Mike Duncan

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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???

43:02 | 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

33:23 | Dec 9th

Someone was having senseless dreams alright.
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28:46 | Dec 2nd

Relationship Status: Lenin, Plekhanov, and Martov are all on the same side. This won't always be the case. Sponsor:
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32:15 | Nov 10th

Narodism didn't die after 1881. It just went into hibernation.  sponsor:

29:19 | Nov 4th

If it's not radical and it's not reactionary, it must be liberal.  sponsor:

30:07 | Oct 21st

When Nicky met Alix... Link to the Pax Britannica Interview Link to the Eastern Border Interview Sponsor:

25:30 | Oct 14th

If your nascent bourgeoisie isn't big enough or rich enough to industrialize your Empire, just call Sergei Witte. He'll know what to do.

34:31 | Oct 7th

Everyone know Marxism isn't applicable to Russia. What my theory presupposes is...what if it did? sponsor:

31:12 | Sep 30th

Time to start mixing the baking soda and vinegar.

26:19 | Sep 16th

After the disaster of the Crimean War, it was time for an era of Great Reform.  Sponsor:

30:09 | Sep 9th

Really missed a chance to call this episode "The Three Pillars of Russian Absolutism.   Come hang out with us at

31:16 | Aug 26th

In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists.  Sponsor:

31:38 | Aug 19th

This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist

33:20 | Aug 5th

Peter the Great and Catherine the Great made the Russian Empire great.

31:28 | Jul 28th

Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!

31:01 | Jul 7th

In 1872, the First International fractured into rival camps led by Marx and Bakunin.
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0:00 | Jul 3rd

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29:01 | Jun 17th

Mikhail Bakunin circumnavigated the globe and came back convinced that coercive authority was the pits.  Direct Link: 10.5- The Adventures of Mikhail Bakunin Sponsor:

33:20 | Jun 10th

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles? Come see us: Intelligent Speech Conference

30:51 | Jun 3rd

According to Lenin, Karl Marx was, "the genius who continued and consummated the three main ideological currents of the 19th century, as represented by the three most advanced countries of mankind: classical German philosophy, classical English polit...Show More

31:45 | May 27th

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels dreamed of revolution. But what happens when the revolution comes and then goes? Sponsor: Recommendation: The Once and Future King

31:22 | May 20th

In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association.

10:09 | May 13th

A Revolutions Podcast Update.  Intelligent Speech Sound Education See ya in a week!

1:13:45 | Mar 12th

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

39:33 | Mar 4th

It's time to bring the Mexican Revolution to a close Sponsor: