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Our World. Anytime. Anyplace. The Hour of History Podcast aims to introduce general audiences to a diverse range of historical topics in order to educate, inspire, and spark a curiosity. Seeking to understand how we know what we know and why the past matters, this podcast will both entertain and educate.

Our World. Anytime. Anyplace. The Hour of History Podcast aims to introduce general audiences to a diverse range of historical topics in order to educate, inspire, and spark a curiosity. Seeking to understand how we know what we know and why the past matters, this podcast will both entertain and educate.
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Our World. Anytime. Anyplace. The Hour of History Podcast aims to introduce general audiences to a diverse range of historical topics in order to educate, inspire, and spark a curiosity. Seeking to understand how we know what we know and why the past matters, this podcast will both entertain and educate.

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Episodes

Popular Culture and History with Travis Roy (HoH Podcast Ep, 46)

10/20/2018
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This week, Hour of History features Travis Roy. Our conversation is a discussion about popular culture and history, and will interest anyone who studies modern American history. Popular culture is something that has always been important to Travis, who has recently turned this appealing field into scholarly work. You may remember Travis from an interesting conversation we had about environmental history in July. Some Highlights: Minstrel shows and carnivals Cultural appropriation and...

Duration:01:00:06

Calcutta – City of Independence and Modernity (HoH Podcast – Ep, 45)

10/13/2018
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This week, in a part two of our narrative break from interviews (we return next week with an interview), Hour of History looks back to Calcutta কলকাতা from Independence to Modernity. This episode is a look back to the city that rose from a hotbed of Indian nationalism to one of the most modern megalopolis in the world. By selecting important moments and items in the history of the city, your host, Steven, draws on power, politics, and technology to understand Calcutta's recent years. Some...

Duration:00:32:14

Calcutta – City of Empire and Enlightenment (HoH Podcast – Ep, 44)

10/6/2018
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This week, in a break from interviews, Hour of History looks back to Calcutta কলকাতা 150 years after Gandhi was born. Gandhi, of course, was not from Calcutta, but he was there on the day India won its independence from the United Kingdom. This episode is a look back to the city that rose from a fishing village to one of the British Empire's most important colonial cities. By selecting important moments and items in the history of the city, your host, Steven, draws on history, religion, and...

Duration:00:42:00

China meets Madagascar with Mingyuan Zhang (HoH Podcast – Ep, 43)

9/29/2018
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This week, Hour of History sits down with Mingyuan Zhang an anthropologist at the University of Western Ontario. Mingyuan lived in Madagascar to study the Chinese community and understand how "being Chinese" is culturally and socially constructed between Mandarin-speaking Chinese and Malagasy people. Some Highlights: Chinese-owned sugar plantations Global connections between Chinese and Malagasy businessmen Learning languages globally Antsiranana Approaches to ethnographic fieldwork The...

Duration:01:01:30

Innovative History: Tales of Technology with Andrea Siotto (HoH Podcast – Ep, 42)

9/22/2018
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Andrea Siotto, a historian at Temple University and technology expert joins HoH to talk about the history of technology and using technology to write history. This episode is helpful for people who want to know about technology in history and how to speed up their research and writing. Some Highlights: Noticing technology in history Trench warfare What techonology is and what technology is not Toilets Smart research Why you need to learn how to code Weekly Suggestions: Andrea - 20,000...

Duration:00:59:17

Killing Kim Il-Sung with Adam Rawnsley (HoH Podcast – Ep, 41)

9/15/2018
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Adam Rawnsley , one of Philadelphia's finest journalists joins us this week on Hour of History. Rawnsley currently writes for Foreign Policy and has written for a number of publications such as The Daily Beast, Wired, and War is Boring. Some Highlights: United States Intelligence Operations in North Korea Kim il-Sung Republic of Korea and Democratic People's Republic of North Korea Journalists and Academics The wide availability of declassified documents available for public research Read...

Duration:00:59:40

Kids These Days with Malcolm Harris (HoH Podcast – Ep, 40)

9/8/2018
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Malcolm Harris, the author of the upcoming book Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials joins us on the Hour of History Podcast to talk about human capital, millennials, and exploitation in the United States. Harris' work has appeared in n+1, New Republic, medium, and New York Times Magazine among a number of other publications. Some Highlights: The purpose of education Stress from competition Protest Community organization The future of our society The value of a...

Duration:01:01:37

The Power of Sport with Tamir Sorek (HoH Podcast – Ep, 39)

9/1/2018
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Dr. Tamir Sorek, a professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, sits down to talk about the power of sport to shape politics, nationalism, and a number of aspects of our world. Sorek's fine work, Arab Soccer in a Jewish State, is central to our discussion- one that was far too short to cover his other work which is published in multiple languages, numerous articles, and multiple books. Anyone who has followed along with the NFL protests, the World Cup, or good...

Duration:01:00:51

Cities That Supplied the World: Cocaine (Cities Podcast – Ep, 28)

8/29/2018
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Thanks for checking out Hour of History: Cities Podcast. This week is the final episode in the Cities that Supplied the World and the last Cities Podcast episode for a little while. Hour of History will continue regularly on Saturdays. If you are looking for more cities, why don't you check out previous Cities Episodes? Our next city is in Peru. What started as the consumption of an Andean shrub that made its consumers feel better, turned into Cocaine, widely consumed in the Western world....

Duration:00:12:24

A Participatory Past with Lillian Guerra (HoH Podcast – Ep, 38)

8/25/2018
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Making the past something in which we can participate in is a result of the work and career of Dr. Lillian Guerra, our guest on Hour of History this week. Guerra is currently a history professor at the University of Florida and author of the recently released Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958. If you are curious about teaching history, learning history, Cuba, or a good story check out this episode. And, as always, recommendations made in this episode...

Duration:01:02:35

Cities That Supplied the World: City of Trees – The Amazon and Rubber (Cities Podcast – Ep, 27)

8/22/2018
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We are back to Brazil, Manaus to be precise, and we are burning up some rubber. The tears of trees becomes the perfect example of a commodity and a city that rose and fell with the great waves of capitalism. From Rubber Barons to tortuous working conditions, rubber was at the bottom of it. Check out our new episode on HoH Cities. City 5: Manaus - Rubber https://youtu.be/XYVic624HyE

Duration:00:11:07

So You Want to be a Historian with Andrea Siotto (HoH Podcast – Ep, 37)

8/18/2018
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This episode comes to you from Hour of History's hometown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I talk to Andrea Siotto about the ups and downs of being an historian. If you are interested in history, research, or pursuing a PhD this episode is for you! Some Highlights: The Imperial War Museum London Havana Money How to research Amateur historians Professional historians Why we love our jobs How we stay sane Weekly Suggestions: Steven - The Internet Archive Andrea - In This Corner of the World...

Duration:01:00:41

Cities That Supplied the World: Chincha Island is No Dump (Cities Podcast – Ep, 26)

8/15/2018
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Our next city is a city of birds. They are the Chincha Islands, 13 miles southwest of Peru. And although they are full of Guano, they are no dump. Rather, it was the fertilizer created on these islands that supplied the world with food. From North America to Europe, the Chincha Islands provided. City 4: Chincha Island - Guano https://youtu.be/YqKNCFRy8oI

Duration:00:10:36

American Genocide: Dictators of the Americas with Menika Dirkson (HoH Podcast – Ep, 36)

8/11/2018
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This episode comes to you from HoH studios with Menika Dirkson to talk about dictators in the Americas. Most of our discussion centers on the island of Hispanola and the two nations Haiti and Dominican Republic. We also talk about how such an important piece of history is often missed in schools, despite the fact that it was a genocide that cost thousands of people their lives. Some Highlights: Haitian history Slavery Empire Vodun Genocide Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier Dictatorship in Haiti...

Duration:00:56:23

Cities That Supplied the World: Loco for Coco in Bahia (Cities Podcast – Ep, 25)

8/8/2018
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Our next city comes from the state of Bahia in northeast Brazil. It is Ilheus, and it grew around the global coco or cacao trade. This week we talk about cacao and how people in Europe went wild for Chocolate once a Swiss scientist mixed the stuff with chocolate. Go crazy for coco in this HoH Cities episode. City 3: Ilheus - Cacao https://youtu.be/fFaopAyi8Vo

Duration:00:11:35

Mystery Plants with Chris Fite (HoH Podcast – Ep, 35)

8/4/2018
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This week Chris Fite joins us. Chris is a Ph.D. student in History and Sociology of Science. He is pursuing Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. His current research explores the history of botany and gardening in the early modern world. Chris previously worked in museums and archives, including positions at McKissick Museum and the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library. In this episode we talk about: Plants The Production of Knowledge Medieval Societies...

Duration:01:04:52

Cities That Supplied the World: Coffee from Costa Rica’s Central Valley (Cities Podcast – Ep, 24)

8/1/2018
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Our next city could be any one from the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Perhaps it is San Jose, Cartago or Heredia. This week we talk about coffee, and all of these cities were central to geographic production. City 2: San Jose - Coffee https://youtu.be/Gpb6FI5XM_I

Duration:00:14:06

The Empire of Nature with Travis Roy (HoH Podcast – Ep, 34)

7/28/2018
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This week Travis Roy and Mathias join me to talk about nature, animal rights, and the United States westward expansion. Travis is a PhD Candidate at Temple University who studies United States Environmental History, prairie dogs, and all kinds of other interesting things. If you are interested in animal rights, American history, hunting, environmental history, or just a good chat join us on this episode of Hour of History. In this episode we talk about: Lewis and Clark Thomas Jefferson...

Duration:01:03:58

Cities That Supplied the World: A City Built on Silver (Cities Podcast – Ep, 23)

7/25/2018
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The Cities podcast takes a turn for the different as I track cities that helped supply the world with commodities. In the first week, I talk about Silver and the way it helped to build the Spanish Empire and one of its most important cities: Mexico City. City 1: Mexico City - Silver https://youtu.be/XHYn7S1iqbo

Duration:00:12:30

Uyghurs: An Endangered People? (HoH Podcast – Ep, 33)

7/21/2018
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This week Mathias and I talk about Uyghurs on Hour of History. We give a brief overview of centuries of history, modern politics, and questions of cultural history. In this episode we talk about: Rebiya Kadeer Chen Quanguo Uyghur Culture Rian Thum's book The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History Alice Su's reporting Re-education Camps And our weekly recommendations: Mathias - the literature of Vasily Grossman Steven - Airliners.net https://youtu.be/Y4O6M9wTJFI

Duration:00:58:50