Wednesday 28 October 2015

A History of the United States Membership Episode 2 - The Rise of the Aztecs

This week in the membership feed we chart the rise of the Aztecs from 1111 to 1428. If you want to hear more, subscribe!

Monday 26 October 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 5 - Mr. Smith Goes to Werowocomoco

This week we follow John Smith's misadventures with the Powhatans, where he travels to their capital at Werowocomoco. We also look at how Jamestown made its way through the winter, Newport's return to the colony, and Smith's exploration missions.

Thursday 22 October 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 4 - The One Where Everyone Dies

In this week's Friends themed episode Newport sails back to London to report on the foundation of Jamestown, but in Virginia everything starts falling apart. There is an outbreak of Typhoid Fever, everyone starts arguing, and then Smith goes on an adventure.

Tuesday 20 October 2015

A History of Hannibal. Episode 74 - The Debate

In this week's monster 30 minute+ episode we complete the story in Sicily before moving on to the epic debate in the Senate between Fabius and Scipio.

Monday 19 October 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 3 - Jamestown: The Settlement

Surprise early episode! This week introduce the Native Americans in the region, the Powhatan Confederacy. We look at their leadership, society and culture. We then actually found the Jamestown settlement.

Chesapeake Bay and the Powhatans:

Jamestown Island:


Friday 16 October 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 2 - Jamestown: The Voyage

This week we begin the real narrative. We look at the foundation of the Virginia Company, the failed settlement of St. George's Fort, North Virginia, and the voyage of the ships which would found Jamestown. Also included are a witty observation by Thomas Jefferson about the weather and the worst Back to the Future joke ever.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Membership Feed: Episode 1 - Aztec 101

We have an overview of Mesoamerican history prior to the Aztecs. We also have an exploration of how information is preserved and delve into cyclical time. If you want access to this episode, subscribe to the membership feed!

Monday 12 October 2015

Friday 9 October 2015

A History of the United States. Episode 1 - The New World

This week we begin telling the story. We cover the early voyages by the French to the New World, see how New Spain gained control of Florida, and look at why England was so perfectly poised to be the most successful of the colonists. The situation is set up for an introduction to Jamestown next week.

Monday 5 October 2015

Hannibal Episode 72 - Completing the Conquest

This week the podcast returns to something resembling a normal schedule! We watch Scipio be victorious over Hasdrubal, who fled to Italy, and then over Gisco to win the Spanish theatre of the war.