Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Traveling all around this week as several people go on or come back from their Grand Tours. Rebecca joins us this week as we discuss Caleb and Rebecca's Honeymoon, women who hover to pee, where the phrase Man Alive comes from and when we have time the Life and Complaints of John Milton. Also in this episode: all three of us finding out John Hurt died on air.

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

Back in late 2015 we did an episode called Traitors. We loved this episode so much that we thought: let's do a sequel! This time around we take on Slovakia's Jozef Tiso, Mughal India's Mir Jafar, and the US' Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. We present you with some pretty terrible excuses for human beings.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Three-time guest and super best friend of the show Gabe Graetz comes on, and the tangents are a-plenty. We pitch a book series called Cyber Wars, learn what having having sex 'The French Way' means, find out how gross Henry the VIII was and eventually talk about his wives. We got together with Gabe so this episode is like 9 hours long, enjoy!

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

The diplomatic ramifications of acknowledging Taiwan has been in the news recently. And we had fans call us in asking, "Hey, what's the deal with Taiwan, and why are the Chinese so angry about it?" Well Caleb and Mike Hachey bring you another two-hander, and tell you precisely why!

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

It's the first episode of 2017 and it starts with a real bang. In this two-hander Caleb and Mike discuss one of the most enigmatic and controversial Statesmen of 20th Century America. To many he was a Savior of the lower classes to others, the closest an American got to being a totalitarian dictator. This week we talk about the King of Louisiana, Huey Long.

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

You've heard it talked about in the news for 52 years, Communist guerillas fighting the Colombian government in interior jungles. What do any of us really know what The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army is really about? Where did they come from? What do they want? Why have they been fighting for so long that almost all the other Communists are gone?

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