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The History Nerd

The History Nerd

By Matthew Motes
The History Nerd is a podcast dedicated to making History not just interesting, but emotional. Join me, your host Matthew Motes, as I take you on a journey through some of the most intriguing, epic, and bloody stories from our Earth's astounding past. Covering topics from religious mythology to psychotic rulers, this podcast will make history seem like the greatest drama novel of all time. Follow @the.historynerd on Instagram and @MatthewMotes10 on Twitter.
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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire: Part 2

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The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire: Part 2
In this episode, I am continuing my two part series on the rise and fall of the Japanese Pacific Empire. Starting right where we left off, at Japan's victory against Russia in 1905, I will discuss the growth of Japan from a then powerful empire into an oppressive and almost unstoppable militaristic superpower. And I will of course end at its downfall in 1945 at the hands of the United States. Follow @the.historynerd on Intagram and @MatthewMotes10 on twitter.
31:28
November 17, 2020
The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire: Part 1
In this episode, I discuss what is quite possibly the most unique and terrifyingly ferocious empire that has ever subsided in the Pacific, the Japanese Empire. In part 1, I will discuss the rise of Japan from an insignificant island chain into a fearsome and respectable Empire of the East, beginning from its opening in 1852 to its victory against Russia in 1905. If you like my content, follow @the.historynerd on Instagram and @MatthewMotes10 on Twitter.
21:35
November 6, 2020
Highlights from Jewish Mythology
Please enjoy this episode where I go through the mythic highlights of the Jewish faith. If you like epic stories, then you will definitely enjoy this. Follow @the.historynerd on Instagram and @MatthewMotes10 on Twitter!
25:16
October 12, 2020
The Horrifying Mystery of Dyatlov Pass
In this episode, I delve into one of the most well known and disturbing mysteries in Russian and World History, the Dyatlov Pass Incident. What happened to these nine hikers? What killed them? Were their deaths a result of natural causes or was the Soviet Government at fault? We will look into all of that in this episode.  Follow my Instagram, @the.historynerd to keep up with my episodes and learn more about the past. Also follow my twitter @MatthewMotes10 to keep up with my writing and recording process.
18:58
October 3, 2020
Europe's Bloodiest Witch Hunts
In this episode, I recount some of the worst Witch Hunts in European History and the monstrous inquisitors who oversaw them. Follow @the.historynerd to keep up with my uploads.
26:17
September 15, 2020
A Timeline of 9/11
In this episode, In honor of the 19th anniversary of that tragic day, I give an in depth timeline of the worst terrorist attack in World History, the September 11th Attacks. If you like my content, follow @the.historynerd on Instagram to keep up with my uploads.
22:39
August 31, 2020
Anti-Semitism: Europe's Oldest Hatred
In this episode, we take a look at Europe's oldest and most despicable prejudice, anti-Semitism. If you enjoy the show, please follow @the.historynerd on Instagram!
17:58
August 23, 2020
The Fall of the Aztecs
In this episode, I discuss the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs and the Siege and Destruction of Tenochtitlan. Follow @the.historynerd to keep up with my latest uploads!
34:50
August 5, 2020
The Civil Rights Movement
In this episode, I describe the history of the largest activist development in American history, the Civil Rights Movement. If you enjoy my content, feel free to follow my Instagram @the.historynerd to keep up with my latest episodes.
36:07
July 25, 2020
Smallpox: It's History, Eradication, and Legacy.
In this episode, I talk about one of the most infamous diseases, smallpox. If you enjoy the episode, please follow @the.historynerd on Instagram to keep up with my uploads and suggest topics. 
14:03
July 15, 2020
Discussion Based Topics: Historical Torture Methods
In this episode, special guest Nik and I discuss the history of torture, ranging from ancient Persia to the second world war. If you guys enjoy this episode, please follow my instagram @the.historynerd. 
44:23
July 11, 2020
Greatest Generals: Hannibal of Carthage
In this episode, I recount the story of Hannibal Barca, the commander in Chief of the Carthaginian empire during the Second Punic War. Please follow my Instagram, @the.historynerd to keep up with my uploads and suggest ideas for future episodes.
16:57
July 9, 2020
Stories from Auschwitz
Please enjoy this brand new episode where I recount two stories from survivors of Auschwitz. If you like my content feel free to follow my instagram, @the.historynerd. 
16:04
July 7, 2020
The My Lai Massacre, and The Horrible Effects of Vietnam on US soldiers.
In this episode, I discuss the context and story behind the worst war crime ever committed during the Vietnam War. Follow @the.historynerd on Instagram to keep up to date with my latest episodes.
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July 3, 2020
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July 3, 2020
Introduction and A Little Bit About Me!
Welcome to The History Nerd! Follow @the.historynerd on Instagram to stay updated and DM your suggestions for episodes.
02:38
July 2, 2020