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The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.

The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.
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Canton, GA

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The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 34 - Defending the Social Contract

3/31/2017
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This episode features an interview with writer and political pundit Forsetti's Justice. We discuss the need to defend the Enlightenment idea of the Social Contract, as well as political strategy in 2017 and beyond.

Duration:01:06:33

Ep. 33 - Blood at the Root

11/4/2016
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This episode features an interview with Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America. We explore the legacy of racial violence in Forsyth County, Georgia.

Duration:00:44:51

Ep. 32 - The Stalin Problem

8/25/2016
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This episode explores the legacy of Stalin and Soviet policies of the 1930's. Did Stalin's brutal approach to statecraft help or hinder the USSR in World War II?

Duration:00:36:45

Ep. 31 - History of Console Games

6/2/2016
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This episode explores the history of console games. Raymond is joined by guest co-host and video game expert Ken Eakins.

Duration:01:03:31

Ep. 30 - History of Arcade Games

5/19/2016
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An in-depth look at the history of arcade games. This episode features guest co-host Ken Eakins.

Duration:01:03:58

Ep. 29 - Trump and the Know-Nothings

4/14/2016
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Explore the connections between the Know-Nothings, a nativist political party from the 1850s, and the rise of Donald Trump in the 2016 primaries.

Duration:00:22:33

Ep. 28 - Tales of the Pacific War

2/27/2016
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Raymond recounts little-known stories of the Pacific War, including his close encounter with a B-17 bomber, and the truly filthy job of salvaging sunken battleships.

Duration:00:25:55

Ep. 27 - Race to the South Pole

2/12/2016
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Three brief tales about the race to the South Pole, the last great prize in the Age of Exploration. This episode covers the Antarctic expeditions of Amundsen, Scott, and Shackleton.

Duration:00:25:02

Ep. 26 - Election 2016

1/25/2016
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Raymond gives a preview and analysis of candidates and issues in the upcoming primaries and 2016 general election.

Duration:00:25:18

Ep. 25 - Race to the North Pole

12/7/2015
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This episode explores tales of Arctic exploration, including Amundsen's discovery of the Northwest Passage, and the race to the North Pole.

Duration:00:19:20

Ep. 24 - Suburban Sprawl with David Cook

11/11/2015
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This episode covers the environmental consequences of suburban sprawl, and discusses the odd history of metro Atlanta.

Duration:00:30:07

Ep. 23 - Environmental History with David Cook

11/2/2015
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This episode explores the environmental history of Georgia and the southeastern U.S., along with the long-term effects of human settlement in the region.

Duration:00:31:37

Ep. 22 - World War II Clean-Up Crew

10/24/2015
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This episode explores how the world is still cleaning up 70 years after the greatest war in its history. Additionally, we cover the results to the 2015 Canadian election.

Duration:00:21:27

Ep. 21 - Nazi Gun Control

10/13/2015
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In this episode, Raymond explores the history of gun control in Germany in the 1930's. Was gun control responsible for the Nazis' rise to power and the atrocities of the Holocaust?

Duration:00:23:00

Ep. 20 - Primary Politics - Part 2

10/5/2015
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The second of two episodes about the early phase of the 2016 presidential primaries. Part two covers the top Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Duration:00:24:29

Ep. 19 - Primary Politics - Part 1

9/27/2015
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The first of two episodes about the politics of the early phase of the 2016 presidential primaries. Part one covers the top Republican candidates, starting with the ascendance of Donald Trump. His overt nativism is reminiscent of the pre-Civil War Know Nothing Movement. As the former Governor of Florida, the importance of Jeb Bush's ability to win that key swing state should not be underestimated. Marco Rubio, one of the GOP's stronger Latino candidates, is up in the polls lately. The...

Duration:00:26:07

Ep. 18 - The History of Middle Earth

9/16/2015
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To commemorate the recent release of the new J. R. R. Tolkien book, The Story of Kullervo, Raymond will take a brief look into the history of Tolkien's life and writings. He highlights The History of Middle Earth, a 12-book series that collects and analyzes material relating to Tolkien's work. The series shows the development over time of his concept, philosophy, and theology of the fictional Middle Earth. Raymond points out how this collection of books relates to and supplements information...

Duration:00:23:58

Ep. 17 - Southern Baptist Convention: The New Orthodoxy - Part 2

8/20/2015
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As Raymond continues his look at the Southern Baptist Convention, he is joined by Russell Miles a.k.a. Brother Russell. Starting with a discussing the influence of tactics used by the Religious Right in the 1980's on the increasingly vitriolic attacks on social issues. They then examine the basic theological tenets of the Southern Baptist Convention and the impact on the mindset of political/social conservatives. Russell explains the catalyst the began his exit from the Southern Baptist...

Duration:00:46:01

Ep. 16 - Southern Baptist Convention: The New Orthodoxy - Part 1

8/8/2015
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In this episode, Raymond explores the Southern Baptist Convention and the political, cultural, and demographic influence of the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Of interest in the 2015 Annual Church Profile, is the largest decline in membership ever recorded in the history of the Church. Next he discusses the Conservative Resurgence and the rise to power of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Finally, he ponders the Religious...

Duration:00:23:26

Ep. 16 - Southern Baptist Convention: The New Orthodoxy

8/8/2015
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In this episode, Raymondexplores the Southern Baptist Convention and thepolitical, cultural, and demographicinfluence of the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Of interest in the2015 Annual Church Profile, is the largest decline in membership ever recordedin the history of the Church. Next he discusses the Conservative Resurgence andthe rise to power of theSouthern Baptist Theological Seminary President, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Finally, he ponders theReligious...

Duration:00:23:26