In episode 006, Kyle and Brandon examine how countries are born, that time America dropped bombs on its own citizens, the adventures of a proto-Indiana Jones, the delightfully sordid history of profanity, and the world’s first European samurai. But be warned: this episode is most definitely NSFW.
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Check out our show notes below:
RECOGNIZING THE STATE
Varosha, 2006, taken by TomasNY
Una escena de la Guerra de Castas, 1850
THE ADVENTURES OF SYLVANUS MORLEY
Sylvanus Morley At Chitzen Itza, 1930s (Morley is in white)
Photo Of Mayanist Scholar Sylvanus Morley, 1912
Tombstone of Sylvanus Morley, via the Fairview Cemetary Grave Locator
THE HISTORY OF PROFANITY
THE ADVENTURES OF WILLIAM ADAMS
The Liefde, William Adams’s ship. 17th century engraving
Tombstone of William Adams
Bronze Statue of William Adams, taken by Fulie012
PROFANITY IN SCIENCE FICTION
Intro by Gabi Fibbs. Outro by Helen Fibbs.
Thanks to the National Archives, the U.S. Army Strings, and the Navy Band.
Thanks to Annelise Baer for her Latin pronunciation, and Shino Fibbs for her Japanese pronunciations.
Thanks to all of this episode’s many voice actors: Tim Gordon, Jeff Almeida, Jeremy Bridgman, Shoshana Rosenberg, Janine Hogan, Yancy Scot Strickland, and Anja Hinds.
With particular thanks to Jack Curenton, who played Shakespeare’s Falstaff, and is the star of the Audience Choice winner for best “Star Wars” fan film for two years running; to Matt Kirshen, a “Last Comic Standing” favorite and a writer and performer on Comedy Central’s “The Jim Jefferies Show,” who portrayed the great Douglas Adams; and to Mal and Eddy Fernandez for their exquisite potty mouths.
A very special thank you to Patrick and Beth Sullivan, retired members of the U.S. Army Band, for their dulcet tones in the Nation Building segment.