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A psychological examination of historically significant lives. We will peek into the minds of our subject to answer, what made them tick? Uncovering the personal motivations that drove their public acts and how those acts in turn changed all our lives.

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A psychological examination of historically significant lives. We will peek into the minds of our subject to answer, what made them tick? Uncovering the personal motivations that drove their public acts and how those acts in turn changed all our lives.

    Adolf Hitler: What makes a malevolent mind?

    Adolf Hitler: What makes a malevolent mind?

    Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, dictator in Germany from 1933-1945, initiator of world war II, perpetrator of the Holocaust and widely considered one of the most evil leaders in all of history.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Martin Luther King Jr: Revolutionary Through Nonviolence

    Martin Luther King Jr: Revolutionary Through Nonviolence

    Martin Luther King Junior was an activist, minister and the most visible leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. His strategy was both revolutionary and effective.
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    • 41 min
    John Lennon - Part 2: Joined to Yoko

    John Lennon - Part 2: Joined to Yoko

    Decades after his death, John Lennon is still one of the most well-known artists of all time. His life and work went through many changes, but perhaps no influence was more impactful than his relationship with Yoko Ono.
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    • 40 min
    John Lennon - Part 1: Composer of Longing

    John Lennon - Part 1: Composer of Longing

    John Lennon was one of the worlds most revered singer songwriters, and peace activists. His lyrics are filled with unresolved mourning and longing which can be understood as a product of his early traumatic life. How did John's childhood suffering inform his creative productions and drive his desire for peace?
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    • 45 min
    Diane Arbus: Evoking freaks

    Diane Arbus: Evoking freaks

    Diane Arbus, a renowned photographer who changed our view of acceptable subject matter with shocking and emotionally riveting photographs of people considered to be on the fringes of society, or as she called them freaks. Her own struggle with depression and internal feelings of being an outsider, an oddity, drove her creative passion.
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    • 55 min
    Theodore Roosevelt: Morality and hypomania drive a presidency

    Theodore Roosevelt: Morality and hypomania drive a presidency

    Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive policy setter, a conservationist and the 26th President of the Unites States. His early life struggles, and grandiose attitude drove him to implement his moral code to strengthen his country. Then depression brought him crashing down. Jump inside the mind of one of our most colorful Presidents.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

JLMiraldi ,

Illuminating

It seems silly now that I’m writing this out, but it is incredible to me how much I am learning about people that I had a specific idea of in my head based on a single period of time in their lives. Personalities and characters don’t exist in a vacuum and so looking at each person’s life from childhood to death has been so illuminating and interesting.

Idaholoves ,

Adolph Hitler

It was inappropriate and inaccurate to compare Trump to Hitler. Trump is helping our people and our economy through fair trade. It is not a Hitler style nationalism to reach trade agreements which help our people and replace trade agreements that hurt our people. Now these fair trades help all countries involved. What Hitler did was to not only hurt people in his country but people’s of the world. Trump has done more for Blacks and minors than any other president. His economic policies help all people which Hitler choose winners and losers in his economic policies. It is the Democrats who are now choosing winners and losers. If your aren’t the right kind of Democrat than you voice is silenced through intimidation and shame. The American people are waking up to the violence and lack of freedom from Democrats. The #walkaway campaign from the Democratic Party is growing. Too many lies and fabricated stories come from the Democrats.

vale2161 ,

Love love love + rant

I’ve loved this podcast since the first episode! Please keep making episodes. Looking forward!

Hitler’s idea of taking power was “to discredit traditional sources of factuality in favor of a myth of a supposedly innocent nation and its supposedly faultless leader, and to undermine the rule of law by willful violent actions carried out...” Although Trump and Hitler are dissimilar in many ways, the myth of faultlessness that both “leaders” pushed forward seem to be eerily similar. It a bit naive to say his actions today are not having a severe, detrimental impact on many American lives today. To comment on anything relevant is to be “political?” It is the reality we live in today. Of course we should talk about it. Life is political. To not be is to be willfully ignorant and complacent.

He is, thankfully, NOT a fascist king, so these conversations CAN happen. Let them.

Too many more insightful podcasts — keep em’ coming!

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