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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

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History isn't made by kings and politicians, it's made by all of us. This podcast is about how we, together, have fought for a better world.

    E40: The Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 2

    E40: The Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 2

    Concluding part of our double episode giving a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939.
    Our podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. Join us or find out more at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory
    Full show notes with photos, acknowledgements, information and transcript here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/06/17/e39-the-spanish-civil-war-an-introduction/

    • 47 min
    E39: Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 1

    E39: Spanish civil war: an introduction, part 1

    Part 1 of a double podcast episode where we give a brief general overview of the Spanish civil war and revolution which broke out after the attempted military coup by right-wing general Francisco Franco 1936-1939.
    In these episodes, we speak with Catherine Howley and Nick Lloyd about the tensions in Spanish society which exploded in 1936, about the military coup attempt, the civil war and the social revolution by workers and peasants. These episodes give an introduction to the conflict and the main organisations involved. We have future episodes planned looking at particular aspects of the events in more detail.
    This podcast is brought to you by our patreon supporters. Our supporters fund our work, and in return get exclusive early access to podcast episodes, bonus episodes, free and discounted merchandise and other content. For example, relevant levels of our patreon supporters can listen to part 2 now, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/e40-spanish-war-38344501
    Join us or find out more at patreon.com/workingclasshistory
    Full show notes, transcript, sources, references, acknowledgements and links to further reading here our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/06/17/e39-the-spanish-civil-war-an-introduction/
    Nick Lloyd is author of Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War, and both Nick and Catherine give Spanish civil war tours of Barcelona. Links to all this in the full show notes.
    We also have books about the conflict, as well as reproduction posters and other commemorative merch in our online store to help fund our work. Check it out at: shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/spanish-civil-war

    • 44 min
    E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong

    E38: Mutiny! With Srsly Wrong

    Special Working Class History episode produced by our friends at lefty comedy podcast Srsly Wrong, speaking with John from WCH about mutinies: rebellions in the armed forces.

    We thought we would do something a bit different this time, and release a collaboration episode. One of us spoke with Srsly Wrong about the history of mutinies and why they’re important, looking primarily at World War I and the Vietnam war. They produced the episode and we are releasing it on both of our feeds.
    See full info about this episode, including sources, acknowledgements, links to further reading and more on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/05/26/e38-mutiny-with-srsly-wrong/
    If you enjoy it, make sure to check out and subscribe to Srsly Wrong: https://srslywrong.com/
    This podcast is made possible by our patreon supporters. You can support us and get access to exclusive content at https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory

    • 1 hr 57 min
    E37: The 43 Group, part 3

    E37: The 43 Group, part 3

    Final part of our podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II.
    We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group.
    You can support this podcast, and listen to 2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory
    You can get Daniel's book here in our online store: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/books/products/we-fight-fascists-the-43-group-and-their-forgotten-battle-for-post-war-britain-daniel-sonabend
    More information, photos, references and full show notes here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/02/17/e35-37-the-43-group/

    • 43 min
    E36: The 43 Group, part 2

    E36: The 43 Group, part 2

    Second of a three-part podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II.
    We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group.
    You can support this podcast, listen to all 3 parts +2 exclusive bonus episodes on patreon here: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory
    You can get Daniel's book here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/books/products/we-fight-fascists-the-43-group-and-their-forgotten-battle-for-post-war-britain-daniel-sonabend
    Full information, acknowledgements, photos and show notes about this series here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/02/17/e35-37-the-43-group/

    • 35 min
    E35: The 43 Group, part 1

    E35: The 43 Group, part 1

    First part of a podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II.
    We speak with Daniel Sonabend, author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and Their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, as well as Jules Konopinski, who was a member of the group.
    You can support this podcast and listen to all 3 parts plus 2 bonus episodes on patreon: https://patreon.com/workingclasshistory
    The bonus episode attached to part 1 is available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/e35b-jules-early-34109934
    You can get a copy of Daniel's book here from our online store: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/books/products/we-fight-fascists-the-43-group-and-their-forgotten-battle-for-post-war-britain-daniel-sonabend
    Our anti-fascist merch is available here: https://shop.workingclasshistory.com/collections/anti-fascist
    Full information, photos, links and show notes are available here on our website: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/02/17/e35-37-the-43-group/
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    As always, huge thanks to our patreon supporters who make this podcast possible.
    Our theme tune is Bella Ciao, thanks for permission to use it from Dischi del Sole. You can purchase it here: http://www.alabianca.it/en/store/bravo-records-en/le-canzoni-di-bella-ciao-aa-vv/. Or stream it here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7xD0JiZZ16DfN4RKGvlYYT.

    • 51 min

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266 Ratings

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This podcast presents extremely important information for working class people to know about. Well made interesting content. Thank you so much for your hard work on this podcast.

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