Notes: Episode 128, Fascism (Part 3)

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. 6:31 – Wilhlem II was indeed exiled in the Netherlands for the rest of his life, which lasted until June 4, 1941 – not quite as long as I thought, but longer than I suspect many realize. I also mentioned that Wilhelm didn’t like Hitler, and while […]

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128. Fascism (Part 3)

In this episode we discuss the effect the Great Depression had on advancing fascism in Italy and Germany. We also discuss the rapid changes that fascism made to these countries when in power, and how the ideology accelerated Europe into the Second World War. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest. This episode is part nine in our extended series on fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more […]

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Notes: Episode 127, Fascism (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. 9:05 – Frankenstein published in 1818 – too early to be fin de siecle proper – but themes resonated with thinkers at the time. The story was held up as a warning against science and modernity gone too far without any consideration of potential consequences (which I […]

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127. Fascism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss some of the intellectual precursors to fascism, as well as the first decade of the Italian fascist movement and several failed attempts at instituting fascism elsewhere. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest. This episode is part eight in our extended series on fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit […]

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124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

In this episode, we revisit the unification of Germany with added commentary to update some content in preparation for our discussion on fascism. We follow the German states from the Napoleonic Wars through the revolutions of 1848 until Otto von Bismarck helms a culturally and politically exceptional campaign to create a new great power in Europe. Dan McGinnis returns as guest. This episode is part five in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna […]

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113. The Dreyfus Affair

In this episode we discuss the Dreyfus Affair, an espionage scandal in late 19th century France that saw Alfred Dreyfus wrongly accused of crimes due to institutional biases and popular antisemitism. Colin Oliver 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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Notes: Episode 112, Alan Turing

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. 4:32 – John and Alan were the only two children – I didn’t miss any here. 5:26 – I’m still rather confused as to why “public school” refers to a private institution in Britain while what I grew up calling a public school would be called a […]

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112. Alan Turing & Enigma

In this episode we discuss the life of Alan Turing and his impact on both the discipline of computer science and the Allied code-breaking effort in the Second World War. Kevin Miller 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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67. Conspiracy Theories (Part 3)

In this episode we continue our exploration of various conspiracy theories in a historical context, beginning with the escape of Hitler and the Masonic ties of the Founding Fathers. Rebecca Bleskie 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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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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