197 – Disaster!: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

A new series begins as we take a look at the horrific natural disaster that shaped San Francisco as we know it: the Massive Earthquake and subsequent fires. Here how the city and some very unlikely inhabitants were able build new, bigger and better after their whole city was wiped off the...

193 – The Boer Wars

In this week’s episode we learn about how the British being routinely embarrassed pushes them to invent the concentration...

192 – The Zulu Kingdom

Finally we get around to Shaka and the Zulu people in this weeks episode. Learn about the things they don’t tell you about Shaka himself, how the desire for making South Africa into Canada nearly destroyed it and how sometime syou can get carried away during the fun of the...

191 – Failed Revolutions: John Brown and Harper’s Ferry

Take a hit of vicarious righteousness as you learn about the deeds of some of the bravest freedom fighters who ever lived and briefly imagine that you could be a sixteenth as awesome as they were before the bleak memory of your mediocre cowardice returns. This week we’re talking about the failed revolution at Harpers Ferry,...

190 – Native People ‘I Told Ya Sos’

Mike and Caleb have another two-hander as Blind Mike continues to save the lobsters. This week, we discuss all the times Native or Indigenous people were right and Europeans were...

189 – Failed Revolutions: Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion

Caleb and Make have a short form two-hander about their favorite slave insurrection. Learn about how volcanic activity on the other side of a continent help cue an uprising, and how it’s better to be in the slave rebellion than to stay out of...

188 – The People Power Movement of the Philippines

Caleb and Mike do a two hander about the time a dictator and his shoe obsessed wife, were overthrown by the clever use of theme songs and road blocks. Also hear someone decide not to plunge their country into horrific sectarian civil...

187 – Superstitions (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

Whether a vestigial relic of old pagan faiths, cultural quirks or a jeer to belittle a native faith–Superstitions can be found in every region of the globe. This week we have Rebecca Bishop on to talk about some of the most famous, and to detail our own personal...

185 – Charles XII and the Swedish Empire (The PG-13 Episode)

It’s just Blind Mike and Caleb this week, and they decide to challenge themselves to make an episode with the MPAA rules for a PG-13 movie rating. A lot of fun is had, and then they start using trailer voice over voices at each other and things get ridiculous. Oh and some Swedish History is briefly...

184 – Chinese Philosophies

This week we take a look at the major foundational Philosophies and Religious thought of the long living Middle Kingdom. We take on Confucianism, Legalism and Taoism. How they are similar, how they build upon each other and how they greatly...

183 – The Cuban Revolution

This week we finally take a look at the Cuban Revolution. Mafiosi, American Elites, Spanish aristocrats, Communists, and Arawaks have all fought over the immense and beautiful island of Cuba. Let’s find out how the first Adult Playground for Americans became one of the sole remaining communist nations in the world, also they have great coffee and...

182 – Hawaii

This week we whisk you away to a tropical island paradise and discuss: god incest, socially encouraged bisexuality, and the argument that you only need 12 letters. This week we talk about Hawaii from it’s discovery all the way until it is annexed by the United...

181 – Carthage

This week we take on Ancient Carthage, a great Mediterranean Civilization known more for their feuds with the much more famous Greeks and Romans. But as one fan put it: Carthage is a cooler, blacker...

180 – April Fool’s Day

Caleb gets drunk and high and has a great time telling you about everyone’s favorite stupid...

179 – Badass Bitches: Ranavalona I

This week Caleb and Blind Mike get together for the first intended uncut episode. They discuss Madagascar’s Queen Ranavalona I or as butthurt Europeans called her, “The Mad Queen of...

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...