102 episodes

The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day.

Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration, and this podcast will tell these stories in all their glory. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how they were won, and what Latin America looked like afterwards.

The region’s twentieth century history was marked by extremes – in political ideas, in levels of wealth, and in cultural expression. It was a time of guerrillas, dictators, death squads, powerful corporations, and turmoil. The cold war was played out in extreme here – although filtered through the legacy of colonialism and the region’s own unique heritage.

All this and more make Latin American history a fascinating story, and one worth telling. Join me on this podcast as I set about doing so.

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    • 4.8 • 225 Ratings

The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day.

Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration, and this podcast will tell these stories in all their glory. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how they were won, and what Latin America looked like afterwards.

The region’s twentieth century history was marked by extremes – in political ideas, in levels of wealth, and in cultural expression. It was a time of guerrillas, dictators, death squads, powerful corporations, and turmoil. The cold war was played out in extreme here – although filtered through the legacy of colonialism and the region’s own unique heritage.

All this and more make Latin American history a fascinating story, and one worth telling. Join me on this podcast as I set about doing so.

    100th Episode Special - A History of Latin American Music

    100th Episode Special - A History of Latin American Music

    To celebrate the 100th episode of the Latin American History Podcast, today we have a special episode (the first of two parts) on Latin American music.
    In this one we look at the significant contribution made by Latin America's Afro-descended populations on many of the region's genres. We discuss some of the musical techniques used in genres such as Salsa, Son, Cumbia, Samba and Bachata, the anthropological reasons that these grew up, as well as the social history within which these genres were birthed.


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    • 34 min
    An Old World Update

    An Old World Update

    It has been quite a while since we looked at what was happening in Spain and Portugal, and while they have not often been directly relevant to the story of Latin America, things are about to change.
    In this episode we look at the contemporary kings of Iberia and why, although their reigns did saw huge growth in their New World empires, they generally considered them to be an afterthought.


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    • 26 min
    France Antarctique

    France Antarctique

    In 1555 the Kingdom of France took the dramatic step of attempting to colonise Brazil. This was the first time that a non-Iberian nation had challenged Portuguese and Spanish hegemony on the continent and would set a precedent which would later be followed by other European powers.


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    • 19 min
    America's Lost Chinese - An Interview With Hugo Wong

    America's Lost Chinese - An Interview With Hugo Wong

    Hugo Wong's book 'America's Lost Chinese' tells the fascinating - and often forgotten - story of a group of Chinese emigrees who made a home for themselves, first in California and then Mexico.

    It is a story which spans the full spectrum of human experience – involved in it are meetings with presidents and successful business ventures, but also revolution, discrimination, and massacre.

    The book has already been published and is available to buy now.


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    • 28 min
    The Conquest of Chile - Part Four

    The Conquest of Chile - Part Four

    In the final part of our series on the conquest of Chile, the conquering stops and a long drawn-out war begins. This will begin a pattern which will continue to the present day, as the Mapuche people fiercely resist outside incursions.


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    • 19 min
    The Conquest of Chile - Part Three

    The Conquest of Chile - Part Three

    The next phase of Valdivia's campaign was one of expansion. Things were going well, and new settlements were founded. It wasn't all easy however, he faced internal dissension and difficult weather slowed his progress.


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

jujgugu ,

The Americas comes to life

The host is an informative narrator that cleverly ties real life historic events in the Americas to our current world.

booheaven ,

Addictive and interesting

My only complaint is the quality of the audio. However it sounds like the author does a lot of traveling so that may explain. I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes, as Latin American history is an increasingly broad subject.

AB987* ,

Informative and fair

The host does his research and presents as much information as possible while still keeping it interesting. I’ve enjoyed learning so much!

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