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In this episode, we are joined again by Alex Bostic to conclude our "Fall of Rome" series while it's technically still fall. This time around, we'll talk about the civil wars between Sulla and Gaius Marius and between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. We'll discuss how the use of extra-legal means to restore the rule of law just ends up undermining it anyway, and consider some ways that the American constitution learned from Roman history.
After that, it's back to Captain Kangaroo Court, where we'll ask hard hitting questions like "Is being a mean person a good excuse?" and "What is the value of time spent waiting for instant macaroni to thicken?"
Finally, we'll let you know our plans for what we're calling "season two" of the podcast, which will be starting up sometime around February.
We wish you all a good end to 2022, and we'll see you in the new year!
Fall of Rome: the civil wars that ended the Republic (1:55)
Captain Kangaroo Court (38:10)
Season two announcement (51:00)