124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

In this episode, we revisit the unification of Germany with added commentary to update some content in preparation for our discussion on fascism. We follow the German states from the Napoleonic Wars through the revolutions of 1848 until Otto von Bismarck helms a culturally and politically exceptional campaign to create a new great power in Europe. Dan McGinnis returns as guest. This episode is part five in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna […]

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123. Italian Unification

In this episode we discuss the Italian unification movement in the context of 19th century political theory and the wake of the French Revolution’s effects on both statehood and national identity. Colin Oliver returns as guest. This episode is part four in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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116. The United States In Latin America (Part 2)

In this episode we cover the 20th century, including the Big Brother period and the Banana Wars, the Good Neighbor Policy, and the Cold War. Scott Weber returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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115. The United States In Latin America (Part 1)

In this episode we’ll be discussing the history of US intervention in Latin America, beginning with an overview of the colonial history of Latin America and Manifest Destiny and ending with the Spanish-American War. Scott Weber returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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114. The Modern Olympics

In this episode we discuss the modern Olympics, from the various revival movements (both failed and successful) to the politically fraught Games of the 1970s and 80s. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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Notes: Episode 112, Alan Turing

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. 4:32 – John and Alan were the only two children – I didn’t miss any here. 5:26 – I’m still rather confused as to why “public school” refers to a private institution in Britain while what I grew up calling a public school would be called a […]

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112. Alan Turing & Enigma

In this episode we discuss the life of Alan Turing and his impact on both the discipline of computer science and the Allied code-breaking effort in the Second World War. Kevin Miller returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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110. The Chinese Civil Wars (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the period between 1927 and 1949, in which the Kuomintang’s preoccupation with unifying China led to mishandling both internal and external threats, resulting in their loss of power. Gary Hallman returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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The First Age

In this episode we discuss the near-constant conflicts of the First Age of Arda, focusing on the fall of Doriath and its effects on the balance of power in Beleriand. Phil Downey returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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109. The Chinese Civil Wars (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss China’s humiliating 19th century experience with European colonialism, the downfall of the Qing dynasty, and the experiment of republicanism that led to the fractured Warlord Era. Gary Hallman returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, 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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