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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 18: Chronicles of the Schmalkaldic League: In Hot Water!

The year is 1541 in a world much different from ours. Join an intrepid band of inventors, spies and scapegraces in an adventure that puts the hole Schmalkaldic saga in context! In this story that was simply too big for one episode and yet too small for four, the Schmalkaldic League faces off against two factions of renegade geologists: the Neptunians and the Vulcanists, with the fate of Europe hanging in the balance! In part three, Countess von Uexküll, Grimhilda the Psychosomatic Poisoner, and Aldo Krasplasian, Hungary's King of Puppets, are about to be put into a very large, very deep hole by Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor. But what is the Emperor's connection with the Pope? And who is the shadowy, secret ally of the League posing as Count Crimsyn? And how will they get away from the Giant Pygmy Marmoset of Gordium?

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Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic
Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.
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