History Defeats Itself

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March 23, 2020  

A Sleeveless Puffer


An HDI Special Presentation: We're all trying to make the best out of having to stay home. Here at HDI we decided to do a virus-free, off schedule episode on what we all want to be doing right now...playing outside. Kevin leads the crew as we chat about how Americans aren't doing as much in the great outdoors as we used to. We'll chat about the benefits of spending time outside, the harms of a primarily indoor lifestyle, and also...has anyone else not actually seen the movie Grease or is Kevin alone on this one? Look for an Instagram poll later this week. 

March 19, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Get Away From My Motorcar

I think one of the most interesting aspects of our episode on the American Dream is that both Greg and John had the exact same description of what the American Dream is: being born in the gutter and rising up to me massively successful. It’s not surprising, but interesting in that the dream has many different definitions when you start digging around yet most of us define it the exact same way.

NOT surprisingly, we had to get into the systemic racism and sexism in our country again. I know so many of our episodes head in that direction but it just goes to show Read the rest of this entry »

March 16, 2020  

Get Away From My Motorcar


Ah, the American Dream: our right to be born in the slums, work hard, and eventually become CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies that don't have to pay taxes. On the latest episode of HDI Kevin leads the crew in a talk about what drives us to achieve the greatest heights we can. And who actually has a legitimate shot at the American Dream. (Spoiler alert...it's white men.) Journey with us as we chat and light fancy cigars with hundos! Well, probably more like 20s. Actually it's singles. Honestly they're Swisher Sweets that someone left in Greg's car six years ago and we can't find a lighter. We're releasing this one a couple days early since everyone could use a laugh right now. Enjoy!

March 9, 2020  

History Completes Itself - It’s For the Kids

Sticks and stones motherfucker, sticks and stones. They say words cannot hurt you so we at History Defeats Itself decided to test out that theory.

With our first ever Swear Jar Episode, we put our money where our mouths are and made a donation for each profanity we uttered. We also bleeped them with the goal of making a child-friendly show. WARNING: it is not child-friendly!! I don’t know what John was thinking, even without the swearing, our content Read the rest of this entry »

March 4, 2020  

It’s For the Kids


Join us for our first ever Swear Jar Episode! John leads the crew in a discussion about censorship. So what did we do? We censored ourselves. And we're using our profanity for good by donating to charity every time we swear. This episode is benefiting Child Help, a great non-profit that helps abused and neglected kids. You can help too! Head to our Campaign Page and make a pledge for each time we curse. (Don't worry, you can cap it.) Let's help some great kids get a second chance!

February 24, 2020  

Swearin’ for Charity!


Let's help some kids in need! Join us for our first ever Swear Jar Episode. We'll donate $1 to Child Help every time we say a dirty word during the episode that's airing March 4th. Child Help is an organization that helps abused and neglected kids. You can make a pledge too! Click on the Swear Jar tab at the top of this page to donate now and help some kids get a second chance.

February 21, 2020  

History Completes Itself - How Do You Like My Boa?

Guys, I caught a ton of shit for the dating episode. I get it, I’m married (forever! I mean forever! Wow it’s been a long ass time), so what the heck could I possibly know about dating? Just because I don’t participate doesn’t mean I live in a vacuum. Plus, I have 2 young adult children that date. Well, they don’t tell me shit so never mind.

The inspiration for my research was based on memories of my carefree years of dating. I wanted to find out if kids today experience the same adrenaline rushes of love Read the rest of this entry »

February 19, 2020  

How Do You Like My Boa?

Dating has been around for a long time. From leaving a calling card, giving a wink, and hoping for the best to swiping right (or is it left) with a feverish vigor in an attempt to find the perfect mate, humans have long engaged in the courting process. On this episode of HDI Greg leads the crew in a discussion about dating. And who better to talk about dating than two married men and another guy in a committed relationship? But don't worry...we have opinions and stories that will make you laugh, cry, and feel bad for us. 

February 11, 2020  

History Completes Itself - I’m Getting a Boat!

Let's hear it for revolving debt! It was interesting to get some other viewpoints on credit. I got into some pretty real trouble with credit cards in my younger years and it sounds like my co-hosts weren't immune to that either. The good news is that, if you do get into trouble, there is a way out. It just take a fair amount of time.

I did this episode because I have mixed feelings on credit. It's great in so many ways. Most of us can't buy a car or certainly a house with cash. But the other side is that Read the rest of this entry »

February 5, 2020  

I’m Getting a Boat!


Ah credit cards...the cause of and solution to all of life's problems. Or, at least, many of them. On this episode of HDI we're chatting about revolving debt...in all its glory. We'll talk history, present, pros, cons, and everything in between. Plus, John will give you his current credit score, social security number, mother's maiden name, current and previous addresses, salary, and turn ons and turn offs. Come for the humor, stay for the identity theft.