Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

This week we take on Ancient Carthage, a great Mediterranean Civilization known more for their feuds with the much more famous Greeks and Romans. But as one fan put it: Carthage is a cooler, blacker Rome.

Direct download: UHCarthage.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Caleb gets drunk and high and has a great time telling you about everyone's favorite stupid holiday.

Direct download: UHAprilFoolsDay.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

This week Caleb and Blind Mike get together for the first intended uncut episode. They discuss Madagascar's Queen Ranavalona I or as butthurt Europeans called her, "The Mad Queen of Madagascar"

Direct download: UHBBRanavalova.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

This episode was recorded March 17th, also known as St. Patrick’s day, a holiday celebrated exponentially more in the US than Ireland. And here in America’s most Irish region we thought it’d be perfect to honor that holiday by covering the Lebanese Civil War. Shout out to @monsone87 for requesting this topic! 

Direct download: UHLebaneseCivilWar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

This week fan favorite Rebecca Bishop comes back to give an amazing entry level intro into the history of Feminism, it's Waves, terms and figures. To get you to stay and pay attention the three of us Pseudo-Historians act like jackasses and yell things. Enjoy.

Direct download: UHFeminism101.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Money has ruled everything around us for several thousand years now. But where did it come from? And who invented it? Was it always the same way that we think of it now? This episode answers all of this and also why the people the most devoted to it may not even really understand what it is.

Direct download: UHMoney.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

In this episode, we celebrate Mike A's newest Milestone, reveal Jeff Dunham was a Socialist Presidential candidate, Why the Boat and Wagon people will always be there when the trains are protesting, and that Socialists make better Presidential candidates when they're currently in prison.

Direct download: UHEugeneVDebs.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Mike A has a singular fascination with the history of modern day Ethiopia. First he brought us Emperor Haile Selassie, a man made a god by Jamaicans. Then he brought us Beta Israel, the forgotten first Jewish Kingdom outside Israel. Last year he gave us Commie v. Commie when the Ethiopian DERG fought the Somali Supreme Revolutionary Council for communist supremacy of the Horn of Africa. Today he gives you his 4th of 5 parts: the Battle of Adwa, where Ethiopians brutally embarrassed a late to the imperialism game Italy.

Direct download: UHItalyvEthiopia.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

We're minus one Mike but plus one Rebecca as we talk about real life legend John C. Frémont as he explore's, conquers, finds gold, discovers Grant, runs on a more left wing platform than Bernie Sanders and refuses to go to Arizona. All this and mor ein Frémont's incredible life.

Direct download: UHFremont.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

There has been a number of fan requests to do South American Fascists, in this episode we talk about dictators from Chile, Brazil and Argentina and also why the term Fascist is so hard to pin down.

Direct download: UHSADictators.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT