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Now displaying: May, 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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May 15, 2016

Tristan and Leila grab a bag of popcorn and settle in for some lighthearted fun as prisoners of war and slaves stab each other for their amusement. 

 

Episode 20, in which Leila discovers:

- that to become a gladiator she'd have to change many things about her personality, but not her sex or her diet. 

- that her innate but often well-hidden bloodlust might have made her an enthusiastic arena-goer.

- that even though the very concept of gladiatorial games tramples on the essential dignity of human beings, those naval battles? Pretty badass. 

 

And in which Tristan:

- tries to think of a generic Roman name and comes up with "boxing glove".

- tries to remember the lanista from Gladiator's catchphrase and winds up quoting the Bible. Atta boy.

 

May 1, 2016

 

Tristan and Leila explore the horrors of the early 20th century, and meet humanity's best answer to its very worst. It's not...hilarious.

Witold Pilecki, after the escape.

Episode 19, in which Leila discovers:

- Baltic geography.

- the history of the Polish scouting movement.

- the triumphant peaks and depraved chasms of recorded human experience. This one gets a bit heavier as it goes along.

And in which Tristan:

- is present.

Witold Pilecki (1901 - 1948)

As a young cavalry officer (~1920)

With wife and son (1932)

Induction at Auschwitz (1940)

Captured by Soviets (1947)

Trial (1948)

 

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