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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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 MescalineDirty History is produced by Muckraker MediaDirty History is made possible by our Patrons. If you value the show as an educational resou…
 
“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 va…
 
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 likeAnwen ThomasBilly Littlefield& Ronnie NewFind out how you can become a patron at Patreon.com/dirtyhistory…
 
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, Anwe…
 
"Death is not an unaltering state." On this episode, I intend to explain what that means by discussing the chemical processes of death and decomposition. This will serve as the introduction for our discussion on Burial Practices and how we treat the dead.Thank you as always to our supporters on Patreon Billy LittlefieldAlicia Woods&Ronnie NewIf you…
 
On this episode, I try to figure out how we teach history and what pieces get left out. I also look into topics you shouldn't mention at your next dinner party.I hope this episode challenges you to disagree with my guest Mark Elsico or I and formulate a response, critique, or defense of our positions because that is learning in one of its purest fo…
 
On this episode, I was joined by Lyndsey Craig, a researcher and Ph.D. student of Anthropology at UNLV. She recently penned a paper titled, “Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective”, Needless to say, as soon as I read it I wanted to talk to her. This is that conversation. Please welcome, Lyndsey Craig!Twitter: @lyndseykcraigFaceb…
 
On this episode of Dirty History, we will discuss why executioners were shunned and feared by middle ages society, and how they coped with it.Also, there is the obligatory recounting of brutal torture executions, a few asides on torture, how to verify death, the various dirty jobs an executioner had to perform, and a rumination on mob violence.This…
 
On this episode of Dirty History, we'll explore the surgical theaters and barber shops of pre-antiseptic medical practitioners.I ask that going forward in this episode we check the easily obtainable notion that what was happening to obtain human donors was, yanno, "wrong". Instead let us focus on the structures that led the researchers and surgeons…
 
On this episode, we explore Ancient Greece, Modern Japan, quack medical remedies of old, and more to find out just what drives the sexual enhancement market. Who knows, maybe along the way, we'll unearth the origin of a few age-old phallic-based dilemmas. Tune in, drop out, and learn that which you shouldn't. This is Dirty History…
 
This week I sit down with Aaron Fried to discuss the ethical considerations of how Nazi anatomists sourced their human donors—along with a broader conversation on anatomy, dissection, and medical history. Put that sandwich down, strap in, and learn a few things. I'm Thomas Thompson and this is Dirty HistoryFind out more about Aaron and his hunt for…
 
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