The Alternate History Where Nazis Won
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We beat Hitler. Whew! But what if we hadn't? What if the Nazi regime had prevailed? Science fiction repeatedly approaches the topic, either to guess geopolitics or just to gawk at the horror of it. On today's episode Andrew Young and Josh Jennings join Heaton to talk about "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick, "Fatherland" by Robert Harris, and "The Plot Against America" by Philip Roth.

Congressional Dish
Congressional Dish
Jennifer Briney
Thank You for Failing, Capitol Stormers
2021 is off to quite a 2020 start! In this bonus thank you episode, Jen starts the show sharing a summary of and her thoughts about the January 6th storming of the election certification in Congress by President Donald Trump's misguided supporters and then thanks the producers who have ensured that this podcast exists to cover such insane events in Congress. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links * Click here to contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal * Click here to support Congressional Dish for each episode via Patreon * Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com * Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney * Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com * Use your bank’s online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536 Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Articles/Documents * Article: The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots AP News, January 8, 2021 * Article: Pence took lead as Trump initially resisted sending National Guard to Capitol By Kaitlan Collins, Zachary Cohen, Barbara Starr and Jennifer Hansler, CNN, January 7, 2021 * Article: Pentagon placed limits on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests due to narrow mission By Paul Sonne, Peter Hermann, and Missy Ryan, The Washington Post, January 7, 2021 * Article: Biden Says Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Were Domestic Terrorists By Ken Thomas and Sabrina Siqqiqui, The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @dmihalopoulos By Ken Dilanian, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @SecElaineChao By Dan Mihalopoulos, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @InsideNatGeo By National Geographic, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @kaitlancollins By Kaitlan Collins, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @KenDilanianNBC By Ken Dilanian, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @MacFarlaneNews By Scott MacFarlane, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Article: The Man Who Saw Yesterday’s Coup Attempt Coming Is Only Surprised It Wasn’t Much Worse By Cam Wolf, GQ, January 7, 2021 * Transcript: Donald Trump Speech “Save America” Rally Transcript January 6 Rev, January 6, 2021 * Article: How pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the U.S. Capitol Washington Post, January 6, 2021 * Article: 25th Amendment Legal Information Institute Resource Internet Archive Sound Clip Sources * Tweet: Pelosi says Democrats will move to impeach Trump if he does not ‘willingly’ resign Twitter, January 8, 2021 * Video: @RepKinzinger By Adam Kinzinger, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Tweet: @TaylorPopielarz By Taylor Popielarz, Twitter, January 7, 2021 * Video: President Trump tells rioters at Capitol to 'go home' C-SPAN, January 6, 2021 * Video: Senate Debate on Arizona Electoral College Vote Challenge, Part 2 C-SPAN, January 6, 2021 * Video: Senate Debate on Arizona Electoral College Vote Challenge, Part 1 C-SPAN, January 6, 2021 * Video: Speech: Donald Trump Holds a Political Rally on The Ellipse - January 6, 2021 You-Tube, January 6, 2021 Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
1 hr 43 min
The Babylon Bee
The Babylon Bee
The Babylon Bee
The Bee Reads LOTR Episode 3: The One Ring And The Shadow
From the heart of the Shire, through the depths of Moria, to the ends of Middle-Earth, it’s The Babylon Bee Reads The Lord Of The Rings! In this episode of The Babylon Bee Reads, Kyle and Dan are joined by Jonathan Watson, creator alongside his two friends of TheOneRing.Com, which can also be followed on Facebook. Kyle, Dan, and Jon are on a quest to joyfully dig through Chapter 2, The Shadow Of The Past, which gives us plenty of exposition about the one ring, the stirring forces of evil in Middle-Earth and explains why Frodo is no longer safe in the Shire. Be sure to check out The Babylon Bee YouTube Channel for more podcasts, podcast shorts, animation, and more. To watch or listen to the full podcast, become a subscriber at https://babylonbee.com/plans. Chapter 2 - The Shadow of the Past Frodo is an oddity like Bilbo was and becomes restless. He continues celebrating Bilbo’s birthday and shows signs of ‘good preservation’ even as he approaches age 50 the same age when Bilbo left on his journey. Tolkien is telling history before it happens (the developing of his myth like Mad Baggins) We hear about his close friends... Fredegar Bolder and Folco Boffin are mentioned but Merry and Pippin are closest and are anxious about him as Frodo takes to taking long walks farther away from home in the hills under the stars and becoming obsessed with maps and dreaming of mountains he has never seen before. “The old paths seemed too well-trodden” Frodo is seeing the elves going west as they leave M-E for good. And dwarves are coming west to the Blue Mountains. They provide a lot of news from outside the Shire... Ominous tidings. “They were troubled, and some spoke in whispers of the Enemy and of the Land of Mordor.” the evil power in Mirkwood had been driven out by the White Council only to reappear in greater strength in the old strongholds of Mordor. The Dark Tower had been rebuilt, it was said. From there the power was spreading far and wide, and away far east and south there were wars and growing fear. Orcs were multiplying again in the mountains. Trolls were abroad, no longer dull-witted, but cunning and armed with dreadful weapons. And there were murmured hints of creatures more terrible than all these, but they had no name.” Gandalf hasn’t been seen for 9 years, after a time of coming and going and being concerned about Frodo’s health (what does he suspect?), and just as well since the people of the Shire suspect he had something to do with Bilbo going mad and disappearing "'I wish it need not have happened in my time,' said Frodo. 'So do I,' said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'" The discussion of the fall and corruption of Smeagol and a discussion on the pity of Bilbo. The depiction of Sméagol not being wholly ruined. A discussion of fate in The Lord of the Rings: Bilbo was meant to find the ring and Frodo was meant to have it. Wills of secondary agents. Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it. And he is bound up with the fate of the Ring. My heart tells me that he has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before the end; and when that comes, the pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many – yours not least. We get introduced to Samwise Gamgee w/ the convo at The Green Dragon at Bywater!! (He believes in “fairies” or at least dragons and ents) Has a love for elves and has a childlike wonder about the world nurtured by Bilbo’s stories. “I dare say there’s more truth in some of them than you reckon.” G.K. Chesterton wrote about the importance of fairytales as did Lewis and Tolkien… “Fairytales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.” Frodo seems to have some trust issues with Gandalf. You say the ring is dangerous, far more dangerous than I guess. It would overcome anyone of mortal race. The ring would possess the possessor ‘A mortal, Frodo, who keeps one of the Great Rings, does not die, but he does not grow or obtain more life, he merely continues, until at last every minute is a weariness. And if he often uses the Ring to make himself invisible, he fades: he becomes in the end invisible permanently, walks in the twilight under the eye of the Dark Power that rules the Rings. Yes, sooner or later – later, if he is strong or well-meaning to begin with, but neither strength nor good purpose will last – sooner or later the Dark Power will devour him.’ The ring can also shrink or expand at will to slip of a finger if it wanted. Gandalf began to think something odd about it right when Bilbo found it and lied about winning the ring from Gollum. He talks about Saruman and whether Bible will be harmed. He voluntarily gave up the ring! Among the Wise I am the only one that goes in for hobbit-lore: an obscure branch of knowledge, but full of surprises. Soft as butter they can be, and yet sometimes as tough as old tree roots. Greatness vs Morality Subscriber Portion Mail-bo Baggins! Jonathan’s take on the Movie adaptations Movie Differences
37 min
The Masculinist Podcast
The Masculinist Podcast
Aaron Renn
The Founding of Conservatism
Many if not most conservatives in the United States have very little idea where the conservative movement originated and how it developed. This episode provides an extremely condensed summary of the founding of conservatism in the wake of World War II, as well as a bit about its history since then. Key points include: ·      American conservatism is a modern political movement with postwar origins. It does not extend back to the founding, Edmund Burke, etc. ·      Contrary to its stated commitment to timeless principles, the beliefs of conservatism have continuously and even radically changed over time.  ·      Conservatism was originally a tiny movement of people on the margins who achieved successes that were probably inconceivable to their founders.  ·      Conservatism was originally separate from the Republican Party, then one faction within, and now today has become indistinguishable from it. The Republican Party is monolithically conservative today. ·      Social conservatives, as we understand the term today, were not originally part of the conservative movement and joined it much later in the 1970s and 80s.  Further reading for those interested in the history of conservatism: George Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 (considered the canonical history of the movement up through the mid-1970s) George Hawley, Right Wing Critics of American Conservatism  (written by a University of Alabama professor) Paul Gottfried, Conservatism in America (the "loser's history" from a paleoconservative, written on an academic press).
40 min
School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation
School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation
SchoolSucksProject.com - Education Evolution
696: Plan B - With Zak Slayback
School Sucks favorite neighbor Zak Slayback returns to offer some key 2021 updates to his past advice for young people at the beginning of their careers. Our previous conversation on this topic, called How High School Students Can Get Ahead In Their Careers [PODCAST #583], covered: - Why young people need to start personal websites while in high school, and how this website can work as a portfolio, showcase of personality, a canvas and as insurance - How to contact an existing expert in the area you want to go into, getting a better idea of how to get started - Methods of signaling and building a portfolio - growing your network of people who are a few steps ahead of you We'll make some adjustment to previous advice, and discuss what advice still stands and why. We'll also look at the big picture of politics, society, tech, and the hellstorm that's certainly on its way. Sorry. Additions include: - seriously ask yourself why you need to be on social media - how deep are your options? how fragile is your situation? - what consulting opportunities exist for you? Zak is also presenting on Day One of our Ideas Into Action Summit; his presentation focuses on how you can set yourself up for success in any new learning pursuit. Registration is still open for the UN-IVERSITY community, and full downloadable access to The Ideas Into Action Summit. You can learn more about the Discord group, presenters, topics and other details HERE. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us One-Time Donation Options: Paypal/Venmo; Donate DASH Donate ETHEREUM Donate LITECOIN Donate BITCOIN Donate BITCOIN CASH Donate ZCASH Recurring Options: NEW! SubscribeStar Access our personal development bonus show, The Discomfort Zone, and lots of other irreverent and acerbic commentary you've never heard before. Support Us On PATREON Help incentivize our production! Pledge $1 per content item and access dozens of Patron only audios and videos. Join the A/V Club *If you're looking for more School Sucks content, the A/V Club option grants you access to a bonus content section with 400+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you...* A/V Club - Basic Access - $8.00/Month A/V Club - "Advanced" Access - $12.00/Month Sigma Sigma Pi - "Privileged" Access - $16.00/Month   Crypto Addresses: DASH; XcZfPP6GZGVo9VKViNBVJZja5JVxZDB229 ETHEREUM; 0x3c5504CE3401C028832173506fa30BD4db4b7D35 LITECOIN; LKNp24f5wwvZ2QzeDbvxXgBxyVwi1yXnu2 BITCOIN; 1KhwY836cfSGCK5aaGFv8Q7PHMgghFJn1U BITCOIN CASH 1AmqLVxjw3Lp9KT5ckfvsqfN2Hn3B1hCWS ZCASH; t1by1ZGJ63LoLSjXy27ooJtipf4wMr7qbu4
1 hr 20 min
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Reason Podcasts
Mike Masnick: In Defense of Section 230 and a Decentralized Internet
One of the few things that Donald Trump and Joe Biden agree on is their shared hatred of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives ISPs and website operators legal immunity from most user-generated content.  Donald Trump vetoed the defense spending bill in December because the legislation didn't include language "terminating" Section 230 and Joe Biden has said that "Section 230 should be revoked, immediately." Conservative Republicans such as Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) and progressive Democrats such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) have called for its reform or repeal.  Sometimes called "the internet's First Amendment" and "the 26 words that created the internet," Section 230 is widely accused of, on the one hand, allowing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social-media giants to squelch conservative voices and, on the other hand, fueling the spread of misinformation and disinformation that allowed Donald Trump to win the 2016 election. Critics also charge that Section 230 enables all sorts of social ills, from QAnon conspiracy-mongering to the global sex-trafficking of children. Enter Mike Masnick, the 46-year-old entrepreneur and analyst behind the influential website Techdirt and the digital think tank the Copia Institute. Where others are constantly talking about how to restrict and regulate the internet and tech giants to conform to one ideological vision or another, he champions protocols and practices that he thinks would lead to a more-decentralized internet and culture, including expanding Section 230 immunity, the use of encryption, and the sorts of tools that give end users more power to control what they say and see online. Nick Gillespie spoke with Masnick about what current debates over social media get drastically wrong, how free speech is simultaneously both empowered and imperiled by politicians here and abroad, and why a more-decentralized internet is not just possible but preferable to what we have now. Subscribe at YouTube: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Visit the archive: https://reason.com/tags/reason-podcast
1 hr 20 min
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