Rank #1: Versus History #14 - Weimar Republic 1924-1929
In this exciting episode, Patrick contends that the achievements of the Weimar Republic 1924-1929 were temporal, precarious and built on shaky foundations. On the contrary, Elliott argues that we should view the achievements of Weimar between 1924-1929 in a more positive light.
Feb 08 2018
Rank #2: Versus History #53 - American Revolutionary War
In this episode, Patrick (@historychappy) explains three key reasons for the defeat that everyone should be aware of, while Elliott (@thelibrarian6) asks the questions.
Nov 16 2018
Rank #3: Versus History #80 - American Civil War
Aug 18 2019
Rank #4: Versus History #31 - Eleanor of Aquitaine
In this '15 Minute Frenzy' episode, our resident medievalist Conal Smith (@prohistoricman) answers every question that Co-Editors Patrick (@historychappy) & Elliott (@thelibrarian6) can throw at him in that time.
Jun 08 2018
Rank #5: Versus History #26 - Causes of the American Revolution 1775-1783
What caused this rupture between Britain and America? In this episode, Patrick (@historychappy) discusses the role played by the settlers themselves and enlightenment thinking in the 18th century, while Elliott (@thelibrarian6) discusses the role played by British legislation, the Patriots and the end of 'Salutary Neglect' in 1763. Contributor Conal (@prohistoricman) suggests that tea and taxation also had a significant part to play. After all, everyone has heard of the Boston Tea Party!
May 04 2018
Rank #6: Versus History #78 - Mussolini & Fascist Italy in WW2
Jun 15 2019
Rank #7: Versus History #60 - King Richard III
In this episode, Rachel Aryton from the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester joins us for an interview on all things King Richard. Was Richard really a terrible King? Did Richard murder his nephews? What caused the Wars of the Roses? Why did the Battle of Bosworth happen? Why did Richard lose? Why should you visit the Richard III Museum in Leicester? Find out the answers to all of these key questions in this Podcast!
Jan 18 2019
Rank #8: Versus History #22 - Hitler's Nazi Party after the Munich Putsch, 1924-1929
Which of these changes was the most significant? In this episode, Patrick (@historychappy) and Elliott (@thelibrarian6) discuss each of them, offering insight and analysis.
Apr 07 2018
Rank #9: Versus History #33 - Skateboarding
In this episode, Elliott (@thelibrarian6) discusses the history of skateboarding in a '15 Minute Frenzy', with Patrick (@historychappy) asking the questions.
Jun 23 2018
Rank #10: Versus History #77 - Rise of Benito Mussolini
Jun 08 2019
Rank #11: Versus History #50 - Superman
In this episode, Elliott (@thelibrarian6) answers a broad array of questions from Patrick (@historychappy) and Conal (@prohistoricman) on Superman.
Oct 26 2018
Rank #12: Versus History #57 - Blowing Up The Nazis
Our ever-expanding library of books and podcasts just welcomed another addition. Elliott (that’s L. Watson) has written an extraordinary book that explores elements of Nazi history that are so far from common knowledge as to render them astonishing. Throughout the chapters of Blowing up the Nazis, Elliott reveals remarkable histories that range from über violent SA leader, Ernst Röhm, being a gay rights activist, Coca Cola using the swastika in their marketing, and the ‘Hitler salute’ actually being part of the American ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ ceremony.
If you are in any way interested in discovering more than you ever knew about the Nazis, then this book is for you. Blowing up the Nazis: What you didn’t know will blow your mind. Available in paperback and ebook on Amazon.
Dec 14 2018
Rank #13: Versus History #20 - Hitler, Nazi Germany & Unemployment 1933-1939
In this episode, we welcome back Patrick (@historychappy), who argues that the Nazis were not as successful as they claimed. Elliott (@thelibrarian6) argues that the Nazis were largely successful in providing employment. Conal (@prohistoricman) hosts the debate and chimes in with valuable insight.
Mar 23 2018
Rank #14: Versus History #32 - British Rail 1948-1997
In this '15 Minute Frenzy', Patrick (@historychappy) discusses why he has a passion for British Rail, while Elliott (@thelibrarian6) peppers him with questions.
Jun 16 2018
Rank #15: Versus History #58 - Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916
Dec 21 2018
Rank #16: Versus History #17 - Hitler's Journey from Chancellor to Fuhrer
In this episode, Elliott (@thelibrarian) argues in favour of the Enabling Act of 1933, while Patrick (@historychappy) argues that it was the death of President Hindenburg in 1934 that allowed Hitler unchecked power. Special guest Conal (@prohistoricman) argues that it was the mechanisms of the Nazi 'Police State' which mainly enabled Hitler to become Fuhrer.
Please note, this episode was recorded live in a Cafe. As such, there may be some ambient noise - hopefully this adds a degree of organic flavour to proceedings!
Mar 02 2018
Rank #17: Versus History #8 - Pearl Harbor
World War Two resulted in seismic shifts in American foreign and domestic policy and helped to shape the future of not only America, but also the wider-world in which we all live today.
In this exciting episode of Versus History, Elliott (@thelibrarian6) argues that Pearl Harbor's most significant impact was on American foreign policy, while Patrick (@historychappy) argues that it had an even bigger impact on America's domestic destiny.
Dec 09 2017
Rank #18: Versus History #82 - Victorian Freak Shows
Oct 17 2019
Rank #19: Versus History #73 - Stalin's Five-Year Plans
May 10 2019
Rank #20: Versus History #16 - Hitler & The Great Depression
In this episode, Elliott argues that the Great Depression was the ultimate cause, while Patrick contends that other factors within the unique context of the Depression should be considered as paramount.
Feb 23 2018