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Living and Dying Before Medical Science

Living and Dying Before Medical Science (Part 1)

This is a two-part episode in the series and it discusses living and dying before medical science came of age in human history. Plagued:...

Ep. 163 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

The 1980s witnessed the emergence of fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East and American foreign policy had its part to play in this movement....
russian terror

Ep. 186 – History of Terrorism Part 8: Russian Terrorism Before...

This episode is part of our podcast series on the history of terrorism. In today's episode we tell the story of Russian Terror from 1850 to the Russian Revolution. 
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Ep. 118 – Killers in the Name of God Part 2:...

Before Islamic extremism took hold in the Middle East there was actually a decline in Islam’s influence there as nationalism and political philosophies took...
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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. 113 – History of Terrorism Part 2: The Assassins

During the time of the Crusades, a special group known as the Assassins arose out of the Middle East. They were led by a...
srebrenica massacre

24 Years Ago Today – Srebrenica Massacre

Twenty-four years ago this week the Srebrenica massacre took shape. It stands as one of the darkest shadows in Europe since World War II.
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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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What In the World Is Going On In the Congo and...

This backgrounder on the Congo crisis explains what is going on in the DRC and how we got here. While the government has until January 15, to announce an official election winner many experts fear the nation is about to fall into yet another period of extensive violence and warfare.
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Complete History of India Podcast Series

The complete popular podcast series that tells the story of the History of India is now available to the public again.