The 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

The 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha?apai Eruption

Podcast Transcript On January 15, 2022, one of the biggest geologic events in the last 30 years occurred.  The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the nation of Tonga erupted. It wasn’t just a volcanic eruption, however,  It was an event that actually had repercussions all around the world.  Learn more about the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha?apai …

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The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

Podcast Transcript In the aftermath of World War II, the newly formed United Nations placed a group of Pacific Islands into a trusteeship that was to be administered by the United States.  After several decades, that trusteeship was dissolved and it resulted in three independent countries, one US territory, and a unique system of international …

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Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Elements

Podcast Transcript Modern society is completely dependent on a set of technologies that include computer chips, fiber optic cables, lasers, video screens, electric motors, and batteries.  All of those things are dependent on a small category of chemicals called rare earth elements.  Their importance in technology has made them a focal point of international trade …

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The Acadian Expulsion

The Acadian Expulsion

Podcast Transcript Beginning in the 16th century, French settlers crossed the Atlantic to settle in a French colony located in the new world. That colony wasn’t modern-day Quebec, however. The colony was known as Acadia.  When the British took control of Acadia in 1713, the Acadians were allowed to stay, but eventually, that privilege was …

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The Ultimate Arbitrary List of Places to Visit in 2022

The editorial team at Everything Everywhere likes to keep with the times. We’ve noticed a great many travel publications all publishing their list of places to visit in 2022 and we didn’t want to be left behind. We’ve studied all the lists and distilled what we believe to be the essence of what makes for …

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Saint Olga of Kiev: The Patron Saint of Vengeance

Saint Olga of Kiev

Podcast Transcript Princess Olga of Kiev was a 10th-century woman who was born to a royal family and married to Igor, Prince of Kiev.  She led a fairly unnoteworthy life until her husband was murdered by a neighboring tribe. After that, her life took a turn and she became the patron saint……of vengeance. Learn more …

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The Marian Reforms

The Marian Reforms

Podcast Transcript When you hear about ancient battles and wars, the stories are often dominated by famous generals whose names have come down to us through history.  However, military success often relied on more mundane things. In the year 107 BC, a Roman general and statesman by the name of Gaius Marius did exactly such …

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The Yellow Fleet

The Yellow Fleet

Transcript In 1967, war broke out between Israel and Egypt. It was the beginning of what would be known as the Six-Day War. As Israeli forces raced across the Siani Peninsula, Egyptian forces took measures to ensure that the Suez Canal wouldn’t be captured. They scuttled ships on either end of the canal to prevent …

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What Is Snake Oil and Why Is It So Bad?

What Is Snake Oil and Why Is It So Bad?

Podcast Transcript If you were to call someone a snake oil salesman, it usually means they are trying to defraud someone, and more specifically it often implies making false medical claims. But what exactly is snake oil, and why did it develop such a bad reputation, and why specifically do we use snake oil for …

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