109. The Chinese Civil Wars (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss China’s humiliating 19th century experience with European colonialism, the downfall of the Qing dynasty, and the experiment of republicanism that led to the fractured Warlord Era. Gary Hallman returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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74. The Black Death (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the devastating effect the Black Death had when it finally arrived in Europe in the mid-14th century, as well as the massive cultural fallout that resulted. Colin Oliver returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, 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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69. Astronomy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient astronomy, beginning with a brief foray into pre-history and working our way through the golden age of Greek astronomy. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, and Perry 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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58. The Three Kingdoms Of Korea (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the alliance of Silla and Tang China that caused the collapse of the first Three Kingdoms era, as well as the re-emergence of the system several centuries later and the final unification of the peninsula. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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57. The Three Kingdoms Of Korea (Part 1)

In this episode we talk about Korea’s long relationship with China, the fall of the ancient Gojoseon state, and the development of the three kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla that would dominate the peninsula for centuries. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 46, Communism (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   3:30 The 1871 Treaty of Versailles was in fact the eighth treaty bearing this name, so definitely not the first. I wouldn’t even go so far as to call it the first big one – some of them were certainly small and in modern context maybe […]

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46. Communism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Paris Commune – the first in vivo communist experiment – as well as the USSR, Communist China, and the Cold War. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.  

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Notes: Episode 44, Surgery (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:05 – The best I can do on cannabis being used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid both yin and yang is a hard “maybe”. Part of the problems of discussing TCM, just as there are with any traditional medicines, is that you can have well-respected […]

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