A new episode of the best history podcast ever is out. This one is about the radical thoughts and ideology of the French Revolution and the American Communist Scares:
Using the two 20th Century “Red Scare” eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment.
I highly recommend this show, Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. It is raw and in-your-face quite unlike many of the other stuffy, made-for-family history shows out there.
Episode 40 – Radical Thoughts
I’m such a huge fan of podcasts that it’s insane. See I have this eye problem that prevents me from reading too much. My day job is in technology and my hobby is writing so I have no ‘good eyes’ left for everything else.
That’s where podcasts come in. I can listen to them while walking, cleaning, and building (my three other hobbies). It’s such a perfect blend that I want to share with you my favorites:
- This Week in Tech
- Slate Political Gabfest
- Bloomberg Presents Lewis Lapham
- History of Rome
- Melvyn Bragg – In Our Time
- The Economist (all of the shows)
- APM: Marketplace Morning Report
The interesting thing about these shows are that none of them are from traditional TV/Radio. Half of them are writers of print media talking about their work. An interesting trend I expect to scare the beejeesus out of Hollywood.
Here are my second tier shows that I still listen to vehemently:
- Slate Cultural Gabfest
- Slate Hang Up And Listen
- Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
- Tech News Today
- Buzz Out Loud
- TED Talks
- NBC Meet The Press
- APM: Marketplace
- APM: The Splendid Table
Sorry for the lack of links but you can Google (or iTunes search) these titles and I guarantee you will find them.
Do you listen to any of these?