Unbuttoned History

To celebrate the independence of their country, the boys are goin' to West Africa! Learn about the Land of Gold, the apparently real city of Timbuktu, the most extravagant road trip to Mecca, and how being too kind can ruin a sensitive economy. And: a special secret guest. I NEED GOOOOOLD!

Direct download: HLWAfrica.mp3
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Enjoy a bite size episode about a special fish in the Massachusetts State House. Listen to guaranteed evidence that we're all goddamn crazies around here.

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Olmecs? Toltecs? Aztecs? Who the heck are all these ‘ecs?! Find out today about these people, their sports, their sacrifices – and learn to love again.

Direct download: HLMesoAmerica.mp3
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 Rich people. Who are they? And how did the get that way? Caleb, Mike, and Terry give you the deets. Also: labor unions, locusts, and Liberace. 

Direct download: HLGildedAge.mp3
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 Let's discover how the Second Great Awakening defined the character of the American religious experience. And also, how to trick people into letting you bang their wives and daughters.

Direct download: HLSecondGreatAwakening.mp3
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From Angkor Wat through French-Indochina, the Khmer Rouge, and Civilization IV. Caleb, Mike, and Terry delve into some wonderful and terrible things that happened in Cambodia over the course of many years.

Direct download: History_Lessons_8_-_Cambodia.m4a
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In this episode, Caleb, Mike, and Terry discuss 5000 amazing years in the cradle of civilization.

Direct download: History_Lessons_7_-_Mesopotamia.m4a
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It's been a long week in Boston, the place which Caleb, Mike, and Terry call home. They discuss the bombing at the Boston Marathon and the events of the days following, as well as their experiences at the time and their reflections on the aftermath. 

Direct download: HLBostonMayhem.mp3
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In this episode, Caleb, Mike, and Terry discuss the French Revolution. Get that brie to room temperature, 'cause heads'll roll!

Direct download: HLFrenchRev.mp3
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With their tanks, and their bombs, and their bombs, and their guns... Man, it was exhausting in Northern Ireland for a couple of decades. Find out about the involvement of the IRA, the Ulster Volunteer Force, and Margaret Thatcher in the ethno-nationalist conflict known as The Troubles. Oh, wait... It looks like the podcast has been cancelled to make way for an Apprentice Boys of Derry March. Son of a...

Direct download: HLTheTroubles.mp3
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