Unbuttoned History

In this episode, Captain Mike and Caleb tell you about two Swedes who were assassinated for very different reasons, and by that I mean one was a real mensch and the other was a real wang. We tackle King Gustav III and the General Secretary of the UN Dag Hammarskj√∂ld.

Direct download: UHSwedesAssassinated.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

If you love people doing utterly horrendous Scottish Accents, then this is your paradise. 

Direct download: UHScots.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Captain Mike tries to tell us about how the great Byzantine city o Constantinople fought off Crusaders, Latins, The Rus and a khannate or two before the Turks finally defeated them. But Mike Genuine Draft and Caleb are drunk and having too much fun going on tangents about the folly of not trusting Hungarians, being too cheap in regards to cannons, and how the Catholic Crusaders are basically heroin addicts whos teal copper piping from elementary schools.

Direct download: UHFallOfConstantinople.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

Your favorite pseudo historians get to revive their first series: Newest Nations, and talk about the brief country of Catalonia. We cover the rise of Catalonian Nationalism, their oppression under Franco, and their efforts to become independence in the 21st century.

Direct download: UHNNCatalonia.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week your favorite pseudo=historians take a look at America's Forgotten War: The Korean War. Where we learn the importance of Geography classes, that tanks versus people is lopsided and that having a billion people means you tip the scales no matter what.

Direct download: UHKoreanWar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We celebrate the 100th-anniversary of the October Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution. Fun story, this all actually happened in November because Russia was still using the Julian Calendar.

Direct download: UHOctoberRevolution.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: UHkingdomfoaxum.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: UHBrazilDictaors.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

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.

Direct download: UHTeddyRoosevelt.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: UH200thep.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST