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May 20, 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. 
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31 min
May 13, 2019
Revolutions Podcast Update
A Revolutions Podcast Update.  Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!
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10 min
March 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
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73 min
March 4, 2019
9.26- The Last Caudillo
It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
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39 min
February 25, 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
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36 min
February 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/
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35 min
February 11, 2019
9.23- The Constitution of 1917
In 1917 Mexico got a new constitution.  sponsor: audible.com/revolutions. 
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36 min
February 4, 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
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37 min
January 27, 2019
9.21- Death To The Gringos
In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos.  Sponsor link: audible.com/revolutions
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36 min
January 21, 2019
9.20- The Guns of Veracruz
Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
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37 min
January 14, 2019
9.19- The Conventionists
In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico.  Sponsor: Care/Of  
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40 min
December 17, 2018
9.18- The Fall of Huerta
In the summer of 1914, the armies of Obregón, Villa, and Zapata drove Huerta into exile. 
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38 min
December 10, 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  
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37 min
December 3, 2018
9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa
Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.
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40 min
November 26, 2018
9.15- The Constitutionalists
Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
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41 min
November 19, 2018
9.14- The Ten Tragic Days
Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting. 
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35 min
November 12, 2018
9.13- The Plan of Ayala
After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends. 
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39 min
November 4, 2018
9.12- No Peace
After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.   
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19 min
October 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
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40 min
October 22, 2018
9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost
How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato
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33 min
October 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  
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37 min
October 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)  
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39 min
October 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
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39 min
September 24, 2018
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!  
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37 min
September 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
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41 min
September 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
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39 min
September 3, 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
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39 min
August 27, 2018
9.03- Mexico
In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable.  Sponsor: Audible.com/revolutions. 
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46 min
August 20, 2018
9.02- The Cry of Dolores
In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores. 
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46 min
August 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
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36 min
June 25, 2018
8.8- The Bloody Week
The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week.  Sponsor link: Audible.com/revolutions
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42 min
June 17, 2018
8.7- Year 79
🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶
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33 min
June 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.  
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39 min
June 4, 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
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39 min
May 28, 2018
8.4- The Siege of Paris
You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats.  Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com  
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41 min
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
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40 min
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  
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38 min
May 6, 2018
8.1- The Second French Empire
First as tragedy, then as farce.  Fundraiser: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions 
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41 min
April 30, 2018
2018 Revolutions Fundraiser Announcment
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6 min
April 30, 2018
7.33- What the Heck Just Happened
Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848 revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com audible.com/revolutions
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40 min
March 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
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43 min
March 19, 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. 
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40 min
March 11, 2018
7.30- The Crown From the Gutter
Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.   
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36 min
March 5, 2018
7.29- The New Emperor
In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor. 
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36 min
February 26, 2018
7.28- Prince President Bonaparte
In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France. 
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42 min
February 19, 2018
7.27- The Flight of the Pope
In November 1848, the Pope took flight.  
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42 min
February 12, 2018
7.26- The Battle For Vienna
After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.
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39 min
February 5, 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. 
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39 min
January 31, 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. 
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35 min
January 22, 2018
7.23- The First War of Italian Independence
On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria. 
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41 min
January 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?
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33 min
January 8, 2018
7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down
The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.
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43 min
December 25, 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  
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43 min
December 18, 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
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39 min
December 4, 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
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42 min
November 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
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42 min
November 20, 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.  
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37 min
November 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.
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37 min
November 6, 2017
7.14- The Fall of Metternich
On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell.  We did it!  New York Times Bestseller List http://thestormbeforethestorm.com
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38 min
October 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!
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63 min
October 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 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
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October 16, 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
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October 9, 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
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36 min
October 2, 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
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39 min
September 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
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39 min
September 18, 2017
7.09- The Pope and the King
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39 min
September 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
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46 min
August 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
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32 min
August 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
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39 min
August 13, 2017
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
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37 min
August 13, 2017
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
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August 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
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43 min
July 31, 2017
7.03- The German Confederation
The long road to Germany has begun. 
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32 min
July 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
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55 min
July 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
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41 min
July 17, 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
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40 min
May 29, 2017
6.08e- The June Rebellion
In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song. 
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34 min
May 22, 2017
6.08d- The Carbonari
In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 
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41 min
May 15, 2017
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. 
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34 min
May 8, 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.
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35 min
April 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
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34 min
April 24, 2017
6.07- The Last King of France
King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight. 
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48 min
April 17, 2017
6.06- The Duc d'Orleans
Time to get this piece on the board. 
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23 min
April 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. 
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38 min
April 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. 
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39 min
March 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.   
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40 min
March 20, 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.
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35 min
March 13, 2017
6.01- The Chain of Time
After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. 
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45 min
February 13, 2017
5.27- The Labyrinth
In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.   
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44 min
February 5, 2017
5.26- Out the Window
On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.
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34 min
January 30, 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. 
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32 min
January 23, 2017
5.24- The Republic of Bolivar
In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. 
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38 min
January 16, 2017
5.23- Ayacucho
Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.
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36 min
December 12, 2016
5.22- The Guayaquil Conference
Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 
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32 min
December 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
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30 min
November 23, 2016
Fundraiser Alert: Place Order By Nov 25 to Guarantee Delivery By Dec 23
Title kinda says it all. 
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2 min
November 21, 2016
5.20- The Sea Wolf
Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 
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40 min
November 14, 2016
5.19- The Army of the Andes
José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 
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36 min
November 7, 2016
5.18- Liberation
On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela.  http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com/
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42 min
October 31, 2016
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10 min
October 24, 2016
5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor
Do not buy land in Poyais. 
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40 min
October 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.  . 
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37 min
October 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. 
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39 min
September 19, 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. 
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42 min
September 12, 2016
5.14- El Jefe Supremo
With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.  
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36 min
September 5, 2016
5.13- The Letter From Jamaica
Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.   
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46 min
August 29, 2016
5.12- The Desired One
The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 
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36 min
August 22, 2016
5.11- The Legions of Hell
In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 
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41 min
August 15, 2016
5.10- War To The Death
Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 
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44 min
August 7, 2016
5.09- God's Divine Wrath
Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 
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41 min
July 25, 2016
5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock
in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 
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43 min
July 18, 2016
5.07- The First Cry For Liberty
Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 
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33 min
July 11, 2016
5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne
In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.
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42 min
July 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. 
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42 min
June 26, 2016
5.04- The Prince of Caracas
Enter Bolívar. 
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37 min
June 20, 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.   
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44 min
June 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. 
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42 min
June 6, 2016
5.01- The Conquest
After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 
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45 min
April 17, 2016
4.19- The History of Haiti
1806-Present. Enjoy.
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104 min
April 11, 2016
4.18- Death to the French
After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 
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38 min
April 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.
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8 min
April 3, 2016
4.17- Independence
The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.
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39 min
March 28, 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. 
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37 min
March 21, 2016
4.15- The Leclerc Expedition
With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.
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39 min
March 14, 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. 
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40 min
March 7, 2016
4.13- The War of Knives
From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 
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38 min
February 29, 2016
4.12- Toussaint's Clause
Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.
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37 min
February 22, 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.
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33 min
February 15, 2016
4.10- The Third Commission
By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.
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39 min
February 8, 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.
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39 min
February 1, 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.
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38 min
January 25, 2016
4.07- The Citizens of June 20
Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.
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36 min
January 18, 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.  
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38 min
January 11, 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. 
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38 min
January 4, 2016
4.04- Three Revolts
First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.
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36 min
December 21, 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.
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38 min
December 14, 2015
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
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38 min
December 7, 2015
4.01- Saint-Domingue
The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.
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37 min
November 26, 2015
3.55- The Retrospective
One last look back at the pile of severed heads.
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55 min
October 12, 2015
Special Announcement: Mike Duncan Inks a Book Deal
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4 min
September 27, 2015
3.54- The Empire
Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan
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30 min
September 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.
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27 min
September 21, 2015
3.52- There is Your Man
And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan
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36 min
September 14, 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
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36 min
September 7, 2015
3.50- The Second Coalition
While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.
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33 min
August 31, 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.
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41 min
August 24, 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.
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35 min
August 17, 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  
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39 min
August 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.
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40 min
August 3, 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.  
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35 min
July 20, 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  
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38 min
July 13, 2015
3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals
The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k
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36 min
July 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.
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34 min
June 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.
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35 min
June 22, 2015
3.40- The Frozen Rivers
The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!
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35 min
June 14, 2015
3.39- The Death of the Jacobins
After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.
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20 min
June 8, 2015
3.38- Thermidor
The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.
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32 min
June 8, 2015
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3 min
June 1, 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.
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36 min
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
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35 min
May 18, 2015
3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire
At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.
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36 min
May 11, 2015
3.34c- Citizen Genet
Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
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18 min
April 27, 2015
3.34b- Phillippe Egalite
Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions
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16 min
April 20, 2015
3.34a- The Republican Calendar
In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.
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15 min
April 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.
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31 min
April 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
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35 min
March 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.
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32 min
March 23, 2015
3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux
In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.
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34 min
March 16, 2015
3.30- The 250th Episode
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74 min
March 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.
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32 min
March 1, 2015
3.28- Provincial Revolt
In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions  
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30 min
February 16, 2015
3.27- Advance and Retreat
After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. 
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35 min
February 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.
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37 min
February 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
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20 min
January 26, 2015
3.24- The September Massacres
With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates. 
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36 min
January 19, 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
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33 min
January 12, 2015
3.22- War
In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
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31 min
January 4, 2015
3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand
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19 min
December 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
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34 min
December 15, 2014
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14 min
December 15, 2014
3.20- The Constitution of 1791
As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com
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32 min
December 8, 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
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30 min
November 25, 2014
The Flight of Emperor Palpatine
Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice. 
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3 min
November 24, 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
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30 min
November 17, 2014
3.17- A Temporary Summit
After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. 
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32 min
November 10, 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. 
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30 min
November 3, 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.
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31 min
October 27, 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
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30 min
October 19, 2014
3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
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6 min
October 19, 2014
3.13- The Rights of Man
After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. 
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31 min
October 13, 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. 
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30 min
October 6, 2014
3.11- The Fall of the Bastille
On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.   
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31 min
September 29, 2014
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1 min
September 22, 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
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30 min
September 15, 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. 
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32 min
September 8, 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. 
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26 min
August 31, 2014
3.7- The Séance Royale
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26 min
August 25, 2014
3.6- The Stately Quadrille
Round and round and round it goes...
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28 min
August 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. 
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25 min
August 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.
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26 min
August 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. 
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27 min
July 20, 2014
3.2-The Broken Regime
The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. 
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28 min
July 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. 
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27 min
July 14, 2014
3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?
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5 min
May 25, 2014
2.15a- The Bill of Rights
Hang them on the wall of every classroom. 
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3 min
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. 
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36 min
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. 
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29 min
May 12, 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. 
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27 min
May 4, 2014
2.12- Yorktown
Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence. 
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27 min
April 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. 
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30 min
April 22, 2014
2.10- Turning South
The Episode That Wouldn't Die.
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26 min
April 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. 
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29 min
March 30, 2014
2.8- Saratoga
Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. 
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31 min
March 24, 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.   
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28 min
March 16, 2014
2.6a- Supplemental The Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human events...
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9 min
March 16, 2014
2.6- Independence
The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. 
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30 min
March 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.
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29 min
March 3, 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. 
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27 min
February 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. 
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27 min
February 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. 
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29 min
February 10, 2014
2.1- The Thirteen Colonies
A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. 
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30 min
January 12, 2014
1.16- The Restoration
The English Monarchy was restored in 1660. 
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30 min
January 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.
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11 min
January 6, 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. 
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28 min
December 25, 2013
1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas
After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. 
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8 min
December 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. 
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29 min
December 16, 2013
1.13- The Instrument of Government
The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 
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25 min
December 9, 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. 
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28 min
December 2, 2013
1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers
God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.   
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12 min
December 2, 2013
1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John
For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison
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11 min
November 24, 2013
1.11a- Tour Announcement 2
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1 min
November 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.  
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29 min
November 18, 2013
1.10- Regicide
After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. 
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27 min
November 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.   
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29 min
November 4, 2013
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. 
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25 min
October 28, 2013
1.7a- Tour Announcement
New Revolutions Tour coming in June 2014! Email: tours@revolutionspodcast.com
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2 min
October 28, 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.  
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28 min
October 21, 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. 
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27 min
October 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. 
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26 min
October 13, 2013
1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies
A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 
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12 min
October 7, 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. 
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25 min
September 30, 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.
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26 min
September 23, 2013
1.2- Personal Rule
In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.
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23 min
September 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.
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24 min
September 15, 2013
0.0- Introduction
Welcome to Revolutions.
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