Eric and Bryan resume their discussion on Egypt, and focus on some surprising facts about some of Egypt’s pharaohs. Enjoy!
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.
You may have heard or seen on the internet that Fantasy Football is pretty much just Dungeons & Dragons for jocks. This is half true. Fantasy Football and D&D have quite a few things in common but are also vastly different. There is infinitely less creativity involved in Fantasy Football than in role-playing games for one. Fantasy Football seems to be far more popular and socially “acceptable.” People that play one or the other are rarely in the same social circles… one would think.
Eric and Bryan welcome actor, history buff, (and Bryan’s uncle) Greg Mortensen, where they begin to re-evaluate The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Listen to see what makes the list.
Photo Credit: “Chaco Canyon to the South” by Greg Willis, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.