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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 that is necessary for historians in the modern age. Through a measured historical approach that seeks to understand how we know what we know and why the past matters, this podcast will both entertain and educate.

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 that is necessary for historians in the modern age. Through a measured historical approach that seeks to understand how we know what we know and why the past matters, this podcast will both entertain and educate.
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Philadelphia , PA

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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 that is necessary for historians in the modern age. Through a measured historical approach that seeks 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

Hour of History – Cities Podcast: Havana, Ep. 1

2/18/2018
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A new series from Hour of History, I look at Havana from foundations to modernity as a City in History. Join me for fifteen minutes each week as I choose twenty-objects that represent the history of a city. Episode 1 takes you from the foundation of Havana Harbor to the emergence of a city. https://youtu.be/lr6vZTlcRzo Object 1: Nature (palm tree) Object 2: Gold (Spanish

Duration:00:16:35

Hour of History: Episode 12 – The Holocaust and Poland

2/10/2018
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Poland recently passed a law that made headlines because it threatens three-years of imprisonment for anyone untruthfully accuses Poland of responsibility for Nazi crimes. In response, the government of Israel is considering a law that would make it a crime to ignore Polish participation in the Holocaust. What is the Holocaust? Where did it take place? Who was responsible? Why do we still have trouble talking about it? Mathias and I answer some of these questions about the Holocaust and its...

Duration:01:05:33

Hour of History: Episode 11 – Police, Philadelphia, and the 1970s

1/27/2018
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This week I had a special guest, Menika Dirkson, on the show. She writes and researches the relationship between the police and the people of Philadelphia from 1968-present. In the show we talk about Frank Rizzo, excessive force, and racial tension. If you are interested in or curious to learn more about the United States, Read more about Hour of History: Episode 11 – Police, Philadelphia, and the 1970s[…]

Duration:00:53:52

Hour of History: Episode 10 – Iran

1/22/2018
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Beginning December 28 in Mashhad, Iran protesters took to the streets across Iran to call attention to the abuse of power by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini. By the end of the first week in January, the government of Iran jailed hundreds of protesters, some of whom have still not gained freedom. Although our frenetic Read more about Hour of History: Episode 10 – Iran[…]

Duration:01:20:27

Hour of History: Episode 9 – The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King with Geoffrey Cobb

12/27/2017
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This week I had a conversation with the Brooklyn-based writer Geoffrey Cobb about his latest work, The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King, A History of Williamsburg Brooklyn 1844-1909. We talked about working conditions in 19th century sugar refineries, immigration, philanthropists and sugar tycoons. If you are interested in the history of New York Read more about Hour of History: Episode 9 – The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King with Geoffrey Cobb[…]

Duration:00:59:28

Hour of History: Episode 8 – Fake News

12/15/2017
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What is Fake News and why does the word seem to pop up frequently on social media? This week, Mathias and I talked about the emergence of fake news, the Orwellian aspects of social media, the use of news and disinformation in the past, and more. Join us for a historical perspective on news and Read more about Hour of History: Episode 8 – Fake News[…]

Duration:01:02:28

Hour of History: Episode 7 – China

11/29/2017
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This week Mathias and I got together to talk about China.

Duration:01:05:18

Hour of History: Episode 4 – Catalonia

11/6/2017
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Episode 4: Catalonia This week I sat down with Mathias Fuelling to talk about the impending crisis in Spain in regard to Catalonia. We Talk About: Spain The European Union Independence on the political Left and Right The future of smaller nations Spain’s Fascist history and Francisco Franco Why the Basque aren’t independent George Orwell Read more about Hour of History: Episode 4 – Catalonia[…]

Duration:01:01:53

Fiddle Episode 7: Scottish Fiddle – Changes and Future

7/6/2017
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The last in the summer Scottish Fiddle series looks at recent changes and the future of the genre.

Duration:00:28:49

Fiddle Episode 6: Hector MacAndrew – Bringing the Music World to Scotland

6/28/2017
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Week 4 of our Summer Scottish Fiddle series focuses on Hector MacAndrew, a challenger to Neil Gow as the greatest fiddler in Scottish History.

Duration:00:26:53

Fiddle Episode 5: James Skinner – Dancer and Fiddler

6/21/2017
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Week 3 of the Summer Scottish Fiddle looks at James Skinner an extraordinary fiddler of the 19th century.

Duration:00:21:33

Fiddle Episode 4: Nathaniel Gow – No Second Fiddle

6/13/2017
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In the second installment of the Summer Scottish Fiddle, I talk about Neil Gow’s son, Nathaniel – No second fiddle himself!

Duration:00:21:24

Fiddle Episode 3: Neil Gow – icon of Scottish Fiddle

6/9/2017
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The first installment of the Summer Scottish Fiddle series. On the master himself- Neil Gow!

Duration:00:22:42

Fiddle Episode 2: Thoughts On Free Fiddling

4/13/2017
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It wasn’t years into my education as a violinist that I started playing without music. I now find it to be one of the most fulfilling ways in which to make music.

Duration:00:15:15

Hour of History Episode 2: Finca Paso Seco

4/13/2017
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This week, I am giving a presentation at a Society for Latin America Studies conference hosted by Glasgow University. My topic is a Quaker-led refugee operation in Cuba at the outset of World War II. This podcast is a sample of the discussion presented at the conference.

Duration:00:17:08

Fiddle Episode 1: Fun with the Fiddle

4/3/2017
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Sometimes it is best not to take things too seriously and instead just have fun and make music.

Duration:00:09:51

Hour of History Episode 1: Beer Into Water

2/27/2017
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Who is St. Patrick and why does he get a day? This episode is about the story of St Patrick and how historians ask questions and seek answers. Sources: Philip Freeman, The World Of St Patrick, Oxford, 2014. E.A. Thompson, Who Was St Patrick?, The Boydell Press, 1985

Duration:01:02:06