He’s back, by popular demand! Following up on last week’s amazing appearance, Dave and Steel bring back their old buddy Matt Howard. In this episode, Howard explains his love of self-help books, troubled adolescent boys, and Jethro Tull, the trio discuss the incredible exploits of the Iron Cowboy, the unnamed peasant woman who gave birth to 69 children, and Jack LaLanne, take some great listener questions, put together a life-changing Jethro Tull musical marathon and drop some sobering book wisdom from Tim O’Brien’s collection The Things They Carried.
To the Limits
- The Iron Cowboy just completed 50 iron man triathlons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days.
- Feodor Vassilyev’s unnamed wife, who gave birth to 69 infants over the course of 27 pregnancies, of whom 67 survived infancy.
- Jack LaLanne once towed 70 rowboats for over a mile, and makes a great juicer.
Paul O’Neill — A True Yankee
Rickey Henderson — The Greatest Basestealer of all-time
Jim Abbott’s No-hitter
Unchained Melodies — Jethro Tull Edition
Skating Away (on the Thin Ice of a New Day)
Bungle in the Jungle
Life is a Long Song
Thick as a Brick
My Sunday Feeling
This week’s passage came from the opening story of Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam book The Things They Carried.