Episode 54: Bread and Circuses: Slaves to the NHS

this episode forces us to dig into the nitty gritty of slavery and also jesus. chelsea doesn’t go in depth with marxist theory. modern day rome has a tv station that is a point of contention between the hosts. spock and bones do a lot of fighting for plot purposes. kirk has a dubious interaction with a woman. merikus is a tragic figure, but like, in the classical sense probably?

 

just read the water margin instead of watching this episode of star trek. but definitely listen to this podcast first.

 

CORRECTION: toward the end of the episode – it was emperor constantine, not emperor augustus.

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