The AskHistorians Podcast
By The AskHistorians Mod Team
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This is a podcast put together by the moderators of the largest online history forum, askhistorians.reddit.com. Hear interviews with our experts and highlights from particularly excellent answers from the forums.
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 035 - WW1: Myths & Misconceptions||Elos discusses some of the prominent and popular ideas about The Great War, particularly in the anglosphere. Covered are the notion of "lions led by donkeys" and the idea of marching lockstep into machine gun fire, as well as the expected time an...||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 034 - Moreschi: The "Last" Castrato||Caffarelli composes a special episode on Alessandro Moreschi, the famous castrato opera singer whose voice was preserved by early recording technology. She discusses his life, his music, limitations on recordings, and the practice of musical...||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 033 - Aztecs: Tenochtitlan & Tlatelolco||Usual host 400-Rabbits takes a turn as the interviewee, speaking on the relationship between the sister cities of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco. The early history of the Mexica, the founding of the cities, and their different trajectories in...||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 032 - Early Modern Medicine & Women's Health||Dr. Jennifer Evans, lecturer in history at the University of Hertfordshire, and Dr. Sara Read, lecturer in English at Loughborough University, make a special appearance on the AskHistorians podcast to discuss women's health in England during the...||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 031 - China: Great Leap Forward||Cordis_Melum discusses the ambitious mid-20th Century modernization program in mainland China known as the Great Leap Forward. The ideology behind the push to establish a self-sufficient communist utopia; the steps and mis-steps taken in industry and...||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 030 - Book of Daniel, Part 2||Continuing the conversation with Husky54 about the Book of Daniel. In this episode we cover the later chapters of Daniel before moving on to chapters and additional text considered apocryphal in some traditions. Till 18:38 - Chapters...||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 029 - Book of Daniel||Husky54 returns to the podcast for an in-depth delve into Daniel, the Book of. Approaching the work as a historical text, this episode -- the first of two -- covers the relationship of Daniel to other works in the Hebrew Bible; the language and...||1/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 028 - Alaskan Disasters||James Brooks, city editor of the Juneau Empire and author of 9.2: Kodiak Island and the World's Second-Largest Earthquake, talks on four natural and manmade disasters in Alaska. Through the 1912 Katmai-Novarupta volcanic eruption, the 1925...||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 027 - Language Policy in Modern East Asia||Keyilan takes on the topic of official language policy in China (both PRC and Taiwan), North and South Korea, and Japan. Dispelling some myths about languages in East Asia, he goes on to cover efforts at character simplification; efforts...||1/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 026 - South Korea: Politics and Protests||AsiaExpert provides an overview of the politics and social unrest of South Korea since the end of the Korean War. Starting from the meteoric rise of Syngman Rhee and continuing up to the establishment of the 6th Republic, this episode covers...||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 025 - Mongols: China and the Yuan Dynasty||Jasfss continues our examination of the Mongols, this time on the Eastern side of Asia. We start with the socio-political -- even artistic -- state of China on the eve of the Mongol advance before moving on to Kublai's establishment of the Yuan...||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 024 - Mongols: Ilkhanate||Rakony discusses the Ilkhanate, the portion of the Mongol Empire in Persia and the surrounding areas. The reasons for the Mongol push into the area, why it did not go farther, and how the local peoples and the Mongols accomodated to each other,...||11/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 023 - Alchemy and the History of Science||Bemonk, host of the History of Alchemy Podcast (among others), speaks on how the practices and concepts of alchemy relate to the development of modern scientific methods and ideas. Covered in the talk are some basic pointers about what alchemy is, how...||11/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 022 - Principality of Outer Baldonia||l_mack relates the strange tale of the Principality of Outer Baldonia, a micronation founded off the coast of Nova Scotia in the mid-20th Century by an American businessman seeking freedom from "question, nagging, shaving, interruption, women, taxes,...||10/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 021 - Byzantines: Macedonian and Komnenian Dynasties, Part 2||Ambarenya wraps up the Komnenian dynasty, covering Alexios I finally securing the borders of the Empire, stabilizing the economy, and turning towards the West for help in the form of the First Crusade. The Crusader States, relations between the...||10/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 020 - Byzantines: Macedonian and Komnenian Dynasties||Ambarenya discusses with 400-Rabbits the two dynasties that formed the golden age of the medieval Byzantine Empire, albeit a golden age that was fraught with internal dissent and encroaching enemies on all sides. Part 1 covers the Macedonian dynasty,...||9/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 019 - Assyrian State Archives||Daeres speaks to 400-Rabbits about a collection of cuneiform documents known as the Assyrian State Archives. The interview delves into texts relating to everything from high level political arrangements to land purchases to hectoring bureaucratic...||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 018 - A (Brief) Textual History of the Hebrew Bible||Husky54 speaks to 400-Rabbits about the Hebrew Bible. They cover what exactly the "Hebrew Bible" really is, when it was written, who was doing the writing, the historical precursors, corresponding epigraphy, textual intricacies, and, of...||8/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 017 - Golden Age of Pirates, Part 2||DavidAOP and EternalKerri continue their talk on all things piratical. This second of two parts focuses more on the meta-conversation of the study of pirates, their portrayals in popular media, the place as cultural icons, and, of course, that famous...||8/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 016 - Golden Age of Pirates||400-Rabbits moderates a discussion with DavidAOP and EternalKerri over the Golden Age of Pirates. Did a Pirate Code exist? What about pirate cities? What did pirates actually do all day and how did they go about finding booty for plunder? Just how...||8/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 015 - Battle of France||AC_7 speaks to 400-Rabbits on the topic of the infamous early action of World War 2, the Battle of France. The preparations for the Nazi invasion of France, the vaious plans, opening moves, the motivations of both sides, and the ultimate...||7/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 014 - Tarascans Part 2||Snickeringshadow and 400-Rabbits continue their discussion on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this second of two parts, the expansion of the Tarascan state, their clashes with Aztecs, and the eventual...||7/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 013 - Tarascans Part 1||Snickeringshadow is interviewed by 400-Rabbits on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this first of two parts, the origin of the Tarascans, their initial settlement in Michoacan, and their rise to power are outlined...||6/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 012 - The Spanish Civil War||AskHistorians Podcast Episode 12: TasfromTAS sits down with Domini_canes and tobbinator to discuss The Spanish Civil War, organizing anarchist movements, fascism, and the drama and horror of war.||6/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 011||Tas interviews Shakespeare-Gurl about a topic that has nothing to do with Shakespeare: Medieval Japan. The Heian period and particularly the "pirates" of that time are covered, along with the Tale of the Heike and some general notes about working with...||5/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 010||AskHistorians at the pub!||5/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast 009||ANZAC Day||4/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 008||Jewish Languages||4/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 007||Roman Government||3/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 006||What Year Is It?||3/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 005||The Aztec Conquest, Part 2||3/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 004||The Aztec Conquest, Part 1||2/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 003||On Human Sacrifice in Mesoamerican Cultures||2/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 002||The Cannibal Convict of Van Diemen's Land||2/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAskHistorians Podcast Episode 001||Welcome to the AskHistorians Podcast, created by the moderators of the largest history forum on the internet, AskHistorians.reddit.com. For the pilot episode, Artrw and Celebreth talk about Julius Caesar.||12/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Great so far, hope it goes well!
I've always loved the AskHIstorians subreddit, but I spend my days listening to podcasts more than I browse the sub. This podcast is a great mashup of the two. The first episode is great, and I hope it continues to stay that way.
Write a title or subj not only an episode #
Other than that, good job
<3 Huge Potential
I like the straight dope, none of them frills and bells. My biggest beef with most fact-based radio shows is their post-production glamorization and their blabber mouth hosts.
This show ain't got that. It's two dudes discussin'.