189 – The Three Unifiers of Japan (with Addy Lewis)

Addy Lewis (a.k.a. The Quizzing Ronin) becomes our guide through the history of the Warring States period of Japan. Together, let’s learn about the Three Unifiers (Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu), along with clans, shōgun,  daimyo, samurai (and their weapons!), and so much more. Later, take a quiz about famous servants!

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[Music: 1) RŮDE, “Eternal Youth,” 2017; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

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Episode 29 – Moneyball (or, Baseball, Part 2) (with Andrew Gibson)

Our 29th episode brings a special guest to the MissInfoPod recording studio! Andrew Gibson, Quantitative Analyst for MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates, broadcasts important info on statistics in baseball and how teams today use data to build the best possible roster. Later, enjoy a quiz on “Sabre-metrics”!

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[Music: 1) The Intruders, “(Love is Like a) Baseball Game,” 1968; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]