June 23

Ep. 0142: History, Naked & Dangerous: A conversation with Bryce Blankenagel

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 will have access to the entire thing via the respective Patreon supporters’ feed.)

Join CJ & Bryce as they discuss:

  • The idea of ‘dangerous history’
  • Revisionism, the bad & the good
  • Why history is so interesting
  • The importance of backstory & context (and how this increases the workload for history podcasters)
  • Why Bryce began seriously studying Mormon history & doing his podcast
  • The historical context of early-to-mid-nineteenth century America, including the Second Great Awakening, the so-called ‘Burned Over District’ of upstate NY, Andrew Jackson & Jacksonian politics

(Additional topics discussed in the full conversation.)

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June 21

Patreon Bonus Episode #12 published

Patreon Bonus Ep.#12: Anaconda: The Naval Not-So-Civil War, Part 2 (looking at the Union blockade & its effects, including blockade-running) has been published and is now available to all current Patreon supporters of the DHP who’ve pledged at least $5 per month.

This is another big bonus episode, and runs a little over an hour-and-a-half.

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(Note: If you’ve been a supporter of the DHP for a while & haven’t yet adjusted your contribution amount in light of the new ‘per month’ donation model replacing the old ‘per episode’ one, you may have to adjust it so that it’s at least $5 per month in order to access this bonus episode.)

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June 10

Ep. 0141: Draining the Swamp: The War on the Everglades

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, dealing with some tech issues…)

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem as it existed up into the late-nineteenth century
  • Early American desires and plans to try to drain the Glades
  • The railroad and resort construction activities of Henry Flagler along Florida’s Atlantic coast, which led to significant development in South Florida for the first time
  • The (mostly unsuccessful) attempt by private businessman Hamilton Disston to begin draining significant portions of Florida’s wetlands
  • The renewed efforts by progressive/conservationist Floridians (such as governor Napoleon B. Broward) in the early 20th century to get the state government directly involved in ‘reclamation’ (ie, drainage) of the Glades
  • Increasing state and federal actions on controlling Lake Okeechobee & draining the Everglades in the 1920s and 30s
  • The full-on conquest of what remained of the Everglades by the US federal government, beginning in the late-1940s (ironically, at the exact time that the same government created the Everglades National Park)
  • The damaging impact of this project on the South Florida ecosystem

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  • Current map of South Florida, including the Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, etc.
  • Waters of Destiny (a 1950s Army Corps of Engineers propaganda film)
  • “Middle of the Road Policies Lead to Socialism” by Ludwig Von Mises (A great piece about how the problems caused by each government intervention in an economy tends to lead to ever greater interventions in an economy. CJ thinks an analogous logic is at work in increasing human interference with the Everglades — each intervention into the system’s functioning created additional problems that in turn led to more interventions, until finally you end up with the central planning of a vast ecosystem.)

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