The Pop Historian is a general historian with an exciting, eclectic new channel on YouTube.
“The historian must serve two masters: the past and the present”.
In compliance with Fritz Stern, the late German-American professor of history at Columbia University by whom the above statement was issued, the Pop Historian has undergone to do just that. In a highly original, accessible, and entertaining way, he has packaged fascinating bits of history in a series of compelling videos, using the technology of today to tell great stories from the past.
From this episode, you’ll learn…
The advantages of homeschooling for the curious mind; the importance of learning about different faiths as a child; the role that video games (like Assassin’s Creed) can play in instructing you in history; the potential of virtual reality, both for education and entertainment; the reliability of Wikipedia; the necessity of “transhistorical” sympathy; the difficulties in becoming a documentarian; Hitler and the Third Reich; George Washington and whether he should be celebrated or condemned, and much more!
2:54 Home School v. Private School
5:15 Passover in a Universal Church
9:56 Assassin’s Creed: Do video games have a role in teaching history?
15:12 Virtual Reality: Entertainment and education
21:17 Wikipedia: is it a reliable source?
23:15 Becoming a documentarian
26:46 Hitler and the rise of the Third Reich
28:25 “Trans-historical” empathy and the moral superiority of today
34:29 George Washington: Do we condemn or celebrate him?
39:22 A Christian outlook on history
42:01 How one becomes interested in different subjects
46:02 The history of Tourism
49:51 Traveling the world
53:08 Book recommendations
56:43 How to begin making content on YouTube
The Pop Historian’s Page:
The World at War (Documentary)
Assassin's Creed (Game)
All Tomorrows (Book)
The Children of Men (Book)
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