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The Crusades Part 1: French Pronunciation Guide

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The Crusades Part 1: French Pronunciation Guide

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Fresh off the Christmas season, it’s time to dust off those old RSS feeds! Unfortunately, there’s not much more Roman history to cover, but general history, now that’s a wide net. Join us as we discuss the Crusades, Christianity’s attempt to reinsert itself as a force in the Holy Land. Did it work? Listen and find out!

NBA 101: White Chocolate

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The 2011-2002 Sacramento Kings almost beat the LA Lakers. With a 3-2 lead, the #1 seeded Kings headed to Staples Center to close the deal, but what followed was one of the most controversial games in NBA history. 27 calls against the Kings in the 4th quarter had fans and players crying foul. Let’s examine what happened in the game.

*Warning: bad, bad language in this one.

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Dark Souls 3 colon The Podcast

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Dark Souls fanboys Deprava and Sagramore have gathered to salivate over the recently released Dark Souls 3. How do we feel about it? Only one way to find out: click play!

*Warning: bad, bad language in this one.

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NBA 2014-2015 Season Recap or: The Ironic Case for Austin Rivers

Austin Rivers, Doc RiversDr. Alex Rice (PhD, Hoopology) joins Sagramore once again to talk about basketball. We’re going to recap the 2014-2015 season in a monolith of a podcast, split in three parts. We’re discussing MVP’s, MIP’s, ROY’s, playoffs, arena names, and even tackling the tough issues like police brutality and sexism. Austin Rivers and Jeff Green might not want to listen to this…

*Warning: bad, bad language in this one.

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 16: Curmudgeons and the Third Punic War!

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The Roman Podcasts, Episodes 16: Curmudgeons and the Third Punic War!

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Rome continues expanding Eastward with a backwards understanding of Manifest Destiny. At some point, they’ll also realize they want to burn Carthage. Listen, and hear Rome gain mastery over the Mediterranean!

But What We Really Want to Do… Summer Sci-Fi Explosion!

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We’re back! Here to talk about some summer sci-fi movies. Loads of explosions and movements and sounds. Will any of these surface level flashy effect commercials please either of your hyper-critical hosts? One way to find out.

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 13: The First Punic War + Real History

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 13: The First Punic War + Real History

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We’re here! Real history greets us at last as we talk about the First Punic War and Rome’s struggle with Carthage.

But What We Really Want to Do… Episode 7: Future Days of Yore

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And we’re back! Right on the sizable heels of Gojira to talk about X-Men: Days of Future Past! Finally a movie not both of us like, so there’s disagreement. Conflict fuels our lives.

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 10 – Camillus and the Sack of Rome

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The Roman Podcasts, Episode 10 – Camillus and the Sack of Rome

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What’s this, things happen? Why yes, thanks to the newly discovered ability to “skip the boring parts,” we finally arrive at a moment of great importance: the sack of Rome by the Gauls, an event that would leave such a scar on the Roman psyche that Julius Caesar would use it as justification to conquer the region three hundred and fifty years later.

BAD THAI

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WARNING: Adult language and themes

Sagramore stared at the menu with some trepidation. He didn’t really know what went into Thai food in even the upper echelon establishments, and shuddered to think what was used in mall food courts. The lady behind the cash register, who looked Hispanic, stared at our hero impatiently. Sagramore, in turn, was confused as there was no one else in line, and he had no idea what the rush was about. Eventually, he decided on menu combo 2, which he dared not pronounce as it seemed to possess too many vowels.

The kind lady asked Sagramore what kind of meat he desired.

“What, like beef or chicken?”

She sighed with the patience of someone tending kindergarteners and responded, “beef, chicken, pork, or tofu.”

“Wow. SAT time. One of those is not like the others.”

She stared at him dumbly.

“I just mean, tofu isn’t meat.”

Nothing.

“I’ll have the chicken.”

She clicked something on the cash register.

“How spicy? We have levels 1  to 5.”

Sagramore was fresh off the boat, back in the USA. He had spent four years in Japan, where the popular pallet had no tolerance for spices. He assumed American Thai establishments where as parsimonious with their spice supply as Japanese ones. He ordered a level four.

Five minutes later his mouth was on fire and his shiny, new Hugo Boss dress shirt was covered in sweat stains large enough to be seen from orbit. The portions were large, as well. But our proud hero is a trooper, so he finished his meal and drank two sprites. After a quick visit to the bathroom to freshen up, he darted out of the mall and headed to the theater.

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