November 20

Ep. 0086: DHP Heroes: George Carlin

George Dennis Patrick Carlin (1937-2008) was not just one of the greatest comedians of the last 50 years, he was also one of the most intelligent and, ultimately, dangerous.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • George Carlin’s life & career
  • Some of the major and/or recurring themes in his work
  • Carlin’s significance & influence

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[Photo of George Carlin: By Bonnie from Kendall Park, NJ, USA (Jesus is Coming.. Look Busy) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)]

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November 9

Ep. 0085: Daniele Bolelli on Taoism, History, & other cool stuff

Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles.  His podcasts are The Drunken Taoist Podcast and History on Fire.  His books include On the Warrior’s Path, 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know: ReligionCreate Your Own Religion, and a new one coming out in December of 2015 entitled Not Afraid: On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting.

Join CJ & Daniele as they discuss a wide range of topics, including:

  • Being versatile
  • The limitations of conventional academia
  • Why history, especially in a conventional institutional setting, can be so boring
  • Taoism & Zen Buddhism
  • The joys of history podcasting
  • Daniele’s history podcast, History on Fire
  • Some thoughts on Hollywood’s “historical” films
  • The Roman slave rebellions that Daniele covered in his first two History on Fire episodes
  • Daniele’s upcoming book, Not Afraid, due out December 2015

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November 5

Ep. 0084: DHP Villains: Robert Morris, Original Bankster

Robert Morris is one of the lesser-known “Founding Fathers” today, even though arguably he was one of the most important and influential.  He served as a virtual chief executive of the country in the latter years of the Revolutionary war and was the father of the American Federal Leviathan and the crony capitalist system that lives in symbiosis with it.

(BTW, I was a bit under the weather, but happy to get this one cranked out anyway!)

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Robert Morris’ origins, rise in business, and entry into American politics
  • His role early in the war as a key member of the Secret Committee of Trade, and some of his questionable dealings in that capacity
  • Morris’ leaving of Congress in 1778 and return in 1781 as Superintendent of Finance, a post he held until 1784
  • Morris’ role as one of the most powerful members of what historians now refer to as the “Nationalists,” who pushed for a stronger central government, more taxes, a central bank, and a large, fully funded national debt, as means by which to create a system in America more to their liking
  • The eventual success the ‘Nationalists’ had several years after the war, when they became the ‘Federalists’ who wrote & implemented the Constitution
  • How Robert Morris’ handpicked man for Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, succeeded in implementing most of Morris’ wishlist during the Washington Administration, and the legacy that has passed onto American history ever since

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