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

400-Rabbits moderates a discussion with DavidAOP and EternalKerri over the Golden Age of Pirates. Did a Pirate Code exist? What about pirate cities? What did pirates actually do all day and how did they go about finding booty for plunder? Just how common was being made to walk the plank? Why is EternalKerri so excited about keelhauling? All these topics and more get covered. Part 1 of 2.

Direct download: AHP_016_GoldenAgePiratesPt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT

AC_7 speaks to 400-Rabbits on the topic of the infamous early action of World War 2, the Battle of France. The preparations for the Nazi invasion of France, the vaious plans, opening moves, the motivations of both sides, and the ultimate aftermath are all covered. 

Direct download: AHP_015_BattleFrance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

Snickeringshadow and 400-Rabbits continue their discussion on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this second of two parts, the expansion of the Tarascan state, their clashes with Aztecs, and the eventual arrival of the Spanish are all covered.

Direct download: AHP_014_Tarascans-pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Snickeringshadow is interviewed by 400-Rabbits on the topic of the Mesoamerican group commonly known as the Tarascans. In this first of two parts, the origin of the Tarascans, their initial settlement in Michoacan, and their rise to power are outlined along with dramatic details and archaeological asides.

Direct download: AHP_013_Tarascans-pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

AskHistorians Podcast Episode 12: TasfromTAS sits down with Domini_canes and tobbinator to discuss The Spanish Civil War, organizing anarchist movements, fascism, and the drama and horror of war. 

Direct download: AHP_012_Spanish_Civil_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Tas interviews Shakespeare-Gurl about a topic that has nothing to do with Shakespeare: Medieval Japan. The Heian period and particularly the "pirates" of that time are covered, along with the Tale of the Heike and some general notes about working with Japanese primary sources.

Direct download: AHP-011-Japanese_Pirates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

Trying something new this week! Tas, AnOldHope, 400-Rabbits & caffarelli got together to talk alcohol, reddit, moderator lyfe and upcoming episodes. AnOldHope did an impromptu AMA too, which was hilariously informative.

Direct download: AHP_010_AskHistorians_at_the_pub.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

This week Tas interviews Margaret Harris from the ANZAC Remembered project at Monash University. They cover the Gallipoli Campaign and the different ways in which Australia, New Zealand and Turkey remember the events of WWI.

Direct download: AHP_009_ANZAC_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

This week 400-Rabbits interviews Gingerkid on Jewish Languages.

Direct download: AHP_008_Jewish_Languages.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

This week Celebreth gives us a closer look at the ancient Roman system of government.

Direct download: AHP_007_Roman_Government.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT