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Scott Horton (author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, host of the Scott Horton Show, and founder of the Libertarian Institute) returns for a third time to the DHP, this time to help CJ do a Dangerous History movie review of the 2017 Netflix film War Machine.
Join CJ & Scott as they discuss:
- The film War Machine, its connections to (and deviations from) the real history, including Michael Hastings’ book The Operators (on which the film was largely based)
- Tying some of the themes and issues raised by the movie to larger problems of modern American imperialism in the Middle East, and the partisan political realities that make it so difficult to make progress against the status quo in foreign policy
- And the ways in which mainstream American entertainment media generally does (and does not) deal with these issues
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CJ’s Picks: Amazon Affiliate Links
Since I started the Not-So-Civil War series nearly a year ago, I’ve gotten many inquiries about the excellent music I’ve used in it. All of that music came from Pond5, a company that sells all sorts of stock audio & visual material (including images, video footage, music, and sound effects) that are royalty-free (meaning you pay a one-time purchase price and then can use them as you see fit in your own media and content productions.) As a podcaster, I’ve purchased and used music & sound effects from Pond5, and recommend their huge selection & high quality. Whether you work with audio, visual, video, or some combination thereof, you’ll definitely be able to find helpful materials at Pond5.
Now I’m happy to announce that the Dangerous History Podcast is now part of the Pond5 affiliate program. So if you’re in need of any stock audio, visual, or video material to help with your own content production, and you also want help out the DHP, go through the Pond5 link above (or the smaller one in the sidebar of the website), set up an account with them, and start shopping for video, music, sound effects, images & more, and the Dangerous History Podcast will get an affiliate commission from Pond5 at no additional cost to you. It’s a win-win!
BTW, here’s a list of songs I’ve purchased from Pond5 that I’ve used in the in the Not-So-Civil War Series, along with the name of the Pond5 user who made it (which is always written as one word on Pond5, hence why I’ve written it that way here):
- “Battle Hymn of the Republic” Folk/hymn/acoustic version by CarlyMillerProductions (This is the most-asked about song I’ve used in the series, just a beautiful, haunting rendition)
- “Isle Vert – Celtic Irish Violin Piano Music” by SteveRiceMusic (This haunting, bittersweet tune is probably my second-most-asked about song)
- “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” by StockMusicCom (a very good, traditional version with a full marching band)
- “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” solo acoustic guitar version, by ProlificArts (I love this version, it’s haunting)
- “Creek Run Dry” by WilliamLPearson (This is one of the kind of cowboy-sounding ones with a dobro, banjo, and other traditional American instruments.)
- “Painted Feather” by WilliamLPearson (Similar style to above, but with driving drums added)
- “Taking Up Arms” by DetroitDevil (Driving drums with a symphonic, minor-keyed overlay, sounds very much like a soundtrack piece from an epic film .)
- “Union Forever” (aka, “Battle Cry of Freedom“) by Proclips
- “Fix Bayonets” by ProClips (Mostly drums and a little fife, classic old-school military music.)
- “Dixie” by StockMusicCom (A traditional, uptempo fife-and-drum rendition)