25 episodes

Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

The Martyrmade Podcast Darryl Cooper

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    • 4.8 • 3.2K Ratings

Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

    #22 – Whose America? Ep. 1: Rough Extraction

    #22 – Whose America? Ep. 1: Rough Extraction

    In August 1921, 10,000-20,000 armed coal miners marched on Mingo County, West Virginia to lift the martial law imposed there, free their jailed brethren, and avenge the assassination of one of their local heroes. At least 20,000 more wives, young boys and other civilians followed the army providing medical, logistical and other services. Before it was over, they would storm a mountainside under fire from entrenched machine guns, and while being bombed from the air. It was the largest and most serious armed insurrection in US history since the Civil War. This episode is going to discuss the West Virginia Coal Mine Wars, and The Battle of Blair Mountain.

    These episodes are out a week or two early on the Substack feed. If you enjoy this content or want more essays and podcasts not available here, please consider becoming a subscriber over at Substack, it's how I manage to be able to do this at all.

    Here’s the link to Jocko’s company, Origin, that I mention in the intro. Go there and check out the high-end clothing, boots, jiu jitsu gis, hunting gear and more, all hand-made in the United States.



    Here's the link to Daniele Bolelli's History on Fire podcast (also available wherever you get your podcasts).

    • 5 hr 34 min
    *BONUS* The Jeffrey Epstein Series, pts. 1 & 2 (of 3)

    *BONUS* The Jeffrey Epstein Series, pts. 1 & 2 (of 3)

    Here are Parts 1 & 2 of a series exploring potential truth about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Part 3 is available on The Martyr Made Substack, so if you aren't tapped out on this topic by the end of two episodes, head over to martyrmade.substack.com and become a subscriber for just $5 p/month or $50 p/year to hear that, as well as other subscribers-only MartyrMade podcasts and written content. Thanks again everyone for listening.

    *Correction* A few people have informed me that my description of how a hedge fund manager calculates his cut is off in Episode 1. I meant to correct it in the show, but forgot. The general point remains, however: there is no way Jeffrey Epstein made the kind of money he was showing by managing one guy’s account over the years.

    • 3 hr 27 min
    #21 – Whose America?: Prologue

    #21 – Whose America?: Prologue

    Hi everyone. Here is the first episode - well, the prologue - for a brand new Martyr Made series called Whose America?, on the American labor wars. This is a series I've been working on for a while, and a story very close to my heart.



    I appreciate the patience and support you guys have shown me. I have a habit of over-burdening myself until work grinds to a crawl, then I panic and work myself nearly insane to catch up. Well, the good news is that I only decided to do this prologue at the last minute to set the tone and get the ball rolling, when the *actual* first episode of this series, on the largest insurrection in American history before or since the Civil War, was already almost done. I've got another two books to read before I'm ready to release it into the wild, but it won't be too long.



    This episode has already been available to Substack subcribers for a week. I will be doing that from now on, so you can add that to the list of benefits available to subscribers for just $5 p/month or $50 p/year. If you enjoy this episode, or even if you don't but just want to keep my cats from starving, please consider supporting the podcast by becoming a paid subscriber to the MartyrMade Substack.



    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    On the Front Lines w/The Eastern Border (preview)

    On the Front Lines w/The Eastern Border (preview)

    Hey everyone. After the recent Thoughts On Ukraine episode, I thought it would be a good idea to bring someone on the show who has a different perspective. Kristaps Andrejsons is a Latvian journalist, writer, and the host of The Eastern Border podcast - one of my go-to podcasts for Russian, Soviet, and Eastern European history for many years. He is a fluent Russian speaker, and provides insight that you’re simply not going to get on CNN or Fox News. That said, he and I have very different interpretations of the recent history between the West & Russia, and this discussion was a great start at getting to the bottom of our disagreements. So, those of you who have been pining to see me get my ass handed to me by someone on this issue, maybe now’s your chance! This is a preview of a Substack subscribers-only episode, so if you can spare $5 a month to help me buy kibble, I'm sure my cats, and certainly I, would really appreciate it.

    Follow him on Twitter for regular updates on the current Russian-Ukrainian war, and check out his website and podcast for longer form analysis.

    • 22 min
    Thoughts on Ukraine (Updated and Remastered)

    Thoughts on Ukraine (Updated and Remastered)

    Hey everybody. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine, so here they are. I re-recorded it because the audio was trash the first time around. Sorry about that.

    This is the kind of content I usually put on the Substack subscribers-only feed, so if you like this and can spare $5, please consider supporting the podcast by subscribing at martyrmade.substack.com.

    Here are some links I mention in the show:



    The Snipers Massacre On Maidan



    How the West Sowed the Seeds of War in Ukraine, by Pedro Gonzalez



    My Twitter thread on the Rand Corporation’s strategy white paper



    Scott Horton’s recent speech on the Ukraine crisis



    Thanks for listening.

    • 2 hr 27 min
    #20 – The Underground Spirit

    #20 – The Underground Spirit

    There's a quote always attributed to Winston Churchill - falsely, I think? - that goes something like, "If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by 30, you have no brain." I've got a different version that I like a lot better, and it goes, "If you're not reading Nietzsche at 20, you have no heart. But if you haven't transitioned to Dostoevsky by 30..." In this episode, I look through the lives and work of the two 19th century existentialist authors, who have a great deal in common, but who, in the end, couldn't be more different.



    Support the show by subscribing to the MartyrMade Substack.

    • 4 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Raj92079 ,

Love your pod, but

I’m loving your podcast, but I feel it be better if they were split, perhaps 2.5 hrs the longest. I like that you have no ads. Your voice and delivery of the subject is very pleasing. I’m listening oldest to newest, now on Socialist God Part 7 (+7 hrs). I was born year 1979 in Guyana, so I have some experience living in Burnham county & I can attest the facts & sentiments you mentioned, spot-on accurate.
Many thanks again & please continue the good work.

Snakeboy1991 ,

Favorite podcast ever

Will be sharing your “Thoughts on Ukraine”” podcast with all who will listen. Thank you for the podcast and thank you fir your service DC!!!

Sir Cull ,

Needlessly Sacrilegious

I just started episode 5 of “God’s Socialist.” I started Martymade after listening to The Unravelling with DC and Jocko. It’s not 1 star because the content focused on the topic is phenomenal. It’s heart breaking to hear DC’s atheist screeds, denouncing God as a narcissist toying with humanity, when he isn’t outright calling God a myth. My heart breaks that DC could be so angry at God and so callous about denouncing God and people who believe in Him. DC’s comments on Christians, that they don’t actually have faith, because faith doesn’t exist in our modern society, is, in my opinion, very ignorant. I finally stopped listening, maybe a third of the way through this episode, because to compare God and Jim Jones doesn’t serve a purpose to the narrative other than for an opportunity for Daryl to espouse his personal opinion on faith and God. At this point, it has been a full hour of Daryl saying sacrilegious, and diminutive things about faith and God. I will do my best to remember Daryl in my prayers at night. I may try some of his other series, but for now, I will love him as Christ calls us to love all, but I can’t support this podcast, or recommend it. Daryl, I pray God softens your heart to Him and you find salvation.

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