178 – The Lebanese Civil War

This episode was recorded March 17th, also known as St. Patrick’s day, a holiday celebrated exponentially more in the US than Ireland. And here in America’s most Irish region we thought it’d be perfect to honor that holiday by covering the Lebanese Civil War. Shout out to @monsone87 for requesting this...

177 – Feminism 101 (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

This week fan favorite Rebecca Bishop comes back to give an amazing entry level intro into the history of Feminism, it’s Waves, terms and figures. To get you to stay and pay attention the three of us Pseudo-Historians act like jackasses and yell things....

176 – Money

Money has ruled everything around us for several thousand years now. But where did it come from? And who invented it? Was it always the same way that we think of it now? This episode answers all of this and also why the people the most devoted to it may not even really understand what it...

175 – Eugene V. Debs

In this episode, we celebrate Mike A’s newest Milestone, reveal Jeff Dunham was a Socialist Presidential candidate, Why the Boat and Wagon people will always be there when the trains are protesting, and that Socialists make better Presidential candidates when they’re currently in...

174 – Italy v. Ethiopia

Mike A has a singular fascination with the history of modern day Ethiopia. First he brought us Emperor Haile Selassie, a man made a god by Jamaicans. Then he brought us Beta Israel, the forgotten first Jewish Kingdom outside Israel. Last year he gave us Commie v. Commie when the Ethiopian DERG fought the Somali Supreme Revolutionary Council for communist supremacy of the Horn of Africa. Today he gives you his 4th of 5 parts: the Battle of Adwa, where Ethiopians brutally embarrassed a late to the imperialism game...

173 – John C. Frémont (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

We’re minus one Mike but plus one Rebecca as we talk about real life legend John C. Frémont as he explore’s, conquers, finds gold, discovers Grant, runs on a more left wing platform than Bernie Sanders and refuses to go to Arizona. All this and mor ein Frémont’s incredible...

172 – South American Dictators

There has been a number of fan requests to do South American Fascists, in this episode we talk about dictators from Chile, Brazil and Argentina and also why the term Fascist is so hard to pin...

171 – John Milton (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

Traveling all around this week as several people go on or come back from their Grand Tours. Rebecca joins us this week as we discuss Caleb and Rebecca’s Honeymoon, women who hover to pee, where the phrase Man Alive comes from and when we have time the Life and Complaints of John Milton. Also in this episode: all three of us finding out John Hurt died on...

170 – Traitors 2

Back in late 2015 we did an episode called Traitors. We loved this episode so much that we thought: let’s do a sequel! This time around we take on Slovakia’s Jozef Tiso, Mughal India’s Mir Jafar, and the US’ Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. We present you with some pretty terrible excuses for human...

170 – The Wives of Henry VIII (Special Guest Gabe Graetz)

Three-time guest and super best friend of the show Gabe Graetz comes on, and the tangents are a-plenty. We pitch a book series called Cyber Wars, learn what having having sex ‘The French Way’ means, find out how gross Henry the VIII was and eventually talk about his wives. We got together with Gabe so this episode is like 9 hours long,...

168 – China and Taiwan

The diplomatic ramifications of acknowledging Taiwan has been in the news recently. And we had fans call us in asking, “Hey, what’s the deal with Taiwan, and why are the Chinese so angry about it?” Well Caleb and Mike Hachey bring you another two-hander, and tell you precisely...

167 – The King Fish: Huey Long

It’s the first episode of 2017 and it starts with a real bang. In this two-hander Caleb and Mike discuss one of the most enigmatic and controversial Statesmen of 20th Century America. To many he was a Savior of the lower classes to others, the closest an American got to being a totalitarian dictator. This week we talk about the King of Louisiana, Huey...

166 – The Battle of Liberty Place

It’s the last episode of 2016, are we talking about Christmas, Chanukah or New Years eve? Nope, we’re talking about an insane racist battle in New Orleans. Merry...

165 – Failed Revolutions: FARC

You’ve heard it talked about in the news for 52 years, Communist guerillas fighting the Colombian government in interior jungles. What do any of us really know what The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia?People’s Army is really about? Where did they come from? What do they want? Why have they been fighting for so long that almost all the other Communists are...

163 – Romanian Austerity

This week we bring you the tale of how the IMF and Communist Megalomaniacs worked together to decimate a country. Also covered: Russian Anti-Semitism, Modern Day Druids, Why Blind Mike decided to be a Civil Engineer and a fan who is an...

162 – Election Uncensored

The 2016 US Presidential Election has happened. Caleb and Blind Mike made a pact to not talk about it. But Mike has different plans. What starts as next week’s episode devolves into an hour plus conversation about everything that has happened, and what might be coming down the...

161 – The Satanic Panic

What came first, the satanist or the lunatic christian? Let us take you back to a simpler time when everyone believed in magic – the...

160 – Unbuttoned Halloween Horrors

Presidential UFO Sightings. Medieval Eastern European Serial Killers. And maybe if you’re good, just how the hell Halloween even came together. All of this and more on this week’s Unbuttoned...