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?. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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?. . .
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.. . .
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. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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 !!!!. . .
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!. . .
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.... . .
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! firstname.lastname@example.org @lesserpodcast. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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?. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!!!. . .
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.... . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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?. . .
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.... . .
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?. . .
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.. . .
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...". . .
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!. . .
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.... . .
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. . .
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. . .
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).. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
Here it is! The fourth and final selection for the Fanfic Competition! Voting is now open! To vote for Victor email "Fanfic - Victor" to email@example.com! Thank you for participating and we will be back with our NEW SERIES on Saturday 10/3!. . .
Here it is! Matt's contribution to the Fanfic Contest as narrated by our very own Professor Goozer! To vote for David write to firstname.lastname@example.org and make "Fanfic - Matt" the subject line!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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!. . .
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).. . .
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!. . .
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.. . .
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!. . .
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?. . .
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!
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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!. . .