89. The War Of 1812 (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss North American history between 1763 and 1812 as a background to this conflict, as well as the specific grievances the United States held against Britain that led to their declaration of war on the British colonies of Canada. Colin Oliver 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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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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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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73. The Black Death (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the characteristics of the plague and pre-modern medicine, as well as the Justinian Plague of the 6th century. 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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72. New France (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss French royal intervention in the Beaver Wars to preserve their colony, as well as the increasing tensions between New France and New England, culminating in the fateful Seven Years’ War. Gary Hallman returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, 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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71. New France (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the French effort to colonize North America beginning in the 15th century as a source of luxury goods, as well as their relationships with various First Nations groups in the region. Gary Hallman returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, 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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70. Astronomy (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire to explore advances in astronomy made in India and the Middle East before returning to Europe for the scientific revolution and following great astronomers like Kepler, Newton, and Hubble into the 20th century. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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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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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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