The Martyrmade Podcast

The Martyrmade Podcast
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
MartyrMade Podcast #12 – God’s Socialist, pt. 2: What Child Is This?
Apr 15 • 198 min
This is part 2 of a podcast series on Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple movement. An eccentric loner as a child, Jim Jones finds purpose in the fight for racial and economic justice.
#11 - God’s Socialist: Prologue
Mar 4 • 91 min
This is the first episode of a series exploring Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. This episode is only a prologue, a few stories and ideas to serve as a backdrop for everything to come. The next episode will be along in the next few weeks, and every few…
#10 - Anything That Moves - The My Lai Massacre (w/History on Fire)
Mar 8, 2018 • 114 min
This is part 2 of a series I’ve been working on with Daniele Bolelli. In part 1, he covered the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre carried out by the US Army. I was working on my next major series when Daniele asked me to do a companion episode on My Lai, and I…
#9 – Sacrifice & Oppression at the Dawn of Tyranny
Aug 30, 2017 • 174 min
“Mexica ‘beliefs’ have been discussed confidently enough, but academics being natural theologians, usually at an unnaturally abstract pitch. My interest is not in belief at this formal level, but in sensibility: the emotional, moral, and aesthetic nexus…
#8 - How to Serve Man - Sacrifice & Cannibalism, pt. 1
Jun 27, 2017 • 163 min
Who’s hungry? Listen on iTunes! Listen on Stitcher! (seems to be some issue here… will try to fix) Visit MartyrMade Facebook page!
#7 - Approaching the Aztecs - A Drunken Introduction
Jun 4, 2017 • 106 min
In which I take a break from banging out my human sacrifice episode to check in with my patient listeners. I’m working on a series of companion episodes to go along with Daniele Bolelli’s History on Fire series on the Spanish conquest of Mexico. If you…
#6 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Never Again
Dec 20, 2016 • 330 min
Modern Zionism began in the late 19th century with idealistic calls for spiritual renewal; by 1939, it had transformed into a desperate play for bare survival. Young revolutionaries do combat with Zionist elder statesmen for the soul of the movement.…
#5 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Things Fall Apart…
Apr 15, 2016 • 340 min
My laptop literally died a horrible death as I was uploading this episode, and I’m at a Kinkos finishing this post. Once I have a computer, I’ll get the stuff up. The things I do for y’all… Riots. Massacres. The end of the world and everything in it.…
#4 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 3
Nov 23, 2015 • 266 min
Hi everyone. Been a long time. My day job has been downright abusive the last 2-3 months, but we’re back with Episode 4 of Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem. As the Middle Eastern regional order is hammered into place by the Entente powers, Zionism…
#3 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture
Jul 18, 2015 • 104 min
We’re halfway through Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, the history of Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (If you haven’t listened to the first two episodes, you might want to do that for background, but this episode is an exploratory aside…
#2 - Fear and Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 2
Jun 18, 2015 • 199 min
The Arabs and the Zionists in Palestine struggle to get their bearings in a ruined world. The smell of gunsmoke still lays thick over the landscape, and the ink is still wet on the Balfour Declaration and the several new international agreements. The…
#1 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 1
Mar 19, 2015 • 141 min
The conflict between Israel and Palestine can often seem like a permanent feature of the global order. The wars, intifadas, refugees camps, suicide vests, UN resolutions, and peace talks have been painfully burned into our collective consciousness. But…