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.

Read More Here! 0

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 […]

Read More Here! 2

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.

Read More Here! 0

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.

Read More Here! 0

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.

Read More Here! 0

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.

Read More Here! 3

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.

Read More Here! 0

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.

Read More Here! 4

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.

Read More Here! 0

Notes: Episode 48, The Italian Renaissance (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.   5:56 – Since audio is such a fantastically poor medium for discussing the visual arts, I’ll try to link to images of the paintings, buildings, and sculptures we discuss. Here’s one for “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Heironymus Bosch. 12:52 – The Mona Lisa is […]

Read More Here! 0