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A weekly podcast exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848

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7.04- The Austrian Empire

42:44 | Aug 7th, 2017

It may not be Holy or Roman anymore, but it was still an Empire... Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

9.27- The Institutional Revolution

1:13:47 | Mar 12th

The winds have now swept Mexico. To what end? I'll be in Copenhagen: CPH:DOX March 26

9.26- The Last Caudillo

39:33 | Mar 4th

It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

9.25- Loyalty and Betrayal

36:28 | Feb 25th

In 1918 and 1919, it was hard to tell whether the Mexican Revolution was heating up or cooling down.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

9.24- Swinging From A Tree

35:35 | Feb 17th

In 1917, Villa said he would fight on until Carranza was swinging from a tree.  Sponsor: https://molekule.com/

9.22- The Punitive Expedition

37:37 | Feb 4th

In March 1916, the United States invaded Mexico. Again.  Dome and Bedlam: Ep. 27 Mike Duncan Unscripted Baseball Content Sponsor Link: away.com/revolutions20

9.21- Death To The Gringos

36:38 | Jan 27th

In November, 1915 Pancho Villa declared death to the gringos.  Sponsor link: audible.com/revolutions

9.20- The Guns of Veracruz

37:52 | Jan 21st

Wherein Pancho Villa is infected with a fatal case of hubris.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

The Conventionists

40:37 | Jan 13th

In October 1914 the Aguascalientes Convention met to decide the future of Mexico.  Sponsor: Care/Of

9.18- The Fall of Huerta

38:32 | Dec 17th, 2018

In the summer of 1914, the armies of Obregón, Villa, and Zapata drove Huerta into exile.

9.17- The Occupation of Veracruz

37:15 | Dec 10th, 2018

In April 1914 the United States invaded Mexico.  Get 30% off The Storm Before the Storm: Use 30ROME at Checkout Sponsor Link: audible.com/revolutions

9.16- The Legend of Pancho Villa

40:43 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Was Pancho Villa an Avenging Angel, Robin Hood, or King of the Bandits? Yes.

9.15- The Constitutionalists

41:31 | Nov 26th, 2018

Let us begin Phase II of the Mexican Revolution... Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

9.14- The Ten Tragic Days

35:17 | Nov 19th, 2018

Actually it was more like 13, but who's counting.

9.13- The Plan of Ayala

39:45 | Nov 12th, 2018

After becoming President, Madero decided to alienate his old friends.

9.12- No Peace

19:42 | Nov 4th, 2018

After being elected President of Mexico, Francisco Madero enjoyed no peace.

9.11- Not Quite President Madero

40:57 | Oct 29th, 2018

In the summer of 1911, Francisco Madero was not quite President. And that was a bit of a problem. sponsor: audible.com/revolutions

9.10- Chickens Coming Home To Roost

33:01 | Oct 22nd, 2018

How Porfirian politics helped destroy the Porfiriato

SBTS Epilogue- The Failure of the Sullan Constitution

37:42 | Oct 16th, 2018

Sulla died believing he had saved the Roman Republic. Boy was he ever wrong.  Can you do any better? Can You Save The Roman Republic? Check out the book: thestormbeforethestorm.com

9.09- The Tiger

39:26 | Oct 14th, 2018

In the spring of 1911, Francisco Madero unleashed the tiger. Let's see if he can control it.  Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Can You Save The Republic? Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand  Oct 17 -- Nashville...Show More

9.08- The Plan of San Luis

39:02 | Oct 8th, 2018

Francisco Madero had a plan, but it didn't really work.  Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Can You Save The Republic? Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand  Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlant...Show More

9.07- Morelos

37:12 | Sep 24th, 2018

Welcome to Morelos. I'd like to introduce you to your host, Emiliano Zapata.  Sponsor: HelloFresh.com/revolutions60 Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand  Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlant...Show More

9.06- The Presidential Succession of 1910

41:12 | Sep 17th, 2018

After Porfirio Diaz said he welcomed a democratic opposition, many foolishly took him at his word.  Tour Dates! Oct 15 -- Toronto -- Ben McNally’s Oct 16 -- NYC -- The Strand  Oct 17 -- Nashville -- Parnassus Books Oct 18 -- Atlanta -- The Carter ...Show More

9.05- The Creelman Interview

39:58 | Sep 10th, 2018

Just as Mexico was being kicked around by an economic crisis, Porfirio Diaz dropped a political bombshell.  Sponsor: casper.com/revolutions

9.04- The Porfiriato

39:52 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico for so long they named a whole section of Mexican history after him.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

9.03- Mexico

46:58 | Aug 27th, 2018

In the years after independence, Mexico was a bit unstable.  Sponsor: Audible.com/revolutions.

9.02- The Cry of Dolores

46:41 | Aug 20th, 2018

In 1810, Father Hidalgo let forth the Cry of Dolores.

9.01- New Spain

36:33 | Aug 12th, 2018

Just by way of refresher, since I know everyone took such good notes during episode 5.1 and 5.2  sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions

8.8- The Bloody Week

42:59 | Jun 25th, 2018

The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week.  Sponsor link: Audible.com/revolutions

Ep. 8.7- Year 79

33:43 | Jun 17th, 2018

🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶

Ep. 8.6- The Commune

39:55 | Jun 13th, 2018

The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.

8.5- The Cannons

39:42 | Jun 4th, 2018

On March 18, 1871 the government of Adolphe Thiers attempted to seize control of the National Guard's cannons. It didn't go well.   Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

8.4- The Siege of Paris

41:56 | May 28th, 2018

You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats.  Fundraiser! revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

8.3- The Government of National Defence

40:52 | May 20th, 2018

In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution.  Remember: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

8.2- The Franco-Prussian War

38:24 | May 13th, 2018

Napoleon III hoped a war with Prussia would save his Empire. Instead it destroyed his Empire.  Remember: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Hardball Times Article: Shohei Ohtani, The Bambino, and Bullet Joe This Week In Baseball History: Episode 47 - L...Show More

7.32- The Bitter End

43:53 | Mar 25th, 2018

The bitter end of the Revolutions of 1848 arrived in the summer of 1849. Visit Audible! audible.com/revolutions Recs: The Storm Before the Storm (duh) and 30 Greatest Orchestral Workd

7.31- The Assembly of the Damned

40:24 | Mar 19th, 2018

As the walls close in on the Revolutions of 1848, the final loose ends will be ground up by millstones, but still stamp the future with fertile soil to grow new liberty trees.

7.30- The Crown From the Gutter

36:38 | Mar 11th, 2018

Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar.

7.29- The New Emperor

36:03 | Mar 5th, 2018

In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor.

7.28- Prince President Bonaparte

42:41 | Feb 26th, 2018

In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France.

7.27- The Flight of the Pope

42:57 | Feb 19th, 2018

In November 1848, the Pope took flight.

7.26- The Battle For Vienna

39:13 | Feb 12th, 2018

After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.

7.25- The Parliament of Professors

39:50 | Feb 5th, 2018

The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment.

7.24- The Turn of The Tide

35:54 | Jan 31st, 2018

In the summer of 1848, the forces of counter-revolution began to get the upper hand in central Europe.

7.23- The First War of Italian Independence

41:16 | Jan 22nd, 2018

On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria.

7.22- The April Laws

33:58 | Jan 14th, 2018

In April 1848, the Hungarians won the right to national self-government. But what about the other nations of the Kingdom of Hungary?

7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down

43:27 | Jan 8th, 2018

The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.

7.20- Where Do You Draw The Line?

43:53 | Dec 25th, 2017

With German unification on the way, the question became who exactly was going to be unified anyway? Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm

7.19- The June Days

39:40 | Dec 18th, 2017

In June 1848, France discovered class conflict.  Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm Subscribe to Hardcore History Addendum

7.18- Democracy In Action

42:44 | Dec 4th, 2017

The Provisional Government of France wanted a political revolution NOT a social revolution. Direct Link:  Give a Gift Get A Gift: www.hachettebookgroup.com/stormbeforethestorm Tour! 12/4/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Barnes & Noble -- The Grove, 7:00 PM Readin...Show More

7.17- The Five Days of Milan

42:13 | Nov 26th, 2017

In March 1848, both Milan and Venice revolted against Austrian rule.  Order the Storm Before The Storm: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com West Coast Tour: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/tour

7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs

37:24 | Nov 20th, 2017

The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin.

7.15- Slaves No More

37:09 | Nov 15th, 2017

On your feet, Magyar, the homeland calls! The time is here, now or never! Shall we be slaves or free? This is the question, choose your answer.

7.14- The Fall of Metternich

38:43 | Nov 6th, 2017

On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell.  We did it!  New York Times Bestseller List http://thestormbeforethestorm.com

Politics & Prose Oct 28: The Storm Before the Storm Book Event

1:03:28 | Oct 30th, 2017

Enjoy! Unless you plan on coming to a future event, in which case you should probably stop listening right now!

The Calm Before the Storm Before the Storm

08:11 | Oct 23rd, 2017

The Storm Before the Storm is finally here! http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/ Find me on tour: http://thestormbeforethestorm.com/tour/ 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch!   10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, 7:00 PM In ...Show More

7.13- The Spectre of The French Revolution

30:57 | Oct 16th, 2017

There is a spectre haunting Europe.... 10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch!   10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton   10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 PM Reading + ...Show More

7.12- The Provisional Government

36:21 | Oct 9th, 2017

In 1848 there would be no replacing one Bourbon with another.  10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch!   10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton   10/26/17 BROOKLYN, NY Powerhouse A...Show More

7.11- The Last King of the French

39:51 | Oct 2nd, 2017

In February 1848 the National Guard had finally had enough of the July Monarchy  Book Tour!   10/24/17 BOSTON, MA Harvard Book Store, 7:00 PM Book launch!   10/25/17 NEW YORK, NY Book Culture, Time TBD In Conversation w/ Jared Yates Sexton   10/...Show More

7.10- The Banquets

39:55 | Sep 25th, 2017

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7.09- The Pope and the King

39:52 | Sep 18th, 2017

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7.08- The Political Question

46:48 | Sep 4th, 2017

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7.07- The Hungry Forties

32:36 | Aug 27th, 2017

The mid-1840s were a rotten time.  Tides of History Interview  History Fangirl Interview  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.06- The Kingdom of Hungary

39:57 | Aug 23rd, 2017

1000 years of Hungarian history in 38 minutes.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million Indigo

7.05- Risorgimento

37:55 | Aug 13th, 2017

In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million

7.05- Risorgimento

0:00 | Aug 13th, 2017

In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indiebound Books-a-Million

The Storm Before The Storm: Chapter 1- The Beasts of Italy

55:41 | Jul 27th, 2017

Audio excerpt from The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan. Forthcoming Oct. 24, 2017. Pre-order a copy today!  Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million Or visit us at: revolutionsp...Show More

7.02- Order and Liberty

41:01 | Jul 24th, 2017

The foundations of the July Monarchy were thin and shallow.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

7.01- The Volcano

40:10 | Jul 17th, 2017

In January 1848 Europe was sleeping on a volcano.  Pre-Order The Storm Before the Storm! Amazon Powells Barnes & Noble Indibound Books-a-Million

6.08e- The June Rebellion

34:10 | May 29th, 2017

In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song.

6.08d- The Carbonari

41:46 | May 22nd, 2017

In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

6.08c- Metternich

34:39 | May 15th, 2017

After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe.  Sponsor: Bombfell.com/revolutions.

6.08b- The Belgian Revolution

35:59 | May 8th, 2017

In 1830, the Belgians said we don't want to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anymore.

6.8a- The Fait Accompli of 1830

34:27 | Apr 30th, 2017

What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution? Sponsor Link: Audible.com/revolutions

6.07- The Last King of France

48:09 | Apr 24th, 2017

King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight.

6.06- The Duc d'Orleans

23:50 | Apr 17th, 2017

Time to get this piece on the board.

6.05- The Barricades

38:59 | Apr 10th, 2017

On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution.

6.04- Stop The Presses

39:17 | Apr 2nd, 2017

On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began.

6.03- Help Yourself And Heaven Will Help You

40:57 | Mar 26th, 2017

In early 1830 King Charles X tried to beat back the liberal opposition. Instead they came back stronger than ever.

6.02- Charles The Simple

35:06 | Mar 20th, 2017

After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting.

6.01- The Chain of Time

45:38 | Mar 13th, 2017

After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored.

5.27- The Labyrinth

44:11 | Feb 13th, 2017

In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died.

5.26- Out the Window

34:37 | Feb 5th, 2017

On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.

5.25- The Tangled Swords

32:54 | Jan 30th, 2017

At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez.

5.24- The Republic of Bolivar

38:41 | Jan 23rd, 2017

In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia.

5.23- Ayacucho

36:58 | Jan 16th, 2017

Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.

5.22- The Guayaquil Conference

32:56 | Dec 12th, 2016

Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822

5.21- The Third Sister

30:36 | Dec 4th, 2016

In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole.    Sponsor Link: Harrys Razors

5.20- The Sea Wolf

40:01 | Nov 21st, 2016

Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru.

5.19- The Army of the Andes

36:50 | Nov 14th, 2016

José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes.

5.18- Liberation

42:37 | Nov 7th, 2016

On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela.  http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com/

5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road

37:38 | Oct 9th, 2016

In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history.  .

5.16- Over The Mountains

39:24 | Oct 2nd, 2016

In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all.

5.15- The Centaur of the Plains

42:55 | Sep 19th, 2016

In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same.

5.14- El Jefe Supremo

36:44 | Sep 12th, 2016

With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.

5.13- The Letter From Jamaica

46:30 | Sep 5th, 2016

Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins.

5.12- The Desired One

36:50 | Aug 29th, 2016

The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence.

5.11- The Legions of Hell

41:54 | Aug 22nd, 2016

In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty.

5.10- War To The Death

44:51 | Aug 15th, 2016

Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813.

5.09- God's Divine Wrath

41:22 | Aug 7th, 2016

Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic.

5.07- The First Cry For Liberty

33:39 | Jul 18th, 2016

Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain.

5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne

42:52 | Jul 11th, 2016

In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

5.05- The Leander Expedition

42:31 | Jul 3rd, 2016

1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying.

5.01- The Conquest

45:49 | Jun 20th, 2016

After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set.

5.03- The Precursors

44:48 | Jun 20th, 2016

After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda.

5.02- New Granada

42:39 | Jun 12th, 2016

After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

4.18- Death to the French

38:05 | Apr 11th, 2016

After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French.

4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence

08:39 | Apr 3rd, 2016

Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

4.17- Independence

39:20 | Apr 3rd, 2016

The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

4.16- Dying Like Flies

37:20 | Mar 28th, 2016

In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery.

4.15- The Leclerc Expedition

39:48 | Mar 21st, 2016

With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

4.14- The Constitution of 1801

40:47 | Mar 14th, 2016

In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused.

4.13- The War of Knives

38:50 | Mar 7th, 2016

From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue.

4.12- Toussaint's Clause

37:25 | Feb 29th, 2016

Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

4.11- To Attempt the Impossible

33:00 | Feb 22nd, 2016

In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

4.10- The Third Commission

39:50 | Feb 15th, 2016

By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

4.09- What The Future Will Bring

39:36 | Feb 8th, 2016

From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

4.08- The Tricolor Commission

38:21 | Feb 1st, 2016

In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

4.07- The Citizens of June 20

36:17 | Jan 25th, 2016

Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

4.06- The Second Commission

38:33 | Jan 18th, 2016

The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

4.05- The Citizens of April 4

38:22 | Jan 11th, 2016

With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792.

4.04- Three Revolts

36:32 | Jan 4th, 2016

First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

4.03- Free and Equal

38:26 | Dec 21st, 2015

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

4.02- The Web of Tension

38:40 | Dec 14th, 2015

Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link: http://casper.com/revolutions

4.01- Saint-Domingue

37:49 | Dec 7th, 2015

The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

3.55- The Retrospective

55:32 | Nov 26th, 2015

One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

3.54- The Empire

30:47 | Sep 27th, 2015

Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Twitter: @mikeduncan

3.53- The Consulate

27:56 | Sep 27th, 2015

After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804.

3.52- There is Your Man

36:02 | Sep 21st, 2015

And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan

3.51- The Coup of Prairial

36:23 | Sep 14th, 2015

When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown. Hey look I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeduncan

3.50- The Second Coalition

33:49 | Sep 7th, 2015

While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

3.49- The Egyptian Expedition

41:13 | Aug 31st, 2015

In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home.

3.48- The Coup of Floreal

35:44 | Aug 24th, 2015

The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt.

3.47- The Directorial Terror

39:47 | Aug 17th, 2015

After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions

3.46- The Coup of Fructidor

40:09 | Aug 9th, 2015

After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.

3.45- The Fall of Mantua

35:00 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December. sponsor link: http://lynda.com/revolutions.

3.44- The War Feeds Itself

38:44 | Jul 20th, 2015

Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions

3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals

36:32 | Jul 13th, 2015

The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k

3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot

34:26 | Jul 5th, 2015

When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.

3.41- Bread and the Constitution of 1793

35:29 | Jun 28th, 2015

That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.

3.40- The Frozen Rivers

35:26 | Jun 22nd, 2015

The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!

3.39- The Death of the Jacobins

20:01 | Jun 14th, 2015

After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

3.38- Thermidor

32:23 | Jun 8th, 2015

The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

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03:35 | Jun 8th, 2015

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3.37- The Republic of Virtue

36:43 | Jun 1st, 2015

If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, amid revolution it is at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is impotent.

3.36- The Liquidation Process

35:08 | May 24th, 2015

In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children. sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire

36:59 | May 18th, 2015

At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

3.34c- Citizen Genet

18:02 | May 11th, 2015

Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington. spnsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

3.34b- Phillippe Egalite

16:13 | Apr 27th, 2015

Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

3.34a- The Republican Calendar

15:26 | Apr 20th, 2015

In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

3.34- Saturn's Children

31:41 | Apr 12th, 2015

In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.

3.33- The Geography of Terror

35:54 | Apr 5th, 2015

In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror. sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

3.32- The Committee of Public Safety

32:10 | Mar 29th, 2015

In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.

3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux

34:43 | Mar 23rd, 2015

In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.

3.29- The Purge of the Girondins

32:22 | Mar 8th, 2015

On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.

3.28- Provincial Revolt

30:21 | Mar 1st, 2015

In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

3.27- Advance and Retreat

35:54 | Feb 16th, 2015

After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts.

3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI

37:57 | Feb 8th, 2015

King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.

3.25- The National Convention

20:12 | Feb 1st, 2015

The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats.  Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

3.24- The September Massacres

36:52 | Jan 26th, 2015

With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates.

3.23- The Insurrection of August 10th

33:01 | Jan 19th, 2015

On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com Sponsor: lynda.com/revolutions

3.22- War

31:18 | Jan 12th, 2015

In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Store: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

3.21- The Legislative Assembly

34:16 | Dec 21st, 2014

The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war.  Fundraiser Store: http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

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3.20- The Constitution of 1791

32:54 | Dec 15th, 2014

As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. http://revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars

30:28 | Dec 8th, 2014

After the Flight to Varennes, populist agistators in Paris called for an end to the monarchy, leading to a bloody confrontation in July 1791. Coming Dec 14: revolutionspodcastfundraiser.com

The Flight of Emperor Palpatine

03:55 | Nov 25th, 2014

Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice.

3.18- The Flight to Varennes

30:18 | Nov 24th, 2014

In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes.  Sponsor link: lynda.com/revolutions

3.17- A Temporary Summit

32:56 | Nov 17th, 2014

After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided.

3.16- The Society of 1789

30:53 | Nov 10th, 2014

In the leadup to the great Fête de la Fédération, the Marquis de Lafayette and a group of liberal nobles began to direct the course of the Revolution.  0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false ...Show More

3.15- The Rise of the Jacobins

31:21 | Nov 3rd, 2014

After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda.

3.14- The Women's March on Versailles

30:51 | Oct 27th, 2014

In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution.  Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions

3.13- The Rights of Man

31:42 | Oct 19th, 2014

After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions.

3.12- The Great Fear

30:56 | Oct 13th, 2014

After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789.

3.11- The Fall of the Bastille

31:34 | Oct 6th, 2014

On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille.

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01:50 | Sep 29th, 2014

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3.10- The Tennis Court Oath

30:29 | Sep 22nd, 2014

On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike.  Sponsor link: Lynda.com/revolutions

3.9- What is the Third Estate?

32:21 | Sep 15th, 2014

The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten.

3.8- The Day of the Tiles

26:22 | Sep 8th, 2014

The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence.

3.6- The Stately Quadrille

28:43 | Aug 25th, 2014

Round and round and round it goes...

3.5- The Assembly of Notables

25:43 | Aug 17th, 2014

King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail.

3.4- Necker and the Necklace

26:53 | Aug 10th, 2014

Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.

3.3- Resistance to Reform

27:18 | Aug 3rd, 2014

As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn.

3.2-The Broken Regime

28:17 | Jul 20th, 2014

The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.

3.1- The Three Estates

27:12 | Jul 14th, 2014

The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.

3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update

05:23 | Jul 14th, 2014

Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?

2.15a- The Bill of Rights

03:44 | May 25th, 2014

Hang them on the wall of every classroom.

2.15- The Rising Sun

36:52 | May 25th, 2014

The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.

2.14- The Critical Period

29:38 | May 18th, 2014

Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them.

2.13- The Articles of Confederation

27:28 | May 12th, 2014

As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.

2.12- Yorktown

27:11 | May 4th, 2014

Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence.

2.11- Tarleton's Quarter

30:41 | Apr 27th, 2014

Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp.

2.10- Turning South

26:59 | Apr 22nd, 2014

The Episode That Wouldn't Die.

2.9- Valley Forge

29:27 | Apr 13th, 2014

After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.

2.8- Saratoga

31:09 | Mar 30th, 2014

Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777.

2.7- Crossing the Delaware

28:33 | Mar 24th, 2014

With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777.

2.6- Independence

30:53 | Mar 16th, 2014

The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York.

2.5- The Guns of Ticonderoga

29:56 | Mar 9th, 2014

After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston.

2.4- The Boston Tea Party

27:24 | Mar 3rd, 2014

The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused.

2.3- The Townshend Acts

27:34 | Feb 23rd, 2014

After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused.

2.2- The Stamp Act

29:16 | Feb 16th, 2014

After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused.

2.1- The Thirteen Colonies

30:20 | Feb 10th, 2014

A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies.

1.16- The Restoration

30:47 | Jan 12th, 2014

The English Monarchy was restored in 1660.

1.16a Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon

11:06 | Jan 12th, 2014

After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars.

1.15- The Good Old Cause

28:24 | Jan 6th, 2014

Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was iunable to hold the Protectorate together.

1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas

08:42 | Dec 25th, 2013

After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously.

1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice

29:20 | Dec 22nd, 2013

The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king.

1.13- The Instrument of Government

25:27 | Dec 16th, 2013

The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history.

1.12- In The Name of God Go

28:59 | Dec 9th, 2013

In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start.

1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers

12:36 | Dec 2nd, 2013

God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.

1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John

11:35 | Dec 2nd, 2013

For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

1.11a- Tour Announcement 2

01:25 | Nov 24th, 2013

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1.11- The Crowning Mercy

29:51 | Nov 24th, 2013

Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

1.10- Regicide

27:42 | Nov 18th, 2013

After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland.

1.9- The Man of Blood

29:48 | Nov 11th, 2013

As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne.

1.8- Checkmate

25:21 | Nov 4th, 2013

After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations.

1.7- The New Model Army

28:03 | Oct 28th, 2013

After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.

1.6- The Solemn League And Covenant

27:21 | Oct 21st, 2013

In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor.

1.5- Cavaliers and Roundheads

26:32 | Oct 13th, 2013

After negotiations with Parliament broke down, King Charles raised his standard in August, 1642. The opening campaigns of the First Civil War tilted in the Royalists favor.

1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies

12:55 | Oct 13th, 2013

A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars.

1.4- The Long Parliament

25:57 | Oct 7th, 2013

The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State.

1.3- The Bishops' Wars

26:35 | Sep 30th, 2013

The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.

1.2- Personal Rule

23:50 | Sep 23rd, 2013

In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.

1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart

24:18 | Sep 15th, 2013

In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.