CJ talks to Noah Tetzner, host of the History of Vikings podcast.
Ep. 0164: School May Suck, But History Doesn't ...
CJ is interviewed by Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project at the 2018 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest
Ep. 0163: Avoiding Intellectual Inbreeding
CJ's speech from the 2018 Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest
Ep. 0162: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 4
Part 4 of CJ's conversations with US Army veteran BT, talking about BT's experience since leaving the army.
Ep. 0161: "Disregarding the Laws of God and Man...
CJ discusses the 'total war' campaigns of Philip Sheridan and William T. Sherman in 1864.
Ep. 0160: "Remember the Maine!" & The Pageantry...
CJ explores the origins of the Spanish American War & discusses links & parallels to later events.
Ep. 0159: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 3
Part 2 of CJ's conversations with BT about his experience in the US Army,
Ep. 0158: Talking National Security Cinema with...
CJ talks to researcher, writer & podcaster Tom Secker about the influence of the military, CIA, FBI, & NSA on popular films and television shows.
Ep. 0157: "I was killed.": The Not-So-Civil War...
CJ discusses some events in the Civil War in early- to mid-1864, centered on Grant's Overland Campaign in Virginia.
Ep. 0156: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 2
Part 2 of CJ's conversations with BT about his experience in the US Army.
Ep. 0155: A Modern-Day Grunt's Perspective, Part 1
CJ talks to a US Army veteran of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars about his experiences. (Part 1)
Ep. 0154: Orwell Your Orwell with David Ramsay ...
Ep. 0153: Mike Resnick
Ep. 0152: Discussing Mike Resnick’s Santiago in...
In this episode of the DHP, CJ talks to Joshua of The Dusty Den Podcast about the excellent scifi Space Western novel Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future by author Mike Resnick (first published in 1986), a great book with a cult following that deserves ...
Ep. 0151: American Public Schooling & Inner-Cit...
In this DHP episode, CJ talks to Mike K., a DHP listener and former teacher with extensive knowledge of inner-city education based on both research and firsthand, real-world experience. Join CJ & Mike as they discuss many topics related to education,
Ep. 0150: In the Shadows of the American Centur...
CJ is joined in this episode by Professor Alfred McCoy, who holds a Ph. D. from Yale University in Southeast Asian history, and currently holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of many books,
Ep. 0149: War Machine: A DHP Movie Review with ...
Scott Horton (author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, host of the Scott Horton Show, and founder of the Libertarian Institute) returns for a third time to the DHP, this time to help CJ do a Dangerous History movie review of the 201...
Ep. 0148: 2017 DHP Halloween Special, Part 1
Join CJ as he shares the following poems & stories: “Hallowe’en” by John Kendrick Bangs “The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft “Richard Cory” by Edward Arlington Robinson “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving “The Vampire” by Madison Julius Cawe...
Ep. 0147: The Sparring of the Amateur Boxer: Th...
This episode fills in the gap between Gettysburg/Vicksburg in the summer of 1863 and the beginning of Ulysses Grant & William T. Sherman’s total war campaigns of 1864, including some lesser-known (but still important) campaigns and battles.
Ep. 0146: The Grunt’s-Eye Perspective: The Not-...
We mostly get the view from the top when it comes to the American Civil War – that is, the view from the political leaders and generals. We usually get only scattered glimpses of what it was actually like to be an enlisted man or lower-level officer in...
Ep. 0145: Fool’s Errand: Scott Horton on Americ...
In this episode, I’m happy to welcome Scott Horton back to the Dangerous History Podcast. Scott is managing director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio and the Scott Horton Show, and opinion editor at Antiwar.com.
Ep. 0144: Rise of the Cane Kingdom, Part 2
Join CJ as he discusses: An overview of American sugar politics since 1959. A detailed look at the Fanjul family, who escaped Castro’s revolution, came to Florida, and (with a LOT of political entrepreneurship) built a sugar empire that eventually over...
Ep. 0143: Rise of the Cane Kingdom, Part 1
Over the past century, large-scale sugar cane cultivation was developed in what became known as the Everglades Agricultural Area, the region just south of Lake Okeechobee, historically a part of the Everglades ecosystem which was drained in the early- ...
Ep. 0142: History, Naked & Dangerous: A convers...
In this episode, CJ talks to Bryce Blankenagel of the Naked Mormonism Podcast. (Note: This episode contains the majority — but not all — of the conservation, but Patreon supporters of either the Dangerous History Podcast or the Naked Mormonism Podcast...
Ep. 0141: Draining the Swamp: The War on the Ev...
Have you been sad that there hasn’t been a Dangerous History Podcast episode in a while? Well, here’s a gigantic plus-sized one that’s about 3x the size of the average DHP episode! (Sorry about republishing this one multiple times,
Ep. 0140: Thoughts on Cyclical History & Genera...
If you read widely enough in history, sooner or later you start to think there are some clearly repeating themes and problems and trends, and that there are pendulums in society that swing back and forth every few generations.
Ep. 0139: Gettysburg: The Not-So-Civil War Part 7
It was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, and the high tide for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Join CJ as he discusses: A little bit about Generals James Longstreet, George Pickett, and George Gordon Meade Robert E.
Ep. 0138: Free State of Jones: A Dangerous Hist...
In this episode of the Dangerous History Podcast, we take a look at another film set in the American Civil War: the 2016 film Free State of Jones, directed by Gary Ross and starring Matthew McConaughey. This film tells the story of Confederate deserte...
Ep. 0137: Gibraltar of the Confederacy: The Not...
Jeff Davis called it the nail that held the Confederacy together; Abe Lincoln called it the key to winning the war. It doesn’t get as much attention from people who aren’t well-versed in the history of this war,
Ep. 0136: Shenandoah: A Dangerous History Movie...
In this episode, we take a look at the 1965 Civil War film Shenadoah, written by James Lee Barrett, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, and starring Jimmy Stewart. Join CJ as he discusses: A synopsis and review of Shenandoahand its themes Support the Dange...
Ep. 0135: More Valor, Less Judgment: The Not-So...
Join CJ as he discusses: Lincoln’s General Orders No. 100, aka ‘the Lieber Code’ The Battle of Fredericksburg The Chancellorsville Campaign The Death of Stonewall Jackson & Southern Civil Religion Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon CJ’s ...
Ep. 0134: Battle Cry of Freedomishness: The Not...
I was originally going to discuss the song “Battle Cry of Freedom” and the Emancipation Proclamation, and then cover another major battle or two at the end. However, by the time I got done talking about the Proclamation,
Ep. 0133: Crisis & Leviathans: The Not-So-Civi...
In this episode we’re talking about mobilization of manpower and resources for large-scale warfare and the resultant growth in the size and power of the central state, something that happened on a massive scale in the case of both the Union and the Con...
Ep. 0132: Upping the Ante: The Not-so-Civil Wa...
In this installment, we’re covering the major military developments in the war up through September of 1862. Join CJ as he discusses: A little bit of background on the 4 most important generals in this episode: Robert E. Lee,
Ep. 0131: Opening Gambits: The Not-So-Civil War...
Drum roll please……………..Here we go — the first podcast installment in a monstrous enterprise, CJ’s White Whale: the Dangerous History Podcast’s coverage of the War Between the States! In this first installment, we’ll cover the opening moves,
Ep. 0130: CJ’s 25 Favorite Antiwar Songs
Encompassing a variety of musical genres & a variety of wars, here they are, CJ’s favorite 25 antiwar songs. Links below on the song titles are to CJ’s favorite version that’s available on Youtube of each song.
Ep. 0129: The Psychology of Power & Obedience w...
On this episode of the Dangerous History Podcast, CJ talks with Dr. Jim Cunagin, a practicing psychiatrist, about the psychology of power and obedience and some of the experiments that can help us understand these phenomena.
Ep. 0128: Foundation of the Permanent Garrison ...
Between 1946 and 1953, the cornerstones of a permanent garrison state were laid within the structure of the US government. Join CJ as he discusses: Henry Luce’s 1941 article “The American Century” & the construction of the Pentagon (begun on Sept.
Ep. 0127: Breaker Morant: A Dangerous History M...
Breaker Morant is an Australian movie released in 1980 that tells the true story of three Australian soldiers of the Bushveldt Carbineers on trial for war crimes near the end of the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War in South Africa.
Ep. 0126: The Story of Squanto
Tisquantum (or Squanto, as he’s better known today) was a Patuxet Indian with an incredible, complex life story that very few people have an inkling of today; and when you look at the story of early seventeenth-century New England from his perspective...
Ep. 0125: Listener Emails #6
LOOOOOOOOOONG overdue for one of these, so here it is, and extra-plus-sized to compensate for lost time. Join CJ as he shares & responds to messages from listeners on: More thoughts on the historical evolution of Islam Whether there’s any instance in w...
Ep. 0124: 2016 Election Day Special: The Ameri...
Ever get the sense that the government and politics in the United States is kinda cult-y? If so, CJ thinks your spidey sense is justifiably tingling, and what you’re picking up on is the phenomenon known as the civil religion.
Ep. 0123: 2016 DHP Halloween Special, Part 1
(BTW, the picture above is CJ’s Jack o’ Lantern from 2014, lovingly hand-carved using only good old-fashioned knives, no namby-pamby power tools.) I love holidays, and Halloween is probably my favorite holiday of all.
Ep. 0122: Principal Ruffian & Chief Among Plund...
In 1066, the course of English history was dramatically altered, as the realm was conquered by Normans from across the Channel. Join CJ as he discusses: Some backstory on Medieval England & Normandy The death of Edward the Confessor & coronation of Har...
Ep. 0121: Ravenous: A Dangerous History Movie R...
In the spirit of the season, in this episode CJ reviews the 1999 film Ravenous, a horror movie about cannibalism on the American frontier in the heyday of Manifest Destiny in the mid-nineteenth century. This film was directed by Antonia Bird and stars...
Ep. 0120: DHP Heroes: Major General Smedley Butler
In this episode, CJ profiles Major General Smedley Darlington Butler of the United States Marine Corps, probably most famous for being a very highly decorated Marine (the most decorated at the time of his death in 1940),
Ep. 0119: Party Systems in American History, Pa...
Join CJ as he discusses: The latter Third Party System during the Gilded Age (c. 1870s-1890s) The 1896 election, which ended the Third Party System & ushered in the Fourth The characteristics of the Fourth Party System (1896-1932) The Fifth Party Syste...
Ep. 0118: Party Systems in American History, Pa...
In light of the currently ongoing freakshow — er, ‘campaign’ — I decided to talk a bit about the big-picture view of the history of American political party systems. (BTW, audio quality gets better about 2/3 of the through — I did the first part of th...
Ep. 0117: Operation Underworld
Did you know that the US government, in the form of the Office of Naval Intelligence in World War II & the Central Intelligence Agency in the Cold War, frequently made common cause with La Cosa Nostra & other organized crime syndicates?
At high noon on Saturday August 27th 2016 I had the pleasure of speaking at the Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest. Here’s the audio of that presentation. Join CJ as he discusses: The different types of antislavery groups in Antebellum America The most radic...
Ep. 0115: Out with the Old Right, In with the N...
Believe it or not, prior to about the mid-1950s, to be on the “Right” in American political discourse actually meant you opposed American wars & interventions abroad most of the time, and it meant you took seriously ideas of individual liberty,
Ep. 0114: Three anti-Military-Industrial-Comple...
Join CJ as he discusses: WarGames (1983) Real Genius (1985) Short Circuit (1986) Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon The official DHP Amazon Wish List Other ways to support the show The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoG...
Ep. 0113: The Porcellian Club: Harvard’s Skull...
Think the notorious Skull & Bones is the only secret, elite club at an Ivy League school? Think again. There are actually a bunch of such clubs found at the most elite universities, and the oldest one of its type (to CJ’s knowledge) is actually not th...
Ep. 0112: Scott Horton on America’s post-Cold W...
Today CJ is joined by Scott Horton for a conversation about the recent history of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Join CJ & Scott as they discuss: The book Scott is currently working on, to be coauthored with Tom Woods,
Ep. 0111: Introduction to Power Elite Analysis
Join CJ as he discusses: What “power elite” and “power elite analysis” mean Power elite analysis is not “conspiracy theorizing” Some early practitioners of power elite analysis, such as C. Wright Mills, Carroll Quigley,
In this second part of “Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories,” we focus on seven concepts & theories related to economics. Join CJ as he discusses: 8. Public Choice Theory 9. Regulatory Capture 10. Austrian Business Cycle Theory 11.
Ep. 0109: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, ...
I’ve compiled a list of 21 concepts & theories that have helped me understand the world (both past & present) more clearly, and I’m going to do 3 episodes (two regular DHP episodes and one Patreon supporters-only Bonus DHP episode) covering 7 of these ...
Ep. 0108: “Edge Men” of the Power Elite
On the last leg of his return journey from New Hampshire, CJ was spontaneously inspired to do an off-the-cuff Silver Bullet mobile podcasting episode. Join CJ as he discusses: His amateur/layman’s understanding of the concept of ‘edges’ as used in perm...
Join CJ as he discusses An overview of Michael Collins’ campaign to end British rule in Ireland 10 lessons one can learn from studying guerrilla warfare that apply to many other human endeavors: Don’t be afraid to start small & build up your resources ...
Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VI...
In this episode, we wrap up the DHP coverage of the history of American slavery with this seventh & final installment in the series. Join CJ as he discusses: How slavery was abolished in the US The aftermath and legacies of that abolition Some comparis...
Ep. 0105: Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain with ...
Kristaps Andrejsons is a Latvian podcaster who hosts the Eastern Border podcast, a show about the history of the Soviet Union with an emphasis on what life was like for regular people who lived in it. Join CJ & Kristaps as they discuss a wide range of ...
Ep. 0104: The Concept of Gross Human Product (GHP)
No, it’s not a euphemism for things that emit from your orifices when your gastrointestinal tract is unhappy. It’s a concept proposed by James C. Scott in Two Cheers for Anarchism, in answer to the question,
Ep. 0103: Listener Emails #5
Finally back (and recovered!) from the trip to Ireland, so the DHP returns with a listener emails episode. Join CJ as he discusses: A few words about his recent trip to Ireland Thoughts on Islam SJW’s vs. the Alt.
Ep. 0102: The Irish Easter Rising
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Irish rebellion known to history as The Easter Rising. Join CJ as he discusses: A brief overview of the 800 years of oppression faced by Ireland prior to the Rising The Rising, its suppression,
Ep. 0101: A History of American Slavery Part VI...
Join CJ as he discusses: A review of the difference between “a society with slaves” and “a slave society” A brief sketch of the concept of ‘cultural hegemony’ Slavery & the Southern legal system The concept of paternalism in the Antebellum South The so...
In keeping with the spirit of this show, for our 100th episode extravaganza, here’s a collage of somewhat-off-topic discussions pieced together in true guerrilla fashion from several commutes in the Silver Bullet,
Ep. 0099: A History of American Slavery Part V:...
Join CJ as he discusses: Some of the economic aspects of Antebellum slavery An overview of the politics of slavery at the federal level during the Antebellum period [BTW: When I referenced the “presidential election of 1814” as being between Lewis Cass...
Ep. 0098: A History of American Slavery Part IV...
Join CJ as he discusses: The famous “Cotton is King” speech given by Sen. James Henry Hammond (D-SC) in 1858 A brief defintion of the term ‘Antebellum’ Slavery & the US Constitution Some major trends & patterns of Antebellum slavery How & why cotton be...
Ep. 0097: A History of American Slavery Part II...
Join CJ as he discusses: How the American Revolution influenced the discourse on slavery British policies towards American slaves during the war American policies towards slaves & free blacks during the war Slavery in the South post-Independence The ph...
Ep. 0096: A History of American Slavery, Part I...
Join CJ as he discusses: Slavery as a solution to the labor shortages in the New World once enslaved Indians and white indentured servants proved to be inadequate for the purposes of large-scale staple crop agriculture The evolution of slavery in diffe...
Ep. 0095: A History of American Slavery, Part I...
This is part one of a multi-part series on the history of chattel slavery in America. Join CJ as he discusses: Some basic introductions & things to keep in mind for this series A very brief overview of the prior history of slavery in history The origin...