Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

Listen to the Russians work out the principles of the enlightenment a couple hundred years too late and completely cock it up. Think of it as the rejected pilot of the Communist Revolution.

Direct download: UHFR1905.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

We are governed by foolish men. Today we learn that  those sent to covertly protect us are actually dipshits and sociopaths. It’s CIA FuckUps.

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

From the Delhi Sultanate to the Ming Dynasty to modern day Indonesia, the gang explains why Islam is more FAR East than Middle East.

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

Much like the Tootsie Pop, how many revolutions does it take to free a country from Spain...One, Two, Threeeeeee--Crunch! Simon Bolivar: Monster or Mensch?

Direct download: UHBolivar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Hey! Turns out genocide is not super funny. But listen to this anyway! The gang dissects the Armenian and Rwandan Genocides without ever referencing the Kardashians--oh goddamnit.

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

Take 1.2 million squares miles of arable land.

 

Add 1.2 billion human beings.

 

Season with armor plated war elephants and values of religious tolerance and learning.

 

Shake vigorously.

 

This is the how you make a great empire of India.

 

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

Pin-up Girls? Rosie the Riveter? They got nothing on these badass bitches. Learn about the super spies, skirted snipers, and tank piloting girlfriends that led the allies to victory in World War Two.

Direct download: UHBBWomenWWII.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

The best person who will ever live has already come and gone, so you can stop trying so hard.

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

Do you believe in magic? What are you, a fucking idiot?! Join the gang in a gynecological journey through the spirit world. From ectoplasm to Anti-Semitism, we cover it all.

#teamhoudini #teammargery

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

7 foot tall, Chinese Muslim eunuch badass sails around the world collecting giraffes and beating people up. What are you gunna do about it? Nothing. Zheng He.  

Direct download: UHZhengHe.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT