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Orígenes: A Cuban History Podcast

Jan 12, 2022

In this episode we learn how different Iberian Christian kingdoms expanded, explored, and colonized before Columbus ever set foot in the Americas. We also finally bring the story up to 1492.


Jun 4, 2021

And we're back! Continuing Episode 2's look at pre-colonial Cuba, this episode looks at the daily lives of the Taino. Here I cover their politics, town layouts, social organization, culture, food, trade, and religion.


Aug 31, 2020

This episode is an introduction to the world of the Taino, the largest indigenous group on the Greater Antilles. First, the sources we have for understanding it and, second, the broad cultural frontiers that define it. This is part I, with the next episode digging deeper into what daily life was like for...


Jan 18, 2020

In this episode we look at Cuba's geography, not simply as a space where things happened but as a dynamic place, whose features would shape how Cubans interacted with it and which Cubans would shape in turn.


Sep 8, 2019

Welcome! Here is the official announcement of the podcast and its objectives.