Monthly Archives: January 2009

How Revisionist History Works


Like any other discipline, history often becomes a matter of interpretation. Check in with HowStuffWorks’ resident history experts as they explore the phenomenon of revisionist history in this podcast. Advertisements

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How the Vikings Worked


In most films Vikings are depicted as bloodthirsty, relatively ignorant berserkers who did little more than plunder and pillage their way across Europe. However, the story doesn’t end there — tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more.

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How Medieval Torture Devices Worked


Building on an earlier examination of the Spanish Inquisition, HowStuffWorks’ history experts take a look at the disturbing world of medieval torture devices. Check out this podcast to learn more about torture and more Stuff You Missed in History Class.

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How the Civil Rights Movement Worked


Explore the complicated history of the civil rights movement in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

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How the Spanish Inquisition Worked


Nowadays, the Spanish Inquisition is best known as a symbol of religious intolerance and extreme cruelty. Tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the people and politics behind the Spanish Inquisition.

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Why were some Japanese soldiers still fighting decades after World War II?


During World War II, the bravery of Kamikaze pilots was legendary. When the war concluded, several Japanese soldiers remained in hiding on islands across the Pacific. Learn more about Japanese holdouts and the Bushido code in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

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Did the Chinese reach America before Columbus?


Author Gavin Menzies believes a fleet of Chinese explorers reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus, but he’s been repeatedly challenged to defend this claim. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about revisionist history.

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