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From 1565 to 1946, the Philippines was under the rule of the Spanish, the British, the Americans, and the Japanese. What are the stories that were lost between the cracks of those centuries? This is Occupy Pilipinas, a podcast by Summit Books.

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From 1565 to 1946, the Philippines was under the rule of the Spanish, the British, the Americans, and the Japanese. What are the stories that were lost between the cracks of those centuries? This is Occupy Pilipinas, a podcast by Summit Books.

    Chapter 9: A Night of Ash and Lightning

    Chapter 9: A Night of Ash and Lightning

    Taal, 1911. In the wake of a devastating volcanic eruption, an ex-soldier finds a way to turn a quick profit as the colonial government scrambles to deal with the catastrophe.

    • 26 min
    Chapter 8: Blood in the Water

    Chapter 8: Blood in the Water

    Narciso Claveria assembles his fleet, including three steam-powered vessels of war. This is the story of the Battle of Balangingi. Part 2 of 2.

    • 21 min
    Chapter 7: Steam, Sail, and Slavery

    Chapter 7: Steam, Sail, and Slavery

    To stop the predatory slave raids of the pirates of Sulu, Governor-General Narciso Claveria turned to a deadly new technology: the steamship. Part of 1 of 2.

    • 24 min
    Chapter 6: Quarantines, Asymptomatic Carriers, and the Bubonic Plague

    Chapter 6: Quarantines, Asymptomatic Carriers, and the Bubonic Plague

    More than 120 years ago, Manila went into lockdown as the bubonic plague arrived. So how does 'Red Dead Redemption 2' figure into this forgotten piece of Philippine history?

    • 16 min
    Chapter 5: A Tattooed Prince, A Tattooed Slave

    Chapter 5: A Tattooed Prince, A Tattooed Slave

    In the 17th century, the skin of a tattooed man (a slave purchased in Mindanao) was displayed in an Oxford library. We trace the tragic story.

    • 14 min
    Chapter 4: The Spy Ring Inside Club Tsubaki

    Chapter 4: The Spy Ring Inside Club Tsubaki

    In Japanese-occupied Manila, a small club becomes the city's hottest night spot. But what the Japanese don't know is that it's also the HQ of a spy ring that may help turn the tide of World War II.

    • 20 min

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