70 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.

The Latin American History Podcast Max Serjeant

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    • 4.8 • 187 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.

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 7

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 7

    With the death of Atahualpa, the Inca empire needed a new leader, and Pizarro needed a way to maintain the power he had managed to win for himself. Everyone marched to Cusco to try and resolve the issue of who would control Peru.


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    • 18 min
    The Conquest of Peru - Part 6

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 6

    Atahualpa and Pizarro adjust to the situation they now find themselves in, and a strange state a stasis emerges as they plot their next moves


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    • 17 min
    66. The Enlightened Patrolman - An Interview with Nicole von Germeten

    66. The Enlightened Patrolman - An Interview with Nicole von Germeten

    In today's episode I speak to Nicole von Germeten about her new book The Enlightened Patrolman.

    The Enlightened Patrolmen focuses on a proto-police force in Colonial Mexico City, and uses primary sources to examine both the day to day lives of these men, and the larger socio-political ideas behind their work. In the process it brings the streets of the city to life, providing a fascinating glimpse of what it might have been life to venture out onto the city streets of the Northern Hemisphere’s largest city two hundred years ago.


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    • 51 min
    The Conquest of Peru - Part 5

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 5

    Things come to a head at Cajamarca as Pizarro and Atahualpa meet for the first time.

    Apologies for the sound quality of this episode! I only discovered upon editing that there are a few car horns and dog barks which I was unable to remove. I wanted to get it out rather than re-record and delay putting it up. I will make sure to find a quieter place to record the next episodes!
    Thank you to everyone who has made a donation! It makes me very happy to know that people are enjoying the podcast enough to do so. https://app.redcircle.com/shows/db4d04b0-02b5-4691-81a7-b583a8052e89/donations


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    • 17 min
    The Conquest of Peru - Part 4

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 4

    The Latin American History Podcast is finally back. In today's episode the conquest properly begins, as Pizarro arrives back in Peru.

    As I mentioned in today's episode, the audio quality might not always be the highest as I am recorded wherever I can find a reasonably quiet place in noisy Latin America. This is particularly true of this and the next episode which were recorded in a flat on a busy park in central Bogota - apologies!

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    • 15 min
    The Conquest of Peru - Part 3

    The Conquest of Peru - Part 3

    In today's episode we look at what was going on within the Inca empire in the lead up to the conquest. To help with this, Nicholas Machinski of A History of the Inca podcast joins us to share his specialist knowledge.
     
    You can find his podcast on his website or wherever you get your podcasts from:
    https://ahistoryoftheinca.wordpress.com/
     

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

prof nicole ,

Fantastic public historian

Max It works very hard to understand academic history in a way that is relatable to his listeners. I love his accent as well!

mbenji87 ,

Very engaging history podcast

I found this podcast about a year ago and recently caught up with the latest episode (August 2021 as of the writing of this review). I have learned a lot about Latin American history from each episode. Max seems to be on a bit of a break, but I hope he’s well and that he’ll be back soon with more content. Definitely recommended.

Stay Free 87 ,

Big props to Max

To quote Max, "Hello." I'm an American who has traveled to Cuba, Belize, Puerto Rico and parts of Mexico and always been fascinated with the incredible people and places but never taken a deep dive into Latin American history until discovering Max's enjoyable and illuminating podcast. I hope he creates many more episodes soon.

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