99. The Industrial Revolution (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up the story with the development of three key technologies – iron, coal, and steam – before moving on to examine the social impacts of the rapid industrialization of Britain. Scott Weber 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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98. The Industrial Revolution (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss some of the biggest forces that converged to kick off the industrial revolution in 18th century Britain, including the agricultural revolution and the birth of the textile industry. Scott Weber joins as first-time 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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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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56. The Fall Of The USSR (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the destructive effects of Gorbachev’s reforms, both in the satellite Soviet countries and in Russia itself, culminating in the formal dissolution of the USSR. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.

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55. The Fall Of The USSR (Part 1)

In this episode we talk about the difficulties facing the Soviet Union throughout the 1980’s, as well as the policies of its young new leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Dan McGinnis 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 18, The Space Race (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. 10:48 – Voshkhod 2 flew on March 18, 1965. 13:55 – I couldn’t confirm that any town had actually lost any of their planets – this may be apocryphal, or simply misremembered. There are numerous towns with scale models of the solar system, though, many of which […]

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18. The Space Race (Part 2)

In this episode, we pick up the space race with the Gemini and Voshkhod programs and follow it through the Apollo landings until its official end in 1975 with the joint Soyuz-Apollo mission. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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