The AskHistorians Podcast
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too).

The aptly named CanadianHistorian gives a crash course in Canadian history, starting from the British seizure of New France in the Seven Years War and proceeding up until multiculturalism in "Trudeau's Canada." By covering the heavy drinking Charlottetown Conference, the symbolism of Vimy Ridge, and the traumatic October Crisis, this episode looks at the interplay of English and French groups and how a unique Canadian identity was forged out of their shared history. (90mins)

Direct download: AHP_048_CanadianIdentity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EDT

Vonadler discusses the French plans and preparations for World War 2. The purpose and efficacy of the Maginot Line, the problem of the "hollow classes," and the overall strategy are discussed along with side tangents into the French influence on American artillery tactics and geopolitics.

Direct download: AHP_047_FrenchPlansWW2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am EDT