Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

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

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

Through! Tough! How can these two words be in the same language? Find out in today's episode of History Lessons. Beowulf!!

Direct download: HLEnglish.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

 In this debut, three pals embark on their journey of historical enlightenment by beginning in their humble home: Boston, the Athens of America. With a special emphasis on the tourism industry, which some of the boys know intimately!

Direct download: HLBoston.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT