Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

Using the Ghost Phone, Mike and Terry reach out to one of America’s most historic duos – the Wright Brothers! Meanwhile, Caleb screams in an endless tunnel of fire and wind. Guest starring Joe Ruscio.

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The boys reach across time and space to speak to Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun! Now get out. Today, you're gonna learn about the Meiji Restoration, when Japan learned how to be like the West, in terms of conquering people, killing them for having different skin tones, etc.

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This week, the boys try desperately not to say disparaging things about religious figures, five in all! Rumi, Jan Hus, Bahá'u'lláh, Malcom X, and Dorothy Day all get the History Lessons treatment.

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In this minisode, Mike and Terry conduct an interview with the creator of a new historical chronology, Anatoly Fomenko. This is mostly true.

Direct download: HLFomenko.mp3
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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!

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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.

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