History Defeats Itself

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January 20, 2021  

Cereal, Wild Fowl, and Onion

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We all yearn for the day when we can eat at restaurants without wearing Hazmat suits. But until then, come reminisce about it with us. On this episode Greg leads the way in a rousing discussion about dining out, restaurant experiences, and food.  Plus John recounts an adorable story about stealing money from shitty teenagers. Pull up a chair and join us. Drinks are on Greg.

January 6, 2021  

Jeff. Goldblum.

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Is local news dying? The short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes. But there is still time to save it. On this episode of HDI Kevin rings in 2021 with a topic that threatens our democracy as we know it. Also John gets pretty drunk. Not intentionally...he's just a lightweight. Happy New Year, Mistorians!

December 30, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Like a Twister I Was Born to Walk Alone

Okay, most of us have a screw that could use a little tightening. But a small percentage of the population could really make use of the whole toolbox. They are the adrenaline, risk takers. Or as I like to refer them: maniacs.

What compels some to push the boundaries to such extreme depths that the only way to feel alive is to brush the mustache of death? Kevin dove right in and I quickly realized that while I do enjoy snowboarding, hockey and being married Read the rest of this entry »

December 23, 2020  

Like a Twister I Was Born to Walk Alone

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For the final episode in our series of episodes about things that make us uncomfortable Kevin reveals that he is not the biggest fan of heights. The crew discusses thrill seeking and adrenaline junkies in our most action packed episode yet! We recommend listening to this episode while free climbing or hang gliding.

December 16, 2020  

History Completes Itself - The World is a Flaming Dumpster

John Hates Happiness

Kevin and I give John a lot of shit about his cynicism and in this thoughtful and fun episode he finally owns it! Sure he thinks that humankind has committed irreparable damage to the environment. He thinks we have destroyed the landscape with cars, fossil fuels, graffiti and punching puppies. He has stated many many times that no person is beyond corruption if given the appropriate incentive. But this topic of believing that optimistic people cause more harm than good Read the rest of this entry »

December 9, 2020  

The World is a Flaming Dumpster

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In part two of our series of episodes about things that make us uncomfortable John confirms what everyone already knew: he's afraid of very optimistic people. Join us as we explore the benefits of optimism, the advantages of a pessimistic outlook, and John's feeling that extremely optimistic people are dangerous. Give it a listen. Or don't. What does it matter anyway? Sigh...

December 2, 2020  

History Completes Itself - I Don’t Like Doing Peyote in Crowds

Time to come clean: I’ve been making up bullshit phobias to gain some sort of sympathy and attention from my co-hosts. Turns out, these heartless bastards could give 2 shits about my anxieties so now I turn to you the listener, loyal Mistorians, in hopes of winning your compassion. Okay, Enochlophobia is a real thing. And I actually suffer from it. I don’t know why I just called it bullshit. I blame a lack of an editor. And John Banks. I hate to illicit pity from that grey-bearded fuck! Granted, I never stop talking about my anxieties so I fear that I have become the Canadian that cried wolf.

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November 25, 2020  

I Don’t Like Doing Peyote In Crowds

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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 18, 2020  

History Completes Itself - The Golden Gorge of California

Being trapped traveling in an RV with his significant other for two weeks inspired John’s episode on National Parks. Most people wait for their golden years to hit the open road but John just couldn’t wait! While I bet Kevin a Sausage McGriddle that Courtney would get so sick of John’s cynicism that she would help him find the fastest way to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, alas he did return unscathed. So unscathed as a matter of fact, that he decided to do some research on some of the United States’ fettered and unfettered National Parks.

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November 11, 2020  

The Golden Gorge of California

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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.

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