The Anti Empire Project with Justin Podur

The Anti Empire Project with Justin Podur

Latest Episodes

World War Civ 10: The Last Years of Austria-Hungary
January 28, 2023

The Austro-Hungarian Empire lasted hundreds of years but could not survive WWI. We look at its makeup, its economy, its socialist movement, at Franz Josef and the glamorous empress Sissi, and wonder w

AER 118: Emergency broadcast on the Attempted Coup in Brazil!
January 16, 2023

Its just me on this emergency broadcast in the spirit of do a coup, get a pod. Angry opponents of the Lulas newly elected government in Brazil (with some security forces help) stormed government b

WWCiv 9: Imperial Resentment, Industrial Power, Inevitable Socialism: Germany before WW1
January 07, 2023

Of all the mysteries of the World Wars, Germanys is perhaps the most mysterious. We discuss this country with the fastest growing industrial power, the largest and most powerful socialist movement, a

World War Civ 8: The 1905 Russian Revolution
December 27, 2022

The 1905 Russian Revolution was, though no one knew it at the time, the rehearsal for the 1917 Russian Revolution. Dave takes us from Bloody Sunday to the calculations and miscalculations of the Tsar;

World War Civ 7: The Russo-Japanese War 1905
December 16, 2022

The earth-shaking event where an Asian power defeated a European power in a war, leading to a revolution in Russia and a major shakeup in world affairs. We talk about the role education played in Japa

AER 117: Peru’s President Pedro Castillo overthrown in a coup
December 10, 2022

Perus president Pedro Castillo has been overthrown in a coup and is in Peruvian jail while the former Vice President Dina Boluarte has taken over, vowing NOT to hold an election any time soon. People

World War Civ 6: Russia in 1900
December 03, 2022

First one of a mini-series about the 1905 Russian Revolution, we talk about the economic, political, and social conditions of Russia on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War. Foreign investment, infrastru

In Real Time with Stan Cox 8: No Red Wave, Plenty of Red Flags
November 26, 2022

Stan Cox is back with his November dispatch about the US midterm elections, in which the feared Red Wave didnt materialize but Stan wastes no time in warning us that 2024 is also going to be scary.

World War Civ 5: The Dreyfus Affair
November 16, 2022

There is no better entree into pre-WWI France than the sordid Dreyfus Affair. The whole story in all its gory detail including its implications for the France-Russia alliance and the echoes of 1871 ca

Anti-Empire Radio episode 116: The Assassination Attempt on Imran Khan
November 11, 2022

Waqas is back to talk about the Nov 3 attempt on Imran Khans life; the assassination in Kenya of journalist Arshad Sharif; Similarities and differences between the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and