Conflicted: A History Podcast

Conflicted: A History Podcast

Untangling history’s greatest controversies. Every month, we take a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.

Recent Episodes

Curse of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond

June 18, 2021

The infamous Koh-I-Noor diamond currently sits in the Tower of London among the crown jewels of the…

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission to Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 2

May 12, 2021

After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese Navy is in tatters and Yamamoto’s hopes of a quick victory…

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission To Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 1

April 16, 2021

In 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the most hated man in America. As the architect of Japan’s De…

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 3

March 8, 2021

Civil war has torn the Caliphate apart. In 656 AD, Aisha marches with an army at her back. Ali, new…

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 2

Feb. 2, 2021

The Prophet is dead. In 632 AD, the armies of Islam explode out of Arabia, led by a series of aggre…

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 1

Jan. 10, 2021

When the Prophet Muhammed died in 632 AD, it triggered a succession crisis amongst his followers. A…