We continue our discussion from Nerds on Film Ep. 38, “Band of Nerds Part I: Beam Me Up, Riley!” Be sure to listen to that one first so you can understand what’s going on. Enjoy!
The Christmas movie conversations continue this week with Bryan’s favorite: The Ref. Also, Nerds on History’s Eric Bricmont is back, everyone! Back to try to destroy the film podcast… one shark at a time.
Nerds on History
Episode No. 69 — The Complete Package
Eric and Bryan welcome author and historian Maureen Ogle onto the show to talk about her new book In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America. Listen as they explore a unique perspective on the history of food in America.
Eric and Bryan were thrilled to welcome Maureen Ogle, who also happens to be the first guest on Nerds on History who has a Ph.D. As we discussed her book, we got to dive into the history of the United States from an rarely explored angle: the food we we eat, and how it came to be that way. The single resonating question that drove all of Maureen’s research was “what does it mean to be an American?” As you listen, I think you’ll find that we come up with some pretty good ideas that help answer that.
For those awaiting Et Tu, Goofy Part II, it will be coming in a couple of weeks (for good reason)! In the mean time, Eric and Bryan change things up and discuss this week in history. Enjoy!
With that start of November being All-Saint’s Day and El Dia de Los Muertos, Eric and Bryan felt obliged to follow-thru on listener feedback and devote an episode to Catholic saints. We hope you enjoy it!
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Foundation, Painting by Fra Angelico.