Oct 10, 2017
Why you’ve got to listen to today’s
- Why it is time for the Lost Cause to finally get lost?
- Want to end up in Richmond Monument Avenue? – be like Arthur
- Learn why Trump's day of doom for national monuments is
On this week’s episode, Matt and Tony deep dive deep into some
of the craziest and dark parts of the legal history of the United
States. Matt is a recovering Big Law attorney turned comedian with
a passion for legal history, while Tony has no legal background
whatsoever, except for a few minor brushes with the law. Ultimately
it’s Tony’s absurd and funny point of view on laws that will
rub Matt the hilarious way.
Expect intended puns yet sensible conversation as they talk
about the erected laws to protect Confederate monuments, the
reasons why it is time for the Lost Cause to finally get lost, and
why it is fun to work as park maintenance with Dad.
Check out these episode highlights
- 05:00 Why it is time for the Lost Cause to
finally get lost?
- 09:40 Reasons why everyone wants to study Civil war
- 10:40 Interesting facts about Antiquities Act
- 14:30 Congress Debate on if monument laws are
extension of Presidential powers
- 15:52 How Congress was hexed by Theodore Roosevelt
while he was riding a horse?
- 20:43 Trump's day of doom for national monuments
- 22:33 Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017—new law
to make sure the monuments are here to stay.
- 24:17 How an Arthur Ashe monument end in
- 30:46 In New Orleans, monument to white supremacy
- 38:57 Confederate statues meant to be
everlasting symbols of white
- 40:55 Monuments are reminders of terrible times in
American history, taking down statue can heal a community