Before all that (a month ago)... The Maifan-San* and I went on a combo birthday trip to LA where we go to eat yummy food and see Mike Duncan in person!
Who is Mike Duncan? Allow me to educate you.
Mike Duncan is the amazing podcast man behind two of my all time favorite podcasts: The History of Rome and Revolutions.
If you have any interest in history or great stories please check out his podcasts.
History of Rome: it is suuuuuuper long... because it is suuuuper in depth and suuuuuper fascinating. I cannot say enough good things about this very comphrensive look at the Rome. Starting with twins fed by a wolf all the way up to when the Empire split, this is a journey of epic porportions all broken up into easily digestable chunks.
Revolutions: The Bristish Revolution. The American Revolution. The French Revolution. The Hatian Revolution The Central American Revolution... SO MANY revolutions and SO MANY interesting stories! Again, bite sized chunks with enough details to give you the story without weighing you down and making you angry.
I wish Mike Duncan could be in charge of all the history classes... I seriously learn so much through his work.
Ok, so the podcasts are great (seriously great) but wait... there's more! He wrote a book.
And yeah... I preordered it... and yeah I am super excited to read it. (Go here and buy it yourself!)
BUT WAIT... there is Still MORE!
We got to meet him!
Yep! He gave a talk... he signed our books... and we go to meet him.
It was very very cool.
And yeah... it is pretty nerdy to go hear a historian podcaster talk about Rome as a birthday trip. But that's the sort of nerds we are.
Happy Birthday my love... and Thank You Mike Duncan for the hours and hours of listening and all the knowledge you have given me over the years.
Best birthday Ever!
*My Stud Muffin of a husabnd to any new readers