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With a masters degree in history and years of experience explaining old things to teenagers, Emily Glankler is bringing her high school social studies classroom to the masses. Join her as she tells stories from the past that are relevant to more than just history buffs. Relearn all the history you feel like you should already know from an expert with absolutely no homework or quizzes involved. Guaranteed.
||CleanEpisode 201: Russia, or “What the Helsinki?!”||In 1223, Genghis Khan’s army invaded the territory of the Kievan Rus. They established the Khanate of the Golden Horde and most of eastern Europe fell under Mongol control. It was under this oppressive regime that one principality rose to unite the pe||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 117: The World Today or, “Too Soon?”||Friends, we’ve done it. We’ve reached the final episode of Season 1: The Big Picture of World History. Let me tell you, my original plan was to make six episodes. Six. One for each era in world history. But it turns out that a lot of things have hap||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 116: 20th c. Middle East or, “Who knew religion was so important to people?!”||Think about the Middle East. They’ve been controlled by Persia, Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Caliphates, the Ottoman Empire, and now the European mandate system. The last 60 years have been the first opportunity various ethnic and religious gr||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 115 Decolonization, or “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!”||Today we’re going back to the 20th century and Decolonization, or as I like to call it, “Don’t Let the Door Hit You On The Way Out”.So remember about how WWII discredited the idea of empire? The Allies spent the war fighting against the Nazi emp||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 114: The Cold War in Latin America, or “This is why they hate us there!”||Today, let’s look back through that same time period in Latin America. This is a region where the Cold War heavily influenced their politics and attempts at true independence. Latin America was a collection of Spanish colonies that gained independence||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 113: The Cold War or, “I Must Break You, WOLVERINES!”||Today, we’ll look at the new global system that gets set up in the wake up European empires. The U.S. gets obsessed with containing things, we go to space (allegedly), China gets Mao-ed, and *spoiler alert* the U.S. wins the Cold War!||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 112: World War Two, or “Who was supposed to be watching Germany?!”||Today, we’ll talk about the war that was directly caused by the War to End All Wars. Talk about irony. The world gets depressed, Hitler rises, and everything falls apart. Act 1: The Depression Act 2: The Rise of Hitler Act 3: The War Act 4: The Holoca||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 111: World War I or, “The War to Cause All Wars”||Today we’re going to look at World War I, or “The War To Cause All Wars!” There will be acronyms, accidental hijinks that get an archduke killed, trench foot, and a really pissed off Germany. That can’t be good.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 110: The Modern Era in the East or, “Knock Knock. It’s the West.”||Last time we explored the Age of Imperialism in Africa, India and the Pacific. The West was able to successfully conquer most of the world through its advanced technology and ruthless superiority complex. But now they’re going to attempt to crack open||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 109: The Age of Imperialism, or “Allow me to ruin the Jungle Book for you”||Today we’re going back to the Age of Imperialism, or as I like to call it, “Allow me to ruin the Jungle Book for you.”. To be clear, this is going on at the same time as the political and industrial revolutions from last episode.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 108: The Modern Era in the West, or “You Say You Want A Revolution?”||Today we’re going back to the Modern Era in the West, or as I like to call it, “You Say You Want A Revolution…”. We’ll look at political revolutions and talk about why George Washington was the best. We’ll also see the dominance of Britain a||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 107: The Early Modern Era in the East, or “They Didn’t Get the Memo”||Today we’re going back to the Early Modern Era in the East, or as I like to call it, “They Didn’t Get the Memo”. We’ll look at China’s early attempts at exploration, the Islamic empires that both did and didn’t get the usefulness guns,||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 106: Early Modern Era in the West, or “We Missed Two Whole Continents?!”||Today we’re going back to the Early Modern Era in the West, or as I like to call it, “We Missed Two Whole Continents?!”. We’ll look at all the things in European history you heard about that time you went to that museum,||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 105: The Postclassical Era in the East, or “Yes We KHAN!”||Today we’re going back to the Postclassical Era in the East, or as I like to call it, “Yes We Khan!”. We’ll look at the rise of Islam, four great Chinese inventions, and figure out why no one ever learns about African history.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 104: The Medieval Era or “That Time Europe Lost Its Mind”||Today we’re going back to the Medieval or Postclassical Era in the West, or as I like to call it “That Time Europe Lost Its Mind.” We’ll look at how people reacted to the barbarian invasions, who reunified western Europe,||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 103: The Classical Era in the East, or “They Built a Great Wall and Made the Huns Pay For It!”||Join us as we explore the Classical Era in the East (600 BCE – 600 CE). We’ll look at India now that we can read their writing, see how China used political philosophy to set itself up for the next two millennia and figure out why all of these massi||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 102: The Classical Era, or “That Time Everyone Plagiarized Persia”||Forgot everything about the classical era from high school history class? Of course you did! Let’s review Persia, the Greco-Persian Wars, Athens and Sparta, Alexander the Great, and the Roman Republic and Empire!||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 101: The Ancient Era, or “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough”||Today we’re going back to the Ancient Era, or as I like to call it, “Ain’t No River Valley Wide Enough”. We’ll look at the Neolithic Revolution, what it takes to be civilized, and some high points of the major river valley civilizations.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I wish my history teacher was this cool
Great jokes and really engaging! Can’t wait to lean more.
Quick, funny and relatable
This is a great “starter” podcast for anyone who forgot everything from history class and wants the big picture. Episodes are short, funny and easy to understand.
I don’t even like history!