The Putin a Bad Place Episode

For this week’s episode, in global politics, we talk (once again) about Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. Is Putin a rational actor or just a dickhead? We’ll discuss! Then, for US politics, we have a ‘warm-take’ on Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address which took place on March 1st, 2022. For extra fun, David only read the transcript while Mike watched the whole thing live (with all the clapping-seal moments) – the medium is (somewhat) the message.

We have a dual BookReport this week, with David and Mike both reading War by Margaret MacMillon (author of Paris 1919), which dissects war, in all its aspects, into very granular detail.

Things We Referenced During the Show – AKA Show Notes

Llama Llama Red Pyjama: 

Llama Llama and the Lucky Pajamas: 

Goodnight Thomas: 

Hacks on Tap:

Dr. Strangelove: 

(Dual) BookReport – War, Margart MacMillan: 

Paris 1919, Margaret MacMillan: 

Dan Carlin, Blueprint for Armageddon: 


2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Thanks for the shout out, I’m enjoying the Critch book. I have also looked up Llama Llama Red Pyjama, new to me as a grandmother. And I will avoid “War”, you both have convinced everyone to avoid it!


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