20 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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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.

    #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.

    Episode is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher… wherever you listen to podcasts.

    If you would like to donate, I always appreciate it. You can do so through PayPal using martyrmade @ gmail . com. Thanks again everyone. Hope you enjoy it.

    • 5 hr 7 min
    #19 – The Anti-Humans

    #19 – The Anti-Humans

    History is replete with examples of leaders, nations, and empires who left a trail of blood behind them. But with the Bolshevik takeover of Russia after the First World War, something new crawled from the depths of the earth onto the surface of the world. Never before had a government shown such uninhibited savagery toward its own people, during peacetime, as a matter of policy and in the name of scientific management. After Nazi Germany was defeated in the Second World War, Stalin’s Soviet Union unleashed hell on the devastated nations of Eastern Europe, leaving behind an unmatched record of sadism and brutality.

    • 3 hr 59 min
    #18 – The Madame Butterfly Effect (bonus episode)

    #18 – The Madame Butterfly Effect (bonus episode)

    This is a short piece I did for Daniele’s History on Fire podcast. Many of you may have already heard it, but I thought I’d put it on the main feed just in case. It was a fun break from Jim Jones, and nice to be a little less serious for once. Hope you enjoy.

    • 28 min
    #17 – God’s Socialist, pt. 7: A Gallant, Glorious, Screaming End

    #17 – God’s Socialist, pt. 7: A Gallant, Glorious, Screaming End

    Jim Jones and Peoples Temple follow the remnants of the 1970s radical left into the fire.

    WARNING: Extreme language and disturbing content.

    Thank you to www.campuspress.com for sponsoring this series.

    If you’d like to support The MartyrMade Podcast, you can do so using PayPal (martyrmade @ gmail), or Patreon.

    Huge thanks to the folks behind the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown Project. This podcast wouldn’t have been possible without their indispensable hard work recording, organizing, and transcribing the Peoples Temple tapes and other source materials. For further information about Jonestown, you can’t do better than their website. I did my best to tell the story here as I understand it, but if you ask me the work they’re doing will lead to a fundamental future reassessment of what happened.

    #16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel

    #16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel

    This was originally intended to be part of the previous episode, but I decided to break them up.

    Warning: EXTREME LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC CONTENT

    The student movement is dead. The Black Panther Party is torn apart by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI. Activism devolves into struggle sessions and terrorism, as the movement for civil rights and social justice is left to “drunks, hypes, freaks, and madmen.” Treason drives Jim Jones off a cliff.

    Donate at PayPal using martyrmade @ gmail . com, or support the podcast on Patreon.

    Available on iTunes, Stitchr, and Spotify as soon as I get around to figuring that out.

    This series brought to you by the kind folks at CampusPress.

    • 2 hr 42 min
    #15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King

    #15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King

    This episode begins where the ’60s end, when the radicalism of that decade crash headlong into the diminishing expectations of 1970s America. The Weather Underground veers off toward its explosive climax. As the idealism of the student movement is shunted into self-help fads and therapy sessions, what remaining energy of the radical left is drained into increasingly bizarre and violent channels.

    I broke this episode up into two parts, so it ends a bit abruptly. The second segment will be available a few hours after this is released.

    Donate at PayPal using martyrmade @ gmail . com, or support the podcast on Patreon.

    Available on iTunes, Stitchr, and Spotify as soon as I get around to figuring that out.

    This series brought to you by the good folks at CampusPress.

    • 4 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

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2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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Great history podcast

Great detailed and factual history leaving us to interpret it, backed up with original news articles and even audio clips.

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Worth the wait.

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It’s hard to even tell what the subject of most episodes are because he rambles on so much about things that are barely related. Dude needs help with editing BADLY.

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