Tag: history

How did ISIS become so wealthy?

How did ISIS become so wealthy?

– Hello, welcome to the show. Thank you for tuning in. That’s Matt behind the camera. We’ve got our CCO, chief conspiracy officer, Jason with us here today. Agent Scully is somewhere at large in the city. I’m Ben, that means this is Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know. Today we’re very excited to …

Serbian Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

Serbian Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

We’ve talked a lot about Serbia during our regular episodes. From the war’s beginnings and the repeated failures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to conquer Serbia, to its invasion at the hands of the combined Central Powers, then to the exodus to Corfu where the remnants of the Serbian army were reconstituted to carry on the …

What Life Was Like In Medieval Castles

Movies and TV have made life in a castle look like an episode of MTV Cribs, provided you’re one of the nobles. But it wasn’t all feasts and festivals. Castles were dark, dank, smelly fortresses loaded with vermin and disease. Today we’re exploring what life was really like in a medieval castle. If you were …

Buenos Aires and Chicago

Buenos Aires and Chicago

ED GLAESER: Today, cities can seem very distant from the farms and forests that surround them. But historically, the fate of cities was often tied to the success of nearby agriculture. Medieval market towns relied on trading with the farmers and shepherds that entered through their walled gates. In the 19th century, an agricultural and …