Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

Today we discover that all the problems of the world can be blamed on the British...again.

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

2 African Communists fight in the desert--also featuring an in-depth look at Communist sweetheart Leonid Brezhnev’s eyebrows.

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

There are so many popes and they are all terrible.

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

The roof is on fire, the roof is on fire, we don’t need no water--though we could use some water as the Philly PD has dropped an actual bomb on us.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

The gang digs up the rotting corpse of Niccolò Machiavelli in order to learn a thing or two about being a power-hungry douchebag.

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

Smelly, mostly white people fight over poop.

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

“Hey, Caleb, I found these golden discs in the trash. Let’s con some people.” - John Smith

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

Watch a man pull the living body of a nation state out of the rubble of an empire.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

In today's show Unbuttoned History tries to tackle the murky, complex and erratic history of the Black Panther Party.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

Journey down the misty waters of the Mekong River and see the city-sized temples of indescribably ornate masonry and refinement; the unparalleled landscaping, and artificial bodies of water;  and cities of millions in the 1100s. Have you entered a mythic land of gods? Or could Could it be, the Khmer Empire.

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