July 23

New Domain Added & DHP to be on Google Play Music

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Just a couple quick announcements:

First, I finally purchased the domain dangeroushistorypodcast.com and parked it so that it goes to my website.  I did it primarily so that you (and I) had a web address for the DHP that was verbally easier to say, understand, and remember than “profcj.org,” so from now on if you’re telling someone my podcast’s web address, you can just say the easy-to-say-and-remember “dangeroushistorypodcast.com”.  (profcj.org still works, too, though.)

Second, I submitted my podcast feed to Google Play Music, so once that’s approved there (which hopefully will be soon), those of you who prefer to consume your podcast content that way will be able to enjoy DHP that way, too.

-CJ

July 9

Ep. 0110: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, Part 2

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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. The Broken Window Fallacy

12. Opportunity Costs

13. The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility

14. The Sunk Costs Fallacy

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July 5

Ep. 0109: Twenty-One Key Concepts & Theories, Part 1

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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 concepts & theories apiece.

In this first installment, I’ve grouped together 7 concepts having to do with understanding power, why it’s so dangerous, and why humans are so susceptible to being commanded, controlled, and exploited by the worst among us.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  1. Power Corrupts (and attracts those who are already corrupt)
  2. Psychopathy & Sociopathy
  3. Most humans are hardwired for tribalism, submission, & conformity
  4. Stockholm Syndrome
  5. Doctrine of Double Effect
  6. The Noble Lie
  7. Base/superstructure

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July 1

DHP Patreon Bonus Episode #6 published

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I just published a bonus episode for those who support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon at $1 or more per episode.

In this episode, I discuss my Porcfest experience, some thoughts on Brexit, and on related topics such as decentralism and the links between complexity and collapse.

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June 29

Ep. 0108: “Edge Men” of the Power Elite

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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 permaculture
  • The way in which individuals who work the edges of various institutions that make up the power elite can often acquire some combination of power, prestige, and wealth
  • Examples of some such individuals, including Alexander Hamilton, George W. Perkins, Edward M. House, the Dulles Brothers, Barry Seal, and more

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June 28

Ep. 0107: Applying Guerrilla Methods Beyond War (CJ’s talk at Porcfest XIII)

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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:
  1. Don’t be afraid to start small & build up your resources from there
  2. Turn your weaknesses into strengths, and if you have an ‘opponent’ or ‘competitor,’ turn their strengths into weaknesses.
  3. Your resourcefulness is much more important than your resources.
  4. Always remember, the greatest resource you have are human ones: yourself and any partners you might be working with.
  5. When following the way of the guerrilla, conventional experience & formal qualifications in a field are rarely an asset, and may often be detrimental.
  6. Sometimes knowledge & experience in a seemingly unrelated field can help you.
  7. When seeking to accomplish something via the guerrilla way, DO NOT try to emulate your conventional competitors.
  8. Knowledge/intelligence/information/understanding are of vital importance.
  9. Carefully pick your battles: Engage only when you feel you have an advantage; and if things nonetheless turn against you, don’t hesitate to quickly disengage & disperse.
  10. If your project involves setting up some sort of organization, make it minimalist, decentralized, relatively egalitarian, and flexible, and only recruit people committed to the cause.
  • An overview of how George Romero used an approach very similar to guerrilla warfare to make Night of the Living Dead

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June 17

Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VII: The End of Chattel Slavery

An undated rare photo provided by Keya Morgan, found in a North Carolina attic, depicts two slave children, art historians say. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150 in 1854. The picture was purchased for $30,000 by collector Keya Morgan.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Keya Morgan, LincolnImages.com)

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 comparisons with the abolition of slavery in other parts of the Western Hemisphere
  • Some of the similarities CJ sees between slavery and the state

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Come see CJ speak at Porcfest in New Hampshire at 12 noon on Saturday 6/25; topic will be “Applying Guerrilla Methods Beyond War”

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June 7

Ep. 0105: Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain with Kristaps Andrejsons

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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 topics, including:

  • Kristaps’ background and why he started his show
  • An description of what life was like for an average, non-elite Soviet citizen, and some discussion of wide variances in experience between different groups depending on status and regional differences
  • The ways in which the Soviet system sought to keep people in a state of dependence, and parallels to this in other realms of history
  • Civic religion in the USSR and USA
  • Soviet humor
  • How totalitarian states seek to eliminate or takeover all intermediate social institutions and eliminate any real private life
  • Food (or lack thereof) in the Soviet Union
  • The impact of Communism on creativity
  • What life is like as a Latvian podcaster today
  • Why some Latvians fought on the side of the Nazis in WWII
  • Some of the human tragedies of Soviet history, such as the Chernobyl meltdown and Afghan war
  • Stalin’s Five Year Plans & starving of the Ukraine to fund them
  • Free speech vs. censorship, and making a conscious effort to read controversial material & read things outside your own comfort zone

And more!

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May 27

Ep. 0104: The Concept of Gross Human Product (GHP)

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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, “What if we were to ask what kind of people a given activity or institution fostered?”

Join CJ from the cockpit of the Silver Bullet as he discusses:

  • The concept of Gross Human Product, or GHP, and how this concept should be at least considered in addition to purely financial factors in analyzing human endeavors
  • The importance of an independent livelihood as an ideal to be pursued in earlier eras of American history
  • Whether assembly line factory workers and white-collar cubicle workers can expect to have a positive GHP experience from their careers
  • Some thoughts about intrinsically motivating work

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