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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

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By Mandingoski - Jan 01 2020
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Great podcast. Well researched and presented.

Best Historical Podcast

By iustu88 - Aug 15 2019
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This is by far my favorite history podcast, each episode is so interesting and well done.

iTunes Ratings

230 Ratings
Average Ratings
216
7
3
2
2

Phoenix lawyer

By Mandingoski - Jan 01 2020
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Great podcast. Well researched and presented.

Best Historical Podcast

By iustu88 - Aug 15 2019
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This is by far my favorite history podcast, each episode is so interesting and well done.
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The History of the Twentieth Century

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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

Rank #1: 100 These Desert Places of the Earth

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The Great War was by no means restricted to Europe. In this episode, we begin an occasional series examining the war in Africa.

Dec 17 2017

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Rank #2: 001 Age of Empires

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We take a brief look at the world as it is on 1 January 1901--the birthday of the twentieth century.

Sep 13 2015

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Rank #3: 171 Pale Horse, Pale Rider I

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Influenza has plagued the human race for some 12,000 years. It is caused by a virus, an infectious agent barely understood in 1918.

Oct 20 2019

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Rank #4: 176 1919 - Austria-Hungary I

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This first of a three-part series on the end of Austria-Hungary tells the story of the birth of Czechoslovakia.

Dec 08 2019

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Rank #5: 165 You Die Waiting for It

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The end of the war on the Eastern Front and the Italian defeat at Caporetto gave Austria-Hungary a badly needed military respite. But domestically, the country was crumbling, economically, socially, and politically. Discontent has reached critical mass.

Aug 25 2019

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Rank #6: 089 A Good Five-Cent Cigar

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President Wilson pushes through more reform legislation, including the Federal Reserve Act. The outbreak of the Great War creates a financial panic in the US, and Vice President Marshall pines for the days of a really good five-cent cigar.

Sep 17 2017

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Rank #7: 112 The Banana Wars II

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Political instability and mounting foreign debts lead to US military intervention on the island of Hispaniola.

Apr 15 2018

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Rank #8: 136 The Winter of Our Discontent

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With political resentments already high, the deprivations of the harsh winter of 1916-17 cause them to boil over. The Russian Revolution has begun.

Nov 18 2018

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Rank #9: 049 Tales of Old Vienna

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The Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary struggles to remain relevant in the quickly changing nineteenth century.

Oct 02 2016

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Rank #10: 002 A Place in the Sun

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Germany is pretty much a world leader in everything at the beginning of the 20th century. 13 Nobel Prizes in 10 years. Top that, everyone else!

Sep 20 2015

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Rank #11: 175 The Paris Peace Conference

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Before the Allies were ready to negotiate with the Central Powers, they had to have a "pre-meeting" among themselves to establish a common negotiating position. This "pre-meeting" lasted five months.

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #12: 143 Disabling the Russian Colossus

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The Russian Provisional Government had declared a political amnesty that allowed political exiles to return home, notably Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin, who got an assist from the German government.

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #13: 109: I Am Ordering You to Die

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In early 1915, with the Western Front in a stalemate, Winston Churchill becomes the leading voice behind a plan to do an end run around the Germans and knock the Turks out of the war.

Mar 18 2018

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Rank #14: 007 La Belle Époque

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Oct 25 2015

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Rank #15: 149 Passchendaele

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After the failure of the Nivelle Offensive, and with Russia collapsing into chaos, the British Cabinet unleashes Haig, who begins his latest offensive.

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #16: 105 The Action of a Lunatic

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In 1914, Germany and Britain held adjacent colonial territories in East Africa. When the Great War began, Britain attempted to seize German East Africa.

Feb 11 2018

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Rank #17: 050 The Prison of Nations

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We take a look at the convoluted ethnic makeup of Austria-Hungary as well as some of the principal Austrian cultural figures of the time.

Oct 09 2016

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Rank #18: 031 The Ruler of the East

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Russia has 100,000 soldiers in Manchuria, and is pressuring Japan's interests in Korea. When diplomacy fails, Japan launches as surprise attack on the Russian Pacific Squadron at Port Arthur (Liushunkou).

May 08 2016

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Rank #19: 111 The Bulgarian Summer

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By the summer of 1915, both the Central Powers and the Allies were keen to get Bulgaria to join the war on their side. The Central Powers won the bidding war, and Bulgaria became the fourth (and last) member of the Central Powers.

Apr 08 2018

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Rank #20: 172 Pale Horse, Pale Rider II

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The influenza virus that emerged in 1918 was more deadly than was typical for the disease. Because of the Great War, the virus was carried to every corner of the world, including into populations of human beings who had never known the disease before. The death toll was staggering. This epidemic was the deadliest in human history, in terms of absolute number of persons killed.

Oct 27 2019

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001 Age of Empires

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We take a brief look at the world as it is on 1 January 1901--the birthday of the twentieth century.

Sep 13 2015

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002 A Place in the Sun

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Germany is pretty much a world leader in everything at the beginning of the 20th century. 13 Nobel Prizes in 10 years. Top that, everyone else!

Sep 20 2015

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003 Touch Me Not

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This episode looks at the history of the Philippines through the start of the Spanish-American War.

Sep 27 2015

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004 Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

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The United States intervenes in the Cuban revolt against Spain. But what does this mean for the Philippines?

Oct 04 2015

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004s Documents

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Three documents referenced in this week's podcast on the Spanish-American War: The letter from the Spanish ambassador, McKinley's message to Congress, Joint Congressional Resolution.

Oct 07 2015

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005 Islands or Canned Goods

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So, are the US and the Filipino rebels allies or not? When the US and Spain start doing deals, there are no Filipinos at the table.

Oct 11 2015

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005s Documents

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...and imbued with firm confidence in Divine Providence, we hereby mutually bind ourselves to support this Declaration with our lives, our fortunes, and with our most sacred possession, our Honor....

Oct 15 2015

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006 White Man's Burden

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As relations between the Americans and the Filipinos degenerate into open combat, the war to liberate Cuba becomes a war to subjugate the Philippines.

Oct 18 2015

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007 La Belle Époque

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Oct 25 2015

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008 J'Accuse...!

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France at the turn of the century was rocked by the Dreyfus Affair, where an innocent soldier was convicted of treason, and the Army went to incredible lengths in its refusal to acknowledge what became increasingly obvious.

Nov 01 2015

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009 Dark Clouds

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What are cathode rays? X-rays? Radioactivity? How old is the Earth? Inquiring minds want to know. Also, in an age when only men can vote, the greatest scientist of the time is a woman. And Polish. Take that, haters!

Nov 08 2015

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010 Lest We Forget

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Britain is still very much a class-bound society at home and a military power abroad. A look at the state of the Empire in the late 19th century, with a special emphasis on Ireland and South Africa.

Nov 15 2015

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011 Moving Like the Wind

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The British get the war they want with the Boer republics in South Africa, but the Boers turn out to be more than the British can handle. At first.

Nov 22 2015

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012 The Empire Strikes Back

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Frustrated on all fronts, the British mobilize the enormous resources of their Empire in a bid to defeat the Boers once and for all.

Dec 06 2015

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013 The Christian Century

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At the beginning of the 20th century, a fault line develops in Protestantism, especially in the USA, over the role of ancient Scriptures in a modern church.

Dec 13 2015

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014 The Righteous and Harmonious Fists

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A grassroots uprising against foreigners develops in China in 1900, a result of outrage over Chinese territorial concessions and foreign missionary activity.

Dec 20 2015

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015 Taels I Win

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Reinforcements from the Western nations turn the tide in the fight against the Boxers. But will they get to Beijing in time?

Jan 03 2016

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016 Assassin's Creed

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Theodore Roosevelt becomes a war hero, and Vice President of the United States. An anarchist assassin takes the life of the President, William McKinley.

Jan 10 2016

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017 Such a Bully Pulpit

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Theodore Roosevelt becomes President and at once begins turning everything upside down. Scott Joplin writes an opera about it.

Jan 17 2016

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018 The Spectre Haunting Europe

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As working class conditions seem to be getting worse instead of better, a new political movement emerges, advocating intervention on behalf of the poor, oppressed, and disenfranchised.

Jan 24 2016

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iTunes Ratings

230 Ratings
Average Ratings
216
7
3
2
2

Phoenix lawyer

By Mandingoski - Jan 01 2020
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Great podcast. Well researched and presented.

Best Historical Podcast

By iustu88 - Aug 15 2019
Read more
This is by far my favorite history podcast, each episode is so interesting and well done.