Hank's History Hour
By Hank Nelson
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Hank Nelson provides weekly European history lessons in a story telling style while following the Advanced Placement for European History curriculum
||CleanCh. 30: Post WWII Era and the Cold War||After WWII, Western Europe was in ruins. The nations of this devastated continent had crumbling economies, turbulent political reshuffling, and changing national identities. However, through a new series of alliances (and a little help from the US), the||9/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCh. 29 WWII and the Rise of the Dictators||In this Podcast, we will discuss some of the vilest, most despicable, and most influential men of the 20th century:Mussolini, the would-be emperor of a revitalized Rome who was rumored to be afraid of cats.Stalin, the former seminary student who would p||4/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCh. 28 Age of Anxiety||After WWI, all of Europe was, for lack of a better phrase, freaking out. Paranoid, sneaky, and deceitful, the European leaders had their own agendas to make their country the top dog. Fortunately, there was great literature and some great (and some stup||4/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Russian Revolution||Ah, the Russian Revolution. The Russian people get a bit of freedom and democracy after centuries of toil under the czars, only to lose that freedom to another near-century of toil under the Bolsheviks. You will hear about Rasputin, one of the weirdest||3/25/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWI - The End of a Shaky Peace in Europe||So we finally come to it: the war to end all wars. Well, not really. We still have WWII, the Cold War, the Bosnian Conflict, etc. However, WWI may take the cake for the most brutal conflict of the century. A combination of new technology (including the||3/25/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanch. 26 Imperialism||Hey, I know this is not in the right order, but I wanted to try to catch up to everyone. I will probably go back and do the missing 2 after I finish with the rest. So, this is imperialism, a time when European nations colonized the rest of the world and||3/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCh. 22 Industrialization||--||2/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCh. 20 Agricultural Revolution||The most boring (and thankfully shortest) chapter. It is only about 15-20 minutes, so just push through it. Industrial Revolution is slightly more interesting. I promise.||1/23/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 19C Napoleon!||The last part of Ch. 19. Finally. The subject is Napoleon, a man whose rise and fall was so impressive that he may be one of the most interesting people in history. You will hear about how Napoleon seized power, how he maintained and expanded it, and ho||1/6/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 19B French Revolution Part 2||The French Revolution is well under way throughout this Podcast. Learn about the megalomaniac Robespierre and why he killed tens of thousands of his countrymen, Marat and his disgusting skin disease, and the ironically named “Committee of Public Safet||1/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 19A The Beginning of the French Revolution||The French Revolution is one of the most important events that you will learn about in AP Euro. It completely changed the politics in France and would lead to 20 years of nearly continuous conflict in Europe. Today you will learn about the events that l||1/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 18 Part 2: The Enlightenment||While the scientific minds of Europe were expanding, so were the social reforms and the enlightened musing of its rulers and educated class. You will hear about Voltaire's caffeine addiction, Soldier King's hydrophobic son, and a couple of small wars.||11/25/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 18 Part 1: The Scientific Revolution||Finally, the Europeans stop believing in superstition and embrace science. You will hear about the beginning of the modern scientific and mathematical era and the strange habits of Sir Isaac Newton.||11/25/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 17: Eastern Europe||n this next chapter, we will take a sharp u-turn from the progress of Constutionalism and talk about the total dictatorships of Austria, Prussia, and Russia. Be prepared for kings who throw enemies to ravenous dogs and emperors who cripple clumsy servan||11/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 16 Part 2: Constitutionalism||The second Ch. 16 Podcast. Constitutionalism is the basis for the American governmental system, but our system didn’t begin with a ruthless, Christian-fundamentalist dictator seizing power, beheading the King, and creating a police state. All hail Oli||10/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 16 Part 1: Absolutism||& Alas, another long chapter. This one has been split into Absolutism and Constitutionalism. This Podcast is on Absolutism, definitely the most badass of the 2. You will mostly hear about the Louis XIV, the pompous, overweight, love machine (?) of Franc||10/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15 Part 2: The Age of Exploration||Hey everyone…here is the second Podcast for chapter 15: The Age of Exploration. You will learn about all of the great European explorers, their conquests, and the terrible diseases that they unleashed on the native population. Don’t worry, the Nativ||10/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 15 Part 1: The Religious Wars||This is the first huge chapter, so I have divided it into 2 podcasts. The chapter begins with the religious wars: the War of Three Henry’s, the Dutch Revolt, and, my personal favorite, the 30 Years War. This was one of the most tumultous times in the||10/7/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 14 The Reformation||The second podcast. I actually really like this one, even though it concerns one of, in my opinion, the most boring topics in European History: the Protestant Separation from the Catholic Church. Not that it was a boring time, but the chapter itself is||9/18/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChapter 13 The Renaissance||Well, here it is, my first podcast ever. Please, don’t judge me too harshly from this: I was very nervous when I recorded it. This chapter discusses the culture and politics of the Renaissance in both Italy and the Netherlands. You will hear about the||9/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
great job hank :]]
Thanks for the podcast, it really helps.
I love you Hank!
Wow, now that I finally got your podcast I really think I might get a good grade on the tests... NOT!!!... Okay I'm just kidding, I'm sorry i doubted you... I have to admit this is very helpful. Thank You Hank!