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The Count, the Moose, and Thomas Jefferson Noble Blood

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After the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers were desperate to prove America's strength on the world stage, especially compared to Europe. To Thomas Jefferson, this meant refuting the theory of "degeneracy" put forth by French naturalist, the Comte de Buffon. And of course, there was only one way to do that: have a moose shipped across the Atlantic.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

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— Order Dana's book,  'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
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After the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers were desperate to prove America's strength on the world stage, especially compared to Europe. To Thomas Jefferson, this meant refuting the theory of "degeneracy" put forth by French naturalist, the Comte de Buffon. And of course, there was only one way to do that: have a moose shipped across the Atlantic.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

— Merch!

— Order Dana's book,  'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31 min

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