Unbuttoned History (society & culture)

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.

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

Oh gee, monotheism. Are they magicians? Are they fire-worshippers? Who are these Zoroastrians?!

Direct download: UHzoroastrianism.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

Discover how a cripple got us out of a pickle!

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

Wait--you’re telling me that Cinco de Mayo isn’t about Mexican Independence and drinking…?! Here’s a truth shot, bro. Take it with salt.

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

From nomads to losers of colonial border disputes, to freedom fighters, today we speak about Stateless People: those distinct ethnicities, cultures and history of Peoples without a Nation.

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

Today the gang discovers that no matter the politics or ideologies Chinese and Russian People just don’t like each other. Listen as TWO communist nations’ incompetence nearly sends us spirally towards thermonuclear war.

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

For the last time in history, tax evasion is the key to vast personal wealth.

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

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