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504: We’re Real Nerds about Bird Turds

Kris and Ryan mine a surprisingly rich topic for its nutrients

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Main source: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History. Gregory T. Cushman

418: Colonialism is when you wear khakis

Belt and road initiative. With Trewbot (@trewbot) and Chloe (@shtpostscarcity)

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306: How to Own Large Boats and Be Friends with Shipping Magnates

This seminar contains the secrets you need to own the largest shipping company in the world.

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Note: When I said "shipping networks were mainly used by states" I should have said "governments" and not "states".

305b: Buying Shares of a Colony, pt. 2

This'un's about the dang Dutch East India Company. We split it into two parts but we're releasing them simultaneously.

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Correction from @trillburne about whether the Batavian Republic happened before or after French invasion:

"Kind of in between. The Patriots rose up after it was already clear the stadhouder was defeated and republican troops were about to overrun the whole country, but before they had actually arrived in the Dutch heartland to occupy the country. it's probably more accurate to call the Batavian Revolution a response to the imminent success of the invasion rather than a response to the occupation"

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303: Let’s Paint a Cheerful Phoenician Sky

We talk about the Phoenician civilization in part of our set on maritime trade (the others will be on the Dutch East India Company and Maersk)

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