200 – The Q&A

To celebrate the 200th episode, I took questions from the community which gave me a good excuse to complain about bad GI Joe villains, Rome, Lack of Sources, Rome, and a dearth of available female historical figures to crush on…. and Rome. (It was bad, you guys.)

Guest spots from…

Jamie Redfern of A History of the United States Podcast,
Joe Steckert of Interesting Times Podcast, and
Lucy Koger of Great Battles of History Podcast.

There’s no transcript for this one because it was just a Q&A.

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  1. Gildas! Well ok, I was sure you were going to go with Boudica, but perhaps I’m projecting. Realistically I know she would have made mincemeat out of me, but sometimes the moths just have to fly into the hot light.

  2. Does the Great Man Theory unfairly color scholarly works that focus on people that could be said to be one of these demigods?
    For instance, The Russian Rulers Podcast was explicitly designed to follow those that ruled the country. I KNOW that mark schauss doesn’t subscribed to great man theory, because he took pains to look deeper into the culture and “non-worldshapers” in this bonus episodes. But it seems like he might still be accused of that bias since the topic of his podcast is going to tend to follow the same people a great man theorist would follow.

  3. I though for sure he’d go with Judith or Boudica, but I guess Gildas’ secret BDSM cave will work too! Happy 200th Episode, Jamie! I’m looking forward to 300. ^_^

    1. 2 pounds pork shoulder (it has a good mix of fat and meat)
      16 grams kosher salt, about 1 tablespoons plus half a teaspoon
      1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
      1 teaspoon white pepper
      1/2 teaspoon minced sage
      1/2 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon mace
      1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
      4 ounces of breadcrumbs
      1/3 cup malty beer
      Hog casings

      Cube your pork and put all the ingredients except for bread, beer, and casings in with the meat and leave it in the fridge overnight.

      Grind it all together on coarse. Then grind at least one more time again on fine. You want the sausage to be consistent and smooth.

      Put the meat in the freezer to chip while you soak the breadcrumbs in the beer.

      Now combine the meat and breadcrumbs by hand. It should be cold. Really cold. If your hands ache, you’re doing well.

      Now grind one more time on fine.

      Now it’s ready to go into the casings!

  4. David Bowie indeed! You again proved why it makes me happy to know your mind is out there.

  5. “There can be only one” The opening made me laugh out loud! The History Jamies are my favorite podcasters. Now bring on the Great Heathen Army; I’m ready.

  6. Great podcast!
    But as a Texan– we don’t all want to secede. In fact most of us view that that would be awfully stupid.
    …. But when I’m abroad and someone asks where I’m from I do say “Texas” not America!

  7. I can’t believe nobody asked you this question :
    Who do you think would win in a battle of the great heathen army vs Julius Ceser army of a similar size

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