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Ep. 191 – Islamic Revolution: History of Iran and the Next...

This is part 3 in my podcast series on the History of Iran and the Next War. Today we pick up after the 1953 coup and follow the story through to the 1979 Islamic Revolution - which ended up changing the world we all live in. 

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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Ep. 117 – Killers in the Name of God – Part...

This is part 1 of the three part podcast series that look at the history of Islamic Extremism. JB Shreve looks at the early history...

Resources on the Great Partition

This week's episode features the story of the Great Partition of India and Pakistan. When recounting significant tragedies like this, if you are like...
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Puerto Rico History and Its Strange Relationship with the US

You've heard about the protests but what do you know about Puerto Rico's history? Ever heard of the insular cases? What about when American scientists tested birth control pills on poor Puerto Rican women?
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Ep. 189 – The History of Iran and the Next War:...

This is part 1 in my podcast series covering the history of Iran. We move from the ancient history of Persia up to the Pahlavi dynasty and World War II in this episode. 
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Ep. 176 – History of Terrorism Part 6: White Terrorism in...

Our podcast series on the History of Terrorism continues. This 2 part podcast episode looks at White Terrorism in the south after the Civil War. Be prepared for a look at a shameful American history you have probably never heard or considered. America's part in the history of terrorism did not start at 9/11. It started in the 19th century and it helps explain a lot of the domestic issues today.
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Ep. 171 – History of Terrorism Part 4: The Reign of...

In this latest episode in our History of Terrorism podcast series we look at "The Reign of Terror" in the French Revolution. This event set the stage for future terrorists like Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong who used purist ideology and the powers of the state to reign down unprecedented horrors on their people.
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Ep. 119 – Killers in the Name of God Part...

By the 1980s nationalism and political philosophies had failed the former Islamic world of the Middle East. Into this vacuum stepped Islamic extremist ideologies...
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Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics

If you are curious about the history of disease and where today's coronavirus pandemic fits into that story then you will not want to miss this series!