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To understand the present, we have to understand the past. On this show, Dan Arrows takes you through the big events as well as the political jungle of today and yesteryear.

The Iron Dice Dan Arrows

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To understand the present, we have to understand the past. On this show, Dan Arrows takes you through the big events as well as the political jungle of today and yesteryear.

    The Iron Dice | Germany's Q-Kingdoms

    The Iron Dice | Germany's Q-Kingdoms

    On December 7th, 2022, Germany witnessed one of its largest counter-terrorism operations of the post-war era. Over 3000 security officers searched 150 homes and arrested multiple people who had planned to violently infiltrade the German parliament, topple the democratic order and elevate a minor noble to the position of monarch. Strap in as we dissect this coup-attempt and the various (self-declared) kingdoms that exist within Germany.

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    The Iron Dice | BONUS TEASER - Matt Walsh & How Republicans Lost the Midterms

    The Iron Dice | BONUS TEASER - Matt Walsh & How Republicans Lost the Midterms

    Finally some good news! With the midterms in the rear window, we do a post-mortem on the Republicans historic defeat. Not just that but how they ramped up anti-LGBTQ legislation and transphobia in an effort to convince voters, only to make themselves look weird and creepy to the average joe.

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    The Iron Dice | The Fight for the Republic #7

    The Iron Dice | The Fight for the Republic #7

    On May 1st, 1919 the city of Munich stands surrounded. 
    35.000 soldiers, part government troops, part Freikorps stand ready to storm ahead and snuff out the revolutionaries controlling the city. While they load bombs onto their airplanes and fuel up british tanks captured during the war, they start painting skulls and swastikas on their steel helmets.
    The battle for Munich is about to begin.

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    The Iron Dice | Thirty Years of Bad Vibes feat. Chris Wade

    The Iron Dice | Thirty Years of Bad Vibes feat. Chris Wade

    Today we're joined by Chris Wade from CHAPOTRAPHOUSE to talk about his new show, dead presidents and thirty years of bad vibes!

    Follow Chris for all his stuff over on https://twitter.com/saywhatagain


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    • 56 min
    The Iron Dice | BONUS TEASER - Girlboss Fascism

    The Iron Dice | BONUS TEASER - Girlboss Fascism

    With the far-right ascendant in Sweden and Italy, Dan takes a look at right-wing movements across the continent and how the current crisis will alter the future of Europe.

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    • 2 min
    The Iron Dice | Uprising in Iran feat. Assal Rad

    The Iron Dice | Uprising in Iran feat. Assal Rad

    With protests erupting all across Iran after the killing of a young woman for wearing her headscarf too loosely, Dan is talking to Assal Rad. As Research Director for the National Iranian American Council and historian for Middle East History, she provides us with unique insight into these protests and Iran more broadly.

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    You can order her book "The State of Resistance: Politics, Culture, and Identity in Modern Iran on https://t.co/HiZkKB93gE.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

Willy249249 ,

Deeply personal and human look at German history

What Dan Arrows does here is truly unique and captivating. He describes the experiences and pain of average Germans in the interwar era while also not losing grasp of the larger picture. This podcast makes you empathize with the past and with the people of the time who who were just fighting to live their lives. It’s tragic to view these events with knowledge of what came after. As opposed to viewing the rise of Nazism as inevitable, Arrows emphasizes the people who fought against it and explains in detail what influences the Nazi’s unfortunate success.

johnblaker ,

Stick to your original vision!

We came for the German history lessons. Not your low-IQ, Blue Anon conspiracy theory takes on American politics.

Your current events perspective seems to be copy-paste direct from Reddit Democrats for Socialism. There’s nothing novel or original. If we wanted that we would turn the tv to MSNBC. For someone who has such a deep understanding of 1920s politics, it’s sad to see them rabidly repeating every bit of regime propaganda the DNC prints.

Twigs1123 ,

Come for the Weimar Republic, groan over the amateur analysis of current events

This podcast presents itself as a history of the troubles of the Weimar Republic, which is great! We need more accessible content about this time period in the Anglosphere! When Dan decides to cover the Weimar era, it’s excellent and one of the best history podcasts out there. Unfortunately, Dan seems more focused on current events and issues, which he has little expertise for, particularly American politics. This would be tolerable if such occurrences were rare, and did not delay output for the main reason people subscribe, but as of lately, it seems Dan wishes to hear this podcast more towards current events. And that’s fine if that’s the direction the creator wants to take with podcasting, but perhaps break that off into a different show / RSS feed so my hopes aren’t crushed every time I get a notification of a new upload.

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