67. The Myth of Nationhood with Brian Garcia


This week we dive into a jam-packed episode about American history, culture, identity and more with English professor Dr. Brian Garcia. He joins us to talk about about how myths and stories have created American identity, and how Make America Great Again is part of a long tradition.

Brian talks about growing up in Portuguese Artesia, where grandmas aren't supposed to speak English. Erika drops some knowledge from Shirley Jackson's The Lottery. And Josh accurately identifies a Simulacrum!

We also open up the mailbag for the first time since like March (sorry about that.) Send us an email at

Find Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/loquatsandmilk

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