Unbuttoned History

Capt. Mike attempts to wrap up his long running Ethiopian Epic series, but Mike Genuine Draft and Caleb play the Unbuttoned Drinking game and try to stop him at every turn. This is a sloppy and funny one, historians.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

For 21 years Brazil was ruled by a brutal, and oppressive Military Dictatorship that specialized in torture and huge economic expansion for the ruling elites. Learn in this episode how there's only 12 names in 20th century Brazilian politics, how Superman defeated the KKK and why so many South American politicians are Italian.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Captain Mike finally gets to gush about how much he loves US President Theodore Roosevelt to his heart's extent. Caleb has a pretty great recurring bit about Taft getting stuck in bathtubs, and also why having your country actually matter sucks.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

The Unbuttoned cast celebrates a huge milestone with some old friends of the show, Terry Torres, Julia Scherer-Hoock and Rebecca Bishop and discuss two very important questions: "Why is history important to you?" and "Why is history important to humankind?" 

Frivolity ensues.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

This week we learn about the one time a super left wing major city decided to make itself it's own country--and how poorly it went. We cover the Paris Commune, Zoo animal Cuisine, Ridiculous Calendars, Red Flags and all the things you shouldn't do when you try to rise up against your national government.

Direct download: UHParisCommune.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

Game of Thrones is wrapping up their penultimate season, and the topic of Royal Incest as abounded. But what of when this happened in our world? This week we talk about the strange practice of Royalty marrying and having children with their own families. From the horrific birth defects of King Tut, to the ravages of having everyone be a Hapsburg.

Direct download: UHRoyalInbreeding.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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 map.

Direct download: UHSFEarthquake.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

It's vacation time at our satellite studio at the Bishop wharf, we have friend of the show Julia Scherer-Hoock on to talk about Witches, European and American. 

Direct download: UHWitches.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

That's right, folks. After a two eyer absence, Terry is back to guest on this episode looking at the differences between written and unwritten constitutions.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

In this week's episode we bring back the beloved Atrocity deathmatch series, find out how easy it is to trick Blind Mike, and how bad Original Mike's memory and reading comprehension is.

Direct download: UHADBloodySunday.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT