The First World War was, arguably, the most important conflict in human history, yet many people feel minimal interest in studying the war beyond the cursory glance they're given in grade school. In this podcast, you'll be taught the not only the events of the war, but also the conflict's long-term consequences and how they impact your day-to-day life.
Episode 6: The Paris Peace Conference
At the war's conclusion, Allied leaders met in Paris and discovered an unfortunate historical truth: defeating an enemy is the easy part, creating a lasting peace is substantially more difficult.
Special Episode: The Christmas Truce
In late 1914, the guns fell silent across certain portions of the front. What can we learn from this momentous occasion?
Episode 5: The War
The "war to end all wars" was brutal, global, and violent. This episode provides a summary of what you absolutely need to know.
Episode 4: A Continent-Sized Game of Connect the Dots
In a single month, one assassination led to a confrontation between five of the globe's strongest nations. Here's how.
Episode 3: It is Nothing
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the event which led to war, was largely the result of inept security measures and blind luck
Episode 2: The World As It Was
To understand just how much WWI changed things, we must understand the world as it was. Let's take a tour of the globe in 1914.