Unbuttoned History

Whether a vestigial relic of old pagan faiths, cultural quirks or a jeer to belittle a native faith--Superstitions can be found in every region of the globe. This week we have Rebecca Bishop on to talk about some of the most famous, and to detail our own personal superstitions.

Direct download: UHSuperstition.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

This week, we continue our Badass Bitches series with a more modern icon. We take you to Myanmar, where Suu Kyi fights everyday for democracy.

Direct download: UHBBAungSanSuuKyi.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

It's just Blind Mike and Caleb this week, and they decide to challenge themselves to make an episode with the MPAA rules for a PG-13 movie rating. A lot of fun is had, and then they start using trailer voice over voices at each other and things get ridiculous. Oh and some Swedish History is briefly discussed.

Direct download: UHCHarlesXIIandtheSwedishempirepg13.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week we take a look at the major foundational Philosophies and Religious thought of the long living Middle Kingdom. We take on Confucianism, Legalism and Taoism. How they are similar, how they build upon each other and how they greatly differ. 

Direct download: UHChinesePhilosophy.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

This week we finally take a look at the Cuban Revolution. Mafiosi, American Elites, Spanish aristocrats, Communists, and Arawaks have all fought over the immense and beautiful island of Cuba. Let's find out how the first Adult Playground for Americans became one of the sole remaining communist nations in the world, also they have great coffee and sandwiches.

Direct download: UHCubanRevolution.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This week we whisk you away to a tropical island paradise and discuss: god incest, socially encouraged bisexuality, and the argument that you only need 12 letters. This week we talk about Hawaii from it's discovery all the way until it is annexed by the United States.

Direct download: UHHawaii.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

This week we take on Ancient Carthage, a great Mediterranean Civilization known more for their feuds with the much more famous Greeks and Romans. But as one fan put it: Carthage is a cooler, blacker Rome.

Direct download: UHCarthage.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Caleb gets drunk and high and has a great time telling you about everyone's favorite stupid holiday.

Direct download: UHAprilFoolsDay.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

This week Caleb and Blind Mike get together for the first intended uncut episode. They discuss Madagascar's Queen Ranavalona I or as butthurt Europeans called her, "The Mad Queen of Madagascar"

Direct download: UHBBRanavalova.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

This episode was recorded March 17th, also known as St. Patrick’s day, a holiday celebrated exponentially more in the US than Ireland. And here in America’s most Irish region we thought it’d be perfect to honor that holiday by covering the Lebanese Civil War. Shout out to @monsone87 for requesting this topic! 

Direct download: UHLebaneseCivilWar.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST