October 30

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.  To share the spirit of the season, I decided this year to do a 2-part Halloween special.  I hope you’ll find this fun, enjoyable, and different.

Join CJ as he reads the following scary stories & poems from the 19th and early 20th century:

  • “Alone” by Edgar Allen Poe
  • “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • “The Festival” by H.P. Lovecraft
  • “Darkness” by Lord Byron

Part 2 of the Halloween Special will be a Patreon Bonus Episode with even more great scary stories & poems, just for supporters of the show.

Happy Halloween!

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Danse Macabre – Violin Hook Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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October 29

Ep. 0122: Principal Ruffian & Chief Among Plunderers: The Norman Conquest of England

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 Harold Godwinson
  • William of Normandy’s preparations for invasion to seize the English crown
  • The invasion of Northern England by Harald Hardrada of Norway, and Harold Godwinson’s defeat of this force at Stamford Bridge
  • William’s invasion of Southern England shortly after Stamford Bridge
  • The climactic Battle of Hastings,  a hard-fought battle that was ultimately won by the forces of William
  • The aftermath and legacies of the Norman conquest of England

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October 16

Ep. 0121: Ravenous: A Dangerous History Movie Review

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 Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, and Jeffrey Jones.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A few words about his recent experience of Hurricane Matthew
  • A synopsis of the movie, CJ’s take on it, and some of the deeper themes in the film

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October 2

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), and for writing War is a Racket.  Butler was a very complex man to say the least, and CJ covers the good, the bad, the ugly and, of course, the dangerous about his life and legacy.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A brief look at Smedley’s family history & childhood, to his joining of the Marines in 1898 during the Spanish-American War
  • Subsequent services in places as wide-ranging as the Philippines, China, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, Quantico, Philadelphia, San Diego, and China (again), as he rose through the ranks from Second Lieutenant all the way to Major General
  • Smedley’s increasing disillusionment with the ulterior motives of American foreign policy and military interventionism
  • His retirement in 1931, and the last 9 years of his life, during which he became an ever-more radical, outspoken critic of American militarism and imperialism, right up until his death in June of 1940, including his exposure of an alleged Wall Street plot to overthrow the FDR administration, and his authorship of War is a Racket
  • A little bit about Smedley’s legacy and why CJ considers him a DHP Hero

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