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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. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/explaininghistory. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
The Haunted Screen is a narrative podcast about film, history, and the places they intersect. Incorporating extensive research and archival interviews, Professor Travis Mushett explores key movements in global cinema through engaging audio storytelling that appeals to both hardcore cinephiles and casual moviegoers. The first season—"From Caligari to Hitler"—investigates the chaotic, creative world of Weimar Germany. Thanks to our official sponsor, FUJIFILM North America!
 
Intelligent Speech where Roifield Brown speaks to friends and interesting people with the backdrop of great tunes. Imagine a poor mans Mike Pesca from The Gist doing Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 6 Music. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Yesterday, President Biden gave a speech which was a call to reject the poison of white supremacy, of neo-Nazism. He spoke in Philadelphia, in front of Independence Hall. While calling out MAGA as the white supremacy it has always been, he refused to see what is obvious to communities of color, religious minorities, women, and LGBTQ persons, namely…
 
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the economic strains on Britain after six years of conflict were immense, but Britain's international commitments were if anything even greater than during the war. Imperial overstretch, the temporary re-conquest of other European colonies like French Indochina and the Dutch East Indies, the occupation of G…
 
Nazi, dissident, victim… Josef von Sternberg’s cabaret classic The Blue Angel had three stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, and Kurt Gerron. As the Weimar Era ended and the Third Reich began, fate brought them—and all of Germany—to a crossroads. What would they choose, and what choices would be taken from them? For show notes and other supporti…
 
More on the alleged 'permitting reforms' on the mining and transporting of fossil fuels, demanded by both democrats and republicans, is nothing but a big scam. It's a scam in terms of environmental concerns, in addition to violating the rights of communities where these pipelines and mining interest will situate their operations. This is about so m…
 
This is the tenth anniversary episode of the Explaining History Podcast, thankyou to everyone who has listened to my lo-fi ramblings over the years, I hope you've found it interesting. This week, we explore the complex social relations at the heart of Britain's blitz experience and challenge the myth of a united and stoic people pulling together, t…
 
This week on PNN, I will talk about the passing of Queen Elizabeth, and the mythology surrounding the 'Royals.' Not once during her 70 year reign did she EVER apologize to the many indigenous peoples attacked and colonized by the British Empire. Not once during her 70 year reign did she EVER speak of reparations. The coverage of her passing and the…
 
Mike Isaacson: The earth isn’t flat. Everything is going downhill. [Theme song] Nazi SS UFOsLizards wearing human clothesHinduism’s secret codesThese are nazi lies Race and IQ are in genesWarfare keeps the nation cleanWhiteness is an AIDS vaccineThese are nazi lies Hollow earth, white genocideMuslim’s rampant femicideShooting suspects named Sam Hyd…
 
As the 1920s became the 1930s, both the Lang-von Harbou marriage and German democracy itself teetered on the edge of collapse. In this moment of personal and political chaos, the couple made movies—and choices—that would define their legacies. For show notes and other supporting information, click here.…
 
Yugoslavia, a state created in 1919 and recreated from the ashes of war once again in 1945 was a federation of balkan nationalities held together after World War Two by the totalitarian Leninist Josep Tito. The fact that Yugoslavia under his leadership had liberated itself and was not dominated like the rest of Eastern Europe by the Red Army, meant…
 
This is a special broadcast today. It deals with the hypocrisy of our government as they have forgiven PPP loans to the 1% without hardly any payment offered, while information leaked out that the Biden administration has entered talks to privatize COVID vaccines and antiviral medicines which were largely subsidized by taxpayers. I published a piec…
 
In a political environment as combustible as the Weimar Republic, it was only a matter of time before the country’s Kinos became venues for ideological warfare. G.W. Pabst was on the frontlines, firing broadsides against nationalism (Kameradschaft), capitalism (The Threepenny Opera), and the patriarchy (Pandora’s Box). But even in the face of a ris…
 
Through movies like Destiny, Die Nibelungen, and Metropolis, the husband/wife team of director Fritz Lang and screenwriter Thea von Harbou helped establish Berlin as Hollywood’s one true rival. But their emergence as international celebrities paralleled the rise of a certain failed artist storming through the beer halls of Munich. For show notes an…
 
The Biden administration is discussing plans to shift the cost of COVID vaccines and treatment to patients. Discussions are taking place which could make the current state of medical care apartheid far worse than before. These discussions were reported by Kenny Stancil writing for Commondreams. Stancil's source? The Wall Street Journal. Hardly a le…
 
In 1922, a pair of diabolical creatures arrived on German movie screens. What can the vampire Count Orlok and the supercriminal Dr. Mabuse teach us about the fears and fantasies lurking in the Weimar imagination? For show notes and other supporting information, click here.By Travis Mushett
 
A world war lost. An economy in tatters. A country riven by political violence. Germany’s Weimar Era had a tumultuous birth, and with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, its filmmakers began to channel that mayhem into sinister celluloid fantasies. For show notes and other supporting information, click here.…
 
We begin this week's show with an interview of Florida activist Susan Lee, conducted by our colleague and founder, Rick Spisak. This interview will shed light on the growing authoritarian abuses of Ron DeSantis. Nex, as predicted, Donald Trump is whining that the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago was 'politically' motivated, and as usual, Trump is undeniably …
 
In 1941, Iraq was a nominally independent country, but still part of the British sphere of influence in the Middle East. Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany saw the growing wave of Arab nationalism in Iraq as a powerful device to place pressure on Britain in the Middle East. As intelligence reports showed that some form of Axis intervention in Iraq was …
 
The much heralded Manchin-Schumer Reconciliation bill is a SCAM. The tax reforms which originally included the eradication of the 'carried interest loophole' (which allows the rich to hide their true wealth), has been tossed thanks to Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Ironically, that's not the worst of this dirty dog of a deal. The 'alleged' environmental r…
 
Mike Isaacson: Encouraging inbreeding won’t get you very far. [Theme song] Nazi SS UFOsLizards wearing human clothesHinduism’s secret codesThese are nazi lies Race and IQ are in genesWarfare keeps the nation cleanWhiteness is an AIDS vaccineThese are nazi lies Hollow earth, white genocideMuslim’s rampant femicideShooting suspects named Sam HydeHite…
 
The world of the Soviet peasantry was complex and seemingly contradictory, and did not easily fall into the class stratification that the new Soviet regime believed could define all social categories. The lower to middle peasants, the Serednyaks, who would both work for others and sometimes hire labour themselves presented the regime with a conundr…
 
Just this past week, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang (along with a bevy of corporate dems and republicans), announced the formation of a THIRD political party, aka the Forward Together Party. In a vapid op-ed, published in the Washington Post, they posted the political version of 'somewhere over the rainbow,' as neo-Nazis scream louder th…
 
This Sunday, I will discuss the blatant growth of Nazism in conservative ranks. It is evidenced in the ranks of our military and police nationwide. We witness it on school boards and the governor's mansion. It is rampant throughout the GOP. This is not to say that all republicans are racists or Nazis. Unfortunately, those republicans who remain sil…
 
When the Second World War in Europe ended in May 1945, some 40 million people, German and non German were displaced in the four occupied zones of the country alone. This podcast is the first of two recordings that explore the desperate circumstances of former forced workers, prisoners of war, displaced German civilians and camp survivors. Become a …
 
This week, our Sunday show will discuss how anti-CRT (Critical Race Theory) laws constitute an unconstitutional attack on the 1st Amendment rights of students and teachers. I will feature a Texas school district that fired a beloved high school principal, who dared to discuss racism, the murder of George Floyd and similar issues with students and o…
 
This week on PNN, our founder Rick Spisak crafted an essay that will run. It will be illuminating as always. Next, I will discuss how the conservatives on the SCOTUS (Supreme Court) are once again targeting our rights. This time the case is Moore v. Harper, and the bogus theory pushed by Neil Gorsuch is the Independent States Legislatures Doctrine,…
 
In the decade after the October Revolution the relations between the Soviet government and the peasantry declined as Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky all percieved that a new 'capitalist' peasantry was emerging in the guise of the Kulak class. miCCNvDJ1GzPhPzbYgfS Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/explaininghistory. Hosted on Acast. See acast.co…
 
Today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in W. Virginia v. EPA, which limits the authority of the EPA to regulate environmental toxins and other forms of pollution. This same 'pro-life' SCOTUS, has handed down a death penalty to the planet. I will discuss the future ramifications of this decision. I will also discuss why Supreme Court justic…
 
This podcast explores Stalin's plans for Poland in the run up to the outbreak of the Second World War, and Neville Chamberlain's flawed diplomacy in the aftermath of the fall of Czechoslovakia. Stalin's secret diplomacy with both the western allies and the Nazis and his determination to see Poland destroyed as a state shaped the events between Marc…
 
First, our founder Rick Spisak has an interview with guest Professor Wendy Lee on the January 6th committee investigation and the involvement of the Proud Boys. Next, I will cover the foul decision handed down by Supreme Court religious conservatives, which overturned the Roe precedent. The implications for ALL unenumerated rights are dire. Finally…
 
Mike Isaacson: If your free speech requires an audience, might I suggest a therapist? [Theme song] Nazi SS UFOsLizards wearing human clothesHinduism’s secret codesThese are nazi lies Race and IQ are in genesWarfare keeps the nation cleanWhiteness is an AIDS vaccineThese are nazi lies Hollow earth, white genocideMuslim’s rampant femicideShooting sus…
 
Unsung History tells the stories in American history that will have you saying, "wait, why didn't I know that?" Focusing on the lives of women, people of colour, immigrants, labourers, religious minorities, enslaved people, and Indigenous communities, each episode of Unsung History starts with a background narrative telling the who, what, when, and…
 
EJR is back! This week I will report how the very corporations responsible for trashing the planet, are suing governments globally in a desperate attempt to kill any meaningful climate justice law. Now, both the mainstream press, (and progressive outlets like TYT with Cenck Ughur), are reporting this story as if it were a new phenomenon--it's not. …
 
In this episode we hear from writer Mary McNeil, who discusses her new biography Century's Witness - which examines the life and career of Wallace Carroll, an American journalist and contemporary of William L. Shirer and Edward Murrow. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/explaininghistory. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more inf…
 
Recently the world watched as 19 elementary school children were gunned down by a murderer with an assault weapon, while the police stood down and did nothing. Furthermore, police abused and attacked parents desperate to save their children. This Monday, a video was released that clearly showed a man drowining in an Arizona lake, pleading with poli…
 
Mike: Common-ism [Theme song] Nazi SS UFOsLizards wearing human clothesHinduism’s secret codesThese are nazi lies Race and IQ are in genesWarfare keeps the nation cleanWhiteness is an AIDS vaccineThese are nazi lies Hollow earth, white genocideMuslim’s rampant femicideShooting suspects named Sam HydeHiter lived and no Jews died Army, navy, and the …
 
This Sunday, I will report on an alt-right group in Missouri known as Liberty Alliance. This group has released a 'Woke' Map, which targets specific schools and school districts in Missouri, which are believed to be indoctrinating children in 'socialism', 'explicit sexual instruction in terms of the LGBTQ community', as well as 'grooming toddlers f…
 
Within the span of a week, we have witnessed two brutal mass murders, one in Buffalo, New York, and the other in Ulvade, Texas. The mass murder in Buffalo was clearly a hate crime, with an 18 year old shooter who published a 180 page manifesto filled with racist and neo Nazi tropes. Most of the victims were elderly and black. In Ulvade, Texas we wi…
 
Austria Hungary, a patchwork empire of nationalities, saw a surprising enthusiasm for war in the summer of 1914 from non Austrian subjects. Across the empire, subject peoples who still had loyalties to the empire as a whole volunteered to fight, overwhelming the offices of military recruiters. The Habsburg empire was far more suspicious of its own …
 
This Sunday, I will begin discussion of a report titled: Breaching the Mainstream. This report has detailed the positions and extremist ties to alt-right, white supremacist, radical insurrectionists that far too many Republican State Legislators have. This report NAMES THESE EXTREMISTS. Since the Supreme Court is determined to hand over our rights …
 
In the winter of 1937-38, Japan launched an assault of previously unprecedented brutality against a Chinese civilian population in the nationalist capital of Nanjing. Japan's desigs for China and South East Asia rested on being able to break the power of China's Guomindang nationalists, who were more inclined to build alliances with European powers…
 
Two weeks ago Sinn Fein achieved something that had previously been considered politically impossible in Northern Ireland, it gained a majority in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections and is now likely to form a government. This edition of the update explores the ramifications for Northern Ireland, Britain, the Irish Republic and the EU of this …
 
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