Came across your podcast months and have been slowly catching up, so this is a comment on one of the really early ones (#19).
You mocked Commodus for fighting a giraffe. Have you ever seen a video of a giraffe fighting? They have 12 foot long legs that can kick in any direction. Here’s one where a single giraffe took on a pride of lions, killing one of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POxCb9n4L8E