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E61: The Death of Adolf Hitler

E61: The Death of Adolf Hitler

April 29, 2019

By 1945, Nazi Germany had seen two years of increasing losses on the Eastern front, the involvement of the United States in the war, and the arrest of close ally Benito Mussolini - early in the final year of the war, it was clear that the Nazi German empire was crumbling quickly. In early 1945, Adolf Hitler and his long-time lover Eva Braun would take refuge in the Fuhrerbunker, where they would allegedly take their lives at the end of April. In the final part of our "Nazi Conspiracy" series, we take a look at events that led to the quick rise and fall of Nazi Germany, the last days of Hitler, and the conspiracies about his alleged suicide.

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Music: Hell March by Frank Klepacki

Patron Pilot #4: Enter Sandman #1 - Big Daddy (1999)

Patron Pilot #4: Enter Sandman #1 - Big Daddy (1999)

April 25, 2019

In "Enter Sandman", the fourth and final Patron Pilot episode, Matt and Kayla discuss 1999's Big Daddy. Topics discussed include Adam Sandler's obsession with Hooters, the film's many great gags, the Razzies, and more.

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E60: Edward VIII

E60: Edward VIII

April 22, 2019

King Edward VIII reigned for just 327 days, abdicating the throne after a crisis that involved his being romantically involved with an American divorcee named Wallis Simpson. Following his abdication of the throne, both Edward and his new wife were roundly accused of being Nazi sympathisers, with both having close ties to Nazi government elites. Edward would regularly correspond with Nazi officials, allegedly making statements on more than one occasion that indicated that his loyalty to Britain was now in question. This would lead to the Nazis devising a plan that allegedly involved installing Edward as king once again, using his questionable loyalty to their advantage.

In this episode, we discuss the state of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1936, the Edward VIII abdication crisis, Operation Willi, the Marburg Files, and much more.

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E59: The Reichstag Fire

E59: The Reichstag Fire

April 15, 2019

1933's Reichstag fire is perhaps the most pivotal moment in the rise of the Nazi Party to power in Germany. The burning of the Reichstag allowed Adolf Hitler and the leading Nazi elite to consolidate their power, passing the Reichstag Fire Decree and the Enabling Act of 1933 that would strip away the fundamental rights of German citizens, and give Adolf Hitler the power of both the presidency and the chancellorship. In the second part of our "Nazi Conspiracy" series, we take a look at the Reichstag Fire and the fall out from the event, and discuss Marinus van der Lubbe, the alleged arson responsible for starting the fire.

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E58: Geli Raubal

E58: Geli Raubal

April 8, 2019

Geli Raubal, daughter of Adolf Hitler's half-sister Angela, was said to be the only woman that Hitler ever truly loved. During the early years of the Nazi Party's rapid rise in the political sphere of the Weimar Republic, young Geli caught the eye of her much older "Uncle Alf", leading to years of Raubal being kept as something of a hostage to Hitler's desires. Ultimately, it would end in the mysterious death of the 23-year old Geli Raubal, and lead Adolf Hitler into an alleged period of deep depression at one of the most crucial points in his career.

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Big, If Gru #1 - Despicable Me (2010)

Big, If Gru #1 - Despicable Me (2010)

April 1, 2019

After a great deal of soul searching, Matt and Kayla have returned with a new lease on life and a brand new show - Big, If Gru. In the first ever episode, your hosts discuss the first of Illumination's animated masterpieces - 2010's Despicable Me. Topics covered include the film's many themes, its danceable Pharrell Williams soundtrack, the multi-layered characters, and the fact that Despicable Me is not actually a baby movie.

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Music: Despicable Me and Fun, Fun, Fun by Pharrell Williams