By Reflecting History
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Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
||CleanEpisode 45: The Cultural Revolution Part I-No Half Measures||The Cultural Revolution in China lasted roughly from 1966-1976. But the cultural disintegration and scars left from Mao Zedong's final campaign of terror and violence will last for generations to come. This is Part I in a series on the Cultural...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44: Red Scarf Girl Part II-Party vs. Family||As Ji-Li Jiang describes in "Red Scarf Girl," the Cultural Revolution became more sinister over time and the psychological pressure on Ji-Li to conform became greater. When the humiliations, beatings, and deaths started hitting close to home, Mao...||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: Red Scarf Girl Part I-Destroying the Four Olds||Kids often get overlooked in traditional historical narratives. But in China around 1966, the communist leader Mao Zedong realized that he could weaponize the youth of China to achieve his political goals. The result was disastrously tragic. In her...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42: Where the World Ended- History and Identity in East Germany||What is it that makes you, you? How would your identity change if you suddenly belonged to a new country? For the people of East Germany, this hypothetical became a reality shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War in the...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: Where the World Ended- Secrets, Politics, and Religion in East Germany||The end of the Cold War is often simplified to the triumph of democracy and capitalism over communism. But what impact did this triumph have on the everyday people involved? Shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall and the re-unification of Germany,...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: The Tao of Pooh- Taoism in the Modern World||Picking up where the last episode left off, this episode looks at some of the core principles and wisdom contained in "The Tao of Pooh." The Taoist concepts of inner nature, yin and yang, wu wei, the uncarved block, simplicity, patience, and...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: The Tao of Pooh- The State of Education and Context||Written in 1982 by Benjamin Hoff, "The Tao of Pooh" gives an overview of the ancient philosophy of Taoism. The book is accessible and full of wisdom, but perhaps its most useful element is how it sheds light on the concerning trends in the modern...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: The Bystander Effect During the Holocaust||The Bystander Effect is a psychological term for the tendency for people to be less likely to help victims in need when other people are present. During the Holocaust, a significant number of people around the globe knew about the mass murders,...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: World War I-1919-Final Tally and Treaty of Versailles||The fighting may have ended in 1918, but the Treaty of Versailles negotiations in 1919 may have been just as important. Woodrow Wilson’s noble ideas like “self determination” and “fair and lasting peace” didn’t amount to much as the Allied..||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: World War I-1918-Desperate Times||As the rest of their alliance crumbled around them, Germany kicked off 1918 with Operation Michael-the first in a series of huge offensives designed to win the war. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but in the end exhaustion and futility...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: World War I-1917-Exhaustion and Demoralization||Of all the crazy years during the Great War, 1917 was probably the most eventful. The Russian Revolution, Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, the Zimmerman Telegram, Woodrow Wilson and the United States entering the war, the Nivelle Offensive, and...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: Fake News and Propaganda During World War I||Fake News and propaganda have been around as long as civilization itself. The modern epidemic of lies and deception as a means to influence public opinion can draw some interesting parallels to World War I. What can we learn from the efforts of both...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: World War I-1916-Death Trap||In 1916, World War I continued to corrupt and destroy everything it came into contact with. The rates of death and destruction at Verdun and the Somme were unlike anything ever seen before. Soldiers, governments, and civilians were decimated by the...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: World War I-1915-Horror Show||During 1915, it was apparent that World War I was becoming something truly malevolent. With the carnage and the devastation continuing on the Western and Eastern Front, new innovations and tactics had to be used in order to have any measure of...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: World War I-1914-Destroyed But Not Defeated||The first year of World War I set the tone for the rest of the war. Violence, brutality, and chaos ruled the day as huge armies clashed in what many see as the first truly modern war. But could things have turned out differently? Should the Germans...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: The Causes of World War I-Spreading the Blame||It is amazing how misinformed the general public is regarding the origins of World War I. Even historians debate the causes of the Great War. Who or what is to blame for one of the greatest tragedies in history? Like most things that are complicated...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: All Quiet on the Western Front||"Terror can be endured so long as a man simply ducks; but it kills, if a man thinks about it." Published by Erich Maria Remarque in 1929, "All Quiet on the Western Front" is one of the most important war novels of all time. This episode is a...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Christmas in the Trenches||Episode 28: Christmas in the Trenches||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: The Amistad Rebellion-Going Home||Episode 27: The Amistad Rebellion-Going Home||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The Amistad Rebellion-Origins and Middle Passage||Episode 26: The Amistad Rebellion-Origins and Middle Passage||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Clash of Civilizations||Episode 25: The Clash of Civilizations||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Trolley Problems and History||Episode 24: Trolley Problems and History||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Rise of the Nazis-From Democracy to Dictatorship||Episode 23: Rise of the Nazis-From Democracy to Dicatorship||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Rise of the Nazis-The Third Reich Begins||Episode 22: Rise of the Nazis-The Third Reich Begins||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Rise of the Nazis-Building the Movement||Episode 21: Rise of the Nazis-Building the Movement||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Rise of the Nazis-The Perfect Storm||Episode 20: Rise of the Nazis-The Perfect Storm||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: The Xhosa Cattle Killing||Episode 19: The Xhosa Cattle Killing||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Judging History and Moral Relativism||Episode 18: Judging History and Moral Relativism||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: The Stanford Prison Experiment||Episode 17: The Stanford Prison Experiment||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Great Leap Forward-Corpses For Dinner||Episode 16: The Great Leap Forward-Corpses For Dinner||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: The Great Leap Forward-Digging China's Grave||Episode 15: The Great Leap Forward-Digging China's Grave||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Great Leap Forward||Episode 14: The Great Leap Forward||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Ordinary Men||Episode 13: Ordinary Men||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: The Social War-The Tyranny of Deterioration||Episode 12: The Social War-The Tyranny of Deterioration||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Social War-When Conversation Fails||Episode 11: The Social War-When Conversation Fails||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Social War-The Beginning of the End||Episode 10: The Social War-The Beginning of the End||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius||Episode 9: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Life of a Soldier||Episode 8: Life of a Soldier||1/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The Last War Between Gentleman||Episode 7: The Last War Between Gentleman||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Benedict Arnold-Part II: The Villain||Episode 6: Benedict Arnold-Part II: The Villain||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Benedict Arnold-Part I: The Hero||Episode 5: Benedict Arnold-Part I: The Hero||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Historical Myth: Never Invade Russia in the Winter||Episode 4: Historical Myth: Never Invade Russia in the Winter||9/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Night||Episode 3: Night||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Somme||Episode 2: The Somme||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Russian Women's Battalion of Death||This podcast tells the unbelievable story of the first all women's combat unit in history. What started as a watershed moment in women's history ends in tragedy. Reflecting History on Twitter: @reflectinghist If you like the podcast and have 30...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Introduction to Reflecting History||Episode 0: Introduction to Reflecting History||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I am listening to all of the episodes of this podcast and really love it. The listener gets interesting facts and insights about important episodes in history. the host makes it easy and compelling to learn without reading a 2000 page tome.
The history teacher we wish we all had.
A very thoughtful and entertaining pod that really makes it a pleasure to learn history. I’ve learned a lot here and I want to thank you for creating this! Keep doing what you’re doing.
An Excellent History Podcast!
This show presents history in a very engaging and thoughtful way. The host's passion for history is contagious, and he is clearly very knowledgeable on the subject! I implore you to give this podcast a listen!