In episode 008, the final installment of Season One, we delve into the peculiar and petrifying world of eusocial insects—the Borg of the creepy-crawly world—as well as one of the experts who study them, and take a hair-raising and jaw-dropping look at the many, many times people have tried (and thankfully failed) to kill the occupants of the Oval Office.
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Check out our show notes below:
Meet the Spiders that have Formed Armies
KILLING GERALD FORD
NOTE: In this segment, Brandon mentions that the governor of California was, and is once again, Jerry Brown. And so he was when this particular episode was first recorded in the late summer of 2018. However, changes in the release schedule pushed this episode to the very end of the season, which concluded in February of 2019, after Gavin Newsom took over that position.
Gerald Ford Assassination Attempt in Sacramento
Honeypot Ants store food
Ant herding aphids
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS
List of U.S. presidential Assassination Attempts and Plots
The Failed Assassination Attempt on President Andrew Jackson
Bloodstained shirt worn by Theodore Roosevelt
Frank Eugene Corder’s Cessna
WHITE HOUSE SECURITY BREACHES
List of White House Security Breaches
Marshall H. Fields, who drove his car through the White House gate and said he was wired with explosives
Robert K. Preston lands a Huey on the White House lawn
Michaele Salahi greets President Barack Obama in the Blue Room of the White House
Intro and outro by Shoshana Rosenberg.
Big thank you to our voice actors: Jack Curenton as E.O. Wilson, Alan Vuchichevich as Teddy Roosevelt, as well as Heidi Hollis, David Patrick, and Rich Evans III.
Additional thanks to Patrick Sullivan for his audio mastery.
Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod, the United States Marine Corp band, Walter Van Brunt, and Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm orchestra.
All news clips courtesy of the Associated Press.