Professor Brad – Articles of Confederation

This episode Gustav is blessed to have Professor Brad join him for the second part of their rambling conversation which covers prostitution, environmental determinism, circumcision talk and the Articles of Confederation.

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Professor Brad is an award winning historian and author and Gustav of course is just a guy who thinks he knows stuff.  So it’s only natural for the two of them to discuss the possible merits for society of prostitution.  Then they misidentify the wrong historic Louisiana governor, but that’s not important, since they were on a roll.

Brad tries to lure Gustav into political talk, but instead they settle on discussing their general location on the current political spectrum which then turns into Articles of Confederation talk.    That leads to further discussion of socialism, democracy and libertarianism.

Gus asks if Brad remembered being as angry politically in his youth as the current landscape seems to be.  The idea that a president needs a “Bad Guy” adversary is postulated.

Discussing presidents brings up the idea of the winners in history not always having to answer for their own sins as great as the defeated must.  Gus and Brad discuss FDR’s internment camps as a prime example.

And then Brad yanks the wheel and we head into the ditch for circumcision talk which somehow leads to Brad dispelling environmental determinism.

 

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Professor Brad – Mexico’s George Washington

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:

  1. Cody asks about breakfast soup
  2.  Aaron inquires about Texas secession boundaries
  3.  Ginsburg asks about other books Brad would want to write
  4.  Trey wants to know who the villains of  World War I were
  5.  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.

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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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