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In this special crossover episode between Guerrilla History and Red Menace, Alyson and Henry come together to interview Dr. Françoise Vergès about her new book A Decolonial Feminism. Françoise Vergès is an activist, public educator, and is the author of many books including Resolutely Black: Conversations with Aime Cesaire (Polity, 2019), The Wombs…
 
In this episode, Alyson and Breht teach and discuss two works by Alexandra Kollontai: her 1909 essay "The Social Basis of the Woman Question" and her 1923 essay "Make Way for Winged Eros". They contextualize each essay, walk the listener through them both, and then discuss their meanings and implications. Rev Left episode on Kollontai with Kristen …
 
In this episode, Alyson and Breht use texts from Fanon, Cesaire, Mao, and Lenin to help make sense of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the history of zionism, the role of the United States in the conflict, and more. They define settler colonialism and imperialism, show how they are operative in the conflict, and then have a wide ranging convers…
 
*recorded on April 28th* In this unlocked patreon-only episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the Biden administrations ostensible withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Chauvin Trial and what it represents, and the ongoing Covid crisis ravaging India and how its connected to vaccine imperialism and capitalism's prioritizing of profits over the health and lif…
 
What are Classics? • On Justifications for Studying the Humanities • The Humanistic Tradition • Humanistic Aims and Humanitarian Aims • The Humanities in Crisis • A Social Darwinist Curriculum • Character Development as a Curricular Aim • Responding to Various Arguments • On Irving BabbittFor suggested readings and links to other resources visit ou…
 
On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss 'Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement' by Anuradha Ghandy Free text here: http://massalijn.nl/theory/philosophical-trends-in-the-feminist-movement/ Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about the show…
 
Fundamental Practices in the Art of Teaching • Tool Affordances and Human Effectivities • On Classrooms as Constrained Environments • The Business of Education • Tools Can Support Motivation • Pitfalls of The Profit Motive in the Education Space • Distinguishing Between Game-Based Learning, Gamification, and Gameful Learning • A Game as a Logical S…
 
IndexConservative Professors and Job Satisfaction • A Conservative Case for Liberal Education • Campus Cultures • Demands, Dialogue, and Scrutiny • What We Talk About When We Talk About Being Reasonable • On Yielding to Reason as an Authority • What Purposes Do Colleges Serve? • On Media and a Few Perceptions of Campus Cultures • On the Role of Sha…
 
IndexOn the Evolution of Normal Schools • Transformative Moments in Teacher Education • The Making of the Middle Class • On State University Funding • Imperiled Working-Class Colleges • College Competition • The Pandemic Bait and Switch • On Administrative Mismanagement • “they see the dorm, rec center, and food.” • The Gap Year Considered • What A…
 
In this episode, Alyson and Breht introduce the core concepts of Marxist political economy by an analysis of the history of political economy, core economic concepts in Marxism, and much more! Outline for this episode with timestamps Political Economy: [5:00] Definition: Political economy as the study of economics as played out in reality. Economic…
 
Our beloved co-host Alyson is out sick for this month, so Breht takes over at the last minute to read some passages from the new Cli-Fi (Climate Science Fiction) Novel "The Ministry for the Future" and the non-fiction book "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" as jumping off points to discuss how Climate Change will play out over the rest o…
 
Origins of the Term Syllabus • What Could a Syllabus Be? • Time and Permission to Think • Figuring out what the Questions Will Be • Learning How to Learn • Teaching and Storytelling • Telling Someone Something They Do Not Know is Not Teaching • Technology Altering What Education Means • Teachers, Students, and the Classroom: A Community • Syllabus …
 
In this episode, Alyson and Breht discuss the election results, Trump and the GOP, the coming Biden administration, Covid-19 and the Vaccine(s), the causes of conspiracy thinking, and much more. Outro music: 'Wildflowers' by No Thanks Check out their music here: https://no-thanks.bandcamp.com/album/submerger Support Red Menace here: https://www.pat…
 
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 Tex…
 
In this episode of Dirty History, I sit down with Sam Pennacchio of Vinyl Junkies. At the time of writing this description, Sam has, for the past 230 days, broadcasted pirate radio streams 3-5 hours a night on Youtube and Twitch—no breaks, no gaps, no permission.--Portuguese Nuggets • The Spirit of Discovery • On Humanizing Technology • An AM Radio…
 
On Being an Internet Based Business • The Concept of Bag Appeal • Initiative 71 • Education, Power, and Providence • The Concept of an Educated Consumer • Consumer Interest / Consumer ProtectionTo learn more about District Derp follow them on Instagram @districtderp, or visit their website at https://districtderp.com/Dirty History is produced by Mu…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Alyson and Breht summarize and discuss the fundamental ideas, concepts, and arguments within Marxism. We want this episode to stand as a resource for *everyone* interested in Marxism - from those who are brand new to the Marxist left all the way to veterans of the Left who simply want a concise refresher. If you know someone who is…
 
Alyson and Breht discuss current events, the 2020 elections, climate change, and the future of this broken society. (This was recorded before the events in Kenosha developed) Outro music: 'Werewolf' by CocoRosie ------- Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here:https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about t…
 
“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 • Podca…
 
On this episode of Red Menace Alyson and Breht discuss 'The Communist Manifesto' by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Free text here: https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ Support Red Menace and get access to bonus monthly content on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheRedMenace Learn more about the show here: www…
 
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 MediaAre 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/di…
 
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 DreiserGau·dy (ad…
 
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 StalinThe Cynical Historian "Favorite E…
 
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 IndependentIn this episode of Dirty History, I sit down with science journalist Ian Graber-Stiehl to discuss a variety of topics aroun…
 
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