History Defeats Itself

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August 5, 2020  

I Fractured the Front of My Face


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  

History Completes Itself - We Will Have to Abandon Capitalism As We Know It

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  

We Will Have to Abandon Capitalism As We Know It


Ah, The Onion. What don't you know? 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  

History Completes Itself - You Wanna Be Part of a Drunken Posse?

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 »

July 8, 2020  

You Wanna Be Part of a Drunken Posse?


War! Huh! Good God, y'all! What is it good for? Absolutely...lots if you're a power hungry, land grabbin' politician. On this episode John leads the crew in a discussion about American Wars. We talk history, you'll see if Kevin finally wins the Price is Right dining set, and we chat about Patrick Swayze. Because...Road House!

July 2, 2020  

History Completes Itself - It Goes Into Your Dilly Dangle

Let me start off by saying that I’m amazed at how close we got to the facts on this one-especially considering the source. This episode, more than most, makes me glad that Kevin came up with our disclaimer that we are not experts.

We had a lot of laughs while recording because apparently the three of us turn into giddy schmucks when we discuss anything related to sex. And you know what? We’re not sorry. Sex is awesome and every time Read the rest of this entry »

June 24, 2020  

It Goes Into Your Dilly Dangle


Birth control has been around for a lot longer than you might think. Humans have been trying to figure out how to enjoy sex without the worry of having a baby for thousands of years. On this episode of HDI Greg leads the way and educates us on the baby blocking methods that could have prevented any one of us from being here. Greg may have wished that Kevin and John's parents had used something 40-something years ago. 

June 16, 2020  

Mini-Public Service Announcement

Hello Mistorians,
Your favorite triumvirate has been digging in a bit to do our part about social injustice, particularly when it comes to racial equity and equality. We have found the following websites to be informative and useful so we thought that we'd share.
Thank you for listening and your support,
Love and Kisses,
K-Ro, G-Spot, John
June 15, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Maybe It’s Time America Has Make Up Sex

One of the great joys in my life is making my co-hosts uncomfortable. There are many ways to do it. One is recording with no pants on, another is drinking wine during the recording. (That really seemed to bother Greg.) I did not anticipate how out of sorts they would be talking about if the United States was past the point of reconciliation and if a divorce was a better option. 

I get that it's not an easily digestible idea. Especially now. We recorded this before George Floyd's horrific murder. I'm not sure this episode happens Read the rest of this entry »

June 10, 2020  

Maybe It’s Time America Has Make Up Sex


It's painfully obvious to all that we live in a divided country. Our two party political system has become so contentious that people are picking sides, digging in, and flipping the bird to the other side. Is it hopeless? Can we figure out a way to come together? Perhaps it's time to admit the Union didn't work and that it's time to break up. On this episode the crew attempts to answer the question: would we be better off if the United States split up? Join us for a rousing discussion that might get us all deported.