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Episode #158: Bolsheviks and bathrooms.

Overwhelming heat has the boys looking to the Twilight Lounge for refuge, leading to a lighthearted (but not perhaps for the fainthearted) discussion about bathroom mishaps (!), followed by an exploration of how Rosen feels at his most Jewish around motorcycles and hot rods. More hi jinx follow before the boys take a sharp left, turn into amateur(ish) historians and ask:

Was the Russian Revolution good for the Jews?

At their peak, Jews made up 5% of the Bolshevik party and yet were blamed (?) for its rise, perhaps accelerating the progress of the Nazis in Germany and inspiring the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. And yet, Communism may have benefited Russian Jews… for awhile. What we know: by the time they got to the Brandeis School in San Francisco, they’d all become capitalists.

Rosen’s worst nightmare.