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Moon Princess Kaguya - Bamboo & Heart Break - Extra Mythology

Kaguya's tasks span all over Asia, and you can also see a huge variety of objects dedicated to Asian art, history, and culture over at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Educational Center: https://www.texasasianculturesmuseum.org/ Their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texasasianmuseum_cctx/ Their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateAsianCulturesMuseumandEducationCenter...

End of the Samurai - Gangs of Kyoto - Extra History #2

With international pressure to form new (and often unfair) treaties, the political divide in Edo was growing deeper and deeper. The Emperor, a formerly apolitical position, suddenly aligned himself with the sonno joi, the anti-foreign/pro-imperial party. Several rebellions rose up against the shogun and led to the creation of the shinsengumi - a dreaded...

The Polio Epidemic - FDR & The March of Dimes - Extra History

If you live in Minnesota, learn more at http://U21checkups.com If you don’t, check here: https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/epsdt/index.html Polio was a strange disease that seemed to explode in the 20th century. It challenged a lot of preconceived notions about diseases and how they spread. And even a US President had been affected by the...

Schrodinger's Coin - Quantum Multiverse Theory in Bioshock Infinite - Extra Credits

Bioshock Infinite takes us through Columbia where things aren't exactly right... And then we find Elizabeth who can tear rifts in reality. Booker, catch! But... how stable is this plot on real world physics? Strangely, Bioshock Infinite gets a lot right on the underlying quantum mechanics of the world. And it gets one very important thing wrong. Subscribe...

Extra Plays D&D - Caverns & Cultists - One Shot - September Charity Reward

The Extra Credits gang plays Dungeons and Dragons! We promised a D&D stream as an incentive during an April charity stream and here are the results. The gang played through an original one-shot written by community manager Arthur G, featuring acid caves, feeble fungus, and dead gods. The game was run using Fantasy Grounds for maps and play;...

End of the Samurai - Black Ships - Extra History - #1

The end of the samurai came as Japan was forced to open its borders to foreign trade and policy, ending a long period of isolation. And that period flipped everything over. Suddenly merchants who had the least amount of social standing found themselves with a huge monetary advantage. New districts with theater and arts rose that paid no heed to the...

The Harlem Renaissance - An Explosion of Art - Extra History

Art, music, film, and writing. These are the things that make life worth living. And as we talk about the importance of representation in modern media, it's worth taking a look back at one of the movements that solidified many of the American styles we take for granted today. And it started in the neighborhood of Harlem. And if you're looking for...

Melusine - The Serpent of Woe - Extra Mythology

The first 100 people to go to https://www.blinkist.com/extracredits get 1 week of unlimited access to try Blinkist out AND 25% off full membership. No one can just listen to what they're told in mythology can they? Melusine was a woman born from a fae mother and a human father and lived in Avalon because her father couldn't follow basic fae contracts....

Tales From Twitch Re-Animated - A PS5 Pre-Order Analogy

Remember the PS5 preorder fiasco? Matt & Will try and break down what happened with an extended analogy. If you'd like to see more, ask questions of the team, and hang out with us over a balanced breakfast that's definitely not 3 cups of coffee and a poptart, come over to our twitch channel every Monday at 8am PST http://bit.ly/ECtwitch Also...

♫ Cleopatra - "Immortal Longings" - Extra History Music

Listen to "Immortal Longings" the theme track of our series on the Egyptian Queen who outlasted her enemies in our literature and our poetry, Cleopatra. Music by Tiffany Román: http://www.tiffanyromanlouk.com/ Join us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Check out our other shows at http://becauselearningmatters.com Subscribe for new episodes...

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