Talkin’ bout a revolution for your listening pleasure

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Talkin’ bout a revolution for your listening pleasure

Finding a good podcast to sink your ears into can be tricky, so if revolutions are your bag, tune in to this one

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What am I listening to? Revolutions S4, a podcast series detailing various major insurrections by historian Mike Duncan. This one focuses on the Haitian Revolution in the 1700s.

We live in tense times. There’s a pandemic going on, our government is getting a little heavy-handed with all of its “for the greater good” measures and systemic racism seems to be enjoying a particularly good run of form. It’s enough to make you think that maybe we need a change. Not one of those “let’s do something different at the salon” kind of changes. Nope, a lot of people are starting to feel as if we need to uproot the entire system and start again. People are starting to itch for a revolution. Well, history can teach us a lot about revolutions and perhaps one of the most exciting is covered in season 4 of Duncan’s popular series.

The 19-episode unpacking of the Haitian Revolution, the only successful slave rebellion in history, would fit perfectly in the “if you liked Spartacus (the popular ultraviolent TV show) then try ...” section of a website. The only difference is this story is true...

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