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Episode 88 — American History Pt. II


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

The very popular history specialist Sascha Cohen returns to the program to discuss what lead to the Great Depression, World War II, and nostalgia for the 1950’s. We also talk about the Vietnam War, how television changed the outlook on war, and Sascha’s love of the 80‘s. Plus, Kyle tells us a story about texting with his niece and Del LaRue makes an appearance!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:22 AM

Great, great ep guys would love to see a part 3!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:14 AM

Hilarious episode! Love the text talk.
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I think David is gettig really annoyed at being interrupted and ignored constantly.
Kyles niece would make a funny guest on an episode about being a child.

Sascha delivers facts in a way that sounds more like a highschooler delivering a hastily written report to their class than a lavishly educated history expert. I have no idea if what she's saying is true but I believed it all.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

View PostCabbagehead, on 22 January 2013 - 01:22 AM, said:

Great, great ep guys would love to see a part 3!


Yep. I was disappointed when David asked if Sascha knew much about the '80s, and she enthusiastically replied that it's the subject of her thesis, then there was no follow-up (aside from the funny AIDS riff). It wasn't even a particularly long episode, but I guess it's understandable given that this was apparently the back end of a double recording session.

"Ooorrr womanufacturing."

Side note, if anyone is interested in the time period covered in this episode (and beyond), "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States" is a pretty interesting series.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

i love when kyle answers his own questions cause no one else does hahah

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

View Postflatulent fashion figure, on 22 January 2013 - 03:14 AM, said:




I think David is gettig really annoyed at being interrupted and ignored constantly.



Nah...I'm sure he's used to that by now. Plus, it's probably hard to hear and communicate via Skype or over the phone like that. It's gotta be frustrating.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

hey guys, daniel radcliffe here

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Well...the wave of feminism that grew even stronger in the early 1970s definitely had already begun to express itself in the 1960s, in the wake of Friedan's THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE (and its bestselling status), the Civil Rights Movement, the varying degrees of counterculture, the AntiWar movement, the sexual revolution (to its varying degrees of existence)--and of course the amount of unconscious and not so much sexism in each of these movements...and the emerging lesbian as well gay male rights movements, with the Daughters of Bilitis standing side by side with the Matachine Society...

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

A note to Kyle's niece: DUDE!! Your uncle is dating Sarah Silverman! That's cool enough, gal. Forget Daniel Radcliffe. Pshhhaw! The most notable famous brush I had growing up is that my dad once rode an elevator with Leslie Nielsen in Las Vegas and he made fake fart noises (Leslie, not my dad).

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

When does Dave's girlfriend get to be a guest?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I would like to give a big salute to Kyle for going to Iraq to entertain the troops. What a wonderfully selfless thing to do for people who are themselves doing something amazingly selfless on behalf of us all. Kyle is an amazing talent and a wonderful guy.

I love all of the hatch-dwellers so much. The PBO podcast is a joy in my life.