76. Irish Independence (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Great Famine, as well as the Irish diaspora, the First World War, and the Irish War of Independence. 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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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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60. Prohibition (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the dark side of prohibition in the form of organized crime, as well as the sudden pragmatism of the Great Depression and the repeal of prohibition. Colin Oliver returns as guest.

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59. Prohibition (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the social movements of temperance and progressivism that led to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States, as well as some of the many ways that prohibition was circumvented. Colin Oliver returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 52, Caribbean Piracy (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.   8:55 – I realized around this point that I didn’t give the name of the governor of Jamaica who had essentially traded its safety for any legitimacy in prosecuting piracy in the region. Largely that’s because it was a series o a few pirate-friendly governors who […]

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52. Caribbean Piracy (Part 2)

In this episode we briefly cover the lives of a number of famous pirates, as well as discuss the end of the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 36, The Reformation (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 – I was incorrect – Switzerland was actually confederated from 26 different cantons. The amount of historical, cultural, religious, and especially language differences in such a small area by strict measurement is really quite astonishing. It is, however, also a microcosm of the Germanic world […]

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36. The Reformation (Part 2)

In this episode we follow some of the non-Lutheran reformers in their early days, as well as the Catholic response to the Reformation and the ensuing religious wars, culminating in the Peace of Westphalia. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 35, The Reformation, 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.   8:26 – the diaspora I refer to here is the expulsion of the Jewish people from Judea after a number of revolts during the first and second centuries against the Roman Empire. Before early Christians were seen as a threat against the Romans due to their […]

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35. The Reformation (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the roots of Luther’s reformation philosophies, as well as what set Luther apart from other early heresies. Gary Hallman joins as guest.

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