History Defeats Itself

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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!

September 9, 2020  

History Completes Itself - If You Touch My Stuff I’ll Kill Ya

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  

If You Touch My Stuff I’ll Kill Ya


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  

History Completes Itself - Skull Awnings

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 »

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