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The AskHistorians Podcast

Sep 21, 2018

In this episode of AskHistorians Aloud, we talk about conscription in the Ancient Greek world. Iphikrates answers "I'm a farmer in 500 BC in a typical Greek city-state. How often will I get called to mobilize for a battle?"


Link to answer: here.


Update: Someone has pointed out that a bit of the outro got recorded...

Sep 14, 2018

Today we're talking with fellow mod u/Georgy_K_Zhukov about dueling in the 19th century United States.

Sep 7, 2018

Today, a history of the condom from /u/AnnalsPornographie / @HistoryOf Porn. Link to answer.

Aug 27, 2018

Today we are joined by AskHistorians user /u/mimicofmodes, flaired in the History of Western Fashion. She is better known to her friends and family as Cassidy Percoco, an independent historian of fashion, textiles and material culture. She is the author of Regency Women's Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830, the...

Aug 20, 2018

In this episode of AskHistorians Aloud, sunagainstgold answers "Were women voters subject to vote suppression campaigns in the 1920s like those forced on African-Americans after Reconstruction?"


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