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The Dangerous History Podcast covers the history that the Establishment would rather you NOT know, helping you learn the past so you can understand the present and prepare for the future.

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The Dangerous History Podcast covers the history that the Establishment would rather you NOT know, helping you learn the past so you can understand the present and prepare for the future.

    True Believers? w/Joshua Perry

    True Believers? w/Joshua Perry

    For this DHP episode, CJ was very happy to be joined by Joshua Perry, former host of the late, great Dusty Den podcast, to discuss the classic book The True Believer by Eric Hoffer, which has a LOT of relevance to recent events in the US, as well as to many different historical topics. Join CJ & Josh as they discuss this important book and some of its implications.
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    The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer


    Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China by Robert Jay Lifton


    The Anatomy of Revolution by Crane Brinton


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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Awakenings & Awokenings, w/Alexander von Sternberg

    Awakenings & Awokenings, w/Alexander von Sternberg

    For this DHP episode, CJ was happy to be joined by Alexander Rader von Sternberg of History Impossible, to discuss a very interesting essay Alex published several months ago analyzing the 'woke' phenomenon through the lens of religious revivals (or 'Great Awakenings') in American history.
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    Alex's essay, "The Fifth Great Awakening May Be Nigh"

    History Impossible

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    The 2021 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest, which will be held Aug. 12-16 in Gaines, MI (CJ won't be able to attend this year, unfortunately, but still encourages anyone who's willing & able to go to attend, as it's always an awesome time!)

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    Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China by Robert Jay Lifton


    The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) by Eric Hoffer


    The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss & Neil Howe


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    'Merica Does Mengele Part 2: CIA Mind Control Experiments

    'Merica Does Mengele Part 2: CIA Mind Control Experiments

    Here you go - available again for a limited time on the public DHP podcast feed, another blast from the past (all the way back in 2014!) is Vintage DHP Episode 38.
    Join CJ as he discusses:








    The origins and motivations behind the CIA’s mind-control experiments

    How the experiments that used subjects who had not given informed consent violated the Nuremberg Code, as well as other laws and codes of conduct

    The first CIA mind control experiment programs, Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke

    The creation of Project MKUltra, an enlarged mind control program, under the auspices of Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, head of the Chemical Division of the CIA’s Technical Services Staff (or TSS)

    The CIA’s LSD experiments, which began on consenting subjects (including college students, prisoners, and CIA personnel) but soon progressed to unwitting test subjects, such as the unfortunate Frank Olsen, an Army doctor who was given LSD without his knowledge, had a really bad trip, and ended up killing himself.

    The CIA experiments run by Federal Narcotics Bureau Agent George White, who hired prostitutes to lure johns into apartments that had been set up by the CIA to look like love nests; once there, in addition to being sexually serviced, the johns would be drugged without their knowledge while White and CIA men observed and recorded everything from behind a 1-way mirror

    The CIA-sponsored smorgasbord experiments of Dr. Ewan Cameron, psychiatrist at Allen Memorial Institute at McGill University in Montreal Canada, where unwitting mental patients were reduced to a near-vegetative state through a combination of drugs, electroshock, and other means.

    How MKUltra “ended” in 1964, but actually continued under new codenames into the 1970s (if not beyond)

    How some of this information started to come to light in the 1970s, despite efforts by CIA Director Richard Helms to destroy all records of these experiments

    The fact that what we do know is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg — who knows what experiments happened that we’ll never know about?

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    Clip from a documentary (wish I could find the whole thing) on the Senate Committee headed by Frank Church (D-ID) which investigated some of the dirty deeds of the CIA

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    The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences by John Marks 
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    • 55 min
    Vintage DHP: 'Merica Does Mengele Part 1: Radiation Experiments

    Vintage DHP: 'Merica Does Mengele Part 1: Radiation Experiments

    Boom! - Dropped back on the Gen-Pop feed (reissued for a limited time) from almost 7 years ago, here comes another vintage DHP episode! This one was about the US government's horrific radiation experiments on human test subjects in the mid-20th century.
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    The Nuremberg Code, and its relevance to these experiments

    The first experiments carried out by Manhattan Project doctors between 1945 and 1947, including one on a 4-year-old Australian boy dying of cancer

    The creation of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), and how they created experimental guidelines similar to the Nuremberg Code, which unfortunately they had no problem ignoring

    Over 800 pregnant women in Nashville who were given ‘cocktails’ containing radioactive elements in the late-1940s & early-1950s

    Boys at the Walter E. Fernald State School for the mentally disabled who were given radioactive milk and oatmeal courtesy of MIT scientists & the Quaker Oats company

    Prisoners in Oregon and Washington who had their testicles dosed with massive amounts of radiation in return for cash

    How this all really started to come to light in the 1990s due to investigations by Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary and a committee set up by President Clinton to investigate these experiments

    The less-than-satisfying conclusion of those investigations

    External Links


    Interview with Eileen Welsome, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist & author of The Plutonium Files



    President Clinton’s remarks from October 1995 regarding these experiments


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    Plutonium Files Americas Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War 
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Gray Champions

    Gray Champions

    Join CJ as he:
    Reviews the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory (which was covered in much greater detail way back in 2017 on DHP Episode #140),

    Explains the concept of the 'gray champion' who emerges to lead during a crisis

    Compares & contrasts Ron Paul and Joe Biden as Gray Champions

    And concludes with a reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Gray Champion"

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    DHP Ep. 0140: Thoughts on Cyclical History & Generations
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    The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny by Strauss & Howe



    Twice-Told Tales (Modern Library Classics) by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Fun-Size DHP: Let Them Be Kept Ignorant

    Fun-Size DHP: Let Them Be Kept Ignorant

    Here's another micro-dose of Dangerous History. This one takes a look at the true motives of late-19th and early-20th century Progressive education reformers in America. Join CJ as he shares & analyzes statements from Charles Sanders Pierce, John Dewey, William Torrey Harris, Woodrow Wilson, Frederick Taylor Gates, and Ellwood P. Cubberly.
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    The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
    Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
    The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin
     
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

C. Linn ,

Well chosen stories, well researched

The episodes are all very good and informative. The multi part episodes are always amazing. The series on the Not-So-Civil War is particularly good with some great production quality put into it and is a level headed look at the American Civil War. Keep up the great work, CJ!

mikermcneil ,

Level-headed objective history

The history professor you wish you had in high school / college.

Rights First, Then Government ,

Excellent

Thought provoking, informative and well sourced. This podcast has a passion for liberty and provides historical records of the assault on individual freedom. Very worth supporting.

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