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Living and Dying Before Medical Science

Living and Dying Before Medical Science (Part 1)

This is a two-part episode in the series and it discusses living and dying before medical science came of age in human history. Plagued:...
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The Dark History of the Nobel Prize (They Prefer You Forget)

Last week the Nobel Prize Committee began announcing its 2021 recipients. The highly esteemed Nobel Prize is named after Alfred Nobel, a 19th-century Swedish...
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The Death of Khomeini

I talked about these images from the funeral and death of Ayatollah Khomeini in the podcast episode today. This scene from the funeral procession...
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The Armenian Genocide – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode...

Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word genocide, described the Armenian genocide as one of the textbook examples of genocide that caused him to...
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The Congo Free State – History of Africa Part 10

The story of King Leopold's II's rule in the Congo Free State is among the darkest episodes of European imperialism on the African continent...
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Pol Pot and the Cambodian Genocide

In 1975 a communist group known as the Khmer Rouge took control of the small nation of Cambodia. Under the leadership of Pol Pot,...

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

The Great Influenza, Spanish Flu, of 1918 Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics – Podcast Series - Part 5 It is called the Spanish...
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Ancient Empires – History of Africa Part 1

Carthage, Egypt, Kush…these are just a few of the kingdoms and ancient empires of Africa that begin the story of Africa's history. In this...
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The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born: History of Iran and...

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world. 
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Origins of the Holocaust – The Ongoing History of Genocide –...

It is all too easy, 80 years removed, to look at the holocaust and imagine we would never cooperate or tolerate such evil in...