The Shot by Pushkin

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron bring you a shorter one (finally)! They’ll be covering - at long, long last - “The Shot” by Aleksandr Pushkin. Tune in to hear stories of officer intrigue, duels fought and left unfought, and the existential terror of being cornered at a party by the a dude whose main hobby is shooting handguns into his own wall. Switch out the beer for a kvass or water for this one because - say it with me - alcohol and firearms don’t mix. Enjoy!

Major themes: Psychological Duels, Byronic Subversions, and Cherry Pits

02:03 - Oculus Founder Says He’s Working on an Exploding VR Headset that Actually Kills Players if They Lose

06:00 - While the whole Russian Cyrillic alphabet has 33 letters, only 32 of them are technically letters.

08:00 - Faro

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.