History Repeating Itself attempts to shed light on current events by exploring similar episodes that have already run their course
What Football Was and Is To Me
In this episode, I talk about what football meant to me, and how I feel about it today.
The Work Week Evolution: Are We Working Too Many Hours?
This week Ben and Michelle discuss the changing shape of the work week over the past ten thousand years, and they find some interesting statistics about ancient rest periods that put our current models to shame.
The Father of American Policing
In this episode, I interview Dr. Will Oliver, who recently wrote a book on lawman August Vollmer. Vollmer held contrary views on most issues of his time, but his ability to apply logic to every situation made him a legendary figure in the world of law enforcement and criminal justice.
Internet trolls did not invent the act of anonymous harassment. So who did? In this episode we track the progress of troublemakers hiding in the shadows.
Kakistocracy and Why Children Should Have the Right to Vote
In this episode we explore some strange words and explain why maybe all children should have the right to vote.
The Benefits of Scavenging
In this episode we explore the roots of our scavenging past, and we talk about our current role in the food chain.
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I love listening to podcasts. It gives me the opportunity to geek out and ingest info while commencing other errands. The topics are all provocative but necessary topics and its presented in a very unbiased manner; normally also easy to digest. My only complaint is how infrequent and short the podcasts are. MAKE MORE!!!! (whipcrack!)
More history - less politics
An enjoyable podcast that unfortunately, is sometimes used as a soapbox for the producer's political beliefs. A more professional product would focus more on history and less on personal ideology.
This show is fascinating. Each show teaches me at least ten new things. Ben and Red are great hosts.