The Dangerous History Podcast

Nov 19 2020 90 mins 18.4k

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.





Ep. 0214: A Civil-Religious Civil War?
Nov 19 2020 130 mins  
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. Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 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 CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices








Ep. 0207: DHP Villains: Woodrow Wilson, Part 5
Aug 05 2020 276 mins  
Here it is, the giant deep dive overview episode of Woodrow Wilson's decades of academic output! (Remember, I dive down these nightmarish rabbit-holes so you don't have to!) Here CJ dissects Woodrow Wilson's beliefs in painstaking detail, using the mountain of of essays, articles, books, speeches & lectures produced by the man over the course of his nearly three-decade-long career as an intellectual. Join CJ as he discusses: Wilson's overall ideology in regard to history and politics Wilson's particular notion of 'progress,' and his main intellectual influences in this regard Wilson's views on the state in general Wilson's views on democracy Wilson's views on American history and politics, including his views on the Constitution, the presidency, and more Wilson's views on socialism Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 0197: DHP Villains: Woodrow Wilson, Part 4 (The previous Wilson episode, on "The Study of Administration") CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism (American Intellectual Culture) by Ronald J. Pestritto Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings: The Essential Political Writings edited by Ronald J. Pestritto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0206: The Monopoly on Violence w/Pete Quinones
Jun 27 2020 68 mins  
Recently, CJ got a chance to speak with Pete Quinones, host of the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast, about a new documentary film he was involved with making -- The Monopoly on Violence -- a film which explores the history and characteristics of the state as an institution, the problems it creates, and criticisms & alternatives to it, from a libertarian anarchist perspective. (This film features commentary from many of the leading anti-statist intellectuals of today, including James C. Scott, Thaddeus Russell, Scott Horton, Jeff Deist, Tom Woods, Michael Huemer, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tom Woods, Dave Smith, & many more! Join Pete & CJ as they discuss the making and content of The Monopoly on Violence. Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 The Monopoly on Violence Free Man Beyond the Wall (Pete's podcast) CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links The Kids Are Not Alright: A Meme Enhanced Primer On Encroaching Marxism In The West by Mance Rayder/Pete Quinones Freedom Through Memedom: The 31-Day Guide to Waking Up to Liberty by Mance Rayder/Pete Quinones The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey by Michael Huemer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep. 0204: Decentralized Revolution
Jun 10 2020 112 mins  
Recently, CJ was a guest on the Decentralized Revolution podcast, a show put on by the Libertarian Party's Mises Caucus & hosted by Aaron Harris; it was a great conversation, so CJ decided to rebroadcast it as a DHP episode. Join Aaron & CJ as they discuss a wide variety of topics, including CJ's background, thoughts on war movies, teaching vs. podcasting, thoughts on education & the effects of covid on it, some recent & upcoming DHP episodes, how to critically read & evaluate history books, and more! (Note: This episode is a crossover with Decentralized Revolution & features the same conversation as Decentralized Revolution Ep. 21.) Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links 1917 Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling by John Taylor Gatto A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Kate Turabian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep. 0202: Dangerous Game Entrepreneurs
May 19 2020 119 mins  
In this DHP episode, CJ is joined by Ole, Alex, & John from Story Games, a new app that's currently in beta form, which serves as a platform for graphics-infused, choose-your-own-adventure-type story games with unconventional subject matter & themes designed to stimulate real critical & independent thinking. Join CJ, Ole, Alex & John as they discuss the origins and development of this project, how each of them got involved in it, what they hope to achieve with it, some of the individual stories they're currently working on, and what's next. Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 Story Games The Immortal Podcast RaveOutlaw.com Internal Links DHP Ep. 153: An Interview with Mike Resnick DHP Ep. 152: Discussing Mike Resnick's Santiago (in the Dusty Den) DHP Ep. 129: The Psychology of Powr & Obedience (w/Jim Cunagin) CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Paper Squares and Purple Stars: My Life As A Rave Outlaw by John Vibes Authoritarian Sociopathy: Toward a Renegade Psychological Experiment by Davi Barker Survivor Max: Too Smart to Die (Volume 1) by Davi Barker The Hero With A Thousand Facesby Joseph Campbell Santiago: A Myth of the Far Futureby Mike Resnick Firefly The Complete Series Blu Ray [Blu-ray] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep. 0199: 36 Documentary Films to Watch During TEOTWAWKI, Part 1
Mar 30 2020 79 mins  
Now that we all have a LOT more time to watch streaming videos than we normally would, CJ thought it would be helpful to put out a list of three dozen interesting documentary films that he highly recommends for the DHP audience's viewing pleasure. This will be done in 3 parts, with a dozen films each. (Parts 1 & 2 will be available to gen-pop, but part 3 will be for supporters of the DHP on Patreon & Subscribestar.) This is the first installment. Join CJ as he discusses a recent personal anecdote that begins terribly but ends on a positive note, and then discusses the following documentary films: The Search for General Tso (2014) Beer Wars (2009) Who Took Johnny (2016) Meru (2015) Valley Uprising (2014) The Wrecking Crew (2008) Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead (2015) Chuck Norris versus Communism (2015) Milius (2013) Kumare (2012) The Seven Five (2014) Birth of the Living Dead (2012) Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 The Search for General Tso on Youtube Internal Links DHP Ep. 0107: Applying Guerrilla Methods Beyond War (CJ's talk from Porcfest 2016) CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Beer Wars Who Took Johnny Meru Valley Uprising Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Chuck Norris vs Communism Milius Kumare Birth of the Living Dead Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0198: Fµ©!≤ Daylight Savings! (The DHP vs DST)
Mar 09 2020 59 mins  
Subtitle: "Daylight Savings as a Rebellion Against Nature." Join CJ as he discusses: Where the idea of biannual time changes & Daylight Savings Time (DST) came from historically. (Hint: As is often the case, Woodrow Wilson bears some of the blame.) Some of the problems, costs, and even dangers of DST The origin of standardized time zones (which originated more in the private sector) as a contrasting case study The idea of DST as a rebellion against nature Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster.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 A recent NBC News article on the controversy surrounding the time change (Note how, among opponents of the time change, the politicians favor year-round DST, while actual scientists & medical people support year-round Standard Time -- why, it's almost like politicians don't give a shit about science or human health & well-being when it goes against what they want!) Save Standard Time (a website & organization dedicated to making Standard Time year-round for the sake of human well-being) CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Revolution in time: Clocks and the making of the modern world by David Landes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0197: DHP Villains: Woodrow Wilson, Part 4
Feb 26 2020 107 mins  
In this fourth installment in the epic DHP Villains Woodrow Wilson series, we're detail-stripping what CJ considers to be perhaps the single most important piece of writing in Woodrow Wilson's career, the essay "The Study of Administration," which was published in the July 1887 issue of Political Science Quarterly, when Wilson was only 30 years old and just 2 years into his professional academic career. Wilson never significantly deviated from the ideas laid down in this essay over the remainder of his academic career; he also did quite a lot of implement them as President of the United States, and one can see the influence of these ideas on the growth & development of the US government's administrative apparatus ever since. (Though the real-world results have been far from the ideal of benevolence, efficiency, and transparency that Wilson described!) Join CJ as he takes this essay apart with critical analysis, and, near the end, shares the insights of Alexis de Tocqueville who, writing approximately 50 years before Wilson wrote "The Study of Administration," identified and warned about just the sort of mixture of democracy and bureaucratic despotism that men like Wilson would eventually advocate & usher in. Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show Links & Info for the School Sucks Virtual Summit, coming March 7, 14 & 21 2020 The School Sucks Ideas into Action Virtual Summit The Summit Explained in 1 Minute When signing up, be sure to use promo code PROFCJ to save 30% off the price of the event (& to make sure CJ gets paid for referring you!; External Links "The Study of Administration" by Woodrow Wilson CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism (American Intellectual Culture) by Ronald J. Pestritto Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings: The Essential Political Writings edited by Ronald J. Pestritto Propaganda by Edward Bernays Public Opinion (Critical Assessment of Functional Democratic Government) by Walter Lipmann Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward Herman & Noam Chomsky Democracy in America: The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II (Bantam Classics) by Alexis de Tocqueville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Ep. 0194: Richard Jewell: A Dangerous History Movie Review
Jan 08 2020 60 mins  
Richard Jewell is a 2019 historical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood about events surrounding the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing case, focused around the figure of Richard Jewell, the security guard who discovered the bomb and helped evacuate people away from it, but who was soon thereafter implicated by the FBI and elements of the media as a prime suspect. Join CJ as he discusses: The basics of the Atlanta bombing/Richard Jewell story A little info about the production of the film and a brief synopsis of it Some discussion of the reception the film has received, and some of the controversy surrounding it CJ's overall take on the film itself, and what both the film & its reception tell us about the FBI & the corporate media Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 Richard Jewell on 60 Minutes in 1996 Richard Jewell on SNL's Weekend Update w/Norm Macdonald "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell" by Marie Brenner, Vanity Fair, Feb. 1997 Top 10 Things Richard Jewell Got Factually Right and Wrong CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle by Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen Richard Jewell (DVD) (2019) The Report (2019) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0193: A State of Freedom w/Jason Sorens
Dec 22 2019 55 mins  
In this episode of the Dangerous History Project, CJ is joined by Jason Sorens, the political scientist who devised and founded the Free State Project, an intentional migration enterprise designed to entice large numbers of liberty-minded people from across the United States to move to New Hampshire in order to use their concentrated numbers to build a freer society. Join CJ & Jason as they discuss: Jason's academic work related to modern secessionist and decentralist movements How Jason devised the Free State Project back in 2001 Other historical examples of intentional migrations Why New Hampshire was chosen as the FSP's destination, some of the state's many pluses and advantages, (and a few negatives) Some of the policy achievements of FSP activists in New Hampshire How the FSP has evolved in its nearly two-decade-long existence, and where it's going from here Check out The Free State Project! Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy by Jason Sorens Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom Anarchy, State, and Utopiaby Robert Nozick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0192: DHP Villains: Woodrow Wilson, Part 3
Dec 04 2019 95 mins  
In this third instalment in the DHP coverage of Woodrow Wilson, we focus on Wilson's years as President of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Join CJ as he discusses: The changes and reforms Wilson implemented at Princeton, and others he tried (but failed) to implement His increasingly contentious relationship with some of the trustees, alumni, and administrators, particularly regarding his Quad Plan and the location of the Graduate School A possible affair with Mrs. Mary Allen Peck Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Mr. Wilson's War: From the Assassination of Mckinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations by John Dos Passos Wilson by A. Scott Berg Woodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper, Jr. Woodrow Wilson by H. W. Brands The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made by Patricia O’Toole Wilson’s War: How Woodrow Wilson’s Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II by Jim Powell Over Here: The First World War and American Society by David Kennedy Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism (American Intellectual Culture) by Ronald J. Pestritto Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings: The Essential Political Writings edited by Ronald J. Pestritto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep. 0190: 2019 DHP Halloween Special Part 2
Nov 01 2019 75 mins  
Here is part 2 of the 2019 DHP Halloween Special! Join CJ & Joshua as they discuss each of their top 5 picks, plus a variable number of runners-up/honorable mentions, in each of the following categories: Favorite Horror Novels Favorite Horror Short Stories Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ & Joshua’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Novels I Am Legend Pet Sematary Something Wicked This Way Comes (Greentown Book 2) Dracula The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics) Summer of Night: A Novel Every Dead Thing: A Charlie Parker Thriller (1) The Store Boy's Life The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel The Dead Zone The Trial (Oxford World's Classics) The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts The Serpent and the Rainbow Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Short Story Collections & Anthologies Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (Modern Library) The October Country: Stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Night Shift The Monsters are Due on Maple Street The Road to Madness: Twenty-Nine Tales of Terror The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics) Blue World The Best of Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and 30 Others The Collection Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural: A Treasury of Spellbinding Tales Old and New The Beautiful People by Charles Beaumont, Science Fiction, Adventure The Best of Richard Matheson (Penguin Classics) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep. 0188: Introducing the Dangerous History Lyceum: Rise of the American Empire
Oct 07 2019 60 mins  
I am super-excited to announce that the first lecture of Rise of the American Empire, the first Dangerous History Lyceum course, is now available! This podcast episode is centered on a segment from the first lecture in that course (slightly over half of the lecture, to be precise), so that DHP listeners will get a little preview of what is going to be covered in it, and (hopefully) will decide to support the show at $15 per month (or higher) in order to get access to the course as I create it. This course will cover the growth of the United States in size & power, from Independence through the War on Terror through the analytical lens of imperial history. Want to have access to the entirety of this, and any & all future DHL lectures & courses? Sign up to support the DHP at Patreon or Subscribestar at the Scholar Warrior level for $15 per month (or higher), or up your pledge to that level if you're already supporting at a lower level. CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew Bacevich Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (American Empire Project) by Andrew Bacevich The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II (Dispatch Books) by John Dower Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by Niall Ferguson Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Chalmers Johnson Dangerous Nation: America's Foreign Policy from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Robert Kagan The Forging of the American Empire: From the Revolution to Vietnam by Sidney Lens Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (New Perspectives in SE Asian Studies) by Alfred McCoy Habits of Empire: A History of American Expansionism by Walter Nugent The Contours of American History by William Appleman Williams The Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams Empire As A Way of Life by William Appleman Williams Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Howe Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference by Burbank & Cooper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices




Ep. 0184: DHP Villains: Harry Anslinger
Jun 28 2019 89 mins  
At the 2019 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest in Delton, Mich., CJ took the occasion of Michigan's recent legalization of marijuana to do a DHP Villains feature on the man who is arguably the most important of the Founding Fathers of the US government's war on drugs. Join CJ as he discusses the career of Harry J. Anslinger, from his early life to working for the State Department, then the Treasury Department, culminating in his tenure as first Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930-62, during which time (among other things) he presided over the beginning of the federal government's criminalization of marijuana and the continuous amping-up of the drug war and its penalties; along the way we'll also cover Anslinger's racism & xenophobia, as well as his connections to the OSS and CIA, including lending those agencies some of his top agents for shady purposes, including some of the MK-Ultra experiments. Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ’s Picks (Amazon Affiliate Links) The Protectors: Harry J. Anslinger and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 1930-1962 Chasing the Scream: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade The Economics of Prohibition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0183: The 5 Year Anniversary of the Dangerous History Podcast: A Soft Reboot
Jun 05 2019 131 mins  
On June 5th, 2014, CJ published the first episode of the Dangerous History Podcast, and while it wasn't great, he kept plugging away at it, slowly getting better & better and now, here we are, five years later, and not only has the Dangerous History Podcast survived & endured, it's bigger & better than ever! Join CJ as he discusses: What he means by "soft reboot"Some changes he's gone through personally since he started this podcast back in 2014 (including some relatively recent major positive changes)Some of what he's learned in 5 years of Dangerous History podcastin, and how his approach to the DHP has both stayed consistent, and evolved in some aspects & issuesNew levels of support for the DHP on Patreon & SubscribestarIntroduction of the Dangerous History Lyceum, and a description of the first course CJ plans to do as part of it: Rise of the American EmpireSome other things in the works for the foreseeable future, including a second show CJ plans to launch by the end of the summer: the Guerrilla Scholar-Warrior podcastFinally, a rebroadcasting of Vintage DHP Episode #48: Introduction to Taoism & the Scholar Warrior IdealCome meet CJ & see him present at the 2019The Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest in Delton, MI CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List CJ’s Picks (Amazon Affiliate Links) Notes On Democracyby H.L. Mencken Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0182: Cathal Nolan on the Allure of Battle
May 21 2019 58 mins  
In this DHP episode, CJ talks with Cathal J. Nolan, associate professor of history at Boston University and author of the book The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost. Join CJ & Professor Nolan as they discuss: How leaders & nations are often seduced by 'the allure of battle' and a 'short war delusion'The ways in which much existing historiography on warfare since ancient times have contributed to the glorification of the ideas of decisive battle and military genius, and how The Allure of Battle challenges these tendenciesHow wars are actually won most of the time -- namely, through things like logistics, attrition and endurance over relatively long time spans -- in contrast to the concept of decisive battleSome historical examples of alleged military geniuses who succumbed to the allure of battle, including the Duke of Marlborough, Frederick the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the various German leaders of the late-nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth centurySome of the ways in which warfare has changed (and, perhaps more importantly, not changed) since the Second World WarWhether or not world leaders have learned any of the important lessons about the dangers of falling for the allure of battle and the short war delusionSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s Picks (Amazon Affiliate Links) The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost by Cathal NolanThe Age of Wars of Religion, 1000-1650 [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization (Greenwood Encyclopedias of Modern World Wars) by Cathal NolanThe Orion War (7 Book Series) by Kali AltsobaInvasion!: The Orion War by Kali AltsobaCrater: Battle Scene 1 (Battle Scenes) by Kali Altsoba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0181: Place of the Slaughter
May 13 2019 190 mins  
This Dangerous History Podcast episode covers a dramatic but very little-known conflict in the early history of colonial North America, which culminated in multiple mass murders of European colonists by other, rival European colonists. Join CJ as he discusses: An overview of early Spanish attempts at colonizing La Florida, which were a series of major failures running from Ponce de Leon in 1519 to Tristan de Luna in 1559, after which the Spanish Crown ended all attempts at colonizing the regionThe beginning of French Huguenot involvement in Florida, which renewed Spanish interest in the areaSpain's decision to make one last attempt to colonize Florida, to be led by Pedro Menendez de AvilesThe race to Florida between Menendez' expedition and that of Huguenot leader Jean RibaultThe conflict in Florida between the Spanish Catholics and French Huguenots, culminating in multiple cold-blooded massacresThe legacy of all this not only for the history of Florida, but the subsequent colonial history of North AmericaSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, SubscribeStar, or Bitbacker. CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective & LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 0071: The Calusa IndiansCJ’s Picks (Amazon Affiliate Links) The Enterprise of Florida: Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the Spanish Conquest of 1565-1568 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the Conquest of Florida: A New Manuscript The History of Florida Finding Florida No Peace Beyond the Line: The English in the Caribbean, 1624-90 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






Ep. 0176: The Great Alibi & the Treasury of Virtue: The Not-So-Civil War Part 15
Jan 31 2019 252 mins  
More than 2 years in the making, based on reading dozens (I never wanted to count) of books & dozens more articles, over 300 pages of typed notes, 15 episodes long, 28 hours total run-time..... Boom - here it is, the end of the DHP's Not-So-Civil War series! What started over 2 years ago is finally done with -- took almost half as long to make as the war took to actually happen, it's done, here we are, one last big push to the finish line! (Now you can binge the series all the way through, from the beginning, Netflix-style, if you want, starting all the way back with DHP Ep. 131: Opening Gambits, which came out on the last day of 2016.) Join CJ as he discusses: The "Lost Cause" Mythology of the ConfederacyOne last look at the two sides of why the war happened: First, why did the South secede (including an extensive examination of primary sources on this), and second, why was the North willing to use war to prevent them from doing so successfully?An examination of why the war turned out as it did, and a potential alternative scenario in which it might well have turned out differentlyAnd some perspectives on this war that CJ finds interesting & persuasive, from several writers & historians, none of whom are simplistic apologists for either side of the conflictSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon, Subscribestar, or Bitbacker! CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 0131: Opening Gambits: The Not-So-Civil War Part 1External Links Alexander Stephenson's "Cornerstone Speech" from March 21, 1861 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices







Ep. 0170: Johnny Comes Marching Home: The Not-So-Civil War part 14
Oct 24 2018 131 mins  
This was originally going to be one giant episode to finish off the series, but then it grew into TOO giant of an episode, so I decided to divide it in order to conquer it. Here's the beginning of the end of the Not-So-Civil War series. Join CJ as he discusses: The costs of the war in death & destructionChanges wrought by the warThe fate of the veterans in the decades following the warSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links Ep. 0167: Endgame: The Not-So-Civil War Part 13Ep. 0166: Suppressing Dissent, Reinforcing Belief: The Not-So-Civil War Part 12Ep. 0161: “Disregarding the Laws of God & Man”: The Not-So-Civil War Part 11Ep. 0157: “I was killed”: The Not-So-Civil War Part 10Ep. 0147: The Sparring of the Amateur Boxer: The Not-So-Civil War Part 9Ep. 0146: The Grunt’s-Eye Perspective: The Not-So-Civil War Part 8Ep. 0139: Gettysburg: The Not-So-Civil War Part 7Ep. 0137: Gibraltar of the Confederacy: The Not-So-Civil War Part 6Ep. 0135: More Valor, Less Judgment: The Not-So-Civil War Part 5Ep. 0134: Battle Cry of Freedomishness: The Not-So-Civil War Part 4Ep. 0133: Crisis & Leviathans: The Not-So-Civil War Part 3Ep. 0132: Upping the Ante: The Not-So-Civil War Part 2Ep. 0131: Opening Gambits: The Not-So-Civil War Part 1Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VII: The End of Chattel SlaveryExternal Links Recounting the Dead, by J. David Hacker (2011 NYT piece about how the body count of the Civil War might be significantly higher than previously believed.)The Unending Civil War of Ambrose Bierce (an excellent episode of the Inward Empire podcast)Voting for Losing Political Candidates Lowers Men's Testosterone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep. 0168: Mark Thornton on Red Tide & Skyscrapers
Aug 27 2018 72 mins  
In this DHP episode, CJ talks to economist Mark Thornton. Mark is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He serves as the Book Review Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. His publications include The Economics of Prohibition (1991), Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (2004), The Quotable Mises (2005), The Bastiat Collection (2007), An Essay on Economic Theory (2010), The Bastiat Reader (2014), and his latest, The Skyscraper Curse and How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Crisis of the Last Century (2018). Join CJ & Mark as they discuss: A recent article Mark wrote about the current red tide problems along Florida's Gulf coast, and how this is significantly exacerbated by the government's environmental, agricultural, and trade policiesMark's latest book, The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century, which explains the link between record-setting skyscrapers and economic downturns using Austrian business cycle theorySupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ's Dangerous Amazon Bibliography CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 Link to The Skyscraper Curse on mises.org - get free electronic copies or order hard copiesMark's recent article about the current red tide problem on Florida's Gulf CoastMark's full bioInternal Links DHP Ep. 0141: Draining the Swamp: The War on the EvergladesDHP Ep. 0143: Rise of the Cane Kingdom, Part 1DHP Ep. 0144: Rise of the Cane Kingdom, Part 2DHP Ep. 0110: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, Part 2 (in which I discuss some of the economic theories relevant to this episode) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0167: Endgame: The Not-So-Civil War Part 13
Aug 17 2018 124 mins  
In the Spring of 1865, the Confederate military & government began to rapidly crumble. Join CJ as he discusses: The Battle of Natural BridgeThe fate of John Bell Hood's command, including the disastrous Battles of Franklin & NashvilleThe Confederates' partial emancipation program, passed far too late to matter to the course of the warThe Hampton Roads ConferenceSherman's march through South Carolina, including the destruction of ColumbiaAbraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, probably his second-most quoted speech after the Gettysburg AddressThe fall of RichmondThe surrender of R.E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court HouseThe assassination of LincolnThe surrender of other Confederate forcesGen. Edmund Kirby Smith, the last Confederate Army commander to surrenderThe capture of Jefferson DavisThe ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US ConstitutionPresident Andrew Johnson's declaration of 'mission accomplished' in 1866A very brief word on ReconstructionAnd be sure to tune in next time for an in-depth examination of different interpretations of the legacy & meaning of this war! Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 0131: Opening Gambits; The Not-So-Civil War Part 1DHP Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VII: The End of Chattel SlaveryExternal Links The Fifth Annual Freecoast Festival, Sept. 7th-9th 2018 (CJ will be speaking there at 11 am on Saturday Sept. 8th)Battle of Natural Bridge Mini-DocumentaryReenactment of the Battle at Natural Bridge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices





Ep. 0163: Avoiding Intellectual Inbreeding
Jun 28 2018 92 mins  
Here is the audio of CJ's presentation delivered on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at the 6th Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest in Michigan. Join CJ as he discusses: A little bit about his own personality and educational background that have led him to be more resistant to intellectual inbreeding than most people (but still prone to it to some extent, because all people are)One of the main problems with conventional academia, and how, if you insulate yourself too much from ideas that contradict your own, you are in danger of becoming like academia in terms of being insulated & isolated from diverse ideasSome of the problems that come from becoming intellectually inbred, including excessive confirmation biasSome of the benefits gained from being eclectic & omnivorous in the intellectual content that you consumeSuggestions for ways to try to minimize confirmation bias & avoid intellectual inbreedingSome very interesting Q&ACJ's Dangerous Amazon Bibliography Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 109: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, Part 1DHP Ep. 110: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, Part 2DHP Ep. 129: The Psychology of Power & Obedience with Jim CunaginExternal Links South Park Goth Kids Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0162: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 4
Jun 19 2018 103 mins  
This is the final conversation between CJ & US Army Veteran BT about BT's military service and his ordeals since getting out. (Please excuse a little bit of minor audio issues. As you'll hear, we had some sporadic Skype hiccups, as well as a slightly-longer-than-usual delay, probably because BT has moved since our last conversation, and is now living a little more in the boonies than previously.) Join CJ & BT as they discuss: BT's physical & mental health issues since leaving the Army, and the problems he's had in trying to get adequate help from the Department of Veterans Affairs (or VA)PTSDHead traumaBurn pits & Gulf War illnessHow BT's experience in the Army and dealing with the VA have changed his views on many things, and his overall take on his military experienceWanna meet CJ and ? Come out to the 2018 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest in Delton, Michigan! CJ will be there from Friday, June 22nd through Monday, June 25th, and will be speaking on Sunday, June 24th. Hope to see you there! Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links Previous episodes in this series: DHP Ep. 0155: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 1DHP Ep. 0156: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 2DHP Ep. 0159: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 3External Links BT's websiteScott Horton's interview from last year with Greg Lovett, maker of the documentary Delay, Deny, Hope you Die: How America Poisoned its Soldiers, which is about the burn pits & the negative health effects on soldiers (this page also includes links to various related articles)Facebook page for the Burn Pits documentaryJune 2018 article in Military.com about burn pit hearings in Congress Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0161: "Disregarding the Laws of God and Man": The Not-So-Civil War, Part 11
Jun 12 2018 163 mins  
The end (of this non-consecutive series) is starting to come into sight, as the Union increasingly relies on 'total war' to completely crush the spirit of resistance among Southern civilians, regardless of any moral considerations. Join CJ as he discusses: Confederate General Jubal Early's raid into Union territory, which reached the outer defenses of Washington D.C. before being fought off and chased back into the Shenandoah ValleyPhilip Sheridan's decisive defeat of Early's forces, and Sheridan's subsequent destruction of the farms, food, and infrastructure of the valleyThe Atlanta campaign, which saw Union General William T. Sherman facing off against the Army of Tennessee, initially commanded by Confederate General Joseph JohnstonJefferson Davis's replacement of Johnston with John Bell Hood, and the disastrously costly offensives Hood launched Union forces that outnumbered his by over 2:1Sherman's shelling of Atlanta & ultimate seizure of the city, followed by the removal of remaining civilian residentsSherman's increasingly large-scale, deliberate targeting of civilians' shelter & means of subsistence in "total war"The 1864 presidential election, in which Lincoln was reelected, ensuring that the war would continueSherman's burning of the remnants of Atlanta and "March to the Sea" across GeorgiaWanna meet CJ and ? Come out to the 2018 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest in Deltona, Michigan! CJ will be there from Friday, June 22nd through Monday, June 25th, and will be speaking on Sunday, June 24th. Hope to see you there! Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Recorded History Podcast Network, the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. Internal Links DHP Ep. 0131: Opening Gambits: The Not-So-Civil War Part 1 (The first installment in this series)External Links Madeleine Albright famously saying 500K dead children is a worthwhile price to pay in pursuit of Team America's political goals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0160: "Remember the Maine!" & The Pageantry of American Aggression
Apr 28 2018 200 mins  
Here's a big beast of a DHP episode, dealing with the Deep History of the sinking of the USS Maine, the origins of the Spanish-American War, and what relevance this story might have to recent events. Join CJ as he discusses: The explosion of the USS Maine in Havana in 1898A brief description of the so-called "Large Policy" and its proponents in the late-19th century, especially its most influential members: Theodore Roosevelt & Henry Cabot LodgeThe so-called "Yellow Press," as exemplified by William Randolph Hearst & Joseph Pulitzer, and how they were working toward similar goals as the Large Policy cabal (namely, war), for their own reasonsTR's appointment to the position of Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and how he used that position for all it was worth (and more)Increasing tensions between the US and Spain, leading up to President McKinley's dispatch of the Maine to Havana, where of course, it would blow up & sinkHow proponents of war (the Large Policy cabal & the Yellow Press) hastily jumped to conclusions on virtually no evidence that Spain was behind the sinking, and the official Sampson Board of Inquiry that concluded the ship was sunk by a mine (albeit without claiming to know who was behind it)The lead up to the actual declarations of war between Spain & the US, over two months after the Maine, and a brief rundown of the troubling legacies of this so-called "Splendid Little War"A closer look at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and its oft-overlooked connections to TR & to the MaineSome possible alternative explanations for the sinking of the MaineA basic description of the playbook of "The American Way of Going to War" that pro-war politicians & media outlets still use to this day, for one big reason: it keeps workingSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show 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 Operation Northwoods"Rebuilding America's Defenses" (PNAC, 2000) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






Ep. 0155: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 1
Jan 16 2018 157 mins  
This episode is part 1 of CJ's discussions with a longtime DHP listener & US Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, a guy who goes by "BT" on the internet. Not only does BT himself have a lot of personal experiences in these conflicts, he's also done a lot of research about these wars and related issues. These conversations will cover BT's experiences in those wars, and the effects of those experiences, which he's still dealing with today. Along the way, we'll also cover the history of these conflicts, and a variety of related issues. Join CJ & BT as they discuss: The 9/11 attacks, the propaganda that followed it, and the effects on people regarding enlisting in the militaryThe origins of the 2003 Iraq War, including some of the problems with the Bush administration's justifications for warThe invasion of Iraq, and the mounting problems as the invasion turned into an occupation, with a special focus on the city of MosulThe beginning of BT's time in the Army, starting in 2005, and the training he went through (and the many shortcomings of that training) prior to deploying to IraqSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon External Links BT's blog, The Warrior PhilosopherA Russ Baker article about George W. Bush talking about war against Iraq all the way back during the 2000 campaignMichael Huemer's 2012 Ted Talk, "The Irrationality of Politics" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0154: Orwell Your Orwell with David Ramsay Steele
Dec 22 2017 81 mins  
In this episode of the DHP, CJ talks to David Ramsay Steele, author of many books including his most recent, Orwell Your Orwell: A Worldview on the Slab, which is the subject of this DHP episode. Dr. Steele is a libertarian speaker and writer, and is Editorial Director of Open Court Publishing Company. (Big thanks to DHP listener Lee for putting me in touch with Dr. Steele!) Join CJ & David as they discuss: How David challenges the standard view of Orwell & his beliefs in this bookHow Orwell’s beliefs fit into the intellectual milieu of the early- to mid-twentieth century British LeftOrwell’s frequently stated opposition to progress, innovation, and technology, and how this was actually the source of many of his misgivings about Socialism (even after he himself became a Socialist)Orwell’s sudden changes of ideological positions on major issues at various points in his lifeOrwell’s thoughts on a variety of topics, including anarchism, the British Empire, manliness & masculinity, homosexuality, birth control, and moreSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoGov license; learn more at BipCot.org The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 0153: Mike Resnick
Dec 17 2017 59 mins  
In this episode of the DHP, CJ and Joshua of The Dusty Den Podcast talk to Mike Resnick, author of (among many, many other things) the novel Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future,which CJ & Joshua reviewed and discussed on the last DHP episode (#152). (Big thanks to DHP listener Jake for putting us in touch with Mike!) Mike Resnick is (according to Locus) the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He has won 5 Hugos (from a record 37 nominations), a Nebula, and other major awards in the USA, France, Japan, Spain, Catalonia, Croatia, and Poland. He’s the author of 75 novels, over 275 stories, and 3 screenplays, and the editor of 42 anthologies. His work has been translated into 27 languages. He is currently the editor of Stellar Guild books and Galaxy’s Edge magazine. Join CJ, Joshua & Mike as they discuss: The genesis of Mike’s love of science fictionHow Mike’s work in the ‘adult fiction’ genre influenced his work in other genresMike’s frequent incorporation of myths, legends, and tall tales into his scifi storiesHow Mike’s worldview and knowledge of historical themes have influenced his storiesMike’s experiences dealing with HollywoodMike’s experiences in writing, editing, and working with up-and-coming new scifi writers, and thoughts on the science fiction genre, plus some of his current projectsSupport the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoGov license; learn more at BipCot.org The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Dark Myths Podcast Collective& LRN.fm’s podcast roster. External Links MikeResnick.comThe Dusty DenCJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

















































































































5 • 1 Ratings

skarwer Oct 04 2020
Excellent history. Prof CJ comes from a liberty-loving perspective. Sometimes his language includes some "bad" words.