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A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.

www.americanprestigepod.com

American Prestige Daniel Bessner & Derek Davison

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    • 4.8 • 442 Ratings

A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.

www.americanprestigepod.com

    Bonus - Contest or Conquest? w/ Daniel Immerwahr

    Bonus - Contest or Conquest? w/ Daniel Immerwahr

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.americanprestigepod.com

    Danny and Derek welcome back Daniel Immerwahr, Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, to discuss his essay in Harper’s Magazine reviewing Pekka Hämäläinen’s book Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America. They touch on reclaiming the narrative of Native American history, the resistance-focused vs lachrymose conception of American history in liberal historiography, the political ends of these two approaches, the 1619 Project, and more.

    • 5 min
    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 3 w/ Samuel Huneke

    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 3 w/ Samuel Huneke

    We’ve unlocked the first three episodes of our bonus series Queer Germany for the holiday weekend. Find all the episodes at the series page! Like and subscribe if you appreciate the content!
    Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this episode, they continue the discussion of life in Weimar Germany, why it became seen as the birthplace of modern gay politics, material conditions in a country grappling with the War Guilt Clause during the Great Depression, the influence of queer German exiles on American culture, the rise of the Nazis and their virulent homophobia, fascist aesthetics and queerness, and more.
    Check out Samuel’s book here.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe

    • 52 min
    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 2 w/ Samuel Huneke

    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 2 w/ Samuel Huneke

    We’ve unlocked the first three episodes of our bonus series Queer Germany for the holiday weekend. Find all the episodes at the series page! Like and subscribe if you appreciate the content!
    Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this episode, they pick up at the end of World War I, discussing domestic factors in that loss and the narrative around it, the Weimar constitution and Paragraph 175, queer writers of the time such as Friedrich Radszuweit and Klaus Mann, high profile gay fascists like Ernst Röhm, and more.
    Check out Dr. Huneke’s book here.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe

    • 40 min
    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 1 w/ Samuel Huneke

    UNLOCKED: Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 1 w/ Samuel Huneke

    We’ve unlocked the first three episodes of our bonus series Queer Germany for the holiday weekend. Find all the episodes at the series page! Like and subscribe if you appreciate the content!
    Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this first episode, they begin in the era of German unification in the 19th century, discussing the contemporary scholarship on sexuality, German liberalism and the rights available to homosexuals in Germanic states, the influence of the Enlightenment and French Revolution on proto-German laws, conservative ennobling of homoerotic bonding, and more until the WWI.
    Check out Dr. Huneke’s book here.


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe

    • 48 min
    E72 - This Land is Their Land w/ David Silverman

    E72 - This Land is Their Land w/ David Silverman

    Danny and Derek welcome David Silverman, professor of Native American, Colonial American, and American racial history at George Washington University, for a discussion of the historical Thanksgiving holiday. They get into the the origin and proliferation of the holiday’s myth, the historical Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoag Indians, their culture, politics, and relationship with the English settlers, who and what the holiday serves in 2022 America, and more.
    Be sure to grab a copy of David’s book This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving!


    This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.americanprestigepod.com/subscribe

    • 51 min
    Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 3 w/ Samuel Huneke

    Bonus - Queer Germany, Ep. 3 w/ Samuel Huneke

    This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.americanprestigepod.com

    Danny and Derek welcome back Samuel Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, to discuss his book States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany. In this episode, they continue the discussion of life in Weimar Germany, why it became seen as the birthplace of modern gay politics, material conditions in a country grappling with the War Guilt Clause during the Great Depression, the influence of queer German exiles on American culture, the rise of the Nazis and their virulent homophobia, fascist aesthetics and queerness, and more.
    Check out Samuel’s book here.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

rideronthestorm08 ,

How to stay critically informed about geopolitics

The best in the biz! Indispensable listening for any anti-imperialist in the heart of empire.

Roar-Robert ,

Great Podcast

One of the best foreign policy podcast out there - reminds me a lot of Radio War Nerd.

k hirai ,

Ok I do love this podcast, buuuut…

Recently discovered and have loved the coverage and analysis so far! I was surprised and a little disturbed to hear the framing of the events in Iran though - I’d ask the hosts to please research and consider the perspectives of the Iranian people both actively protesting in Iran and the diaspora. Everything I’ve read and heard points to the fact that Iran has performed executions like these before and could do so again. Of course the resolution they passed could just be a scare tactic, but why are we pretending we can predict their actions in any meaningful way? It can both be true that the western media has a fundamental misunderstanding of their history and culture AND that the Iranian regime is a hegemonic and brutal regime that outlaws the indigenous languages of its own region and systematically denies its people their human rights. Nuance please!!!

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