I am on a mission to make history real again one beer and discussion at a time. Looking at current events and history from a people's perspective.
Microaggressions: Not as Micro as You Think
Microaggressions: there's nothing small about them. I'm joined by Erin to discuss how she has dealt with microaggressions throughout her life. From the first one she remembers experiencing to the evolution of how she perceives them now.
S4:E13 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or “mixed” cities inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Violence that began in East Jerusalem in April has expanded to military attacks from both Israel and Palestine. Large scale injuries and fatalities have been reported. Clashes have broken out between Palestinian Arabs and Jewish groups in Israel. The international community looks divided and readying for taking sides in the current Israel-Palestine conflict if it aggravates to another war. In this week’s episode we are going to try and unpack this conflict and the larger global implications.
S4:E12 President Biden's State of the Union: All Platitudes No Action
In this week's episode we breakdown President Biden's State of the Union Address. The conservative media claims he is a "radical socialist", while the liberal media claims that he is the "most progressive" president in history. We break down how he is full of platitudes and promises, but has failed to deliver any meaningful policies or changes. It leads one to wonder who is he really governing for, the working class who elected him or the big money business donors.
Also, make sure to check out our opening story of Kaleb surviving his encounter with the "wonderful" couple, "Treesa and Gil" in a Publix bathroom.
S4:E11 How Many More? Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo Should Be Alive
Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright should be alive, simple as that. In this episode we tackle, yet another, example of police brutality that took place in the last week. We discuss the role that gaslighting played in each of these events, as well as debunking the myths surrounding "defunding the police" and what structural changes we must demand of the criminal justice system as a whole.
S4:E10 History Teachers Discussing Presidential Legacies Pt. 2
In part two of this discussion Kaleb and his other fellow Social Studies teacher, Berkan Ciger, continue their deep dive into looking at presidential legacies by looking at the legacies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
If you haven't listened to part one make sure to check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are at it!
S4:E9 Debating Gun Control
We are 4 months into 2021. In those 4 months we have had five mass shootings and more than 10,000 gun violence deaths already occurring this year. It is an event that repeats over and over again. A mass shooting occurs — sometimes more than one, in quick succession. The country mourns the victims. And nothing changes.
After two separate mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado left 18 people dead, the never ending debate over gun control measures has sprung up again. We are going to center this episode on debunking myths regarding guns, examining numerous gun control measures, and share our own views on the matter.
Sounds like a bunch of commie talk, but ok 👌
Great show guys… I feel like the “cool cats and commies” bit is pandering to a cool cat and commie like myself, and I love it… Keep up the good work comrades!
Two guys that are perfect to dissect history and have a beer with.
When History Comes to Life!
I connected with Kaleb on IG and he instantly brought history to life, for me, just by scrolling through his page. I always look forward to listening to his episodes and hearing his independent thoughts and how he challenges us to decide for ourselves what is truth and what is a bunch of bologna. I also love his southern accent! A great podcast that I would highly recommend.