In episode 12, Dan Parrella breaks down the history of Christmas to Pedro Lima, explaining how Coca-Cola made Santa Claus as we know him, Macy’s versus Gimble’s caused Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Krampus, how December 25th was chosen as the day for the holiday, when gifts and trees were introduced as traditions, and much more!
In episode 11, Dan Parrella breaks down the history of Christianity to Pedro Lima, getting into the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, the Roman Empire’s use of Christianity, the addition of Christian holidays in order to boost morale among believers, the birth of the concept of confession and original sin, and more!
In episode 10, Dan Parrella and Pedro Lima welcome back guest Ryan V., and in this episode Dan talks about the Roaring 20’s…the 1620’s, that is! Hear about the real history of Puritanism and Thanksgiving in America, and how the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock reverberated all the way up to and through the Salem Witch Trials. Good times!
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In episode 9 of The Devil’s in the Details, Dan Parrella and Pedro Lima are joined by their old friend Ryan V, and in this week’s lesson, Dan explains communism and socialism and why both are seemingly so hated in the United States of America.
Pre-lesson banter includes (but is not limited to):
The early podcasting days with Ryan V.
Kevin Spacey, Louis CK and Steven Seagal.
Why are Communists hated more than Nazis in America?
Origins of socialism in the Roman Empire.
“The Obligation of the Nobles” in Medieval Europe.Continue Reading …