Hosts sociologist Nick Lee and historian Jared Benson discuss modern and historical revolutionary theory and praxis.
Unveiling History: Rethinking Gender Roles in Early Societies
Join us for a 20-minute discussion as we delve into the intriguing world of early civilizations and challenge age-old stereotypes. In this thought-provoking video, we explore three captivating articles that shed light on the often-overlooked roles of women in ancient hunting societies.
The End of the World in Online Gaming
In this episode we discuss the academic article titled "I would not plant apple trees if the world will be wiped".
The Japanese Colonization of Korea: A Historical Perspective
Join us as we delve into the complex and often controversial history of the Japanese colonization of Korea.
From Rubber Trade to Cultural Genocide: A History of Belgian Colonization in the Congo
Join us as we delve into the dark history of Belgian colonization in Congo. From King Leopold II's brutal exploitation of Congolese resources to the forced labor and atrocities committed under Belgian rule, this episode uncovers the disturbing truths behind one of the most notorious colonial regimes in history. We explore the impact of Belgian colonialism on the Congolese people and the legacy that continues to shape the country to this day. Don't miss this eye-opening account of a shameful chapter in human history.
When Worlds Collaborate: The Style of Early Tabletop Role-Playing Games
In this podcast episode, we dive into the world of early tabletop role-playing games and explore the style and collaboration involved in creating these games in addition to the racism inherent in early role-playing games. Our guest is Stefan Huddleston, author of a fascinating article titled "When Worlds Collaborate: The Style of Early Tabletop Role-Playing Games" published in Analog Game Studies. We discuss the history and development of tabletop RPGs and the influence of various factors, such as the collaborative nature of gaming, on the creation and evolution of the genre. Whether you're a seasoned tabletop gamer or just starting out, you won't want to miss this insightful discussion. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating world of early tabletop role-playing games!
Charles Tilly’s Theory: States as Organized Crime 🚨
In this episode, we delve into the fascinating theory of Charles Tilly, a renowned political scientist who argued that states are not inherently peaceful and benevolent entities, but rather emerged from war-making and are essentially akin to organized crime.
This is always an interesting podcast. Questions, theories, and the ideological underpinnings that have shaped history are interrogated with rigor. The comforting myths are peeled back and what is revealed shows the way power gets weakened or strengthened, threatened or embraced, concentrated or dispersed, hidden amongst the few or realized within the many. I look forward to each episode.
Agile conversations, objective opinions, good research, accurate and still easy listening and entertaining. One of my favorites!
They have some good episodes but their eurocentrism pops up from time to time. One example is claiming the French Revolution was the only successful revolution.