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In All of Us Command is a show about countries and their national anthems. Each week, the hosts will draw a country at random and learn about their history and the history of their anthem. We will listen to the songs and rate them on several criteria. Join our hosts, Aaron and Kate, as they learn how very little they know about the world outside of Canada.

In All of Us Command is a show about countries and their national anthems. Each week, the hosts will draw a country at random and learn about their history and the history of their anthem. We will listen to the songs and rate them on several criteria. Join our hosts, Aaron and Kate, as they learn how very little they know about the world outside of Canada.

Location:

Canada

Description:

In All of Us Command is a show about countries and their national anthems. Each week, the hosts will draw a country at random and learn about their history and the history of their anthem. We will listen to the songs and rate them on several criteria. Join our hosts, Aaron and Kate, as they learn how very little they know about the world outside of Canada.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 32: Italy (Part 1)

5/16/2022
For episode 32, Kate takes on Italy's early history, as the country changes hands several times and uninvited neighbours drop in for a visit. Main sources...

Duration:00:45:17

Episode 31: Rwanda

5/9/2022
For episode 31, Aaron takes us to east Africa to learn about the history and anthem of Rwanda. Canadian fans can look forward to a surprise appearance from a beloved national icon in the fun facts section. Pili Pili recipe: https://www.giftofhospitality.com/pili-pili-recipe/ Further sources on the Rwandan...

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 30: Nauru

4/25/2022
In an episode unofficially titled "Blood, Sweat and Phosphate", Kate learns about Nauru, the world's hunger for Phosphate, and what happens when you mine an entire island nation while also trying to use it as a strategic base in WWII. Coconut Mousse recipe: https://www.internationalcuisine.com/nauru-coconut-mousse/ Great Frigate Bird picture: https://everywherewild.com/great-frigatebird-vs-magnificent-frigatebird/ Anthem versions...

Duration:00:46:09

Episode 29: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

4/4/2022
In Episode 29, we get perhaps closer to the current day than in any other episode so far. Aaron, Kate, and Niels learn about the disputed territory of the Western Sahara, centre of an ongoing conflict and possibly the home of the world's longest minefield. Couscous with lamb recipe: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15-minute-moroccan-lamb-couscous/231954af-09e9-4406-8d2a-c7aa099cbb4b Anthem versions...

Duration:00:39:02

Episode 28: Spain (Part 2)

3/21/2022
In Part 2, Kate learns about the Spanish civil war, Franco's dictatorship, and a street festival where everyone throws tomatoes at each other. Bocadillo recipe: https://spanishsabores.com/serranito-bocadillo-recipe-how-to-make-classic-spanish-sandwich/ Anthem versions assessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i_PqUxcvjg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2aOXCmvFKU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k1L-t7q3j4 Main sources...

Duration:00:44:43

Episode 27: Spain (Part 1)

3/14/2022
Episode 27 is just the beginning of our dive into Spanish history, with the conclusion and anthem to come next week. We take a tour through the incredible evidence of prehistoric humans that can be found in the Iberian peninsula, and dash through many centuries of interactions with Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, and more.

Duration:00:52:46

Episode 26: Argentina

2/28/2022
For our 26th episode, Aaron learns about the South American nation of Argentina and strongly recommends that our audience avoids getting any of this information from the musical Evita. Alfajores recipe: https://prettysimplesweet.com/alfajores/ Anthem versions assessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZ7IJX-euw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPgBEcvHtMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqBC3l7i7dk Main sources...

Duration:01:31:26

Episode 25: Bosnia and Herzegovina

2/21/2022
In Episode 25, Kate covers Bosnia and Herzegovina's fight for independence, involving several guys named Stephen. We'll then get into a Balkan War or two, and finally the anthem "Intermezzo" or "The National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina". Anthem versions assessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPBH0KjYQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS8iJR0_IBc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_dm7DSM0g Main sources...

Duration:01:13:12

Episode 24: Madagascar

2/14/2022
In episode 24, Aaron takes a tour through the unique and fascinating history of the island nation of Madagascar. Learn with us about Madagascar's historical mad queen and the incredible role that kung fu has played in the country's modern history. Mofo gasy recipe: https://www.notesfromamessykitchen.com/recipe/madagascar-mofo-gasy/ Anthem versions...

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 23: Kosovo

2/7/2022
This week, Kate will be sharing the history of Kosovo, a small country with such a long fight for independence that it is still unrecognized by some nations. Stick around until the fun facts section to learn about the strange attempt to rename Lake Gazivoda/Ujman to Trump Lake. Tespixhe recipe: https://www.myalbanianfood.com/recipe/albanian-tespixhe/ Majlinda Kelmendi olympic parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5n1D0FjbNI Kosovo's "Newborn"...

Duration:01:22:10

Episode 22: Switzerland

2/1/2022
For episode 22, Aaron is taking us on a tour of the first country on this podcast that he's been to with our episode on Switzerland. Learn how all these European cultures bumped up against each other in the Alps and the farming communities that grew into a nation, then be disappointed at how this nation with humble beginnings colludes with fascist governments. It's a roller coaster. Rorschach/Brad Pitt comparison:...

Duration:01:21:53

Episode 21: Iceland

1/24/2022
This week we're getting our first Viking action while visiting the island of Iceland. We'll learn about their almost-impossible-to-sing anthem, as well as a language that has gone almost unchanged since people were speaking Old Norse. Icelandic horse showing the "flying" gait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PMj_kiL5GY Plokkfiskur recipe: https://adamantkitchen.com/plokkfiskur/ Anthem versions...

Duration:01:03:01

Episode 20: Guatemala

1/17/2022
In Episode 20, we visit Central America to take a wild ride through Guatemala's fascinating history. Everything from Mayans and Cortés to a shockingly long string of dictators comes up in this one, along with our old friend from the Moldova episode: Sam The Banana Man himself. Chichen Itza photo: https://whc.unesco.org/uploads/thumbs/site_0483_0001-750-0-20080528123637.jpg Temple of the Jaguar photo: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/Tikal_Temple1_2006_08_11.JPG Lake...

Duration:01:31:29

Episode 19: Laos

1/10/2022
In this episode, Kate learns about Laos - a landlocked country with a few aggressive neighbours. Also, the USA does come out looking good at the end of this one. Anthem versions assessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpl271oypiw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ODWhvhdLk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6kbdgEiq2U Main sources...

Duration:00:57:31

Episode 18: Moldova

1/3/2022
For the eighteenth episode, Aaron teaches us about Moldova, the least visited country in Europe despite an incredible museum that we will talk about in the show. Follow along as we learn the definition of suzerainty and discover the nation that gave the world one of its very first memes. Flying Octopus helicopter photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Bothezat_helicopter#/media/File:De_Bothezat_Quadrotor.jpg Museum of Strong Drinks website:...

Duration:01:15:02

Episode 17: East Timor

12/20/2021
In Episode 17, we're learning about the small island nation of East Timor and their long fight for independence, first from Portugal and more recently from Indonesia. This is our youngest country that's been covered on the podcast to date, gaining full independence as recently as 2002. Anthem versions assessed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBetbUMn7UI (This one is a full soccer game but they sing the anthem first. It was too inaudible to be included in the episode anthem...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 16: Palestine (Part 2)

12/13/2021
For episode 16, we keep trying to untangle the history of Palestine, this time focusing on only a century rather than a gigayear. It's still somehow the longer episode, an incredibly tangled mess of contradicting political promises and irresponsible maneuvering. Stick through it to learn about one of the world's oldest living trees and the excellent anthem, Fida'i. Hummus recipe: https://www.themediterraneandish.com/how-to-make-hummus/ (full disclosure: we ordered hummus from a local...

Duration:01:50:29

Episode 15: Palestine (Part 1)

12/6/2021
In Episode 15, Aaron heads into the heart of the Holy Land for a deep dive on the ancient history of Palestine. We will cover as many as we can of the frankly insane number of peoples, occupations, and empires that have passed through the region, including the majority of the Old Testament of the Bible. By the end of this episode, we will set up the conflicting promises and treaties at the end of World War I that lead into the modern history of Palestine. Tune in to Part 2 next week for the...

Duration:00:48:32

Episode 14: United Arab Emirates

11/29/2021
In Episode 14, Kate travels from the Paleolithic age through the present to learn about the United Arab Emirates and their anthem, Ishy Bilady. Join us as the Portuguese, Dutch, and English duke it out over valuable trade routes on land that doesn't belong to them, and learn about the world's tallest building: the Burj Khalifa. Anthem versions...

Duration:00:41:16

Episode 13: Vatican City

11/22/2021
In Episode 13, Aaron makes our biggest episode yet about the world's smallest country, the Vatican City. We learn about the most obvious forgery in history and the incredible impact it has had, as well as doing our best to track the (supposed) remains of St. Peter through the years. It was a serious challenge to keep all of the Benedicts and Piuses straight through this episode. Fettuccine Alla Papalina recipe: https://www.the-pasta-project.com/pasta-alla-papalina-recipe-from-rome/ Anthem...

Duration:01:20:41