A podcast about Cuban history from its pre-colonial past all the way to the present with host Andrés Pertierra, a History PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Episode 3: Antediluvian, Part II
1:02:25And 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.
Episode 2: Antediluvian, Part I
54:47This 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 the Taino. This episode is a bit denser than most and in future episodes like it will be labelled as "bonus" episodes or something similar. Optional asides that are deeper dives, getting into things like historiography, methods, sources, etc.
20:23In 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.
10:07Welcome! Here is the official announcement of the podcast and its objectives.