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Welcome to Rebel Women, a podcast about the history of troublemakers in East London. This corner of Britain's capital has seen multiple waves of migration, poverty and persecution. Sometimes feared, always looked down upon, the residents have struggled. But out of these struggles rose up some of history's greatest radicals leaders - leaders of movements that have changed both the local landscape, and wider society too. Many of them were women. And most you will have never heard about, despit ...
 
“We must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, ‘Abolition of the wage system’” The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly termed "Wobblies," is an international labor union that was founded in 1905. The philosophy and tactics of the IWW are described as "revolutionary industrial unionism," with ties to both socialist and anarchist labor movements. The IWW promotes the concept of "One Big Union," and contends that all workers should be united as a s ...
 
Each episode will focus on a different aspect or example of the general theme. Our kick-off frame is the awkward position that progressives find themselves in. It seems obvious, at least to a significant portion of Leftists, that “working within the Democratic Party” has to be part of any realistic strategy for making substantive, social democratic or radical change in the United States. What is far less clear is what this means practically, in terms of organization and elections. For many y ...
 
Humanity's History certainly knows some great figures- yet not all of those are well known to us. This show aims at introducing and shedding light upon the figures who, without a doubt, were important but are overlooked by "PopHistory". Season 1 deals with August von Gneisenau, an officer who was one of the main forces of resistance against Napoleon in the Kingdom of Prussia and was very heavily involved in the Army Reforms starting in 1806. Season 2 deals with Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., the fou ...
 
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Season 1, Episode 15 Season one breakdown - prospects for a people's party (pt 2) In which Daraka and Dick highlight some of the main takeaways from season one focusing on the vision of making the Democratic Party a people’s party. Part two of a two-part conversation. Music credit: Patti Smith - "People Have the Power"…
 
Season 1, Episode 14 Season one breakdown - prospects for a people's party (pt 1) In which Daraka and Dick highlight some of the main takeaways from season one focusing on the vision of making the Democratic Party a people’s party. Part one of a two-part conversation. Music credit: Patti Smith - "People Have the Power"…
 
Dr. Sara Georgini enlightens us about the sophisticated religious beliefs and practices of John and Abigail Adams and their descendants. She also inspires us with stories about how her work as an archivist, historian, interpreter, and writer can help us understand important developments across the generations! Episode 424.…
 
It’s Tuesday, and this is a combined Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday! Today we’re going to look at a couple, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. They were a driving creative force behind perhaps the biggest popular music revolution in American history in the 1950s. Often called the first professional songwriters in Nashville, the Bryants wrote …
 
With all the Richard Branson space news recently, we thought we'd have an encore of one of our Space Program episodes! President Kennedy usually gets all the credit for inspiring American to reach for the moon. And President Nixon’s signature is on the ceremonial plaque laid there at the end of the Apollo 11 landing. But President Lyndon Johnson ha…
 
Professor Blake Scott Ball discusses his new book on the history of the Peanuts comic strip! Despite--or perhaps because of--its huge popular culture status, Peanuts enabled cartoonist Charles Schulz to offer political commentary on the most controversial topics of postwar American culture through the voices of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole …
 
Every July, American Buzzkillers get inundated with chain emails, Facebook posts, and Tweets that spread more myths about the Declaration of Independence. No matter how many times they’ve been disproved, the seem to crop up every year. John Hancock signing his name so large that “King George can read it without his spectacles.” And “The Price They …
 
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too. Not that long ago, women were expected the be maids or mothers and not …
 
Sometimes, Buzzkillers, the stars just seem to align. A whole bunch of writers, pundits, journalists, and aphorists can come up with roughly the same idea at roughly the same time. In terms of the history of quotations, that's the story of the aphorism and witticism, "life is just one damn thing after another." But it's easier to attribute such a q…
 
The Appalachian Trail has a long and winding place in American history and culture. Professor Philip D’Anieri takes us on a hike through the significant aspects of its history and explains what the trail's construction and development have meant for the country. Episode 422
 
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too. It’s easy to take the NHS for granted, but not that long ago it didn’t …
 
The filibuster, and the practice of filibustering in the United States Senate, is a raging topic in American politics these days. And, of course, the abuse of history has been rampant when current politicians attack or defend the filibuster. Professor Sarah Binder (_the_ expert!) explains it to you Buzzkillers! Episode 421…
 
Voting rights are being taken away in 2021. So we should listen again to Honest Abe. Right? But did he actually say, "...government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"? Was it his phrase originally? The background of the quote will fascinate you, Listen and learn, Buzzkillers! Episode 420…
 
Marjorie Taylor Greene has brought up the Nazi-Socialist thing to defame certain left-wing American politicians in 2021. Obviously, she doesn't know history. But why was Hitler’s fascist party named the “National-Socialist German Workers' Party”? And why are democratic socialists nowadays tarred with the “Nazi” brush by political circus clowns? Pro…
 
There’s so much talk these days about the radicalism of the Republican Party. Politics has often been nasty in American history, but when did this particular style of Republican extremism start? Professor Julian Zelizer from Princeton University shows us how Newt Gingrich helped create the new Republican party, and in the process, helped burn down …
 
With the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre nearly here, it's time to listen to an encore presentation of this episode. 1865-1930 is often called the “nadir of African-American life.” Not only did African-Americans gain very little economic or social benefit from the end of slavery, but white Southerners also built up a system of rac…
 
Dear listeners, here's the first episode of "Treatise on Treaties", my new podcast on the origins of the international system of states. If I managed to spark your interest, why don't you jump over to the new show's page and give it a subscription or a follow? Links: iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3wopjzl Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/…
 
Here are the links to the new show, "Treatise on Treaties", and its first episode. Really looking forward to seeing you there! iTunes/Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3wopjzl Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0bmUzw85y77aeGWKOJ5Xkx Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/treatise-on-treaties YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQe8OVkKVa…
 
Dr. Lauren Turek gives us the history of American Christian evangelical influence on foreign affairs, as well as their direct efforts to change American foreign policy. It’s all so much deeper and more interesting than most people think! Listen to her explain their “evangelizing” in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe in the late twenti…
 
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or “mixed” cities inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Violence that began in …
 
This Episode is the final announcement of the discontinuation of "The Forgotten". I will leave the feed running for a few weeks, but I will take it down in a while. All episodes will remain stored on my YouTube-Channel, which can be found under this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQe8OVkKVa5z4XKANt984HA I will keep you updated on social med…
 
We scrutinize Reagan's famous quote "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’” in today's episode. Where and when was it coined? What is its broader meaning, and why does Professor Buzzkill call it "moronic and childish"? Episode 416
 
In the early days of the Biden administration, the Harry Truman “quote” about socialism being a Republican scare word is flying around the internet. Rhetoric is so over-heated in American politics these days. But did “Buck Stops Here” Harry really say it? If so, when, where, and in what context? Time for an encore of this popular episode!…
 
Otto and Elise Hampel were a working-class German couple who wrote postcards denouncing Hitler's government and left them in public places around Berlin during World War II. Professor Philip Nash explains their significance in a combined Man Crush Monday/Woman Crush Wednesday! Episode 415
 
Historical novelist Anna Lee Huber gives us a glimpse of what it's like to be a historical novelist. She discusses her famous Verity Kent series (set in Britain during the WWI period) and her Lady Derby series (set in 1830s Britain). It's a Fiction Friday and let's have fun!! Episode 414
 
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too. This podcast is designed to be used alongside our activity pack for 5-1…
 
Season 1, Episode 13 Theda Skocpol (pt 2) lessons for building political power We continue our conversation with Skocpol on lessons for social change and the case for "intertwining" inside and outside party organizing to reach political goals that have proved elusive. Music Credit: Leslie Odom Jr. - "A Change is Gonna Come"…
 
Mary Ware Dennett was an American women's rights activist, pacifist, and pioneer in the areas of birth control, sex education, and women's suffrage. Yet, she is largely unknown to the general public. So, she’s our Woman Crush Wednesday this week! Listen as historian Sharon Spaulding explains Mary’s important life and work! Episode 413.…
 
Major social and political forces led to the establishment of Mother's Day as a major and official holiday. This episode explains those forces, and also tells us who founded Mother's Day. Was it Julia Ward Howe with her famous "Appeal to Womanhood" Peace Proclamation in 1870? Or did Anna Marie Jarvis found it, honoring her own mother in 1908? And w…
 
In this week's episode we breakdown President Biden's State of the Union Address. The conservative media claims he is a "radical socialist", while the liberal media claims that he is the "most progressive" president in history. We break down how he is full of platitudes and promises, but has failed to deliver any meaningful policies or changes. It …
 
Season 1, Episode 12 A Conversation with Theda Skocpol (pt 1) In which the eminent social scientist helps us dive deeply into the rise of grassroots civic engagement on the right and the left and how this contributes to social transformation. Music Credit: Leslie Odom Jr. - "A Change is Gonna Come"על ידי Daraka Larimore-Hall, Dick Flacks
 
Joseph Esposito tells us about “the night America’s greatest scientist, writers, and scholars partied at the White House in April 1962." We discuss this glittering event, including the untold stories of controversy, protest, and personality clashes before, during, and after the famous dinner. It's a fascinating look at the workings of the social si…
 
Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright should be alive, simple as that. In this episode we tackle, yet another, example of police brutality that took place in the last week. We discuss the role that gaslighting played in each of these events, as well as debunking the myths surrounding "defunding the police" and what structural changes we must demand of the …
 
This encore episode from 2019 explains how the National Rifle Association become one of the most controversial and divisive organizations in American history. The NRA was once a sportsmen’s group. Since the 1970s, however, it has taken a very strict view of the US Constitution’s Second Amendment, and has gone to extremes in its defense of gun owner…
 
Income tax is a troubling issue in American politics and history. We explain its long and complicated history, and delve into the even more complicated history of how personal income tax has related to the question of equality and inequality in US society. Professor Nash tells us how the American government has raised funds for peacetime needs and,…
 
In part two of this discussion Kaleb and his other fellow Social Studies teacher, Berkan Ciger, continue their deep dive into looking at presidential legacies by looking at the legacies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. If you haven't listened to part one make sure to check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are at it!…
 
Professor Adam Goodman explains the unknown history of deportation and of the fear that shapes immigrants' lives in the modern United States. He explains how federal, state, and local officials have targeted various groups for expulsion, from Chinese and Europeans at the turn of the twentieth century to Central Americans and Muslims today. A very t…
 
We are 4 months into 2021. In those 4 months we have had five mass shootings and more than 10,000 gun violence deaths already occurring this year. It is an event that repeats over and over again. A mass shooting occurs — sometimes more than one, in quick succession. The country mourns the victims. And nothing changes. After two separate mass shooti…
 
This long awaited midweek premiere features Kaleb and his other fellow Social Studies teacher, Berkan Ciger. These two history teachers discuss how they approach teaching from a people's perspective instead a glossed over textbook perspective. They discuss their views about the "heroification" of figures and how to truly determine the legacy of pas…
 
It’s a rare thing indeed to find someone in history who stands up and rebels against almost all the things she finds oppressive in society. Such a woman was Qiu Jin, the Chinese revolutionary whose short but dramatic life has led her to be called “China’s Joan of Arc.” She rebelled not only against the strictures placed on her as an individual, but…
 
Professor Linda Colley gives us the first full integrative, as well as literary, examination of the written constitution globally. Tracing their rise to the mid-eighteenth century and the emergence of hybrid warfare (cross-continental battles waged on land and at sea), constitutions addressed a growing concern for rulers during the Enlightenment: p…
 
In this week's episode we discuss President Biden's proposed 3 trillion dollar Infrastructure Plan, which would be the first plan since President Eisenhower created the Highway System in the 1950's. We break down both the physical and human infrastructure aspects of this bill, as well as discuss how "cost" shouldn't factor into this plan.…
 
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too. This podcast is designed to be used alongside our activity pack for 5-1…
 
The number of different images and different sayings or phrases printed on t-shirts exploded in the early 70s. And one of the most striking was the t-shirt from the women’s rights movement which said, "A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle," most famously worn by the feminist champion, Gloria Steinem. Did she coin the saying? We explain t…
 
Professor Mar Hicks joins us to talk about gender and employment in the emerging field of computing in Britain, and all the historical myths that surround them. In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. We examine why this happened in the tense post-war world, as Britain was …
 
Professor Philip Nash tells us the broader context of America's First Female Ambassadors, the "Big Six," and how they carved out their rightful place in history. He takes the story up to the present day to explain the trajectory of gender parity in US foreign relations.
 
This week we discuss our response to the recent mass shooting in Atlanta that targeted Asian American owned massage parlors. How can we curb the drastic rise in Anti-Asian rhetoric and hate related crimes since the outbreak of COVID-19? Real Talk 28 minutes in: This week's real talk centers around the debate over how to tackle crime in communities …
 
Professor Philip Nash tells us the history of America's First Female Ambassadors, the "Big Six," and how they carved out their rightful place in history. He explains how these trailblazers helped pave the way for more gender parity in US foreign relations!
 
Season 1, Episode 11 Transforming the Democratic Party: sociology meets experience In which we talk further with Jonathan Smucker about how the Democratic party can connect with the needs of working class people. Music Credit: Ryan Harvey - "Light in the Morning (feat. RAAST, Shireen & bell's roar)על ידי Daraka Larimore-Hall, Dick Flacks
 
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