87. Watergate (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the burglary at the Watergate office complex and the organization that ordered the operation, as well as the 1972 presidential election and the early actions of the press to expose the link between the two events. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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86. Victorian Occultism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss modern occultism, from its beginnings in the ashes of the hermetic traditions to its peak fervor under charismatic figures like Aleister Crowley, finally taming into Wicca and modern paganism on a path to the modern New Age movement. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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85. Victorian Occultism (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss spiritualism – a Christian-based belief system involving contact with the dead that spread across the United States and Europe as part of the same movement that gave rise to Mormonism. We also discuss the cultural reaction to spiritualism and the pervasive phenomenon of stage mediums and private seances. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the […]

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84. Alchemy (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the return of alchemy to Europe through the translation of Arabic texts, the revelation of the 15th century rediscovery of the original Greek texts, and the demise of alchemy as a discipline at the hands of the scientific revolution. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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83. Alchemy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the Egyptian and Greek foundations of alchemy and how it relates to other scientific and philosophical disciplines of the time before moving into the advances made by the Islamic world. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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82. Octavian And Antony (Part 2)

In this episode we talk about the division of the Republic between the three triumvirs that almost immediately devolves into solidification of Roman control under Octavian and the adoption of Greek and Egyptian culture by Antony, ultimately leading to a final civil war between the two former allies. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to […]

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81. Octavian And Antony (Part 1)

In this episode we talk about the tumultuous final decades of the Roman Republic and the early responses of Mark Antony and Octavian to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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80. Questions And Answers

In this episode we answer various questions both about history and about HI101 that were submitted by listeners. Phil Downey and Kevin Miller return as guests.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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79. September Check-In

Some quick announcements! Next episode will be up later this month.

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78. The October Crisis (Part 2)

In this episode we cover the events of October 1970 in day-by-day detail, as well as discuss the aftermath of the kidnapping crisis and Quebec’s embrace of political separatism. Paul McGeown returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Adam Mentgen, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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