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The Explaining History Podcast has been exploring the 20th Century in weekly chapters for the past 10 years, helping students and enthusiasts engage with the past. With the help of expert guests, your host Nick Shepley navigates competing debates around the key events and processes of the past century. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
We've trapped two philosophers in deep space for your amusement. To stave off space madness, they're beaming back podcasts where they overanalyze science fiction to mine it for delicious philosophical concepts. Tune in to our fun little experiment, with samplings from Black Mirror, Star Trek, Rick and Morty, and many more! Live long and philosopher.
 
In this podcast, Matthew Rothwell, author of Transpacific Revolutionaries: The Chinese Revolution in Latin America, explores the global history of ideas related to rebellion and revolution. The main focus of this podcast for the near future will be on the history of the Chinese Revolution, going all the way back to its roots in the initial Chinese reactions to British imperialism during the Opium War of 1839-1842, and then following the development of the revolution and many of the ideas tha ...
 
A Democratic Socialist’s Almanac is a podcast exploring all things relevant to Socialism today, from the latest scholarship regarding the socialist tradition to socialist reflections on our current moment and where to go from here. Below is a partial prospectus with a subject by subject bibliography. Written by Lelyn R. Masters with a Memphis Music Soundtrack by Harry Koniditsiotis Marx’s Epicurianism Fusaro, Diego. Marx, Epicurus, and the Origins of Historical Materialism. Permanent Press, ...
 
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The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) was a group of anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations which came together in the "struggle for the formation of a Communist International of a new type," and would be instrumental in laying the foundations for Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, considered to be a new stage in revolutionar…
 
Eisenhower found McCarthy distasteful but had not desire to enter into a political fight with him. He thought that this would diminish the presidency and give lie to the idea that America was a harmonious post war society. He hoped that the public mood would change and when McCarthy was finally defeated the evidence suggests that attitudes were tra…
 
By 1939, the Royal Navy had lost a decade of growth, after budget cuts during the Great Depression and the closure of shipyards resulted in an older fleet than that of its enemies. The navy's role as the defender of the sea lanes that bound the empire together meant that it was for much of the war, Britain's primary line of defence against the Axis…
 
Now I'm gonna assume that you've both done the math and have achieved complete cultural literacy so you'll both know what's coming and get all the references. We cover the challenges of maintaining a canon and what is most worth preserving. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_(TV_series) Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing p…
 
The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) was a group of anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations which came together in the "struggle for the formation of a Communist International of a new type," and would be instrumental in laying the foundations for Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, considered to be a new stage in revolutionar…
 
When Richard Nixon won his second presidential term in 1972 defeating George McGovern in 1972, he was at the height of his popularity. The previous year he had captured the public mood when he addressed the nation's fears about the growing economic stagnation that America had begun to experience at the end ofthe 1960s. He had successfully negotiate…
 
Following Zhu De in Shanghai and Germany, finishing up our four-part detour through the early life of Zhu De. Further reading: Agnes Smedley, The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chu Teh [Zhu De] Some names from this episode: Chen Duxiu, first general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Zhou Enlai, organized branches of the Chinese Communist …
 
Noah Smith helps the panel diagnose the inflation threat as well as the political peril for Democrats. Highlights/Lowlights: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/17/overdose-deaths-pandemic-fentanyl/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter https://www.thebulwark.com/steve-bannon-and-maga-martyrdom/ https://gfile.thedispat…
 
The second installment of "Tommy Tells a Story" is a typical Tommy story that is beyond fucked up. Once again he surprises us with a mystery person from history and we have to guess who it is. One number one fan, Mark, joins us in an episode that crashed and burned lol Check out our links here https://linktr.ee/dixieprole…
 
I'm just gonna assume you've already done the math and knew what sort of meta commentary I would put here, so I'll save us both the trouble. We're discussing longtermism, but I guess your magic math also told you that. Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_(TV_series) Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Mus…
 
In this episode, we speak to Prof. Avinash Collis regarding his research on the economics of digitisation. Here we discuss economic value created by digital services like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and the incentive mechanisms in the digital space. We dive into questions such as how does one measure consumer surplus on social media? Or how…
 
Julius Nyerere was the first president of Tanzania (and its predecessor state, Tanganyika) and founding member of TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union party. Nyerere, in addition to being one of Africa's most prominent decolonial voices and early post-colonial leaders, is best remembered for his political philosophy, "Ujamaa," Swahili for "F…
 
The Atlantic’s David Frum joins to discuss inflation, the economy, immigration, and the call to back Ron DeSantis in 2024. Highlights/Lowlights: https://theliberalpatriot.substack.com/p/revisiting-the-fox-news-fallacy https://www.npr.org/2021/11/10/1054137225/nearly-1-million-kids-ages-5-11-will-have-their-first-covid-shots-by-the-end-of- https://w…
 
Despite a decade of social conflict prior to the First World War between German trade unions and bosses, the declaration of war by Germany against Russia in the summer of 1914 led to a temporary but significant period of social unity in the Reich. The SPD, Germany's Social Democratic Party, showed its loyalty to the Kaiser's government by voting fo…
 
Sorry for the delay, stream crossing is tricky work! Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): h…
 
Julius Nyerere was the first president of Tanzania (and its predecessor state, Tanganyika) and founding member of TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union party. Nyerere, in addition to being one of Africa's most prominent decolonial voices and early post-colonial leaders, is best remembered for his political philosophy, "Ujamaa," Swahili for "F…
 
The Atlantic’s and Brookings Institution's Jonathan Rauch helps dissect last week's election results. Are both parties unfit to govern? Articles Mentioned: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/opinion/us-immigration-politics.html https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/11/03/three_takeaways_from_virginia_and_new_jersey_146681.html https://www…
 
The streams cross once again! Enjoy the convergence Editing by Luisa Lyons, check out her amazing podcast Filmed Live Musicals: http://www.filmedlivemusicals.com/ Support us at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/0G Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0gPhilosophy Join our Facebook discussion group (make sure to answer the questions to join): ht…
 
As the Army for the Defense of the Republic faces defections from the revolutionary nationalist cause as well as powerful warlord enemies, Zhu De rethinks the military vocation. Further reading: Agnes Smedley, The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chu Teh [Zhu De] Some names from this episode: Cai E, Republican general and governor of Yunnan after …
 
Julius Nyerere was the first president of Tanzania (and its predecessor state, Tanganyika) and founding member of TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union party. Nyerere, in addition to being one of Africa's most prominent decolonial voices and early post-colonial leaders, is best remembered for his political philosophy, "Ujamaa," Swahili for "F…
 
When the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies drove their tanks into Prague in 1968, crushing the nascent pro democracy movement led by Alexander Dubcek, the last pretense of there being anything emancipatory about Soviet Communism disappeared. Instead, the USSR and its sattelite regimes were shorn of any ideological credibility and now faced su…
 
NY Magazine’s Jonathan Chait joins, along with the Bulwark’s Amanda Carpenter, to discuss the BBB deal (if there is one) and cancel culture. Highlights/Lowlights: https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/1453752698130534404?s=20 https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fight-for-taiwan-could-come-soon-china-navy-defense-11635349097 https://www.nytimes.com/202…
 
Let's imagine your current identity was actually perfectly programmed to love every part of this podcast. Would that really be a bad thing? We're all having fun here watching a totally not creepy show about programming people to be exactly what we need them to be, plus they also have asthma. We try to figure out where the immorality is in all of th…
 
Julius Nyerere was the first president of Tanzania (and its predecessor state, Tanganyika) and founding member of TANU, the Tanganyika African National Union party. Nyerere, in addition to being one of Africa's most prominent decolonial voices and early post-colonial leaders, is best remembered for his political philosophy, "Ujamaa," Swahili for "F…
 
In the summer of 1940 the British faced supply shortages in the Middle East and were vastly outnumbered by Italian forces in Libya. Archibald Wavell, one of Churchill's least favourite generals, came under intense pressure from his Prime Minister for a swift and impressive victory. HIs opposite number Count Graziani quickly realised the Italian Arm…
 
Eric Edelman helps unpack China’s new missile, Democrats’ decline, and McAuliffe’s tone deafness. Highlights/Lowlights: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/alden-global-capital-killing-americas-newspapers/620171/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-america-come-to-taiwan-defense-china-xi-navy-11634053378 Special Guests: Bill Galston,…
 
Hey friend, how you feeling? Want a juice box? You hit your head pretty hard. Why don't you just rest and listen to this podcast that in no way relates to your experience and think about how great it is that you don't live under a maximally exploitative capitalism. Isn't life great? Content: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/ The Brutality of Am…
 
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