22 min

Episode 17- A Cuban Idol A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects

    • Society & Culture

We’re back! This time we are featuring two Cuban idols: the Idolo del Tabaco and Fidel Castro. Both this object and leader are symbols of larger historical processes that have some positive aspects but are also deeply problematic. Care to find out what happens if Alice and Angus try to be topical and political? (Spoiler: they end up releasing the topical episode a couple of months after the fact.) Want to know how you can smoke yourself to the top, why hammocks and cigars are a historical combo, or how the Maya 20 day-count has a big influence on one of the hardest to kick habits of today? Listen to this all new episode of A History in the Caribbean in 100 Objects!

We’re back! This time we are featuring two Cuban idols: the Idolo del Tabaco and Fidel Castro. Both this object and leader are symbols of larger historical processes that have some positive aspects but are also deeply problematic. Care to find out what happens if Alice and Angus try to be topical and political? (Spoiler: they end up releasing the topical episode a couple of months after the fact.) Want to know how you can smoke yourself to the top, why hammocks and cigars are a historical combo, or how the Maya 20 day-count has a big influence on one of the hardest to kick habits of today? Listen to this all new episode of A History in the Caribbean in 100 Objects!

22 min

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