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Jack P Taylor's Political and Historical Curiosities

May 29, 2017

In this week's episode I'll cover from 1292 to 1417 discussing:

how the Avignon Papacy of the Catholic Church began,

the Popes of the Avignon Papacy,

how the Papacy returned to Rome,

the issues this return caused including Anti-Popes,

and finally how these issues were resolved.

CGP Grey's "How to Become...

May 21, 2017

In this week's episode I discuss the fascinating history of the least populous national jurisdiction in the world - the Pitcairn Islands. Covering:

Early settlers,


HMS Bounty,

Mutiny on the Bounty,

Early settlement on the Pitcairn Islands,


Re-discovery of the mutineers,

A constitution being...

May 13, 2017

Not only an early episode but one that is current!

A history of the European Broadcasting Union - which you'll probably find boring.

Then a history of Eurovision in all its glory.

Imgur album:

Thanks as ever for listening!

May 7, 2017

In this final episode we cover:

The 9/11 attacks


The International Criminal Court


The 60th anniversary of the UN

The election of Ban Ki-Moon

The Arab Spring - notably Libya


Crimea - very briefly

The UN today

Lord of the Rings and the Ents (it hopefully makes sense)

A super long episode

A teaser...