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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44. Surgery (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the problems of anesthesia, antisepsis, and blood loss in surgery, as well as some modern surgery milestones. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 24, The Meiji Restoration (Part 2)

3:20 – For more on German unification in the 19th century, you can see my series with Dan McGinnis. The first episode can be found here. 25:30 – Oh, goodness. If you’re not at least passingly familiar with Marxism, this section might have gotten a little muddled, and for that I apologize. This is what can happen when two people trained in a discipline hold a conversation about it, especially when both have further links to political science – we […]

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24. The Meiji Restoration (Part 2)

In this episode we examine the the drastic social and political changes instituted by the Meiji emperor after his restoration and consolidation of power, as well as Japan’s first forays into global politics. James Mitchell returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 16, The Fall of Constantinople (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.   2:31 – I’m cagey on timeline here because I couldn’t really remember the official founding date of Rome, which is a little embarrassing. The traditional date is 753 BCE for the founding of the kingdom of Rome, 509 BCE for the transition to the republic, and 27 […]

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16. The Fall of Constantinople (Part 2)

In this episode we look at a range of ramifications from the defeat of Constantinople in 1453, from the ending of a 1500 year old empire and increased tensions on the Eastern Orthodox Church to the beginnings of the age of Exploration and the heavy influence on the Renaissance. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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