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Now displaying: April, 2016

History for the Forgetful

Leila and Tristan sat next to one another in history class. Tristan became a history teacher. Leila forgot. Everything. Join us as Leila asks Tristan questions about the past, and Tristan does his darndest to get her to remember. Anything. 

New episodes on the 1st of every month.

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Apr 15, 2016

Tristan and Leila sort out fact from fantasy in search of the real story of the Fountain of Youth. Tristan vents his spleen on a very stupid Floridian "archaeological" park.Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park!

Episode 18, in which Leila discovers:

- a deep and immediate bond with the Queen of Spain, immediately before her untimely death. The Queen's. Leila's fine.

- the secret recipe for long life. Now with 100% more boiled meat.

- that the real Ponce de León story bears absolutely no resemblance to the one she thinks she might have heard of.

And in which Tristan:

- thoroughly maligns a thoroughly stupid archaeological park in St. Augustine, Florida.

Apr 1, 2016

Tristan and Leila explore Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, with help from a very special guest. Let's not be coy. It's Leila's mom.

Episode 17, in which Leila discovers:

- that her word on mysticism is pretty much as good as anyone else's

- (not for the first time) that a first generation parent can tell their kids just about anything. "Why do we have to go to bed at 5pm?" "Because we're Sufis, now finish your marmalade."

- a book on a shelf, rendering her co-host utterly (but temporarily) obsolete

And in which Tristan:

- (for once) knows when to sit down, shut up and let Leila's mom do some splainin'. 

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