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History Defeats Itself

Summary: A comedy podcast that explores if we, as people, learn from our history or if we're doomed to forever repeat it.

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  • Artist: Kevin Rosenquist, John Banks, and Greg Mitchell
  • Copyright: Copyright 2020 All rights reserved.


 We Will Have to Abandon Capitalism As We Know It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:33

Ah, The Onion. What don't you know? Science denial is everywhere in our society from those who think COVID is a hoax to climate change deniers to people who don't believe hair helmets regrow hair (ahem..Kevin). On this episode the crew talks about how so many people are opting to mistrust scientists with huge brains and years of schooling, research, and training and instead put their faith in a President who looks like the fourth member of the Lollipop Guild. I mean...why not? Side note: John had some marijuana-induced technical issues with his sound file. So please forgive the slight dip in production quality.

 You Wanna Be Part of a Drunken Posse? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:31

War! Huh! Good God, y'all! What is it good for? Absolutely...lots if you're a power hungry, land grabbin' politician. On this episode John leads the crew in a discussion about American Wars. We talk history, you'll see if Kevin finally wins the Price is Right dining set, and we chat about Patrick Swayze. Because...Road House!

 It Goes Into Your Dilly Dangle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:21

Birth control has been around for a lot longer than you might think. Humans have been trying to figure out how to enjoy sex without the worry of having a baby for thousands of years. On this episode of HDI Greg leads the way and educates us on the baby blocking methods that could have prevented any one of us from being here. Greg may have wished that Kevin and John's parents had used something 40-something years ago. 

 Maybe It's Time America Has Make Up Sex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:46:31

It's painfully obvious to all that we live in a divided country. Our two party political system has become so contentious that people are picking sides, digging in, and flipping the bird to the other side. Is it hopeless? Can we figure out a way to come together? Perhaps it's time to admit the Union didn't work and that it's time to break up. On this episode the crew attempts to answer the question: would we be better off if the United States split up? Join us for a rousing discussion that might get us all deported. 

 Do a Keg Stand and Then Murder That Chicken | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:24

A lot of people don't know that John was in the Blair Witch Project. He. Was. So. Scared! Wanna learn about witches, warlocks, and witchcraft? John is leading this episode and we're talking black magic. Spells will be cast and lingams may be steamed. Grab your broom and hold on tight...cuz this is gonna get weird.

 I Need You to Sign This Waiver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:12

The Mormon faith is complicated and nuanced. And what better way to learn about it then from three liberal heathens? On this episode of HDI Greg teaches us about Mormonism. Can they really not drink alcohol? Spoiler alert: no, they can't. Clearly this is not the religion for us since Kevin drank a bottle of wine during the recording. Put on your favorite pair of magical underwear, crack a beer, and come be saved with us!

 Talking to Kevin May Cause Swelling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:51

Ah, Spring. The snow is melting...birds are chirping...grass is growing...and the person sitting next to you on the bus has wads of Kleenex shoved up each nostril. Anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies knows that pain. On this episode of HDI we're talking about allergies, something Kevin knows all to well. We talk about hay fever, food allergies, and how John saved Greg's life once by administering Benadryl. (Spoiler alert: it wasn't orally.) Join us for our most congested episode yet.

 Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, A Magical Organization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:25

Humans have been interested in the end of the world for thousands of years. Whether it's a religious belief, a psychic premonition, or a science based prediction, many believe life on earth has an expiration date. On this episode of HDI John leads the crew in a rousing discussion about how it will all end. John thinks it's soon, Kevin thinks it's further out, and Greg doesn't care either way as long as he's the first to go.

 Goats Are Now Worth Seven Chickens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:12

The media has been in our lives in a variety of forms for generations. It informs, educates, and even helps catch bad guys. Yes the media has a checkered past and a history of being dishonest. (Sorry, Fox News, lying to the public is another thing you didn't invent.) But it's certainly done more good than bad. It's a vital tool to Democracy. Don't believe us? Just ask someone in North Korea. Or better yet, listen to the latest episode and let John convince you!

 Dirty Dances with Wolves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:17

On another special Covid-free quarantine episode Greg leads the crew in a chat about our furry friends. Not actual furries...social distancing prohibits furry gatherings. We're talking about dogs! Grab a treat and settle in for what we hope is a brief diversion from the current reality. 

 F**k Alex Jones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:49

Ah conspiracy theories...fodder for tabloids and wannabe journalists alike. They can be entertaining like people believing that the earth is flat and they can be deplorable like someone claiming a school shooting was faked in an attempt to take people's guns away. (Seriously...eat shit Alex Jones.) On this episode of HDI we're talking conspiracy theories, in all their bizarre glory. Amazingly though, we never talked about Elvis. But don't worry we definitely chat about Mel Gibson. Also the earth is hollow. You heard it here first!

 A Sleeveless Puffer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:01

An HDI Special Presentation: We're all trying to make the best out of having to stay home. Here at HDI we decided to do a virus-free, off schedule episode on what we all want to be doing right now...playing outside. Kevin leads the crew as we chat about how Americans aren't doing as much in the great outdoors as we used to. We'll chat about the benefits of spending time outside, the harms of a primarily indoor lifestyle, and also...has anyone else not actually seen the movie Grease or is Kevin alone on this one? Look for an Instagram poll later this week. 

 Get Away From My Motorcar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:41

Ah, the American Dream: our right to be born in the slums, work hard, and eventually become CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies that don't have to pay taxes. On the latest episode of HDI Kevin leads the crew in a talk about what drives us to achieve the greatest heights we can. And who actually has a legitimate shot at the American Dream. (Spoiler alert...it's white men.) Journey with us as we chat and light fancy cigars with hundos! Well, probably more like 20s. Actually it's singles. Honestly they're Swisher Sweets that someone left in Greg's car six years ago and we can't find a lighter. We're releasing this one a couple days early since everyone could use a laugh right now. Enjoy!

 It's For the Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:40

Join us for our first ever Swear Jar Episode! John leads the crew in a discussion about censorship. So what did we do? We censored ourselves. And we're using our profanity for good by donating to charity every time we swear. This episode is benefiting Child Help, a great non-profit that helps abused and neglected kids. You can help too! Head to our Campaign Page and make a pledge for each time we curse. (Don't worry, you can cap it.) Let's help some great kids get a second chance!

 How Do You Like My Boa? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:10

Dating has been around for a long time. From leaving a calling card, giving a wink, and hoping for the best to swiping right (or is it left) with a feverish vigor in an attempt to find the perfect mate, humans have long engaged in the courting process. On this episode of HDI Greg leads the crew in a discussion about dating. And who better to talk about dating than two married men and another guy in a committed relationship? But don't worry...we have opinions and stories that will make you laugh, cry, and feel bad for us. 


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