Revolutions

Revolutions

By Mike Duncan

A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???

Episodes

Final Episode- Adieu Mes Amis

If you wanna drop a tip on your way out the door, Click Here To Donate. See you on the other side my friends.
25/12/22·39m 4s

Appendix 12- Coming Full Circle One Last Time

The revolution has revolved.  
19/12/22·38m 3s

Appendix 11- Meet the New Boss

Not necessarily the same as the old boss...
12/12/22·35m 16s

Appendix 10- The Revolution Devours Its Children

Somebody is getting eaten. Just depends who.
05/12/22·31m 57s

Appendix 9- The Second Wave

Surfs up, it's a radical wave.
22/11/22·28m 49s

Appendix 8- Wars Both Foreign and Domestic

Nothing lets slip the dogs of war like a Revolution.
12/11/22·25m 46s

Appendix 7- The Entropy of Victory

The enemy of my enemy was my friend. Upcoming live events! Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
26/10/22·24m 42s

Appendix 6- Victory And Defeat

Every victory implies a defeat. Every defeat implies a victory. Upcoming live events! Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
19/10/22·27m 41s

Appendix 5- The Triggers

[insert obligatory joke about being triggered] Upcoming live events! Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
12/10/22·26m 20s

Appendix 4- Shocks To The System

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way... For tickets to the October dates: Oct. 3 Austin TX @ Paramount Theater Oct. 4 San Francisco @ Palace of Fine Arts Oct. 5 Seattle @ Town Hall Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
03/10/22·29m 35s

Appendix 3- From Equilibrium to Disequilibrium

Probably wouldn't be a revolution if everything just kept on being cool and stable. For tickets to the October dates: Oct. 3 Austin TX @ Paramount Theater Oct. 4 San Francisco @ Palace of Fine Arts Oct. 5 Seattle @ Town Hall Oct. 25 Chicago @ Vic Theater Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
19/09/22·28m 2s

Appendix 2- The Ancien Regime

  For tickets to the October dates: Oct. 3 Austin TX @ Paramount Theater Oct. 4 San Francisco @ Palace of Fine Arts Oct. 5 Seattle @ Town Hall Oct. 25 Chicago @ Vic Theater Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
13/09/22·28m 5s

Appendix 1- Coming Full Circle

The word revolution means coming full circle, so it seems like the best way to begin the end. Tour dates and links: Sept. 6 Madison -- Mystery to Me Sept. 7 Chicago -- Seminary Co-Op Sept. 8 Portland -- Powell's Books Sept. 9 Seattle -- Elliott Bay Book Company Sept. 12 Boulder -- Boulder Book Store Sept. 13 Denver -- Tattered Cover (Aspen Grove) Sept. 14 Dallas -- Interrobang Books Sept. 15 Austin -- Bookpeople Sept. 16 Houston -- Brazos Books Sept. 19 New Orleans -- Garden District Book Shop Sept. 20 Atlanta -- Carter Center w/ A Capella Books Sept. 21 Chapel Hill -- Flyleaf Books Sept. 22 Raleigh -- Quail Ridge Books Sept. 24 Winston-Salem -- Bookmarks Book Festival
05/09/22·40m 10s

Hero of Two Worlds Bonus Excerpt

Please enjoy this chapter about Lafayette's tour of America on the eve of my own tour of America. Tour dates and links: Sept. 6 Madison -- Mystery to Me Sept. 7 Chicago -- Seminary Co-Op Sept. 8 Portland -- Powell's Books Sept. 9 Seattle -- Elliott Bay Book Company Sept. 12 Boulder -- Boulder Book Store Sept. 13 Denver -- Tattered Cover (Aspen Grove) Sept. 14 Dallas -- Interrobang Books Sept. 15 Austin -- Bookpeople Sept. 16 Houston -- Brazos Books Sept. 19 New Orleans -- Garden District Book Shop Sept. 20 Atlanta -- Carter Center w/ A Capella Books Sept. 21 Chapel Hill -- Flyleaf Books Sept. 22 Raleigh -- Quail Ridge Books Sept. 24 Winston-Salem -- Bookmarks Book Festival
02/09/22·53m 54s

Hero of Two Worlds Pilot Script

Please enjoy this one-man table read of the pilot script I've been writing for a proposed TV series based on Hero of Two Worlds. ---- For all the details on the paperback tour in September click here: bit.ly/mikeduncantour For tickets to the October dates: Oct. 3 Austin TX @ Paramount Theater Oct. 4 San Francisco @ Palace of Fine Arts Oct. 5 Seattle @ Town Hall Oct. 25 Chicago @ Vic Theater Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
28/07/22·54m 32s

October Events! Tickets on Sale!

Oct. 3 Austin TX @ Paramount Theater Oct. 4 San Francisco @ Palace of Fine Arts Oct. 5 Seattle @ Town Hall --- Oct. 25 Chicago @ Vic Theater Oct. 26 Boston @ The Wilbur Oct. 27 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium Oct. 29 Newark NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
21/07/22·3m 18s

Speaking Tour! Live and in person!

For all the details on the paperback tour click here: bit.ly/mikeduncantour More info on the October speaking performances as soon as we have firm dates/times/tickets.
04/07/22·3m 32s

10.103- The Final Chapter

See you on the other side.
04/07/22·52m 4s

10.102- Dizzy WIth Success

So dizzy. So much success.
27/06/22·57m 55s

10.101- The United Oppositon

To be in power, or not to be in power, that is the question...
18/06/22·45m 37s

10.100- History Never Ends

After one hundred episodes, you might agree!
10/06/22·42m 15s

10.99- The Testament

It's a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaake.  
01/06/22·35m 13s

10.98- The Union of Soviet Socialst Republics

Forward in the USSR
24/05/22·33m 13s

10.97- The Trial of the SRs

There's no business like show business.
17/05/22·38m 0s

10.96- Starving To Death

You know we're covering an upbeat period of history when the title of the episode is "Starving To Death"
11/05/22·32m 48s

10.95- Russian Empire Soviet Empire

Tbh, it's bit like one of those "circle five differences in these two pictures that otherwise seem identical" games.
25/04/22·33m 38s

10.94- The New Policies

When the old policies aren't working...try new policies!
18/04/22·35m 49s

10.93- The Kronstadt Rebellion

Poetically, or ominously, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Paris Commune...
11/04/22·46m 45s

10.92- Long Live the Bolsheviks Death to the Communists

[Insert Spider-Man meme here]
04/04/22·31m 45s

10.91- The Battle of Warsaw

So close yet so far away.
28/03/22·33m 45s

10.90- The Polish Soviet War

Why stop fighting when you can keep fighting?  
15/03/22·36m 5s

10.89- The Collapse of the Whites

Spoiler Alert in the title.
07/03/22·33m 44s

10.88- The Moscow Directive

To Moscow!  
28/02/22·33m 7s

10.87- Anarchy in Ukraine

Nestor Makhno thy time has come. Sponsors DrinkTrade.com/revolutions Ritual.com/revolutions
21/02/22·33m 11s

10.86- The Communist Soviets

All power to the Soviets!* *The Communist Party --------------------- APRIL 30, 2022: Live Performance at Coletivo in Milwaukee.
14/02/22·33m 51s

10.85- The German Revolution

There *was* a revolution in Germany. But it wasn't like the revolution in Russia. Sponsors: Harrys.com/revolutions BetterHelp.com/revolutions
08/02/22·44m 37s

10.84- The End of the World

The end of WWI was a pretty big deal all things considered. Sponsors: Audible.com/revolutions DrinkTrade.com/revolutions GreenChef.com/revolutions130
31/01/22·35m 10s

10.83- Terror Is Necessary

But is it though? sponsor: ritual.com/REVOLUTIONS
24/01/22·32m 7s

10.82- The House of Special Purpose

Time to tie up some loose ends.  
17/01/22·34m 48s

10.81- The Revolt of the Left SRs

Hey it was worth a shot. Well, actually, probably not. Register for digital book talk with me and Jonathan Katz on his new book: Gangsters of Capitalism Jan 18 w/ Politics and Prose.    
10/01/22·34m 42s

10.80- The Revolt of the Czechoslovak Legion

Time to play the wild card.
20/12/21·35m 42s

10.79- Reds and Whites

Time to head into the final lap...
13/12/21·34m 45s

10.78- Neither War Nor Peace

What's better than war and peace? Neither war nor peace!
06/12/21·35m 8s

10.77- Brest Litovsk

Dance dance revolution.  
29/11/21·33m 25s

10.76- Liberty or Victory

Can anyone guess which one Lenin and the Bolsheviks will choose? 
23/11/21·31m 37s

10.75- The People's Commissars

The Bolsheviks caught the car. Now they had to figure out what to do with it.
15/11/21·35m 5s

10.73- Zeno's Revolution

Wherein we keep moving toward the October Revolution by progressing halfway to halfway to halfway to halfway... Link: Event w/ Dr. Faith Hillis for her book Utopia's Discontents.
02/11/21·33m 33s

10.72- The Decision

Comrade Lenin says don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Link to details on the talk/signing in Pasadena!
18/10/21·30m 15s

10.71- The Democratic Conference

Links to tour details... Minneapolis Oct 11: Magers and Quinn Naperville Oct 12: Anderson's Bookshop Madison/Verona Oct 13: Kismet Books Milwaukee Oct 14: Boswells Book Company Pasadena Oct 27: Vromans Bookstore
10/10/21·30m 52s

NEXT WEEK! AN UPPER MIDWEST SIGNING TOUR! COME!

Links to details... Main page (scroll down): Minneapolis: Magers and Quinn Chicago: Anderson's Bookshop Madison: Kismet Books Milwaukee: Boswells Book Company
06/10/21·1m 34s

10.70- The Kornilov Affair

Not a political plot. A sitcom plot.  
04/10/21·33m 21s

10.69- The July Days

When you come at the king, best not miss.  
27/09/21·32m 10s

10.68- The June Offensive

Don't put all your eggs in one basket, folks.  
06/09/21·31m 36s

10.67- The April Crisis

April 1917 reminds us sometimes foreign affairs DO matter in domestic politics. --- The H2W related podcast appearances I mentioned: Based on a True Story with Dan LeFebvre. Great chat about Lafayette in film and TV. KPFA's Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich. This one is a video! Tides of History with Patrick Wyman. More of me and Patrick being me and Patrick. So good, informative, and fun. My History Can Beat Up Your Politics One of the O.G. podcasts. Since 2006!
01/09/21·30m 37s

10.66 Finland Station

Wherein the Bolsheviks call for an Uber. The New Yorker Article by Adam Gopnick The New Republic Article by David Klion (Hi David!)  CBS This Morning Segment Look ma I'm on the tee-vee.
23/08/21·30m 9s

10.65- The Dawn of a New Day

The February Revolution succeeded! Everything is great now! Get tix for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman.
16/08/21·30m 17s

10.64- The Origin of Dual Power

The Duma is about to get a new roommate: The Petrograd Soviet Sign up fast for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman.
09/08/21·30m 2s

10.63- Abdication

Good riddance to Dear Nicky. Sign up fast for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman.
02/08/21·33m 8s

10.62- International Women's Day

The February Revolution began on International Women's Day Meanwhile...Lafayette Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman.
26/07/21·35m 3s

10.61- The Precipice

Really should have called this episode The Verge. Come hang out with Patrick Wyman and Me on July 22 to celbrate the launch of his book The Verge! Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds!
19/07/21·29m 48s

10.60- The Abyss That Lies Ahead

Why get off the road to ruin when you can just stay on it? Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds!
12/07/21·28m 11s

10.59- Stupidity or Treason?

You make the call. Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds! Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
04/07/21·33m 51s

10.58- Inflation and Scarcity

Inflation and scarcity are not exactly solid foundations to base the stability of a regime. Link: The Hero of Two Worlds bookshop map Tell us where you pre-ordered the book!
28/06/21·34m 45s

10.57 Great War Great Offensive

Ok, maybe it wasn't a great war, but it *was* a great offensive. Link: Bookstore Map (scroll down) Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
14/06/21·25m 45s

SNEAK PREVIEW: Hero of Two Worlds Chapter Four

Lafayette comes to America! Enjoy! A link to pre-order the book! A link to the map to tell us where you pre-ordered the book! Scroll down it's at the bottom. Thanks!
11/06/21·43m 23s

10.56- Great War Great Retreat

When it started, everyone thought it was gonna be a regular war. But it turned out to be a *great* war. Sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
06/06/21·30m 58s

10.55- Whatever Happened To The International?

Wherein we finally talk about the Second International just so we can watch it die. Sponsor: Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds!
31/05/21·31m 47s

10.54- War or Revolution

War will cause another revolution? No! War will prevent another revolution. Sponsor: keeps.com/revolutions
24/05/21·32m 4s

10.53- The Balkans

Confused by how events Balkans could spark a world war? Good news, you're not alone. All the Great Powers of Europe are right there with you. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
17/05/21·31m 5s

10.52- What You Already Know About The Origins of WWI

You already know a lot actually! sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
10/05/21·30m 3s

Supplemental: The Streets of Paris

Au revoir Paris.
19/04/21·26m 10s

10.51- Our Friend

A rapist protected by powerful friends? Who has ever heard of such a thing? Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
12/04/21·18m 9s

10.50- The Holy Man

Why be an illiterate Siberian peasant when you can be a sought after curiosity in St. Petersburg. sponsor: awaytravel.com/revolutions
05/04/21·16m 23s

10.49- The Tsarevich

Wherein the gods hate me, but they hated Alexei Romanov even more... Sponsor: HelloFresh/Revolutions12
29/03/21·16m 32s

10.48- The Death of Reform

Stolypin's reforms died. Then Stolypin died.
22/03/21·29m 38s

10.47- The Duma of Lords and Lackeys

After re-writing election laws to ensure a Duma he could work with, Prime Minister Stolypin finally had a Duma he could work with. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolution.
15/03/21·35m 38s

10.46- The Permanent Revolution

Why have two revolutions when you can have one big long revolution? sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
08/03/21·33m 49s

10.45- The Disunity Congresses

Unity Congress more like DISunity Congress, amirite? sponsor: audible.com/revolutions.
28/02/21·36m 21s

10.44- Bolshevik Bank Heist

Who expropriates the expropriators? sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
21/02/21·38m 48s

10.43- The Coup of 1907

Wherein we ask the ask the eternal question: Was it really a coup? Sponsor: HelloFresh
24/01/21·36m 11s

10.42- The Stolypin Reforms

To celebrate his new reform program, Prime Minster Stolypin handed out commemorative neckties.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
18/01/21·36m 21s

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
11/01/21·36m 10s

10.40- Relaunch and Recap

Last time on the Revolutions Podcast...  
03/01/21·34m 32s

What Happened

Wherein I explain what the heck happened to me.
25/12/20·7m 25s

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.
05/04/20·39m 5s

10.38- The Days of Freedom

The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.
29/03/20·40m 23s

10.37- The General Strike

That time everyone stayed home from work.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions. 
22/03/20·34m 20s

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
15/03/20·32m 23s

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
09/03/20·32m 46s

10.34- The Wave of Protest

Bloody Sunday triggered the largest popular protests the Russian Empire had ever seen. sponsor: away.com/revolutions20
02/03/20·34m 4s

10.33- Bloody Sunday

When people are crying out for help, maybe don't murder them in the streets.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
24/02/20·45m 26s

10.32- The Union of Liberation

The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
17/02/20·32m 9s

10.31- A Big Mistake

What happens when you think victory will be easy, defeat will be catastrophic...and then you start to lose?
10/02/20·31m 13s

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?
03/02/20·32m 13s

10.29- Bolsheviks and Mensheviks

When you have a majority, flaunt it. 
27/01/20·30m 33s

10.28- The Spark

To build a fire one first needs a spark.
20/01/20·30m 17s

Revolutions Podcast Update- The End Is Nigh?

Is the end nigh? Not really. But it will be soon!
19/01/20·5m 36s

10.27- Coming Together Drifting Apart

As factional disputes arose, radical Russians attempt to forge larger alliances.  sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
23/12/19·32m 57s

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
16/12/19·30m 19s

10.25- Senseless Dreams

Someone was having senseless dreams alright.   
09/12/19·33m 23s

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
02/12/19·28m 46s

10.23- On Agitation

Why propagandize when you can agitate? Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
25/11/19·30m 0s

10.22- Vladimir and Nadya

The great Marxist meet cute. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions 
18/11/19·31m 36s

10.21- The Socialist Revolutionaries

Narodism didn't die after 1881. It just went into hibernation.  sponsor: awaytravel.com/revolutions20
10/11/19·32m 15s

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. 
04/11/19·29m 19s

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
21/10/19·29m 58s

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.   
14/10/19·25m 30s

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
07/10/19·34m 31s

10.16- The Russian Colony

Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar. 
30/09/19·31m 12s

10.15- The Tsar Must Die

Kids today have no respect.  Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions
23/09/19·31m 7s

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
16/09/19·26m 19s

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
09/09/19·30m 9s

10.12- The Decembrists

In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists.  Sponsor: casper.com
26/08/19·31m 16s

10.11- War and Peace

This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist
19/08/19·31m 38s

10.10- The Russian Empire

Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.
05/08/19·33m 20s

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!
28/07/19·31m 28s

10.8- The Red And The Black

In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin. 
07/07/19·31m 1s

10.7- Paris Commune Revisited

Wherein we revisit the Paris Commune.  
01/07/19·30m 55s

10.6- True Liberty, True Equality, and True Fraternity

All Mikhail Bakunin wanted was a world without bosses.  Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
24/06/19·32m 15s

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
17/06/19·29m 1s

10.4- Historical Materialism

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles? Come see us: Intelligent Speech Conference
10/06/19·33m 20s

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. 
03/06/19·30m 51s

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
27/05/19·31m 45s

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. 
20/05/19·31m 22s

Revolutions Podcast Update

A Revolutions Podcast Update.  Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!
13/05/19·10m 9s

9.27- The Institutional Revolution

The winds have now swept Mexico. To what end? I'll be in Copenhagen: CPH:DOX March 26
12/03/19·1h 13m

9.26- The Last Caudillo

It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
04/03/19·39m 33s

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
25/02/19·36m 28s

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/
17/02/19·35m 35s

9.23- The Constitution of 1917

In 1917 Mexico got a new constitution.  sponsor: audible.com/revolutions. 
11/02/19·36m 58s

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
04/02/19·37m 37s

9.21- Death To The Gringos

In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos.  Sponsor link: audible.com/revolutions
27/01/19·36m 38s

9.20- The Guns of Veracruz

Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
21/01/19·37m 52s

9.19- The Conventionists

In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico.  Sponsor: Care/Of  
14/01/19·40m 37s

9.18- The Fall of Huerta

In the summer of 1914, the armies of Obregón, Villa, and Zapata drove Huerta into exile. 
17/12/18·38m 32s

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  
10/12/18·37m 15s

9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa

Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.
03/12/18·40m 43s

9.15- The Constitutionalists

Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
26/11/18·41m 31s

9.14- The Ten Tragic Days

Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting. 
19/11/18·35m 17s

9.13- The Plan of Ayala

After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends. 
12/11/18·39m 45s

9.12- No Peace

After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.   
04/11/18·19m 42s

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
29/10/18·40m 57s

9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost

How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato
22/10/18·33m 1s

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  
16/10/18·37m 42s

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)  
14/10/18·39m 26s

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
08/10/18·39m 2s

9.07- Morelos

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!  
24/09/18·37m 12s

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
17/09/18·41m 12s

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
10/09/18·39m 58s

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
03/09/18·39m 52s

9.03- Mexico

In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable.  Sponsor: Audible.com/revolutions. 
27/08/18·46m 58s

9.02- The Cry of Dolores

In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores. 
20/08/18·46m 41s

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
12/08/18·36m 33s

8.8- The Bloody Week

The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week.  Sponsor link: Audible.com/revolutions
25/06/18·42m 59s

8.7- Year 79

🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶
17/06/18·33m 43s

8.6- The Commune

The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.  
13/06/18·39m 55s

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
04/06/18·39m 42s

8.4- The Siege of Paris

You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats.  Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com  
28/05/18·41m 56s

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
20/05/18·40m 52s

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  
13/05/18·38m 24s

8.1- The Second French Empire

First as tragedy, then as farce.  Fundraiser: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions 
06/05/18·41m 53s

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30/04/18·6m 33s

7.33- What the Heck Just Happened

Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848 revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com audible.com/revolutions
30/04/18·40m 22s

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
25/03/18·43m 53s

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. 
19/03/18·40m 24s

7.30- The Crown From the Gutter

Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.   
11/03/18·36m 38s

7.29- The New Emperor

In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor. 
05/03/18·36m 3s

7.28- Prince President Bonaparte

In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France. 
26/02/18·42m 41s

7.27- The Flight of the Pope

In November 1848, the Pope took flight.  
19/02/18·42m 57s

7.26- The Battle For Vienna

After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.
12/02/18·39m 13s

7.25- The Parliament of Professors

The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment. 
05/02/18·39m 50s

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. 
31/01/18·35m 54s

7.23- The First War of Italian Independence

On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria. 
22/01/18·41m 16s

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?
14/01/18·33m 58s

7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down

The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.
08/01/18·43m 27s

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  
25/12/17·43m 53s

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
18/12/17·39m 40s

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
04/12/17·42m 44s

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
26/11/17·42m 13s

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.  
20/11/17·37m 24s

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.
15/11/17·37m 9s

7.14- The Fall of Metternich

On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell.  We did it!  New York Times Bestseller List http://thestormbeforethestorm.com
06/11/17·38m 43s

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Enjoy! Unless you plan on coming to a future event, in which case you should probably stop listening right now!
30/10/17·1h 3m

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 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, Time TBD Reading + Signing
23/10/17·8m 11s

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
16/10/17·30m 57s

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
09/10/17·36m 21s

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
02/10/17·39m 51s

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
25/09/17·39m 55s

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
18/09/17·39m 52s

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
04/09/17·46m 48s

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
27/08/17·32m 36s

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
23/08/17·39m 57s

7.05- Risorgimento

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
13/08/17·37m 55s

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
07/08/17·43m 2s

7.03- The German Confederation

The long road to Germany has begun. 
31/07/17·32m 20s

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
27/07/17·55m 41s

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
24/07/17·41m 1s

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
17/07/17·40m 10s

6.08e- The June Rebellion

In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song. 
29/05/17·34m 10s

6.08d- The Carbonari

In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 
22/05/17·41m 46s

6.08c- Metternich

After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe.  Sponsor: Bombfell.com/revolutions. 
15/05/17·34m 39s

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.
08/05/17·35m 59s

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
30/04/17·34m 27s

6.07- The Last King of France

King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight. 
24/04/17·48m 9s

6.06- The Duc d'Orleans

Time to get this piece on the board. 
17/04/17·23m 50s

6.05- The Barricades

On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution. 
10/04/17·38m 59s

6.04- Stop The Presses

On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began. 
02/04/17·39m 17s

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.   
26/03/17·40m 57s

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.
20/03/17·35m 6s

6.01- The Chain of Time

After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. 
13/03/17·45m 38s

5.27- The Labyrinth

In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.   
13/02/17·44m 11s

5.26- Out the Window

On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.
05/02/17·34m 37s

5.25- The Tangled Swords

At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez. 
30/01/17·32m 54s

5.24- The Republic of Bolivar

In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. 
23/01/17·38m 41s

5.23- Ayacucho

Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.
16/01/17·36m 58s

5.22- The Guayaquil Conference

Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 
12/12/16·32m 56s

5.21- The Third Sister

In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole.    Sponsor Link: Harrys Razors
04/12/16·30m 36s

5.20- The Sea Wolf

Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 
21/11/16·40m 1s

5.19- The Army of the Andes

José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 
14/11/16·36m 50s

5.18- Liberation

On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela.  http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com/
07/11/16·42m 37s

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31/10/16·10m 22s

5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor

Do not buy land in Poyais. 
24/10/16·40m 31s

5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road

In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history.  . 
09/10/16·37m 38s

5.16- Over The Mountains

In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. 
02/10/16·39m 24s

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. 
19/09/16·42m 55s

5.14- El Jefe Supremo

With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.  
12/09/16·36m 44s

5.13- The Letter From Jamaica

Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.   
05/09/16·46m 30s

5.12- The Desired One

The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 
29/08/16·36m 50s

5.11- The Legions of Hell

In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 
22/08/16·41m 54s

5.10- War To The Death

Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 
15/08/16·44m 51s

5.09- God's Divine Wrath

Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 
07/08/16·41m 22s

5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock

in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 
25/07/16·43m 30s

5.07- The First Cry For Liberty

Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 
18/07/16·33m 39s

5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne

In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.
11/07/16·42m 52s

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. 
03/07/16·42m 31s

5.04- The Prince of Caracas

Enter Bolívar. 
26/06/16·37m 52s

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.   
20/06/16·44m 48s

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. 
12/06/16·42m 39s

5.01- The Conquest

After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 
06/06/16·45m 49s

4.19- The History of Haiti

1806-Present. Enjoy.
17/04/16·1h 44m

4.18- Death to the French

After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 
11/04/16·38m 5s

4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence

Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.
03/04/16·8m 39s

4.17- Independence

The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.
03/04/16·39m 20s

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. 
28/03/16·36m 13s

4.15- The Leclerc Expedition

With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.
21/03/16·39m 48s

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. 
14/03/16·40m 47s

4.13- The War of Knives

From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 
07/03/16·38m 50s

4.12- Toussaint's Clause

Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.
29/02/16·36m 18s

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.
22/02/16·33m 0s

4.10- The Third Commission

By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.
15/02/16·39m 50s

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.
08/02/16·39m 36s

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.
01/02/16·38m 21s

4.07- The Citizens of June 20

Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.
25/01/16·36m 17s

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.  
18/01/16·38m 33s

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. 
11/01/16·38m 22s

4.04- Three Revolts

First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.
04/01/16·36m 32s

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.
21/12/15·38m 26s

4.02- The Web of Tension

Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link: http://casper.com/revolutions
14/12/15·38m 40s

4.01- Saint-Domingue

The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.
07/12/15·37m 49s

3.55- The Retrospective

One last look back at the pile of severed heads.
26/11/15·55m 32s

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12/10/15·4m 39s

3.54- The Empire

Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan
27/09/15·30m 47s

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.
27/09/15·27m 56s

3.52- There is Your Man

And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan
21/09/15·36m 2s

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
14/09/15·36m 23s

3.50- The Second Coalition

While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.
07/09/15·33m 49s

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.
31/08/15·41m 13s

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.
24/08/15·35m 44s

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  
17/08/15·39m 47s

3.46- The Coup of Fructidor

After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.
09/08/15·40m 9s

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.  
03/08/15·35m 0s

3.44- The War Feeds Itself

Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions  
20/07/15·38m 44s

3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals

The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k
13/07/15·36m 32s

3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot

When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.
05/07/15·34m 26s

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.
28/06/15·35m 29s

3.40- The Frozen Rivers

The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!
22/06/15·35m 26s

3.39- The Death of the Jacobins

After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.
14/06/15·20m 1s

3.38- Thermidor

The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.
08/06/15·32m 23s

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08/06/15·3m 35s

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.
01/06/15·36m 43s

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
24/05/15·35m 8s

3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire

At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.
18/05/15·36m 59s

3.34c- Citizen Genet

Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
11/05/15·18m 2s

3.34b- Phillippe Egalite

Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
27/04/15·16m 13s

3.34a- The Republican Calendar

In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.
20/04/15·15m 26s

3.34- Saturn's Children

In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.
12/04/15·31m 41s

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
05/04/15·35m 54s

3.32- The Committee of Public Safety

In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.
29/03/15·32m 10s

3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux

In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.
23/03/15·34m 43s

3.30- The 250th Episode

Question Time! sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
16/03/15·1h 14m

3.29- The Purge of the Girondins

On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.
08/03/15·32m 22s

3.28- Provincial Revolt

In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions  
01/03/15·30m 21s

3.27- Advance and Retreat

After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. 
16/02/15·35m 54s

3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI

King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.
08/02/15·37m 57s

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
01/02/15·20m 12s

3.24- The September Massacres

With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates. 
26/01/15·36m 52s

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
19/01/15·33m 1s

3.22- War

In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
12/01/15·31m 18s

3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand

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04/01/15·19m 8s

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
21/12/14·34m 16s

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15/12/14·14m 20s

3.20- The Constitution of 1791

As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
15/12/14·32m 54s

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
08/12/14·30m 28s

The Flight of Emperor Palpatine

Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice. 
25/11/14·3m 55s

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
24/11/14·30m 18s

3.17- A Temporary Summit

After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. 
17/11/14·32m 56s

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.  <!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves>false</w:TrackMoves> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> <w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:DontAutofitConstrainedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> </w:Compatibility> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="276"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--> <!-- [if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <!--EndFragment-->
10/11/14·30m 53s

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.
03/11/14·31m 21s

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
27/10/14·30m 51s

3.13- The Rights of Man

After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. 
19/10/14·31m 42s

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. 
13/10/14·30m 56s

3.11- The Fall of the Bastille

On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.   
06/10/14·31m 34s

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29/09/14·1m 50s

3.10- The Tennis Court Oath

On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike.  Sponsor link: Lynda.com/revolutions
22/09/14·30m 29s

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. 
15/09/14·32m 21s

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. 
08/09/14·26m 22s

3.7- The Séance Royale

31/08/14·26m 29s

3.6- The Stately Quadrille

Round and round and round it goes...
25/08/14·28m 43s

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. 
17/08/14·25m 43s

3.4- Necker and the Necklace

Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.
10/08/14·26m 53s

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. 
03/08/14·27m 18s

3.2-The Broken Regime

The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. 
20/07/14·28m 17s

3.1- The Three Estates

The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else. 
14/07/14·27m 12s

3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update

Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?
14/07/14·5m 23s

2.15a- The Bill of Rights

Hang them on the wall of every classroom. 
25/05/14·3m 44s

2.15- The Rising Sun

The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era. 
25/05/14·36m 52s

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. 
18/05/14·29m 38s

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. 
12/05/14·27m 28s

2.12- Yorktown

Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence. 
04/05/14·27m 11s

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. 
27/04/14·30m 41s

2.10- Turning South

The Episode That Wouldn't Die.
22/04/14·26m 59s

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. 
13/04/14·29m 27s

2.8- Saratoga

Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. 
30/03/14·31m 9s

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.   
24/03/14·28m 33s

2.6a- Supplemental The Declaration of Independence

When in the course of human events...
16/03/14·9m 19s

2.6- Independence

The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. 
16/03/14·30m 53s

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.
09/03/14·29m 56s

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. 
03/03/14·27m 24s

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. 
23/02/14·27m 34s

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. 
16/02/14·29m 16s

2.1- The Thirteen Colonies

A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. 
10/02/14·30m 20s

1.16- The Restoration

The English Monarchy was restored in 1660. 
12/01/14·30m 47s

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.
12/01/14·11m 6s

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. 
06/01/14·28m 24s

1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas

After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. 
25/12/13·8m 42s

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. 
22/12/13·29m 20s

1.13- The Instrument of Government

The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 
16/12/13·25m 27s

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. 
09/12/13·28m 59s

1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers

God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.   
02/12/13·12m 36s

1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John

For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison
02/12/13·11m 35s

1.11a- Tour Announcement 2

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24/11/13·1m 25s

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.  
24/11/13·29m 51s

1.10- Regicide

After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. 
18/11/13·27m 42s

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.   
11/11/13·29m 48s

1.8- Checkmate

After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations. 
04/11/13·25m 21s

1.7a- Tour Announcement

New Revolutions Tour coming in June 2014! Email: tours@revolutionspodcast.com
28/10/13·2m 5s

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.  
28/10/13·28m 3s

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. 
21/10/13·27m 21s

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. 
13/10/13·26m 32s

1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies

A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 
13/10/13·12m 55s

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. 
07/10/13·25m 57s

1.3- The Bishops' Wars

The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.
30/09/13·26m 35s

1.2- Personal Rule

In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.
23/09/13·23m 50s

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.
15/09/13·24m 18s

0.0- Introduction

Welcome to Revolutions.
15/09/13·9m 51s
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