Tuesday, 27 December 2016
This week we look at life in North America in the aftermath of the Ice Age, looking at the three major zones of Archaic Culture, the East, the Plains, and the West.
Monday, 19 December 2016
Sunday, 11 December 2016
This week we resume the main narrative and by looking at the first Americans, and how they lived during the close of the last Ice Age.
Monday, 5 December 2016
This week we cover the beginning of the Incan life cycle. We look at family planning, abortion, childbirth, childhood, and school.
Monday, 28 November 2016
This week we begin the serious study of the Native American peoples. We talk about how we are going to cover them, and about how to fairly assign weight between Euroamerican history and native traditions. We examine folklore, and break it down into three different categories, myth, legend, and folktale.
Monday, 21 November 2016
This week we move into our study of the Incan social system. We look at the various ranks, from the top - the Sapa Inca, all the way through the various governors to the local commoner. Everyone had a place within Inca society, and everybody knew it.
Monday, 14 November 2016
This week we conclude season one of the podcast by looking at Maryland, the Catholic colony.
Monday, 7 November 2016
Monday, 31 October 2016
Monday, 24 October 2016
Monday, 17 October 2016
This week we cover the Inca foundation myth, as well as the reigns of their first three kings.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
This week we return to the south and cover the early history of Carolina, the Roanoke colony, and Elizabethan imperialism.
Monday, 26 September 2016
The membership series enters its second segment! We turn to South America, and look at Andean culture before the Inca. We also introduce our main source for the period, Father Cobo.
Monday, 19 September 2016
This week the English colonies fight King Philip in a fight for their very survival. The conclusion to our introduction to New England.
Monday, 12 September 2016
Monday, 5 September 2016
Ciao e benvenuto a una storia degli stati uniti d'America. Questo episodio e un introduzione al progetto e io stesso.
This week we look at different reports of the Cortes-Moctezuma encounter, and then at Cortes taking control of Tenochtitlan.
This week the English and Dutch go to war again and the Dutch make a last attempt to retake New York.
Monday, 22 August 2016
This week we turn back towards New York and its annexation by England from the Dutch. We look at the creation of the colonies of New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware and Vermont.
Monday, 15 August 2016
Monday, 8 August 2016
This week Rhode Island falls into anarchic chaos during the 1650s.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Monday, 1 August 2016
Thursday, 28 July 2016
In this week, our penultimate episode, we cover the battle of Zama. Scipio finally fights Hannibal. This brings to a close the Second Punic War.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
This week we cover the Battle of the Great Plains, and close the Italian theatre of the war as Hannibal finally goes home.
Monday, 25 July 2016
Monday, 18 July 2016
This week we look at how Moctezuma reacted to the arrival of the Spanish. We disprove a popular muyth and I talk an awful lot about theoretical physics.
Monday, 11 July 2016
This week we look at more religious developments in Puritanism in Rhode Island as Quakerism and Baptism become forces in the colony.
Monday, 4 July 2016
Monday, 27 June 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
Monday, 13 June 2016
This week we look back to Rhode Island and recount the circumstances surrounding its foundation.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
This week we explore what the Americas looked like to Europe at the beginning of the sixteenth century, and at the first contact between the Spanish and the Maya.
Monday, 6 June 2016
This week we take the United Colonies of New England into the 1660s.
Monday, 30 May 2016
This week the United Colonies of New England face tests both internally and externally. They must face off the Indians, the Dutch, and each other.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
This week we look at the initial Spanish movements into the Caribbean, and the four voyages of Columbus.
Monday, 23 May 2016
Monday, 16 May 2016
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
This week loop back to set up the Spanish. We introduce Columbus, and cover his first voyage across the Atlantic.
Monday, 9 May 2016
This week we begin the fourth chunk of narrative as we turn back to Plymouth, and examine how it became the Plymouth Republic over the 1630s.
Monday, 2 May 2016
Today marks the 6th anniversary of May 2nd 2010, the day I released my first ever podcast! So, to celebrate, here is a short bonus episode about Oliver Cromwell. It's a strange one, but I hope you enjoy. But wait! That's not all! To celebrate six years I'm going to be releasing 6 episodes from the premium feed onto to main feed! Come back each day for an extra slice of Aztec!
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
This week we cover the reign of Moctezuma up to 1519 and the arrival of the Spanish. We prepare to properly introduce the Spanish in our next episode.
Monday, 25 April 2016
This week we turn to Indonesia to examine how and why New York was traded for a spice island.
Monday, 18 April 2016
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Monday, 11 April 2016
This week we cover the directorship of Peter Stuyvesant, the Godfather of New Netherland.
Monday, 4 April 2016
This week we really begin to get into the problems afflicting New Netherland, and the disastrous directorship of Kieft.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
This week we cover the brief and disastrous reign of Tizoc before introducing into the narrative Ahuitzotl.
Monday, 28 March 2016
This week we cover the fall of New Sweden as the Swedes provoked the Dutch, leading to an invasion. We then double back to begin going through the history of New Netherland in more detail.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
This week we cover the history of New Sweden.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
This week we return to the narrative by covering the reign of Axayacatl (1468-1481). We also introduce the mortal enemies of the Aztecs, the Tarascans. They are pictured in this map as yellow, Aztecs are blue.
Monday, 14 March 2016
This week we cover some of the history of New Netherland, but it is quite impossible to talk about New Netherland without talking about New Sweden. Therefore, what we do today is go back to Europe so we can figure out why the Swedes thought founding an empire on the Delaware was a good idea.
Monday, 7 March 2016
This week we cover the exploration of the Hudson River, the founding of New Netherland, Fort Orange (Albany) and New Amsterdam (New York City).
Thursday, 3 March 2016
This week we finish our exploration of Aztec social history by exploring all the different layers of society.
Monday, 29 February 2016
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
This week we found Connecticut. We also turn Providence Plantation into the Colony of Rhode Island, and look at badass theologian Anne Hutchinson who was kicked out of Massachusetts for speaking her mind.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
This week we turn to the structure of the Aztec Empire. We examine how it operated, how it kept its vassals in line, and the military of the empire.
This week we look at the founding of Rhode Island. We explore the life of Roger Williams as he sets up Providence Plantation.
Monday, 8 February 2016
This week we look at the early social and economic history of Massachusetts.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Monday, 1 February 2016
This week we look at the first few years of Massachusetts colony, which greatly contrasts to Plymouth. It is very oligarchic, had has something of a fusion of church and state.
Friday, 29 January 2016
This week we found the colony of Massachusetts, in addition to the provinces of Maine and New Hampshire. It's a busy episode!