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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90. The War Of 1812 (Part 2)

In this episode we pick up as the war begins, following its explosive start and rather lukewarm middle until the British finally finish with Napoleon in Europe and turn their attention to the Americans. Colin Oliver 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 same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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89. The War Of 1812 (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss North American history between 1763 and 1812 as a background to this conflict, as well as the specific grievances the United States held against Britain that led to their declaration of war on the British colonies of Canada. Colin Oliver 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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86. Victorian Occultism (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss modern occultism, from its beginnings in the ashes of the hermetic traditions to its peak fervor under charismatic figures like Aleister Crowley, finally taming into Wicca and modern paganism on a path to the modern New Age movement. Yumiko Hutchenreuther 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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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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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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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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66. Tea (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the history of tea from the Opium Wars, through the British occupation of India and the plantations there, and into the 20th century. Yumiko Hutchenreuther 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.

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65. Tea (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the earliest mentioned records of tea in China, as well as Britain’s slow-starting but insatiable obsession with the beverage. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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