85. Victorian Occultism (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss spiritualism – a Christian-based belief system involving contact with the dead that spread across the United States and Europe as part of the same movement that gave rise to Mormonism. We also discuss the cultural reaction to spiritualism and the pervasive phenomenon of stage mediums and private seances. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the […]

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84. Alchemy (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the return of alchemy to Europe through the translation of Arabic texts, the revelation of the 15th century rediscovery of the original Greek texts, and the demise of alchemy as a discipline at the hands of the scientific revolution. Kevin Miller 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 […]

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83. Alchemy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the Egyptian and Greek foundations of alchemy and how it relates to other scientific and philosophical disciplines of the time before moving into the advances made by the Islamic world. Kevin Miller 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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82. Octavian And Antony (Part 2)

In this episode we talk about the division of the Republic between the three triumvirs that almost immediately devolves into solidification of Roman control under Octavian and the adoption of Greek and Egyptian culture by Antony, ultimately leading to a final civil war between the two former allies. Dan McGinnis 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 […]

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81. Octavian And Antony (Part 1)

In this episode we talk about the tumultuous final decades of the Roman Republic and the early responses of Mark Antony and Octavian to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Dan McGinnis 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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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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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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72. New France (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss French royal intervention in the Beaver Wars to preserve their colony, as well as the increasing tensions between New France and New England, culminating in the fateful Seven Years’ War. Gary Hallman 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 visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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