Full Video – 216: Assassinations, Bad Weather, Psychedelic Rye and Other Wildcards of History

There's a lot here that didn't make it into the podcast.
Recorded live 5-9-13. The one-year anniversary of the School Sucks Live Show

Topic:
This live show was recorded immediately after my 90-minute discussion with Dan Carlin (coming soon), and the gears of my brain were really turning in different ways. I wanted to discuss methods and theories for examining and interpreting history. Often history is a story told through the "Great" Man Theory, opposed to the Trends and Forces Theory. Reflecting on a series of shows I did about the Nazis, I realize that there is considerable synthesis between the two. This conversation is derailed by silliness a couple of times and also contains non-live portions.

Were the Salem Witch Trials the result of a community-wide psychedelic accident?

Bumper Music:
"Airplane" Widespread Panic

Look Closer:

Ergot Poisoning - the cause of the Salem Witch Trials - http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/history/ergot.htm

Aspergers and SSRIs? - http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt121964.html

Napoleon's Hemorrhoids:
And Other Small Events That Changed the World
- http://books.google.com/books/about/Napoleon_s_Hemorrhoids.html?id=UG4VmgEACAAJ

Dan Carlin - Hardcore History - http://www.dancarlin.com/

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One comment

  1. Profile photo of Mike J

    Hey Brett,

    Have you ever seen this video? It’s a compilation of Hitler’s speeches with English subtitles and dramatic music. It’s obviously a bunch of collectivist nonsense, but to the non-libertarian, much of it comes across as reasonable.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=131_1330431557

    One other thing…

    I know this is a very taboo subject, but have you ever thought about doing a podcast on holocaust denial? I think there’s a lot of circumstantial evidence which supports the claim that the “final solution” and “holocaust” that we all have been taught about in public school is not all that factual.

    Here’s a decent tube with a general overview:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7vXKZciSok

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