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Jul 31, 2022

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/PartyMoses about the life and times of robber knight Götz von Berlichingen, who fought in various conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire in the early sixteenth century, and most famously did so with a prosthetic right hand. Topics discussed include martial culture, the...


Jul 14, 2022

Morgan Lewin (u/aquatermain) talks with Elle Ransom (u/anthropology_nerd) about the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada. Ransom explores why these schools were built, what went on in them, and their lasting impact on indigenous communities in Canada. 63m.


Jun 30, 2022

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/the_gubna about the field of historical archaeology and the latter's research on the Camino Real in the colonial Andes, discussing the history of this highway and of the people who used it. 32 mins. 


Jun 16, 2022

Jeremy Salkeld (EnclavedMicrostate) talks with /u/Dongzhou3kingdoms about the effect the Romance of the Three Kingdoms has had on online discourse about the Three Kingdoms period in Chinese history, and how discussions of the period's history continue to be framed in relation to the literary tradition. 45 mins.


Jun 3, 2022

Tyler Alderson talks with u/Valkine, otherwise known as Stuart Ellis-Gorman, about his new book The Medieval Crossbow. Ellis-Gorman discusses what we do and don't know about its origins, its history as a weapon "fit to kill a king," and the many legends and tall tales surrounding the crossbow. He also talks...