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A pointless discussion of eternal questions, with Martin, Robert and Francis. Join us as we tackle everything from English history to comic books. More on www.snakesandotters.com.

April 9, 2021

Episode 098 “Code of Honor April 2021″

Francis takes the helm and the guys bring you great words of wisdom for April 2021.

April 2, 2021

Episode 097 “Stalingrad: Hitler’s Waterloo”

Martin has the conn and the guys do a history episode on the pivotal WWII Battle of Stalingrad. The guys have all the angles covered here, including the tactics, personalities and strategic implications.

March 26, 2021

Episode 096 “James Tiberius Kirk”

Shatner-paloozza winds up with Francis in the captain's chair as the guys talk the cultural impact of everyone's favorite captain, James Tiberius Kirk. Leadership lessons, favorite moments, and why Kirk reaches us are all on the table. 

March 19, 2021

Episode 095 “Our Heroes: William Shatner”

Shatner-paloozza continues with a celebration of the man himself as his 90th birthday approaches. 

March 12, 2021

Episode 094 “Code of Honor - The Wisdom of James T. Kirk”

Shatner-paloozza begins with words of wisdom from James T. Kirk. 

March 5, 2021

Episode 093 “Midway vs Solomons: WWII in the Pacific”

Martin takes the conn (Martin is also growing fond of the nautical terms) and steers the guys through a history discussion of the War in the Pacific. Martin wants to talk about John Prados' take that the Solomons Campaign was more important than the Battle of Midway to beating the Japanese. Check the book Islands of Destiny  to see what Martin's talking about. Worth your time. 

February 26, 2021

Episode 092: “The Dawn of the Third Age, the Genius of Babylon 5″

Robert takes the conn and steers the USS Snakes & Otters into an appreciation of that pioneering TV sensation, Babylon 5. And yes, we do eventually let Francis off the leash. 

February 19, 2021

Episode 091 “Heroes: Louis XIV, The Sun King”

Francis takes the reins here and works hard to convince Robert and Martin that French king Louis XIV is a hero from the past worth emulating. Robert is willing to be convinced. Martin is busy testing his guillotine. Listen up to see how Francis fares in his endeavor.

February 12, 2021

Episode 090 “Code of Honor for February 2012″

Martin captains this month's Code of Honor. He pulls in Reagan after the Challenger Disaster, Francis kicks off with Oscar Wilde, and Robertus Malleus does his thing with Herman Melville. 

February 5, 2021

Episode 089 “Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement”

Civil rights is a story, and stories have characters. Martin takes the guys through a history episode examining some of those characters, the pioneers, leaders and martyrs of Civil Rights.