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In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences.
See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page.
See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib).
Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

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In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in school. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences.
See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page.
See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib).
Listeners can support this podcast financially at Mises.org/SupportHC.

    Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

    Life After Shiloh: Tory Rule

    Focusing primarily on the story of nine-year-old Elsie Duncan, Chris recounts the terrible years that followed the Battle of Shiloh for the civilians left in its wake. 

    Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

    Reefer Madness: Government Efforts to Criminalize Marijuana

    Chris Calton overviews the history of governmental efforts to stigmatize marijuana.

    "A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

    "A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

    In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 4: "Tell My Mother I Died Like A Soldier"

    Chris Calton recounts the second and final day of the Battle of Shiloh, and the story of the Battle of Fallen Timbers. 

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 3: The Hornet’s Nest

    Chris Calton details the intense fighting at The Battle of Shiloh, where thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought in a narrow portion of the battlefield nicknamed "The Hornet's Nest."

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

    The Battle of Shiloh, Part 2: The Furies of Hell

    At the onset of the Battle of Shiloh, the Confederacy caught the Union by surprise. But what should have been a quick victory turned into a bloody battle of attrition. 

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

CorneBorne ,

One of the Best

This podcast is addicting if you love history, the Civil War, or just great story-telling. Chris is an awesome host and I hope he keeps it up. He does the perfect amount of technical history mixed in with human perspective. I prefer Chris to similar podcasters such as Dan Carlin.

John Corben ,

Fascinating True History

The Mises Institute is well known for providing the unvarnished truth about everything. History is no different. Chris does a great job of weaving together the story with a libertarian perspective. It is NOT just a bunch of facts and statements thrown together. Chris thoughtfully provides a fascinating story about the history of the drug wars and the war between the states. Even if you're not a libertarian you will enjoy this podcast.

brandon.roop ,

Too much Civil War

Great podcast and the content is dense, but I wish it covered more events. It took too much time on the Civil War so it lost my attention.

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