Timesuck with Dan Cummins

276 - Robert MF'n Smalls and Year End Recap

Episode Summary

A look at the inspiring life of Robert Smalls. He who overcame so much, becoming a member of the US House of Representatives after being born a black slave in South Carolina , then fighting in the Civil War, building a political career during Reconstruction, and then dying during the Jim Crow era. All this followed by a look back at Timesuck in 2021 and a look forward towards 2022.

Episode Notes

Robert Smalls! He was born a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina  in 1839. Then he'd pull off a daring sea-faring escape to the Union during the Civil War, then become the first black captain for the Union, then becoming a member of the US House of Representatives. He would die in the house he was born in - his former slave master's - a house he bought after the Civil War. His story is one of perseverance and grit - of refusing to quit no mater how the odds are stacked against you. After his story, I share my current state of mind as I reflect back on the kind of year 2021 was, and then look forward to 2022. Thanks for the ride, meatsacks! 

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Thanks one last time for allowing the 2021 Bad Magic Giving Tree to be such a success! We raised $49,000 through a combination of Patreon, fan, and personal donation. And now 198 children are going to receive the presents they would have otherwise never received. Nimrod is very fucking pleased. :)

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