Church and State in Conflict

Podcast guest Paul Rahe, discusses how religion has affected political systems across history—from Sumeria to 21st-century governments

 

 

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The History of Pig Latin

Everyone’s favorite code has a storied history. Learn how Pig Latin became the fastest way to sound intelligent when you didn’t know an ancient language.

 

 

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All Hail the Potato

The humble potato has done more for Old World peasants than any other food. After being widely planted in the 1700s, it nearly wiped out malnutrition.

 

 

 

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Making 'The Noble Savage'

The Noble Savage (a peaceful, mystical guardian of the land who eats all parts of the buffalo) was mostly an American invention to understand its wilderness past

 

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

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