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Daniel and Glen take a reluctant look back at the people and events that shaped our world and wonder what all the fuss is about.

Daniel and Glen take a reluctant look back at the people and events that shaped our world and wonder what all the fuss is about.
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Daniel and Glen take a reluctant look back at the people and events that shaped our world and wonder what all the fuss is about.




The Taiping Rebellion III - The Gong Show

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the end of the beginning of the end of the beginning of the decline of both the Qing and Taiping!

Duration: 01:20:13

The Taiping Rebellion II - The Hong, Hong Trailers

This week Bry and Glen look to the British Opium Wars and the early successes of Hong's Taiping Rebellion! Surely (?) he is the brother of Jesus. Or whatever.

Duration: 01:10:31

The Taiping Rebellion I - Confucius is Sects

On this, the first episode of Bry's first official series The Boners dive into the late Qing Dynasty and the early days of what would foment into the Taiping Rebellion!

Duration: 00:58:26

Listener Request Month - The Creole Master Cycle

On the FINAL episode of our inaugural LISTENER REQUEST MONTH Bry and Glen tackle the Alcibiades-esque character of Francisco de Miranda. He pretty much went everywhere and met everybody. Just like Glen!

Duration: 01:18:33

Listener Request Month - Just Shake Your Rumps!

The week LISTENER REQUEST MONTH ROLLS ON with Bry and Glen discussing historical Micro-States! They ARE the real thing!

Duration: 00:54:30

Listener Request Month: KGC & the Sunshine Band

Listener Request Month continues as Bry and Glen try to find the truth behind the Knights of the Golden Circle! There really ain't much!

Duration: 00:56:44

Listener Request Month: Weimar? Well, why not?

This week Listener Request Month continues with Bry and Glen discussing the six major political parties of the Weimar Republic and speculate wildly as to why they failed to resist...well, you know the rest...

Duration: 01:09:57

Listener Request Month: Oyo! Oyo! Oyo Empire!

This week Bry and Glen dive into LISTENER REQUEST MONTH and discuss the West African OYO EMPIRE!

Duration: 01:07:59

The Yugoslavian Civil War VI - Slobo-done

This week Bry and Glen discuss the end of both the Yugoslavian Civil War and Milosevic! Other BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS AWAIT YOU! Don't forget to get your requests in! @lesserpodcast

Duration: 01:13:40

The Yugoslavian Civil War V - The Siege of Sarajevo

Lighter on the jokes this week, but Bry and Glen soldier on for a discussion on one of history's bleakest events: The Siege of Sarajevo.

Duration: 00:54:40

The Yugoslavian War IV - How to Lose a "Y" in 10 Days

WE'RE BACK BABY! On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the 10 days that changed Yugoslavia forever.

Duration: 01:13:18

The Yugoslavian Civil War III - Yugo Your Way, I'llgo Mine

On this episode we explore the ideas of Dobrica Cosic and the Kosovo riots of 1981 and how they, yes, eventually, lead to the Yugoslavian Civil War!

Duration: 00:58:59

The Lesser Bonus-Partes - You Got Serb'd

On this special BONUS episode ("Bonus" with a "U", for the fans!) Bry and Glen discuss the between war "Kingdom" period of Yugoslavia. And why that was bullocks.

Duration: 01:16:45

The Yugoslavian Civil War II - Turan Turan

On this episode David and Glen turn the chairs FORWARD, put on the corduroy jackets with the elbow patches, stroke their beards thoughtfully, and discuss the myriad ideas that tore apart and unified the Balkans at the SAME TIME!

Duration: 01:02:37

The Yugoslavian Civil War I - Kosovo, That's Where We Wanna Go

The new series is here! On this episode, David and Glen discuss the power of the Battle of Kosovo and it's modern day resonance as a piece of nationalistic propaganda. That's because no one knows exactly what happened!

Duration: 01:09:37

The Yugoslavian Civil War Pre-Show with Barbara4u2c!

Before we dive into the official series Glen sat down to have a conversation with YouTube star Barbara Horvath to discuss her memories of growing up in Slovenia in the aftermath of the war, current European attitudes toward the conflict, and why Glen doesn't seem to know the difference between Central and Eastern Europe! Find Barbara at:

Duration: 00:33:33

Glonzo: Nationalism, Our Bodies, and Ourselves

Glen was sick for a week! This ground the gears of the assembly line at Boner HQ to a screeching halt! But, before we course-correct, Glen turned the necessity of a lack of a prepared episode into a new feature and an introduction to the new series! Behold: GLONZO!

Duration: 00:31:44

Who's Down With P.O.P.E?

This week Glen is joined by special guest Bry for a grab-bag of weird popes! Trust me. It gets weird.

Duration: 01:05:22

The Plantagenet Dynasty VIII - Not Richard, But Dick

Including bonus content this is without a doubt our longest series yet. Thannnnnks Regan! Join us as we discuss the tumultuous reign of Richard II, the true LAST PLANTAGENET!

Duration: 01:19:05

The Plantagenet Dynasty VII - Eddie & the Crusaders

On this episode David and Glen present a SUPER-SIZE EDITION of Edward III, The Black Prince, The Black Death, The 100 Years War, and...did we miss anything? Probably...

Duration: 01:30:48

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