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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.

    Fun-Size DHP: An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Fun-Size DHP: An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom

    Join CJ for this pint-sized dose of Dangerous History, as he shares the backstory, text, meaning, and implications of the 1786 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.
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    • 48 min
    The "Spanish" Flu Pandemic, w/Alexander Von Sternberg

    The "Spanish" Flu Pandemic, w/Alexander Von Sternberg

    In this DHP episode, CJ talks to Alexander Von Sternberg, host of the podcast History Impossible, about the epic 6-hour+ episode Alex released last month on the 1918-1919 killer influenza pandemic. CJ & Alex as they discuss the pandemic, as well as its massive psychological & political effects, and interesting similarities and differences when compared to 2020.
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    The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
    Meltdown: What Plane Crashes, Oil Spills, and Dumb Business Decisions Can Teach Us About How to Succeed at Work and at Home
    Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology, and National Security in the Era of Globalization (MIT Press)
    Pale Rider
    Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    A Civil-Religious Civil War?

    A Civil-Religious Civil War?

    Is the USA currently in the early stages of sectarian conflict over its civil religion?
    In this episode of the DHP, CJ rebroadcasts his 2016 Election Special on America's Civil Religion (in order to review the concept of civil religion & its manifestation in the United States); this is followed by new material, reflecting on how CJ's understanding of the American civil religion has changed somewhat since 2016. He then goes on to compare and contrast the current political conflicts in the US to the Protestant Reformation in 16th and 17th century Europe, as well as the pietist-vs-liturgical split in American Christianity in the 19th century, before wrapping up with some humble observations and suggestions for people who are (like CJ) nonbelievers in any civil religion & who want to weather the current conflicts as best they can.
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    External Links

    Hardcore History Episode 48: Prophets of Doom


    Full text of “Civil Religion in America” by Robert Bellah, first published in the journal Daedalus in 1967

    "Religion, Morality, and American Politics" by Richard Jensen

    Classic George Carlin bit on why he doesn’t vote


    George Carlin on “Stupid Hat Shit” (Hilarious — talks about the fixation of both conventional religion & civil religion with headgear)


    Bob Dylan, “With God on Our Side” (An excellent, haunting, live recording of one of CJ’s favorite antiwar songs of all time; this song brutally exposes the American Civil Religion)


    “Election Outcomes Affect Testosterone Levels in Men” according to Scientific American


    Wikipedia’s summary of the United States Flag Code

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    Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War by Harry Stout
    The Cult of the Presidency, Updated: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power by Gene Healy
    The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, Revised and Expanded Edition by Norman Cohn
    The Tailor King: The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Munster by Anthony Arthur
    The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West by Niall Ferguson
    The War of the World: A New History of the 20th Century (DVD)
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    • 2 hr 10 min
    The Shining: Exoteric & Esoteric, w/Brett Veinotte

    The Shining: Exoteric & Esoteric, w/Brett Veinotte

    In this second 2020 DHP Halloween episode, CJ spoke to Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project about Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 horror film, The Shining.
    Join CJ & Brett as they dig into some of the exoteric & esoteric elements of The Shining.
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    The Shining (Bluray)
    The Shining by Stephen King
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Talking 80s Horror Flicks w/Pete Quinones

    Talking 80s Horror Flicks w/Pete Quinones

    For this DHP episode, CJ had a freewheeling discussion with Pete Quinones (who's the host of the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast & one of the producers of the documentary film The Monopoly on Violence) about a couple of mid-Eighties cult classic horror/comedy films.
    Join CJ & Pete as they discuss Fright Night (1985) and Return of the Living Dead (1985), as well as a whole bunch of other stuff along the way.
    (*Note: This is a crossover episode featuring the same conversation as Free Man Beyond the Wall episode 491.)
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    Fright Night [Blu-ray]
    Return of the Living Dead (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Bacon's Rebellion

    Bacon's Rebellion

    This concise DHP episode features CJ's segment on Bacon's Rebellion from Episode 67 of Daniele Bolelli's History on Fire podcast.
    Join CJ as he discusses Bacon's Rebellion and its impact on American history down to the present era.
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    The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster.
    External Links


    History on Fire Ep. 67 (if you want to hear the whole HoF episode and catch the other 4 'Ripples of History' segments aside from CJ's)

    Luminary Podcast Network

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    American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund Morgan
    Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America (New Narratives in American History) by James D. Rice
     
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

LuzRocky874 ,

Five Stars

This is one of my all time favorite podcasts. Do yourself a favor and listen in, there is a specific episode out there for everyone and the research/ guests are second to none. Thank you for putting out such quality content, it means so much!

Chap S. ,

Once is enough

This guy who doesn’t even share his name, believes that “social justice warriors” (he means as a pejorative term) are the most dangerous people because they are vulnerable to a dictator. Does he even realize we have a dictator in office right now who is trying to overturn the election?! Oh, the scary people who want systemic racism and racist policies to be over. . . Get a life!

The ZED from the Black Lagoon ,

Solid History with a Fun Slant

Prof. CJ is well-researched and fun to listen to. His ideology may be grating if you aren’t anarcho-leaning (and a little preachy at times even if you are), but Dangerous History is overall a great podcast within the same stylistic vein as Hardcore History. Love it.

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