11 episodes

"The past is another country; they do things differently there."

Inward Empire explores the role of ideas and ideology in American history -- how the surface of actions and events can be shaped by undercurrents of thought and belief. Accessible and thoroughly researched, each episode is a window into a world that is both profoundly foreign and strikingly similar to our own.

Visit www.inwardempirepodcast.wordpress.com for pictures, maps, updates on the show, and more!

Inward Empire Inward Empire

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    • 4.8, 130 Ratings

"The past is another country; they do things differently there."

Inward Empire explores the role of ideas and ideology in American history -- how the surface of actions and events can be shaped by undercurrents of thought and belief. Accessible and thoroughly researched, each episode is a window into a world that is both profoundly foreign and strikingly similar to our own.

Visit www.inwardempirepodcast.wordpress.com for pictures, maps, updates on the show, and more!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

WI Appraiser ,

Passionate & Delightful Host!

The host’s passion for history in contagious and shines through in every episode! His presenting style is engaging and easy to follow! I look forward to every new episode, and always find myself learning something new after having listened. This podcast is well worth your time!

tincankilla ,

Good summary, but stuck in 1970s meta analysis

A decent listen and well worth the time, but from what I can tell, it’s history within the dominant narrative of 70s lefty US academic circles. That is, it’s the “counter-narrative” dressed up as impartial. It’s now cliche, but it will be very familiar and comforting to the NPR set who want to view anything actually exceptional about America as a myth.

For example, there’s a section where he begins to explain US anti-communist efforts, introduces to domino theory as “infamous”, but then dismisses out of hand the expansionist goals of the USSR and China in the 1950s and 60s. Then covers the omission by veering into meta-analysis about how history happens, rather than addressing Communists as agents with their own goals and drivers, including expansionist ideology.

Stu Nims ,

Fantastic!

Awesome.

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