EPISODE 9: Peg Like His Leg

Jen talks about the brilliant and beautiful Hedy Lamarr, who is the reason you can download this episode in the first place (hint: she helped to invent WiFi). Kate compares and contrasts two major figures from the American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold (our villain) and James Armistead Lafayette (our hero). For her oshituary, Jen explains why Tycho Brahe maybe should’ve just taken that bathroom break. Kate, meanwhile, revels in the fact that slavery was abolished in the home state of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney the day before he, the pro-slavery author of the horrible Dred Scott decision, died. Sweet, sweet irony.