2019 – Year in Review

If 2019 could be summed up in a single phrase, it might be the year that conspiracy theories became mainstream. With the very public arrest of Wikileaks’s founder Julian Assange and the still unexplained burning of the world’s most well known Cathedral in Notre Dame, things came to a head when convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire of murky origin and operator of a private island known for shuttling public figures to it on the ‘Lolita Express’ was allegedly found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. In a rare coming together of the Left and Right, the slogan “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” began appearing on the bottom of coffee cups and in public spaces, demonstrating a new form of ‘Samizdat’ in America more reminiscent of Soviet Russia and the intrigues of living under a totalitarian regime than the supposed land of the free and the home of the brave. Tonight we are joined by esteemed guests Borzoi and Titus to reminisce about an incredibly surreal year and make predictions about the outlook of the empire in the coming one.

— Brought to you by —

Very special guest Borzoi

and Titus


The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 151 – 2019 – Year in Review

— Selected Stories —

JanuaryShadow Stat Unemployment Numbers
FebruaryBlackwater Mercenary Prince Has a New $1 Trillion Chinese Boss
MarchHijab-wearing New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern hailed for expressing solidarity with Muslims
AprilJulian Assange faces US extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy
MayNon-citizens commit 42% of federal crimes, despite being 7% of population
JuneGoogle Exec Jen Gennai Caught Admitting Company Is Taking Measures to Prevent “The Next Trump Situation”
JulyGallup: More Americans than ever call immigration America’s top problem
AugustEpstein dead or alive? Body photos raise questions
SeptemberHong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill and sets up a platform to look into key causes of protest crisis
OctoberMillions Brace for Unprecedented Power Cuts in California
NovemberGiant, Climate-Killing Mural Of Greta Thunberg Now Graces Downtown San Francisco
DecemberThe Afghanistan Report

— References —

100th Episode – Ryan Landry, Myth of the 20th Century (2018)
– Serotonin, Houellebecq (2019)


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Earl Shetland says:

    >over four hours long
    >edward b chang is on board

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Turkleton Pupptarr says:

    I can’t say enough about how much i appreciate this podcast. Please never go away.


  3. Flo says:

    Nick Mason is an absolute legend.


  4. Sean Detente says:

    Hank, man, I owe you a sincere apology. A few weeks back I gave you some massive shit for how you talked, called you a moron, etc. I’m sorry. Take it or leave it, do a “lollolo eff off”, whatever, I don’t care, but your voice is a helluva more listenable now. Seriously, you’ve got a nice voice for audio. I can put anything into crypto his month, but I’ll fart off a good-sized donation come February.


  5. AmericanDagda says:

    Late to the party but to answer Adam’s question about Krauss and Pinker’s association with Epstein they were both second string players on the New Atheism lineup with the likes of Dawkins and Hitchens. They’d largely ceased to be researchers they primarily engaged in public outreach and debate panels.


  6. Mason Stevens says:

    My God you guys are hilarious. I love the thorough research and history topics of regular episodes, but I have come to equally love the casual and comical episodes too. Genuinely as funny of a podcast as there is, and that includes the litany of comedians on YouTube who have shifted their entire careers to doing comedy podcasts


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