100. Christopher Columbus

In this episode we talk about the life and legacy of Christopher Columbus, as well as answer some listener questions. Kevin Miller and Phil Downey 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. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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91. Colonial South Africa (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the indigenous inhabitants of what would become South Africa, as well as the Portuguese period of exploration, the founding of the Cape Colony under the Dutch East India Company, and the transfer of the colony to the British. Gary Hallman 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 […]

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Notes: Episode 51, Caribbean Piracy (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.   6:36 – The Chinese pirate I’m referring to was named Ching Shih, or Madame Ching sometimes. She commanded a fleet of over 300 vessels, commanded tens of thousands, faced many of the major empires of the 18th and 19th centuries including Britain and China, and retired […]

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51. Caribbean Piracy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the global framework that allowed piracy to become such a strong phenomenon in the Caribbean Sea, as well as what being a pirate was like. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 49, Conspiracy Theories (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.   10:43 – “Millennialism” is correct as I present it here. What was throwing me off here is something “millenarianism”, which is a less specific belief that there will be societal upheaval of some sort every 1,000 years, and of which millennialism is a specific type. I […]

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49. Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

In this anthology episode we cover both the moon landing conspiracy theories and the phantom time conspiracy theory. Rebecca Bleskie joins as guest.

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Notes: Episode 30, The Fall Of The Aztecs (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.   17:26 – This welcome speech is also quite notable because of its perceived support for the extremely prevalent theory that Montezuma believed Cortes to be divine. The evidence that he would have actually believed this is largely either circumstantial or potentially fabricated decades after the meeting, […]

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30. The Fall Of The Aztecs (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss Cortes’ meeting with Montezuma, the time the Conquistadors spent in Tenochtitlan, and the siege of the city that effectively ended the Aztec empire. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 20, Smallpox (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 – We’re talking about something often called Friendship Bread. It’s not always the safest recipe because it lasts so long, so practice responsible kitchen procedures if you ever want to make it, but basically you get some dough, “feed” it so it grows, take part […]

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20. Smallpox (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the history of the effective treatment of smallpox, beginning with the crude method known as variolation and ending with the eradication of smallpox from the world in 1977. Gillian Webber returns as guest.

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