Revolution and Ideology

Revolution and Ideology

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Exploring revolutionary theory and history


The Framing of the Constitution, or Why the United States is not a Democracy – Myth is America #014
Oct 14 • 70 min
In this episode, we discuss the myth of the crafting of the Constitution of the United States of America and explain why it is intentionally not a democracy.
Alienation or Why You’re Miserable According to Karl Marx
Oct 7 • 70 min
In this episode, we discuss the four types of alienation according to Karl Marx and how they relate to modern society. See the show notes on our website.
Abigail Adams – Abolitionist, Feminist, Badass – Myth is America #013
Oct 1 • 37 min
In this episode, we talk about Abigail Adams, the first second lady and the second first lady. She was an abolitionist and feminist before her time. It’s inexcusable for her to be glossed over in the traditional historical narrative of the United States.
Shays’ Rebellion – The First American Counter-Revolution – Myth is America #012
Sep 24 • 65 min
In this episode, we discuss Shays’ Rebellion which we consider to be the first American counter-revolution.
George Washington Calls for Genocide – Myth is America #11
Sep 17 • 57 min
In this episode, we discuss mutinies in Washington’s Army and the time the first President of the United States called for a genocide against indigenous peoples.
Thomas Paine – Myth is America #010
Sep 9 • 76 min
In this episode, we discuss the life and times of Thomas Paine, one of the architects of the United States whose views on slavery and true democracy proved to be too radical for the other ‘founding fathers.’
The Beginnings of the American War for Independence
Aug 28 • 75 min
In this episode, we discuss the beginnings of the War for Independence.
Myth is America #008 – Prelude to the American War for Independence
Aug 21 • 60 min
We discuss the Ohio Company, The Seven Years War, Pontiac’s Rebellion, the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and all of the other complexities that lead-up to the American War for Independence.
Myth is America – #007 The Transatlantic Slave Trade (2 of 2)
Aug 12 • 59 min
In the second of two episodes, we discuss racist ideology and the Stono Rebellion.
Myth is America – #006 The Transatlantic Slave Trade (1 of 2)
Jul 30 • 60 min
In the first of two episodes, we discuss the horror of kidnapping Africans and bringing them to the colonies against their will.
#009 – Social Movements and Revolution
Jul 26 • 11 min
What is a “revolution?” In this brief episode, we cover the four types of social movements and focus on revolution specifically.
Myth is America #005 – The Colonization of New England
Jul 18 • 71 min
In this episode, we discuss the Puritan colonization of New England (and its atrocities).
Myth is America #004 – Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic
Jul 11 • 60 min
We cover the basic ideas from Max Weber’s “The Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” to set the foundation for the colonizing of New England and explore one theory for how modern capitalism came into being.
Myth is America #003 – The Invention of Whiteness in America
Jun 13 • 72 min
In this episode we analyze the laws of the Virginia Colony to discover how the concept of “whiteness” was invented to divide the working class.
Myth is America #002 – Jamestown and the Virginia Company
May 14 • 62 min
In this episode, we discuss the settling of Jamestown and the actions of the Virginia Company.
Myth is America #001 – The Myth of Columbus
May 8 • 77 min
In this episode we deconstruct the myth of the “discovering” of America. Hopefully, this isn’t new knowledge for anyone. However, we know that won’t be true.
Myth is America #000 – Introduction
May 8 • 11 min
We are happy to announce a new series, Myth is America. In this series we’ll take a break from revolutionary history and theory and focus our time on telling the often overlooked history of the United States of America.
#008 – Kurds 2
Apr 30 • 78 min
In this second of two episodes, we discuss Rojava, the PKK, and Democratic Confederalism.
#007 – Kurds 1
Apr 25 • 112 min
In this first of two episodes, Jared gives us the history of the Kurds.
#006 – Communalism
Apr 4 • 57 min
We provide a very brief introduction to Murray Bookchin’s concept of Communalism and some critiques.
#005 – Postanarchism
Apr 2 • 60 min
In this episode, we explore post-anarchism (or post-structural anarchism) and we learn that one of our hosts has some Leninist tendencies.
#004 – History of the State
Mar 26 • 83 min
In this episode, we begin to explore the origins of the state and how states seem to be organized. Eventually, we debate whether or not discussing the history of the state is even fruitful for our project of exploring how a stateless society could be…
#003 – State and Society
Mar 21 • 56 min
In this episode, we explore the difference between a “state” and a “society.” We focus on various different philosophers’ definitions of “state” and what that means for our project of exploring a stateless society.
#002 – Human Nature 2
Mar 13 • 90 min
Part 2 of 2 of our exploration of human nature. In the previous episode, we discussed the philosophies of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. In this episode, we explore the more modern work of David Graeber.
#001 – Human Nature 1
Mar 13 • 95 min
Part 1 of 2 of our exploration of human nature. Through works of Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, we begin to explore the question: are humans naturally “good” or naturally “bad?
#000 – Introduction
Mar 13 • 11 min
Welcome to the Revolution and Ideology podcast! In this brief introduction episode we introduce ourselves and explain why we were motivated to start this podcast.