Then Again with Ken and Glen

Vikings!

Episode Notes

Vikings? No, Scandinavians! Renowned merchants who had trading networks from the Baltic Sea to Constantinople! Simple farming folk who valued good land and built houses with roofs of turf! And oh, sometimes they’d get together in heavily armed groups and sail across the North Sea and up a river to murder some neighbors and take their wealth...that’s when they were “vikings”. Is that so wrong? Yes, yes it is - and in this episode, Ken and Glen discuss contrasts of Viking Myth and Scandinavian Reality.

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The Frontiersman

Daniel Boone vs. Davey Crockett

Episode Notes

The ultimate Frontiersman – Daniel Boone! No – Davey Crockett! Wait, weren’t they the same coonskin hat wearin’, flintlock rifle totin’ guy? Nope, but the same guy, Fess Parker, did play them both on TV – thus confusing a generation. In this episode Ken and Glen head out to the Frontier to discuss what it is and isn’t, and just how accurate pop culture perceptions of The Frontier may be – Spoiler Alert: Not Very.

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Monuments & Statues

The difference between history and heritage

Episode Notes

Monuments and statues, history and heritage – how do they interact? Throw in the words “commemorate”, “honor”, and “our”, then use private funds to put something up on public land and THEN try to answer that question! In this episode, Ken and Glen discuss the very real difference between history and heritage and how the past can be interpreted or distorted in public spaces.

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Arrrgh! Pirates!

What were they *really* like?

Episode Notes

Pirates? You mean murderers, robbers, extortionists, and kidnappers who prefer to work from a boat? No? Well, too bad – that’s what they are! In this episode, Ken and Glen discuss those people who in the popular imagination are happy-go-lucky, free-spirited, mischievous sailing enthusiasts, but who are in reality rum-soaked, syphilitic criminals. Enjoy!

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Don't Call It the "Dark Ages!"

Episode Notes

Dark Ages? What Dark Ages!? Did the light go somewhere? No, no it didn’t… In this episode, Ken and Glen discuss how a very misleading term for the Middle Ages came about (hint - it has something to do with Rome!) and why it has rightly fallen out of use...by them, anyway.

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The Crusades

A War for Prophets or Profits?

Episode Notes

“Retake the Holy Land!” Wait, wait, not so fast – what do you mean “retake”? The answer may surprise you! Actually, the answer will surprise you… In this episode Ken and Glen get medieval (one of their favorite things to do) and discuss the tangled, exciting, confusing, and adventurous (and centuries long!) events known as the Crusades.

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One Giant Leap: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Episode Notes

The metaphoric “Giant Leap” to the moon was giant indeed – about 238,900 miles. Good thing they had plenty of Tang to drink! – Even though Buzz Aldrin did say “Tang sucks.”! In this episode Ken and Glen discuss what didn’t suck about the Apollo 11 mission - namely the start of a new epoch for humanity as our species set foot on another world.

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Travel Then vs. Travel Now

Episode Notes

Smart cars powered by electricity? How about your feet powered by what you had to eat! The need to get from one place to another is something that hasn’t changed since an early human first ran away from a lion to a modern human realizing the remote was across the room. In this episode, Ken and Glen discuss travel’s fundamental importance in daily life – and how whether it’s procuring spices from the other side of the world or getting crops to market, you’ll be walking at some point.

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Rule Britannia!

What if we had lost the American War for Independence?

Episode Notes

What if the newly minted United States had lost their War for Independence? Well, for one thing George Washington would definitely not be on any currency! It was certainly not a foregone conclusion that there would be an American victory and in the event Britain did pretty well despite losing. In this episode, Ken and Glen get whimsical and muse historic on how differently the course of events could have run if Britain had crushed the rebel scum – God Save the King!

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D-Day: Its Legacy and Memory

Episode Notes

General Dwight D. Eisenhower called it “the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months”, and remained the Allied soldiers that “The eyes of the world are upon you”. And indeed they were – the eyes of the Fascist regimes in Germany and Italy, of the Allied Soviet Union, of the Japanese foe in the Pacific, of occupied peoples everywhere. In this episode, Ken and Glen discuss how monumental an undertaking was the invasion of Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” – and how catastrophic failure would have been.

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