History's Most is a podcast that delves into interesting, under-reported and controversial topics in history and applies superlatives to them. We deep dive headfirst into a variety of topics, from history's most guilty man, to the most disasterous voyage, to complicated wars and confusing politicians.
History's Most Precarious Democracy, Pt. 2
In the second part of our series on Weimar Germany, we move forward to the early 1920s, a time rife with political assassinations, continued political instability, and economic hardships. We discuss the rise and the actions of Organization Consul, the murder of Walther Rathenau, the occupation of the Ruhr, the period of Germany's hyperinflation, and more in this episode of History's Most.
Thank you to our Executive Producers, Jeremy Marcoux and Justus Ebel, to all our Patrons, and to all our listeners.
History's Most Precarious Democracy
In the first episode of this series on interwar Germany, we discuss the first perilous years of the Weimar Republic. From the last days of World War I and the outbreak of revolution in Germany, the abdication of the Kaiser, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and more, we take a look at the early days of History's Most Precarious Democracy, Weimar Germany, and the seemingly endless list of problems that it was mired in.
Perfidious Albion in the Spanish Civil War (ft. Scott Ramsay and Stephen Rainbird)
Today, we are joined by Scott Ramsay and Stephen Rainbird, PhD students at University of Leeds, who are researching Anglo-Iberian relations, to discuss Britain's role in the Spanish Civil War. We take an in depth look at British foreign policy during the Civil War and its aftermath and ask: Was Perfidious Albion responsible for Franco's victory and survival in Spain?
Thanks so much to Scott and Stephen for coming on the show.
History's Most Corrupt Political Class (ft. Paul Preston)
In this anniversary episode of History's Most, we are joined by author, historian, and Hispanist, Sir Paul Preston to discuss the political history of Spain, particularly the corruption and political incompetence that plagued Spain during the late 19th century, and throughout the 20th century. From the Turno Pacifico, Primo de Rivera's reign, the Second Spanish Republic, to Franco and more, we take a hard look at History's Most Corrupt Political Class.
A huge thanks to Paul for coming on the show.
History's Most Forgotten Fighters (ft. Séan Scullion)
In this episode, we are joined by Hispanist Séan Scullion to discuss the fascinating story of Spaniards who fought in the British Army during World War II. Following the Spanish Civil War, many Republicans fled Spain and began serving in the French military. Following the fall of France, those same Republicans ended up in the British Army. Join us as we take a look at their experiences, where they served, what units they were in, and much more.
Big thanks to Séan for coming to us with this topic!
History's Most Unlikely Warriors (ft. Richard Baxell)
In today's episode, we are joined by author of the book Unlikely Warriors, and research fellow at the London School of Economics, Richard Baxell, to discuss the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. From how the Brigades were formed, to why and how people flocked to Spain, the battles they fought, and the people who served in them, we go in depth about how these men became History's Most Unlikely Warriors.
A big thanks to Richard for joining us!