Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

 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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

 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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this episode, Caleb, Mike, and Terry discuss 5000 amazing years in the cradle of civilization.

Direct download: History_Lessons_7_-_Mesopotamia.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Before it was the Picasso painting, it was a horrible atrocity committed during the Spanish Civil War! Find out about the Republicans, the Nationalists, and all their friends in a conflict that Francisco Franco called, "A Triumph! Four stars!"

Direct download: HLSpanishCivilWar2.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The causes, the revolution, the rise and fall of a great social experiment, as well as a recipe for a smashing soft drink. All this and more in our episode on the Soviet Union. 

Direct download: HLSovietUnion.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT