23 episodes

Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

The Martyrmade Podcast Darryl Cooper

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Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

    #21 – Whose America?: Prologue

    #21 – Whose America?: Prologue

    Hi everyone. Here is the first episode - well, the prologue - for a brand new Martyr Made series called Whose America?, on the American labor wars. This is a series I've been working on for a while, and a story very close to my heart.



    I appreciate the patience and support you guys have shown me. I have a habit of over-burdening myself until work grinds to a crawl, then I panic and work myself nearly insane to catch up. Well, the good news is that I only decided to do this prologue at the last minute to set the tone and get the ball rolling, when the *actual* first episode of this series, on the largest insurrection in American history before or since the Civil War, was already almost done. I've got another two books to read before I'm ready to release it into the wild, but it won't be too long.



    This episode has already been available to Substack subcribers for a week. I will be doing that from now on, so you can add that to the list of benefits available to subscribers for just $5 p/month or $50 p/year. If you enjoy this episode, or even if you don't but just want to keep my cats from starving, please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a paid subscriber to the MartyrMade Substack.



    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    On the Front Lines w/The Eastern Border (preview)

    On the Front Lines w/The Eastern Border (preview)

    Hey everyone. After the recent Thoughts On Ukraine episode, I thought it would be a good idea to bring someone on the show who has a different perspective. Kristaps Andrejsons is a Latvian journalist, writer, and the host of The Eastern Border podcast - one of my go-to podcasts for Russian, Soviet, and Eastern European history for many years. He is a fluent Russian speaker, and provides insight that you’re simply not going to get on CNN or Fox News. That said, he and I have very different interpretations of the recent history between the West & Russia, and this discussion was a great start at getting to the bottom of our disagreements. So, those of you who have been pining to see me get my ass handed to me by someone on this issue, maybe now’s your chance! This is a preview of a Substack subscribers-only episode, so if you can spare $5 a month to help me buy kibble, I'm sure my cats, and certainly I, would really appreciate it.

    Follow him on Twitter for regular updates on the current Russian-Ukrainian war, and check out his website and podcast for longer form analysis.

    • 22 min
    Thoughts on Ukraine (Updated and Remastered)

    Thoughts on Ukraine (Updated and Remastered)

    Hey everybody. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine, so here they are. I re-recorded it because the audio was trash the first time around. Sorry about that.

    This is the kind of content I usually put on the Substack subscribers-only feed, so if you like this and can spare $5, please consider supporting the podcast by subscribing at martyrmade.substack.com.

    Here are some links I mention in the show:



    The Snipers Massacre On Maidan



    How the West Sowed the Seeds of War in Ukraine, by Pedro Gonzalez



    My Twitter thread on the Rand Corporation’s strategy white paper



    Scott Horton’s recent speech on the Ukraine crisis



    Thanks for listening.

    • 2 hr 27 min
    #20 – The Underground Spirit

    #20 – The Underground Spirit

    There's a quote always attributed to Winston Churchill - falsely, I think? - that goes something like, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by 30, you have no brain." I've got a different version that I like a lot better, and it goes, "If you're not reading Nietzsche at 20, you have no heart. But if you haven't transitioned to Dostoevsky by 30..." In this episode, I look through the lives and work of the two 19th century existentialist authors, who have a great deal in common, but who, in the end, couldn't be more different.



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    • 4 hr 58 min
    #19 – The Anti-Humans

    #19 – The Anti-Humans

    History is replete with examples of leaders, nations, and empires who left a trail of blood behind them. But with the Bolshevik takeover of Russia after the First World War, something new crawled from the depths of the earth onto the surface of the world. Never before had a government shown such uninhibited savagery toward its own people, during peacetime, as a matter of policy and in the name of scientific management. After Nazi Germany was defeated in the Second World War, Stalin's Soviet Union unleashed hell on the devastated nations of Eastern Europe, leaving behind an unmatched record of sadism and brutality.



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    • 3 hr 53 min
    #18 – The Madame Butterfly Effect (bonus episode)

    #18 – The Madame Butterfly Effect (bonus episode)

    This is a short piece I did for Daniele's History on Fire podcast. Many of you may have already heard it, but I thought I'd put it on the main feed just in case. It was a fun break from Jim Jones, and nice to be a little less serious for once. Hope you enjoy.



    More short episodes like this will be available to subscribers only at the MartyrMade Substack.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

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Truth

Thanks for putting out the facts and interesting stories affecting us now.

Bufotenin69 ,

Always presenting the other side

The thing I love most about Darryl’s storytelling is he makes you sympathize with the “bad guys.” Sometimes he presents both sides of a story, sometimes it’s just the side you don’t hear in the mainstream narrative. But always challenging and eye-opening.

Daden-avis ,

Touching

This is a phenomenal podcast. From the depth of research to the unflinching quotations. Rarely have I found a source of media that so consistently and deeply challenges the notions of humanity that I once held. I recommend this only to my most stalwart friends.

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