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Aug 6, 2020
The best podcast around.
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Jun 14, 2020
Fantastic storytelling with real passion and knowledge. Possibly the best long format podcast around.
Feb 26, 2020
My favourite podcast
Feb 17, 2020
#16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel
This was originally intended to be part of the previous episode, but I decided to break them up. Warning: EXTREME LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC CONTENT The student movement is dead. The Black Panther Party is torn apart by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. Activism devolves into struggle sessions and terrorism, as the movement for civil rights and [...]
|Jun 15, 2020|
#15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King
This episode begins where the ’60s end, when the radicalism of that decade crash headlong into the diminishing expectations of 1970s America. The Weather Underground veers off toward its explosive climax. As the idealism of the student movement is shunted into self-help fads and therapy sessions, what remaining energy of the radical left is drained [...]
|Jun 15, 2020|
#14 - God's Socialist, pt. 4: Sex, Drugs & Revolution
This episode discusses the beginning of Peoples’ Temple’s slide into radicalism after Jim Jones leads his people to California. We also talk about the development of 1960s radical political movements, and Jonestown conspiracy theories. I had to record this episode in a hotel bathroom while on travel for work. The audio quality has some issues [...]
|Feb 10, 2020|
#13 – God’s Socialist, pt. 3: Head North, Then Turn Left
In this episode I trace the trajectory of the civil rights movement through the 1960s, and the gradual shift in emphasis and leadership from the stoic southern marchers following Martin Luther King, Jr to the militant Black Power soldiers of the northern ghettos.
|Jun 24, 2019|
#12 - God's Socialist, pt. 2: What Child Is This?
This is part 2 of a podcast series on Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple movement. An eccentric loner as a child, Jim Jones finds purpose in the fight for racial and economic justice.
|Apr 15, 2019|
#11 - God's Socialist: Prologue
This is the first episode of a series exploring Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. This episode is only a prologue, a few stories and ideas to serve as a backdrop for everything to come. The next episode will be along in the next few weeks, and every few weeks after that until we figure [...]
|Mar 04, 2019|
#10 - Anything That Moves - The My Lai Massacre (w/History on Fire)
This is part 2 of a series I’ve been working on with Daniele Bolelli. In part 1, he covered the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre carried out by the US Army. I was working on my next major series when Daniele asked me to do a companion episode on My Lai, and I couldn’t pass up [...]
|Mar 08, 2018|
#9 – Sacrifice & Oppression at the Dawn of Tyranny
“Mexica ‘beliefs’ have been discussed confidently enough, but academics being natural theologians, usually at an unnaturally abstract pitch. My interest is not in belief at this formal level, but in sensibility: the emotional, moral, and aesthetic nexus through which thought comes to be expressed in action, and so made public, visible, and accessible to our [...]
|Aug 31, 2017|
#8 - How to Serve Man - Sacrifice & Cannibalism, pt. 1
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|Jun 27, 2017|
#7 - Approaching the Aztecs - A Drunken Introduction
In which I take a break from banging out my human sacrifice episode to check in with my patient listeners. I’m working on a series of companion episodes to go along with Daniele Bolelli’s History on Fire series on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. If you haven’t heard the first episode of his series (available on [...]
|Jun 05, 2017|
#6 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Never Again
Modern Zionism began in the late 19th century with idealistic calls for spiritual renewal; by 1939, it had transformed into a desperate play for bare survival. Young revolutionaries do combat with Zionist elder statesmen for the soul of the movement. Hitler’s German Reich and Stalin’s Soviet Union do battle for Europe while everything between them [...]
|Dec 20, 2016|
#5 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Things Fall Apart...
My laptop literally died a horrible death as I was uploading this episode, and I’m at a Kinkos finishing this post. Once I have a computer, I’ll get the stuff up. The things I do for y’all… Riots. Massacres. The end of the world and everything in it. Palestinian Arabs finally find a voice in [...]
|Apr 16, 2016|
#4 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 3
Hi everyone. Been a long time. My day job has been downright abusive the last 2-3 months, but we’re back with Episode 4 of Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem. As the Middle Eastern regional order is hammered into place by the Entente powers, Zionism goes underground. Prosperity abroad and security in Palestine make [...]
|Nov 23, 2015|
#3 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture
One of these things is not like the other… awkward. We’re halfway through Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, the history of Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (If you haven’t listened to the first two episodes, you might want to do that for background, but this episode is an exploratory aside that can stand [...]
|Jul 18, 2015|
#2 - Fear and Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 2
The Arabs and the Zionists in Palestine struggle to get their bearings in a ruined world. The smell of gunsmoke still lays thick over the landscape, and the ink is still wet on the Balfour Declaration and the several new international agreements. The First World War is over, and people around the world are demanding [...]
|Jun 19, 2015|
#1 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 1
The conflict between Israel and Palestine can often seem like a permanent feature of the global order. The wars, intifadas, refugees camps, suicide vests, UN resolutions, and peace talks have been painfully burned into our collective consciousness. But how could this have happened? Was it always this way? That’s what we’ll seek to find out [...]
|Mar 19, 2015|