94. King Arthur (Part 2)

In this episode we explore the historical and literary traditions of the legends surrounding King Arthur and the way they reflect the times in which they are written. Dan McGinnis 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 same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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93. King Arthur (Part 1)

In this episode we attempt to separate the undisputed historical figure of King Arthur from the centuries of legend that have built up around him. Dan McGinnis 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 same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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80. Questions And Answers

In this episode we answer various questions both about history and about HI101 that were submitted by listeners. Phil Downey and Kevin Miller return as guests.   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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Notes: Episode 50, Conspiracy Theories (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.   2:59 – This was a joke, but it’s also a real thing. Comedian David Rees did a circuit on a book called “How To Sharpen Pencils”, and I think it might have gotten away on him a little bit, as everyone got way on board and […]

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50. Conspiracy Theories (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss both the Kennedy assassination and Project MKULTRA. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 46, Communism (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.   3:30 The 1871 Treaty of Versailles was in fact the eighth treaty bearing this name, so definitely not the first. I wouldn’t even go so far as to call it the first big one – some of them were certainly small and in modern context maybe […]

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46. Communism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Paris Commune – the first in vivo communist experiment – as well as the USSR, Communist China, and the Cold War. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.  

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Notes: Episode 45, Communism (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.   8:13 – It would be fair to criticize at this point that I’m making judgements about communism based on its most ideal and theoretical form. That being said, that’s also a bit of an unfair standard; we judge some of our most dear economic and political […]

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45. Communism (Part 1)

In this episode we talk mostly about the ideas and concepts behind communism to create a context in which we can talk about the numerous ways the system has clashed with Western society throughout the 20th century. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 28, Charlemagne (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.   2:26 – I was right! We’re on our third pope now. 4:29 – If you want the long version of this story, I get into some more detail in last month’s episode about the Knights Templar, which you can find here. 12:22 – You know, the […]

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