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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63. Before and After WWI (Part 1)

In this episode we look at the powers participating in the First World War that went in clinging to old ideas about empire and spheres of influence, usually to their detriment. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 49, Conspiracy Theories (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.   10:43 – “Millennialism” is correct as I present it here. What was throwing me off here is something “millenarianism”, which is a less specific belief that there will be societal upheaval of some sort every 1,000 years, and of which millennialism is a specific type. I […]

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49. Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

In this anthology episode we cover both the moon landing conspiracy theories and the phantom time conspiracy theory. Rebecca Bleskie joins 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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