Podcast

Revolutions

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

Episodes

  • 10.18- The Witte System

    Oct 14 2019

    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

    Everyone know Marxism isn't applicable to Russia. What my theory presupposes is...what if it did? sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 10.16- The Russian Colony

    Sep 30 2019

    Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar. 

  • 10.15- The Tsar Must Die

    Sep 23 2019

    Kids today have no respect.  Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions

  • 10.14- The Tsar Liberator

    Sep 16 2019

    After the disaster of the Crimean War, it was time for an era of Great Reform.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

  • 10.13- Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality

    Sep 09 2019

    Really missed a chance to call this episode "The Three Pillars of Russian Absolutism.   Come hang out with us at soundeducation.fm

  • 10.12- The Decembrists

    Aug 26 2019

    In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists.  Sponsor: casper.com

  • 10.11- War and Peace

    Aug 19 2019

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

  • 10.10- The Russian Empire

    Aug 05 2019

    Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.

  • 10.9- The Third Rome

    Jul 28 2019

    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

    In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin. 

  • 10.7- Paris Commune Revisited

    Jul 01 2019

    Wherein we revisit the Paris Commune.  

  • 10.6- True Liberty, True Equality, and True Fraternity

    Jun 24 2019

    All Mikhail Bakunin wanted was a world without bosses.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

  • 10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin

    Jun 17 2019

    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

  • 10.4- Historical Materialism

    Jun 10 2019

    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

    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

    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels dreamed of revolution. But what happens when the revolution comes and then goes? Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions Recommendation: The Once and Future King

  • 10.1- The International Working Men's Association

    May 20 2019

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

  • Revolutions Podcast Update

    May 13 2019

    A Revolutions Podcast Update.  Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!

  • 9.27- The Institutional Revolution

    Mar 12 2019

    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

    It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

  • 9.25- Loyalty and Betrayal

    Feb 25 2019

    In 1918 and 1919, it was hard to tell whether the Mexican Revolution was heating up or cooling down.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 9.24- Swinging From A Tree

    Feb 17 2019

    In 1917, Villa said he would fight on until Carranza was swinging from a tree.  Sponsor: https://molekule.com/

  • 9.23- The Constitution of 1917

    Feb 11 2019

    In 1917 Mexico got a new constitution.  sponsor: audible.com/revolutions. 

  • 9.22- The Punitive Expedition

    Feb 04 2019

    In March 1916, the United States invaded Mexico. Again.  Dome and Bedlam: Ep. 27 Mike Duncan Unscripted Baseball Content Sponsor Link: away.com/revolutions20

  • 9.21- Death To The Gringos

    Jan 27 2019

    In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos.  Sponsor link: audible.com/revolutions

  • 9.20- The Guns of Veracruz

    Jan 21 2019

    Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 9.19- The Conventionists

    Jan 14 2019

    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

    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

    In April 1914 the United States invaded Mexico.  Get 30% off The Storm Before the Storm: Use 30ROME at Checkout Sponsor Link: audible.com/revolutions  

  • 9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa

    Dec 03 2018

    Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.

  • 9.15- The Constitutionalists

    Nov 26 2018

    Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 9.14- The Ten Tragic Days

    Nov 19 2018

    Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting. 

  • 9.13- The Plan of Ayala

    Nov 12 2018

    After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends. 

  • 9.12- No Peace

    Nov 04 2018

    After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.   

  • 9.11- Not Quite President Madero

    Oct 29 2018

    In the summer of 1911, Francisco Madero was not quite President. And that was a bit of a problem. sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

  • 9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost

    Oct 22 2018

    How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato

  • SBTS Epilogue- The Failure of the Sullan Constitution

    Oct 16 2018

    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: thestormbeforethestorm.com  

  • 9.09- The Tiger

    Oct 14 2018

    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

    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: Casper.com/revolutions

  • 9.07- Morelos

    Sep 24 2018

    Welcome to Morelos. I'd like to introduce you to your host, Emiliano Zapata.  Sponsor: HelloFresh.com/revolutions60 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

    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: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 9.05- The Creelman Interview

    Sep 10 2018

    Just as Mexico was being kicked around by an economic crisis, Porfirio Diaz dropped a political bombshell.  Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions

  • 9.04- The Porfiriato

    Sep 03 2018

    Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico for so long they named a whole section of Mexican history after him.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • 9.03- Mexico

    Aug 27 2018

    In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable.  Sponsor: Audible.com/revolutions. 

  • 9.02- The Cry of Dolores

    Aug 20 2018

    In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores. 

  • 9.01- New Spain

    Aug 12 2018

    Just by way of refresher, since I know everyone took such good notes during episode 5.1 and 5.2  sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions

  • 8.8- The Bloody Week

    Jun 25 2018

    The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week.  Sponsor link: Audible.com/revolutions

  • 8.7- Year 79

    Jun 17 2018

    🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶

  • 8.6- The Commune

    Jun 13 2018

    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

    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! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

  • 8.4- The Siege of Paris

    May 28 2018

    You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats.  Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com  

  • 8.3- The Government of National Defence

    May 20 2018

    In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution.  Remember: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

  • 8.2- The Franco-Prussian War

    May 13 2018

    Napoleon III hoped a war with Prussia would save his Empire. Instead it destroyed his Empire.  Remember: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com 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

    First as tragedy, then as farce.  Fundraiser: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions 

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    Apr 30 2018

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  • 7.33- What the Heck Just Happened

    Apr 30 2018

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  • 7.32- The Bitter End

    Mar 25 2018

    The bitter end of the Revolutions of 1848 arrived in the summer of 1849. Visit Audible! audible.com/revolutions Recs: The Storm Before the Storm (duh) and 30 Greatest Orchestral Workd

  • 7.31- The Assembly of the Damned

    Mar 19 2018

    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

    Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.   

  • 7.29- The New Emperor

    Mar 05 2018

    In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor. 

  • 7.28- Prince President Bonaparte

    Feb 26 2018

    In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France. 

  • 7.27- The Flight of the Pope

    Feb 19 2018

    In November 1848, the Pope took flight.  

  • 7.26- The Battle For Vienna

    Feb 12 2018

    After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.

  • 7.25- The Parliament of Professors

    Feb 05 2018

    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

    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

    On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria. 

  • 7.22- The April Laws

    Jan 14 2018

    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

    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

    With German unification on the way, the question became who exactly was going to be unified anyway? Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm  

  • 7.19- The June Days

    Dec 18 2017

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

  • 7.18- Democracy In Action

    Dec 04 2017

    The Provisional Government of France wanted a political revolution NOT a social revolution. Direct Link:  Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm 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

    In March 1848, both Milan and Venice revolted against Austrian rule.  Order the Storm Before The Storm: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com West Coast Tour: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/tour

  • 7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs

    Nov 20 2017

    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

    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

    On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell.  We did it!  New York Times Bestseller List http://thestormbeforethestorm.com

  • Politics & Prose Oct 28: The Storm Before the Storm Book Event

    Oct 30 2017

    Enjoy! Unless you plan on coming to a future event, in which case you should probably stop listening right now!

  • The Calm Before the Storm Before the Storm

    Oct 23 2017

    The Storm Before the Storm is finally here! http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/ Find me on tour: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/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...more

  • 7.13- The Spectre of The French Revolution

    Oct 16 2017

    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

    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

    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 childho...more

  • 7.10- The Banquets

    Sep 25 2017

    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

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  • 7.08- The Political Question

    Sep 04 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The long road to Germany has begun. 

  • The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

    Jul 27 2017

    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: revolutionspodcast.com thehistoryofrome.com

  • 7.02- Order and Liberty

    Jul 24 2017

    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

    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

    In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song. 

  • 6.08d- The Carbonari

    May 22 2017

    In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 

  • 6.08c- Metternich

    May 15 2017

    After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe.  Sponsor: Bombfell.com/revolutions. 

  • 6.08b- The Belgian Revolution

    May 08 2017

    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

    What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution? Sponsor Link: Audible.com/revolutions

  • 6.07- The Last King of France

    Apr 24 2017

    King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight. 

  • 6.06- The Duc d'Orleans

    Apr 17 2017

    Time to get this piece on the board. 

  • 6.05- The Barricades

    Apr 10 2017

    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

    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

    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

    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

    After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. 

  • 5.27- The Labyrinth

    Feb 13 2017

    In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.   

  • 5.26- Out the Window

    Feb 05 2017

    On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.

  • 5.25- The Tangled Swords

    Jan 30 2017

    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

    In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. 

  • 5.23- Ayacucho

    Jan 16 2017

    Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.

  • 5.22- The Guayaquil Conference

    Dec 12 2016

    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

    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

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  • 5.20- The Sea Wolf

    Nov 21 2016

    Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 

  • 5.19- The Army of the Andes

    Nov 14 2016

    José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 

  • 5.18- Liberation

    Nov 07 2016

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

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    Oct 31 2016

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  • 5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor

    Oct 24 2016

    Do not buy land in Poyais. 

  • 5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road

    Oct 09 2016

    In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history.  . 

  • 5.16- Over The Mountains

    Oct 02 2016

    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

    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

    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

    Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.   

  • 5.12- The Desired One

    Aug 29 2016

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

  • 5.11- The Legions of Hell

    Aug 22 2016

    In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 

  • 5.10- War To The Death

    Aug 15 2016

    Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 

  • 5.09- God's Divine Wrath

    Aug 07 2016

    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

    in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 

  • 5.07- The First Cry For Liberty

    Jul 18 2016

    Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 

  • 5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne

    Jul 11 2016

    In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

  • 5.05- The Leander Expedition

    Jul 03 2016

    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

    Enter Bolívar. 

  • 5.03- The Precursors

    Jun 20 2016

    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

    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

    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

    1806-Present. Enjoy.

  • 4.18- Death to the French

    Apr 11 2016

    After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 

  • 4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence

    Apr 03 2016

    Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

  • 4.17- Independence

    Apr 03 2016

    The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

  • 4.16- Dying Like Flies

    Mar 28 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

  • 4.11- To Attempt the Impossible

    Feb 22 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

  • 4.06- The Second Commission

    Jan 18 2016

    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

    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

    First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

  • 4.03- Free and Equal

    Dec 21 2015

    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

    Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link: http://casper.com/revolutions

  • 4.01- Saint-Domingue

    Dec 07 2015

    The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

  • 3.55- The Retrospective

    Nov 26 2015

    One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

  • Special Announcement: Mike Duncan Inks a Book Deal

    Oct 12 2015

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  • 3.54- The Empire

    Sep 27 2015

    Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan

  • 3.53- The Consulate

    Sep 27 2015

    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

    And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan

  • 3.51- The Coup of Prairial

    Sep 14 2015

    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: https://twitter.com/mikeduncan

  • 3.50- The Second Coalition

    Sep 07 2015

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

  • 3.49- The Egyptian Expedition

    Aug 31 2015

    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

    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

    After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions  

  • 3.46- The Coup of Fructidor

    Aug 09 2015

    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

    Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December. sponsor link: http://lynda.com/revolutions.  

  • 3.44- The War Feeds Itself

    Jul 20 2015

    Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions  

  • 3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals

    Jul 13 2015

    The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k

  • 3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot

    Jul 05 2015

    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

    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

    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

    After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

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    Jun 08 2015

    Promoting a fundraising drive spearheaded by Scott Chesworth at the Ancient World podcast to help preseve Syria's massively important cultural treasures. Link to The Ancient World for all the Details. Direct Link to the Syrian Heritage Initiative Direct Link to Scott's findraising page for the International Rescue Committee  

  • 3.38- Thermidor

    Jun 08 2015

    The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

  • 3.37- The Republic of Virtue

    Jun 01 2015

    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

    In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children. sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire

    May 18 2015

    At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

  • 3.34c- Citizen Genet

    May 11 2015

    Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.34b- Phillippe Egalite

    Apr 27 2015

    Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.34a- The Republican Calendar

    Apr 20 2015

    In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

  • 3.34- Saturn's Children

    Apr 12 2015

    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

    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: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.32- The Committee of Public Safety

    Mar 29 2015

    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

    In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.

  • 3.30- The 250th Episode

    Mar 16 2015

    Question Time! sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.29- The Purge of the Girondins

    Mar 08 2015

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

  • 3.28- Provincial Revolt

    Mar 01 2015

    In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions  

  • 3.27- Advance and Retreat

    Feb 16 2015

    After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. 

  • 3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI

    Feb 08 2015

    King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.

  • 3.25- The National Convention

    Feb 01 2015

    The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats.  Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.24- The September Massacres

    Jan 26 2015

    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

    On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.22- War

    Jan 12 2015

    In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

  • 3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand

    Jan 04 2015

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  • 3.21- The Legislative Assembly

    Dec 21 2014

    The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war.  Fundraiser Store: http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

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    Dec 15 2014

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  • 3.20- The Constitution of 1791

    Dec 15 2014

    As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

  • 3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars

    Dec 08 2014

    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

  • The Flight of Emperor Palpatine

    Nov 25 2014

    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

    In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes.  Sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.17- A Temporary Summit

    Nov 17 2014

    After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. 

  • 3.16- The Society of 1789

    Nov 10 2014

    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

    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

    In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution.  Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Oct 19 2014

    Enjoy. 

  • 3.13- The Rights of Man

    Oct 19 2014

    After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. 

  • 3.12- The Great Fear

    Oct 13 2014

    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

    On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.   

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    Sep 29 2014

    English, French and American Revolutions Tours! Spring 2015!

  • 3.10- The Tennis Court Oath

    Sep 22 2014

    On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike.  Sponsor link: Lynda.com/revolutions

  • 3.9- What is the Third Estate?

    Sep 15 2014

    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

    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

  • 3.6- The Stately Quadrille

    Aug 25 2014

    Round and round and round it goes...

  • 3.5- The Assembly of Notables

    Aug 17 2014

    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

    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

    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

    The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. 

  • 3.1- The Three Estates

    Jul 14 2014

    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

    Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?

  • 2.15a- The Bill of Rights

    May 25 2014

    Hang them on the wall of every classroom. 

  • 2.15- The Rising Sun

    May 25 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The Episode That Wouldn't Die.

  • 2.9- Valley Forge

    Apr 13 2014

    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

    Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. 

  • 2.7- Crossing the Delaware

    Mar 24 2014

    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

    When in the course of human events...

  • 2.6- Independence

    Mar 16 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. 

  • 1.16- The Restoration

    Jan 12 2014

    The English Monarchy was restored in 1660. 

  • 1.16a Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon

    Jan 12 2014

      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

    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

    After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. 

  • 1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice

    Dec 22 2013

    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

    The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 

  • 1.12- In The Name of God Go

    Dec 09 2013

    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

    God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.   

  • 1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John

    Dec 02 2013

    For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

  • 1.11a- Tour Announcement 2

    Nov 24 2013

    Reserve your spot for England/France June 2014 at www.historyworldtravel.com!

  • 1.11- The Crowning Mercy

    Nov 24 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    New Revolutions Tour coming in June 2014! Email: tours@revolutionspodcast.com

  • 1.7- The New Model Army

    Oct 28 2013

    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

    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

    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

    A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 

  • 1.4- The Long Parliament

    Oct 07 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Welcome to Revolutions.