158 – The Congo I: Kingdom of Kong, Congo Free State and Belgian Congo

The Tale of today’s Democratic republic of Congo is so  long that we had to split it into two episodes. In the first installment we briefly talk about the Pre-European Colonization Kingdom of Kongo. Then we talk about the horrific Congo Free State and the slightly less horrific Belgian...

157 – Atrocity Deathmatch: Josef Mengele v. Unit 731 v. The Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments

Atrocity Deathmatch rears it’s ugly head once again. This time we focus on three WWII and beyond era horrors. The tales that were so disgusting that amid a world rife with Atrocities, these stories lived in even darker shadows. From the Holocaust’s Josef Mengele, to the Japanese Unit 731 all the way to America’s own shame in the Tuskeegee Experiments. Who wins? Should anyone really...

156 – The Rus Khaganate

While Blind Mike tries to tell the listener about the Rus Khaganate, Caleb and Mike interrupt him with tangents ranging from Trinidadian Musicians all the way to the Problem with...

154 – People Who Claimed to be God

The Mikes have finally returned for this doozy about Megalomaniacs, Sociopaths and a sorta Dumb guy who might have actually become a Messiah just as he told everyone he wasn’t...

151- The Number Zero (Special Guest Rebecca Bishop)

What is nothing? How can something be nothing? And why is understanding the concept of zero so important? Today special guest Rebecca Bishop joins us to find out how something we take for granted was conceived in Gupta India and broadcast to the...

150 – The Assassination of Olof Palme

We talk about the Prime Minister of Sweden who was killed by either Reagan and Thatcher, South African Spies, Kurdish Separatists, the nation of Yugoslavia, IKEA or just some guy by...

143 – The Mormons

“Hey, Caleb, I found these golden discs in the trash. Let’s con some people.” – John...

141 – The Black Panthers

In today’s show Unbuttoned History tries to tackle the murky, complex and erratic history of the Black Panther...

140 – Khmer Empire

Journey down the misty waters of the Mekong River and see the city-sized temples of indescribably ornate masonry and refinement; the unparalleled landscaping, and artificial bodies of water;  and cities of millions in the 1100s. Have you entered a mythic land of gods? Or could Could it be, the Khmer...