Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

Presidential UFO Sightings. Medieval Eastern European Serial Killers. And maybe if you're good, just how the hell Halloween even came together. All of this and more on this week's Unbuttoned History!

Direct download: UHHalloween.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

We finish our two part series on the Congo and Colonialism. We shift from direct Colonial Oppression to Post-Colonial neglect. We cover the Rise and Fall of Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu's brutal rule of Zaire, and the unending wars of the DRC era.

Direct download: UHCongo2.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

The Tale of today's Democratic republic of Congo is so  long that we had to split it into two episodes. In the first installment we briefly talk about the Pre-European Colonization Kingdom of Kongo. Then we talk about the horrific Congo Free State and the slightly less horrific Belgian Congo.

Direct download: UHCongo1.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Atrocity Deathmatch rears it's ugly head once again. This time we focus on three WWII and beyond era horrors. The tales that were so disgusting that amid a world rife with Atrocities, these stories lived in even darker shadows. From the Holocaust's Josef Mengele, to the Japanese Unit 731 all the way to America's own shame in the Tuskeegee Experiments. Who wins? Should anyone really win?

Direct download: UHADUnitMangeleTuskeegee.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

While Blind Mike tries to tell the listener about the Rus Khaganate, Caleb and Mike interrupt him with tangents ranging from Trinidadian Musicians all the way to the Problem with Uncircumcised men.

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

The Badass Bitches Series continue with a woman who is the greatest example of the American Dream.

Direct download: UHBBMadamCJWalker.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

The Mikes have finally returned for this doozy about Megalomaniacs, Sociopaths and a sorta Dumb guy who might have actually become a Messiah just as he told everyone he wasn't one.

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

Badass Bitches is back with American Legend Sojourner "Ain't I a Woman" Truth. This week a totally not sick Caleb is joined by a clearly not sicker Rebecca and a Healthy Julia who is back by popular demand.

Direct download: UHBBSojournerTruth.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Caleb and Mike are joined by Rebecca to talk about the time a Prime Minister got drunk and called an election to prove a point--only for it to blow up in his face. The gang decides to drink heavily in honor of the infamous PM Robert Muldoon, only to have this episode blow up in their face.

Direct download: UHSchnauppselection.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

What is nothing? How can something be nothing? And why is understanding the concept of zero so important? Today special guest Rebecca Bishop joins us to find out how something we take for granted was conceived in Gupta India and broadcast to the world.

Direct download: UHZero.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT