History Defeats Itself

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May 13, 2020  

I Need You to Sign This Waiver


The Mormon faith is complicated and nuanced. And what better way to learn about it then from three liberal heathens? On this episode of HDI Greg teaches us about Mormonism. Can they really not drink alcohol? Spoiler alert: no, they can't. Clearly this is not the religion for us since Kevin drank a bottle of wine during the recording. Put on your favorite pair of magical underwear, crack a beer, and come be saved with us!

May 4, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Talking to Kevin May Cause Swelling

This episode may fall under the self indulgent category. Seasonal allergies have been kicking my ass since The Bangles were hot. (I actually looked up the top songs of 1987 and that was not a great time for music. The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" was #1. That's gotta be racist right?)

I appreciated my co-hosts indulging me. I mean, what choice do they have right? As the podcast dictator I have the option to edit the shows however I want. Before too long it'll just be me talking and music at the beginning and end. 

I actually learned a lot researching this topic Read the rest of this entry »

April 29, 2020  

Talking to Kevin May Cause Swelling


Ah, Spring. The snow is melting...birds are chirping...grass is growing...and the person sitting next to you on the bus has wads of Kleenex shoved up each nostril. Anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies knows that pain. On this episode of HDI we're talking about allergies, something Kevin knows all to well. We talk about hay fever, food allergies, and how John saved Greg's life once by administering Benadryl. (Spoiler alert: it wasn't orally.) Join us for our most congested episode yet.

April 25, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, A Magical Organization

Raise your hand if you're surprised that John did an episode on the world ending. I believe this is the point when someone my age should say, Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I would also like to apologize for how stoned we were. It was 4-20, in our defense. And if it's any consolation that episode was a bitch to edit because of our idiocy. 

It's easy to become fascinated with how it's all going to end. For the same reason that people are fascinated with how it all began. It boggles the mind. Some believe Read the rest of this entry »

April 22, 2020  

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, A Magical Organization


Humans have been interested in the end of the world for thousands of years. Whether it's a religious belief, a psychic premonition, or a science based prediction, many believe life on earth has an expiration date. On this episode of HDI John leads the crew in a rousing discussion about how it will all end. John thinks it's soon, Kevin thinks it's further out, and Greg doesn't care either way as long as he's the first to go.

April 18, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Goats Are Now Worth Seven Chickens

People have always had a love/hate relationship with the media. I remember as a kid my parents used to say "Don't believe everything you read, Kevin". Of course, that backfired because instead of learning about God in CCD class I chalked it up to a load of crap and drew penises on Jesus's head in my Bible workbook instead. Hey, don't judge! Seven year old boys draw penises on everything.

I think the mistrust of the media overall goes back to the days where people made up stories to sell papers. And, of course, that is still a popular thing to do as websites yearn for clicks. Hell our own president makes shit up all the time. It's amazing that Read the rest of this entry »

April 15, 2020  

Goats Are Now Worth Seven Chickens


The media has been in our lives in a variety of forms for generations. It informs, educates, and even helps catch bad guys. Yes the media has a checkered past and a history of being dishonest. (Sorry, Fox News, lying to the public is another thing you didn't invent.) But it's certainly done more good than bad. It's a vital tool to Democracy. Don't believe us? Just ask someone in North Korea. Or better yet, listen to the latest episode and let John convince you!

April 13, 2020  

History Completes Itself - Dirty Dances with Wolves

I don’t care who you are, life has been a bitch lately and I am extremely grateful to have my dogs at my side. My daily walks with my little buddies are one of the few things that clears my head and helps to keep me in the moment when so much is falling all around.

That being said, none of us on the show are so gaga about our poochies that we consider them to be like our kids. Some people are

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April 8, 2020  

Dirty Dances with Wolves


On another special Covid-free quarantine episode Greg leads the crew in a chat about our furry friends. Not actual furries...social distancing prohibits furry gatherings. We're talking about dogs! Grab a treat and settle in for what we hope is a brief diversion from the current reality. 

April 4, 2020  

History Completes Itself - F**k Alex Jones


What should have been a fun romp through pasture of human psychology seemed to land us in a steaming pile of cow shit. When I came up with the topic of conspiracy theories, I assumed that we’d all share a laugh at the expense of some tinfoil-hat-wearing-outliers in our society that believed the unbelievable. What I found were some desperate and potentially mentally ill people that latched on to outlandish answers Read the rest of this entry »

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