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#45 – This Little Piggy Went to War

Empires, amirite?

There’s nothing like an international pissing contest to stoke the fires of patriotism. There’s also nothing new about world powers finding it impossible to back down, even when the cause of conflict is completely stupid. This week, the guys jump whole hog back to┬áthe time that the US and Britain came to the brink of war over the death of a single farm animal. You heard that right. The Pig War of 1859 stands as an immortal testament to a simpler time, when rival armies could taunt each other in strongly-worded letters all week, but still get together for church every Sunday. As you listen, spare a thought to the real victims–the poor sheep, who just want to exercise in peace.

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