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Each month I sit down with a friend to discuss history not as a lecture, but as a conversation. The aim of the program is to foster curiosity about and understanding of history by telling engaging, relatable stories in a narrative structure.

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Each month I sit down with a friend to discuss history not as a lecture, but as a conversation. The aim of the program is to foster curiosity about and understanding of history by telling engaging, relatable stories in a narrative structure.

    124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

    124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

    In this episode, we revisit the unification of Germany with added commentary to update some content in preparation for our discussion on fascism. We follow the German states from the Napoleonic Wars through the revolutions of 1848 until Otto von Bismarck helms a culturally and politically exceptional campaign to create a new great power in Europe. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.







    This episode is part five in our extended look at the history of fascism.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







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    • 2 hrs 14 min
    123. Italian Unification

    123. Italian Unification

    In this episode we discuss the Italian unification movement in the context of 19th century political theory and the wake of the French Revolution’s effects on both statehood and national identity. Colin Oliver returns as guest.







    This episode is part four in our extended look at the history of fascism.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







    Paypal: paypal.me/hi101







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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    122. Antisemitism

    122. Antisemitism

    In this episode we discuss the historical sources of a number of antisemitic stereotypes and the ways in which they have resulted in prejudice and violence against the Jewish people. Paul McGeown returns as guest.







    This episode is part three of our extended look at the history of fascism.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







    Paypal: paypal.me/hi101







    Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    121. Scientific Racism And Eugenics

    121. Scientific Racism And Eugenics

    In this episode we address two ideological fields that were exacerbated by the discovery of evolution: scientific racism, which is an attempt to justify racist stereotypes and power structures through the use of scientific aesthetics and tropes; and eugenics, which attempts to exploit evolutionary principles in order to enhance the human race via direct intervention in reproductive autonomy. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.







    This episode is part two of our extended look at the history of fascism.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







    Paypal: paypal.me/hi101







    Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

    • 1 hr 42 min
    120. Evolution

    120. Evolution

    In this episode we explore ideas about evolution beginning with ancient thinkers and moving up to and beyond Darwin, as well as social and religious resistance. Kevin Miller returns as guest.







    This episode is part one of our extended look at the history of fascism.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







    Paypal: paypal.me/hi101







    Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    119. Famous Animals

    119. Famous Animals

    In this episode we talk about various famous animals from history, including pets of famous people, exotic pranks, and animal heroes. Becca Bleskie returns as guest.







    Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.







    Paypal: paypal.me/hi101







    Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

    • 1 hr 8 min

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