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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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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Notes: Episode 32, The Aten Heresy (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.   4:01 – That would be Lucy, the fossil who would eventually be classified as Australopithecus afarensis, discovered in 1974 by an international team of archaeologists, paleontologists, and anthropologists. Believed to be about 3.2 million years old, the fossil was in notably good shape and taught us […]

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32. The Aten Heresy (Part 2)

In this episode, we discuss the collapse of the monotheistic religion created by Akhenaten and the course correction made by Egyptian civilization over several Pharaohs in order to correct the social damage done and bring an end to the 18th Dynasty. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 31, The Aten Heresy (Part 1)

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.   6:41 – I thought I was in the clear, in that I meant to say fifth century BCE and Herodotus did in fact live in that century. However, now that I listened back, I realized I didn’t specify BCE. Ah well, that’s what these notes are […]

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31. The Aten Heresy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss life in Ancient Egypt specifically in the 18th dynasty, as well as the Pharaoh Akhenaten who attempted to make the god Aten the only god of a formerly polytheistic society. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 14, Napoleon (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.   2:47 – The bicorne didn’t normally fold down – it’s just the practical root of the hat design. It was normally molded and then pinned to stay up. The most distinctive thing Napoleon did for the hat was to wear it so that the two points […]

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14. Napoleon (Part 2)

In this episode, we cover the aspects of Napoleon’s tenure that aren’t directly tied to the timeline of his military and political narrative, such as law, culture, religion, and legacy. Colin Oliver returns as guest.

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