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Revolutions

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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3.50- The Second Coalition

While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

33mins

7 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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7.02- Order and Liberty

The foundations of the July Monarchy were thin and shallow.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

41mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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10.37- The General Strike

That time everyone stayed home from work.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions. 

34mins

22 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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10.38- The Days of Freedom

The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.

40mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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10.1- The International Working Men's Association

In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association. 

31mins

20 May 2019

Rank #5

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3.29- The Purge of the Girondins

On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.

32mins

8 Mar 2015

Rank #6

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5.15- The Centaur of the Plains

In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. 

42mins

19 Sep 2016

Rank #7

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5.18- Liberation

On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela.  http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com/

42mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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7.15- Slaves No More

On your feet, Magyar, the homeland calls! The time is here, now or never! Shall we be slaves or free? This is the question, choose your answer.

37mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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4.06- The Second Commission

The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

38mins

18 Jan 2016

Rank #10

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7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs

The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin.

37mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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1.11- The Crowning Mercy

Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

29mins

24 Nov 2013

Rank #12

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10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin

Mikhail Bakunin circumnavigated the globe and came back convinced that coercive authority was the pits.  Direct Link: 10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions

29mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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10.11- War and Peace

This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist

31mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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The Flight of Emperor Palpatine

Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice. 

3mins

25 Nov 2014

Rank #15

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8.6- The Commune

The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.  

39mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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9.19- The Conventionists

In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico.  Sponsor: Care/Of

40mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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7.19- The June Days

In June 1848, France discovered class conflict.  Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm Subscribe to Hardcore History Addendum

39mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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5.12- The Desired One

The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 

36mins

29 Aug 2016

Rank #19

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3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars

After the Flight to Varennes, populist agistators in Paris called for an end to the monarchy, leading to a bloody confrontation in July 1791. Coming Dec 14: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

30mins

8 Dec 2014

Rank #20