You Don't Know History

Michael McGuinness

You Don't Know History

This is a history podcast that will discuss various items of history that many people might not know much about. From the most recent war in Artsakh to the Potato Famine to anything under the sun, hopefully the listener can learn something...and have a few laughs!

  • Episode 25: “Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the indivi

    August 13, 2021

    Episode 25: “Most gun control arguments miss the point. If all control boils fundamentally to force, how can one resist aggression without equal force? How can a truly “free” state exist if the indivi

  • Episode 24: “It’s a very special part of America that is full of promise but also full of pain, where poverty is acute.” The Rust Belt

    July 29, 2021

    Episode 24: “It’s a very special part of America that is full of promise but also full of pain, where poverty is acute.” The Rust Belt

  • “The ‘takings’ clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.” Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid and the Takings Clause

    July 16, 2021

    “The ‘takings’ clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.” Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid and the Takings Clause

  • You Don't Know History Hits the Books 2: "Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South," with Dr. Brandon Jett

    July 2, 2021

    You Don't Know History Hits the Books 2: "Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South," with Dr. Brandon Jett

  • Episode 22: “The Weimar Republic gave nectar to the artists, social reformers, and progressive people of all classes. They drank it, unaware that they were sitting close to a dungheap.” The Weimar Rep

    June 17, 2021

    Episode 22: “The Weimar Republic gave nectar to the artists, social reformers, and progressive people of all classes. They drank it, unaware that they were sitting close to a dungheap.” The Weimar Rep

  • Episode 21: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”-The French Revolution

    June 10, 2021

    Episode 21: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”-The French Revolution

  • YDKH Hits the Books: "Clear, Hold, and Destroy"

    June 3, 2021

    YDKH Hits the Books: "Clear, Hold, and Destroy"

  • Episode 20: : “I never understand these ‘the South will rise again’ people. Again? It never rose before. It tried to and Lincoln stomped it’s ass.” The History of the Lost Cause

    May 4, 2021

    Episode 20: : “I never understand these ‘the South will rise again’ people. Again? It never rose before. It tried to and Lincoln stomped it’s ass.” The History of the Lost Cause

  • YDKH @ The Movies: "Black Hawk Down"

    April 27, 2021

    YDKH @ The Movies: "Black Hawk Down"

  • Episode 19: -“Campaigns made choices, set fires, and even poured gasoline if accelerant was needed, which is why the passage of time has not, in fact extinguished, such prejudice. It is kept aflame as

    April 13, 2021

    Episode 19: -“Campaigns made choices, set fires, and even poured gasoline if accelerant was needed, which is why the passage of time has not, in fact extinguished, such prejudice. It is kept aflame as

  • Episode 18: “I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” The Hist

    April 6, 2021

    Episode 18: “I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” The Hist

  • Episode 17: “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind-it is made up for me.” The History of Voter Suppression in the Unite

    March 30, 2021

    Episode 17: “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind-it is made up for me.” The History of Voter Suppression in the Unite

  • Episode 16: "You are miserable bankrupts, your role is played out; go back to where you ought to to: into the dustbin of history!" The October Revolution

    March 23, 2021

    Episode 16: "You are miserable bankrupts, your role is played out; go back to where you ought to to: into the dustbin of history!" The October Revolution

  • Episode 15: "We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of black people"-The History of Policing in the Southern United States

    March 17, 2021

    Episode 15: "We want an immediate end to police brutality and murder of black people"-The History of Policing in the Southern United States

  • Episode 14: "Our revenge will be the laughter of our children"-the film "Hunger," Bobby Sands, and the legacy of the Hunger Strikers of '81

    March 15, 2021

    Episode 14: "Our revenge will be the laughter of our children"-the film "Hunger," Bobby Sands, and the legacy of the Hunger Strikers of '81

  • Episode 13: “The deeds of the occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” Vichy, France

    March 3, 2021

    Episode 13: “The deeds of the occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” Vichy, France

  • Episode 12: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part..." The IOC and the Olympic Games

    February 23, 2021

    Episode 12: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part..." The IOC and the Olympic Games

  • Episode 11: "My experiences and the people I lost in the war remain so vivid for me because of the pain."-Dutch memory in the Second World War and the Holocaust, 1940-1945

    February 17, 2021

    Episode 11: "My experiences and the people I lost in the war remain so vivid for me because of the pain."-Dutch memory in the Second World War and the Holocaust, 1940-1945

  • Episode 10: "...a conforming reorganization of all social, political, and industrial interests..." The U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement

    February 10, 2021

    Episode 10: "...a conforming reorganization of all social, political, and industrial interests..." The U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement

  • Episode 9: "We rode in blood up to the knees..." The First Crusade

    February 2, 2021

    Episode 9: "We rode in blood up to the knees..." The First Crusade

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