TWIH: The Dreyfus Affair

December 21, 2017

On this week’s episode Benedict teaches us about the Dreyfus affair, an incident of antisemitic nonsense in 1870’s France.  The Dreyfus affair is known for being the inspiration for Emile Zola’s famous letter J’accuse.


TWIH 26: The Voyage Of The Great White Fleet

December 15, 2017

On this week’s episode, Kevin tells us about the sailing of the Great White Fleet, which began in December 16 of 1907 as part of Theodore Roosevelt’s plan to project American power throughout the world. […]


TWIH 25: Cicero’s Cataline Orations

December 6, 2017

On this week’s episode, Benedict tells us about Cicero’s Cataline Orations on the anniversary of their completion.  Cicero’s indictment of Cataline was so thorough and impressive it caused Cataline to flee Rome and face death […]


TWIH 22: The Jonestown Massacre

November 15, 2017

On this week’s episode, Kevin talks about the Jonestown Massacre of November 18, 1978.  Cult leader Jim Jones took his congregation from San Francisco to the jungles of Guyana when the San Francisco Chronicle published […]


TWIH 21: Guy Fawkes And The Gunpowder Plot

November 8, 2017

On this week’s show Remember, Remember the 5th of November, that’s right!! Its Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot.  The story vaguely behind the movie V for Vendetta, and apparently a day the English celebrate […]


TWIH 20: The Assassination Of Indira Gandhi

November 1, 2017

This week Kevin tells us about the Assasination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her bodyguards, inspired by a military attack on the holiest Sikh temple, and resulting in violence against Sikhs […]


TWIH 19: The Battle Of Trafalgar

October 18, 2017

On this week’s episode, Benedict tells us about the battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805).  The battle of Trafalgar was a major naval engagement won by the British under the lead of lord Nelson against […]