From the Desk of Glen (history)

We continue our newest series on Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidians! 

This time - satanic panic and deprogramming, among the general mystery and darkness of religious sects and branches. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Welcome to the desk of Glen!

We have a wild bouquet of goodies in this episode, including peeing in the sink, breaking the Seven Seals and raising the Army of God, and a battle of necromancers. Yes, indeed! 

Give it a listen and let us know what you think! 

 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Welcome back to the desk of Glen!

This time we grab a pint and ponder on the value and implications of being right and what that meant for the survivors of the Standoff as we end our Ruby Ridge series!

 

Bottoms up!

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Category:history -- posted at: 8:16am EST

Howdy, folks!

In this episode of the Standoff Series we delve deeper into the tragic events from 1992 with some medical twists and hush hush details from the police side of view. 

 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

And they shot Vicky Weaver. 

That and more in tonight s Desk of Glen at 5!

 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Spoiler alert: The dog Dies.

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Hey there, folks!

Loneliness is a very special place - - and it can make you do crazy things.

This episode starts a new series From the Desk of Glen where Glen looks at the Standoff at Ruby Ridge and the events surrounding it. 

 

Direct download: RubyRidge_1.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 4:43am EST

Today on the Desk of Glen we have  the finale of the Battle of Marathon series where Glen talks nasty gamer kids and bronze sculptures - all in one lovely bundle!

 

Tune in next time for a new series! Hint: Ruby

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Category:history -- posted at: 8:05am EST

On THIS episode of "From the Desk of Glen", Glen discusses the inherit contradictions between heroic narratives. And also one really wild night...

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Category:history -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

How's it goin', guys and gals!

This time Daddy Glen brings you some goodies from his desk , including food allergies, Spartans and "good Greek values" that we all need in our abiding citizen lives!

 

Don't forget to find us everywhere and stay tuned for new B O N U S episodes on current events and some new co-hosts!

 

 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 8:02am EST

Greetings and salutations, listeners!

Today the Desk of Glen has an assortment of fine trinkets for you as we dive into a new series about the Battle of Marathon:

How do people get old?

Why did Herodotus make his stories so colorful and heroic?

And what's up with Marathon anyway?

These questions and more in this episode!

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: Battle_of_Marathon_Part_I.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

The Finale of Glen's First Series!

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Category:history -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

A preview of the new series! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 7:20pm EST

On this episode Glen and Bry take a look at disability and deformity from the time of Qing China and William Shakespeare! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

This week Glen & Bry discuss attitudes and beliefs surround disability and deformity from a Western, Eastern, and Norse perspective! As always, brought to you by Audiohole!

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Category:history -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

This week Bry and Glen begin a NEW SERIES! This time it's something a little different; They're looking at the historical, cultural, and medical evolution of attitude toward people with physical deformities or disabilities starting with the ancient world! Bake those tablets! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

On this exciting one-off, Bry & Glen discuss that kookiest of micro-nations, SEALAND! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 10:02am EST

On this, the exciting conclusion to the Norwegian Occupation Twofer, Bry & Glen discuss the German Blitzkrieg of Norway and the subsequent occupation, and lionization, of The Norwegian King! It's two for the price of one! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

On this episode Glen and Bry discuss the table-setting for the German occupation of Norway during WWII! Spot the black metal references!

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

On this Wintry One-off Bry and Glen discuss their favorite stupid shoes throughout the ages! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

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Category:history -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

On this episode Bry and Glen wrap up their series on The Jesuits in Japan and detail how it all just kind of faded away...

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

On this episode David and Glen discuss the early martyrdom of Christians in Japan as well as the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

WE'RE BACK! This week Bry and Glen begin a new series discussing the influence of Jesuit missionaries in Japan! Now with fewer technical difficulties!

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

This week Bry and David dive in to their favorite underrated historical figures! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

On this, The Finale (?) of our series on the Khalistan Movement, Bry and Glen discuss the events that lead to the end (?) of the movement in terms of mainstream acceptance. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the darkest era for the people of Pakistan and India. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss one of the biggest, least-talked about tragedies of the 20th Century: The Partition of India. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss a turning point in Sikh politics in the British Raj. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

This Week Bry and Glen Discuss the all-too brief existence of the Sikh Empire! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

THE NEW SERIES IS HERE. On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the origins of the Sikh religion and the lives of the ten gurus!

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

This week Bry and Glen don their sexiest pajamas and talk about their favorite historical Demons! So pour a snifter of Coors, put a sexy bachelor pad album on the RCA and do what you makes you feel good!

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

On this, the exciting SUPER-SIZED conclusion to the multi-part Taiping Rebellion, Bry and Glen discuss the downfall of the bloodiest conflict in Early Modern history! 

Direct download: taiward.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Hey Boners! We're too busy bobbing for beers to get a new episode together so enjoy this CARLIN originally released in October of 2015 featuring Daniel and Glen discussing favorite ghost stories! You can have bonus content like this by pledging $10 at www.patreon.com/thelesserbonerpartes !!!!

Direct download: GhostStoriesCarlin.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the end of the beginning of the end of the beginning of the decline of both the Qing and Taiping! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

This week Bry and Glen look to the British Opium Wars and the early successes of Hong's Taiping Rebellion! Surely (?) he is the brother of Jesus. Or whatever. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

On this, the first episode of Bry's first official series The Boners dive into the late Qing Dynasty and the early days of what would foment into the Taiping Rebellion! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

On the FINAL episode of our inaugural LISTENER REQUEST MONTH Bry and Glen tackle the Alcibiades-esque character of Francisco de Miranda. He pretty much went everywhere and met everybody. Just like Glen! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

The week LISTENER REQUEST MONTH ROLLS ON with Bry and Glen discussing historical Micro-States! They ARE the real thing!

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

Listener Request Month continues as Bry and Glen try to find the truth behind the Knights of the Golden Circle! There really ain't much! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

This week Listener Request Month continues with Bry and Glen discussing the six major political parties of the Weimar Republic and speculate wildly as to why they failed to resist...well, you know the rest...

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

This week Bry and Glen dive into LISTENER REQUEST MONTH and discuss the West African OYO EMPIRE! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

This week Bry and Glen discuss the end of both the Yugoslavian Civil War and Milosevic! Other BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS AWAIT YOU! Don't forget to get your requests in! 

thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com

@lesserpodcast 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Lighter on the jokes this week, but Bry and Glen soldier on for a discussion on one of history's bleakest events: The Siege of Sarajevo.

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

WE'RE BACK BABY! On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the 10 days that changed Yugoslavia forever. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

On this episode we explore the ideas of Dobrica Cosic and the Kosovo riots of 1981 and how they, yes, eventually, lead to the Yugoslavian Civil War! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

On this special BONUS episode ("Bonus" with a "U", for the fans!) Bry and Glen discuss the between war "Kingdom" period of Yugoslavia. And why that was bullocks. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

On this episode David and Glen turn the chairs FORWARD, put on the corduroy jackets with the elbow patches, stroke their beards thoughtfully, and discuss the myriad ideas that tore apart and unified the Balkans at the SAME TIME! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

The new series is here! On this episode, David and Glen discuss the power of the Battle of Kosovo and it's modern day resonance as a piece of nationalistic propaganda. That's because no one knows exactly what happened! 

Direct download: kosovo.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 11:40am EST

Before we dive into the official series Glen sat down to have a conversation with YouTube star Barbara Horvath to discuss her memories of growing up in Slovenia in the aftermath of the war, current European attitudes toward the conflict, and why Glen doesn't seem to know the difference between Central and Eastern Europe! 

Find Barbara at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Barbara4u2c

Direct download: barbar4u2c.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

Glen was sick for a week! This ground the gears of the assembly line at Boner HQ to a screeching halt! But, before we course-correct, Glen turned the necessity of a lack of a prepared episode into a new feature and an introduction to the new series! Behold: GLONZO!

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

This week Glen is joined by special guest Bry for a grab-bag of weird popes! Trust me. It gets weird.

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

Including bonus content this is without a doubt our longest series yet. Thannnnnks Regan! Join us as we discuss the tumultuous reign of Richard II, the true LAST PLANTAGENET! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:16am EST

On this episode David and Glen present a SUPER-SIZE EDITION of Edward III, The Black Prince, The Black Death, The 100 Years War, and...did we miss anything? Probably... 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:12pm EST

On this episode David and Glen discuss the controversial reign of Edward II. Was he as bad as people say. The answer, as with most historical figures, is a resounding "Maaaaaaaybe?"

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

On this episode Glen takes a solo journey into the world of Prince Edward I "Longshanks." He HAS to be true! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

This week we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to celebrate Boners past and present and YOU'RE INVITED! The whole gang has showed up to praise Glen.

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

On this episode Regan and Glen suck a lemon and discuss yet another round of a desperate King and his impudent barons! Stuff happens!

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Category:history -- posted at: 10:53am EST

On this episode Regan and Glen discuss the rather complicated reign of King John. He's everything you want him to be, and more! Plus, stay the hell away from the mangroves!

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

On this episode Regan and Glen talk about one of History's greatest hits: King Richard the Lionheart!

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

On this episode David and Glen turn the chairs around and rap about the Norman Conquest of England! It's the Lesser Bonapartes, for Kids! You know it, you love it. Now come tell us what we got completely wrong!

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

On this episode, our first in our series on the Plantagenet Dynasty. Regan and Glen console each other while trying to figure out the early family tree!

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:51am EST

On this episode we introduce newest member of the LB family Regan Jones! And she joins Glen to discuss her favorite women throughout history!

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

David and Glen and a British guy and a French guy discuss imperial Mossi and its eventual liberation! This one actually ends late episode rage-free!

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

On this episode David and Glen discuss the events leading up to the height of the Mossi Kingdoms era and what made The French start sniffing around the joint. Major Spoilers ahead!

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

On this episode David and Glen discuss Government and Culture in the Mossi Kingdoms.

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

On this episode David and Glen traverse the frustrating but fascinating sources for the foundation of the Mossi Kingdoms! And mostly hold it together. Mostly.

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

It's spring break! WOOOOOOOOOO! And the boys need a break in-between series! So they talked about their favorite stupid games throughout history! It turned into a stupid game of technical difficulty! But enjoy it anyway! The new series begins in one week!

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

On this episode Glen and Kris discuss the end of the Soviet/Afghanistan war, the rise of the Taliban, and how this relates to The October Revolution, WWII, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Before the finale this Saturday enjoy a laid-back "hats backward" episode with David as we discuss some more Pashtun myths and legends!

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:55am EST

A little more lambskin in the game this week and David and Glen discuss the "Golden Age" of Afghanistan and the tragic circumstances of "Ghost Bay"

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

Three Cheers to the three gentlement discussing today's morbid stories about the Afghanistan war, involving the Soviet Union and its citizens. Special guest - a living Soviet Union citizen with experience of the time!

 

 

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

On this episode, Glen takes a solo turn at the mic to describe the narrative of President Jimmy Carter and the US response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:34am EST

On this episode, Glen is joined by Boner David to discuss Afghanistani culture and the early 20th century political. Catch it!

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Twentieth-Century Afghanistan I - Rambo III

On this, the first episode of our most ambitious series since the last one, we welcome back Kristaps of the Eastern Border podcast to discuss the causes and immediate aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan! Word War I on Wednesday

Direct download: afghanone.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Common Scents

While we're prepping the next series Glen stops to do a little group therapy with himself. We also bring back Kristaps! This episode might be cathartic for you. It might piss you off. You might just not care. You can always skip it and wait until Saturday! Political punditry is just another scam.

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Category:history -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

The Republic of Venice VI - The Style Council

On this episode, we say goodbye to Daniel again for the first time and goodbye to Venice. Hello, Goodbye, Venice!

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Category:history -- posted at: 8:42am EST

The Republic of Venice V - Cretan Hop

On this episode, Daniel and Glen discuss the decline(?) and fall(?) of two of the great superpowers of the early modern age. And we welcome the return of bad-ass "Pretend Time"! Something for everyone!

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Category:history -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

The Republic of Venice IV - Leave it to Besieger

On this episode of The Most Serene Podcast, Daniel and Glen discuss The Black Death, The Plague Doctor, and The Fall of Byzantium. No, that's not the line-up of The 2017 Maryland Death Fest.

Direct download: venicefour.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 9:03am EST

The Republic of Venice III - Partition at Ground Zero

Daniel and Glen tiptoe carefully around the Fourth Crusade in order to discuss the events directly before and after. Constantinople, I hate you! I love you!

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Category:history -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

The Republic of Venice II - Doge Houses, A.D.

On this episode of Our Most Serene Podcast Daniel and Glen explore the often-overlooked, and nigh-incomprehensible Doge election process! Then they look at the not-at-all overlooked First Crusade! Jolly Old Saint Nick makes an appearance!

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

The Republic of Venice I - Venice, If You Will

On this, the triumphant guest-starring return of our beloved Daniel, our Boners take a deep dive into the history of Venice! What makes a Republic? Only Victor Mature's hairdresser knows for sure! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

The endish is here! Join Glen this week as he describes how the end of La Revolucion looks a lot like the end of "Casino"

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La Revoluion Mexicana IX - Parks and Wreck

Today we visit our glorious National Parks system and the downfall of Pancho Villa!

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Category:history -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

La Revolucion Mexicana VIII - +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma

On this, the eighth (?) episode of La Revolucion Mexicana, Glen discusses the break up of The Revolutionary Beatles by a revolutionary Yoko Ono. But there are no Yoko Onos. Just go with it.

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La Revolucion Mexicana VII - Franz, I'll be there for You

On this first Wednesday episode of The Lesser Bonapartes Glen provides the epilogue to the man, the myth, the boozer Victoriano Huerta. It's a little on the short-side but so was his comeback!

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

La Revolucion Mexicana VI - Huerta Day, Gone Tomorrow

On this, the first solo-outing for Glen on The Lesser Bonapartes, we discuss the presidency of Victoriano Huerta. Go to bed old man!

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:42am EST

The Pirate Flag

A special announcement from Glen

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Category:history -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our part 5 of La Revolution Mexicana series! Please, help yourself to a drink, or dont. Some people mentioned within today's episode would not appreciate it.

 

Direct download: La_Revolucion_Mexicana_V_-_Wheres_the_Beef_Trade_.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Greetings and welcome all to part IV of our Revolution Mexicana series! This time we provide ample amounts of Zapata, Mr. Huerta, The bloodiest 6 days of the revolution and those, who are in it for the LOLs. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 5:51am EST

Death, alcohol and  FINALLY a revolution - all this in the newest part of our Mexican Revolution series! What else did you expect?

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Category:history -- posted at: 7:42am EST

THE DICTATOR!! See if you can spot him in our second part of the Mexian Revolution series. Remember to love the Great Leader and enjoy our episode. Salutations! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Hey Boners and Grenades! Our Opus Magnum is about to arrive, so turn your phone to silent, sit tight, and let the lights go down as we are joined by Ana and venture into the Mexian revolution. P. S. Can you count the times Glen and Kris are confused?

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Category:history -- posted at: 10:14am EST

We are joined today by our lovely Ana to tell us about the history of sugar sculls. Love 'em, hate 'em, don't ignore them, they are a significant part of remembering the dead . Have fun while trick or treating, check your candy and remember, your ancestors are always watching. Happy Halloween!

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Category:history -- posted at: 11:22am EST

The Wolf of Balt Street

They don't do Halloween in Latvia! Ana had to go to a wedding! Alise is sick with the flu! Making our Halloween party kinda lame! But fear not, Boners! Kris and Glen have a story to tell that is sure to send shivers down your spine!

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Category:history -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

We are Black Metal Bonapartes, and we bring you the last part of the Elamite series where we cover the brutal Assyrians, stupid jokes and future plans. Hard Rock Halleluyah!

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Category:history -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

The Elamites II - Kish: Destroyer

Matriarchy and high priestesses, ripping apart the story of genesis,
incest and all sorts of Game of Thrones worthy insanity - All this in this newest episode in the Elamites series! 

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Category:history -- posted at: 6:28am EST

The Elamites I - Awan, Two, Three, Four!

At long last? The Lesser Bonapartes honor the request of exactly ONE person in all of history, and blame him accordingly! This week join Glen and Kris as they try to make an entire series on The Elamites fly. History podcasters, don't try this at home!

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Category:history -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Here's a rap for you cool cats about some Soviet History textbooks! Kristaps has brought some authentic books for this back- to- school episode and talks about some ridiculous history details mentioned there. Sharpen your pencils as this crossover episode may or may not include a test. 

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Category:history -- posted at: 6:18am EST

From the Desk of Glen

It's just you and Glen on this bonus episode!

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Category:history -- posted at: 10:05pm EST