Archive for the 'Europe' Category

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Grant is celebrating by looking back at sainthood itself. The western church has been honoring holy figures since its earliest days, a practice that developed into a relatively new bureaucratic system. 

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As we look back on the year that passed, Grant is reminded of an even more explosive one: 1848. The great powers of Europe had made themselves the center of the world, and then those powers collapsed as a broad coalition of citizens rose up in the name of freedom. But whose freedom counts most? Is this a story of nations or of classes? Why are revolutions graded pass/fail?

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X-Rays

In this episode we're thankful for modern medicine, and tools that help us heal with less harm. At least, that's how X-rays work now. Alaina teaches us about the early days of these mysterious rays, the scientists, inventors, and doctors who sacrificed their own health to develop them, and some of the odder purposes this miracle technology was put to.

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We're sure the world is about to be bombarded by retrospectives of Apollo 11, and for good reason, but there's so much more to explore. Grant takes us through the history of Mars exploration, from the first looks from afar, to the first mobile science platforms to rove its surface.

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Ice Cream

This week, Alaina follows through on her promise to talk about the history of ice cream. Or at least, the probable history of ice cream. It's a full hour of navigating shifting definitions, and weighing competing claims. And everything, eventually, comes close to home.

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Two Playwrights

Grant wants us to get some culture, so he shines a light on the roots of theater in the West. Hrotsvitha was inspired to use the language of a playwright who lived a millennium before her to impart moral lessons to those who followed her. Hildegard of Bingen steered liturgical drama toward a form much more recognizable as theater, and invented a genre that would become dominant hundreds of years later.

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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, full of promise and hope. We send off the year that was with a pair of remembrances. First, Alaina teaches us about the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the deadliest disease known to mankind. Then, Grant tells the story of the Second Defenestration of Prague, and how a 1618 disagreement over building a pair of churches sparked the Thirty Years War.

 

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We've been spending a lot of time with US history and it's time to head abroad. Grant gets meta with an episode that does just that! Japan spent hundreds of years isolating itself (from a certain point of view) until an American fleet gave them the opportunity (from a certain point of view) to open their society to the colonial powers. What's the difference between diplomacy and coercion? How can you maintain tradition in a changing world? Is an equal exchange even possible?

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The night grows long, but far away is a place where the sun stays in the sky for six months at a time, drawing lazy circles and never crossing the horizon. Such a place could drive one mad. We talk about disasters, suspicious deaths, and a waterfall of blood in our annual Haunted Honeys episode. This year, Alaina takes us on ice.

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Grant takes us back to mid-century America to talk about an emblematic episode of the Cold War. During the Second World War, a number of Americans went behind the government's back to aid an ally. Less than ten yers later, two of them were blamed for millions and millions of deaths, and sentenced to death on coerced and extremely tenuous testimony. Can the letter of the law stand against its use as a weapon? Did an act of state cruelty feed further cruelty, and could clemency have reduced fear? Is this just a game of chicken gone wrong?

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