Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

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

Jews have been oppressed for thousands of years. Now find out about the Jews that the Jews oppress! The gang discusses the African Jewish Kingdom of Beta Israel.

Direct download: UHBetaIsrael.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

This week Blind Captain Mike really hits the mark -- the BISMARCK that is. Your Unbuttoned hosts have been saving up the tangents all holiday break and they’re ready to unleash their hilarity across a unified Germany.

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

We’ve got a new name, but it’s an, old old world. On the inaugural episode of the newly-renamed Unbuttoned History, we discuss the indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia, and Europe. So light a fire, put on a robe and get casually sexy with Unbuttoned History. Unbutton it.

Direct download: UHOldWorldAboriginals.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

In this episode the gang talks about the fascinating history of the Birth Control Pill from Greek Goddesses eating pomegranate seeds to the Political War over Women's Healthcare in 21st Century America. Yes, they discuss this in the manner that you are accustomed to, nothing is different about yours hosts this week, absolutely nothing at all.

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