lessons in store for these pirates than the usual poetry reciting, orating practice, and gambling strategy.Sources:Livius.org, Britannica.com “Julius Caesar: Roman Ruler” Arnold Joseph Toynbee, Allpoetry.com, Dailyhistory.org, ancient.eu, Joel Davidson my college roommate and bro.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Philosophy Of Stoke

    Expert Phil Draz shares his philosophical knowledge, and avant-garde perspective on getting Stoked. Will looking back upon times we got stoked help us find a way to keep riding that froth train? Maybe a better understand of our past enables us to become Nietzche, Laird Hamilton, Chad style ubermensches of stoke?Plus Phil gives Strider a personality test.Sources:Phil Draz - Interview, History.com, Liveabout.com The invention of Surfing by Jay Dimartino, Shawn Achor TedxSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Mencius' Wise Words

    Perhaps the greatest skill in life is listening. Not just hearing words, but truly understanding what is being conveyed. Just because we can't hear the great Confucian thinker speak that doesn't me we can't listen. Straight up listen to this episode so you can listen to Mencius... and Strider at the same time. Listen dude, listen.Sources: The Intellectual Divotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim, Brainyquote.com, Wikipedia.org, Quoteambition.com, izquotes.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Guantanamo Bay

    If you've seen Bad Boys 2 then you've seen Gitmo. We all know that Bad Boys 2 is a dank movie, but what we don't know is how the United States has had a military base in Cuba for so long. Then there is all of the disinformation regarding the purpose of that base. Strider's not an ace detective nor a super skilled snorkeler, but he dives into the covert current of Guantanamo Bay nonetheless.Sources: Wikipedia.org, Imdb.com, Travel.state.gov, History.com, Washingtopost.com A Guantanmo Timeline, Nytimes.com The Guantanmo Docket, Smithsonian Magazine. “Hemingway’s Cube, Cuba’s Hemingway” by Valarie Hemingway, Goodreads.com, americaslibrary.govSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Pliny The Elder

    Although Sculpins are Strider's go to IPA's there is no way he's going to turn down a chance to enjoy the elusive Pliny the Elder. They're so dank and difficult to come by that Strider had to find out more. Like, who is this legend that this legendarily legit beer is named after? If it turns out Pliny is a shmole it might blow Striders mind volcano style.Sources:Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Wikipeida.org, Heartlandbrewery.com, History.com Hiroshima bombing, Foxnews article by Chris Ciaccia: Researchers discover Yellowstone supervolcano s ‘largest and most cataclysmic event’, Touropia.com 10 most fascinating pompeii ruins, Britannica.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    What The Dyatlov Pass Is Going On?

    What exactly happened in the Ural Mountains of Russia in February of 1959 is still uncertain. All that is known for sure is that 9 hikers were killed. How? Aliens, a Yeti, sound waves... Strider explores all angles leaving no stone upon, 'Dead Mountain,' unturned.Sources:Onthisday.com, Wikpedia.org, Telegraph.co.uk Article by Yuri Yudin , Snopes.com ‘Dyatlov Pass Incident’ by David Emery, ‘Dead Mountain’ by Donnie EicherSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Someone Get Wojtek The Bear A Beer

    There is no question that bears are super friggin chill. They absolutely love crushing salmon, and it doesn't even have to be for a post work out meal. Well, there is a particular bear that loved crushing beers and cigarettes during World War II. His name was Wojtek.Sources: ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari, Wikipedia.org, Time.com ‘The bear who became a cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking World War II Hero’ by Olivia B. Waxman, ‘Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero’ by Aileen Orr, Bbc.co.uk Outlook ‘The Soldier Bear Who Went To War'See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Quest For The Origin Of Beer Pong

    Strider hypothesizes as to where exactly the game was invented, but unlike the warm brew racked up in Beer Pong cups the trail ran cold. Luckily, Brooks Burgoon the former rush chair for Sigma Nu at U.C. Santa Barbara shares his expertise on the origins of Snappa and Beer Die. A re-rack may be required to find the exact origin of Beer Pong, but when it comes to the roots of Snappa it's all clinks and sinks.Sources:Interview with Brooks Burgoon Snappa expert and filmmaker, Bpong.com, Wikipedia.org, Lonelyplanet.com, ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah HarariSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    It's a Dank Off! Ancient Wonders vs. New Wonders

    Can anyone possibly compare works of art? A piece that moves one person to tears won't necessarily have any profound impact on another. However, when it comes to architecture there just might be a way to compare and contrast. By closely examining form, function and dankness Strider attempts to find out which Wonder of the both the Ancient and New Worlds is the most... wonderful.Sources:Wikipedia.org, Britannica.com, History.com ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” Editors Nytimes.com “The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’” Justin Setterfield/Getty Images,Nicholas Sumner/Getty Images, Andy Caulfield/Getty Images, Guglielmo Mattioli/The New York Times, depositphotos.com, TMAX/fotolia, Nick Brundle Photography/Getty Images,Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, DEA Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images, Sipley/ClassicStock/Getty Images, Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images, De Agostini/Getty Images,See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Nazca Lines

    The Nazca lines are a pretty legit topic to bring up if you're blazing it up with your squad. How did these massive lines get etched into the Peruvian desert? Is their purpose practical or celestial? Are there chill aliens or only unchill ones? Also, Aaron fell into a hole. Unchill!Sources: Onthisday.com, Wikipedia.org, Allthatsinteresting.com ‘Unlocking the Mystery of Peru’s Massive NACA Lines’ by Daniel Rennie, Smithsonianmag.com, a chill dude Named Dan MonahanSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Little League Baseball With Guest @friday.beers

    Strider is joined by former Little League All Stars, umps, and founders of the extremely popular and hilarious instagram account @friday.beers Max and Jack Barrett. The bros discuss their childhood experiences on and off the diamond. Was Little League's combination of sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play the driving factor in shaping young men and women or was it the intense dads, silent car rides home and good old fashioned politics?Sources: Interview with @Fridaybeers, Britannica.com, Littleleague.org, unforgettable childhood experiences.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Dank Dog Togo

    Sapiens' cognitive abilities combined with Canines' heightened senses created Earth's Apex Predator for millenniums. Hence, "Dog is Man's best friend." What that means is dogs are the bros of the animal kingdom, for sure! Perhaps one dog in particular, Togo, is the most loyal, determined and honestly jacked dog of all time. Strider explores this theory and more on this fire episode set in chilly Alaska.Sources: imdb.com, ‘Togo’ Disney Ericson Core, Wikipedia.org, ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari, Content.time.com Article by Katy Stainmetz ‘Top 10 Heroic Animals’, 'Send me on my way' by Rusted RootSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The Chillness Of Surrealist Art

    Strider explores just how tight Surrealist artwork is, and why it makes for such great dorm room decor. Sure, we've all seen a Fight Club Poster, but what's that droopy clock image that's so ubiquitous all about? Strider answers this question and much... much more.Sources:Wikipedia.org, Widewalls online magazine: ‘10 Famous Surrealist Paintings From The Masters Of Surrealism’ by Maria R, Featured images: Leonora Carrington - Ulus Pants, 1952; Salvador Dali - The Persistence of Memory, 1931, Salvador Dali - The Great Masturbator, 1929 via sartle.com, Max Ernst - The Barbarians, 1937 via max-ernst.com, René Magritte - The Son of Man, 1964 via thesquirrelreview.com. All images used for illustrative purposes only. Imdb.com Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Junior Lifeguards

    Strider can't help but get personal on this dive (friggin pun) into the origin of the San Clemente, California Junior Lifeguard program.Sources:Scstatejg.com, Countyrecurrent.com Article ‘History of Junior Lifeguarding’ by Bob Burnside, Wikipedia.org, traumatizing personal experienceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    1001 Nights

    After taking a fire online course about Ancient World Literature, Strider felt the need to spread his newly acquired knowledge of the power of story telling like margarine on a dank blueberry muffin. Perhaps, like the ,"clever Scheherazade," Strider takes a stab at telling a compelling story.Sources:Edx.org Ancient Masterpieces of World Literature David Damrosch, Martin Puchner, Paulo HortaImdb.comWikipedia.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Where Did Valets Come From?

    Strider is an expert when it comes to valets! On this ep he takes a closer look at the origin of the occupation and himself. Straight up honest introspection! As well as a brief bio of a legendary Presidential Valet, Irvin McDuffie.Sources:Wikipedia.orgWhitehousehistory.orgThe Atlantic article by Geoff ManaughOf course askjeevs.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The Day Basketball Was Invented

    Strider gets poetic imagining how tight it would have been to be present for the first game of pick up bball, ever. Basketball is dank physical activity, but is it an even more dank soul activity? What else was going on the year the game was invented?Sources: Wikipedia.org, Imdb.com, Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’, onthisday.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Pirates and the Legend of Joseph Bannister

    In the debut episode of History is Dank Strider Wilson sets the table for future eps while simultaneously diving into the Golden Era of Piracy. Freshly stoked off a dank book he read called, Pirate Hunters, by Robert Kurson, Strider basically executes a book report as epic as Joseph Bannisters journey in the Caribbean Basin.Sources: Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson, Wikipedia.org, history.com, chilling on boats with bros.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Introducing: History is Dank

    A brand new All Things Comedy podcast hosted by Strider Wilson exploring dank legends from the past. Listen weekly and get stoked on history.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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