Modern History Episodes

(1500 CE–1945 CE)
March 13, 2023

The Unconquered Tribe | Part 2: Osceola vs the USA

‘A man that with the feeblest means, produced the most terrible effects'

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Feb. 27, 2023

The Unconquered Seminoles | Part 1: The Wild Ones

‘Go count the bleeding scalps of your murdered countrymen, of all ages, of all sexes!’

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Feb. 13, 2023

The 1527 Sack of Rome | Part 2: Horror & Atrocities

“The Christians are doing what even the Turks never did!”

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Jan. 30, 2023

The 1527 Sack of Rome | Part 1: Tragedy and Treachery

“Hell was a more beautiful sight to behold.”

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Sept. 5, 2022

SAVAGES: Ethiopia Vs Colonization | Part 2: David & Goliath

’This country is mine and no other nation can have it!’

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Aug. 22, 2022

SAVAGES: Ethiopia Vs Colonization | Part 1: Scramble For Africa

‘If powers at a distance come to partition Africa, I do not intend to be an indifferent spectator...’

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Feb. 21, 2022

The Mutiny That Founded A Nation (Bounty Mutiny of 1789), Part 2

The crew of the HMS Bounty were free from their hated captain, but what now? Their old lives were over. And the ferocious Polynesians weren't interested in sharing their islands with British sailors. As the crewmembers couple up with the …

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Feb. 7, 2022

The Mutiny That Founded A Nation (Bounty Mutiny of 1789), Part 1

“Of all the sea tales told down the ages, none has held its mystique so long as the mutiny on board HMS Bounty” In the year of 1789, in the vast Pacific Ocean; the mutinous crew of the HMS Bounty …

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Nov. 22, 2021

The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 2)

Ahmad Shah Durrani had made his mark. Every tribesman in Afghanistan recognised him as King. In Delhi, the Grand Mughal cowered behind his peacock thrown, in fear of what the Afghan warlord would do next. But all was not well …

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Nov. 8, 2021

The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 1)

Who was Ahmad Shah Durrani? Ahmad Shah Durrani was an Afghan chieftain who rose to power leading Persian armies in the 18th century. After his Persian overlord was murdered he threw off the yoke of oppression and declared an independent …

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Oct. 25, 2021

Movie Review: The Day Of The Siege (1683 Siege of Vienna)

In this special episode I sit down with three other history podcasters and discuss the 2012 Movie '11 September 1683, Day of the Siege'. This is a historical movie, that tells the story of the Ottoman Siege of Vienna in …

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Sept. 27, 2021

The Invincible Admiral, Yi Sun-sin (Part 2)

While Admiral Yi Sun-sin languishes in a filthy prison cell, the once invincible Korean navy he had built lay in ruins at the bottom of the harbour. Outmaneuvered and outplayed by his rival, the War Hero had been stripped of …

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Sept. 13, 2021

The Invincible Admiral, Yi Sun-sin (Part 1)

Yi Sun-sin was a Korean soldier in the 16th century. Throughout his career he had built up a reputation as an exemplary leader with a brilliant eye for military decisions. Despite this, he had received few promotions and had made …

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July 5, 2021

Pemulwuy, The Aboriginal Freedom Fighter

Pemulwuy was a member of the Bidjigal people, one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived on the east coast of Australia. When the British arrived to colonise his people's ancestral land he fought back. Over 12 years, Pemulwuy led and …

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June 21, 2021

Lapulapu, The Apostate Of Mactan

The Life of Lapulapu, The Filipino National Hero

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