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Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

The Martyrmade Podcast Darryl Cooper

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Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

    #16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel

    #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 social justice is left to “drunks, hypes, freaks, and madmen.” Treason drives Jim Jones off a cliff.

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    Available on iTunes, Stitchr, and Spotify as soon as I get around to figuring that out.

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    • 2 hrs 42 min
    #15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King

    #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 into increasingly bizarre and violent channels.

    I broke this episode up into two parts, so it ends a bit abruptly. The second segment will be available a few hours after this is released.

    Donate at PayPal using martyrmade @ gmail . com, or support the podcast on Patreon.

    Available on iTunes, Stitchr, and Spotify as soon as I get around to figuring that out.

    This series brought to you by the good folks at CampusPress.

    • 4 hrs 55 min
    #14 - God's Socialist, pt. 4: Sex, Drugs & Revolution

    #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 at various points, and I will probably try to redo the whole thing at some point in the future. Hopefully, it’s not too bad.

    #13 – God’s Socialist, pt. 3: Head North, Then Turn Left

    #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.

    • 4 hrs 2 min
    #12 - God's Socialist, pt. 2: What Child Is This?

    #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.

    • 3 hrs 18 min
    #11 - God's Socialist: Prologue

    #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 out why over 900 people committed suicide in a South American jungle in 1978.

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    • 1 hr 31 min

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