This week, Sparky Sweets, PhD tackles Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" and, as always, his interpretation is incomparable.

What can we learn from Odysseus' 20-year struggle to return to Ithaca? For one thing, people should stop blaming the gods for their troubles. For another, according to Sweets, "Even a Greek hero as bad as Odysseus ain't doin' sh*t without a woman."

Watch the episode above and check out the Thug Notes youtube page for many, many more.

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