The Lesser Bonapartes

Join Daniel and Glen each week as they take a less-dignified, questionably-academic look at the people and events that have changed our world. Kinda.

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  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 09 Dec 2018

On this episode Glen discusses the joy and the sadness of light rail.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 02 Dec 2018

Glen is sick! But he still has some final thoughts on Waco and some info on the new series and Patreon! Catch it!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Nov 2018

On this episode Glen ponders the reality of being promised that you "Shall Inherit the Earth.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 25 Nov 2018

On this episode Glen ponders the reality of being promised that you "Shall Inherit the Earth.". . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 22 Nov 2018

We continue with the Waco, Texas series on the Branch Davidians! Glen reads some fascinating conversation transcripts and welcomes you to sit with him - at the desk of Glen!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 15 Nov 2018

As we continue with the series, Glen asks some hard hitting questions, like - Why do we have organised religion? Why are some people happy when they hear the word "Apocalypse"? And who impregnated the 90 year old lady?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 15 Nov 2018

We continue our Waco series on the Branch Davidians. Here's what happens when a whole town can't keep their mouths shut.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 22 Oct 2018

We continue our newest series on Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidians! This time - satanic panic and deprogramming, among the general mystery and darkness of religious sects and branches.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 17 Oct 2018

Welcome to the desk of Glen! We have a wild bouquet of goodies in this episode, including peeing in the sink, breaking the Seven Seals and raising the Army of God, and a battle of necromancers. Yes, indeed! Give it a listen and let us know what you think!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 08 Oct 2018

Welcome back to the desk of Glen! This time we grab a pint and ponder on the value and implications of being right and what that meant for the survivors of the Standoff as we end our Ruby Ridge series! Bottoms up!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 01 Oct 2018

Howdy, folks! In this episode of the Standoff Series we delve deeper into the tragic events from 1992 with some medical twists and hush hush details from the police side of view.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 24 Sep 2018

And they shot Vicky Weaver. That and more in tonight s Desk of Glen at 5!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 10 Sep 2018

Spoiler alert: The dog Dies.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 04 Sep 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, we're back with the Standoff Series! This time Glen reaches his inner old man and is nostalgic about the 80s and ninja weapons. Meanwhile, he opens up the timeline of the Ruby Ridge events that lead to the Standoff. What do you think about sawed off shotguns?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 26 Aug 2018

Hey there, folks! Loneliness is a very special place - - and it can make you do crazy things. This episode starts a new series From the Desk of Glen where Glen looks at the Standoff at Ruby Ridge and the events surrounding it.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 23 Aug 2018

Today on the Desk of Glen we have the finale of the Battle of Marathon series where Glen talks nasty gamer kids and bronze sculptures - all in one lovely bundle! Tune in next time for a new series! Hint: Ruby. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 16 Aug 2018

On THIS episode of "From the Desk of Glen", Glen discusses the inherit contradictions between heroic narratives. And also one really wild night.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 06 Aug 2018

How's it goin', guys and gals! This time Daddy Glen brings you some goodies from his desk , including food allergies, Spartans and "good Greek values" that we all need in our abiding citizen lives! Don't forget to find us everywhere and stay tuned for new B O N U S episodes on current events and some new co-hosts!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 30 Jul 2018

Greetings and salutations, listeners! Today the Desk of Glen has an assortment of fine trinkets for you as we dive into a new series about the Battle of Marathon: How do people get old? Why did Herodotus make his stories so colorful and heroic? And what's up with Marathon anyway? These questions and more in this episode! Enjoy!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 23 Jul 2018

The Finale of Glen's First Series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 18 Jul 2018

On this episode Glen discusses how the Man Cave enthusiast is not so different from the fleeing Nazi. Trust us. It makes sense.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 09 Jul 2018

Welcome back to the Desk of Glen and the fourth part in the Nazi series! This time we tackle tiresome football coaches, eating bowls of blueberries and smiling custodians at Auschwitz. Join us!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 02 Jul 2018

What's up, folks, and welcome back to the Desk of Glen! Keeping up with the Nazis , let him take you down Freedom of Speech lane to ask but not always answer some important questions: What do we joke about? What can we make fun of? And, most importantly, why can't we joke about nazis?? Three cheers to policing humor! Just kidding.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 25 Jun 2018

With the strum of a guitar and the kick of the bass drum, do you ever think the characters Rock'n'Rollers play are reflective of reality? Does it take much to become the hero or the villain while finding your freedom in music? Glen's gears are turning as he dives into teenage years, musical liberation and becoming Hitler. Yes, we swear the nazis are relevant.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 17 Jun 2018

A preview of the new series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 03 Jun 2018

Glen discusses the future of the show.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 71 Minutes 31 Mar 2018

On this episode Glen and Bry take a look at disability and deformity from the time of Qing China and William Shakespeare!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 24 Mar 2018

This week Glen & Bry discuss attitudes and beliefs surround disability and deformity from a Western, Eastern, and Norse perspective! As always, brought to you by Audiohole!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 74 Minutes 17 Mar 2018

This week Bry and Glen begin a NEW SERIES! This time it's something a little different; They're looking at the historical, cultural, and medical evolution of attitude toward people with physical deformities or disabilities starting with the ancient world! Bake those tablets!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 10 Mar 2018

On this exciting one-off, Bry & Glen discuss that kookiest of micro-nations, SEALAND!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 03 Mar 2018

On this, the exciting conclusion to the Norwegian Occupation Twofer, Bry & Glen discuss the German Blitzkrieg of Norway and the subsequent occupation, and lionization, of The Norwegian King! It's two for the price of one!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 17 Feb 2018

On this episode Glen and Bry discuss the table-setting for the German occupation of Norway during WWII! Spot the black metal references!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 10 Feb 2018

On this Wintry One-off Bry and Glen discuss their favorite stupid shoes throughout the ages!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 09 Feb 2018

From the Desk of Glen is a podcast by Glen Gibbs, formerly of The Lesser Bonapartes.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 69 Minutes 03 Feb 2018

On this episode Bry and Glen wrap up their series on The Jesuits in Japan and detail how it all just kind of faded away.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 27 Jan 2018

On this episode David and Glen discuss the early martyrdom of Christians in Japan as well as the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 20 Jan 2018

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the "Warring States" period of Japan and the concurrent spread of Christianity! *Note The episode has audio problems. Thank you for being patient while we sort out the fallout of the Computapocolypse earlier this month!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 14 Jan 2018

WE'RE BACK! This week Bry and Glen begin a new series discussing the influence of Jesuit missionaries in Japan! Now with fewer technical difficulties!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 77 Minutes 31 Dec 2017

This week Bry and David dive in to their favorite underrated historical figures!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 79 Minutes 23 Dec 2017

On this, The Finale (?) of our series on the Khalistan Movement, Bry and Glen discuss the events that lead to the end (?) of the movement in terms of mainstream acceptance.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 80 Minutes 16 Dec 2017

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the darkest era for the people of Pakistan and India.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 71 Minutes 09 Dec 2017

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss one of the biggest, least-talked about tragedies of the 20th Century: The Partition of India.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 71 Minutes 02 Dec 2017

On this episode Bry and Glen discuss a turning point in Sikh politics in the British Raj.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 85 Minutes 25 Nov 2017

This Week Bry and Glen Discuss the all-too brief existence of the Sikh Empire!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 96 Minutes 18 Nov 2017

THE NEW SERIES IS HERE. On this episode Bry and Glen discuss the origins of the Sikh religion and the lives of the ten gurus!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 71 Minutes 11 Nov 2017

This week Bry and Glen don their sexiest pajamas and talk about their favorite historical Demons! So pour a snifter of Coors, put a sexy bachelor pad album on the RCA and do what you makes you feel good!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 91 Minutes 04 Nov 2017

On this, the exciting SUPER-SIZED conclusion to the multi-part Taiping Rebellion, Bry and Glen discuss the downfall of the bloodiest conflict in Early Modern history!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 86 Minutes 28 Oct 2017

Hey Boners! We're too busy bobbing for beers to get a new episode together so enjoy this CARLIN originally released in October of 2015 featuring Daniel and Glen discussing favorite ghost stories! You can have bonus content like this by pledging $10 at www.patreon.com/thelesserbonerpartes !!!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 80 Minutes 21 Oct 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 14 Oct 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 07 Oct 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 78 Minutes 30 Sep 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 23 Sep 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 16 Sep 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 69 Minutes 09 Sep 2017

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.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 02 Sep 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 73 Minutes 26 Aug 2017

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! thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com @lesserpodcast. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 19 Aug 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 73 Minutes 12 Aug 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 29 Jul 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 26 Jul 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 22 Jul 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 69 Minutes 15 Jul 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 12 Jul 2017

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: https://www.youtube.com/user/Barbara4u2c. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 08 Jul 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 01 Jul 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 79 Minutes 24 Jun 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 90 Minutes 17 Jun 2017

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.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 69 Minutes 14 Jun 2017

On this episode David and Glen discuss the controversial reign of Edward II. Was he as bad as people say. The answer, as with most historical figures, is a resounding "Maaaaaaaybe?". . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 10 Jun 2017

On this episode Glen takes a solo journey into the world of Prince Edward I "Longshanks." He HAS to be true!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 126 Minutes 03 Jun 2017

This week we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to celebrate Boners past and present and YOU'RE INVITED! The whole gang has showed up to praise Glen.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 27 May 2017

On this episode Regan and Glen suck a lemon and discuss yet another round of a desperate King and his impudent barons! Stuff happens!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 20 May 2017

On this episode Regan and Glen discuss the rather complicated reign of King John. He's everything you want him to be, and more! Plus, stay the hell away from the mangroves!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 15 May 2017

On this episode Regan and Glen talk about one of History's greatest hits: King Richard the Lionheart!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 10 May 2017

On this episode David and Glen turn the chairs around and rap about the Norman Conquest of England! It's the Lesser Bonapartes, for Kids! You know it, you love it. Now come tell us what we got completely wrong!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 06 May 2017

On this episode, our first in our series on the Plantagenet Dynasty. Regan and Glen console each other while trying to figure out the early family tree!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 29 Apr 2017

On this episode we introduce newest member of the LB family Regan Jones! And she joins Glen to discuss her favorite women throughout history!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 22 Apr 2017

David and Glen and a British guy and a French guy discuss imperial Mossi and its eventual liberation! This one actually ends late episode rage-free!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 15 Apr 2017

On this episode David and Glen discuss the events leading up to the height of the Mossi Kingdoms era and what made The French start sniffing around the joint. Major Spoilers ahead!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 74 Minutes 08 Apr 2017

On this episode David and Glen discuss Government and Culture in the Mossi Kingdoms.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 01 Apr 2017

On this episode David and Glen traverse the frustrating but fascinating sources for the foundation of the Mossi Kingdoms! And mostly hold it together. Mostly.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 86 Minutes 25 Mar 2017

It's spring break! WOOOOOOOOOO! And the boys need a break in-between series! So they talked about their favorite stupid games throughout history! It turned into a stupid game of technical difficulty! But enjoy it anyway! The new series begins in one week!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 18 Mar 2017

On this episode Glen and Kris discuss the end of the Soviet/Afghanistan war, the rise of the Taliban, and how this relates to The October Revolution, WWII, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 15 Mar 2017

Before the finale this Saturday enjoy a laid-back "hats backward" episode with David as we discuss some more Pashtun myths and legends!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 08 Mar 2017

A little more lambskin in the game this week and David and Glen discuss the "Golden Age" of Afghanistan and the tragic circumstances of "Ghost Bay". . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 03 Mar 2017

Three Cheers to the three gentlement discussing today's morbid stories about the Afghanistan war, involving the Soviet Union and its citizens. Special guest - a living Soviet Union citizen with experience of the time!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 01 Mar 2017

On this episode, David and Glen dive even deeper into Afghanistan culture and myth-making! Wait, THAT was the start of the "Golden Age"?!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 25 Feb 2017

On this episode, Glen takes a solo turn at the mic to describe the narrative of President Jimmy Carter and the US response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 22 Feb 2017

On this episode, Glen is joined by Boner David to discuss Afghanistani culture and the early 20th century political. Catch it!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 18 Feb 2017

On this, the first episode of our most ambitious series since the last one, we welcome back Kristaps of the Eastern Border podcast to discuss the causes and immediate aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan! Word War I on Wednesday. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 14 Feb 2017

While we're prepping the next series Glen stops to do a little group therapy with himself. We also bring back Kristaps! This episode might be cathartic for you. It might piss you off. You might just not care. You can always skip it and wait until Saturday! Political punditry is just another scam.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 71 Minutes 12 Feb 2017

On this episode, we say goodbye to Daniel again for the first time and goodbye to Venice. Hello, Goodbye, Venice!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 78 Minutes 04 Feb 2017

On this episode, Daniel and Glen discuss the decline(?) and fall(?) of two of the great superpowers of the early modern age. And we welcome the return of bad-ass "Pretend Time"! Something for everyone!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 77 Minutes 28 Jan 2017

On this episode of The Most Serene Podcast, Daniel and Glen discuss The Black Death, The Plague Doctor, and The Fall of Byzantium. No, that's not the line-up of The 2017 Maryland Death Fest.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 21 Jan 2017

Daniel and Glen tiptoe carefully around the Fourth Crusade in order to discuss the events directly before and after. Constantinople, I hate you! I love you!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 14 Jan 2017

On this episode of Our Most Serene Podcast Daniel and Glen explore the often-overlooked, and nigh-incomprehensible Doge election process! Then they look at the not-at-all overlooked First Crusade! Jolly Old Saint Nick makes an appearance!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 07 Jan 2017

On this, the triumphant guest-starring return of our beloved Daniel, our Boners take a deep dive into the history of Venice! What makes a Republic? Only Victor Mature's hairdresser knows for sure!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 31 Dec 2016

The endish is here! Join Glen this week as he describes how the end of La Revolucion looks a lot like the end of "Casino". . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 28 Dec 2016

Today we visit our glorious National Parks system and the downfall of Pancho Villa!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 24 Dec 2016

On this, the eighth (?) episode of La Revolucion Mexicana, Glen discusses the break up of The Revolutionary Beatles by a revolutionary Yoko Ono. But there are no Yoko Onos. Just go with it.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 21 Dec 2016

On this first Wednesday episode of The Lesser Bonapartes Glen provides the epilogue to the man, the myth, the boozer Victoriano Huerta. It's a little on the short-side but so was his comeback!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 17 Dec 2016

On this, the first solo-outing for Glen on The Lesser Bonapartes, we discuss the presidency of Victoriano Huerta. Go to bed old man!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 13 Dec 2016

A special announcement from Glen. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 11 Dec 2016

We are taking a little winter vacay, so meanwhile enjoy a little interview Kris did with Johan Anderson from Paradox Interactive. Happy winter holidays!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 05 Dec 2016

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our part 5 of La Revolution Mexicana series! Please, help yourself to a drink, or dont. Some people mentioned within today's episode would not appreciate it.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 27 Nov 2016

Greetings and welcome all to part IV of our Revolution Mexicana series! This time we provide ample amounts of Zapata, Mr. Huerta, The bloodiest 6 days of the revolution and those, who are in it for the LOLs.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 21 Nov 2016

Death, alcohol and FINALLY a revolution - all this in the newest part of our Mexican Revolution series! What else did you expect?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 13 Nov 2016

THE DICTATOR!! See if you can spot him in our second part of the Mexian Revolution series. Remember to love the Great Leader and enjoy our episode. Salutations!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 06 Nov 2016

Hey Boners and Grenades! Our Opus Magnum is about to arrive, so turn your phone to silent, sit tight, and let the lights go down as we are joined by Ana and venture into the Mexian revolution. P. S. Can you count the times Glen and Kris are confused?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 30 Oct 2016

We are joined today by our lovely Ana to tell us about the history of sugar sculls. Love 'em, hate 'em, don't ignore them, they are a significant part of remembering the dead . Have fun while trick or treating, check your candy and remember, your ancestors are always watching. Happy Halloween!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 23 Oct 2016

They don't do Halloween in Latvia! Ana had to go to a wedding! Alise is sick with the flu! Making our Halloween party kinda lame! But fear not, Boners! Kris and Glen have a story to tell that is sure to send shivers down your spine!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 16 Oct 2016

We are Black Metal Bonapartes, and we bring you the last part of the Elamite series where we cover the brutal Assyrians, stupid jokes and future plans. Hard Rock Halleluyah!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 09 Oct 2016

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and if you steal my bread, YOU GET THROWN IN THE RIVER!!! Welcome to the third part of the Elamite series where some Hammurapi laws are discussed along with some great details on the'grandly named Middle Elamite Period.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 02 Oct 2016

Matriarchy and high priestesses, ripping apart the story of genesis, incest and all sorts of Game of Thrones worthy insanity - All this in this newest episode in the Elamites series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 26 Sep 2016

At long last? The Lesser Bonapartes honor the request of exactly ONE person in all of history, and blame him accordingly! This week join Glen and Kris as they try to make an entire series on The Elamites fly. History podcasters, don't try this at home!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 18 Sep 2016

Here's a rap for you cool cats about some Soviet History textbooks! Kristaps has brought some authentic books for this back- to- school episode and talks about some ridiculous history details mentioned there. Sharpen your pencils as this crossover episode may or may not include a test.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 17 Sep 2016

It's just you and Glen on this bonus episode!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 11 Sep 2016

Hey there, Boners. You are cordially invited to the bachelor/ bachelorette party for Kristaps and Alice! Joined by the fabulous Ana as well, all four of the gang discuss the strangest booze they could get their hands on. So, pick up a nice cold one and join the party!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 04 Sep 2016

Ever wanted to be cool? So did Sigurd the nice guy. Well, not so nice. Here we are with our last episode of the Varangian Guard series, giving you some fun Crusade madness and the ever so drunk end of the Varangian Guard.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 28 Aug 2016

In this episode Glen and Kristaps discuss the various types of varangian guards, the Battle of Stamford Bridge among others and going beserk on psychodelic mushrooms. For real.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 21 Aug 2016

The second part of the most metal series is here, where we discuss the Varangian guardsmen and the most well dressed man in history - Bolli, our patron saint.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 14 Aug 2016

Join our newest deep dive into our power metal series - the Varangian Guards! Remember to bring your Lesser Bingo punchcards, as we're touching all the basics.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 14 Aug 2016

This is a rags-to-riches story, an ugly duckling story, a story about poison and cannibalism and pumpkins. This is the story of the world's most popular vegetable. This is the story of tomatoes". . .

  Direct Link   Download 63 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

Cracked is Whack! This week the boys beat click-bait history at its own game by diving deep into their favorite historical deaths! Listen with your head in a bag!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 30 Jul 2016

This week the Lesser Bonapartes are joined by Critical Bro-ette Alise to discuss their favorite arts, crafts, and DIY projects throughout the ages! Turns out you can pickle anything! And you can pour a pint and paint with pickled people pigging out on pie! Say THAT three times fast!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 107 Minutes 25 Jul 2016

On this episode Kristaps and Glen conclude their longest series yet with a SUPER-SIZED entry! Thank you for your patience and support as we tackled our biggest and most complex topic yet! We're just getting started!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 17 Jul 2016

On this episode Kristaps and Glen take the time to do some table-setting (table-setting? Table-setting) of the burgeoning Indian independence movement of the eve of The Great War. Along the way they introduce some new Critical Douches, some new Critical Bros, and a tantalizing new Pokemon! Catch it!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 77 Minutes 09 Jul 2016

This week Glen and Kristaps Continue on this quest through the British Raj! Glen nerds out about the the Sikh religion, Kristaps announces his crush on Queen Victoria, and India continues to suffer under British oppression! Whats not to love?! Make sure to donate so we can send out salsa and other fun prizes!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 04 Jul 2016

In the first episode of Ana Laura's "A History of Small Things", we explore the nuances of something only humans do - enjoy being hurt by their food! We hope you enjoy this new spin-off of The Lesser Bonapartes! Look for it on its own feed soon!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 02 Jul 2016

This week Glen and Kristaps finally reach the British Raj, four episodes in... and you thought it took forever to reach Napoleon! Listen as we learn about the Sepoy revolt and the beginnings of the British Raj! EDITORS NOTE: There was a mistake somewhere in the systems so that's why everything is a lower quality this week, I promise this wont happen again! Enjoy!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 79 Minutes 26 Jun 2016

This week Glen and Kristaps continue their long march though the Indian subcontinent to get to the British Raj! Will they ever reach it? WHO KNOWS?! But listen to the Lesser Bonapartes to find out! Find out what happens when you let a few guys die in a dungeon and how the people of India react to all these white people running around!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 18 Jun 2016

This week Glen and Kristaps continue their never ending adventure into the world of India and European conquest, talking about everything from proxy wars and intense rivalries! What's new? Remember this is our pledge drive summer so go to Patreon to get a chance to be on the Lesser Bonapartes!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 11 Jun 2016

This week Glen and Kristaps start there new series on the British Raj, however due to the fact that you are listening to the Lesser Bonapartes we shall begin in the Bronze Age. Prepare for a long quest as Kristaps learns of the horrors of the Hussite Night and we all learn of the British Raj.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 05 Jun 2016

This week we bring out the fiery arrows and celebrate the life of Boner Maximus Daniel, long had he reigned. Since long time fan of the show and editor Andrew could not attend, I would like to simply thank Dan for all that he has done to make the show great and I don't know where I'd be if he didn't come along and give me this chance to be the editor, it's opened up a world of opportunities and I will continue to harass you on the internet. Now all that's left is to push the boat out to sea and shoot the arrow, whether he's still alive or not.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 28 May 2016

Break out the tuxedos and your finest evening wear as we prepare to celebrate Boner Prom for the 100th episode special! Who will Kristaps take to the dance, will Britney get her songs played? Find out more on the Lesser Bonapartes!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 21 May 2016

This week Glen and Dan Kristaps talk about everyone's favorite... PUNISHMENT! Prepare to be grossed out as we learn how people were tortured and killed throughout history! Also enjoy the debut of Kristaps replacing no one, how dare you say there way a time before Kristaps... TO GULAG WITH YOU!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 85 Minutes 14 May 2016

This week Dan and Glen have finally done it! They have finished there history of Moorish Spain podcast to go back and make more podcasts about other weird parts of history! Listen as Dan and Glen tell the exciting tail of the end of Muslims in Spain as well as THE SPANISH INQUISITION! I'm sure no body expected that.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 07 May 2016

This week Dan and Glen go into the creation of Granada, the last Muslim state in Iberia! Plus references that only your mom will get, oh the humanity!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 30 Apr 2016

This week Dan and Glen start where we left off two episodes ago and look over the rising power of the Catholic monarchs in the north and the rise of the Almoravids in the south! Plus Dan and Glen have to deal with their new pet peeves, splitting up your kingdom upon your death!!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 78 Minutes 23 Apr 2016

Dan and Glen welcome resident Brosephine Ana Laura to tell them everything they're doing wrong. Come and sit children as Dan and Glen learn about the adventures of El Cid and his majestic beard!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 16 Apr 2016

Join Dan and Glen on their continued adventure though the culture of Moorish Iberia! Dan and Glen jam out to the sickest of sick beats and discuss the wonderful world of agriculture, how fascinating! Also, someone won the T-shirt, listen to find out who... It's probably Dan's mom.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 11 Apr 2016

This week Dan and Glen continue their adventures in Moorish Spain where else... in early Islamic history! Join them as we follow escaped rulers and only a little bit of alcohol... how decedent!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 02 Apr 2016

Oh dear Dan and Glen have finally gone over their heads with their new series on Moorish/Islamic Spain/Iberia. Who knows how many episodes there will be, but Dan and Glen are just glad to be back from Siberia. Does this technically count as western European history, cause if they do anything western Europe for the rest of 2016 I'm going to start a riot.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 01 Apr 2016

Send help! Dan and Glen have been captured by the Revolutionary armies lead by Kirstaps Andrejsons of the Eastern Boarder! His communist army is marching against us, I am attempting to lead a resistance with the rest of the Lesser Bonapartists but we cannot not survive for long! SEND HE.... OH NOT IT'S COSSACKS!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 27 Mar 2016

This week Dan and Glen are rescued from the Lord of the Flies island by Andrew, and to show their appreciation of modern civilization they have decided to do an episode on pants... what? I mean at least it's not not Western European history!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 19 Mar 2016

On this episode Daniel and Glen try to get around to the exciting conclusion to the story of "Mad Monk" Savonarola but get stuck arguing whether or not they should be allowed to bring along their favorite snack crackers. Plus, an exciting reveal of the next series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 13 Mar 2016

Andrew is on vacation so it's utter chaos as Daniel and Glen attempt to keep up Boner HQ while discussing the brief but productive reign of Girolamo Savonarola! How did spaghetti sauce get on the ceiling?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 05 Mar 2016

This week Dan and Glen press their weak claims across the podcasting world, but fail to successfully inherit the Hardcore History... So instead they're going to do what the Lesser Bonapartes do best and ignore the series topic for most of the episode, and I thought I was lazy.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 27 Feb 2016

This week Glen and Dan talk about the Black Death, Rome, and religion in medieval Europe! Watch as they step into the deep unexplored caverns of... WESTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY, the most under represented history on the show... wait didn't they just do that?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 20 Feb 2016

Warning, don't eat your lunch while listening to this episode of the Lesser Bonapartes as we talk about more weird weapons throughout history. Join us as we discover the Mongols and their love of biological warfare, as well as scorpion bomb... Yes, we are all terrified of those as well. Also if you'd like to learn more Glen suggests 'Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World' by Adrienne Mayor.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 13 Feb 2016

Join us on this special episode of the Lesser Bonapartes as Travis J Dow joins us to talk about the Frenchmen... er German... er both Charlemagne! Listen as we release our new motto "I'm gonna say the wrong thing but basically...". . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 06 Feb 2016

Kings Dan and Glen wallow in idleness and luxury while Mayor of the Palace Andrew actually runs the kingdom. Plus, Moorish Spain and the tale of poor Odo of Aquitaine, not to mention everyone's favorite Gregory of Tours!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 30 Jan 2016

This week Dan and Glen take a break from the specific murder and violence of the Franks to talk about the general murder and violence of the entire Dark ages! Join us as Glen and Dan decide they haven't spent enough time talking about the Roman Empire and discover a new alternative to baking tablets.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 24 Jan 2016

Glen and Dan continue the story of the Franks and look at the era that set the pace for the Middle Ages. So you know: blood feuds, plagues, and nepoticide.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 16 Jan 2016

This Week Dan and Glen look over at the beginnings of the Merovingian dynasty, the Frankish conversion to Catholicism, and free punk shows for barbarians. . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 09 Jan 2016

On this episode Daniel and Glen talk about the Fall of Rome or lack there of. Except this time they successfully mention the Franks, a Lesser Bonapartes first! https://www.patreon.com/thelesserbonapartes?ty=h. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 30 Dec 2015

It was a slow and ugly slog to get to this, but give it a whirl! We love you guys and wanted to do a quick bro-tastic fist-bump! See you in 2016!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 89 Minutes 19 Dec 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen once again turn the hats and chairs around and discuss some of their favorite women of history! And, for some reason, Pump Up the Volume.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 13 Dec 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen explore what happened to the descendants of Tamerlane because he died two episodes ago and we didn't know what else to talk about! Plus an exciting announcement about the Patreon rewards in 2016! www.patreon.com/thelesserbonapartes. . .

  Direct Link   Download 56 Minutes 05 Dec 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen talk about Tamerlane's legacy. Though he died in the last episode. Wait. What are we talking about now? How many more episodes? Oh for fu.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 29 Nov 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen travel over Thanksgiving weekend for a little "Turkey." Oh, that's terrible. I'm so sorry.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 21 Nov 2015

It's the new series! And Daniel and Glen can't pronounce anything! Join us as we try to parse out the nearly impossible dynasties of the successors of The Great Khan! (spoiler alert: it wasn't so great).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 15 Nov 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen wake up on a bed of straw and wonder what the hell happened 250 years ago to make London so gin happy! And thanks to Fan-Fic contest winner Matt for the suggestion!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 07 Nov 2015

Thanks to Fan-Fic Contest Winner Matt for suggesting our new series on the Gin Craze of 18th Century Europe. ***Drinking Game Alert*** A gallon of gin every time we say "Gin." It's interactive for the duration of your consciousness!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 31 Oct 2015

It's Halloween! And we know you are either drunk, about to be drunk, or are recovering from being drunk and thus cannot commit to a full episode. So enjoy us as we lark through some of our favorite recent letters! New series will be up next week!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 24 Oct 2015

It's the finale of the History of Ethiopia series! Thanks to Ashley for the request! We hope you don't kick us out of your feed like Ethiopia did to the Jesuits!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 18 Oct 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen chat about one of the most impressive and fascinating eras in Ethiopian history. It was, in fact, so awesome that everyone forgot to write anything down! But hey, carved churches!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 10 Oct 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen wake up refreshed and ready to take on the genesis of Christianity in the Ethiopian and Aksumite cultures! That only takes about an hour, right? Oh, it doesn't? Uh-oh.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 03 Oct 2015

Listener Ashley challenged us to argue and not sleep for a few weeks. We graciously accepted. Plus, the winner of the Fanfic Submission Contest is announced and Daniel has finally caught up on his paperback beach reading!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 168 Minutes 27 Sep 2015

Here it is! The fourth and final selection for the Fanfic Competition! Voting is now open! To vote for Victor email "Fanfic - Victor" to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com! Thank you for participating and we will be back with our NEW SERIES on Saturday 10/3!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 212 Minutes 24 Sep 2015

Here it is! Nick's contribution to the Fanfic Contest as always, narrated by Professor Goozer! To vote for Nick write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - Nick" the subject line!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 20 Sep 2015

Here it is! Matt's contribution to the Fanfic Contest as narrated by our very own Professor Goozer! To vote for David write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - Matt" the subject line!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 19 Sep 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen offer up their latest roundup of fringe history before taking off for Spring(ish) Break! Enjoy your week of fanfic before we come back in October!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 7 Minutes 14 Sep 2015

Here it is! Our first entry in The Lesser Bonapartes fanfic contest! To vote for David write to thelesserbonapartes@gmail.com and make "Fanfic - David" the subject line!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 12 Sep 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen attempt to discredit each other in a knock-down, drag-out, battle for supremacy. Mostly they spit ball Boner-centric alcoholic beverage ideas. There's always common ground.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 61 Minutes 05 Sep 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen trip out on some wild honey, fall in with the wrong crowd, and sort of peter out at the end. So, typical episode!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 30 Aug 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen trudge through thousands of miles of desert, mountain passes, snow, ice, and hostile enemy territory for what else? Beer!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 22 Aug 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen quibble over money and alliegances as they journey deeper into the heart of The Persian Empire with our ship's captain, Xenophon! Can these Greeks and Persians get along in the big city? Only Artaxerxes II knows for sure!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 15 Aug 2015

It's the beginning of a new multi-part series! Join Daniel and Glen as they get trapped behind enemy lines and have to bop their way through the hostile territory of sparse classical sources! Will they make it back? Only 10,000 or so Greek mercenaries know for sure!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 73 Minutes 09 Aug 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen fight back the night sky once more to discuss the fall of the Aztec Empire and discuss the many ways that it is still with us. Plus, exciting announcments on the upcoming series!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 08 Aug 2015

On this special bonus episode Daniel and Glen turn the chairs backwards and rap with listener and true Mesoamerican student Ana. How badly have the Bonerpartes Bonered it? Listen and find out!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 01 Aug 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen look to the skies and attempt to divine just how many sacrifices it would take to hold onto their vast podcasting empire for just one more year. (Hint: It's more than 3).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 25 Jul 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen doff their finest eagle and jaguar hats and dive into the culture, religion, and warfare of The Aztec Empire. Beat back the night! Donate Today!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 18 Jul 2015

On the first episode of their exciting new multi-part series, Daniel and Glen stay up all night and botch the pronunciations anyway. Plus, Daniel has a million-dollar foodtruck idea and Glen becomes jealous of his dog's mastery of the Aztec language. We got big heads!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 11 Jul 2015

On this, the finale of our Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, Daniel and Glen contemplate the greater cultural impact of the Three Kingdoms period, mispronounce a whole lot of names, and consider opening their own Three Kingdoms-themed restaurant/bar.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 04 Jul 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen attempt to pronounce everything correctly five separate times and fail miserably. Plus, exciting announcements about upcoming content!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 28 Jun 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss the official battle-lines of the "Three Kingdoms" period and for some reason pretend-time being country lawyers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 20 Jun 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen embark on a journey through Ancient China and the War for the Three Kingdoms! But first we blast some math about Ancient Chinese culture and The Han Dynasty!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 14 Jun 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen buy a little more time and discuss their favorite stupid vehicles from history!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 89 Minutes 06 Jun 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen doff the top hats and celebrate their first birthday! Come for your letters! Stay for the celebrity interviews!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 30 May 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen turn the cones backwards and discuss their favorite historically stupid hats!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 23 May 2015

On the final episode in the James Gang series, Daniel and Glen give you the rootinest, tootinest send-off to the Reconstruction, The Old West, and that terrible grapefruit ale Glen decided to drink during the recording. Farewell, Jesse, we *hardly* knew ya!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 16 May 2015

On this, our third exciting installment on Jesse James and The James Gang, Daniel and Glen move that they be fully exonerated from all Crimes Against Podcasting. Any yellow journalists out there willing to take this on?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 09 May 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss the resurgence of confederate sympathy in Missouri. Also: The Famous James Gang more or less botches a famous robbery. And Daniel breaks down the Reconstruction in fifteen minutes! Take that, Burns! Donate today!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 02 May 2015

In the first part of their new series Glen and Daniel set off on their own and discover a Civil War that was worse than The Civil War. Glen's identity crisis comes free with admission. Donate today!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 25 Apr 2015

On this episode Daniel and Glen discuss their favorite quack remedies throughout the ages. Spoiler alert: It was mostly heroin.. . .

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