Have you ever heard of Mexico’s George Washington? Listen to this first part of a two part special series where Gustav sits down with everyone’s favorite historian, Professor Brad and maybe you will figure out what he means. Sadly Ty and Heavy seem to have abandoned the podcast, so Gustav begged Brad to join him for what was initially going to be an hour of scholarly talk. But lucky for the listener, the scholarly mumbo jumbo is augmented by the meandering and confusing rabbit trails that you have come to expect from Gustav and his enabler Brad.
Brad starts the ball rolling with a tale of his Uncle Doobie and a hitchhiker, which fits nicely with the recent hitchhiking episode Ty and Gus did a few weeks ago. Gustav dabbles with psychoanalyzing Brad’s bad tooth pick up line, but abandons that thread for several questions that loyal listeners and fans of Brad sent in via Twitter:
- Cody asks about breakfast soup
- Aaron inquires about Texas secession boundaries
- Ginsburg asks about other books Brad would want to write
- Trey wants to know who the villains of World War I were
- Tell wonders if Brad is just luring him to buy his book by telling him he is descended from great men of New Spain
As you can imagine, these questions lead Gus and Brad down a myriad of dead ends, rabbit holes and erroneous statements. Somewhere along the way Brad talks about a failed comic book idea, Gustav struggles for the name of space flight pioneer Wernher von Braun, Brad teaches us that Augustine de Iturbide was Mexico’s George Washington and all other kinds of useless information.
So send us your emails about changing historic perspectives, Werner von Braun, or breakfast soup to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to listen to listen to Gustav’s guest appearance on Megan’s Movie Podcast on the Blowout Podcast Network where he and Megan talk about Tombstone.
And listen to Brad each week on his own podcast Below the Belt
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