Joe and Rob are comedians and history buffs. Each episode, they'll take you on a deep dive through a historical topic.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 12: Providence was Indeed Taking the Proper View
The Confederate attack on July 2nd continues. Barksdale's brigade captures the Peach Orchard, the rest of McLaws's division seizes the Wheatfield, and Fighting Dick Anderson's division assaults Cemetery Ridge, but the timely arrival of the Pennsylvania Reserves, the 1st Vermont Brigade, and the 1st Minnesota save the Union center and left.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 11: Presentiment, or The Wing of the Angel of Death
After attacking the Devil's Den (successfully) and Little Round Top (unsuccessfully), the Confederates continue their assault again the tenuous Union defensive line on July 2. General Lafayette McLaws sends his four brigades in attack against Union positions on the Stony Hill, the Wheatfield, and the Peach Orchard. In this episode I also discuss the Civil War phenomenon known as "presentiment", the Irish Brigade (and more broadly the Irish in the Civil War), and General Dan Sickles's favorite leg.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 10: Bayonets!
The Battle of Gettysburg continues on July 2 when Longstreet launches an assault on the Union left. Hood's division attacks Birney's division at the Devil's Den and Vincent's brigade at Little Round Top.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 9: Is This the Place to Fight the Battle?
This episode covers the first half of July 2, 1863. After both armies regroup and rest Robert E. Lee plans an attack, George Meade arrives at Gettysburg, and Dan Sickles disobeys orders and advances to the Peach Orchard.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 8: Take that Hill... If Practicable
The first day of the Battle of Gettysburg continues! The Confederates renew their attack on the Union defenses in the afternoon of July 1, the Union soldiers hold until they don't, and Robert E. Lee misses a great opportunity.
The Gettysburg Campaign Part 7: The Devil's to Pay
After nearly a month of marching and skirmishing, the Battle of Gettysburg begins on July 1, 1863. This episode covers the first half of the first day's fight including General Henry Heth's attack of General John Buford's cavalry west of town, the arrival and tragic exit of General John Reynolds, General Robert E. Lee's frustration, and General George Meade's alternate Pipe Creek battleplan. Also, what's the deal with Gettysburg and shoes?
Way Better than Dysentery
This podcast is the best and I love the hosts! It’s informational, yet casual and funny. This is a great listen, it’s entertaining regardless of whether you love history or not. As a history lover, I find it serves as a great way to enrich my day and feign productiveness. I always find myself laughing and feeling so much more knowledgeable after a good listen. It feels just like two guys having a great time who bounce really well off of each other. I’m so happy I came across this and will recommend it whenever I can. :)
My only critique, is that I wish they posted more often!
We need more of that.
Great conversations with great people.