From the Desk of Glen
The Lesser Bonus-Partes - Year-End Revue

It was a slow and ugly slog to get to this, but give it a whirl! We love you guys and wanted to do a quick bro-tastic fist-bump! See you in 2016!

Direct download: mailtwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

The Violent Femmes II - 2 Distaff 2 Furious

On this episode Daniel and Glen once again turn the hats and chairs around and discuss some of their favorite women of history! And, for some reason, Pump Up the Volume. 

Direct download: femmestwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

The Timurid Empire Part IV - Admirable Akbar

On this episode Daniel and Glen explore what happened to the descendants of Tamerlane because he died two episodes ago and we didn't know what else to talk about! Plus an exciting announcement about the Patreon rewards in 2016!

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Direct download: tamerfour.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

On this episode Daniel and Glen talk about Tamerlane's legacy. Though he died in the last episode. Wait. What are we talking about now? How many more episodes? Oh for fu...

Direct download: tamerthree.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

The Timurid Empire Part II - Ankara's Away!

On this episode Daniel and Glen travel over Thanksgiving weekend for a little "Turkey." Oh, that's terrible. I'm so sorry...

Direct download: tamertwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

The Timurid Empire Part I - Hulagu Plus

It's the new series! And Daniel and Glen can't pronounce anything! Join us as we try to parse out the nearly impossible dynasties of the successors of The Great Khan! (spoiler alert: it wasn't so great).

Direct download: tamerone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

The Gin Craze Part II - Gin-imy Jillickers!

On this episode Daniel and Glen wake up on a bed of straw and wonder what the hell happened 250 years ago to make London so gin happy! And thanks to Fan-Fic contest winner Matt for the suggestion!

Direct download: gintwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

The Gin Craze Part I - The New Power Gin-eration

Thanks to Fan-Fic Contest Winner Matt for suggesting our new series on the Gin Craze of 18th Century Europe. ***Drinking Game Alert*** A gallon of gin every time we say "Gin." It's interactive for the duration of your consciousness! 

Direct download: ginone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

The Lesser Bonus-Partes - Mail Call!

It's Halloween! And we know you are either drunk, about to be drunk, or are recovering from being drunk and thus cannot commit to a full episode. So enjoy us as we lark through some of our favorite recent letters! New series will be up next week!

Direct download: mailone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

History of Ethiopia Part IV - What a Way to Goa!

It's the finale of the History of Ethiopia series! Thanks to Ashley for the request! We hope you don't kick us out of your feed like Ethiopia did to the Jesuits! 

Direct download: ethfour.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

The History of Ethiopia Part III - La Islam Bonita

On this episode Daniel and Glen chat about one of the most impressive and fascinating eras in Ethiopian history. It was, in fact, so awesome that everyone forgot to write anything down! But hey, carved churches! 

Direct download: eththree.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

The History of Ethiopia Part II - Aksum the Position

On this episode Daniel and Glen wake up refreshed and ready to take on the genesis of Christianity in the Ethiopian and Aksumite cultures! That only takes about an hour, right? Oh, it doesn't? Uh-oh.

Direct download: ethiopiatwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

History of Ethiopia Part I - Ark, Ham Asylum

Listener Ashley challenged us to argue and not sleep for a few weeks. We graciously accepted. Plus, the winner of the Fanfic Submission Contest is announced and Daniel has finally caught up on his paperback beach reading!

Direct download: abyssinianone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

The Lesser Bonapartes Fanfic Part IV - Victor

Here it is! The fourth and final selection for the Fanfic Competition! Voting is now open! To vote for Victor email "Fanfic - Victor" to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com! Thank you for participating and we will be back with our NEW SERIES on Saturday 10/3!

Direct download: Fanfic_-_Victor.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

The Lesser Bonapartes Fanfic Part III - Nick

Here it is! Nick's contribution to the Fanfic Contest as always, narrated by Professor Goozer! To vote for Nick write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - Nick" the subject line! 

Direct download: Fanfic_-_Nick.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

Here it is! Matt's contribution to the Fanfic Contest as narrated by our very own Professor Goozer! To vote for David write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - Matt" the subject line! 

Direct download: Fanfic_-_Matt.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

Quack to the Beach

On this episode Daniel and Glen offer up their latest roundup of fringe history before taking off for Spring(ish) Break! Enjoy your week of fanfic before we come back in October!

Direct download: quackII.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

The Lesser Bonapartes Fanfic Part I - David

Here it is! Our first entry in The Lesser Bonapartes fanfic contest! To vote for David write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - David" the subject line!

Direct download: Slashfic_-_David.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Hot Grudge

On this episode Daniel and Glen attempt to discredit each other in a knock-down, drag-out, battle for supremacy. Mostly they spit ball Boner-centric alcoholic beverage ideas. There's always common ground.

Direct download: Rival.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

Xenophon's Anabasis Part IV - Death, Thrace, 10,000

On this episode Daniel and Glen trip out on some wild honey, fall in with the wrong crowd, and sort of peter out at the end. So, typical episode! 

Direct download: xenfin.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

Xenophon's Anabasis Part III - In The Armenia Now

On this episode Daniel and Glen trudge through thousands of miles of desert, mountain passes, snow, ice, and hostile enemy territory for what else? Beer! 

Direct download: xenophonthree.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Xenophon's Anabasis Part II - Billet, Raise, Cyrus

On this episode Daniel and Glen quibble over money and alliegances as they journey deeper into the heart of The Persian Empire with our ship's captain, Xenophon! Can these Greeks and Persians get along in the big city? Only Artaxerxes II knows for sure!

Direct download: xenotwo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

Xenophon's Anabasis Part I - Xenophon; Warrior Princes

It's the beginning of a new multi-part series! Join Daniel and Glen as they get trapped behind enemy lines and have to bop their way through the hostile territory of sparse classical sources! Will they make it back? Only 10,000 or so Greek mercenaries know for sure! 

Direct download: xenone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

The Aztec Empire Part IV - That's Not Nahuatl!

On this episode Daniel and Glen fight back the night sky once more to discuss the fall of the Aztec Empire and discuss the many ways that it is still with us. Plus, exciting announcments on the upcoming series!

Direct download: aztecfinale.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

The Lesser Bonus-Partes Episode I - The Ana Interview!

On this special bonus episode Daniel and Glen turn the chairs backwards and rap with listener and true Mesoamerican student Ana. How badly have the Bonerpartes Bonered it? Listen and find out!

Direct download: anainterviewmain.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

The Aztec Empire Part III - Riding the Coatl-tails

On this episode Daniel and Glen look to the skies and attempt to divine just how many sacrifices it would take to hold onto their vast podcasting empire for just one more year. (Hint: It's more than 3).

Direct download: aztec3.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

On this episode Daniel and Glen doff their finest eagle and jaguar hats and dive into the culture, religion, and warfare of The Aztec Empire. Beat back the night!

 

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Direct download: aztec2.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

The Aztec Empire Part I - Teotihuacan on Sunshine

On the first episode of their exciting new multi-part series, Daniel and Glen stay up all night and botch the pronunciations anyway. Plus, Daniel has a million-dollar foodtruck idea and Glen becomes jealous of his dog's mastery of the Aztec language. We got big heads!

Direct download: aztec1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

The Three Kingdoms Part IV - Jin!

On this, the finale of our Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, Daniel and Glen contemplate the greater cultural impact of the Three Kingdoms period, mispronounce a whole lot of names, and consider opening their own Three Kingdoms-themed restaurant/bar. 

Direct download: three4.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

The Three Kingdoms Part III - Zhuge Rush

On this episode Daniel and Glen attempt to pronounce everything correctly five separate times and fail miserably. Plus, exciting announcements about upcoming content! 

Direct download: three3.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

The Three Kingdoms Part II - How Now, Cao Cao?

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss the official battle-lines of the "Three Kingdoms" period and for some reason pretend-time being country lawyers.

Direct download: three2new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

The Three Kingdoms Part I - Too Han Fu

On this episode Daniel and Glen embark on a journey through Ancient China and the War for the Three Kingdoms! But first we blast some math about Ancient Chinese culture and The Han Dynasty!

Direct download: three1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

Car Search

On this episode Daniel and Glen buy a little more time and discuss their favorite stupid vehicles from history!

Direct download: dumbvehicles.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

The Anniversary Special!

On this episode Daniel and Glen doff the top hats and celebrate their first birthday! Come for your letters! Stay for the celebrity interviews! 

Direct download: extravaganza.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Hat's Crazy!

On this episode Daniel and Glen turn the cones backwards and discuss their favorite historically stupid hats!

Direct download: hats.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

The James Gang Part IV - Dingus Conned

On the final episode in the James Gang series, Daniel and Glen give you the rootinest, tootinest send-off to the Reconstruction, The Old West, and that terrible grapefruit ale Glen decided to drink during the recording. Farewell, Jesse, we *hardly* knew ya! 

Direct download: jesse4.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

The James Gang Part III - Jesse & the R.I.P.pers

On this, our third exciting installment on Jesse James and The James Gang, Daniel and Glen move that they be fully exonerated from all Crimes Against Podcasting. Any yellow journalists out there willing to take this on?

Direct download: jesse3.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

The James Gang Part II - Feeling Gallatin's Pull

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss the resurgence of confederate sympathy in Missouri. Also: The Famous James Gang more or less botches a famous robbery. And Daniel breaks down the Reconstruction in fifteen minutes! Take that, Burns!

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Direct download: james2.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

The James Gang Part I - Missouri Loves Company

In the first part of their new series Glen and Daniel set off on their own and discover a Civil War that was worse than The Civil War. Glen's identity crisis comes free with admission. 

 

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Direct download: jesse1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss their favorite quack remedies throughout the ages. Spoiler alert: It was mostly heroin. 

Direct download: quack.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

The Ashante Empire Part III - Don't you want a Fante?

An entire episode in drum language. 

Direct download: ashanti3.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

The Ashanti Empire Part II - Kumasi, Comme Ca

On this second episode of a multi-part series on the Ashanti Empire, Daniel and Glen go into "cool teacher" mode and rap about their favorite aspects of Ashanti life and culture. Bring your own yam!

Direct download: ashanti2.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

The Ashanti Empire Part I - Ghana Make You Sweat

On this episode Daniel and Glen do a deep dive into a new miniseries where they will most assuredly lose their minds. Fun, won't you?

Direct download: ashanti1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Procopius; Sex & Violence

On this episode Daniel and Glen set a little mood lighting, turn the hats backwards, and have an "adult conversation" about one of history's dirtiest biographies.

Direct download: anecdota.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part VII - Napoleon's Waterloo

On this episode, surely to be remembered as the definitive word on the definitive battle of the Napoleonic War, Daniel and Glen return from exile on the Isle of Elba and put their feet up and sit out trying to figure out whatever the heck Napoleon was thinking. Now with more ABBA jokes!

Direct download: waterloo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part VI - Czar Search

On this episode Daniel musters 600,000 men and marches on Glen for drinking the last beer in the fridge. They were bros. Oh, and Napoleon gets a bunch of people killed and accomplishes nothing.

Direct download: czar.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part V - Prussia It Real Good

On this episode Daniel and Glen finally bite off more than they can chew. But so did Prussia. And that's totally a bigger deal than Daniel and Glen!

Direct download: Napoleon5.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part IV - Duck Coup

On this episode Daniel and Glen get to the Napoleonic Era. Episode IV. Yeah. We know.

Direct download: Napoleon4.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part III - Balk Like an Egyptian

On this episode Daniel and Glen set sail on the biggest Napoleonic debacle since our first two installments! Naval combat in the Age of Sail! Egyptomania! Hilariously bad ideas! It's all here, folks!

Direct download: napoleon3.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part II - Italy, Me Banana

On this episode Daniel and Glen get a little too attached. Recite our podcast to all your friends at court and laugh hysterically. Plus, the invention of your least favorite Starcraft tactic, and why it was probably a total buzzkill to go out drinking with Napoleon during the Italian wars!

Direct download: napoleon2.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

The Greater Bonapartes Part I - French's Muster

In this all-new multi-part series Daniel and Glen declare the podcast monarchy dissolved and bring about "The Terror." It's their own terror. Seriously. They have no idea what they're doing.

Direct download: napoleon1.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

The Maurya Empire Part IV - It's Reigning Menander

On this episode Daniel and Glen struggle to find something to say about an era that is entirely bereft of primary sources. But yet they find peace in the struggle. So in a way it's fitting.

Direct download: maurya4.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 7:59am EDT

The Maurya Empire Part III - Gimme Gimme Ashoka Treatment

On this episode Daniel and Glen explore (on the backs of imaginary elephants) the reign of Ashoka the Great, who toiled away in obscurity until he released his legendary Rock Edicts. 

Direct download: maurya3.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

The Maurya Empire Part II: Jains Addiction

On this episode Daniel and Glen fail to meditate quietly on Jainism, Mauryan expansion, and Hellenistic India. If you fail to learn anything you will be doomed to listen again and again.

Direct download: maurya2.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Maurya Empire Part I: Chariot Begins at Home

On this episode Daniel and Glen provide some quick context before they renounce sleep and free-time to travel the world gathering information for this two-bit series on the first great Indian empire!

Direct download: maurya1.m4a
Category:history -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

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