The Long Seventies Podcast is an in depth historical exploration of all things 1970's, including politics, film, television, literature, music, culture, science and artistic/philosophical movements
Alcatraz Is Not An Island: The 1969 Indian Occupation
We talk about the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island in SF Bay by the Indians of All Tribes activist group, and provide some important context and background to understand this important event.
Substitute Teachercast — Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb (1969)
In this holiday Substitute Teachercast we present another educational film from the golden years of American 16mm (1969). This is “Drug Abuse: The Chemical Tomb.” The title says it all.
Go Ask Alice: No One Here Gets Out Alive
We talk about the tragic but probably fictional story about 15 year old Alice and her decent into drug abuse as portrayed in the 1973 made for tv movie Go Ask Alice.
The 1973 Oil Crisis
We talk about the 1973 Oil Crisis. Obviously.
The Parallax View: Paranoia Runs Deep and Puts America to Sleep
We talk about the 1974 film The Parallax Movie starring Warren Beatty and talk about how paranoia and distrust of institutions sunk roots deep into the American psyche during the long seventies.
Space Is the Place: Sun Ra & Afrofuturism
We talk about the eccentric and brilliant jazz musician/band leader Sun Ra’s 1974 movie Space Is the Place and its connection to Afrofuturism and Afrofuturism’s 20th century roots in new religious movements.