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History Guys

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Two historians discuss history, current events, movies and anything else they happen upon in an informed--often sardonic and inappropriate--way. Listen in, every Saturday at 5 PM Eastern, 2 PM Pacific!

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The history of the recent elections that is! The guys talk about the elections and other history stories.

Dan and Alex discuss the upcoming election and the movie "Argo." What do Alex and Dan really think of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? The Guys also talk religion in and around politics. What is the historical significance of Mitt... more

Movies, Presidential debates, history, and news, oh my!

Dan and Alex discuss current events and history related stories.

Alex and Dan have a free-flowing discussion about history and film from Lawrence of Arabia, to Spielberg, to Tarentino, and beyond.

Dan talked about one of history's worst brothers, Horatio Blunderbuss. The guys then meandered in serpentine fashion through stories about Goebbels recently unearthed love letters, the Vatican declaring "Bullshit!" on the notion that Jesus... more

Dan and Alex get back to actually discussing the events in the Sudan during the British effort to pacify it from 1882-1898.

Dan and Alex explain their love of the British Empire by recounting the thrilling expeditions of Gordon and Kitchener to the Sudan in pursuit of the Mahdi. They also discuss the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Consulate in... more

Dan and Alex revisit the hasty end of last week's Presidential spectacular and discuss the Presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama at greater length. Dan explains why he's in a U.S. Senate campaign commercial. Alex and... more

Because it's an election year, the guys pay homage to the quadrennial exercise by humorously--sometimes seriously--going through all of the Presidents and giving their takes, serious, humorous, or otherwise on the men that have held... more