As the library asks, "What do you geek?" I geek science fiction, fantasy, the outdoors, critical race theory, politics, organizing, among other things. Mostly, I geek history. So I've tied all that together into one podcast. Change Over Time is a podcast using historical thinking to explore geekiness. Sometimes I’ll be reporting from the field. Other times I’ll explore how different ideas, theories, or methods used by historians can be used by non-historians. I’ll also release edited pieces of oral histories I’ve done with interesting people. Sign up for the Alternative Historian newsletter to keep up to date.
Geeking with Ed Hall
This episode features great conversations with fascinating folks. Edward Austin Hall is a writer, editor, poet, and journalist living in Atlanta.
This is Change Over Time, a history podcast where I historically think about things I geek. More information at changeovertimepodcast.com.
Dhalius, "Wonderful Canvas of Life”
Sean Hayes, “Alabama Chicken”
Dhalius, “Todos Somos Una Sola Vida Grandiosa”
Art of Escapism, “Don’t Feel So Low”
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The mid-term elections are days away, but what happens after? Emery Wright and Stephanie Guilloud are co-directors of Project South. They talk about the mission of Project South, what’s drives them, and the need to be one’s whole self. They also talk about the need for organization, vision, and hope. More info @ changeovertimepodcast.com
This episode launches the Feeling Political series on Change Over Time. Feeling Political explores the interaction between politics, emotions, and action.
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For a few weeks last year a comic shop became a center of calm. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico hard. College students were stranded, not knowing what happened to their families. Gilberto welcomed them all into his capsule of geekdom. This is the final installment of the Aftermath series, a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria through the lens of my family. We talk about geeks, and how the community can help even when you don’t know it can.
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On January 28, 2017 Trump banned people from certain countries from coming into the US. The Muslim Ban was met with immediate nationwide protests. This is a selection of interviews from the Atlanta airport protests held on January 29, 2017. This episode is part of the Feeling Political series, a collection that examines the intersection of feelings, politics, and action. Stay tuned and check in regularly at changeovertimepodcast.com
Feeling Political: Mom and Walda
Another in the Feeling Political series, a collection that looks at the interaction of emotion, politics, and action. When the Inauguration came I did the only reasonable thing: I ran to my mommy. We will hear from Doña Edna, a retired RN, former union member, Independista, and my mom. Also Walda Katz-Fishman, a professor and founder of Project South. She doesn’t pull punches about the political situation but speaks plainly about what we need to do. Find out more at changeovertimepodcast.com.
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Change Over Time is featuring another in the Feeling Political series, a collection about feelings, politics, and action. This episode features Rita Valenti and Bruce Dixon. Rita, a former board member of Project South and state legislator, thinks we should be asking better questions. Bruce, a writer and editor with Black Agenda Report as well as an activist with the Georgia Green Party, has thoughts on what we should fight for and how we should do it. Find out more at changeovertimepodcast.com.
The Aftermath was the beginning, for me as a fan
The first aftermath episode where Daniel Horowitz Garcia interviews his mother about the weeks (and months) after Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricanes is not only engaging, human, and important, it's also edited really, really well.
Interspersing the authentic voice of someone who has lived through the aftermath of a natural disaster along with her family and neighbors with the expertise of someone well-versed in the more general/academic realities of how humans tend to behave in the wake of a life-changing (and neighborhood-changing, and nation-changing) event like a hurricane helped me remain fully engaged in the episode, and also helped structure my understanding of the experiences and issues at hand...including helping me to know better what I'm looking for as I read reports and news from afar and try to understand better what the situation is like on the ground for people in Puerto Rico still trying to rebuild.
The episode content would have been enough for me to be interested in listening to at least several episodes of this podcast, probably even if the episodes had been longer than the perfect length that they are. The production quality, thoughtfulness, and heart shown in the first episode I listened to, and the willingness to go beyond the (awesome) surface stories about neighbors coming together to help one another into analysis of what that might mean about humanity, and what it might mean about the political future for Puerto Rico, is what has made me a subscriber.
Thanks, Daniel Horowitz Garcia! I look forward to hearing what you want to talk about next.
Worth your time
Short segments are insightful, surprising, human and holistic.
From the first few seconds Daniel's voice commands you to listen and be present. His voice and tone lets the listener know the topic he's discussing is serious. You can tell he isn't interested in talking to you, Daniel wants you to feel the experience he is having. He is immersing you in the story via the audio clips and displaying storytelling skills. This is very well produced podcast, his audio production was amazing!