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39 minutes | 12 days ago
E54:"...but you're also a human," On Transformative Texts and the Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts in Decline • On the Value of a Liberal Arts Education • 2008 and the Diminution of Liberal Arts Colleges • What can the Humanities Offer Students? • Seeking a Remedy • The Five Themes of Cornerstone • A Thematic Approach to Gen Ed Requirements • Reading, Writing, and Presenting • "A career tailored major" • What is a Transformative Text? • Siddharta • On Teaching Core Texts • Defining Liberal Arts • Generations of Women Historians • CV Wedgwood • Grand Narrative Histories
56 minutes | 2 months ago
E51: There's an Argument in There - On Critical Thinking with Jonathan Haber
Leverage the Power of Doubt • The Place of Critical Thinking in Education • On a Definition of Critical Thinking • Comparing Immersion and Infusion • The Application of Critical Thinking to Standing Curriculum • Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions • John Dewey and Reflective Thinking • MOOCs • Online Resources in Education • Discourse in the Age of Disinformation • Deliberate Practice of Critical Thinking • Preparing for Blended Instruction • Critical Voter Links to Works Discussed: Critical Thinking: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/critical-thinking Critical Voter: http://www.criticalvoter.com/ LogicCheck: http://www.logiccheck.net/ Degree of Freedom: http://www.degreeoffreedom.org/ Dirty History is produced by Muckraker Media. Learn more at muckrakermedia.org
78 minutes | 3 months ago
E50: Transmit, Don't Indoctrinate
“In Praise of Idleness” • Leisure in a Constructive Sense • Recreational Guilt • The Remembered Self • Productivity Bias • Instrumental Tasks • On the Value of Conversations • Shit Canning Street Epistemology • Mass Media and Critical Thinking • A Hypothetical Philosophy Curriculum • Making Sense • Defining Critical Thinking • Metacognition • Podcasting’s Role in Public Discourse • The Merits of Long-Form Podcasts • Transmit, Don’t Indoctrinate • The Role of the Mentor • The Costs of the Democratization of Media • YouTube as a Learning Platform • Catastrophizing • An Obligatory Plug for Muckraker Media Dirty History is produced by Muckraker Media. Dirty History Theme: Martial Law by Mephisto Feliz Show Artwork by Woodrow Cowher Thank you to our supporters on Patreon. This show would not be possible without your support! If you value this show as an educational resource, please consider supporting it @ Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
52 minutes | 4 months ago
E49: The New Paper
The News as a Broken System • The New Paper • Bias and Sensationalism • The Medium is the Message • Ad-driven News and the Subscription Model • Social Media and the Democratization of Media Are you interested in fixing the way you get news? Try The New Paper risk-free by using the exclusive link for Dirty History listeners: https://thenewpaper.co/dirtyhistory
60 minutes | 5 months ago
E48: A Gaudy Circus (The White Slave Traffic Act Considered)
Preface • The White-Slave Traffic Act Considered • The Everleigh Club Case Study • Party with Prince Henry of Prussia • The Murder of Marshall Field Jr. • Jack Johnson and the Mann Act • The Overwhelming Tide of Anti-Vice Activism • Conclusions "Chicago, a gaudy circus beginning with the two-bit whore in the alley crib." - Theodore Dreiser Gau·dy (adjective) ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented Cir·cus (noun) a public scene of frenetic and noisily intrusive activity. Dirty History is produced by Muckraker Media Thank you to all of our supporters on Patreon. This show would not be possible without your support. If you value this show as an educational resource please consider supporting it at Patreon.com/dirtyhistory Dirty History Theme: Martial Law by Mephisto Feliz Intro Track: Crooked Straight by Mild Wild is licensed under an Attribution License. Artwork by Woodrow Cowher
70 minutes | 5 months ago
E47: The Cynical Historian (YouTube and Public History)
YouTube and Academia • The Cynical Historian • Journalistic Sensationalism • An Obligatory Discussion of Dan Carlin and Hardcore History • Pop History/Public History • Defacing the Culture • On the Limits of YouTube • Comment Sections • On the Uses of a Comment Section • "Based on a True Story" • The Death of Stalin The Cynical Historian "Favorite Episodes" Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjnwpaclU4wXpzeuEdneQkCdVPB8rqx8_ Thank you to our Patreon supporters! We couldn't do this without you.
69 minutes | 6 months ago
E46: Open Access and Digital Piracy
Science Journalism • Sci-Hub • Alexandra Elbakyan • Popular and Academic Science • Carl Sagan • The Big Five Academic Publishers • Broader Implications • Misinformation • Henry Ford and Anti-Semitism at the Dearborn Independent In this episode of Dirty History, I sit down with science journalist Ian Graber-Stiehl to discuss a variety of topics around the Open Access movement and Sci-Hub. If you want to read his work and stay up to date, follow Ian on Twitter @StiehlPointPen Dirty History is produced by Muckraker Media. Find other great shows at muckrakermedia.org Thanks again to our patrons. If you value te show, help keep it running at Patreon.com/dirtyhistorypod
20 minutes | 6 months ago
Footnotes #7: Only A Crazy Person - Mental Illness and Gun Violence in America
1984 · Mass Media · 77 Minutes · 21 · "residual rule-breaking" · Red Flag Laws · Background Checks · Mental Illness in Popular Media · Written By: Emily Bailey Recorded By: Thomas Thompson Produced By: Muckraker Media Thank you to our supporters on Patreon. If you value the show as an educational resource find out how you can help at Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
79 minutes | 7 months ago
E45: Army of Principles (Anti-intellectualism in the United States)
Skeptics • Radicals • Popularizers • Socialists • Isaac Asimov • Essentialism • Robert Green Ingersoll • History at the Primary and Secondary Level • American Anti-intellectualism • “My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” In this episode of Dirty History, I sit down with public historian Justin Clark to discuss exactly what you see in the title, anti-intellectualism in the United States. However, our conversation does not end there as we discuss a wide range of topics. This is definitely an episode I will revisit. If you have not already, please listen to Justin's appearance on Plato's Cave, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZBc6-OgWQw I consider the two podcasts to be companion pieces. If you want to read more of Justin's work, you can do so on his website, justinclark.org Conversely, Muckraker Media also posts Justin's writing and more which you can find at, muckrakermedia.org/blog
50 minutes | 7 months ago
E44: How Psychedelics Became Dangerous (Part 3 - Psilocybin)
Shrooms • LIFE Magazine • “mushrooms that cause strange visions" • Timothy Leary • The Harvard Psilocybin Project • Concord Prison Experiment • The Miracle at Marsh Chapel • Leary Fired • Crackdown • A Renaissance? “Psychedelic drugs cause panic and temporary insanity in people who have not taken them.” - Timothy Leary
57 minutes | 8 months ago
E43: "Muckraker Media: Creator Catch Up Episode 1"
Dirty History is now produced by Muckraker Media! This is an episode of the "creator catch-up" series which is meant to introduce you to the shows we have lined up as well as explain how Muckraker Media started. I hope you all will support the creators on Muckraker Media just as well as Dirty History. You can learn more at muckrakermedia.org or follow us on social media. Thank you, and I'll talk to you soon.
63 minutes | 8 months ago
E42: How Psychedelics Became Dangerous (Part II - Mescaline)
Defining Hallucinogen • Peyote and Jungian Archetypes • The Inquisition • San Pedro • Huxley and the Doors of Perception • Military Testing and a "Truth Serum" • The Native American Church and Present-Day Mescaline Dirty History is produced by Muckraker Media Dirty History is made possible by our Patrons. If you value the show as an educational resource consider supporting it @ Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
10 minutes | 8 months ago
Footnotes #6: Panics And Plagues
A Response to Hype • Historical Context • Thoughts on Panic and Hindsight Thanks again to our Patrons and listeners like you. Without your support, this show would not be possible.
56 minutes | 9 months ago
E41: How Psychedelics Became Dangerous (Part I - LSD)
“A friend of immemorially long-standing” • Drug Schedules and the Controlled Substances Act • Psychedelics and PR • Synthesizing LSD • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals • Osmond and Hoffer • “The Johnny Appleseed of LSD • Fear and Loathing LSD (“Thrill Drug Warps Mind, Kills” Thank you to Dirty History's patrons. This show is not possible without you. If you value the show as an educational resource please consider supporting it on Patreon. Find out more @ Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
13 minutes | 9 months ago
Footnotes #5: "What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us"
Therapy in an age of option paralysis. Where to find "How to Change Your Mind" https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/how-to-change-your-mind-what-the-new-science-of-psychedelics-teaches-us-about-consciousness-dying-addiction-depression-and-transcendence_michael-pollan/18599816/#isbn=1594204225&idiq=27854862 https://www.audible.com/pd/How-to-Change-Your-Mind-Audiobook/B07B1J873J Episode 41: How Psychedelics Became Dangerous, out February 25th
89 minutes | 10 months ago
E40: -ism (W/ Jermaine Fowler)
Jermaine Fowler is a storyteller, writer, and podcast. You can find his work @ thehumanityarchive.com And as always, the show would not be possible without support from listeners like you. Find out more @ patreon.com/dirtyhistory
14 minutes | a year ago
Footnotes #4 White Fright: the Replacement Theory in the United States
The first in Dirty History's Footnote series. These will be a collection of mini-episodes so named since footnotes are defined as, "an ancillary piece of information printed at the bottom of a page." In this episode, we'll discuss white supremacy and parts of its foundational ideology making their way onto online forums like 8chan.
94 minutes | a year ago
E39: Eternal Recurrence
In this episode, I am joined by Jordan and Giffin from That's BS to discuss the idea of directionality in history. It was a fascinating discussion, and one I will be sure to return to many times. Find That's BS wherever you get podcasts or at https://thatsbs.fireside.fm/ And of course, thank you to our supporters on Patreon. Please consider supporting the show @ Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
77 minutes | a year ago
E38: Moral Panics, Witch-Hunts, and Sexual Psychopaths (Oh My)
Happy Halloween! In this episode, we will be taking a look at witch-hunts, the Satanic Panic, and McCarthyism as we explore the genealogy of fear and the cycle of moral panic. Thank you to patrons like Anwen Thomas Billy Littlefield & Ronnie New Find out how you can become a patron at Patreon.com/dirtyhistory
55 minutes | a year ago
E37: Dust to Dust - Burial Rites and Practices II (The Cultural Side of Things)
On this episode of Dirty History, we'll discuss the ways in which cultures treat the remains of the dead from mummification and ship and sky burial to embalming catastrophes and the ethics of the ossuary. This episode is the conclusion of Dirty History's unified theory on what happens to our bodies when we die. A shout out to our newest Patron, Anwen Thomas. Thank you so much for your support! And as always, thank you to all of our listeners for wanting to know that which you shouldn't.
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