The series started seemingly well, and then I got to Episode 8, "The Three Unifiers". Yes, it's difficult to cover the period of the Three Unifiers in 27 minutes, but if you're going to do that, get the facts right. The errors were bad enough that I stopped listening to the podcast as it put in doubt the accuracy of the rest of the series. In some cases, it just seemed like Isaac was making things up to bridge gaps in his knowledge and made me wonder if his "former PhD student" status was because he couldn't do basic research. First of all, Nobunaga defeated Imagawa YoshiMOTO, not YoshiTOMO. Yes, a small error repeated several times, but a good researcher gets details right. Second, Ieyasu came from Mikawa, not Mino. Moving on, Hideyoshi did not execute all of Asai Nagamasa's children. True, the one son was killed, but that's to be expected of the times. The three daughters were, in fact, saved. The eldest eventually became a concubine of Hideyoshi and mother of his heir. The youngest daughter later married the future second Tokugawa shogun. Mr. Meyer claims that Hideyoshi was able to avenge the assasination of Nobunaga because he was "nearby". This ignores the fact that Hideyoshi successfully executed one of the most impressive forced marches in Japanese history after quickly concluding a peace treaty with western clans while concealing Nobunaga's death during negotiations. Most egregiously, Meyer claims Ieyasu had an "almost certainly fake pedigree" to be a shogun (you had to be a decendant of the Minamoto clan). Ieyasu's lineage did trace back to Minamoto Yoshiie. What an incredible insult to the Tokugawa legacy from a "former PhD student"!