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Episode #55- Who Was Japan's Greatest Swordsman? (Part I)

Dec 6th, 201753:15

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The samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi is the archetypal lone-wolf warrior. Legend has it that in course of his life he fought over sixty duels and never once lost. His psychological strategies and unique two sworded fighting style made him one of the most famous martial artists in Japan's history. However, many of Musashi's most celebrated exploits have been distorted by centuries of myth-making. What should we believe about the famously scruffy swordsman? Tune in and find out how flabbergasted monks, Harry Potter, and the Samurai Forest Gump all play a role in the story.

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Saw someone mention this legend on reddit and looked for a pod on him. It didn't disappoint.

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