Historaholics Podcast



Tune in each Monday for a new episode of Historaholics Podcast. Join host C.J. Lane and a guest for a journey through pivotal and poignant moments of history, with an eye for the less discussed side of the story.
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04/25/23: New Episode Available!

Ancient Poetry Part Three


This week C.J. keeps it short by talking about more ancient poetry by discussing Greek poetry, including some of the works of Alkman, Anakreon, Archilochos, and Homer.






Andrew Jackson Part I

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Join C.J. and guest Chris as they discuss the life, times, and crimes of Andrew Jackson in this the inaugural episode of Historaholics.

Duration: 1h 33m

Date: 08/10/21



Andrew Jackson Part II

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Join your host C.J. and special guest Chris as they discuss Andrew Jackson’s early political career, the Battle of Tohopeka, the beginnings of his campaign of extermination against the Indigenous people east of the Mississippi, and his victory in the Battle of New Orleans.

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 08/16/21



Andrew Jackson Part III: Evil Man, Giant Cheese

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Join your host C.J. and special guest Chris as they discuss Andrew Jackson’s presidency, the giant wheel of cheese which he aged in the foyer of the White House, and, on a much grimer side, his continued campaign against the Indigenous peoples of North America, which culminated in the Trail of Tears.

Duration: 1h 14m

Date: 08/23/21



European Witch-craze Part I

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Join C.J. and special guest Kenzie as they discuss the origins of the European Witch-craze of the Early Modern Period. They also explore stories of specific witch trials, such as those of Walpurga Hausman and Mary Staples.

Sources:

Barry, Jonathan, et al. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Barstow, Anne Llewellyn. Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts. Pandora, 1995.
Hopkins, Matthew. Discovery of Witches. MINT EDITIONS, 2021.
Lehmann, Arthur C., et al. Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion AN Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. Mayfield, 1985.
Remy, Nicholas, and Montague Summers. Demonaltry. John Rodker, 1930.
Roach, Marilynne K. The Salem Witch Trials: A DAY-BY-DAY Chronicle of a Community under Siege. Taylor Pub, 2004.
Summers, Montague. The History of Witchcraft and Demonology. Castle Books, 1992.
Summers, Montague. Malleus Maleficarum Translated with an Introduction, Bibliography and Notes by the Rev. Montague Summers. John Rodker - Publisher, 1928.
https://eastoncourier.news/2020/10/17/the-peculiar-trials-of-mary-staples/
http://carmichaeldigitalprojects.org/hist447/exhibits/show/the-devil-s-mistress--witchcra/item/67
https://www.medievalwarfare.info/torture.htm#scavengers
https://libcom.org/blog/witch-hunts-transition-capitalism-20122011

Duration: 1h 14m

Date: 08/23/21



European Witchcraze Part II: Vinegar Tom's Revenge

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Join host C.J. and special guest Kenzie as they continue to discuss the European witch-hunts of the Early Modern Period, this week with a focus on English trials, specifically the Pendle Witches and Essex trials

Sources:

https://www.lancastercastle.com/history-heritage/a-dark-history/lancashire-witch-trials/
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-14490790
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4338-gunpowder-plot-would-have-devastated-london/
http://practitioners.exeter.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Eastanglianwitchtrialappendix2.pdf
https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Witches-in-Britain/

Duration: 1h 06m

Date: 09/06/21



Ernest Shackleton & the Endurance Part I: Into the Weddell Sea

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Join C.J. and special guest Zak as they discuss the Trans-antarctic Expedition of 1914, Ernest Shackleton, and the Endurance. When the Endurance became trapped in ice in the Weddell sea in January of 1915 an improbable story of survival began to unfold

Sources:

Shackleton, Ernest Henry. South. Sheba Blake Publishing, 2017.
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/antarctic_ships/endurance.php
https://www.biography.com/explorer/ernest-shackleton
Fisher, Margery; Fisher, James (1957). Shackleton. James Barrie Books Ltd.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ernest-Henry-Shackleton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shackleton_ernest.shtml
https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/archives/shackleton/authors/shackleton.html
http://www.ernestshackleton.net/#hisearlylife
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/team.html

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 09/13/21



Ernest Shackleton Part II: Water, water, every where

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Join host C.J. and special guest Zak as they discuss the Endurance expedition. In this episode they cover the story from the crushing of their ship, the journey to Elephant Island, and the final journey across 800 miles of open ocean to South Georgia on a lifeboat, the James Caird.

Sources:

Shackleton, Ernest Henry. South. Sheba Blake Publishing, 2017.
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/antarctic_ships/endurance.php
https://www.biography.com/explorer/ernest-shackleton
Fisher, Margery; Fisher, James (1957). Shackleton. James Barrie Books Ltd.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ernest-Henry-Shackleton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shackleton_ernest.shtml
https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/archives/shackleton/authors/shackleton.html
http://www.ernestshackleton.net/#hisearlylife
https://www.history.com/news/shackleton-endurance-survival

Duration: 1h 07m

Date: 09/20/21



Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Part III: Rescue

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Join your host C.J. and special guest Zak as they discuss the final leg of the odyssey of the crew of the Endurance. They talk about the landing of the James Caird on South Georgia, the trek through the mountains, and the eventual rescue of the men on Elephant Island. They also discuss the Ross Sea party and the cultural context of the Transantarctic expedition, as well as finally getting to the bottom of why four of the crew were not put up for the Polar Medal.

Sources:

Shackleton, Ernest Henry. South. Sheba Blake Publishing, 2017.
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/antarctic_ships/endurance.php
https://www.biography.com/explorer/ernest-shackleton
Fisher, Margery; Fisher, James (1957). Shackleton. James Barrie Books Ltd.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ernest-Henry-Shackleton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shackleton_ernest.shtml
https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/archives/shackleton/authors/shackleton.html
http://www.ernestshackleton.net/#hisearlylife
https://www.history.com/news/shackleton-endurance-survival
https://www.jstor.org/stable/25119725
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1646863
https://www.jstor.org/stable/207462
https://sites.dartmouth.edu/library/2016/07/18/shackletons-endurance-expedition-a-crewmans-view-7/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/henry-mcnish-shipwright-shackleton-forgot-1813181.html
https://eshackleton.com/2016/09/05/the-ross-sea-party-2/

Duration: 2h 11m

Date: 10/02/21



Bonus Episode One: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Join your host C.J. for the first Historaholics bonus episode, where he does a reading of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. This poem speaks poetically about the kinds of suffering the men of the Endurance experienced and for that reason this episode is a postscript to the series covering their odyssey.

Sources:

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Duration: 30m

Date: 10/11/21



Bonus Episode Two: The Raven

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Join C.J. for a few show updates and a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”.

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Duration: 11m

Date: 10/18/21



Bonus Episode 3: Nyarlathotep

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Join C.J. for a dramatic reading of the prose poem “Nyarlathotep” by H.P. Lovecraft. Regular programming will resume next week with a very special Halloween episode.

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Duration: 10m

Date: 10/26/21



The History of Halloween

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Join C.J. and MacKenzie for a special episode for Halloween, where she takes the hot chair and hosts. They discuss the origins of Halloween in ancient Roman and Celtic holidays, as well as some of the strange early traditions of the holiday.

Sources:

history.com

Duration: 1h 00m

Date: 10/31/21



Vlad Tepes: Man & Myth

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Join your host C.J. and special guest Chris as they discuss the life and times of Vlad III Dracula, a prince of Wallachia during a period of extreme social upheaval. Vlad’s reign was bloody and he earned himself a new byname, Tepes, the Impaler, due to his cruelty.

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vlad-the-Impaler
https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/vlad-impaler-real-dracula-was-abs15olutely-vicious-8c11505315
https://www.annalesfsu.ro/sitero/Tome_VIII-IX/11Radu_Carciumaru.pdf
"Vlad III the Impaler." New World Encyclopedia, . 9 May 2020, 22:54 UTC. 26 Sep 2021, 16:13 .
"Wallachia." New World Encyclopedia, . 17 Oct 2016, 18:53 UTC. 26 Sep 2021, 21:45 .
https://web.englipppppppph.upenn.edu/~mgamer/Etexts/prince.dracula.html

Duration: 1h 18m

Date: 11/08/21



The German Coast Uprising Part One

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Join host C.J. and guests Chris Winchell and Kenzie Hutchison as they discuss the German Coast Uprising of 1811, a slave rebellion in which around five hundred slaves rose up against their cruel masters and marched on New Orleans. In the first part of this two-part series they discuss the context around this rebellion, like Louisiana's entry into the Union, the legacy of the Haitian revolution, as well as the traditions of the French.

Sources:

Rasmussen, Daniel. American Uprising HarperCollins e-books. Kindle Edition.
Charles River Editors. The 1811 German Coast Uprising: The History and Legay of America’s Largest Slave Revolt. Charles River Editors. Kindle Edition.
https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/louisianas-slave-revolt/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-anniversary-1811-louisiana-slave-revolt-180957760/
https://www.nola.com/300/article_680cf224-6f29-5fd7-9a8d-4d39aa55f124.html
https://www.whitneyplantation.org/history/slavery-in-louisiana/resistance/
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4232918?read-now=1&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/andry-s-rebellion-1811/
https://hyperallergic.com/527206/dread-scott-slave-rebellion-reenactment-1/
https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/haitian-revolution-1791-1804/
http://slaveryandremembrance.org/articles/article/?id=A0111

Duration: 1h 25m

Date: 11/15/21



German Coast Uprising Part Two: It Gets Worse

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Join your host C.J. and his guests Chris and Kenzie as they discuss the conclusion of the 1811 revolt of enslaved people on the German Coast in Louisiana. They get into the battle north of the Fortier plantation, the following tribunal, and the revolt's effects on the growing United States.

Sources:

Rasmussen, Daniel. American Uprising HarperCollins e-books. Kindle Edition.
Charles River Editors. The 1811 German Coast Uprising: The History and Legacy of America’s Largest Slave Revolt. Charles River Editors. Kindle Edition.
https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/louisianas-slave-revolt/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-anniversary-1811-louisiana-slave-revolt-180957760/
https://www.nola.com/300/article_680cf224-6f29-5fd7-9a8d-4d39aa55f124.html
https://www.whitneyplantation.org/history/slavery-in-louisiana/resistance/
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4232918?read-now=1&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/andry-s-rebellion-1811/
https://hyperallergic.com/527206/dread-scott-slave-rebellion-reenactment-1/
https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/haitian-revolution-1791-1804/
http://slaveryandremembrance.org/articles/article/?id=A0111

Duration: 1h 16m

Date: 11/22/21



Bonus Episode 4: Would You Rather

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Join C.J., Kenzie, and Chris for a more relaxed episode as they play a game of would you rather, hang out, and discuss horror media in general.

Duration: 1h 09m

Date: 11/29/21



Amelia Earhart Part One

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Join C.J. and Kenzie as they discuss Amelia Earhart’s early life and career as a pioneering female pilot. Furthermore, they discuss how Earhart advocated for women’s equality, both in the world of aviation and beyond.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Amelia-Earhart
https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/amelia-earhart
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/five-things-you-may-not-know-about-amelia-earhart
https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/search-amelia-earhart-180978195/
https://www.doi.gov/american-heroes/amelia-earhart
https://www.ninety-nines.org/amelia-earhart.htm
https://www.ninety-nines.org/we-take-to-the-air.htm
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Amelia_Earhart
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/earhart-timeline/
https://www.history.com/news/amelia-earharts-other-runway-the-aviators-forgotten-fashion-linen
https://flightpaths.lib.purdue.edu/blog/2016/09/13/amelia-earhart-the-flying-feminist/

Duration: 36m

Date: 12/13/21



Amelia Earhart Part Two: Vanished

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Join C.J. and Kenzie as they discuss Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E, her attempt to circumnavigate the globe, and her eventual disappearance near Howland Island, in the South Pacific. Lastly, they talk about the massive search and rescue operation, which involved the battleship USS Colorado and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington.

Sources

https://www.biography.com/explorer/amelia-earhart
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Amelia-Earhart
https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/amelia-earhart
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/five-things-you-may-not-know-about-amelia-earhart
https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/search-amelia-earhart-180978195/
https://www.doi.gov/american-heroes/amelia-earhart
https://www.ninety-nines.org/amelia-earhart.htm
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Amelia_Earhart
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/earhart-timeline/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/science/amelia-earhart-search-robert-ballard.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/amelia-earhart-search-dogs.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2014/07/24/amelia-earhart-circumnavigation
https://time.com/5486999/amelia-earhart-disappearance-theories/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/tantalizing-clue-marks-end-amelia-earhart-expedition
https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/amelia-earharts-lockheed-electra-10e-special-nr16020/
http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_php/acdata_lockheed_vega_en.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dseecwk8eY&ab_channel=CBSMornings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__v0aEgzO0&ab_channel=BuzzFeedUnsolvedNetwork
https://earchives.lib.purdue.edu/digital/collection/earhart/id/3119
https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/naval-aviation-and-the-search-for-amelia-earhart/

Duration: 36m

Date: 12/13/21



Bleeding Kansas: Prelude to War

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Join C.J. and James as they discuss the period of Kansas history known as Bleeding Kansas. Specifically, they discuss the fraudulent elections, sack of Lawrence, the battle of Black Jack, the beating of Charles Sumner in the Senate, and numerous other acts of politically motivated violence. THese acts of violence acted as a prelude to the coming war.

Sources

https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Crime_Against_Kansas.htm
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/bleeding-kansas
https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/CrimeAgainstKSSpeech.pdf
https://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/encyclopedia/pottawatomie-massacre
https://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/encyclopedia/battle-black-jack

Duration: 1h 17m

Date: 12/27/21



The Affair of the Poisons Part One: Dark Revelations

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Join your host C.J., along with guests Kenzie and Chris, for the first part of a discussion on the Affair of the Poisons, a scandal that overtook the French royal court in the 17th century. This week they discuss the reign of Louis XIV, the case of Madame de Brinvilliers, and the confessions of Magdelaine Guénisseau

Sources

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Louis_XIV_of_France#:~:text=Louis%20XIV%2C%20known%20as%20The,or%20other%20major%20European%20monarch.
https://www.britannica.com/event/Affair-of-the-Poisons
https://www.britannica.com/topic/lettre-de-cachet
https://bonjourparis.com/history/mystery-and-murder-in-paris-the-infamous-madame-de-brinvilliers/
https://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/tag/magdelaine-de-la-grange/

Duration: 1h 17m

Date: 01/03/22



The Affair of the Poisons Part Two: CSI Versailles

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Join C.J., Kenzie, and Chris as they continue their discussion of the Affair of the Poisons, a scandal which occurred in the court of the French Monarch, Louis XIV. This week they will follow the scandal as it passes into the upper classes of French society and into the KIng’s own bedchamber.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/event/Affair-of-the-Poisons

Duration: 1h 04m

Date: 01/10/22



The Other 9/11 Part One: A Portrait of Salvador Allende as a Young Revolutionary

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C.J. is joined this week by Zak, they discuss the early years of Salvador Allende, the Socialist President of Chile who would be overthrown on 9/11/1973. They discuss his upbringing and education, as well as his family background of radical politics.

Sources

Figueroa Clark, Victor. Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Revolutionary Lives) Pluto Press. Kindle Edition.

Duration: 55m

Date: 01/17/22



The Other 9/11 Part Two: Salvador Allende, Revolutionary-Doctor

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Join your host, C.J., and Zak as they continue their discussion of Salvador Allende’s political career. This week they talk about Allende’s career as a doctor and how that later influenced his revolutionary thinking, as well as his early political career.

Sources

Figueroa Clark, Victor. Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Revolutionary Lives) Pluto Press. Kindle Edition.

Duration: 01h 08m

Date: 01/24/22



The Other 9/11 Part Three: The Rise of Salvador Allende

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Join your host C.J. and guest Zak as they continue their discussion of Salvador Allende, the first openly Marxist leader elected in Latin America. This week they discuss Allende’s rise to political power and numerous presidential campaigns, as well as some of the key differences between the philosophies of Communism and Socialism.

Sources

https://www.thoughtco.com/difference-between-communism-and-socialism-195448#:~:text=The%20main%20difference%20is%20that,by%20a%20democratically%2Delected%20government.
Figueroa Clark, Victor. Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Revolutionary Lives) (p. 38). Pluto Press. Kindle Edition.

Duration: 01h 37m

Date: 01/31/22



The Other 9/11 Part Four: the Fall of Salvador Allende

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Join your host C.J. and guest Zak as they continue their discussion of Salvador Allende, the first openly Marxist leader elected in Latin America. This week they talk about Allende’s tenure as president and the eventual coup d’etat, as well as Allende’s last ditch defense of La Moneda.

Sources

https://oxfordre.com/latinamericanhistory/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.001.0001/acrefore-9780199366439-e-106?mediaType=Article
Figueroa Clark, Victor. Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Revolutionary Lives) (pp. 94-95). Pluto Press. Kindle Edition.
Allende, Salvador. Salvador Allende: Speeches & Articles. Pravda Media, 2020.

Duration: 01h 43m

Date: 02/07/22



The Other 9/11 Part Five: Pinochet and DINA

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Join C.J. and Zak as they continue their discussion of the 1973 coup d’etat in Chile. This week they discuss what happened outside the walls of La Moneda during the coup itself, the crimes against humanity committed on the orders of Pinochet, as well as the secret police who committed these crimes Dirrecion de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA).

Sources

Kornbluh, Peter. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability. The New Press, 2013.
https://poets.org/poem/disappeared
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Augusto-Pinochet
https://www.biography.com/political-figure/augusto-pinochet
https://www.donquijote.org/chilean-culture/history/pinochet/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/eyewitness-account-pinochets-coup-45-years-ago-180970241/
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2013/09/life-under-pinochet-they-were-taking-turns-electrocute-us-one-after-other/
https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/vqnwu/download
https://www.tni.org/es/node/13605
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46160437
https://www.history.com/news/pinochet-terror-attack-dc

Duration: 01h 15m

Date: 02/14/22



Richard Lawrence: Would be Assassin

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Join your host C.J. for this week’s solo episode where he covers Richard Lawrence and his attempted assasination of the United State’s worst president, Andrew Jackson. He also discusses the role which mental illness played in Richard’s attempt on Jackson’s life.

Sources

Remini, Robert V.. The Life of Andrew Jackson (Kindle Locations 6746-6748). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
LAKE, C. RAYMOND. Bipolar. ELSEVIER ACADEMIC Press, 2020.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/attempted-assassination-andrew-jackson-180962526/
https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Attempt_to_kill_King_Andrew.htm
http://jaapl.org/content/jaapl/12/4/309.full.pdf
https://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15138coll33/id/73
https://www.psycom.net/bipolar-definition-dsm-5/
https://books.google.com/books?id=HjLXDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA358&lpg=PA358&dq=Richard+Lawrence+Bipolar&source=bl&ots=74aqFvRnO4&sig=ACfU3U099SSs8QI8Jjai2WNONM_2GKNk1w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiHmLrW-I72AhXvj4kEHT7tBtwQ6AF6BAg-EAM#v=onepage&q=Richard%20Lawrence%20Bipolar&f=false

Duration: 30m

Date: 02/21/22



The Other 9/11 Part Six: Nixon, the CIA, and Project FUBELT

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Join C.J. and Zak as they continue their discussion about the Chilean coup d’etat of 1973, the other 9/11. This week they discuss the CIA involvement in creating the conditions that would cause the coup, Nixon’s ordering of the coup following a meeting with a Pepsico executive, and the roll in which the IDB and the World Bank would play.

Sources

Kornbluh, Peter. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability. The New Press, 2013.

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 02/28/22



The Other 9/11 Part Seven: Operation Condor

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Join C.J. and Zak as they round out their seven part series on Salvador Allende and the 1973 coup d’etat that placed Augusto Pinochet in power. This week they talk about Operation Condor and how the intelligence agencies of many South American nations worked together to kill and disappear dissenters, many of whom were left wing.

Sources

https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306526
https://jacobinmag.com/2019/09/salvador-allenda-coup-il-manifesto-interview
https://jacobinmag.com/2016/09/chile-coup-santiago-allende-social-democracy-september-11-2
https://jacobinmag.com/2020/09/salvador-allende-chile-coup-pinochet

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 03/07/22



Announcements

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Join your host C.J. as he brings you some updates as well as a teaser for an upcoming episode

Sources

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.

Duration: 08m

Date: 03/14/22



Charles Lindbergh: American Hero, American Fascist

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Join your host C.J. for a short overview of Charles Lindbergh’s fascist leanings, anti-Semetic remarks, and isolationism. All of which speaks to the fact that he can be rightly called a Nazi.

Sources

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a31482451/charles-lindbergh-nazi-ties-explained-the-plot-against-america-true-story/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Lindbergh/Germany-and-the-America-First-movement
https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-to-congress-negotiate-with-hitler
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lindbergh-fallen-hero/
https://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh/learn/controversies
http://www.charleslindbergh.com/americanfirst/speech.asp
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/america-first-for-charles-lindbergh-and-donald-trump

Duration: 27m

Date: 03/28/22



Shiloh

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Join your host C.J. for a quick discussion of the Battle of Shiloh and his experience visiting the battlefield.

Duration: 30m

Date: 04/04/22



Shiloh

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Join your host C.J. for a quick discussion of the Battle of Shiloh and his experience visiting the battlefield.

Duration: 30m

Date: 04/04/22



The Black Hawk War Part One

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Join your host C.J. and special guests Evan and Kent as they discuss the lead up to the Black Hawk War of 1832. This week they talk about Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, the war of 1812 in the Great Lakes region, and the 1804 treaty signed in St. Louis.

Sources

https://americanhistory1776-now.weebly.com/northwest-indian-war.html#:~:text=The%20Northwest%20Indian%20War%20(1785,control%20of%20the%20Northwest%20Territory.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Black-Hawk-Sauk-and-Fox-leader

Duration: 1h 32m

Date: 04/11/22



The Black Hawk War: Part Two

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This week C.J. is once again joined by Kent and Evan for a crossover episode covering the initiation of the Black Hawk War. This week they discuss the Indian Removal Act of 1832 along with the British Band’s crossing of the Mississippi and the Battle of Stillman’s Run.

Sources

Jung, Patrick J. The Black Hawk War of 1832. University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Penguin Random House Canada, 2015.

Duration: 1h 11m

Date: 05/02/22



The Black Hawk War Part III

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This week C.J. is again joined by Kent and Evan to discuss the Black Hawk War of 1832. THis week they wrap up there discussion by covering the battles from the conclusion of the Battle of Stillman’s run through the massacre at Bad Ax. They also discuss the forced tour that Black Hawk and the other leaders of the Sauk and Fox took of the East Coast, including the meetings between Black Hawk and President Andrew Jackson.

Sources

Jung, Patrick J. The Black Hawk War of 1832. University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Penguin Random House Canada, 2015.

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 05/10/22



Ernest Hemingway Part One

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This week C.J. discusses Ernest Hemingway’s family and his early childhood.

Sources

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1950/05/13/how-do-you-like-it-now-gentlemen
https://www.biography.com/news/ernest-hemingway-mental-illness-family#:~:text=He%20found%20what%20he%20believed,by%20a%20lifetime%20of%20alcoholism.

Duration: 36m

Date: 05/17/22



Ernest Hemingway Part 2

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This week C.J. finishes talking about the childhood of Ernest Hemingway, discussing: the house his mother, Grace, designed and built following the death of her father, the family vacation home at Walloon Lake, and Ernest’s burgeoning writing.

Sources

Jamison, Kay R. Touched with Fire. Free Press, 1994.
Dearborn, Mary V. Ernest Hemingway: A Biography. Vintage Books, 2018.

Duration: 44m

Date: 05/23/22



The Assassination of Julius Caesar Part One

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This week C.J. and James discuss the lead-up to the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar, they discuss some of the basics of Roman political life, Caesar’s career, and the events of the first Triumvirate, including the resulting civil war.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Julius-Caesar-Roman-ruler
https://www.worldhistory.org/timeline/Julius_Caesar/
Southon, Emma. A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome. Abrams Press, 2021.

Duration: 48m

Date: 05/31/22



The Assassination of Julius Caesar Part Two

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This week C.J. and James discuss the lead-up to the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar, they discuss some of the basics of Roman political life, Caesar’s career, and the events of the first Triumvirate, including the resulting civil war.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Julius-Caesar-Roman-ruler
https://www.worldhistory.org/timeline/Julius_Caesar/
Southon, Emma. A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome. Abrams Press, 2021.
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56968/speech-friends-romans-countrymen-lend-me-your-ears

Duration: 51m

Date: 06/06/22



Ernest Hermingway Part Three: The Kansas City Star and Mae Marsh

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Join C.J. as he talks about Ernest Hemingway’s time as a reporter at the Kansas City Star, where he would learn much of the tools that he would later use as a fiction writer. C.J. also speaks about Hemingway’s possible relationship with Mae Marsh

Sources

Duration: 45m

Date: 06/13/22



Hemingway Part Four: The War to End All Wars

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This week C.J. talks about Hemingway’s enlistment in the Red Cross ambulance corps and his experience traveling to the First World War, as well as the horror that Hemingway is headed toward.

Sources

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-treacherous-battle-world-war-i-italian-mountains-180959076/
http://medicinthegreentime.com/ernest-hemingway/
http://www.centre-robert-schuman.org/userfiles/files/REPERES%20%E2%80%93%20module%201-1-1%20-%20explanatory%20notes%20%E2%80%93%20World%20War%20I%20casualties%20%E2%80%93%20EN.pdf

Duration: 35m

Date: 06/21/22



Ernest Hemingway Part Five: the Italian Front & Ernest’s Wounding

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This week C.J. talks about some of the horrifying weapons of the First World War and their influence on the formation of Modernism.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Belleau-Wood
https://www.britannica.com/technology/Paris-Gun

Duration: 49m

Date: 06/27/22



Ernest Hemingway Part Six: A Farewell to Arms

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This week C.J. talks about Ernest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms and how it relates to his real-life experiences on the Italian Front of the First World War and his grievous wounding.

Sources

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms
https://www.britannica.com/topic/A-Farewell-to-Arms-novel

Duration: 45m

Date: 07/12/22



The Decapitation of Andrew Jackson

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This week C.J. keeps it short by talking about the story of the decapitation of the figurehead of Andrew Jackson that was installed on the famed USS Constitution.

Sources

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/05/nyregion/05jackson.html#:~:text=That%20is%20the%20year%20when,eventually%20went%20their%20separate%20ways
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46547/old-ironsides

Duration: 14m

Date: 07/19/22



Quick Update 7/26

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C.J. needed to take a week off, but he’ll be back next week with a new series covering MK ULTRA that will run concurrently with the series covering Hemingway.

Duration: 03m

Date: 07/26/22



Sidney Gottelib: Poisoner in Chief

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This week C.J. gives a short profile of Sidney Gottelib, the father of MK ULTRA.

Sources

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/2001/12/16/the-coldest/83f56312-8cca-481f-af17-5d8eb0356612/

Duration:33m

Date: 08/03/22



MK ULTRA Part One: An Overview

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This week C.J. is joined by Zak for an overview of projects BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, and MK ULTRA, as well as a discussion on the men behind this project.

Sources

https://www.wsj.com/articles/poisoner-in-chief-review-chemistry-lessons-11569538888
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/hearings/95mkultra.pdf
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/2001/12/16/the-coldest/83f56312-8cca-481f-af17-5d8eb0356612/
Marks, John. Search for the Manchurian Candidate: CIA and Mind Control. W.W. Norton, 1992.

Duration:1h 09m

Date: 08/09/22



MK ULTRA Part Two: The Early Days of LSD & the CIA

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Join Zak and C.J. as they discuss the early days of LSD research and the beginnings of the Federal Government’s investigation into the offensive application of the drug.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/science/LSD
https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_basics.shtml
https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/lsd/lsd_effects.shtml
Kinzer, Stephen. Poisoner in Chief (p. 35). Henry Holt and Co.. Kindle Edition.

Duration:1h 20m

Date: 08/16/22



MK ULTRA Part Three: First-Hand Accounts of the LSD Experience

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This week, C.J. reads a few first-hand accounts of LSD experiences to better understand some of what Gottleib’s victims experienced.

Sources

Fadiman, James. The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys. Park Street Press, 2011.

Duration:23m

Date: 08/30/22



MK ULTRA Part Four: The Tragic Tale of Frank Olson

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This week C.J. and Zak discuss the death of Frank Olson, whether it be by suicide or homicide, after an LSD-fueled CIA retreat.

Sources

https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-the-cias-dr-frank-olson-jump-to-his-death-or-was-he-pushed
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/us/family-of-frank-olson-man-drugged-by-cia-plans-suit.html
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/from-mind-control-to-murder-how-a-deadly-fall-revealed-the-cias-darkest-secrets
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/courts/lawsuit-by-family-of-drugged-detrick-employee-dismissed/article_8705f623-edfd-59b0-9e04-548b15a2c423.html

Duration:1h 17m

Date: 09/06/22



Announcement 9-13-22

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Due to unforeseen circumstances (the lock on my apartment door breaking) there will not be an episode of Historaholics this week. We will, however, be back next week.

Duration:02m

Date: 09/13/22



MK ULTRA Part Five and a Half: Subproject 68

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This week C.J. and Zak talk about MK ULTRA Subproject 68, in which they covertly funded the research of Doctor Donald Ewen Cameron. That research entailed a technique known as psychic driving, which was torture masquerading as therapy.

Duration:1h 05m

Date: 09/20/22



MK ULTRA Part Five and a Half: Psychic Driving & Dr. Donald Ewan Cameron

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This week C.J. and Zak continue their discussion about MK ULTRA subproject 68, in which the CIA covertly funded the research of Dr. Donald Ewan Cameron at McGill University in Montreal.

Duration:1h 11m

Date: 09/27/22



The Carver Grant, Petersylvania, & Summerwind: Fraud in the Northwoods

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Join C.J. as he gets a little spooky with it by discussing the Carver grant, Petersylvania, and Summerwind, three topics rife with fraud. The Carver grant was a supposed land grant given to Johnathan Carver, the first English-speaking explorer of the Wisconsin region, Petersylvania was what one man sought to make out of the land granted, and Summerwind was a mansion supposedly haunted by Carver and within which the physical copy of the Carver grant was said to be stored.

Sources

https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/digital/collection/wmh/id/1434
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1987
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/columnists/jim-stingl/2017/10/26/stingl-northern-wisconsins-haunted-summerwind-mansion-torched-some-claim/799097001/\
https://www.wxpr.org/post/vilas-cos-haunted-summerwind-mansion#stream/0
Ghost Stories of Wisconsin by A.S. Mott

Duration:42m

Date: 10/04/22



The Siege of Osowiec: Attack of the Dead Men

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This week C.J. tells the story of the battle of Osowiec fortress and the so-called “Attack of the Dead Men”. This was a counter-charge in which around one hundred soldiers, suffering terribly from the effects of chlorine gas, managed to push back seven thousand advancing Germans.

Sources

https://www.sabaton.net/historical-facts/attack-of-the-dead-men/
https://www.rbth.com/history/328908-russian-attack-of-dead
https://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/u6h663/i_have_the_first_english_translation_2021_of_the/

Duration:30m

Date: 10/11/22



Robert Johnson & the Crossroads Blues

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This week C.J. talks about blues musician Robert Johnson and the myth that he sold his soul at the crossroads to the Devil in order to get good at the guitar; he also touches on the effect that Hoodoo had on Johnson and his music.

Sources

https://nationalbluesmuseum.org/stories-of-the-crossroads-blues-myths-did-robert-johnson-really-sell-his-soul-to-the-devil/#prettyPhoto
Hyatt, Harry Middleton. Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, Rootwork. American Univ. Bookstore, 1978
.https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/robert-johnson-myth-devil-crossroads-story/

Duration:46m

Date: 10/18/22



Jean César Legallois: A Real Life Dr. Frankenstein

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This week C.J. talks about blues musician Robert Johnson and the myth that he sold his soul at the crossroads to the Devil in order to get good at the guitar; he also touches on the effect that Hoodoo had on Johnson and his music.

Sources

https://daily.jstor.org/the-decapitation-experiments-of-jean-cesar-legallois/
https://neuroscientificallychallenged.com/posts/history-of-neuroscience-julien-jean-cesar-legallois
https://europepmc.org/article/med/22895659

Duration:24m

Date: 10/25/22



Historical Ghost Stories

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This week C.J. discusses a handful of ghost stories from history, including an account from Pliny the Younger and a poem from World War One.

Sources

history.com/topics/halloween/historical-ghost-stories
https://www.worldhistory.org/article/763/an-ancient-ghost-story-philinnion--machates/
http://www.vroma.org/vromans/hwalker/Pliny/Pliny07-27-E.html
https://www.bartleby.com/120/40.html

Duration:33m

Date: 11/01/22



A Brief History of Madness Part One: Bedlam

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This week C.J. talks about Bethlem Royal Hospital, in London. As this one of the oldest psychiatric facilities in the world and by discussing the history of this hospital we can see the shifting views on mental illness through the centuries.

Sources

Chambers, Paul; Bedlam, The History Press. Kindle Edition.

Duration:55m

Date: 11/08/22



Announcement 11-22-22

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No new episode this week!

Duration:02m

Date: 11/22/22



A Brief History of Madness Part Two: The Monro Dynasty Begins

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This week C.J. continues his discussion of the history of Bethlem Hospital by covering the period of time during which James Monro was the presiding physician. During this time period the paradigm of care at the hospital went from charitable to profit motivated. Moreover, Monro also employed a series of torturous treatments for his patients that included bleeding, purging, and blistering.

Duration:34m

Date: 11/29/22



The Battle of Wisconsin Heights

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This week C.J. returns in order to discuss the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. This battle, which took place near present-day Sauk City, was a part of the Black Hawk War. This war was fought across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. On one side was Black Hawk’s British Band and on the other the U.S. Military and local militias. Sources

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS345
Jung, Patrick J. The Black Hawk War of 1832. University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.

Duration:28m

Date: 01/17/23



A Brief History of Madness Part Three: Monro v. Battie

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This week C.J. talks about the competition between the Monro family and William Battie, who was the physician at St Luke’s Hospital, the rival of Bedlam.

Duration:27m

Date: 01/24/23



The Eleusinian Mysteries: the Cult of Demeter & Persephone

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This week C.J. talks about one of the mystery religions of the Mediterranean, the Eleusinian rites. This religion was centered around a nine-day festival that celebrated Persephone rising from the underworld.

Sources

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Eleusinian-Mysteries
https://www2.classics.upenn.edu/myth/php/hymns/index.php?page=eleusis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/opinion/ancient-greece-ritual-mystery-eleusis.html
https://stockton.edu/hellenic-studies/documents/chs-summaries/dickerson93.pdf

Duration:31m

Date: 01/31/23



Poetry of the Ancient World Part One: The Cannibal Hymn & Others

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This week C.J. Talks about ancient poetry, including an Egyptian poem called the Cannibal Hymn, a Babylonian poem, and two poems by Sappho.

Sources

https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/percussion-salt-and-honey
http://www.sofiatopia.org/maat/cannibal.htm
https://davidbowles.us/poetry/a-prayer-to-aphrodite-sappho/#:~:text=Come%20to%20me%20now%2C%20free,Sappho's%20lone%20ally.

Duration:22m

Date: 03/07/23



James Tilly Matthews Part One: Bedlam in the House of Commons

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This week C.J. talks about the incident in the House of Commons that led to James Tilly Matthews’ incarceration at Bedlam

Sources

Jay, Mike. The Influencing Machine . Strange Attractor Press. Kindle Edition.

Duration:38m

Date: 03/14/23



Ancient Poetry Part Two: The Orphic Hymns

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This week C.J. reads and discusses some selections from the Orphic Hymns, a collection of ancient Greek poetry ascribed to Orpheus, a legendary hero.

Sources

https://www.hellenicgods.org/

Duration:18m

Date: 03/28/23



Ancient Poetry Part Three

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This week C.J. keeps it short by talking about more ancient poetry by discussing Greek poetry, including some of the works of Alkman, Anakreon, Archilochos, and Homer.

Sources

7 Greeks (New Directions Paperbook; 799) . New Directions. Kindle Edition.

Duration:24m

Date: 04/25/23