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The Death of Khomeini

I talked about these images from the funeral and death of Ayatollah Khomeini in the podcast episode today. This scene from the funeral procession...
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Erasing History

The establishment of the permitted narrative is the telling of history itself and it tells a lot about our own modern society. The efforts to hide parts of our history are not simply to protect us but to tell a new story and define a new future. It is a strategy that has been used before and it has always led to disastrous results.
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Timeline of the World Health Organization

This timeline of the World Health Organization and its history helps shine a light on the organization's purpose and achievements. I referenced this timeline...
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Ep. 188 – Things You Might Not Know About the Founding...

This is a peak into things you might not know about the founding fathers and really about the weirdness of the founding fathers.
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Ep. 186 – History of Terrorism Part 8: Russian Terrorism Before...

This episode is part of our podcast series on the history of terrorism. In today's episode we tell the story of Russian Terror from 1850 to the Russian Revolution. 
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Ep. 113 – History of Terrorism Part 2: The Assassins

During the time of the Crusades, a special group known as the Assassins arose out of the Middle East. They were led by a...
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Ep. 118 – Killers in the Name of God Part 2:...

Before Islamic extremism took hold in the Middle East there was actually a decline in Islam’s influence there as nationalism and political philosophies took...
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What In the World Is Going On In the Congo and...

This backgrounder on the Congo crisis explains what is going on in the DRC and how we got here. While the government has until January 15, to announce an official election winner many experts fear the nation is about to fall into yet another period of extensive violence and warfare.
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Ep. 192 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born: History...

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world. 
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Eradicating Disease

Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics – Podcast Series – Part 7 We take for granted the giant leap humanity took over the course of...