45 episodes

Hosts Jac and Nat are fresh out of college and studying for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Unfortunately, they have quickly realized how little they know about world history. Join them each week as they sit down and have a conversation about influential moments in history and ask, “How did we not know that?”.

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How Did We Not Know That How Did We Not Know That

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Hosts Jac and Nat are fresh out of college and studying for the Foreign Service Officer Test. Unfortunately, they have quickly realized how little they know about world history. Join them each week as they sit down and have a conversation about influential moments in history and ask, “How did we not know that?”.

🎉 FSO COMPASS / FSOT STUDY TOOL HERE: https://fsocompass.com/hdwnkt Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hdwnkt/support

    Finland Sided With Nazi Germany? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 2

    Finland Sided With Nazi Germany? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 2

    In Part 2 of the Russo-Finnish War series, Nat covers the Continuation War and the difficult decision Finland had to make in order to preserve its independence. 

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    • 19 min
    The Finns Invented The Molotov Cocktail? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 1

    The Finns Invented The Molotov Cocktail? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 1

    Today, Finland is at the forefront of international peacekeeping efforts, but some may be surprised to learn about its violent history in the 20th century. Finland suffered through many wars and has had some of the highest rates of war-time casualties in history. Despite the odds being stacked against them, the Finns were incredibly resourceful and clever in their fight to protect their independence. In Part 1 of the Russo-Finnish War, Nat discusses Finland’s Winter War and their battle against the Soviet Union.
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    • 29 min
    How Did The Chinese Get Hooked On Heroin?

    How Did The Chinese Get Hooked On Heroin?

    How far would you go to make money? What if it led to the entire downfall of a nation and the suffering of millions? In this episode, Jac takes us through the history of the Opium Wars and how it changed the entire course of history for both China and European Imperialists.

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    • 31 min
    How Many Chinas Are There?

    How Many Chinas Are There?

    In 1972, President Richard Nixon did the unthinkable: he became the first US president to visit communist China. Ping pong tournaments, free pandas, and photo-ops with Chairman Mao; what exactly happened in Beijing? In this episode, Nat discusses the importance of President Nixon’s first visit to the People’s Republic of China, and how it changed the course of US-China relations forever. 

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    • 38 min
    The Night Witches of WW2 | Bonus Episode

    The Night Witches of WW2 | Bonus Episode

    Did you know women served in WW2? In this bonus episode, Jac takes us through the history of the Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment from the Soviet Union. Special shoutout to our friends over at 'Woman of HERstory: A Podcast', for selecting our topic this week!

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    • 23 min
    Why Are You Crying, Argentina?

    Why Are You Crying, Argentina?

    If you've heard the hit song "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina", you've definitely heard the name Evita. Eva Perón is considered to be one of the most powerful women of the past century. As the wife of the president of Argentina, Eva (affectionately known as Evita), was an incredibly influential figure in the history of Argentina. She paved the way in terms of labor and women's rights in the 21st century. In this episode, listen to Nat give an overview of the inspirational life and legacy of Evita, and how she changed Argentina forever. 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Roxy127 ,

Love learning again!

I really love learning about history that is never really talked about in school. These two make it so easy to understand and I feel like I can join in on the conversation with them. Keep up the great work and I am excited for more episodes!

ahoyanchor ,

Where where you when it was time for APUSH?

I was never very interested in history, but these two make history digestible and fun. I love how it feels like I’m in a room having a conversation with friends every time I tune into an episode. This podcast does more than remind me of things I should have known about history. This podcast reminds me that we are living our history in the now, and we hold power and responsibilities such as voting and remember the narrative of Native Americans, the black community, and reproductive rights.

RODJDHSOJDHDOWOANDI ,

Real homies

I appreciate that these kiddos are honest and real about what they are learning/ don’t know; basically great entry point for all the history I should know but don’t know (or remember from school)
Thanks for re-educating me.

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