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A scripted podcast where we talk about the struggles that have shaped our world, the tough questions that they pose, and why we should care about any of it.

A scripted podcast where we talk about the struggles that have shaped our world, the tough questions that they pose, and why we should care about any of it.
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United States

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A scripted podcast where we talk about the struggles that have shaped our world, the tough questions that they pose, and why we should care about any of it.

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English


Episodes

Forbidden Children

10/22/2019
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The story of China’s infamous One-Child Policy, the most ambitious (and catastrophic) social engineering project the modern world has ever seen. SOURCES: Fong, Mei. One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment. 2016 Evans, Karin. The Lost Daughters of China. 2008 Johnson, Kay Ann. China’s Hidden Children. 2016 Xinran, Message From an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love. 2012 Greenhalgh, Susan. Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China. 2008. Ren, Yuan....

Duration:00:57:49

Conflicted - Welcome

9/17/2019
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A quick introduction to the concept behind the show and your host, Zach Cornwell.

Duration:00:02:34

Six Days

9/15/2019
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How a single week in 1967 changed the Middle East, and the world, forever. This is the action-packed, heartbreaking origin story of Israel and the Six-Day War. SOURCES: Oren, Michael B. Six Days Of War. 2002. Pressfield, Steven. The Lion’s Gate. 2014. Churchill, Randolph S. The Six Day War. 1967 Dana, Seif. “The 1967 Naksa: The Making of the New Middle East”. Al Jazeera. June 2016. Samuel, Sigal. “How the Six Day War Transformed Religion”. The Atlantic. Jun 5 2017 Land, Graham. “Was...

Duration:01:28:04

Wonder Women

9/15/2019
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African berserkers, graceful samurai, and deadly Soviet fighter pilots. A three-part, globe-trotting tour of remarkable female soldiers and the complicated lives that they led. SOURCES: Vinogradova, Lyuba. Defending the Motherland. 2015 Alpern, Stanley B. Amazons of Black Sparta. 1998. Dash, Mike. “Dahomey’s Women Warriors”. Smithsonian.com. Sept 2011 Busch, Jenna. “Meet the Dahomey Amazons, the Inspiration for the Dora Milaje”. SyFy Wire. Nov 2018. Joubeaud, Edouard. The Women...

Duration:01:19:07

They Saw Red

9/15/2019
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The Rated-R-for-Russian story of the Red Army’s horrific campaign of vengeance against Nazi Germany. SOURCES: Beevor, Antony. The Fall of Berlin 1945. 2003. Huggler, Justin. “Fall of Berlin: ‘Of course I was afraid. I was 17 years old.’”. The Telegraph UK. May 2015 Johnson, Daniel. “Red Army troops raped even Russian women as they freed them from camps”. The Guardian. Jan 2002. Ash, Lucy. “The Rape of Berlin”. BBC News. May 2015. Fitzgerald, Nora. “Berliners recall Red Army...

Duration:00:45:28

The Tiger and the Turtle

9/15/2019
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Sea battles, tiger hunts, and a mountain of human noses. This is the Shakespearean saga that triggered centuries of bad blood between Korea and Japan. SOURCES: Samuel, Hawley. The Imjin War: Japan's Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China. 2005 Turnbull, Stephen. The Samurai Invasion of Korea. 2008. Turnbull, Stephen. War in Japan, 1467-1615. 2002 Berry, Mary Elizabeth. Hideyoshi. 1982 Kristof, Nicholas D. “Japan, Korea, and 1597: A Year That Lives in Infamy”....

Duration:01:25:58

This Is Sparta?

9/15/2019
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A myth-busting breakdown of history’s favorite fitness cult. SOURCES: Hanson, Victor Davis. A War Like No Other. 2005. Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War Plutarch. Parallel Lives Xenophon. Hellenica Cartledge, Paul. “The Socratics’ Sparta and Rosseau’s”. Cambridge University. 1998 Penades, Antonio. “Bred for Battle - Understanding Ancient Sparta’s Military Machine”. National Geographic History. Dec 2016. Grant, R.G. “Battle of Leuctra”. Encyclopedia Britannica. March,...

Duration:00:50:19