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This is a history podcast that will discuss various items of history that many people might not know much about. From the most recent war in Artsakh to the Potato Famine to anything under the sun, hopefully the listener can learn something...and have a few laughs!

You Don't Know Histor‪y‬ Michael McGuinness

    • History
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

This is a history podcast that will discuss various items of history that many people might not know much about. From the most recent war in Artsakh to the Potato Famine to anything under the sun, hopefully the listener can learn something...and have a few laughs!

    Episode 13: “The deeds of the occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” Vichy, France

    Episode 13: “The deeds of the occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” Vichy, France

    On Episode 13, I'm joined by Dr. Cameron Zinsou (@cgzinsou on Twitter) where we talk about the Vichy regime. In this episode, we talk about Armistice forces, the political ideology of the Vichy regime, the difference between collaboration and accommodation, how important Operation: Dragoon was to the liberation of France, and how the legacy of the Vichy regime is to modern day France. It's an amazing episode, so please enjoy!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 12: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part..." The IOC and the Olympic Games

    Episode 12: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part..." The IOC and the Olympic Games

    For Episode 12, YDKH is talking the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the Olympic Games! I'm joined by Dr. Johanna Mellis (@JohannaMellis) of Ursinus University and a specialist in the interactions between Hungarian athletes, socialist sports leaders, and the IOC as a microcosm of relations between society, the socialist state, and international organizations during the Cold War; and in between teaching history and conducting her own research, she is also the co-host of the "End of Sport" podcast! We talk about the the Olympic Games and why they have such a hold on the world, what it was like for a Hungarian athlete during the Cold War period, the hypocrisy of the IOC, and cementing a new pod rule: while the IOC sucks, Olympic athletes rock! 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 11: "My experiences and the people I lost in the war remain so vivid for me because of the pain."-Dutch memory in the Second World War and the Holocaust, 1940-1945

    Episode 11: "My experiences and the people I lost in the war remain so vivid for me because of the pain."-Dutch memory in the Second World War and the Holocaust, 1940-1945

    For episode 11, I am joined by Dr. Jazmine Contreras (@jazzydomenique on Twitter), and we talk about the memory of World War II and the Holocaust in the collective Dutch memory. We'll give a little background about the initial German invasion, and jump right into Dutch resistance, the Nazi occupation, Westerbork, and how the Holocaust is discussed in contemporary times in Holland. Hope you enjoy the episode!

    -A quick note: We had some weird feedback during the recording, and I did my best to make sure I got as much out of it as I could. Thanks for bearing with me while I refine my producer abilities!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 10: "...a conforming reorganization of all social, political, and industrial interests..." The U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement

    Episode 10: "...a conforming reorganization of all social, political, and industrial interests..." The U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement

    Welcome! On episode 10 I am joined by Dr. Rachel Michelle Gunter (@PHDRachel on Twitter), a historian who specializes in black, immigrant, and service members' voting rights, and, most importantly for the show, the Suffrage Movement. We'll talk about the various organizations that helped further the movement, the people involved in it, as well as how interpretations of the law and variations affected how women in the United States would fight and achieve the right to vote.

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Episode 9: "We rode in blood up to the knees..." The First Crusade

    Episode 9: "We rode in blood up to the knees..." The First Crusade

    Hey everyone! For episode 9, I'm joined by Dr. Thomas Lecaque (@tlecaque) of Grand View University, and we're talking about the First Crusade! Join us as we talk about popes (yes, multiple popes!), people with regular names like Robert and Stephen, and those with other names like Raymond, Godfrey, and Tancred while we take a tour of the coastal Levant! We'll talk about sieges of important cities, how the First Crusade ended, and what it's legacy is today. 

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 8: "Home to the palace to die..." Late Imperial Russia, 1860-1917

    Episode 8: "Home to the palace to die..." Late Imperial Russia, 1860-1917

    Hey everyone! On this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Anthony Johnson (associate professor of history at UNCP), where we sit down and talk about the late Imperial period in Russia. We'll dive into the background of the Romanovs, the abolishing of serfdom, the Russo-Japanese War, the 1905 Revolution...and something happened in 1917 that saw the rise of the Soviet Union. Add a few more tsars, Pyotr Stolypin, and the mad monk Rasputin, and you have a packed episode!

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Tshirley67 ,

Great Pod

Great podcast if you want to learn things about history you’ve never heard before.

Dildo55665665 ,

Content is great, but please fix the audio!!!

It comes across super quiet and uneven on iOS. You have to crank the volume to hear the guest and then get deafened any time the host speaks.. PLEASE balance the audio

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