Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

A new series begins as we take a look at the horrific natural disaster that shaped San Francisco as we know it: the Massive Earthquake and subsequent fires. Here how the city and some very unlikely inhabitants were able build new, bigger and better after their whole city was wiped off the map.

Direct download: UHSFEarthquake.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

It's vacation time at our satellite studio at the Bishop wharf, we have friend of the show Julia Scherer-Hoock on to talk about Witches, European and American. 

Direct download: UHWitches.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

That's right, folks. After a two eyer absence, Terry is back to guest on this episode looking at the differences between written and unwritten constitutions.

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

In this week's episode we bring back the beloved Atrocity deathmatch series, find out how easy it is to trick Blind Mike, and how bad Original Mike's memory and reading comprehension is.

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

Finally we get around to Shaka and the Zulu people in this weeks episode. Learn about the things they don't tell you about Shaka himself, how the desire for making South Africa into Canada nearly destroyed it and how sometime syou can get carried away during the fun of the roads.

Direct download: UHZULUKINGDOM.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Take a hit of vicarious righteousness as you learn about the deeds of some of the bravest freedom fighters who ever lived and briefly imagine that you could be a sixteenth as awesome as they were before the bleak memory of your mediocre cowardice returns. This week we’re talking about the failed revolution at Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

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

Caleb and Make have a short form two-hander about their favorite slave insurrection. Learn about how volcanic activity on the other side of a continent help cue an uprising, and how it's better to be in the slave rebellion than to stay out of it.

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

Caleb and Mike do a two hander about the time a dictator and his shoe obsessed wife, were overthrown by the clever use of theme songs and road blocks. Also hear someone decide not to plunge their country into horrific sectarian civil war.

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

Whether a vestigial relic of old pagan faiths, cultural quirks or a jeer to belittle a native faith--Superstitions can be found in every region of the globe. This week we have Rebecca Bishop on to talk about some of the most famous, and to detail our own personal superstitions.

Direct download: UHSuperstition.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

This week, we continue our Badass Bitches series with a more modern icon. We take you to Myanmar, where Suu Kyi fights everyday for democracy.

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