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islamic extremism

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...
Living and Dying Before Medical Science

Living and Dying Before Medical Science (Part 1)

This is a two-part episode in the series and it discusses living and dying before medical science came of age in human history. Plagued:...
world health organization timeline

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...

Ep. 163 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

The 1980s witnessed the emergence of fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East and American foreign policy had its part to play in this movement....
islamic extremism

Ep. 117 – Killers in the Name of God – Part...

This is part 1 of the three part podcast series that look at the history of Islamic Extremism. JB Shreve looks at the early history...

The History of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

Check out this new podcast series available to premium members only. Episode 1: Cowboys, Arabs and Jews is now available for download!
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Ep. 189 – The History of Iran and the Next War:...

This is part 1 in my podcast series covering the history of Iran. We move from the ancient history of Persia up to the Pahlavi dynasty and World War II in this episode. 
Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional

Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part One – The US...

Why is Latin America so dysfunctional, and plagued by poverty and violence? This 4-part series looks at the history of America's involvement and interference in Latin America. Part 1 looks at the historical relationship of between the US and Mexico.
erasing history

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.
dietrich bonhoeffer

Episode 213: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Christian theologian, pastor, writer, and ultimately martyr. As Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in Germany in the 1930s...