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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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  • 20.10.2020
    39 MB
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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 Stilwell

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  • 13.10.2020
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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.

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  • 06.10.2020
    59 MB
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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 Tedx

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  • 29.09.2020
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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.com

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  • 22.09.2020
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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.gov

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  • 15.09.2020
    45 MB
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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.com



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  • 08.09.2020
    38 MB
    39:45
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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 Eicher



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  • 01.09.2020
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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'

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  • 25.08.2020
    67 MB
    01:09:50
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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 Harari



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  • 18.08.2020
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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,

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  • 11.08.2020
    44 MB
    46:51
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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 Monahan

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  • 04.08.2020
    65 MB
    01:08:16
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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.



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  • 28.07.2020
    42 MB
    44:19
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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 Root



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  • 21.07.2020
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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’



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  • 14.07.2020
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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 experience



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  • 07.07.2020
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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 Horta

    Imdb.com

    Wikipedia.org



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  • 30.06.2020
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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.org

    Whitehousehistory.org

    The Atlantic article by Geoff Manaugh

    Of course askjeevs.com



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  • 23.06.2020
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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.com

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  • 16.06.2020
    81 MB
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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.

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  • 11.06.2020
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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.

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