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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

Kolkata – Marxism and Modernity (Cities Podcast – Ep, 22)

7/18/2018
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Independent of British rule, Calcutta remains an important part of West Bengal and the new India. Led predominately by the left, Marxism comes to define Calcutta through the second half of the twentieth century to Modernity and its new-old-identity, Kolkata. Item 9: Marxism Item 10: Modernity https://youtu.be/a3_EYEm_MUU

Duration:00:15:52

Defining Dictatorship in History (HoH Podcast – Ep, 32)

7/14/2018
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This week, Mathias and I talk about dictators and dictatorship in history. In order to define the term, we had to go way back and work our way to the present. Here is what we talked about: The Roman Republic The Roman Empire George Washington Napoleon Giuseppe Garibaldi Fascism Hitler Mussolini Communism https://youtu.be/aBrcsl2_4s4

Duration:01:05:17

Kolkata – Charkha and Rice (Cities Podcast – Ep, 21)

7/11/2018
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The Empire begins to unravel. After the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857, Britain takes direct rule over India and creates the perfect situation for the rise in Nationalism. The second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century become one-hundred years of rebellion, changing identities, and a growth in nationalism. This week Calcutta transforms through British tinkering, Indian solidarity, and the worst famine of the last century. Item 7: Charkha Item 8: Rice...

Duration:00:17:50

The Dream and Disaster of Utopia (HoH Podcast – Ep, 31)

7/7/2018
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What is Utopia? Does the perfect place exist? Who has tried to create Utopia? This week, on Hour of History, Mathias, Keith, and I talk about: Thomas More's "Utopia" and dreams of a perfect place The Mexican Revolution, Zapata and indigenous communities Marxist Utopian visions and the revolutions that followed The folly of Utopia and failed utopias https://youtu.be/YUmmifkJfqc

Duration:00:57:57

Kolkata – White Town and Black Town (Cities Podcast – Ep, 20)

7/4/2018
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This week, I look at the growth of two distinct, but not impermeable, towns in Calcutta. The East India company is in full control of Calcutta at this point and the result is the massive growth of what was once a fishing village. For some this meant opportunity, for others it meant squalor. The result is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and a city in the British Empire second only to London. https://youtu.be/6ctn_b9FMHM Item 5: White Town Item 6: Black Town

Duration:00:14:10

North Korea and the Price of Peace (HoH Podcast – Ep, 30)

6/30/2018
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This week on Hour of History, Mathias and I talk about North Korea and the Price of Peace. We go through North Korea's history, from the growth of the Japanese Empire and the Colonization of the Korean Peninsula to the Singapore Summit. It seems that North Korea is willing to stop at nothing so long as it has national security, but how has that worked for its allies and enemies? Find out more on Hour of History. https://youtu.be/TqeUE2VLmgE

Duration:01:13:10

Kolkata – The Black Hole and the Renaissance (Cities Podcast – Ep, 19)

6/27/2018
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From a small fishing village to one of the most important cities in the world. Why did Calcutta become so important? What was "The Black Hole" and how was it used to expand empire? What was the imperial project and did it lead to the Bengali Renaissance? My two items this week aren't going to be found in a museum, well, because they aren't tangible. But they led to the growth of empire and sparked cultural growth in Calcutta, which in-turn led to thousands of tangible products....

Duration:00:14:36

Counter-Revolutionary Nationalists (HoH Podcast – Ep, 29)

6/23/2018
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This week, Keith, Mathias, and I talk about people who would stop at nothing, to stop the revolution. It is an often ignored phenomenon that has existed globally throughout the twentieth-century. In the episode we discuss: How Eastern Europe has grappled with its history, especially over the imprints left by Fascism and Communism. Cuba and the frequent challenges the island has faced in the last thirty years. The Contras in Nicaragua and the United States role in training and supplying...

Duration:01:03:24

Kolkata – The Fish and the Goddess (Cities Podcast – Ep, 18)

6/20/2018
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What's in a name? A new Cities Podcast begins this week with a look at Calcutta, one of the most important cities in South Asia. In 2001, the name was officially changed to Kolkata to match Bengali pronunciation. To start, we look at two items always present in Kolkata's history, regardless of what the city was called. For two millennia as a fishing village, Ilish and Kali were there. Item 1: Ilish (Fish) Item 2: Kali (Goddess) https://youtu.be/y0ckgJhf1e8

Duration:00:13:12

Human Rights: Doomed to Fail? (HoH Podcast – Ep, 28)

6/16/2018
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The noble dream of human rights. It comes from the contentious Enlightenment, but was it always doomed to fail? Mathias and I trace the history of human rights to the humanitarian disasters of our modern era. Join us on Hour of History. https://youtu.be/CmxUmOl1v2M

Duration:01:02:13

Nizhny Novgorod (Cities Podcast – Ep, 17)

6/13/2018
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We've reached our last city: Nizhny Novgorod - and one day before kickoff!! Join us to find out about the Newtown in Russia. Hour of History Cities Podcast - World Cup Series - Episode 7: Nizhny Novgorod World Cup 2018 will kick-off tomorrow! Find out more about Russia's host cities, on Hour of History cities podcast. World Cup edition. https://youtu.be/gmvP7guuR3c

Duration:00:15:10

Everyday Adjustments in Havana (HoH Podcast – Ep, 27)

6/9/2018
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Hope Bastian is at the University of San Geronimo in Havana, Cuba and her new book "Everyday Adjustments in Havana: Economic Reforms, Mobility, and Emerging Inequalities" published by Rowman and Littlefield is out now! Tune in to learn about the reform process under Raul Castro, the Special Period, and why Havana is always changing despite the common American perception that it remains unchanged. Be sure to visit www.hopebastian.com if you have any questions or want to contact this...

Duration:00:52:03

Saransk and Volgograd (Cities Podcast – Ep, 16)

6/6/2018
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We are back to the Volga River to discuss two new cities - Saransk and Volgograd. Hour of History Cities Podcast - World Cup Series - Episode 6: Saransk and Volgograd World Cup 2018 will kick-off in Moscow in just a couple weeks. Find out more about Russia's host cities, on Hour of History cities podcast. World Cup edition. https://youtu.be/qC6jWl8-y5c

Duration:00:15:33

Cultural Crossroads in Calabazar (HoH Podcast – Ep, 26)

6/2/2018
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Jewish refugees, American humanitarians, and Cubans. Enter the crossroads of culture that was the Finca Paso Seco in Calabazar, outside of Havana Cuba. I'm away in Cuba presenting and improving a paper that sounds something like this- Enjoy! https://youtu.be/N7EDlCZ50q4

Duration:00:29:20

Samara and Kazan (Cities Podcast – Ep, 15)

5/30/2018
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Diversity rules! Find out about Russia 2018's diverse host cities Samara and Kazan. Hour of History Cities Podcast - World Cup Series - Episode 5: Samara and Kazan World Cup 2018 will kick-off in Moscow in just over a month. Find out more about Russia's host cities, on Hour of History cities podcast. World Cup edition. The excellent Kazan Coat of Arms - featuring the "Zilant" https://youtu.be/Gx7fgiURu3M

Duration:00:14:52

The Urban-Rural Divide (HoH Podcast – Ep, 25)

5/26/2018
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Just how different is life in the city compared to life in the country? Is this an issue that is going away or getting more important? Mathias and Keith are in the studio to talk about the Urban-Rural Divide in the United States and abroad. Join us on Hour of History to find out more. https://youtu.be/c2s5535ryJI

Duration:00:57:38

Rostov-on-Don and Sochi (Cities Podcast – Ep, 14)

5/23/2018
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A former Olympic host and a beautiful city on a river (and aptly named). Hour of History Cities Podcast - World Cup Series - Episode 4: Rostov-on-Don and Sochi World Cup 2018 will kick-off in Moscow in just over a month. Find out more about Russia's host cities, on Hour of History cities podcast. World Cup edition. Your host in Red Square at the countdown to Sochi Olympics Rostov-on-Don and the less than inspiring Sochi https://youtu.be/MMrG_XJUPHU

Duration:00:13:52

Cuba, a New Leader and an Old Relationship (HoH Podcast – Ep, 24)

5/19/2018
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Cuba is important in history it shares with the United States. Special guests Josh Stern and Joe Humnicky visit the studio to talk Cuba, Latin America, and the future. Join us on Hour of History. https://youtu.be/IcpcB5uKP0E

Duration:00:48:48

Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad (Cities Podcast – Ep, 13)

5/16/2018
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This week we stretch Russia from east to west to find out more about its host cities. Hour of History Cities Podcast - World Cup Series - Episode 3: Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad World Cup 2018 will kick-off in Moscow in just over a month. Find out more about Russia's host cities, on Hour of History cities podcast. World Cup edition. https://youtu.be/59x0fLFcje4

Duration:00:13:56

Muhammad bin Salman and Saudi Arabia (HoH Podcast – Ep, 23)

5/12/2018
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Who is the new big man in Saudi Arabia? What does it mean for the rest of the world? Mathias and I talk about the new Prince, Muhammad bin Salman and Saudi Arabia in the latest Hour of History. https://youtu.be/-9fFaffKXPI

Duration:00:55:16