History Defeats Itself

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November 25, 2020  

I Don’t Like Doing Peyote In Crowds


Before Kevin's baby came into the world to dominate his life the crew recorded a quick series of episodes to publish while Kevin is out of commission. The theme: things that make us uncomfortable. On the first of the series Greg leads us in a conversation about enochlophobia. We know what you're thinking...what the hell does that mean? It means he has a fear of crowds. Another thing we know you're thinking: that guy is afraid of everything. You are correct.

November 11, 2020  

The Golden Gorge of California


Donald Trump did his best to destroy and pillage some of the most beautiful places in this country. Hopefully beginning in mid-January we can work to undo...well...pretty much everything he did in the past four years. On this episode John guides us through a discussion about national parks and federal land. We talk about Teddy Roosevelt, the massive efforts over the years to protect federal lands, and how one administration sought to destroy those efforts in record time. Also, Greg really, really likes Cool Ranch Doritos.

November 5, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

Truth or Consequences in Child Rearing-

Parenting topics can be dicey. Seems most people have strong opinions about how to best turn out your offspring. In this episode, we tackled the benefits and challenges of child rearing and specifically discipline and consequences.  I don’t think anyone relishes having to hand out consequences to a misbehaving brat. But as a father of three I can tell you Read the rest of this entry »

October 28, 2020  

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child


How we view child discipline has certainly changed over generations. There was a time when physical and emotional abuse was the norm. At the time they called it tough love. Now we know it was child abuse and created emotionally crippled, angry humans. On this episode Greg leads the crew in a discussion about child discipline and how we are learning that treating kids like humans and with respect can lead to well adjusted, emotionally strong adults. Imagine that. Listen now or John will give you a taste of the back of his hand. 

October 21, 2020  

History Completes Itself - I Have Sat On My Balls

I wasn't too surprised that my co-hosts balked at the topic of aging. We've talked in previous podcast episodes about how we feel about it. But, as I've mentioned before in these blogs, I thoroughly enjoy making them uncomfortable. 

I think that most of us can agree that ageism sucks. Just like we shouldn't make broad assumptions about someone Read the rest of this entry »

October 14, 2020  

I Have Sat On My Balls


Getting older certainly has its negatives. But it doesn't have to be all bad. Look at Greg...he has a solid zest for life and he's like 100. (As you can see Greg doesn't write these.) On the next episode of HDI it's Kevin's turn to lead the crew and we have lots of fun talking about aging. And we promise to have you home by 7. 

October 7, 2020  

History Completes Itself - You’re Gonna Get a Strongly Worded Text Message

Kudos to John for opening up about his sexuality on our latest episode of WHO GIVES A FUCK?!

Just kidding. It can’t be easy to dip your toe into a sea of judgment by sharing something extremely personal about your life. And John didn’t just dip a toe, he went full-send belly-flop from a 50’ cliff!

John’s topic ran the gambit (what a fucking weird word “gambit”) on all things sexual relationships. For Kevin and me, Read the rest of this entry »

September 30, 2020  

You’re Gonna Get a Strongly Worded Text Message


The idea of what a relationship is supposed to be is changing. And we couldn't be happier about it because the three of us can finally get that cabin in Vermont we've been talking about for years. On this episode of HDI John leads the crew and we're talking about polyamory. You'll laugh, you're learn a thing or two, and you may even end up going to your significant other with an "idea" about how to make your relationship more interesting. (Disclaimer: The hosts of HDI will not reimburse anyone for hotel fees or alimony payments.) Enjoy!

September 24, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Spendy Spendy Losey Losey

Apparently your kind hosts (hoists?) are not the only ones with the penchant for rolling the dice. We heard you loud and clear. You like the action. You like getting drunk playing Keno at the Mirage while drinking an Old Fashioned and wearing a be-sequined ruffled pink tuxedo shirt and getting on bent-knee proposing to a porpoise on holiday from Sea World. Because gambling baby. Nothing sexier than throwing caution to the wind Read the rest of this entry »

September 16, 2020  

Spendy Spendy Losey Losey


Some people bet on sports, others on the ponies, many love Las Vegas, and still others bet on how many slices of pepperoni a pizza will have when it arrives. Whatever your preferred game of chance one thing is for sure: humans love to bet on things. On the latest episode of HDI Greg takes us through the psychology of gambling. Money will be lost, relationships will be broken, and a man who placed a bet on Tiger Woods will give us a fit not seen since the days of Eric the Anal. Adducci!

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