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History on Fire
History on Fire
Daniele Bolelli
EPISODE 67 Ripples of History
“If I knew the way, I would take you home.”  From the song Ripple by the Grateful Dead  “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” Bertrand Russell  “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Tao Te Ching  In most fields, we are taught that people in your same profession are your competitors, and you need to do whatever you can to prevent them from rising above you. In podcasting I found the opposite attitude—people helping each other out and doing whatever possible to facilitate things for other podcasters in the same field. In this spirit, today we’ll do something unique: six history podcasters cooperating, with each one tackling a segment, to create a super-episode together. As the host, yours truly will get the ball rolling setting the theme and offering some examples of ‘historical ripples’—events that end up having unforeseen consequences years, or decades, or centuries after they take place. Alexander Rader Von Sternberg (History Impossible) will chat about how a man who died feeling like he had failed to make his mark in history ended up—possibly more than any other—shaping the culture of several Asian civilizations. CJ Killmer (Dangerous History) will tackle the Bacon’s Rebellion and its ramifications. Sebastian Major (Our Fake History) will play with the myth and lasting impact of Homer’s telling of the Trojan War. Sam Davis (Inward Empire) will be discussing the impact of Henry David Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience on the Civil Rights Movement about a century later. And Darryl Cooper (Martyrmade) will make a case for the Japanese origin for suicide bombings in the Middle East.
2 hr 55 min
History Impossible
History Impossible
Alexander von Sternberg
An Impossible Interview IV: Aaron Sibarium, The Washington Free Beacon
The Impossible Interviews series is back with a different, but still special conversation I had with the amazingly talented and insightful Aaron Sibarium. Aaron is an associate editor over at the Washington Free Beacon, as well as a writer for various publications including National Review, Quillette, and American Purpose, the last of which published one of Aaron's essays on October 26th, 2020, the exact same day as Pandemic: Rendering a Hue and Cry was released on History Impossible's feed. The name of Aaron's essay: "The Weimarization of the American Republic." And it was completely and totally brilliant. Aaron and I had never spoken before I reached out on Twitter to arrange this interview. He had no idea who I was and until I started reading his work, I had no idea who he was. And yet we had largely come to the same conclusion regarding America's current moment in the historical context, completely independent of one another. It was too much to pass up talking to this guy so, as I just said, I reached out and the conversation we had is what follows here. This is much more of a "current events" style episode, though it's all very firmly rooted in history, both recent and in the Weimar era. After getting into some of Aaron's background and the growing power of the successor ideology to left-liberalism (of which Aaron was at ground zero while attending Yale), we discuss how similar the current moment is to that of the Weimar period and more importantly, how it differs. And as an added bonus, we spent some time discussing another topic Aaron has covered, which is post-liberalism from a conservative perspective and how it's recently manifested itself, and frankly, just where the hell we go from here. It's an incredibly fascinating conversation and I'm really thankful to Aaron for taking time out of his busy schedule to chat with me, so please enjoy! I also encourage everyone to check out Aaron's work and follow him on Twitter @AaronSibarium. History Impossible has been made possible by the following generous supporters on Patreon and PayPal: * Elias Borota * Matthew Dakus * Kyle Dillon * Gavin Edwards * Peter Hauck * Devin Hreha * Mike Kalnins * Benjamin Lee * Tyler Livingston * Jose Martinez * Mike Mayleben * Judy McCoid * Monica * Kostas Moros * Molly Pan * Jake Petersen * John Pisano * Edmund Plamowski * Brian Pritzl * PJ Rader * Alison Salo * Sam * Emily Schmidt * Cameron Smith * Steve Uhler * Ricky Worthey
1 hr 33 min
The Engineered Network
37: Variola Birmingham
In 1978 on the cusp of the eradication of SmallPox a Medical Photographer became infected and would ultimately die from the Variola virus. We look at how admiration, promotion and delegation led to a wholly avoidable outcome. With John Chidgey. Investigation Report: * The Shooter Report (PDF) Medical Analyses: * CDC Analysis of the R0 of SmallPox (PDF) Links of Potential Interest: * SmallPox * History of Smallpox * Biosafety Level 4 * A Bioweapon Expert Explains Four Ways A Pathogen Can Escape From A Lab * Review of Medical Errors in Laboratory Diagnostics and Where We Are Today * Pathogens Sometimes Escape the Lab With Deadly Results * 1970s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake * Bio-Unsafety Level 3: Could the Next Lab Accident Result in a Pandemic? * SmallPox is not Dead * Caroline Foulkes looks back at the 1978 outbreak * Smallpox virus retention debate * Lessons learned from smallpox outbreak Support Causality on Patreon Episode sponsors: *Soulver.App:* You’ve tried a calculator and a spreadsheet but if you haven’t tried Soulver yet you’re missing out on a great app that fits perfectly with the way your brain actually thinks. Soulver is available from Soulver.app and also through the Mac App Store. Visit soulver.appto learn more.*Many Tricks:* If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Don’t forget the return of Usher with the Usher 2 Pre-Sale! Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code *(listen to the episode to get the code)* for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time! Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Shane O'Neill. Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.
42 min
Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast
Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast
Stella O'Malley & Sasha Ayad
6 - Gender Intervention: Treatment or Experiments?
Quick Notes  A whistle-stop tour through the history of psychological and medical approaches to sex and gender in the 20th century. This episode gives background and context to the formation of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) and today’s “affirmative model of care” for gender issues.  Extended Notes A little bit of history about gender transitions over the decades. The medical and psychological theories behind gender transition have always been controversial. Why would someone struggle with their gender? Which gender roles should you raise your children in? Sasha shares a case that happened with twin boys, and one transitioned into a girl in 1965. The outcome was not great. People played God on a child. In 1965, only 3% of surgeons took sex change requests seriously. However, by the 70s, these surgeries were commonplace. People pushed for experimental interventions too soon without having long-term data. Instead of saying “should we do this?” doctors said, “can we do this?” No one knows why a trans person exists. A psychologist would be asking questions to figure out this key piece. It wasn’t until the 2010s that you’d see a huge uptick in gender dysphoria. Both Stella and Sasha break down why they like Dr. Zucker and the research he’s conducted on child gender issues. There are so many variables. It’s hard to know or pinpoint what makes a child want to transition. Objectively, it may be better to have people come to terms with their biology vs. going through a very risky medical path. There is a heavy medical burden when you try to transition. It is not an easy thing to do. Even certain trans people admit that, if you can avoid it, you would be better. Sasha shares a gender study that used hormone blockers on children for two years and the reports they found. What is the psychological impact of puberty blockers? The criteria to see if you have gender dysphoria in the DSM, 5 out of 8 of them use outdated and stereotypical gender roles. Like if the boy or girl likes playing with the opposite sex toys. There is such a thing as a placebo effect. Sasha shares another study where 4.5% of males ended up dying from the gender intervention. What’s crazy is a lot of these studies are deemed to be successful. Someone dying is not a success. It’s a tragedy. From a medical and psychological perspective, there is a big difference between how you treat gay or lesbian people vs. how you treat a trans person. The treatment for a trans person is to take drugs till the day you die. The treatment for being gay is to live your life. How young is too young to get a child to transition? How do you talk to young people about their gender? It can be quite troubling the different doctors’ approaches on the matter. There doesn’t seem to be any studies showcasing why intervening early is going to be good for the long term wellbeing of a gender dysphoric child. You’re halting the development of a young person, we should take that seriously. Feeling distressed about your body? There might be something else going on and it might not just be strictly gender, to begin with. Links  About John Money & David Reimer  http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/1961to1999/1997-sex-reassignment.html (http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/1961to1999/1997-sex-reassignment.html)   https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/david-reimer-and-john-money-gender-reassignment-controversy-johnjoan-case (https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/david-reimer-and-john-money-gender-reassignment-controversy-johnjoan-case)     Books  Harry Benjamin: The Transsexual Phenomenon, Human Outreach & Achievement Institute, (1966)  Robert Stoller: Sex and Gender: On the Development of Masculinity and Femininity, Science House, (1968)  Juno Dawson: The Gender Games, p.5, Hachette (2017)  ... Support this podcast
1 hr 2 min
Plastic Model Mojo
Plastic Model Mojo
A Scale Modeling Podcast
Plastic Model Mojo Episode 29: 2020 Wish List Wrap Up & 2021 Top Picks
*Support the show* (https://www.paypal.me/plasticmodelmojo) Mike and Dave size up the results of their original 2020 wish lists, and then offer up some hopeful releases for 2021.  Lets here your's! *Mail Bag!* Join the Mail Bag my emailing the show at plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com or sending us a message via Facebook Messenger system from the Plastic Model Mojo Facebook page.  If you do, please tell us where you are from.  We like to know! *Countdown to Vegas: **2021 IPMS USA National Convention Web Site** **2021 IPMS USA National Convention Trophy Sponsorships** More Podcast Goodness to get you through the week! *Finally, please have a listen and subscribe to our fellow podcasts in the scale model space. We all have our own take on the hobby and enjoy cooperating with each other for our mutual success.  Collectively, we are bringing you about 12 hours of content a month. *On the Bench* Web: https://otbmodellerspodcast.libsyn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/On-the-Bench-817919571710526/ *Scale Model Podcast* Web:  https://scalemodelpodcast.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScaleModelPodcast/ *Plastic Posse Podcast* Web: Plastic Posse Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlasticPosse/ *Just Making Conversation *Web (Spotify): Just Making Conversation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justmakingconversation *And some Vlog and Blog Action for you as well! **Chris Wallace's "Model Airplane Maker**" **Steven Lee's "Sprue Pie with Frets"** **Jim Bates' "A Scale Canadian TV"* Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/plasticmodelmojo)
1 hr 15 min
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