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Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.
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Religion, ritual, ideology, nationalism, identity... Human beings are meaning-seeking creatures, and history is the tale of the many ways our remarkable species has sought to orient itself in the world. From Zionist zealots and radical Islam to human sacrifice and aboriginal mythology, The MartyrMade Podcast will jump into the transcendent dreams and dark nightmares we've conjured in our search for significance.

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Episodes

MartyrMade Podcast #13 – God’s Socialist, pt. 3: Head North, Then Turn Left

6/24/2019
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In this episode I trace the trajectory of the civil rights movement through the 1960s, and the gradual shift in emphasis and leadership from the stoic southern marchers following Martin Luther King, Jr to the militant Black Power soldiers of the northern ghettos.

Duration:04:02:19

MartyrMade Podcast #12 – God’s Socialist, pt. 2: What Child Is This?

4/15/2019
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This is part 2 of a podcast series on Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple movement. An eccentric loner as a child, Jim Jones finds purpose in the fight for racial and economic justice.

Duration:03:18:03

#11 - God's Socialist: Prologue

3/4/2019
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This is the first episode of a series exploring Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. This episode is only a prologue, a few stories and ideas to serve as a backdrop for everything to come. The next episode will be along in the next few weeks, and every few weeks after that until we figure [...]

Duration:01:31:11

#10 - Anything That Moves - The My Lai Massacre (w/History on Fire)

3/8/2018
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This is part 2 of a series I’ve been working on with Daniele Bolelli. In part 1, he covered the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre carried out by the US Army. I was working on my next major series when Daniele asked me to do a companion episode on My Lai, and I couldn’t pass up [...]

Duration:02:49:57

#9 – Sacrifice & Oppression at the Dawn of Tyranny

8/30/2017
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“Mexica ‘beliefs’ have been discussed confidently enough, but academics being natural theologians, usually at an unnaturally abstract pitch. My interest is not in belief at this formal level, but in sensibility: the emotional, moral, and aesthetic nexus through which thought comes to be expressed in action, and so made public, visible, and accessible to our [...]

Duration:03:34:08

#8 - How to Serve Man - Sacrifice & Cannibalism, pt. 1

6/27/2017
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Who’s hungry? Listen on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher! (seems to be some issue here… will try to fix) Visit MartyrMade Facebook page!

Duration:09:10:56

#7 - Approaching the Aztecs - A Drunken Introduction

6/4/2017
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In which I take a break from banging out my human sacrifice episode to check in with my patient listeners. I’m working on a series of companion episodes to go along with Daniele Bolelli’s History on Fire series on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. If you haven’t heard the first episode of his series (available on [...]

Duration:08:55:10

#6 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Never Again

12/20/2016
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Modern Zionism began in the late 19th century with idealistic calls for spiritual renewal; by 1939, it had transformed into a desperate play for bare survival. Young revolutionaries do combat with Zionist elder statesmen for the soul of the movement. Hitler’s German Reich and Stalin’s Soviet Union do battle for Europe while everything between them [...]

Duration:05:36:24

#5 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Things Fall Apart...

4/15/2016
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My laptop literally died a horrible death as I was uploading this episode, and I’m at a Kinkos finishing this post. Once I have a computer, I’ll get the stuff up. The things I do for y’all… Riots. Massacres. The end of the world and everything in it. Palestinian Arabs finally find a voice in [...]

Duration:05:40:18

#4 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 3

11/23/2015
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Hi everyone. Been a long time. My day job has been downright abusive the last 2-3 months, but we’re back with Episode 4 of Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem. As the Middle Eastern regional order is hammered into place by the Entente powers, Zionism goes underground. Prosperity abroad and security in Palestine make [...]

Duration:04:26:53

#3 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture

7/18/2015
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One of these things is not like the other… awkward. We’re halfway through Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, the history of Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (If you haven’t listened to the first two episodes, you might want to do that for background, but this episode is an exploratory aside that can stand [...]

Duration:01:45:31

#2 - Fear and Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 2

6/18/2015
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The Arabs and the Zionists in Palestine struggle to get their bearings in a ruined world. The smell of gunsmoke still lays thick over the landscape, and the ink is still wet on the Balfour Declaration and the several new international agreements. The First World War is over, and people around the world are demanding [...]

Duration:03:19:36

#1 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 1

3/19/2015
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The conflict between Israel and Palestine can often seem like a permanent feature of the global order. The wars, intifadas, refugees camps, suicide vests, UN resolutions, and peace talks have been painfully burned into our collective consciousness. But how could this have happened? Was it always this way? That’s what we’ll seek to find out [...]

Duration:02:20:54