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history of liberia

History of Liberia – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus Episode

Frequently in the research on the history of Africa, I came across a claim that Liberia and Ethiopia were the only African nations that...
history of irish terrorism michael collins

History of Terrorism: Irish Terrorism

My podcast series on the History of Terrorism continues with the story of Irish Terrorism. This episode looks at the origins of the conflict between the Irish and the British and moves through the 19th century and all the way to Michael Collins and the Irish Free State.
Mass Killings Under Mao

Mass Killings Under Mao – One of History’s Most Evil Men

In our recent podcast episode Evil Men, we examined the two worst killers of the 20th century. Many listeners were surprised that Hitler was...
German Southwest Africa

German Southwest Africa – History of Africa Part 15

Compared to other European powers like the French, the Belgians, and the British, the Germans were late to the great scramble game on the...
guy fawkes

History of Terrorism Part 2: The Assassins

During the time of the Crusades, a special group known as the Assassins arose out of the Middle East. They were led by a...
puerto rico history

Puerto Rico History and Its Strange Relationship with the US

You've heard about the protests but what do you know about Puerto Rico's history? Ever heard of the insular cases? What about when American scientists tested birth control pills on poor Puerto Rican women?
cold war genocides

Cold War Genocides – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode...

In part 7 of our podcast series Never Again, Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide, JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at four...
russian terror

History of Terrorism Part 8: Russian Terrorism Before the Revolution

This episode is part of our podcast series on the history of terrorism. In today's episode we tell the story of Russian Terror from 1850 to the Russian Revolution. 

William Jennings Bryan – American Progressive

This first episode in our podcast, The Losers, tells the story of William Jennings Bryan. Bryan is what you would get if you combined...
slavery in africa

Slavery in Africa – History of Africa Part 4

No study on the History of Africa is complete without a look at the role of slavery in Africa. When most of us think...