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66-Paul Bunyan: Truth in Advertising

By |2018-03-15T14:38:56-04:00April 11th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

You know how to make your stories completely resistant to any ridicule from a future podcaster? Make them as ridiculous as possible. The stories of Paul Bunyan arose from the camps of lumberjacks in the US in the 1880s, but he spread to be a nationwide symbol of American strength and a pioneer [...]

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36A-Pocahontas: The Empire Business

By |2016-06-14T22:11:58-04:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The story of Pocahontas and John Smith has turned from compelling historical story of a brave woman who united two warring nations, to a melodramatic, oversimplified love story. In reality, Pocahontas likely never view Smith as more than a friend, since she was 11 when they first met. But they won't meet quite yet. We need to [...]