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14 Interesting Facts About the Paris Peace Conference – 100 Years...

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the convening of the Paris Peace Conference. This meeting would result in the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended World War I and radically change the shape of world. Many of the assumptions we take for granted about the world today were established at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
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Ep. 109 – History of Terrorism Part 1: The Zealots

The first episode in our new series on the History of Terrorism begins in the 1st century with a group of religious fanatics in Palestine whose activity in revolt against Rome inadvertently brought about the destruction of Jerusalem. The Zealots foreshadowed much of the tactics and extremism seen in terrorist groups today throughout much of the world especially on the front of religious or ideological fanaticism.

Polio – The American Plague

Polio is an ancient disease but in the 20th-century, few plagues better captured the American spirit than polio did. Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks,...
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The Death of Khomeini

I talked about these images from the funeral and death of Ayatollah Khomeini in the podcast episode today. This scene from the funeral procession...
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Ep. 136 – History of Terrorism Part 3: Guy Fawkes &...

This new episode in our history of terrorism podcast series looks at tyrannicide, the religious wars of Europe and the famous Guy Fawkes Gunpowder...
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Ep. 188 – Things You Might Not Know About the Founding...

This is a peak into things you might not know about the founding fathers and really about the weirdness of the founding fathers.
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When President Woodrow Wilson Got the Flu

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson ran for reelection on the slogan, “He Kept Us Out of War.” It was a reference to World War...
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Ep. 171 – History of Terrorism Part 5: Secret Societies

From the Illuminati to 9/11 conspiracy theories, secret societies and the paranoia they inspire are key pieces to the history of terrorism.

Ep. 161 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

This episode looks at the beginning of American foreign policy in the Middle East starting around the end of World War II. JB shows how American foreign policy was launched by a clique of amateurs and adventurers in Washington D.C. during this time period. Their games and manipulations in the newly independent states of the post war Middle East helped launch the region into instability and corruption.
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Ep. 195 – History of Terrorism: Irish Terrorism

My podcast series on the History of Terrorism continues with the story of Irish Terrorism. This episode looks at the origins of the conflict between the Irish and the British and moves through the 19th century and all the way to Michael Collins and the Irish Free State.