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Society of Strife

Society of Strife

By Controvercity Studios
It truly is a man eat man society! Tune In to listen to stories on human conflict and how it has shaped our respective societies. New episodes every Wednesday.
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The Bikini Tests Part 3: A new kind of weapon
In this week's episode, the US tests its most powerful weapon. Then... a tragedy occurs. Please consider donating to patreon.com/societyofstrife or buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife. You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.
24:41
October 20, 2021
The Bikini Tests Part 2: Contamination
In this week's episode, the US military puts its servicemen at risk of radiation poisoning. Please consider donating to patreon.com/societyofstrife or buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife. You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.
27:22
October 14, 2021
The Bikini Tests Part 1
"As soon as the war ended, we located the one spot on Earth that hadn’t been touched by war and blew it to hell." —BOB HOPE, US COMEDIAN, ACTOR, AND AUTHOR, 1947. Please consider donating to patreon.com/societyofstrife or buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife. You can also follow this podcast on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.
22:39
September 29, 2021
The Legacy of Chernobyl
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14:11
September 22, 2021
Chernobyl Part 4: The Sarcophagus
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22:48
September 15, 2021
Chernobyl Part 3: Fear Spreads
In this episode of SoS, fear and radiation spread beyond the borders of the USSR and into Western Europe.
20:39
September 8, 2021
Chernobyl Part 2: Sand and Boron
This week, we pick up right where we left off. After the reactor core explosion, a series of mistakes and bad decisions would put everyone in Pripyat, Ukraine in terrible danger. Follow on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.  Support: patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
21:27
August 27, 2021
Short Stories: Afghanistan and Mali: Protection or Occupation
In today's episode, we look at two different countries on two different continents but with one common factor: the presence of foreign troops inside their borders. Those foreign troops are now withdrawing and leaving behind countries in a worse state than they were when they invaded (or were invited, as some claim).   Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.  Support: patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
14:40
August 18, 2021
Chernobyl Part 1: Nuclear Catastrophe
In this episode of society of strife, we chronicle the events that led to the world's deadliest nuclear accident and we try to understand whether the accident was due to human error or a substandard reactor.   Follow us on IG: @societyofstrifepodcast and don't forget to leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts. Links for support: www.patreon.com/societyofstrife and www.buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
20:55
August 17, 2021
Short Stories: The world's first nuclear accident
In this short story, we talk about Nazi Germany's attempt at nuclear fission and the accident that followed those attempts.
10:45
August 14, 2021
Listener Requested #1: Sam "Mosquito" Bockarie (minisode)
This week, in our first ever listener requested episode, we talk about a man who some dubbed "mosquito" and others dubbed "the scourge of Sierra Leone".
16:53
July 23, 2021
Victims of Nuclear Might: Nagasaki "Jigoku"
The Pacific War, in particular, was quite brutal, filled with many atrocities committed on both sides. The war was also racially-tinged with many Japanese-Americans experiencing atrocities from their fellow Americans at home. Support: patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
34:60
July 16, 2021
Victims of Nuclear Might: Hiroshima and the Second Sun
After a very brief 2-week hiatus, SoS is back for a second season! New episode every Friday. Support the show on Patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife. Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife.
27:01
June 25, 2021
Trailer!
Share this trailer with anyone who might be interested and follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. 
01:16
June 21, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Funding Terror
In our last episode of the season, we'll be looking at how blood diamonds have been used for money laundering activities by terrorist organizations. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the RUF allegedly began selling diamonds to Al Qaeda because its assets had been frozen by the US after 9/11.  Follow the show on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife.  If you wish to support us, please do so on patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
24:05
June 4, 2021
From Agents of Strife: Muammar Gaddafi: "King of Kings"
In this crossover episode, we'll be covering the life, achievements and death of Col. Muammar Gaddafi. From his coup in 1969 to his fall in 2011. If you like this episode, give us a five-star review wherever you listen to podcasts. Additionally, you can follow the show on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast.
38:01
May 28, 2021
Blood Diamonds: The Congo Part 2
In a 32-month period between August 1998 and March 2001, approximately 5.4 million Congolese died.  You can interact with me on IG @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Support: Patreon.com/societyofstrife,   buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
37:52
May 21, 2021
Flashpoint: Sheikh Jarrah and the Israel/Palestine Conflict
A deeper look into one of the reasons why tensions between Israelis and Palestinians finally exploded into violence last Friday. You can follow the show on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife.
18:09
May 14, 2021
Blood Diamonds: The Congo Part 1
"Listen to the yell of Leopold’s ghost, Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host. Hear how the demons chuckle and yell, cutting his hands off down in Hell." – Vachel Lindsay, The Congo, 1914. You can follow the show on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife to catch up on the latest content from the show. You can also support this podcast on Patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
37:15
May 7, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Liberia part 2
Today's episode is all about Charles Taylor. After 6 years of his presidency, Charles Taylor was fighting three different wars in three different countries. Why? Diamonds. If you like the show, follow Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Support the show on buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife and Patreon.com/societyofstrife.
22:41
April 30, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Liberia part 1
Monrovia was first settled in 1822 by freed slaves from the United States. They named the settlement Monrovia after the 5th president of the United States and declared it a republic in 1847 naming it Liberia. It was the first independent republic in Africa and, as such, great things were expected. Unfortunately, centuries of oppression, tyranny and corruption damaged the country. Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. You can support the show on Patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee/societyofstrife. The Ivorian President was called Houphouët-Boigny. Good luck with that, Strifers! 
33:02
April 23, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Sierra Leone Part 2
After 30 years of appalling government and a brutal conflict that had lasted twice as long as the world’s bloodiest conflict, the second world war, Sierra Leoneans finally began seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. You can support the show on patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife to gain access to bonus content.
33:12
April 16, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Sierra Leone Part 1
This week, we'll be talking about the tiny West African nation of Sierra Leone. Throughout the 1990s, a war in Sierra Leone grew into a tragedy of major humanitarian, political and historic proportions. The power behind it? Diamonds.  Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. You can support us on patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
40:01
April 9, 2021
Blood Diamonds: Angola
This week, we'll look at diamonds from Angola, we'll look at how they enabled the enslavement of a people and fueled the civil war that came soon after. We'll even look at the aftermath of the conflict and how, after all these years, Angola still struggles with corruption, thanks, in part, to the diamond industry. If you like this show, please give us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes and if you like this show so much that you can't help but want to support it, you can do so on buymeacoffee/societyofstrife or patreon.com/societyofstrife. Any help would be appreciated. Additionally, you can follow the show on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife.
44:35
April 2, 2021
America: In the shadow of the AR-15
In our first bonus episode, we talk about the AR-15 class of semi-automatic weapons and what they've put the US and its neighbours through. So, is it worth it? As a friend of mine once said, "America's affair with guns is the gift that keeps on giving." Follow us on Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. You can support the show! Do so on patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
21:30
March 29, 2021
The world's deadliest street gang: MS-13
The gang Mara Salvatrucha started as a music fan club. Thanks to prejudice, it evolved into a street gang and thanks to US Immigration Policies, it spread to Central America and Europe. It is now known as the world's deadliest street gang due to a series of grisly murders that have rocked Central America and the US East Coast. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. If you like the show, please support us on patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
43:03
March 26, 2021
Darfur Genocide Part 3
The Darfur genocide is still going on. The Sudanese government has committed unspeakable crimes against the ethnic population but after the fall of Omar al-Bashir, there's still hope that peace will be achieved. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Please support this show on Patreon.com/societyofstrife and buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
40:50
March 19, 2021
Darfur Genocide Part 2
it's 2003, the war in Darfur has officially begun, so what does the international community and the UN do? absolutely nothing. They just stand by and watch as it evolves from war to genocide. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Please support us on patreon.com/societyofstrife or buymeacoffee.com/societyofstrife.
45:46
March 12, 2021
Darfur Genocide Part 1
The genocide of ethnic Darfuris in Sudan started in 2003 and has been called the first 21st-century genocide in the world. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Support us via patreon.com/societyofstrife.
21:10
March 5, 2021
The War in Yemen
The war in Yemen has claimed over 200,000 lives. This week we look at how it started and how the Arab Spring sowed the seeds for its evolution into a full-blown civil war. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. support the show on patreon.com/societyofstrife also listen to my friend Ashley's show called 'Hi, my name is Ashley and I'm an introvert!' you'll find it truly inspiring.
24:50
February 26, 2021
Cannibals: Jamestown, Virginia (The Starving Time)
The colonists of Jamestown left England without much of a plan and any skills. Facing severe drought and unwelcoming natives, they soon ran out of food and water. To survive, they reverted to their worst selves. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @societyofstrifepodcast and Twitter @societyofstrife. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/societyofstrife 
22:06
February 19, 2021
Cannibals: The headhunters of New Guinea
The tribes of new guinea have a complicated past with colonialism, headhunting and cannibalism. Follow us on Twitter @societyofstrife and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcasts. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/societyofstrife 
19:48
February 12, 2021
Cannibals: The Leopard Society
The leopard society began as a movement for the freedom of West Africans from oppression and colonialism by Europeans but, somewhere along the way, their goals became much darker. follow us on Twitter @societyofstrife and Facebook @societyofstrifepodcast and please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/societyofstrife. 
18:24
February 5, 2021