78. The October Crisis (Part 2)

In this episode we cover the events of October 1970 in day-by-day detail, as well as discuss the aftermath of the kidnapping crisis and Quebec’s embrace of political separatism. Paul McGeown returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Adam Mentgen, 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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77. The October Crisis (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the condition of Quebec in the first half of the 20th century with a focus on the Duplessis administration, as well as the Quiet Revolution and the intellectual tensions that arose between federalism and nationalism among the politics of the 1960s. Paul McGeown 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 […]

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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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74. The Black Death (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the devastating effect the Black Death had when it finally arrived in Europe in the mid-14th century, as well as the massive cultural fallout that resulted. Colin Oliver returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, 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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73. The Black Death (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the characteristics of the plague and pre-modern medicine, as well as the Justinian Plague of the 6th century. Colin Oliver returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, 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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70. Astronomy (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire to explore advances in astronomy made in India and the Middle East before returning to Europe for the scientific revolution and following great astronomers like Kepler, Newton, and Hubble into the 20th century. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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69. Astronomy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient astronomy, beginning with a brief foray into pre-history and working our way through the golden age of Greek astronomy. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, and Perry for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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62. Vikings (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the Norse expansion in the North Atlantic, as well as the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity and conflict with medieval Britain. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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61. Vikings (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the conditions that led to the beginnings of the Viking era in the late 8th century, as well as contact between the Norse and Asia. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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