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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
6 days ago
10.44- Bolshevik Bank Heist
Who expropriates the expropriators? sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Jan 24, 2021
10.43- The Coup of 1907
Wherein we ask the ask the eternal question: Was it really a coup? Sponsor: HelloFresh
Jan 18, 2021
10.42- The Stolypin Reforms
To celebrate his new reform program, Prime Minster Stolypin handed out commemorative neckties. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Jan 11, 2021
10.41- The Duma of National Anger
They didn't get dubbed "The Duma of National Anger" because they were quiescent and complacent. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Jan 3, 2021
10.40- Relaunch and Recap
Last time on the Revolutions Podcast...
Dec 25, 2020
Wherein I explain what the heck happened to me.
Apr 5, 2020
10.39- The End of Part I
Maybe if Nicholas hadn't been so set on rejecting the verdict of 1905, there wouldn't be a Part II to look forward to.
Mar 29, 2020
10.38- The Days of Freedom
The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.
Mar 22, 2020
10.37- The General Strike
That time everyone stayed home from work. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions.
Mar 15, 2020
10.36- The Bulygin Constitution
When you think you're out in the front of the pack, but really you're being lapped. Sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
Mar 8, 2020
10.35- Sinking Ships
When you pray for a miracle and all God sends is a metaphor. Voyage of the Damned Video Battle of Tsushima Video
Mar 2, 2020
10.34- The Wave of Protest
Bloody Sunday triggered the largest popular protests the Russian Empire had ever seen. sponsor: away.com/revolutions20
Feb 23, 2020
10.33- Bloody Sunday
When people are crying out for help, maybe don't murder them in the streets. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Feb 17, 2020
10.32- The Union of Liberation
The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Feb 10, 2020
10.31- A Big Mistake
What happens when you think victory will be easy, defeat will be catastrophic...and then you start to lose?
Feb 3, 2020
10.30- The SRs
When you can't decide whether to cultivate the revolutionary potential of the peasants or assassinate government officials, the SRs say: why not both?
Jan 26, 2020
10.29- Bolsheviks and Mensheviks
When you have a majority, flaunt it.
Jan 20, 2020
10.28- The Spark
To build a fire one first needs a spark.
Jan 19, 2020
Revolutions Podcast Update- The End Is Nigh?
Is the end nigh? Not really. But it will be soon!
Dec 23, 2019
10.27- Coming Together Drifting Apart
As factional disputes arose, radical Russians attempt to forge larger alliances. sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
Dec 16, 2019
10.26- The Far East
In the 1890s Russia expanded its influence in the far east, which put them on a collision course with Japan. Sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
Dec 9, 2019
10.25- Senseless Dreams
Someone was having senseless dreams alright.
Dec 2, 2019
10.24- The Union of Struggle for The Emancipation of the Working Class
Relationship Status: Lenin, Plekhanov, and Martov are all on the same side. This won't always be the case. Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
Nov 25, 2019
10.23- On Agitation
Why propagandize when you can agitate? Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Nov 18, 2019
10.22- Vladimir and Nadya
The great Marxist meet cute. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Nov 10, 2019
10.21- The Socialist Revolutionaries
Narodism didn't die after 1881. It just went into hibernation. sponsor: awaytravel.com/revolutions20
Nov 4, 2019
10.20- The Liberal Tradition (Such As It Is)
If it's not radical and it's not reactionary, it must be liberal. sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions.
Oct 21, 2019
10.19- Nicky and Alix
When Nicky met Alix... Link to the Pax Britannica Interview Link to the Eastern Border Interview Sponsor: audible.com/revolutuions
Oct 14, 2019
10.18- The Witte System
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.
Oct 7, 2019
10.17- The Emancipation of Labor Group
Everyone know Marxism isn't applicable to Russia. What my theory presupposes is...what if it did? sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Sep 30, 2019
10.16- The Russian Colony
Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar.
Sep 23, 2019
10.15- The Tsar Must Die
Kids today have no respect. Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
Sep 16, 2019
10.14- The Tsar Liberator
After the disaster of the Crimean War, it was time for an era of Great Reform. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Sep 8, 2019
10.13- Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality
Really missed a chance to call this episode "The Three Pillars of Russian Absolutism. Come hang out with us at soundeducation.fm
Aug 26, 2019
10.12- The Decembrists
In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists. Sponsor: casper.com
Aug 18, 2019
10.11- War and Peace
This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist
Aug 4, 2019
10.10- The Russian Empire
Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.
Jul 28, 2019
10.9- The Third Rome
Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!
Jul 7, 2019
10.8- The Red And The Black
In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin.
Jun 30, 2019
10.7- Paris Commune Revisited
Wherein we revisit the Paris Commune.
Jun 23, 2019
10.6- True Liberty, True Equality, and True Fraternity
All Mikhail Bakunin wanted was a world without bosses. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Jun 16, 2019
10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin
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
Jun 9, 2019
10.4- Historical Materialism
The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles? Come see us: Intelligent Speech Conference
Jun 3, 2019
10.3- The Three Pillars of Marxism.
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.
May 26, 2019
10.2- The Adventures of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
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
May 19, 2019
10.1- The International Working Men's Association
In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association.
May 12, 2019
Revolutions Podcast Update
A Revolutions Podcast Update. Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!
Mar 12, 2019
9.27- The Institutional Revolution
The winds have now swept Mexico. To what end? I'll be in Copenhagen: CPH:DOX March 26
1 hr 14 min
Mar 3, 2019
9.26- The Last Caudillo
It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Feb 24, 2019
9.25- Loyalty and Betrayal
In 1918 and 1919, it was hard to tell whether the Mexican Revolution was heating up or cooling down. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Feb 17, 2019
9.24- Swinging From A Tree
In 1917, Villa said he would fight on until Carranza was swinging from a tree. Sponsor: https://molekule.com/
Feb 11, 2019
9.23- The Constitution of 1917
In 1917 Mexico got a new constitution. sponsor: audible.com/revolutions.
Feb 3, 2019
9.22- The Punitive Expedition
In March 1916, the United States invaded Mexico. Again. Dome and Bedlam: Ep. 27 Mike Duncan Unscripted Baseball Content Sponsor Link: away.com/revolutions20
Jan 27, 2019
9.21- Death To The Gringos
In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos. Sponsor link: audible.com/revolutions
Jan 21, 2019
9.20- The Guns of Veracruz
Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Jan 14, 2019
9.19- The Conventionists
In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico. Sponsor: Care/Of
Dec 16, 2018
9.18- The Fall of Huerta
In the summer of 1914, the armies of Obregón, Villa, and Zapata drove Huerta into exile.
Dec 9, 2018
9.17- The Occupation of Veracruz
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
Dec 2, 2018
9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa
Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.
Nov 25, 2018
9.15- The Constitutionalists
Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Nov 18, 2018
9.14- The Ten Tragic Days
Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting.
Nov 11, 2018
9.13- The Plan of Ayala
After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends.
Nov 4, 2018
9.12- No Peace
After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.
Oct 29, 2018
9.11- Not Quite President Madero
In the summer of 1911, Francisco Madero was not quite President. And that was a bit of a problem. sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Oct 21, 2018
9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost
How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato
Oct 16, 2018
SBTS Epilogue- The Failure of the Sullan Constitution
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
Oct 14, 2018
9.09- The Tiger
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)
Oct 8, 2018
9.08- The Plan of San Luis
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
Sep 23, 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!
Sep 17, 2018
9.06- The Presidential Succession of 1910
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
Sep 10, 2018
9.05- The Creelman Interview
Just as Mexico was being kicked around by an economic crisis, Porfirio Diaz dropped a political bombshell. Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
Sep 2, 2018
9.04- The Porfiriato
Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico for so long they named a whole section of Mexican history after him. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Aug 26, 2018
In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable. Sponsor: Audible.com/revolutions.
Aug 19, 2018
9.02- The Cry of Dolores
In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores.
Aug 12, 2018
9.01- New Spain
Just by way of refresher, since I know everyone took such good notes during episode 5.1 and 5.2 sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
Jun 24, 2018
8.8- The Bloody Week
The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week. Sponsor link: Audible.com/revolutions
Jun 17, 2018
8.7- Year 79
🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶
Jun 13, 2018
8.6- The Commune
The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.
Jun 3, 2018
8.5- The Cannons
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
May 27, 2018
8.4- The Siege of Paris
You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats. Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
May 20, 2018
8.3- The Government of National Defence
In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution. Remember: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
May 13, 2018
8.2- The Franco-Prussian War
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
May 6, 2018
8.1- The Second French Empire
First as tragedy, then as farce. Fundraiser: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
Apr 29, 2018
2018 Revolutions Fundraiser Announcment
Phone Lines Now Open! Link: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
Apr 29, 2018
7.33- What the Heck Just Happened
Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848 revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com audible.com/revolutions
Mar 25, 2018
7.32- The Bitter End
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
Mar 18, 2018
7.31- The Assembly of the Damned
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.
Mar 11, 2018
7.30- The Crown From the Gutter
Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.
Mar 4, 2018
7.29- The New Emperor
In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor.
Feb 25, 2018
7.28- Prince President Bonaparte
In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France.
Feb 18, 2018
7.27- The Flight of the Pope
In November 1848, the Pope took flight.
Feb 11, 2018
7.26- The Battle For Vienna
After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.
Feb 4, 2018
7.25- The Parliament of Professors
The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment.
Jan 30, 2018
7.24- The Turn of The Tide
In the summer of 1848, the forces of counter-revolution began to get the upper hand in central Europe.
Jan 21, 2018
7.23- The First War of Italian Independence
On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria.
Jan 14, 2018
7.22- The April Laws
In April 1848, the Hungarians won the right to national self-government. But what about the other nations of the Kingdom of Hungary?
Jan 7, 2018
7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down
The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.
Dec 24, 2017
7.20- Where Do You Draw The Line?
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
Dec 17, 2017
7.19- The June Days
In June 1848, France discovered class conflict. Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm Subscribe to Hardcore History Addendum
Dec 3, 2017
7.18- Democracy In Action
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
Nov 26, 2017
7.17- The Five Days of Milan
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
Nov 19, 2017
7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs
The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin.
Nov 15, 2017
7.15- Slaves No More
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.
Nov 5, 2017
7.14- The Fall of Metternich
On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell. We did it! New York Times Bestseller List http://thestormbeforethestorm.com
Oct 30, 2017
Politics & Prose Oct 28: The Storm Before the Storm Book Event
Enjoy! Unless you plan on coming to a future event, in which case you should probably stop listening right now!
1 hr 3 min
Oct 23, 2017
The Calm Before the Storm Before the Storm
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, 1:00 PM Oh nothing but living out a childhood fantasy 11/4/17 MADISON, WI Wisconsin Book Festival: Wisconsin Historical Society, 10:30 AM Reading + Signing 11/9/17 MILWAUKEE, WI Boswell Books, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 11/16/17 CHICAGO, IL Barnes & Noble -- Skokie Old Orchard, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 11/17/17 CHICAGO, IL Seminary Co-Op, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/4/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Barnes & Noble -- The Grove, 7:00 PM Reading + Signing 12/5/17 SAN FRA…
Oct 15, 2017
7.13- The Spectre of The French Revolution
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
Oct 8, 2017
7.12- The Provisional Government
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
Oct 1, 2017
7.11- The Last King of the French
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 childhood fantasy
Sep 25, 2017
7.10- The Banquets
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
Sep 18, 2017
7.09- The Pope and the King
The Revolutions of 1848 began in Italy Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo
Sep 4, 2017
7.08- The Political Question
Do you want a constitution? Well, too bad. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo
Aug 27, 2017
7.07- The Hungry Forties
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
Aug 23, 2017
7.06- The Kingdom of Hungary
1000 years of Hungarian history in 38 minutes. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo
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
Aug 7, 2017
7.04- The Austrian Empire
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
Jul 31, 2017
7.03- The German Confederation
The long road to Germany has begun.
Jul 27, 2017
The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy
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
Jul 24, 2017
7.02- Order and Liberty
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
Jul 16, 2017
7.01- The Volcano
In January 1848 Europe was sleeping on a volcano. Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million
May 28, 2017
6.08e- The June Rebellion
In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song.
May 22, 2017
6.08d- The Carbonari
In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
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.
May 7, 2017
6.08b- The Belgian Revolution
In 1830, the Belgians said we don't want to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anymore.
Apr 30, 2017
6.8a- The Fait Accompli of 1830
What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution? Sponsor Link: Audible.com/revolutions
Apr 24, 2017
6.07- The Last King of France
King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight.
Apr 16, 2017
6.06- The Duc d'Orleans
Time to get this piece on the board.
Apr 10, 2017
6.05- The Barricades
On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution.
Apr 2, 2017
6.04- Stop The Presses
On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began.
Mar 26, 2017
6.03- Help Yourself And Heaven Will Help You
In early 1830 King Charles X tried to beat back the liberal opposition. Instead they came back stronger than ever.
Mar 19, 2017
6.02- Charles The Simple
After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting.
Mar 12, 2017
6.01- The Chain of Time
After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored.
Feb 12, 2017
5.27- The Labyrinth
In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.
Feb 5, 2017
5.26- Out the Window
On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.
Jan 29, 2017
5.25- The Tangled Swords
At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez.
Jan 22, 2017
5.24- The Republic of Bolivar
In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia.
Jan 15, 2017
Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.
Dec 11, 2016
5.22- The Guayaquil Conference
Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822
Dec 4, 2016
5.21- The Third Sister
In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. Sponsor Link: Harrys Razors
Nov 23, 2016
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Title kinda says it all.
Nov 20, 2016
5.20- The Sea Wolf
Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru.
Nov 14, 2016
5.19- The Army of the Andes
José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes.
Nov 6, 2016
On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com/
Oct 31, 2016
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Oct 24, 2016
5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor
Do not buy land in Poyais.
Oct 9, 2016
5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road
In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. .
Oct 2, 2016
5.16- Over The Mountains
In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all.
Sep 18, 2016
5.15- The Centaur of the Plains
In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same.
Sep 11, 2016
5.14- El Jefe Supremo
With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.
Sep 4, 2016
5.13- The Letter From Jamaica
Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.
Aug 28, 2016
5.12- The Desired One
The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence.
Aug 21, 2016
5.11- The Legions of Hell
In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty.
Aug 14, 2016
5.10- War To The Death
Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813.
Aug 7, 2016
5.09- God's Divine Wrath
Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic.
Jul 24, 2016
5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock
in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home.
Jul 17, 2016
5.07- The First Cry For Liberty
Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain.
Jul 10, 2016
5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne
In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.
Jul 3, 2016
5.05- The Leander Expedition
1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying.
Jun 26, 2016
5.04- The Prince of Caracas
Jun 19, 2016
5.03- The Precursors
After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda.
Jun 12, 2016
5.02- New Granada
After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada.
Jun 5, 2016
5.01- The Conquest
After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set.
Apr 17, 2016
4.19- The History of Haiti
1 hr 45 min
Apr 10, 2016
4.18- Death to the French
After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French.
Apr 3, 2016
4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence
Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.
Apr 3, 2016
The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.
Mar 27, 2016
4.16- Dying Like Flies
In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery.
Mar 20, 2016
4.15- The Leclerc Expedition
With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.
Mar 13, 2016
4.14- The Constitution of 1801
In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused.
Mar 6, 2016
4.13- The War of Knives
From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue.
Feb 28, 2016
4.12- Toussaint's Clause
Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.
Feb 21, 2016
4.11- To Attempt the Impossible
In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.
Feb 14, 2016
4.10- The Third Commission
By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.
Feb 7, 2016
4.09- What The Future Will Bring
From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.
Jan 31, 2016
4.08- The Tricolor Commission
In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.
Jan 24, 2016
4.07- The Citizens of June 20
Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.
Jan 17, 2016
4.06- The Second Commission
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.
Jan 10, 2016
4.05- The Citizens of April 4
With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792.
Jan 3, 2016
4.04- Three Revolts
First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.
Dec 20, 2015
4.03- Free and Equal
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.
Dec 13, 2015
4.02- The Web of Tension
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Dec 6, 2015
The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.
Nov 25, 2015
3.55- The Retrospective
One last look back at the pile of severed heads.
Oct 11, 2015
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Sep 27, 2015
3.54- The Empire
Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan
Sep 27, 2015
3.53- The Consulate
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.
Sep 20, 2015
3.52- There is Your Man
And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan
Sep 13, 2015
3.51- The Coup of Prairial
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
Sep 6, 2015
3.50- The Second Coalition
While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.
Aug 30, 2015
3.49- The Egyptian Expedition
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.
Aug 23, 2015
3.48- The Coup of Floreal
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.
Aug 16, 2015
3.47- The Directorial Terror
After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions
Aug 9, 2015
3.46- The Coup of Fructidor
After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.
Aug 2, 2015
3.45- The Fall of Mantua
Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December. sponsor link: http://lynda.com/revolutions.
Jul 19, 2015
3.44- The War Feeds Itself
Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions
Jul 12, 2015
3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals
The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k
Jul 5, 2015
3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot
When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.
Jun 28, 2015
3.41- Bread and the Constitution of 1793
That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.
Jun 21, 2015
3.40- The Frozen Rivers
The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!
Jun 14, 2015
3.39- The Death of the Jacobins
After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.
Jun 7, 2015
The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.
Jun 7, 2015
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May 31, 2015
3.37- The Republic of Virtue
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.
May 24, 2015
3.36- The Liquidation Process
In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children. sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
May 17, 2015
3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire
At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.
May 10, 2015
3.34c- Citizen Genet
Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
Apr 26, 2015
3.34b- Phillippe Egalite
Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
Apr 19, 2015
3.34a- The Republican Calendar
In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.
Apr 12, 2015
3.34- Saturn's Children
In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.
Apr 5, 2015
3.33- The Geography of Terror
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
Mar 29, 2015
3.32- The Committee of Public Safety
In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.
Mar 22, 2015
3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux
In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.
Mar 16, 2015
3.30- The 250th Episode
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Mar 8, 2015
3.29- The Purge of the Girondins
On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.
Mar 1, 2015
3.28- Provincial Revolt
In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions
Feb 15, 2015
3.27- Advance and Retreat
After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts.
Feb 8, 2015
3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI
King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.
Feb 1, 2015
3.25- The National Convention
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
Jan 25, 2015
3.24- The September Massacres
With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates.
Jan 18, 2015
3.23- The Insurrection of August 10th
On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions
Jan 11, 2015
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Jan 4, 2015
3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand
Dec 21, 2014
3.21- The Legislative Assembly
The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war. Fundraiser Store: http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
Dec 14, 2014
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Dec 14, 2014
3.20- The Constitution of 1791
As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
Dec 7, 2014
3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars
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
Nov 24, 2014
The Flight of Emperor Palpatine
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Nov 23, 2014
3.18- The Flight to Varennes
In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes. Sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
Nov 16, 2014
3.17- A Temporary Summit
After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided.
Nov 9, 2014
3.16- The Society of 1789
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.
Nov 2, 2014
3.15- The Rise of the Jacobins
After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda.
Oct 26, 2014
3.14- The Women's March on Versailles
In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions
Oct 19, 2014
3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Oct 19, 2014
3.13- The Rights of Man
After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions.
Oct 12, 2014
3.12- The Great Fear
After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789.
Oct 5, 2014
3.11- The Fall of the Bastille
On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.
Sep 29, 2014
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Sep 21, 2014
3.10- The Tennis Court Oath
On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. Sponsor link: Lynda.com/revolutions
Sep 14, 2014
3.9- What is the Third Estate?
The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten.
Sep 7, 2014
3.8- The Day of the Tiles
The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence.
Aug 31, 2014
3.7- The Séance Royale
Aug 24, 2014
3.6- The Stately Quadrille
Round and round and round it goes...
Aug 17, 2014
3.5- The Assembly of Notables
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.
Aug 10, 2014
3.4- Necker and the Necklace
Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.
Aug 3, 2014
3.3- Resistance to Reform
As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn.
Jul 20, 2014
3.2-The Broken Regime
The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.
Jul 14, 2014
3.1- The Three Estates
The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.
Jul 14, 2014
3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
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May 25, 2014
2.15a- The Bill of Rights
Hang them on the wall of every classroom.
May 25, 2014
2.15- The Rising Sun
The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.
May 18, 2014
2.14- The Critical Period
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.
May 11, 2014
2.13- The Articles of Confederation
As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.
May 4, 2014
Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence.
Apr 27, 2014
2.11- Tarleton's Quarter
Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp.
Apr 21, 2014
2.10- Turning South
The Episode That Wouldn't Die.
Apr 13, 2014
2.9- Valley Forge
After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.
Mar 30, 2014
Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777.
Mar 23, 2014
2.7- Crossing the Delaware
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.
Mar 16, 2014
2.6a- Supplemental The Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human events...
Mar 16, 2014
The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York.
Mar 9, 2014
2.5- The Guns of Ticonderoga
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.
Mar 2, 2014
2.4- The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused.
Feb 23, 2014
2.3- The Townshend Acts
After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused.
Feb 16, 2014
2.2- The Stamp Act
After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused.
Feb 9, 2014
2.1- The Thirteen Colonies
A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies.
Jan 12, 2014
1.16- The Restoration
The English Monarchy was restored in 1660.
Jan 12, 2014
1.16a Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon
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.
Jan 5, 2014
1.15- The Good Old Cause
Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was iunable to hold the Protectorate together.
Dec 24, 2013
1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas
After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously.
Dec 22, 2013
1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice
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.
Dec 15, 2013
1.13- The Instrument of Government
The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history.
Dec 8, 2013
1.12- In The Name of God Go
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.
Dec 1, 2013
1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers
God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.
Dec 1, 2013
1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John
For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison
Nov 24, 2013
1.11a- Tour Announcement 2
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Nov 24, 2013
1.11- The Crowning Mercy
Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.
Nov 17, 2013
After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland.
Nov 11, 2013
1.9- The Man of Blood
As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne.
Nov 3, 2013
After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations.
Oct 27, 2013
1.7a- Tour Announcement
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Oct 27, 2013
1.7- The New Model Army
After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.
Oct 20, 2013
1.6- The Solemn League And Covenant
In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor.
Oct 13, 2013
1.5- Cavaliers and Roundheads
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.
Oct 13, 2013
1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies
A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars.
Oct 6, 2013
1.4- The Long Parliament
The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State.
Sep 29, 2013
1.3- The Bishops' Wars
The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.
Sep 22, 2013
1.2- Personal Rule
In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.
Sep 15, 2013
1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart
In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.
Sep 15, 2013
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