September 16, 2020
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!
September 9, 2020
First and foremost...our apologizes again for John's audio issues. He's not "techy" by nature but he's learning and definitely feels shame. Especially after Greg and I berated him for a week or so.
So...superstitions. Since this episode aired people have been telling me all about their crazy beliefs. I should have interviewed them before the show I guess. As I said in the show the thing that is so fascinating about superstitions is that they are widely accepted despite Read the rest of this entry »
September 2, 2020
Why do we believe in superstitions? We know they're ridiculous. Logically we know that knocking on wood doesn't bring us luck. We know that walking under a ladder isn't going to lead to tragedy. (Well, unless the ladder falls on you while you're under it.) And deep down Greg knows that the order he puts his hockey gear on won't make him any better at the sport. But many of us succumb to these beliefs. On this episode Kevin leads the crew and we're talking superstitions. And we apologize for the appearance of Robot John in place of actual John. We assure you John feels shame for his technical snafu.
August 24, 2020
Hair was a bit of a punchy episode. Well, I can mostly speak for myself. Apparently my thinning follicles are fodder for me being a fucker to my fellow festive friends.
As John presented the physiological and historical data about hairstyles and types and uses (and Kevin just sat around in plaid shorts) I couldn’t help but contemplate my shortcomings of hair challenges. Upon listening to the episode on publish day, a thought got trapped in a brain fold: “WHY DO I CARE SO MUCH ABOUT LOSING MY HAIR?” For the record Read the rest of this entry »
August 19, 2020
When you have great hair...you flaunt it. No matter what age you are. On this episode of HDI the crew discusses hair. And Greg and John attack Kevin's sense of style. Which, if you've met them, is extremely ironic. Plus, we pose the question: if Hitler had worn the Tom Selleck...would Tom Selleck wear the Hitler since the Tom Selleck would be forever frowned upon? Think about it. This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to Manscaped.com and use promo code HDI to get 20% off plus free shipping!
August 18, 2020
Head trauma is nothing to laugh at. Even though we did in this episode. But give us a break...we're a comedy podcast!
Knowing as many hockey players as I have over the years it is not surprising that Greg has had 74 concussions. Plus he really can't put a whole sentence together and he can only eat if he mashes his food into a fine paste. But in all seriousness contact sports are always going to have the concussion stigma attached to them. How can they not? Football players Read the rest of this entry »
August 5, 2020
There was a time when "getting your bell rung" or "seeing stars" just meant you needed to shake the cobwebs, grab a smelling salt, and get back out there! Nowadays we know that head injuries are nothing to take lightly. On this episode Greg leads the crew in a discussion about concussions. It's a great conversation, although Greg doesn't remember that on account of all the concussions he's had. This episode is brought to you by Manscaped. Go to Manscaped.com and use promo code HDI to get 20% off plus free shipping!
July 28, 2020
I’ve been leading some episodes that feel like bummers lately. I’m sorry! It’s COVID’s fault, that fuck face virus. I hope they’ve at least been interesting though. I’ve enjoyed chatting with my co-hosts about these topics for sure.
So…science denial. Yeah it’s pretty messed up. The fact that people are choosing to believe a president so obviously beholden to corporations and rich people over doctors and scientists with fancy degrees and the best interests of public health in mind is beyond puzzling. And quite embarrassing as well. Conspiracy theorists want us Read the rest of this entry »
July 22, 2020
Science denial is everywhere in our society from those who think COVID is a hoax to climate change deniers to people who don't believe hair helmets regrow hair (ahem..Kevin). On this episode the crew talks about how so many people are opting to mistrust scientists with huge brains and years of schooling, research, and training and instead put their faith in a President who looks like the fourth member of the Lollipop Guild. I mean...why not? Side note: John had some marijuana-induced technical issues with his sound file. So please forgive the slight dip in production quality.
July 13, 2020
Let me start out by saying that, not only does John not write his episode recaps, that prick doesn’t even read ‘em! I am hereby offering him $25.00 and the reader/listener that alerts him to this entry a $25 gift card to Del Taco (or similar). Just send us an email at HistoryDefeatsItself@gmail.com and it’s yours (ONLY 1 PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED).
Now let’s get on with the show: War! It’s almost as if it were a business model. America has been involved in a billion wars Read the rest of this entry »