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Modern History Episodes

(1500 CE–1945 CE)
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 Poly…

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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…

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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 cow…

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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 ce…

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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 …

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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 bot…

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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…

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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 …

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June 21, 2021

Lapulapu, The Apostate Of Mactan

The Life of Lapulapu, The Filipino National Hero

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May 24, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 3)

After a heroic final stand, Fort St Elmo has finally fallen. With the Ottoman navy now streaming into the harbour, the Knights…

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May 10, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 2)

The enormous Ottoman fleet has just been sighted on the horizon of Malta, 'The Greatest Siege Of All Time' has begun! As Dragu…

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April 26, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 1)

"Nothing is more well known than the siege of Malta" - Voltaire In the year 1565 an enormous Ottoman fleet departed Constantin…

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April 12, 2021

The Indian Renaissance of Ram Mohan Roy

Ram Mohan Roy was a Bengali man from the 19th century. After watching a widow burnt alive as part of a Hindu funeral ceremony, he…

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