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Drinks with Great Minds in History

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"The Perfect Cocktail!" It’s some history for you, a reason to drink for me! It’s the history of the “Great Minds” that made history come to be… DGMH is a multi-formatted podcast that showcases the history and psychology of some of the Greatest Minds of our shared past. Cheers!

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Thanksgiving, Franksgiving, and Sara Josepha Hale - The Thanksgiving Special (Again...)

Nov 25 • 16:57

If you're thinking you might have heard this one before, well... you might have, it's the Thanksgiving Special on one of my favorite topics... Beavers?!?

So, you might know why you celebrate Thanksgiving, but does anyone know why we all celebrate it?  Explore the origins of Thanksgiving, find out what the heck "Franksgiving" is, and of course, I had to sneak in a chat about...

Julius Caesar and Augustus - Cullen's Second Birthday Special

Nov 19 • 51:54

It's Cullen's Birthday... Again! 

My High School History Teacher returns to lead DGMH through the "Tale of Two Caesars," as we explore the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of an Empire!   

We chat about the role of Julius Caesar and his chosen successor, Octavian, in the fall of the Roman Republic and the formation of the Roman Empire during their respective reigns....

President John Adams & More - Luke's Second Birthday Special

Nov 12 • 40:51

It's Luke's Birthday... Again! 

On this episode, our "Apple Pie Patriot" joins me to discuss our Undergraduate Senior Theses, one on the Adams Administration, the other on the Treaty of Amiens (1802).   

We chat about life as a History Major, John Adams' successes and shortcomings, and the "Vanity of Peace."  And, I won't lie... we got nostalgic beforehand and drank a good ...

"Another Round" with King James I and the Gunpowder Plot

Nov 5 • 16:50

Happy Guy Fawkes Day or Night!  As you enjoy Bonfire Day and all it flames and fireworks, have a listen to this episode on the most famous attempt on King James I's kingship in England, as Mr. DGMH examines the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes, and "The Winter Queen," Elizabeth Stuart!

Cheers!

Key Topics: Elizabeth Stuart, James I of England, Gunpowder Plot, Popish Plot

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Witches, James I, and Bamberg - The Halloween Special (Again...)

Oct 31 • 15:39

If you're thinking you might have heard this one before, well... you might have, it's the Halloween Special on one of my favorite topics... Witches!

So, how do you know she's a witch?  Why was a witch so commonly a "she?" And, what the hell is Bamberg?  Find out the answer to all these questions and more on this Spooky Special Bonus Episode...

Key content: Bamberg Witch Tri...

Dr. Jane Goodall - Shari's Second Birthday Special

Oct 29 • 35:39

It's Dr. Shari Valencic's Birthday Special!

Tonight, we chat on our first living Great Mind... Dr.  Jane Goodall! 

Cheers!

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The Battle Royale - Lafayette, Churchill, Isabella I, Lincoln, Charles II, & Thurgood Marshall

Oct 22 • 55:36

It's the Season 2 Battle Royale!

Only on DGMH could you find a conversation that compares Thurgood Marshall to Isabella of Castile, the Marquis de Lafayette to Abraham Lincoln, King Charles II to Winston Churchill...  It's bound to be a beautiful mess! 

Cheers!

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"Another Round" of the Civil War... Was it West Virginia or Westsylvania?

Oct 15 • 08:41

Okay... yeah, I lied! I couldn't help but release a little more content as we wrap up Season 2.  In this episode, we tried to answer the tough question... Why did West Virginia break apart from Virginia during the Civil War? 

This is actually one small part of one of our Patreon "Social Drinking" episodes, available to all Patrons of the Arts, where your favorite "Shots" g...

"Another Round" of Exploration - Homers, Somers, & the Hogs of Bermuda

Oct 8 • 11:07

In this quick bonus episode, I discuss one of my favorites paintings, as I continue down this silly art analysis!  This time I dive into the the Settlement of Bermuda and the island's original inhabitants... and some Piggies! 

Key Topics: Art, Winslow Homer, Hogs, Bermuda, Britain

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"Another Round" with Thomas Nast

Oct 1 • 20:32

In this quick bonus episode, I discuss one of my favorites Minds in History!  "The Father of the Political Cartoon," Thomas Nast... A man who is connected to more American History than you could ever imagine, way more than just Santa!

Key Topics: Political Cartoons, Republicans, Democrats, Boss Tweed

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