I listened to it yesterday. 12 hours in the car leaves time for Dan Carlin and a few episodes of This American Life. TAL, while they’re all very decent and earnest, but it leaves you worried about some features of American life, like summer camps. Breeding grounds for the Stepford Wives and the USA, USA chants at the Olympics.
And one recent episode about a New Jersey school district where the Hasidim (really orthodox Jews) dominate the population but don’t send their kids to public schools, so they organise to dominate the school boards and downgrade the whole public school system, largely peopled by blacks and Latinos. You can understand why anti-Semitism pops up after listening to this. And most of the TAL crew seem to be Jewish…and they appear quite outraged by the Hasidim’s behaviour.
Anyway, Carlin didn’t mention Asterix. Why not?