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The Dubious Book of Famous Deeds

Host Paul Bates dismantles the British Empire one deed at a time as he guides us through history, as told by a skewed and suspect book from 1889.
Sep 13 2021

Chapter 10. Columbus, Magellan, Da Gama & Vespucci, or: The Tale of Enrique

The Dubious Book of Famous Deeds

Chapter 10. Columbus, Magellan, Da Gama & Vespucci, or: The Tale of Enrique

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Paloma Nuñez (Baroness Von Sketch, Shazam) joins me for the story of not one but four explorers: all famous, all psychos. How much of a bastard was Christopher Columbus? How bad a guest was Vasco Da Gama? How the hell did Amerigo Vespucci get two continents named after him? All this and more as we dive into a very pro-colonial chapter.

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