75. Irish Independence (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the historical relationship between England and Ireland, covering several centuries of wars and political arrangements between the two countries. Phil Downey 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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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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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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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 54, Mormonism (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.   4:03 – The Louisiana Purchase territory wasn’t all unorganized by the time frame we’re talking about here. Some of it was, but other states were a territorial version of the state they would eventually become, and still others had been accepted into the union. Because of […]

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54. Mormonism (Part 2)

In this episode we follow Joseph Smith and the early LDS church from their origins in Ohio through a number of states until finally settling, after their founder’s death, in what would become Utah. We also cover the immense legal and moral battle with the federal government over the issue of polygamy. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 53, Mormonism (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.   7:25 – The accurate line that’s relevant here is Mark 16:17-18. In recognition of the Mormon preference to the King James Version of the Bible, this reads: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out evils; they shall speak […]

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