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The History of Current Events Hayden

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An amateur historian offering the best articles Wikipedia has to offer

    Russia-Ukraine History

    Russia-Ukraine History

    This episode explores the history of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples, explaining the commonalities and differences in language, history, and culture. The second half of the show explains the modern history of Ukraine and Russia's attempt to absorb them into the Russian and Soviet Empires. The final chapter explains the Ukrainian invasion from the Russian perspective.
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    • 17 min
    The Beethoven of Japan

    The Beethoven of Japan

    Oldie but goldie! Sorry for the lack of shows lately my lovely fans, I am still alive. This is one of my favorite episodes from the podcast covering a range of things I find nostalgic. The Japanese Beethoven
     I am working on an episode about the Brazilian election which I hope to get out soon.
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    • 28 min
    The Honnō-ji Incident VIII

    The Honnō-ji Incident VIII

    Oda Nobunaga, fresh from his victories in the east was ready for the final battle that would determine the fate of Japan. All that remained in his way was the Mori clan, beaten and battered, located around the western tip of Honshu, Japan’s largest Island. Nobunaga summoned his forces to meet Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who had conquered deep into Mori territory, this army would consist of his son and heir Oda Nobutada, one of his oldest and most trusted generals Akechi Mitsuhide and Oda Nobunaga himself, leading the army.
     Before meeting his army, Nobunaga and Nobutada rested in Honnō-ji temple in Kyoto. What happened next was the Honnō-ji incident which would shape the fate of Japan until the present day.

    The Death of Tokugawa Ieyasu's Son and Wife
    The Siege of Takamatsu
    The Honnō-ji Incident
    Tokugawa Ieyasu Smuggled Out of Kyoto by Ninjas
    The Reasons Behind Mitsuhide's betrayal
    The Legacy of Oda Nobunaga
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    In Search of the Cherry Blossoms VII

    In Search of the Cherry Blossoms VII

    Oda Nobunaga was nearing his dream, of a unified Japan under his rule, all that remained were the wavering Ikko-Ikki and Mori clan. Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Akechi Mitsuhide, two of Nobunaga's most trusted generals, began a final campaign against the Mori. Hideyoshi was successful however Mitsuhide struggled leading to resentment. Once again thanks to Nobunaga's meritocratic mindset and innovative tactics both the Ikko-Ikki and Mori began to fall. In the East The sons of the Tiger and Dragon were failing to fill their father's shoes. Oda Nobunaga, after decades of warfare, was nearing his dream.
     Topics Covered
     Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Akechi Mitsuhide's Campaign against the Mori
     The 2nd Battle of Kizugawaguchi
     The Surrender of Ishiyama Hongan-Ji
     Yasuke, the Black Samurai
     The Uesugi Civil War
     The Fall of the Takeda
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    The Rise of the Samurai VI

    The Rise of the Samurai VI

    The samurai were the result of centuries of corruption from the oldest clan in Japan, the Fujiwara. The Fujiwara held complete control of the government of ancient Japan, even at one-point controlling the emperor. Through this power abuse rose the Taira and Minamoto who eventually took over and then fought a civil war between themselves with the Minamoto coming out on top.
     A Daimyo could not become Shogun unless he had lineage dating back to the Minamoto clan, The Oda did not have this. One such clan that did have this lineage was the Mori clan of Western Japan. The Mori were famed seamen and through the leadership of their great lord Mori Motonari, they became the most powerful clan of Western Japan.
     Topics Covered
     Ancient Japan
     The Fujiwara Clan
     The Rise of the Taira and Minamoto
     The Genpei War
     The Kamakura Shogunate
     Part II
     Oda Nobunaga Destroys the Ashikaga Shogunate
     The History of the Mori Clan
     Mori Motonari
     The Battle of Miyajima
     The Mori Declare War On the Oda
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    • 14 min
    The Prodigal Son V

    The Prodigal Son V

    The story continues after the inconclusive battles of the Kawanakajima plains. The Tiger of Kai, Takeda Shingen returned to the Tokugawa lands, but his untimely death would lead his son Takeda Katsuyori to become leader of the Takeda clan, Katsuyori was not his father and he would lead the Takeda clan into almost complete insignificance. The Dragon of Echigo, Uesugi Kenshin would have more success in extending his realm, even defeating Oda Nobunaga decisively, however his untimely death would lead to another position of turmoil for the Uesugi...
     Topics Covered
     The Death of Takeda Shingen
     Takeda Katsuyori Takes Power
     The Fall of The Takeda (The Battle of Nagashino)
     The Tiger and the Dragon Unite
     The Battle of Tedorigawa
     The Death of Uesugi Kenshin
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

J-Dizzlee ,


Very interesting and articulate, good show and I love the new format… keep on keeping on

Austin80202 ,

Awesome podcast similar to hardcore history

Great history/current events podcast similar to Hardcore History or History on Fire but shorter in episode length. The host is great at narrating, and you can tell its well researched and investigated. Definitely a good substitute while waiting for the next Hardcore History.

omjourney ,

Not too brief... Thank you

I found this looking for background on the “recent” Armenian/Azerbaijani conflict. It was well explained with respectful caveats. This is a well-prepped history lesson that attempts to connect dots. I have become a fan and have listened to them all. Looking forward to the continuation of the history of Persia.

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