'Humans Are Evil'.
A bi-weekly history show unearthing the most shocking events, actions and characters from our past.
The episode subjects will shock you in the same way learning about the Holocaust and Atlantic Slave Trade shocked us all the first time we learned about them. Most obviously aren’t on the same scale and severity of that evil catastrophes, but will contain the same lack of humanity that has always characterised humanity throughout all of history.
The Trail of Tears
President Andrew Jackson's 'Indian Removal Act' of 1830 set in motion a 1000 mile journey of death and disease for the Cherokee, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek.
In this heartbreaking story, who really should be regarded as the "civilised", and who the "savages"?
Should we morally judge historical figures by today's moral standards?
It is all too tempting to judge those in the past by today's moral norms. Do Abraham Lincoln's racist statements nullify any of his achievements? Should people who did things we nowadays find morally repugnant be condemned when they knew no better? Are any actions intrinsically morally good or bad?
Easter Island Apocalypse
The world's most impressive seafarers and statue builders were reduced from a thriving community of many thousands to just 111 traumatised survivors.
These Rapa Nui people were the victims of their harsh environment, disease, enslavement and gun toting Europeans, Americans and Peruvians. All this after they had already turned against their gods, toppling many of the famous Moai head statues.
The First Crusade
The First Crusade, called by the Pope in the name of God, contained the horrors of massacres and cannibalism.
However, it is one of history's most misunderstood conflicts. Properly understanding this subject within its context can only help Christian-Muslim relations.
Argentina's Dirty War
The Argentine Military Junta's brutal campaign of repression, torture and murder that resulted in 30,000 left wing supporters "disappearing" and 500 children taken from their families to be raised by childless members of the military.
The Taiping Rebellion
The crazy 19th century conflict that began with a failed student believing he is Jesus' younger brother and ended with approximately 20 million dead.