A middle school, history teacher teaches his two adult friends about mistakes made in history.
30 - Mao Zedong
This week we learn about Mao Zedong and his weird obsession with mangos and murder.
29 - The Winter War Sniper
In 1939 Russia invaded Finland in what's called The Winter War. During the war a sniper from Finland, Simo Häyhä, was able to kill hundreds of Russians.
More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4
28 - Franz Ferdinand
This week we learn about the legend of Franz Ferdinand and his cartoon bombs.
27 - Alaska
In 1867 America bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. Some opponents called it "Seward's Folly" after Secretary of State William H. Seward. Turns out it was a pretty great investment.
26 - The Berlin Wall
Building a wall dividing a city. Can't see how this will be a mistake.
25 - The Halifax Disaster
This week we learn about the Halifax Disaster and welcome on a new co-host with Bobby Smithney.
*Sorry for the audio quality this week. We're still working stuff out.*
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No mistakes here!
If you like history, bits, and banter, then this is definitely the podcast for you. Mike and Bacon have a really great rapport with each other which makes listening to them feel like you're hanging out with two talky friends at your local neighborhood dive bar. 10/10 would listen again.
I like it
Sometimes people from history are dumb. And this teaches me about them.