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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

The History of the Twentieth Century Mark Painter

    • History
    • 4.9, 284 Ratings

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

    1919 - United States II

    1919 - United States II

    At the same time as the "Red Scare," the USA was experiencing the worst racial violence in its history. Hundreds were killed. Some claimed, without evidence, that the Bolsheviks were behind it.

    • 49 min
    1919 - United States I

    1919 - United States I

    Labor unrest, racial violence, and anarchist bombs were blowing up across the USA in 1919, making many people wonder if the Bolsheviks were behind it all.

    • 49 min
    1919 - Mexico

    1919 - Mexico

    Political violence in Mexico tapers off after the new constitution comes into effect, although Venustiano Carranza will not give up power willingly.

    • 42 min
    1919 - Latin America

    1919 - Latin America

    The technological end economic changes wrought by the Great War will have major impacts even on nations that remained neutral.

    • 41 min
    1919 - China

    1919 - China

    The compromise under which Japan got the German concession in China was bitterly resented in China and led to a backlash against the West.

    • 41 min
    1919 - Japan

    1919 - Japan

    The Japanese, like the Italians, had territorial demands they wanted the peace conference to recognize. They also wanted the League of Nations to embrace racial equality.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Will Review... maybe... later ,

The Most Interesting 2 Decades I Never Expected

I love history but I never had much interest in the period covered... until I came across this podcast. Mr. Painter provides a sweeping, incredibly broad historical telling & somehow manages to keep it coherent, informative & entertaining. Amazing.

By the way... Mr. Painter, if you come across this - the radio interview of the claim you referenced may be lost to time but you may find that it is published in the book: ‘The Zanzibar Chest’ by British journalist Aiden Hartley.

Longtime Appreciative Fan ,

A great podcast

I've been listening for over two years. I appreciate that Mark covers more than just military/diplomatic history, also discussing art, culture, music, and science.

Lynvet ,

Excellent program

I really like this podcast in nearly all respects. A very granular look at history told with a lot of skill and verve. But I hate the music—for me, a severe distraction.

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