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The AskHistorians Podcast

Oct 18, 2018

Today we have on askhistorians flaired user /u/nilhaus, better known as James McAllister to his friends and family. He has worked in a variety of fields including journalism, IT and government, but he returned to grad school and got his MA and his PHD (ABD) in American History and public history. He is working on...

Oct 15, 2018

New interview episode on Friday! For now, enjoy an AH Aloud episode!

I often hear people say that the Irish Potato Famine was more a genocide than a true famine. How accurate is this claim?


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Oct 5, 2018

Today on AskHistorians Aloud, hillsonghoods answers the question : Is the concept of mental ilness a modern phenomenon?


Link to question and answer: here

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 20, 2018

This week we are thrilled to have the host of EdHistory 101 podcast, and great AskHistorians flaired member UrAccountabilityBuddy, who is better known as Jenn Binis! In this episode we literally trace the entire history of education in America, diving deep into some weeds of discussion. I think you will enjoy it...