16:15 | Aug 8th, 2017
This week we continue our look towards what was happening in England. We finish looking at Charles II, before covering James II and getting into the Glorious Revolution.
16:59 | Jun 27th, 2017
This week we head over to England. We need to understand what has been happening there, and just how the Glorious Revolution came about. We start this by covering the restoration, the foundation of the Whigs and Tories, and the events of the 1660s.
20:27 | May 29th, 2017
This week we finish our Native American series by looking at the mountains, and finally California.
13:32 | Apr 18th, 2017
This week we continue looking at the Northeast, with particular focus given to the Iroquois.
16:17 | Apr 3rd, 2017
This week we continue looking at the Northeast. This includes an overview of Hopewellian culture and giant beavers.
15:43 | Mar 21st, 2017
This week we look to the East. We go through all the tribes of the East, and look a bit at how their culture differed to that of other regions.
14:37 | Mar 7th, 2017
This week we turn to the Pacific Northwest. We examine burning down houses and totem poles.
18:14 | Dec 27th, 2016
This week we look at life in North America in the aftermath of the Ice Age, looking at the three major zones of Archaic Culture, the East, the Plains, and the West.
19:45 | Nov 28th, 2016
This week we begin the serious study of the Native American peoples. We talk about how we are going to cover them, and about how to fairly assign weight between Euroamerican history and native traditions.
18:32 | Nov 21st, 2016
This week we begin season 2. We start our coverage of Native Americans by going back 70,000 years to Africa to look at the human migration from Africa to North America, before looking at the geography of the North American continent. This takes us ba...Show More
15:12 | Sep 5th, 2016
This week the English and Dutch go to war again and the Dutch make a last attempt to retake New York.
08:11 | May 2nd, 2016
Today marks the 6th anniversary of May 2nd 2010, the day I released my first ever podcast! So, to celebrate, here is a short bonus episode about Oliver Cromwell. It's a strange one, but I hope you enjoy. But wait! That's not all! To celebrate six yea...Show More
17:11 | Apr 25th, 2016
This week we turn to Indonesia to examine how and why New York was traded for a spice island.
16:15 | Apr 18th, 2016
This week we cover the growing tension between the English and Dutch, leading the English to take New Netherland and rename it New York.
19:17 | Mar 14th, 2016
This week we cover some of the history of New Netherland, but it is quite impossible to talk about New Netherland without talking about New Sweden. Therefore, what we do today is go back to Europe so we can figure out why the Swedes thought founding ...Show More
17:09 | Jan 23rd, 2016
This week we watch the Pilgrims try to free themselves from the control of London as we move the narrative into 1627. We also include a brief history of plague.
14:28 | Jan 14th, 2016
This week Gorges arrives in New England to refound Wessagusset, this time as Weymouth. We also cover developments back in London with the merchants and the rise to power of James Sherley. We also answer a listener question about Jamestown.
14:59 | Dec 28th, 2015
This week we finally make some progress in New England. The Pilgrims make it through their first winter and make first contact with the Native Americans of the region.
17:35 | Dec 24th, 2015
This week, in a particularly unfocused episode, we move the narrative forward 15 days. In addition we also describe the legal situation of settlement in New England in 1620, have an overview of the Julian calendar, and I explain how to thatch a roof.
17:35 | Dec 10th, 2015
This week we begin chapter 2 of the podcast, New England. But in order to do this we go back and cover the reformation and the origins of Puritans, we also take the Separatists over to the Netherlands in 1607.
14:26 | Dec 5th, 2015
This week Bacon's Rebellion falls apart, royal order is imposed and Virginia does not become independent.
15:56 | Nov 26th, 2015
This week we were supposed to cover thanksgiving, but I screw up the timings so we talk about General Bacon instead.
17:31 | Nov 18th, 2015
This week we return to the narrative (after a quick word about my MA results). After 8 years of English oppression, the Powhatans have enough and launch a war, meanwhile in London the Virginia Company collapses due to sheer incompetence.
15:49 | Nov 16th, 2015
This week we delve into social history for the first time this series. As the title suggests, we introduce a few elements which will be important as time develops, such as the introduction of slavery to Virginia and growing inequality. In short, we c...Show More
21:11 | Nov 12th, 2015
This week the English decide to kidnapping the Powhatan princess, Pocahontas. We also cover the state of the colony in the 1610s, Pocahontas' trip to England in 1616, the early growth of the tobacco industry (tomacco references aplenty) and look at t...Show More
18:59 | Oct 26th, 2015
This week we follow John Smith's misadventures with the Powhatans, where he travels to their capital at Werowocomoco. We also look at how Jamestown made its way through the winter, Newport's return to the colony, and Smith's exploration missions.
15:22 | Oct 22nd, 2015
In this week's Friends themed episode Newport sails back to London to report on the foundation of Jamestown, but in Virginia everything starts falling apart. There is an outbreak of Typhoid Fever, everyone starts arguing, and then Smith goes on an ad...Show More
17:36 | Oct 16th, 2015
This week we begin the real narrative. We look at the foundation of the Virginia Company, the failed settlement of St. George's Fort, North Virginia, and the voyage of the ships which would found Jamestown. Also included are a witty observation by Th...Show More
15:20 | Oct 9th, 2015
This week we begin telling the story. We cover the early voyages by the French to the New World, see how New Spain gained control of Florida, and look at why England was so perfectly poised to be the most successful of the colonists. The situation is...Show More