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46 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
The Lessons of History
Today we talk about two historical powerhouses Lessons of History. A short book detailing the lessons of history from the minds of Will and Ariel Durant the authors of The Story of Civilization a 11 book volume covering as the beginnings of man straight through to Napoleons Age. All that and much more on this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told
45 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Canceling the Khan?!
Today we begin our discussion about the Mongol Empire, but more importantly we talk about the cancellation of Ghengis Khan! Is the legendary ruler of the Mongol horde just another victim of cancel culture, or is his some 40 million people killed to spread the rule of the mongol empire "problematic" ? We also discuss many of the things that make Ghengis so fascinating and how he was able to go down as one of the greatest military commanders to have ever existed. The answer to all these questions and much much more on today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told
56 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
The Highest Crimes Ever Tried: Nuremberg
On today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told we discuss the trial of some of the worst acts ever committed, the crimes of the Nazi party. Including genocide, mass enslavement, and the pillaging of nations this is the point where many of the most heinous crimes where revealed. We also discuss the significance of a fair trial given to these men at a time when the mood of the world tilted towards vengeance. There is an examination of some of these bizarre personalities that made up the leaders of the Nazi party and their reaction to finally being brought to justice. Finally in this weeks Badass of The Week we look at a man so bold his famous quote on the second world war is "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks , we could have kept the war going for another ten years!" All that and much much more on this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told
22 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Why Learn History?
Today we talk about the benefits of learning history, big BIG explosions and why living now is way cooler than ever before. All that and much more on the latest episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told!
43 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
How to Make a Culture of War and Testosterone : Sparta
On today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told we are covering some of the most tough and intimidating peoples who have ever existed : Spartans. We talk about the culture that was set up for a singular goal, making the toughest soldier humanly possible. We also cover the pinnacle of Spartan glory, when they (possibly) saved all of western civilization with their heroic last stand. Also we talk more about Gerard Butlers abs in the movie 300 more than i would like to admit. All that and much more on this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told!
46 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
The Worst Battle In the Worst War: Passchendaele
What is the worst war? Well for my money the worst war HAS to be the The Great War. Its a war where we see the mechanization of war have absolutely disastrous consequences. These new weapons such as the new pieces of artillery, machine guns, barbed wire, tanks, and airplanes all lead to what would be known as the "meat grinder" that was The Great War. But today's episode isn't just about the First World War, but about what would become a legendary battle for the amount of suffering it caused. Today we are going to be talking about Passchendaele. A battle which would go down in infamy for how brutal it was to fight in. What makes Passchendaele uniquely terrible is a seemingly trivial difficulty compared to everything else that this war threw at these soldiers. What made this war so horrible was mud. Today we are going to explore all the horrors of what would become one of The Great Wars most infamous battles. We are going to look at accounts of of the soldiers who had to fight there, and the circumstances that lead them to have to fight in this hopeless battle. After that we are going to be shouting out one of my personal favorite youtube channels that satisfies my endless need to know more about The Great War, titled The Great War! Finally we wrap with this week's winner of the most prestigious award in all of podcasting ( and possibly the world) The Badass of The Week. This week we have our first female winner of the award in Khutulan ! A mongolian noblewoman who would use her prodigious wrestling abilities to wrangle herself 10,000 horses as well as a suitable husband. All that and much more on today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told ! Reading materials : Passchendaele : The Lost Victory of World War I by Nick Lloydhttps://www.amazon.com/Passchendaele-Lost-Victory-World-War/dp/0465094775/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2UYTWSIP20RW0&dchild=1&keywords=nick+lloyd&qid=1592242352&sprefix=nick+loyd%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-3Shoutouts! :https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar
33 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
The Great : Alexander of Macedon
This episode we start our conversation about who was Alexander The Great? A despotic tyrant ? A philosopher king? Who exactly was the man who's accomplishments were so vast that he would be able to steal the moniker "The Great" while having died at a mere 32 years of age? Next we have our newest Shoutouts segment where this week we highlight a youtube channel called Baz Battles. Finally we wrap with this week winner of the ever prestigious "Badass of the Week" award. All that and much more on this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told ! Reading Materials: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/alexander-the-great_paul-anthony-cartledge/314189/item/4595125/?mkwid=etF1ZewZ%7cdc&pcrid=11558858229&pkw=&pmt=be&slid=&product=4595125&plc=&pgrid=3970769303&ptaid=pla-1101002862897&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing+Shopping+%7c+Biographies+&+Memoirs&utm_term=&utm_content=etF1ZewZ%7cdc%7cpcrid%7c11558858229%7cpkw%7c%7cpmt%7cbe%7cproduct%7c4595125%7cslid%7c%7cpgrid%7c3970769303%7cptaid%7cpla-1101002862897%7c&msclkid=948122f49597110421797c28b413917c#isbn=1400079195&idiq=4595125Shoutout:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-dJoP9hFCBloY9qodykvwBadass Of The Week: http://www.maxhardberger.com/about/about_max.htm
45 minutes | May 25, 2020
The First Triumvirate
Today we have a discussion about one the most infamous political alliances of all time: The First Triumvirate. A story of three of Rome's most powerful men joining forces to subvert democracy and take control of the Roman state. Following the lives and deaths of Marcus Crassus, Pompey the Great, and the most famous Roman of all time Gaius Julias Caesar. Finally in this weeks Badass of the Week we talk about Frank Dux, the winner of the 1975 Heavyweight Kumitae championship and who the movie Bloodsport was based on. All this and much more on this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told
39 minutes | May 19, 2020
Friedrich Nietzsche : God is Dead !
On this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told we discuss the life and times of the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche , the man who proclaimed god is dead. We discuss the impact of his philosophy , some of the conditions in his life that effected his philosophy and how this famous proclamation would change the world . We wrap with a discussion on how his philosophy would infamously be co opted by Nazi's not long after Freidrichs death. Finally we wrap up the episode with our first official Badass of the Week with a small talk about Miyomoto Musashi. All that and much more on this week's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told !
39 minutes | May 13, 2020
Winston Churchill : The Most Ferocious Crybaby II
In today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told we cover the life and times of Winston Churchill in his most trying hour. Starting with his resurgence back into politics to become the Prime Minister during Britain's darkest hour. We cover everything from how his faults become assess during this time, to how he handled the London. All that and much more on today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told !
38 minutes | May 4, 2020
Winston Churchill : The Most Ferocious Crybaby
Today we begin our discussion about the life and times of Winston Churchill. We talk about some of the most striking parts of his character and his relationship with alcohol and cigars. We also begin to discuss some of his work as an author, his famous capture and daring escape during the second Boer Wars and how he used his fame from this daring escape to launch his political career. We cover his infamous blunders throughout The Great War in the failed Gallipoli campaign and what he would go on to call his " Wilderness Years" right up until his change in fortunes when he is called upon to become Prime Minister in Britain's darkest Hour. All that and more in this episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told !
37 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
The Essential Founding Father
Today we are having a conversation about not only the American Revolution but one of America's most interesting personalities to have come across the ages. We will be talking about a man who lived many different lives from scientist, to printer, to revolutionary. We are going to be talking about one of the essential Founding Fathers: Benjamin Franklin. From his rough and tumble days as a youth to his extra-marital affairs to the controversies surrounding his famous experiments. All this and much more on today's episode of The Greatest Story Ever Told.
24 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
A Loaf Of Bread
Today we examine James Alan Mcpherson's A Loaf of Bread. A short story that explores complex problems of morality, race, and capitalism through the lens of a boycott of a local grocery store. We follow two men throughout the story on the opposite sides of this boycott. Harold Green, the grocer who owns the store, and Nelson Reed a man who finds himself square in the heart of a growing movement.
40 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Storm Of Steel
Today we explore Ernst Jungers classic novel Storm Of Steel following his exploits throughout the First World War .
2 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
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