28 episodes

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
    • 4.7 • 24 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 25: “Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the indivi

    Episode 25: “Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the indivi

    Hey everyone! Episode 25 is live!

    I'm joined with Dr. Drew McKevitt (@drewmckevitt) of Louisiana Tech University, and we're talking about Gun Legislation in the United States. From what exactly is a militia, to the effects of the NFA, FFA, how the Black Panther Party for Self Defense affected the gun control movement, to the Brady Bill, this episode will hopefully answer all your questions!

    YDKH's theme music is by the musician Smith the Mister called "Beach Buggy."

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 24: “It’s a very special part of America that is full of promise but also full of pain, where poverty is acute.” The Rust Belt

    Episode 24: “It’s a very special part of America that is full of promise but also full of pain, where poverty is acute.” The Rust Belt

    What's up everyone?

    For Episode 24, I'm joined by Dr. Bradley Sommer (@historybrad on the Bird app), and we're talking about the Rust Belt, the place both he and I will always call home. We talk about it's importance to the growth of the country, the different sectors of manufacturing that made up the area, the policies that drove that manufacturing out, and how the area is bouncing back today. Enjoy the episode!

    YDKH's theme music is by the musician Smith the Mister called "Beach Buggy."

    • 1 hr 56 min
    “The ‘takings’ clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.” Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid and the Takings Clause

    “The ‘takings’ clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.” Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid and the Takings Clause

    Hey everyone!

    Once again, I'm joined by Jordin Dickerson (@Jordin_Aterria), professor at UNCP in PoliSci, holder of a history and law degree, and current public defender, and we're talking about the "Takings clause" of the Fifth Amendment and some important cases that have shaped the US in the last 20 years or so. While not TOO old as far as history goes, it's still vitally important. I hope you enjoy the episode!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    You Don't Know History Hits the Books 2: "Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South," with Dr. Brandon Jett

    You Don't Know History Hits the Books 2: "Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South," with Dr. Brandon Jett

    YDKH Hits the Books is back with our second episode, featuring Dr. Brandon Jett. His upcoming book, "Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South" comes out on 7 July, and he came on to talk about it!

    You can grab a copy here: https://www.brandontjett.com/books and here: https://lsupress.org/books/detail/race-crime-and-policing-in-the-jim-crow-south/

    • 50 min
    Episode 22: “The Weimar Republic gave nectar to the artists, social reformers, and progressive people of all classes. They drank it, unaware that they were sitting close to a dungheap.” The Weimar Rep

    Episode 22: “The Weimar Republic gave nectar to the artists, social reformers, and progressive people of all classes. They drank it, unaware that they were sitting close to a dungheap.” The Weimar Rep

    Hey everyone!

    For episode 22, I'm joined by Dr. Adam A. Blackler (@adam_blackerWY) and we're talking about the Weimar Republic. We cover A LOT in this episode, from the economic hardships, the amazing culture of the republic, how it wasn't doomed to fail, and ultimately, how it fell. This was an amazing episode, and I hope you enjoy it!

    YDKH's theme music is by the musician Smith the Mister called "Beach Buggy."

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 21: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”-The French Revolution

    Episode 21: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”-The French Revolution

    Hey everyone! For episode 21, I'm joined by Dr. Corinne Gressang (@corinnegressang on Twitter), assistant professor of history at Erskine College and we're covering the French Revolution. We cover why the conditions in France were ripe for a revolution, how Louis XVI didn't really have the tools to be king, as well as the multiple iterations of the revolutionary government: Estates General, National Assembly, Legislative Assembly, and the Committee for Public Safety. We also talk about the luminaries of the revolution: Marat, Brissot, and Robespierre, among others. Enjoy the episode!

    YDKH's theme music is by the musician Smith the Mister called "Beach Buggy."

    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

martin truther king ,

We can’t learn from our mistakes if we don’t know them

This is how history should be taught in high school.

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Nah

I’m no more informed now than before I listened to this podcast.

Tshirley67 ,

Great Pod

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

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