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

10.39- The End of Part I
Apr 05 2020 39 mins  
Maybe if Nicholas hadn't been so set on rejecting the verdict of 1905, there wouldn't be a Part II to look forward to.

10.38- The Days of Freedom
Mar 29 2020 40 mins  
The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.

10.37- The General Strike
Mar 22 2020 34 mins  
That time everyone stayed home from work. Sponsor:

10.36- The Bulygin Constitution
Mar 15 2020 32 mins  
When you think you're out in the front of the pack, but really you're being lapped. Sponsor:

10.35- Sinking Ships
Mar 09 2020 32 mins  
When you pray for a miracle and all God sends is a metaphor. Voyage of the Damned Video Battle of Tsushima Video

10.34- The Wave of Protest
Mar 02 2020 34 mins  
Bloody Sunday triggered the largest popular protests the Russian Empire had ever seen. sponsor:

10.33- Bloody Sunday
Feb 24 2020 45 mins  
When people are crying out for help, maybe don't murder them in the streets. Sponsor:

10.32- The Union of Liberation
Feb 17 2020 32 mins  
The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904. Sponsor:

10.31- A Big Mistake
Feb 10 2020 31 mins  
What happens when you think victory will be easy, defeat will be catastrophic...and then you start to lose?

10.30- The SRs
Feb 03 2020 32 mins  
When you can't decide whether to cultivate the revolutionary potential of the peasants or assassinate government officials, the SRs say: why not both?

10.29- Bolsheviks and Mensheviks
Jan 27 2020 30 mins  
When you have a majority, flaunt it.

10.28- The Spark
Jan 20 2020 30 mins  
To build a fire one first needs a spark.

Revolutions Podcast Update- The End Is Nigh?
Jan 19 2020 5 mins  
Is the end nigh? Not really. But it will be soon!

10.27- Coming Together Drifting Apart
Dec 23 2019 32 mins  
As factional disputes arose, radical Russians attempt to forge larger alliances. sponsor:

10.26- The Far East
Dec 16 2019 30 mins  
In the 1890s Russia expanded its influence in the far east, which put them on a collision course with Japan. Sponsor:

10.25- Senseless Dreams
Dec 09 2019 33 mins  
Someone was having senseless dreams alright.

10.24- The Union of Struggle for The Emancipation of the Working Class
Dec 02 2019 28 mins  
Relationship Status: Lenin, Plekhanov, and Martov are all on the same side. This won't always be the case. Sponsor:

10.23- On Agitation
Nov 25 2019 30 mins  
Why propagandize when you can agitate? Sponsor:

10.22- Vladimir and Nadya
Nov 18 2019 31 mins  
The great Marxist meet cute. Sponsor:

10.21- The Socialist Revolutionaries
Nov 10 2019 32 mins  
Narodism didn't die after 1881. It just went into hibernation. sponsor:

10.20- The Liberal Tradition (Such As It Is)
Nov 04 2019 29 mins  
If it's not radical and it's not reactionary, it must be liberal. sponsor:

10.19- Nicky and Alix
Oct 21 2019 29 mins  
When Nicky met Alix... Link to the Pax Britannica Interview Link to the Eastern Border Interview Sponsor:

10.18- The Witte System
Oct 14 2019 25 mins  
If your nascent bourgeoisie isn't big enough or rich enough to industrialize your Empire, just call Sergei Witte. He'll know what to do.

10.17- The Emancipation of Labor Group
Oct 07 2019 34 mins  
Everyone know Marxism isn't applicable to Russia. What my theory presupposes is...what if it did? sponsor:

10.16- The Russian Colony
Sep 30 2019 31 mins  
Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar.

10.15- The Tsar Must Die
Sep 23 2019 31 mins  
Kids today have no respect. Sponsor:

10.14- The Tsar Liberator
Sep 16 2019 26 mins  
After the disaster of the Crimean War, it was time for an era of Great Reform. Sponsor:

10.13- Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality
Sep 09 2019 30 mins  
Really missed a chance to call this episode "The Three Pillars of Russian Absolutism. Come hang out with us at

10.12- The Decembrists
Aug 26 2019 31 mins  
In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists. Sponsor:

10.11- War and Peace
Aug 19 2019 31 mins  
This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist

10.10- The Russian Empire
Aug 05 2019 33 mins  
Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.

10.9- The Third Rome
Jul 28 2019 31 mins  
Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!

10.8- The Red And The Black
Jul 07 2019 31 mins  
In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin.

10.7- Paris Commune Revisited
Jul 01 2019 30 mins  
Wherein we revisit the Paris Commune.

10.6- True Liberty, True Equality, and True Fraternity
Jun 24 2019 32 mins  
All Mikhail Bakunin wanted was a world without bosses. Sponsor:

10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin
Jun 17 2019 29 mins  
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:

10.4- Historical Materialism
Jun 10 2019 33 mins  
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles? Come see us: Intelligent Speech Conference

10.3- The Three Pillars of Marxism.
Jun 03 2019 30 mins  
According to Lenin, Karl Marx was, "the genius who continued and consummated the three main ideological currents of the 19th century, as represented by the three most advanced countries of mankind: classical German philosophy, classical English political economy, and French socialism combined with French revolutionary doctrines in general.” Come see us in NY: Intelligent Speech Conference.

10.2- The Adventures of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
May 27 2019 31 mins  
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels dreamed of revolution. But what happens when the revolution comes and then goes? Sponsor: Recommendation: The Once and Future King

10.1- The International Working Men's Association
May 20 2019 31 mins  
In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association.

Revolutions Podcast Update
May 13 2019 10 mins  
A Revolutions Podcast Update. Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!

9.27- The Institutional Revolution
Mar 12 2019 73 mins  
The winds have now swept Mexico. To what end? I'll be in Copenhagen: CPH:DOX March 26

9.26- The Last Caudillo
Mar 04 2019 39 mins  
It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor:

9.25- Loyalty and Betrayal
Feb 25 2019 36 mins  
In 1918 and 1919, it was hard to tell whether the Mexican Revolution was heating up or cooling down. Sponsor:

9.24- Swinging From A Tree
Feb 17 2019 35 mins  
In 1917, Villa said he would fight on until Carranza was swinging from a tree. Sponsor:

9.23- The Constitution of 1917
Feb 11 2019 36 mins  
In 1917 Mexico got a new constitution. sponsor:

9.22- The Punitive Expedition
Feb 04 2019 37 mins  
In March 1916, the United States invaded Mexico. Again. Dome and Bedlam: Ep. 27 Mike Duncan Unscripted Baseball Content Sponsor Link:

9.21- Death To The Gringos
Jan 27 2019 36 mins  
In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos. Sponsor link:

9.20- The Guns of Veracruz
Jan 21 2019 37 mins  
Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris. Sponsor:

9.19- The Conventionists
Jan 14 2019 40 mins  
In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico. Sponsor: Care/Of

9.18- The Fall of Huerta
Dec 17 2018 38 mins  
In the summer of 1914, the armies of Obregón, Villa, and Zapata drove Huerta into exile.

9.17- The Occupation of Veracruz
Dec 10 2018 37 mins  
In April 1914 the United States invaded Mexico. Get 30% off The Storm Before the Storm: Use 30ROME at Checkout Sponsor Link:

9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa
Dec 03 2018 40 mins  
Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.

9.15- The Constitutionalists
Nov 26 2018 41 mins  
Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor:

9.14- The Ten Tragic Days
Nov 19 2018 35 mins  
Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting.

9.13- The Plan of Ayala
Nov 12 2018 39 mins  
After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends.

9.12- No Peace
Nov 04 2018 19 mins  
After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.

9.11- Not Quite President Madero
Oct 29 2018 40 mins  
In the summer of 1911, Francisco Madero was not quite President. And that was a bit of a problem. sponsor:

9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost
Oct 22 2018 33 mins  
How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato

SBTS Epilogue- The Failure of the Sullan Constitution
Oct 16 2018 37 mins  
Sulla died believing he had saved the Roman Republic. Boy was he ever wrong. Can you do any better? Can You Save The Roman Republic? Check out the book:

9.09- The Tiger
Oct 14 2018 39 mins  
In the spring of 1911, Francisco Madero unleashed the tiger. Let's see if he can control it. Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Can You Save The Republic? Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlanta -- The Carter Library (hosted by A Capella Books)

9.08- The Plan of San Luis
Oct 08 2018 39 mins  
Francisco Madero had a plan, but it didn't really work. Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Can You Save The Republic? Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlanta -- The Carter Library (hosted by A Capella Books) Come! It's fun! Sponsor:

9.07- Morelos
Sep 24 2018 37 mins  
Welcome to Morelos. I'd like to introduce you to your host, Emiliano Zapata. Sponsor: Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlanta -- The Carter Library (hosted by A Capella Books) Come! It's fun!

9.06- The Presidential Succession of 1910
Sep 17 2018 41 mins  
After Porfirio Diaz said he welcomed a democratic opposition, many foolishly took him at his word. Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlanta -- The Carter Library (hosted by A Capella Books) Come! It's fun! Sponsor:

9.05- The Creelman Interview
Sep 10 2018 39 mins  
Just as Mexico was being kicked around by an economic crisis, Porfirio Diaz dropped a political bombshell. Sponsor:

9.04- The Porfiriato
Sep 03 2018 39 mins  
Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico for so long they named a whole section of Mexican history after him. Sponsor:

9.03- Mexico
Aug 27 2018 46 mins  
In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable. Sponsor:

9.02- The Cry of Dolores
Aug 20 2018 46 mins  
In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores.

9.01- New Spain
Aug 12 2018 36 mins  
Just by way of refresher, since I know everyone took such good notes during episode 5.1 and 5.2 sponsor:

8.8- The Bloody Week
Jun 25 2018 42 mins  
The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week. Sponsor link:

8.7- Year 79
Jun 17 2018 33 mins  
🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶

8.6- The Commune
Jun 13 2018 39 mins  
The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.

8.5- The Cannons
Jun 04 2018 39 mins  
On March 18, 1871 the government of Adolphe Thiers attempted to seize control of the National Guard's cannons. It didn't go well. Fundraiser!

8.4- The Siege of Paris
May 28 2018 41 mins  
You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats. Fundraiser!

8.3- The Government of National Defence
May 20 2018 40 mins  
In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution. Remember:

8.2- The Franco-Prussian War
May 13 2018 38 mins  
Napoleon III hoped a war with Prussia would save his Empire. Instead it destroyed his Empire. Remember: Hardball Times Article: Shohei Ohtani, The Bambino, and Bullet Joe This Week In Baseball History: Episode 47 - Leon Day Plays Two Ways

8.1- The Second French Empire
May 06 2018 41 mins  
First as tragedy, then as farce. Fundraiser: Sponsor:

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Apr 30 2018 6 mins  
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7.33- What the Heck Just Happened
Apr 30 2018 40 mins  
Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848

7.32- The Bitter End
Mar 25 2018 43 mins  
The bitter end of the Revolutions of 1848 arrived in the summer of 1849. Visit Audible! Recs: The Storm Before the Storm (duh) and 30 Greatest Orchestral Workd

7.31- The Assembly of the Damned
Mar 19 2018 40 mins  
As the walls close in on the Revolutions of 1848, the final loose ends will be ground up by millstones, but still stamp the future with fertile soil to grow new liberty trees.

7.30- The Crown From the Gutter
Mar 11 2018 36 mins  
Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.

7.29- The New Emperor
Mar 05 2018 36 mins  
In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor.

7.28- Prince President Bonaparte
Feb 26 2018 42 mins  
In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France.

7.27- The Flight of the Pope
Feb 19 2018 42 mins  
In November 1848, the Pope took flight.

7.26- The Battle For Vienna
Feb 12 2018 39 mins  
After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.

7.25- The Parliament of Professors
Feb 05 2018 39 mins  
The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment.

7.24- The Turn of The Tide
Jan 31 2018 35 mins  
In the summer of 1848, the forces of counter-revolution began to get the upper hand in central Europe.

7.23- The First War of Italian Independence
Jan 22 2018 41 mins  
On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria.

7.22- The April Laws
Jan 14 2018 33 mins  
In April 1848, the Hungarians won the right to national self-government. But what about the other nations of the Kingdom of Hungary?

7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down
Jan 08 2018 43 mins  
The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.

7.20- Where Do You Draw The Line?
Dec 25 2017 43 mins  
With German unification on the way, the question became who exactly was going to be unified anyway? Give a Gift Get A Gift:

7.19- The June Days
Dec 18 2017 39 mins  
In June 1848, France discovered class conflict. Give a Gift Get A Gift: Subscribe to Hardcore History Addendum

7.18- Democracy In Action
Dec 04 2017 42 mins  
The Provisional Government of France wanted a political revolution NOT a social revolution. Direct Link: Give a Gift Get A Gift: Tour! 12/4/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Barnes & Noble -- The Grove, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/5/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Book Passage, 6:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/6/17 PORTLAND, OR Powell's Books, 7:30 PM Back where it all began 12/7/17 SEATTLE, WA Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing

7.17- The Five Days of Milan
Nov 26 2017 42 mins  
In March 1848, both Milan and Venice revolted against Austrian rule. Order the Storm Before The Storm: West Coast Tour:

7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs
Nov 20 2017 37 mins  
The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin.

7.15- Slaves No More
Nov 15 2017 37 mins  
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.

7.14- The Fall of Metternich
Nov 06 2017 38 mins  
On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell. We did it! New York Times Bestseller List

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Oct 30 2017 63 mins  
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The Calm Before the Storm Before the Storm
Oct 23 2017 8 mins  
The Storm Before the Storm is finally here! Find me on tour: 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch! 10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, 7:00 PM In Conversation with Jared Yates Sexton 10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 10/27/17 PHILADELPHIA, PA Barnes & Noble -- Rittenhouse Square, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 10/28/17 WASHINGTON DC, DC Politics & Prose, 1:00 PM Oh nothing but living out a childhood fantasy 11/4/17 MADISON, WI Wisconsin Book Festival: Wisconsin Historical Society, 10:30 AM Reading + Signing 11/9/17 MILWAUKEE, WI Boswell Books, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 11/16/17 CHICAGO, IL Barnes & Noble -- Skokie Old Orchard, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 11/17/17 CHICAGO, IL Seminary Co-Op, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/4/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Barnes & Noble -- The Grove, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/5/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Book Passage, 6:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/6/17 PORTLAND, OR Powell's Books, 7:30 PM Back where it all began 12/7/17 SEATTLE, WA Elliott Bay Book Company, Time TBD Reading + Signing

7.13- The Spectre of The French Revolution
Oct 16 2017 30 mins  
There is a spectre haunting Europe.... 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch! 10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton 10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 10/27/17 PHILADELPHIA, PA Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse Square, Time TBD Reading + Signing 10/28/17 WASHINGTON DC, DC Politics & Prose, 1:00 PM Oh nothing, just living out a childhood fantasy

7.12- The Provisional Government
Oct 09 2017 36 mins  
In 1848 there would be no replacing one Bourbon with another. 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch! 10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton 10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 10/27/17 PHILADELPHIA, PA Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse Square, Time TBD Reading + Signing 10/28/17 WASHINGTON DC, DC Politics & Prose, 1:00 PM Oh nothing, just living out a childhood fantasy

7.11- The Last King of the French
Oct 02 2017 39 mins  
In February 1848 the National Guard had finally had enough of the July Monarchy Book Tour! 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch! 10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton 10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 10/27/17 PHILADELPHIA, PA Barnes & Noble Rittenhouse Square, Time TBD Reading + Signing 10/28/17 WASHINGTON DC, DC Politics & Prose, 2:00 PM Oh nothing, just living out a childhood fantasy

7.10- The Banquets
Sep 25 2017 39 mins  
In 1847 and 1848 opposition leaders spent good money to eat bad food while listening to bad speeches. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.09- The Pope and the King
Sep 18 2017 39 mins  
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7.08- The Political Question
Sep 04 2017 46 mins  
Do you want a constitution? Well, too bad. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.07- The Hungry Forties
Aug 27 2017 32 mins  
The mid-1840s were a rotten time. Tides of History Interview History Fangirl Interview Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.06- The Kingdom of Hungary
Aug 23 2017 39 mins  
1000 years of Hungarian history in 38 minutes. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.05- Risorgimento
Aug 13 2017 37 mins  
In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million

7.04- The Austrian Empire
Aug 07 2017 43 mins  
It may not be Holy or Roman anymore, but it was still an Empire... Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

7.03- The German Confederation
Jul 31 2017 32 mins  
The long road to Germany has begun.

The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy
Jul 27 2017 55 mins  
Audio excerpt from The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan. Forthcoming Oct. 24, 2017. Pre-order a copy today! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million Or visit us at:

7.02- Order and Liberty
Jul 24 2017 41 mins  
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

7.01- The Volcano
Jul 17 2017 40 mins  
In January 1848 Europe was sleeping on a volcano. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

6.08e- The June Rebellion
May 29 2017 34 mins  
In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song.

6.08d- The Carbonari
May 22 2017 41 mins  
In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

6.08c- Metternich
May 15 2017 34 mins  
After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe. Sponsor:

6.08b- The Belgian Revolution
May 08 2017 35 mins  
In 1830, the Belgians said we don't want to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anymore.

6.8a- The Fait Accompli of 1830
Apr 30 2017 34 mins  
What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution? Sponsor Link:

6.07- The Last King of France
Apr 24 2017 48 mins  
King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight.

6.06- The Duc d'Orleans
Apr 17 2017 23 mins  
Time to get this piece on the board.

6.05- The Barricades
Apr 10 2017 38 mins  
On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution.

6.04- Stop The Presses
Apr 02 2017 39 mins  
On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began.

6.03- Help Yourself And Heaven Will Help You
Mar 26 2017 40 mins  
In early 1830 King Charles X tried to beat back the liberal opposition. Instead they came back stronger than ever.

6.02- Charles The Simple
Mar 20 2017 35 mins  
After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting.

6.01- The Chain of Time
Mar 13 2017 45 mins  
After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored.

5.27- The Labyrinth
Feb 13 2017 44 mins  
In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.

5.26- Out the Window
Feb 05 2017 34 mins  
On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.

5.25- The Tangled Swords
Jan 30 2017 32 mins  
At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez.

5.24- The Republic of Bolivar
Jan 23 2017 38 mins  
In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia.

5.23- Ayacucho
Jan 16 2017 36 mins  
Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.

5.22- The Guayaquil Conference
Dec 12 2016 32 mins  
Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822

5.21- The Third Sister
Dec 04 2016 30 mins  
In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. Sponsor Link: Harrys Razors

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Nov 23 2016 2 mins  
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5.20- The Sea Wolf
Nov 21 2016 40 mins  
Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru.

5.19- The Army of the Andes
Nov 14 2016 36 mins  
José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes.

5.18- Liberation
Nov 07 2016 42 mins  
On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela.

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5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor
Oct 24 2016 40 mins  
Do not buy land in Poyais.

5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road
Oct 09 2016 37 mins  
In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. .

5.16- Over The Mountains
Oct 02 2016 39 mins  
In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all.

5.15- The Centaur of the Plains
Sep 19 2016 42 mins  
In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same.

5.14- El Jefe Supremo
Sep 12 2016 36 mins  
With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.

5.13- The Letter From Jamaica
Sep 05 2016 46 mins  
Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.

5.12- The Desired One
Aug 29 2016 36 mins  
The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence.

5.11- The Legions of Hell
Aug 22 2016 41 mins  
In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty.

5.10- War To The Death
Aug 15 2016 44 mins  
Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813.

5.09- God's Divine Wrath
Aug 07 2016 41 mins  
Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic.

5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock
Jul 25 2016 43 mins  
in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home.

5.07- The First Cry For Liberty
Jul 18 2016 33 mins  
Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain.

5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne
Jul 11 2016 42 mins  
In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

5.05- The Leander Expedition
Jul 03 2016 42 mins  
1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying.

5.04- The Prince of Caracas
Jun 26 2016 37 mins  
Enter Bolívar.

5.03- The Precursors
Jun 20 2016 44 mins  
After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda.

5.02- New Granada
Jun 12 2016 42 mins  
After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

5.01- The Conquest
Jun 06 2016 45 mins  
After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set.

4.19- The History of Haiti
Apr 17 2016 104 mins  
1806-Present. Enjoy.

4.18- Death to the French
Apr 11 2016 38 mins  
After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French.

4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence
Apr 03 2016 8 mins  
Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

4.17- Independence
Apr 03 2016 39 mins  
The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

4.16- Dying Like Flies
Mar 28 2016 37 mins  
In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery.

4.15- The Leclerc Expedition
Mar 21 2016 39 mins  
With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

4.14- The Constitution of 1801
Mar 14 2016 40 mins  
In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused.

4.13- The War of Knives
Mar 07 2016 38 mins  
From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue.

4.12- Toussaint's Clause
Feb 29 2016 37 mins  
Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

4.11- To Attempt the Impossible
Feb 22 2016 33 mins  
In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

4.10- The Third Commission
Feb 15 2016 39 mins  
By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

4.09- What The Future Will Bring
Feb 08 2016 39 mins  
From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

4.08- The Tricolor Commission
Feb 01 2016 38 mins  
In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

4.07- The Citizens of June 20
Jan 25 2016 36 mins  
Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

4.06- The Second Commission
Jan 18 2016 38 mins  
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.

4.05- The Citizens of April 4
Jan 11 2016 38 mins  
With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792.

4.04- Three Revolts
Jan 04 2016 36 mins  
First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

4.03- Free and Equal
Dec 21 2015 38 mins  
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

4.02- The Web of Tension
Dec 14 2015 38 mins  
Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link:

4.01- Saint-Domingue
Dec 07 2015 37 mins  
The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

3.55- The Retrospective
Nov 26 2015 55 mins  
One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

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Oct 12 2015 4 mins  
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3.54- The Empire
Sep 27 2015 30 mins  
Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan

3.53- The Consulate
Sep 27 2015 27 mins  
After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804.

3.52- There is Your Man
Sep 21 2015 36 mins  
And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: Me on Twitter:

3.51- The Coup of Prairial
Sep 14 2015 36 mins  
When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown. Hey look I'm on Twitter:

3.50- The Second Coalition
Sep 07 2015 33 mins  
While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

3.49- The Egyptian Expedition
Aug 31 2015 41 mins  
In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home.

3.48- The Coup of Floreal
Aug 24 2015 35 mins  
The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt.

3.47- The Directorial Terror
Aug 17 2015 39 mins  
After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot. Sponsor Link:

3.46- The Coup of Fructidor
Aug 09 2015 40 mins  
After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.

3.45- The Fall of Mantua
Aug 03 2015 35 mins  
Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December. sponsor link:

3.44- The War Feeds Itself
Jul 20 2015 38 mins  
Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Sponsor Link:

3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals
Jul 13 2015 36 mins  
The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k

3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot
Jul 05 2015 34 mins  
When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.

3.41- Bread and the Constitution of 1793
Jun 28 2015 35 mins  
That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.

3.40- The Frozen Rivers
Jun 22 2015 35 mins  
The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!

3.39- The Death of the Jacobins
Jun 14 2015 20 mins  
After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

3.38- Thermidor
Jun 08 2015 32 mins  
The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

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Jun 08 2015 3 mins  
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3.37- The Republic of Virtue
Jun 01 2015 36 mins  
If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, amid revolution it is at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is impotent.

3.36- The Liquidation Process
May 24 2015 35 mins  
In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children. sponsor link:

3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire
May 18 2015 36 mins  
At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

3.34c- Citizen Genet
May 11 2015 18 mins  
Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link:

3.34b- Phillippe Egalite
Apr 27 2015 16 mins  
Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link:

3.34a- The Republican Calendar
Apr 20 2015 15 mins  
In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

3.34- Saturn's Children
Apr 12 2015 31 mins  
In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.

3.33- The Geography of Terror
Apr 05 2015 35 mins  
In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror. sponsor:

3.32- The Committee of Public Safety
Mar 29 2015 32 mins  
In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.

3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux
Mar 23 2015 34 mins  
In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.

3.30- The 250th Episode
Mar 16 2015 74 mins  
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3.29- The Purge of the Girondins
Mar 08 2015 32 mins  
On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.

3.28- Provincial Revolt
Mar 01 2015 30 mins  
In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor:

3.27- Advance and Retreat
Feb 16 2015 35 mins  
After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts.

3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI
Feb 08 2015 37 mins  
King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.

3.25- The National Convention
Feb 01 2015 20 mins  
The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats. Sponsor:

3.24- The September Massacres
Jan 26 2015 36 mins  
With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates.

3.23- The Insurrection of August 10th
Jan 19 2015 33 mins  
On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy. Store: Sponsor:

3.22- War
Jan 12 2015 31 mins  
In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Store:

3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand
Jan 04 2015 19 mins  

3.21- The Legislative Assembly
Dec 21 2014 34 mins  
The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war. Fundraiser Store:

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Dec 15 2014 14 mins  
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3.20- The Constitution of 1791
Dec 15 2014 32 mins  
As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power.

3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars
Dec 08 2014 30 mins  
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:

The Flight of Emperor Palpatine
Nov 25 2014 3 mins  
Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice.

3.18- The Flight to Varennes
Nov 24 2014 30 mins  
In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes. Sponsor link:

3.17- A Temporary Summit
Nov 17 2014 32 mins  
After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided.

3.16- The Society of 1789
Nov 10 2014 30 mins  
In the leadup to the great Fête de la Fédération, the Marquis de Lafayette and a group of liberal nobles began to direct the course of the Revolution.

3.15- The Rise of the Jacobins
Nov 03 2014 31 mins  
After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda.

3.14- The Women's March on Versailles
Oct 27 2014 30 mins  
In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution. Sponsor Link:

3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Oct 19 2014 6 mins  

3.13- The Rights of Man
Oct 19 2014 31 mins  
After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions.

3.12- The Great Fear
Oct 13 2014 30 mins  
After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789.

3.11- The Fall of the Bastille
Oct 06 2014 31 mins  
On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.

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Sep 29 2014 1 mins  
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3.10- The Tennis Court Oath
Sep 22 2014 30 mins  
On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. Sponsor link:

3.9- What is the Third Estate?
Sep 15 2014 32 mins  
The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten.

3.8- The Day of the Tiles
Sep 08 2014 26 mins  
The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence.

3.7- The Séance Royale
Aug 31 2014 26 mins  

3.6- The Stately Quadrille
Aug 25 2014 28 mins  
Round and round and round it goes...

3.5- The Assembly of Notables
Aug 17 2014 25 mins  
King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail.

3.4- Necker and the Necklace
Aug 10 2014 26 mins  
Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.

3.3- Resistance to Reform
Aug 03 2014 27 mins  
As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn.

3.2-The Broken Regime
Jul 20 2014 28 mins  
The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.

3.1- The Three Estates
Jul 14 2014 27 mins  
The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.

3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
Jul 14 2014 5 mins  
Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?

2.15a- The Bill of Rights
May 25 2014 3 mins  
Hang them on the wall of every classroom.

2.15- The Rising Sun
May 25 2014 36 mins  
The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.

2.14- The Critical Period
May 18 2014 29 mins  
Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them.

2.13- The Articles of Confederation
May 12 2014 27 mins  
As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.

2.12- Yorktown
May 04 2014 27 mins  
Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence.

2.11- Tarleton's Quarter
Apr 27 2014 30 mins  
Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp.

2.10- Turning South
Apr 22 2014 26 mins  
The Episode That Wouldn't Die.

2.9- Valley Forge
Apr 13 2014 29 mins  
After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.

2.8- Saratoga
Mar 30 2014 31 mins  
Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777.

2.7- Crossing the Delaware
Mar 24 2014 28 mins  
With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777.

2.6a- Supplemental The Declaration of Independence
Mar 16 2014 9 mins  
When in the course of human events...

2.6- Independence
Mar 16 2014 30 mins  
The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York.

2.5- The Guns of Ticonderoga
Mar 09 2014 29 mins  
After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston.

2.4- The Boston Tea Party
Mar 03 2014 27 mins  
The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused.

2.3- The Townshend Acts
Feb 23 2014 27 mins  
After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused.

2.2- The Stamp Act
Feb 16 2014 29 mins  
After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused.

2.1- The Thirteen Colonies
Feb 10 2014 30 mins  
A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies.

1.16- The Restoration
Jan 12 2014 30 mins  
The English Monarchy was restored in 1660.

1.16a Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon
Jan 12 2014 11 mins  
After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars.

1.15- The Good Old Cause
Jan 06 2014 28 mins  
Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was iunable to hold the Protectorate together.

1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas
Dec 25 2013 8 mins  
After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously.

1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice
Dec 22 2013 29 mins  
The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king.

1.13- The Instrument of Government
Dec 16 2013 25 mins  
The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history.

1.12- In The Name of God Go
Dec 09 2013 28 mins  
In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start.

1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers
Dec 02 2013 12 mins  
God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.

1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John
Dec 02 2013 11 mins  
For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

1.11a- Tour Announcement 2
Nov 24 2013 1 mins  
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1.11- The Crowning Mercy
Nov 24 2013 29 mins  
Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

1.10- Regicide
Nov 18 2013 27 mins  
After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland.

1.9- The Man of Blood
Nov 11 2013 29 mins  
As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne.

1.8- Checkmate
Nov 04 2013 25 mins  
After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations.

1.7a- Tour Announcement
Oct 28 2013 2 mins  
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1.7- The New Model Army
Oct 28 2013 28 mins  
After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.

1.6- The Solemn League And Covenant
Oct 21 2013 27 mins  
In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor.

1.5- Cavaliers and Roundheads
Oct 13 2013 26 mins  
After negotiations with Parliament broke down, King Charles raised his standard in August, 1642. The opening campaigns of the First Civil War tilted in the Royalists favor.

1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies
Oct 13 2013 12 mins  
A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars.

1.4- The Long Parliament
Oct 07 2013 25 mins  
The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State.

1.3- The Bishops' Wars
Sep 30 2013 26 mins  
The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.

1.2- Personal Rule
Sep 23 2013 23 mins  
In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.

1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart
Sep 15 2013 24 mins  
In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.

0.0- Introduction
Sep 15 2013 9 mins  
Welcome to Revolutions.

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davidjimko Jul 07 2020
Super good! So much information and somehow engaging... It's like a fact machine gun. I have learned so much!!! Thanks man!

KevinMack Jun 29 2020
Very well written, sourced, and presented.

Aguecheek Jun 17 2020
A great podcast which is incredibly well researched. Mike Duncan can tell a compelling and intelligent narrative from all of the topics he covers.

Andrés Rodríguez Jun 14 2020
Simply excellent. Mike Duncan is among the best of the best when it comes to history podcasts.

igg Jun 09 2020
Perfect. All the demography, economy and personality involved in revolutions. And how they will betray the ideas, that they fighting for.

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plinkush May 14 2020
Very interesting. I've been listening to it from the beginning and I try not to miss any episode.

Jake May 13 2020
Come back soon!

Conexos May 09 2020
Fabulous history... Concise, connected, comprehensive... with just the right amount of self deprecating humor.

HawkeyeTheLast May 05 2020
Want to start a revolution? You will be there end of this podcast. And you'll be the better for it! Mike Duncan has a keen talent for processing information and presenting it in interesting and easy to understand ways. A history podcast done right!

Netanel May 05 2020
Mike Duncan. Nuff said

Fishslapper May 02 2020
There is no better history podcaster than Mike Duncan. Revolutions is his finest.

Catforaday Apr 19 2020
Fantastic. My faves are the French, Haitian, and Russian revolutions.

terkhen Apr 13 2020
One of the best history podcasts.

stein Apr 13 2020
Honestly one of the best podcast. I learnt so much from this pidcast. Fun and entertaining host. I am really excited for his new book (which comes in a year or smth)