67. Conspiracy Theories (Part 3)

In this episode we continue our exploration of various conspiracy theories in a historical context, beginning with the escape of Hitler and the Masonic ties of the Founding Fathers. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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66. Tea (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the history of tea from the Opium Wars, through the British occupation of India and the plantations there, and into the 20th century. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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65. Tea (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the earliest mentioned records of tea in China, as well as Britain’s slow-starting but insatiable obsession with the beverage. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Patreon Announcement!

I’m starting a Patreon campaign! If you’d like to help support HI101, please visit https://www.patreon.com/hi101. This announcement has a free sample of the outtake reel that will be a supporter-exclusive reward from now on.

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64. Before And After WWI (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the newer nation-states that participated in the First World War, examining whether they survived the ordeal more effectively than the old empires that fell under the stress of those four years. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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63. Before and After WWI (Part 1)

In this episode we look at the powers participating in the First World War that went in clinging to old ideas about empire and spheres of influence, usually to their detriment. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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62. Vikings (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Norse expansion in the North Atlantic, as well as the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity and conflict with medieval Britain. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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61. Vikings (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the conditions that led to the beginnings of the Viking era in the late 8th century, as well as contact between the Norse and Asia. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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60. Prohibition (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the dark side of prohibition in the form of organized crime, as well as the sudden pragmatism of the Great Depression and the repeal of prohibition. Colin Oliver returns as guest.

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59. Prohibition (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the social movements of temperance and progressivism that led to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States, as well as some of the many ways that prohibition was circumvented. Colin Oliver returns as guest.

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