June 28

Ep. 0107: Applying Guerrilla Methods Beyond War (CJ’s talk at Porcfest XIII)

Join CJ as he discusses

  • An overview of Michael Collins’ campaign to end British rule in Ireland
  • 10 lessons one can learn from studying guerrilla warfare that apply to many other human endeavors:
  1. Don’t be afraid to start small & build up your resources from there
  2. Turn your weaknesses into strengths, and if you have an ‘opponent’ or ‘competitor,’ turn their strengths into weaknesses.
  3. Your resourcefulness is much more important than your resources.
  4. Always remember, the greatest resource you have are human ones: yourself and any partners you might be working with.
  5. When following the way of the guerrilla, conventional experience & formal qualifications in a field are rarely an asset, and may often be detrimental.
  6. Sometimes knowledge & experience in a seemingly unrelated field can help you.
  7. When seeking to accomplish something via the guerrilla way, DO NOT try to emulate your conventional competitors.
  8. Knowledge/intelligence/information/understanding are of vital importance.
  9. Carefully pick your battles: Engage only when you feel you have an advantage; and if things nonetheless turn against you, don’t hesitate to quickly disengage & disperse.
  10. If your project involves setting up some sort of organization, make it minimalist, decentralized, relatively egalitarian, and flexible, and only recruit people committed to the cause.
  • An overview of how George Romero used an approach very similar to guerrilla warfare to make Night of the Living Dead

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June 17

Ep. 0106: A History of American Slavery Part VII: The End of Chattel Slavery

In this episode, we wrap up the DHP coverage of the history of American slavery with this seventh & final installment in the series.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • How slavery was abolished in the US
  • The aftermath and legacies of that abolition
  • Some comparisons with the abolition of slavery in other parts of the Western Hemisphere
  • Some of the similarities CJ sees between slavery and the state

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June 7

Ep. 0105: Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain with Kristaps Andrejsons

Kristaps Andrejsons is a Latvian podcaster who hosts the Eastern Border podcast, a show about the history of the Soviet Union with an emphasis on what life was like for regular people who lived in it.

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

  • Kristaps’ background and why he started his show
  • An description of what life was like for an average, non-elite Soviet citizen, and some discussion of wide variances in experience between different groups depending on status and regional differences
  • The ways in which the Soviet system sought to keep people in a state of dependence, and parallels to this in other realms of history
  • Civic religion in the USSR and USA
  • Soviet humor
  • How totalitarian states seek to eliminate or takeover all intermediate social institutions and eliminate any real private life
  • Food (or lack thereof) in the Soviet Union
  • The impact of Communism on creativity
  • What life is like as a Latvian podcaster today
  • Why some Latvians fought on the side of the Nazis in WWII
  • Some of the human tragedies of Soviet history, such as the Chernobyl meltdown and Afghan war
  • Stalin’s Five Year Plans & starving of the Ukraine to fund them
  • Free speech vs. censorship, and making a conscious effort to read controversial material & read things outside your own comfort zone

And more!

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May 27

Ep. 0104: The Concept of Gross Human Product (GHP)

No, it’s not a euphemism for things that emit from your orifices when your gastrointestinal tract is unhappy.  It’s a concept proposed by James C. Scott in Two Cheers for Anarchism, in answer to the question, “What if we were to ask what kind of people a given activity or institution fostered?”

Join CJ from the cockpit of the Silver Bullet as he discusses:

  • The concept of Gross Human Product, or GHP, and how this concept should be at least considered in addition to purely financial factors in analyzing human endeavors
  • The importance of an independent livelihood as an ideal to be pursued in earlier eras of American history
  • Whether assembly line factory workers and white-collar cubicle workers can expect to have a positive GHP experience from their careers
  • Some thoughts about intrinsically motivating work

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May 20

Ep. 0103: Listener Emails #5

Finally back (and recovered!) from the trip to Ireland, so the DHP returns with a listener emails episode.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A few words about his recent trip to Ireland
  • Thoughts on Islam
  • SJW’s vs. the Alt. Right
  • Parallels between the present-day US and Weimar Republic Germany
  • The tendency of elites to want to deprive the lower orders of comfort and luxury items, even in cases where doing so will bring them (the elites) no real material gain
  • Potential windows of opportunity for anti-interventionists to have changed Team America’s foreign policy path in the early- and mid-twentieth century
  • The Austrian school of economics & money

Thanks to listeners Skip, Dicon, Jeff, Brett, and Justin for the questions!

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April 30

Ep. 0102: The Irish Easter Rising

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Irish rebellion known to history as The Easter Rising.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A brief overview of the 800 years of oppression faced by Ireland prior to the Rising
  • The Rising, its suppression, aftermath & legacies

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April 27

Ep. 0101: A History of American Slavery Part VI: Society & Culture in the Antebellum South

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A review of the difference between “a society with slaves” and “a slave society”
  • A brief sketch of the concept of ‘cultural hegemony’
  • Slavery & the Southern legal system
  • The concept of paternalism in the Antebellum South
  • The social & cultural impact of slavery on the slaves themselves, the planter class, and non-slaveowning whites

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April 10

Ep. 0100: 100th Episode Miscellaneous Off-Topic Smorgasbord Spectacular

In keeping with the spirit of this show, for our 100th episode extravaganza, here’s a collage of somewhat-off-topic discussions pieced together in true guerrilla fashion from several commutes in the Silver Bullet, plus a little bit recorded from the (relative) comfort of the home office.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Reaching the 100 episode mark
  • Some current struggles & stresses
  • A preview of some upcoming DHP topics
  • Answers to some non-history questions, some of which are autobiographical in nature
  • Two stories of encounteres with genuine crazy people

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April 1

Ep. 0099: A History of American Slavery Part V: Economics & Politics of Antebellum Slavery

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • Some of the economic aspects of Antebellum slavery
  • An overview of the politics of slavery at the federal level during the Antebellum period
  • [BTW: When I referenced the “presidential election of 1814” as being between Lewis Cass (Dem) & Zachary Taylor (Whig), I meant “presidential election of 1848.” Don’t know how I mangled that one, cause I know better, and it was correct in my notes, too!]

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