The PodGOATs
Work: Why We Do It, and How’s It’s Changed

Work: Why We Do It, and How’s It’s Changed

July 1, 2020

Why do we work? Some are asking themselves that question right now, but work, like everything else, has a history. How we work and why is all evolving. Phil and Campbell Valentine go to work on work.

Science: The History of Weird Science

Science: The History of Weird Science

June 28, 2020

Everything has a history, including science. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the origins of science, and how far we've come over the years. From early experiments to a real-life Frankenstein's monster.

Firsts: The Things We Take for Granted

Firsts: The Things We Take for Granted

June 24, 2020

Somebody had to be first. So many of the things we take for granted were quite innovative. Everything from the first city to the first watch to rolling luggage. Phil and Campbell Valentine cover it all.

Poe: The Mysterious Life of an American Original

Poe: The Mysterious Life of an American Original

June 21, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe is one of America's best known writers. He's also one of the most misunderstood. A lot of that comes from an obituary written by an arch rival. Phil and Campbell Valentine explain as they explore the life of Poe.

Scams: The Biggest Con Men in History

Scams: The Biggest Con Men in History

June 17, 2020

Scams date back at least to the ancient Greeks. Ever heard the saying beware of Greeks bearing gifts? Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about some of the biggest scams in history, from the Trojan Horse to Ponzi to Madoff.

Fatherhood: Part 02

Fatherhood: Part 02

June 14, 2020

The sequel to an encore presentation of The PodGOATs on Fatherhood. On this episode, Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about the harrowing trip of bringing their boat from Knoxville to Nashville, among other fond memories of fatherhood.

Fatherhood: Part 01

Fatherhood: Part 01

June 10, 2020

In this encore presentation, Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about fathers and their fatherly advice as they share stories about their own fathers. Campbell comes clean on a story he made up to save his brother's skin. This is part one of a two-parter.

Genetics: The Little Things That Make Us Different

Genetics: The Little Things That Make Us Different

June 7, 2020

Our genetic makeup is mostly the same. It's the little differences that we all notice. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about how we've evolved genetically, and the little quirks of nature that make us unique.

Secret Societies: The Most Secretive in History

Secret Societies: The Most Secretive in History

June 3, 2020

We are fascinated with secret societies. The more secretive, the more we have to know. Phil and Campbell Valentine talk about where these groups originated, and how they've mysteriously evolved down through history.

Universe: Is it Really Infinite?

Universe: Is it Really Infinite?

May 31, 2020

How vast is the universe? Humans have been speculating for centuries. Phil and Campbell Valentine put it in perspective, and share some amazing stories and theories. There could actually be copies of you somewhere in the universe.