Unbuttoned History

It's the first episode of 2017 and it starts with a real bang. In this two-hander Caleb and Mike discuss one of the most enigmatic and controversial Statesmen of 20th Century America. To many he was a Savior of the lower classes to others, the closest an American got to being a totalitarian dictator. This week we talk about the King of Louisiana, Huey Long.

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

It's the last episode of 2016, are we talking about Christmas, Chanukah or New Years eve? Nope, we're talking about an insane racist battle in New Orleans. Merry Merry!

Direct download: UHBattleLibertyPlace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

You've heard it talked about in the news for 52 years, Communist guerillas fighting the Colombian government in interior jungles. What do any of us really know what The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army is really about? Where did they come from? What do they want? Why have they been fighting for so long that almost all the other Communists are gone?

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

What if I told you there could have dozens of different States than we see on the map? This week a rather congested Caleb is rocking solo in the Rox Labs Studios and goes over states that's proposals, partitions and secessions were rejected. 

Direct download: UHStates.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

This week we bring you the tale of how the IMF and Communist Megalomaniacs worked together to decimate a country. Also covered: Russian Anti-Semitism, Modern Day Druids, Why Blind Mike decided to be a Civil Engineer and a fan who is an enigma.

Direct download: UHRomanianAusterity2.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The 2016 US Presidential Election has happened. Caleb and Blind Mike made a pact to not talk about it. But Mike has different plans. What starts as next week's episode devolves into an hour plus conversation about everything that has happened, and what might be coming down the line.

Direct download: UHelectionuncensoredmp3.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

What came first, the satanist or the lunatic christian? Let us take you back to a simpler time when everyone believed in magic - the 1980s.

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

Presidential UFO Sightings. Medieval Eastern European Serial Killers. And maybe if you're good, just how the hell Halloween even came together. All of this and more on this week's Unbuttoned History!

Direct download: UHHalloween.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

We finish our two part series on the Congo and Colonialism. We shift from direct Colonial Oppression to Post-Colonial neglect. We cover the Rise and Fall of Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu's brutal rule of Zaire, and the unending wars of the DRC era.

Direct download: UHCongo2.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The Tale of today's Democratic republic of Congo is so  long that we had to split it into two episodes. In the first installment we briefly talk about the Pre-European Colonization Kingdom of Kongo. Then we talk about the horrific Congo Free State and the slightly less horrific Belgian Congo.

Direct download: UHCongo1.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00pm EST