Troy, Chris, Jake, and Reese get together today, Scott is "sick", to talk about Mr. Chicken himself Don Knotts! We've been waiting a long time to get this episode in. The goofy guy from The Private Eyes has been a comedic hero since the 50s and he is still just as funny today. He is up there with the best of them with the way he can contort his face as well as his mastery of physical comedy and NO ONE could feign confidence quite like Don Knotts. Us Coldbros will discuss the GOAT Don Knotts movie, well some of us will discuss while one of us will just talk about the one movie he watched as his homework. So, dust off your VCRs get your grandpa's old tapes out and get ready for this weeks episode of the Coldbow Podcast!
Good news! Jake and Scott have finally recorded another Sabaton Special! Join us as we listen to and comment on the second song on Sabaton's Spotify most popular list, To Hell and Back. This is a catchy song about the American military hero, Audie Murphy. During World War II Audie Murphy won every medal available at the time, including the medal of honor, and some of them multiple times. Unbelievable story after unbelievable story make him an excellent topic of study, especially if you're interested in WWII. Thank you Sabaton to highlighting this special man, this song has been a joy to study.
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This is the first of this type of “special” episode. Since starting this podcast we’ve all had so many ideas for episodes, but not all of them fit into the mold of what The Coldbow Podcast is. So we’ve decided to experiment with special episodes, which are outside the main body of episodes. This is the first in a series of such special episodes — revolving around the music of Sabaton, a Swedish power metal band.
There are a few of us Coldbros that really like history, and while none of us can claim any real acumen, we’ve been wanting to share our passion with you. I (Scott) just so happened to be listening to another podcast that featured a song by Sabaton and I fell in love with the band. With even a cursory glance at their song titles you’ll notice a pattern, they’re all based on historic events and/or figures.
The first such title in Spotify’s “Popular” list is The Last Stand. A song about a small force of ancient warrior/body guards, tasked with protecting the Pope. This force is The Swiss Guard and they’re still around today in Vatican City. Turns out they have a long history, In 1527 these brave men fought and died against a much superior force. And thanks to a heroic last stand they were able to save the Pope and add to their legacy.
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