The Latin American History Podcast

The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day. Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and ...more

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January 21, 2018 00:18:26
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22. Columbus' 3rd Journey

Columbus' third voyage was less about exploration and more about the governance of his fledgling colony. Despite this he would reach the American mainland for the first time and venture further south than he had before. Meanwhile, things in the colony were not going well and things were slipping out of Columbus' control. ...

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January 14, 2018 00:19:41
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21. The Difficult Second Album

Columbus returned triumphantly to Spain after 'discovering' the Americas, and was given a blank cheque to launch a second expedition. This time things would not go exactly to plan. ...

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January 07, 2018 00:25:04
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20. Columbus First Journey

After years of trying, Columbus had finally secured funding to set off across the Atlantic. What happened next is known to almost everyone in Western world. Columbus reached the Americas and began the process of European colonisation. The details of his journey however, are rather less known and this episode tells its story. Along the way he will face storms, hostile foreign governments, natives and insubordination from his crew. ...

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November 26, 2017 00:23:24
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19. Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Everyone knows that Columbus started the colonial era by travelling to America, but not many know much more about him. In this episode we will look at the various theories as to who he was, and how he ended up persuading the Spanish royalty to back his voyage. ...

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November 13, 2017 00:22:34
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18. The Iberians - Part 2

Having looked at the general history, this episode we hone in on the events that led up to the discovery of the Americas. We cover the war of Castilian succession and why it was so important for the future of the Americas - despite the fact that they had not been 'discovered' yet. Along the way we will encounter family feuding, incest and scheming which would make Game of Thrones look tame. ...

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October 29, 2017 00:22:36
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17. The Iberians - Part 1

This episode provides a lightning fast run down of Iberian history up to the 1400s. We will also start to unpack how this history influenced the Spanish and Portuguese cultures and national characters. These influences would go on to determine how they behaved in the new world. ...

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