December 28

DHP Bonus Episode: Dangerous History & Personal Liberation

At the suggestion of one of my supporting listeners, I’m publishing this Patreon Bonus Episode on the general podcast feed.

(And no, if you are currently a Patreon supporter, don’t worry, I am NOT charging you for this episode.)

This was the first Patreon Bonus Episode I made, way back in August of 2015.

Join CJ as he talks about how the study of Dangerous History, while it may sometimes seem like a real downer, is actually a great boon to individual freedom, if approached and understood in the right mindset.

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July 28

Ep. 0111: Introduction to Power Elite Analysis

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • What “power elite” and “power elite analysis” mean
  • Power elite analysis is not “conspiracy theorizing”
  • Some early practitioners of power elite analysis, such as C. Wright Mills, Carroll Quigley, and Murray Rothbard
  • Ways of identifying & understanding the power elite in practice
  • Things to keep in mind when studying the power elite

Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon

Other ways to support the show

The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoGov license; learn more at BipCot.org

The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Dark Myths Podcast Group &  LRN.FM

Help LRN.FM’s 2016 satellite fundraiser!

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Internal Links (lots of past DHP episodes have dealt with power elite analysis in various ways) – Here are a few:

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July 9

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

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

Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon

Other ways to support the show

The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoGov license; learn more at BipCot.org

The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Dark Myths Podcast Group & LRN.fm’s podcast roster.

Help LRN.FM’s 2016 satellite fundraiser!

Internal Links

External Links

(pic of Dollar Hook courtesy scottchan via freedigitalphotos.net)

CJ’s Picks (buy anything from Amazon via these affiliate links to help support the show at no additional cost to you

July 5

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

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

Support the Dangerous History Podcast via Patreon

Other ways to support the show

The Dangerous History Podcast is covered by a BipCot NoGov license; learn more at BipCot.org

The Dangerous History Podcast is a member of the Dark Myths Podcast Group & LRN.fm’s podcast roster.

Help LRN.FM’s 2016 satellite fundraiser!

Internal Links

External Links

CJ’s Picks (buy anything from Amazon via these affiliate links to help support the show at no additional cost to you

August 18

Ep. 0022: Learn the Past, Understand the Present, and Prepare for the Future

It’s been a tough week for me.  Haven’t been able to put together a historical narrative podcast, primarily due to work obligations.  On the plus side, I finally came up with a tagline for the show, so I decided to do a mobile podcast while driving home from work, about the tagline and what it means to me and for the show.  This is mobile guerrilla podcasting, for sure — aside from the usual audio issues you get from recording in a car while you’re driving it, Mother Nature decided to toss another monkey wrench into it in the form of a massive rainstorm.

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • A little self-indulgent bitching about the excess of superfluous meetings in academia (I’m sure most people have a version of this affliction in their career, of course.)
  • The tag line Prof CJ finally came up with:  “Learn the past, understand the present, and prepare for the future”
  • An extended exploration of what that statement means by breaking it down, analyzing, and applying it.  (Once again, we get into questions of the utility of history in your life — ie, other than it being interesting, why learn history at all?)
  • History can liberate you by helping you allocate your scarce resources more effectively to things that both A) actually matter and B) you can actually have a major affect on

(Image “3d Chain Breaking” courtesy of David Castillo Dominici via freedigitalphotos.net)

June 12

Ep. 0002: Prof CJ’s Approach to History, Part I

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • Some interesting/important quotes that relate to his approach
  • His personal intellectual journey
  • Why Prof CJ is disappointed with most mainstream history
  • Using Cynical Structural Functionalism to understand and analyze the world
  • The Iron Triangle of Academic History (Race, Class, & Gender) vs. Prof CJ’s Iron Triangle (Money, Power, & Violence)

June 9

Ep. 0001: Intro to Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • Who is Prof CJ?
  • The pluses and minuses of working in academia
  • The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of the Dangerous History Podcast
  • Applying the guerrilla mindset to things other than warfare
  • A brief sketch of some of Prof CJ’s points of view
  • Some possible ideas regarding the future of the DHP