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Then and Now: Global History and Culture

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"Then and Now" connects events from the past with today's news headlines. Current episodes are history topics from my global culture and history course. In 2006, the podcast started with students in my introductory global history and culture course at the Univ of Minn. Previous episodes reviewed history topics, special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its music, interviews with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events, and other topics. Episodes featured independent music artists. Share comments about the podcast with David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

"Then and Now" connects events from the past with today's news headlines. Current episodes are history topics from my global culture and history course. In 2006, the podcast started with students in my introductory global history and culture course at the Univ of Minn. Previous episodes reviewed history topics, special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its music, interviews with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events, and other topics. Episodes featured independent music artists. Share comments about the podcast with David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

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United States

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"Then and Now" connects events from the past with today's news headlines. Current episodes are history topics from my global culture and history course. In 2006, the podcast started with students in my introductory global history and culture course at the Univ of Minn. Previous episodes reviewed history topics, special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its music, interviews with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events, and other topics. Episodes featured independent music artists. Share comments about the podcast with David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Language:

English


Episodes

Communism: Tiananmen Square Protest, 6 of 6

3/24/2022
S15-E06 Topics: Tiananmen Square nonviolent protest and brutal suppression, Tank Man, inspiration for nonviolent protest. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and...

Duration:00:36:08

Communism: Violence Justified for Change, 5 of 6

3/17/2022
S15-E05 Topics: justification by Lenin and Mao for violence to cause desired change, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China, role of the Red Guard in China, attack on the bourgeoisie. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast...

Duration:00:09:52

Communism: China under Communism, 4 of 6

3/10/2022
S15-E04 Topics: biography of Mao, justification for short term violence for change, importance of The Little Red Book, use of the Red Guard for change, The Peasant’s Movement in Hunan, land reform movement. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through...

Duration:00:08:54

Communism: Poland Breaks Away, 3 of 6

3/3/2022
S15-E03 Topics: cycle of revolution, nonviolent protest of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi, analysis of the Poland protest, and Lech Walensa. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts,...

Duration:00:34:44

Communism: Life After Stalin, 2 of 6

2/24/2022
S15-E02 Topics: Destalinization, Nikita Khrushchev, Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and President Reagan, and Strategic Defense Initiative. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts,...

Duration:00:16:56

Communism: Stalin Consolidates Power, 1 of 6

2/21/2022
S15-E01 Topics: interaction of economic and political theories; phases of the Russian revolution; Russia restructures under Stalin, Stalin’s Gosplan; role of the Secret Police; and biography of Stalin. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these...

Duration:00:27:34

WWI, Catalyst for Russian Communist Revolution, 5 of 5

1/6/2022
S14-E19 Topics: Immediate and long-term causes of the revolution, phases of the Communist Revolution, and Communist civil war. PDF documents: The October Revolution, Russian Civil War, and Vladimir Lenin biography. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through...

Duration:00:25:04

WWI: One War Ends and Another Will Begin, 4 of 5

12/30/2021
S14-E18 Topics: WWI consequences, WWI bridges to WWII, the catalyst for Russian Communist Revolution, and Treaty of Versailles. PDF documents: Aftermath of WWI, President Wilson’s Fourteen Points, and Treaty of Versailles. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available...

Duration:00:15:49

WWI, Russians Leave and U.S. Arrives, 3 of 5

12/23/2021
S14-E17 Topics: tank warfare, Battle of Verdun, Meuse-Argonne Battle, Russians leave WWI, U.S. enters WWI, and armistice. PDF documents: U.S. entry to WWI, Battle of Verdun, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and tanks in WWI. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through...

Duration:00:14:46

WWI, 1915-1916 in the Air, Land, and Sea, 2 of 5

12/16/2021
S14-E16 Topics: initial crisis, trench warfare, submarines, and WWI aircraft. PDF documents: WWI aviation, technology overview, and trench warfare. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts,...

Duration:00:24:14

WWI, Roots of the Great War, 1 of 5

12/9/2021
S14-E15 This new unit explores WW I and the Russian Communist Revolution. Topics include: key history forces; and the role of nationalism, militarism, and propaganda. PDF documents: WWI overview, WWI causes, PowerPoint slides, and assigned readings. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and...

Duration:00:20:13

Imperialism, 5 of 5: Apply Gandhi Principles to Today

12/3/2021
S14-E14 We apply Gandhi’s protest principles to contemporary issues of interest to the students. The audio provides a brief overview. The PDF document provides all the details about this highly engaging activity that has been done in class and online with equal success. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn,...

Duration:00:07:37

Imperialism, 4 of 5: Consequences of Imperialism

11/26/2021
S14-E13 We examine the consequences of imperialism for the Western countries and countries that were occupied. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post...

Duration:00:14:08

Imperialism, 3 of 5: Gandhi's Protest Movement

11/19/2021
S14-E12 We examine Gandhi’s protest movement against British imperialism in episode three of the five-part series. We will apply his protest principles in episode five where we apply what was learned to today’s protest issues. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically...

Duration:00:31:54

Imperialism, 2 of 5: Different Types of Imperialism

11/12/2021
S14-E11 We delve into different types of western imperialism and what motivated them in part two of this five-part series. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please...

Duration:00:14:21

Imperialism, 1 of 5: Motivations and Cycle of Imperialism

11/7/2021
S14-E10 We will explore imperialism by Western Europe in this five-part series. In this episode, we delve into the cycle of imperialism and the various motivations for the countries. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a copy of the PowerPoint slides and a reading guide with questions for the articles read by the students to explore more deeply the topic. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible,...

Duration:00:25:25

Ind. Rev., 6 of 6: Creation of New Political Theories

7/9/2021
S14-E09 In part six, I complete my review of the impact of the Industrial Revolution with new political theories. We explore the connections between early political theories and those that operate today and can be seen through media reports. In some cases, the names of the political systems have not changed over time. Today’s debates between the Democrats and Republications on the role of the government in the lives of its citizens trace their origins back to this time period. This completes...

Duration:00:17:01

Ind. Rev. 5 of 6: Creation of New Economic Theories

7/2/2021
S14-E08 In part five, I continue the impact of the Industrial Revolution with a review of the new economic theories. We explore the connections between early economic theories and those that operate today and can be seen through media reports. Today’s debates between the Democrats and Republications on the role of the government in the lives of its citizens trace their origins back to this time period. The next podcast episode continues with reviewing the new political theories that emerge...

Duration:00:16:02

Ind. Rev., 4 of 6: Creation of New Social Classes

6/25/2021
S14-E07 In part four, I continue the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the creation of new social classes such as the working class. We explore the positives and negatives of the IR upon the average people who work in the factories and live in the urban landscape. We do part of this review through popular literature at the time that offer a social critique. The next podcast episode continues with reviewing the new economic theories that emerge from the Industrial Revolution. The...

Duration:00:27:39

Ind. Rev., 3 of 6: Impact on Society

6/18/2021
S14-E06 In part three, I focus on the impact of the Industrial Revolution on six areas of society: the shift from farm to factory, population growth, urbanization, creation of new social classes, development of new economic theories, and development of new political theories. We stop at the end of my review of urbanization. The next episode continues this review of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on society. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast,...

Duration:00:22:09