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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

1491 and the Death of Easter Island

I had my face mashed into a fat, squishy bunch of tissue by the collective hand of all the listeners who called me out for saying a number of episodes back that humanity had never been so laid to waste as it was under the scourge of the Black Death. Uh huh, it has so, went the general line of the emails I received after the Black Death episode came out. When the Europeans came to the Americas, almost a hundred million people were wiped out, maybe more.