Fire the Canon

This week, we bring you the tale of Washington Irving, a delightful historical troll and one of our current favorite guys. Perhaps best known for being the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, he should be even better known for his many and varied pen names. Join us as we experience awe and delight at his weird life! Theo suggests a new cool podcast tradition. Rachel makes a slightly off-color joke (or does she?). Jackie’s hopped up on Irv. Topics include: man vs. nature/society/himself, Nell’s least favorite hosts, a list of ways to annoy Jackie, Andy Samberg, the Imperfect Man, rookie numbers, the perfidious Dutch, Italian witch La Befana, Eat Pray Love, Goat Man, weedos, the War of 1812, American presidents of Dutch descent, and accruing vast fortunes.

Show Notes

This week, we bring you the tale of Washington Irving, a delightful historical troll and one of our current favorite guys.  Perhaps best known for being the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, he should be even better known for his many and varied pen names.  Join us as we experience awe and delight at his weird life!  Theo suggests a new cool podcast tradition.  Rachel makes a slightly off-color joke (or does she?).  Jackie’s hopped up on Irv.  Topics include: man vs. nature/society/himself, Nell’s least favorite hosts, a list of ways to annoy Jackie, Andy Samberg, the Imperfect Man, rookie numbers, the perfidious Dutch, Italian witch La Befana, Eat Pray Love, Goat Man, weedos, the War of 1812, American presidents of Dutch descent, and accruing vast fortunes.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.