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Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global history for the activist left, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.


Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.

We hope that the discussion will be useful to you, and if you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com.


Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed!

To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at https://www.patreon.com/huck1995.  Adnan can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/msgp-queens, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/RevLeftRadio and on Libsyn at https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/, and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/Red_Menace_Pod and on Libsyn https://redmenace.libsyn.com/.  You can support those two podcasts by visiting https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace.  

Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

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    • 4.9 • 347 Ratings

Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global history for the activist left, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.


Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.

We hope that the discussion will be useful to you, and if you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com.


Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed!

To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at https://www.patreon.com/huck1995.  Adnan can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/msgp-queens, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/RevLeftRadio and on Libsyn at https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/, and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter at https://twitter.com/Red_Menace_Pod and on Libsyn https://redmenace.libsyn.com/.  You can support those two podcasts by visiting https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio and https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace.  

Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

    The Battle of Spioen Kop - From the Archives

    The Battle of Spioen Kop - From the Archives

    Guerrilla History "From the Archives" is a new series of episodes, consisting of previously patreon-exclusive episodes that we are unlocking for the general public after one year.  This From the Archives episode was originally released on Patreon on May 29, 2021, and is about the Battle of Spioen Kop, during the Second Boer War.  This battle, which was an utter calamity for the British, was the last high water mark for the Boers during the Boer Wars, and ushered us  into the 20th century of warfare.
    You can support Guerrilla History by joining us at patreon.com/guerrillahistory, where you will also get bonus content!

    • 54 min
    The History of US Sanctions on Cuba w/ Helen Yaffe

    The History of US Sanctions on Cuba w/ Helen Yaffe

    This episode of Guerrilla History is a continuation of our Sanctions As War miniseries.  In this excellent episode, we have a discussion with Professor Helen Yaffe on the history and the impacts of sanctions on Cuba, absolutely something that all anti-imperialists need to be fully aware of and engage with to act in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.  Help us spread the word by sharing with comrades, it will be of benefit to the show and to the left movement generally.  Be sure to also stay turned for more installments of our Sanctions As War series!
    Helen Yaffe is a lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow, specialising in Cuban and Latin American development. She is the author of We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World (Yale University Press, 2020) and Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).  She can be found on Twitter @HelenYaffe






    Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
    We also have a (free!) newsletter you can sign up for, a great resource for political education!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The World Cup: Sport, Politics, History, and Propaganda w/ Alexander Aviña

    The World Cup: Sport, Politics, History, and Propaganda w/ Alexander Aviña

    This episode of Guerrilla History comes out just in time for the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!  In this episode, we bring back fan favorite Alexander Aviña to discuss the politics behind the World Cup, both historically and in this current edition.  We hit on topics of human rights, sports washing, and propaganda in both cases. We also talk about the sport itself and the prospects on the field for this edition of the biggest prize within The Beautiful Game!
    Alexander Aviña is historian at Arizona State University, and is author of the book Specters of Revolution:  Peasant Guerrilla in the Cold War Mexican Countryside (Oxford University Press, 2014, https://alexanderavina.com/specters-of-revolution/ ).  Find him on Twitter @Alexander_Avina, and listen to the episode we did with him on The Beautiful Game.
    You can support Guerrilla History by joining us at patreon.com/guerrillahistory, where you will also get bonus content!

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Haiti and Western Intervention w/ Pascal Robert - Dispatch

    Haiti and Western Intervention w/ Pascal Robert - Dispatch

    In this Dispatch episode, we provide a grounding on the history of Western intervention in Haiti in order to analyze the current situation taking place there, and the prospects for even expanded intervention.  For this, we bring on Pascal Robert, who's writing on Haiti has been very useful in shedding light on a locality that the Western media tends to ignore unless convenient for them.  W're also joined by our friend James Ray as a guest host for this episode.  Enjoy, and share!
    Pascal Robert is a writer, political commentator, contributor to Black Agenda Report (if you're not already reading BAR, you should start right now!) and Newsweek, and is cohost of the This Is Revolution Podcast.  He can be followed on twitter @probert06
    James Ray is a political commentator and a friend of the show. You can follow him on Twitter @GoodVibePolitik and on TikTok @JamesGetsPolitical
    Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
    We also have a new (free!) newsletter you can sign up for!

    • 56 min
    Bring Anti-Imperialism to Young Comrades + Learn from the Global South w/ The Cadre Journal

    Bring Anti-Imperialism to Young Comrades + Learn from the Global South w/ The Cadre Journal

    A great conversation with three young comrades from The Cadre Journal!  A fairly wide ranging conversation focused on why it's critical to push anti-imperialism for the youth, and why it's important that we learn from the Global South, its revolutionaries and theorists.  
    The Cadre Journal is a student-run podcast and journal on Marxism, Anti-Imperialism, and Communism.  You can follow them on twitter @thecadrejournal.  
    Here's Joseph's article A Prologue to the Swazi Revolution - One Year in the Making.
    Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The 20th Communist Party of China National Congress - Dispatch w/ Sun Feiyang and Mirah

    The 20th Communist Party of China National Congress - Dispatch w/ Sun Feiyang and Mirah

    In this Dispatch episode on a very recent topic, we bring in both a great guest and a fabulous guest host - both of whom are our friends from the DSA International Committee.  Mirah and Sun Feiyang.  We discuss the recently wrapped up Communist Party of China National Congress, its implications for Chinese domestic and foreign policy, and what to expect in the next 5 years.
    Mirah and Feiyang are both members of the DSA International Committee.  Mirah can be followed on twitter @snackvampire, Feiyang can be followed @moghilemear13.
    Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

RPH98 ,

Excellent podcast

Great show with awesome guests that do a fantastic job of breaking down the history that often gets buried from the people. They make complex subjects easy to understand

Paul Ruffner ,

Four hosts, one pod?

The one complaint I consistently have about this podcast is the number of people involved in hosting it. I thought three people, hosting from different locations, was a little extreme. Now they have guest hosts? Just because four people repeat the same opinion doesn’t make that opinion any more true. If you have four hosts, who are making very similar observations, plus a guest, that indicates to me that neither of the hosts nor the guests are particularly knowledgeable. I learn a good deal from the show, truly I do. But podcast by committee, especially when the whole committee is in agreement, is not productive.

joe_brandon666 ,

Yo

Breht for president

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