Finland Sided With Nazi Germany? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 2

Summary

In Part 2 of the Russo-Finnish War series, Nat covers the Continuation War and the difficult decision Finland had to make in order to preserve its independence. 

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The Finns Invented The Molotov Cocktail? | Russo-Finnish Wars Pt. 1

Summary

Today, Finland is at the forefront of international peacekeeping efforts, but some may be surprised to learn about its violent history in the 20th century. Finland suffered through many wars and has had some of the highest rates of war-time casualties in history. Despite the odds being stacked against them, the Finns were incredibly resourceful and clever in their fight to protect their independence. In Part 1 of the Russo-Finnish War, Nat discusses Finland’s Winter War and their battle against the Soviet Union.

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How Did The Chinese Get Hooked On Heroin?

Summary

How far would you go to make money? What if it led to the entire downfall of a nation and the suffering of millions? In this episode, Jac takes us through the history of the Opium Wars and how it changed the entire course of history for both China and European Imperialists.

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How Many Chinas Are There?

Summary

In 1972, President Richard Nixon did the unthinkable: he became the first US president to visit communist China. Ping pong tournaments, free pandas, and photo-ops with Chairman Mao; what exactly happened in Beijing? In this episode, Nat discusses the importance of President Nixon’s first visit to the People’s Republic of China, and how it changed the course of US-China relations forever. 

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The Night Witches of WW2 | Bonus Episode

Summary

Did you know women served in WW2? In this bonus episode, Jac takes us through the history of the Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment from the Soviet Union. Special shoutout to our friends over at ‘Woman of HERstory: A Podcast’, for selecting our topic this week!

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Why Are You Crying, Argentina?

Summary

If you’ve heard the hit song “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”, you’ve definitely heard the name Evita. Eva Perón is considered to be one of the most powerful women of the past century. As the wife of the president of Argentina, Eva (affectionately known as Evita), was an incredibly influential figure in the history of Argentina. She paved the way in terms of labor and women’s rights in the 21st century. In this episode, listen to Nat give an overview of the inspirational life and legacy of Evita, and how she changed Argentina forever. 

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How Do We Fix U.S. HealthCare? | Universal Health Care Pt. 3

Summary

The issue on every American’s mind for the past century: What is wrong with our healthcare system? Why do we spend the most on healthcare, yet fail to deliver basic coverage to every American? The United States Healthcare system is perhaps as complex as the billing codes that insurance companies use to charge us (sometimes) into bankruptcy. Gone are the days, when Americans will stand by as confused, victims of the system! In this special 3 part episode, our guest Esteban, will be breaking down the 4 different models of healthcare around the world and explaining how the U.S. compares.

In part three, Esteban will be breaking down our final model the ‘Out-Of-Pocket Model’ used rural regions of Africa, India, China and South America. Finally, we will discuss the model that makes up the American Health Care system and what needs to happen in order to fix it.

Book Source and Recommendation: The Healing of America by T.R. Reid.

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Can We Cover Everyone? | Universal Health Care Pt. 2

Summary

The issue on every American’s mind for the past century: What is wrong with our healthcare system? Why do we spend the most on healthcare, yet fail to deliver basic coverage to every American? The United States Healthcare system is perhaps as complex as the billing codes that insurance companies use to charge us (sometimes) into bankruptcy. Gone are the days, when Americans will stand by as confused, victims of the system! In this special 3 part episode, our guest Esteban, will be breaking down the 4 different models of healthcare around the world and explaining how the U.S. compares.

In part two, Esteban will be breaking down ‘The Bismarck Model’  used in countries such as Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, and, to a degree, in Latin America. Then our guest will also break down ‘The National Health Insurance Model’ used in countries such as Canada, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Book Source and Recommendation: The Healing of America by T.R. Reid.

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Is Socialized Medicine Real? | Universal Health Care Pt. 1

Summary

The issue on every American’s mind for the past century: What is wrong with our healthcare system? Why do we spend the most on healthcare, yet fail to deliver basic coverage to every American? The United States Healthcare system is perhaps as complex as the billing codes that insurance companies use to charge us (sometimes) into bankruptcy. Gone are the days, when Americans will stand by as confused, victims of the system! In this special 3 part episode, our guest Esteban, will be breaking down the 4 different models of healthcare around the world and explaining how the U.S. compares.

In part one, Esteban will be breaking down ‘The Beveridge Model’ of healthcare that is used in  countries such as Great Britain, Spain, and New Zealand.

Book Source and Recommendation: The Healing of America by T.R. Reid.

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How Long Did Apartheid Last?

Summary

South Africa, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, has an ugly past marked by one of the severest examples of racial segregation in history.  In this episode Jac explains the system known as Apartheid and its lasting effects on the country today.

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