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The Revolution and Ideology Podcast

A sociologist and historian explore revolutionary theory and history.

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About Revolution and Ideology

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.” In the first, They explore the theories and historical examples of revolution and social change. In the second, they examine various historical and modern ideologies and the ways in which they motivate how people think and behave today. In the third, they analyze various theories and histories of stateless societies. In this podcast, they explore the ideas from their courses. 

Recent Episodes

Unveiling History: Rethinking Gender Roles in Early Societies

Unveiling History: Rethinking Gender Roles in Early Societies

Join us for a 20-minute discussion as we delve into the intriguing world of early civilizations and challenge age-old stereotypes. In this thought-provoking video, we explore three captivating articles that shed light on the often-overlooked roles of women in ancient hunting societies.

From Rubber Trade to Cultural Genocide: A History of Belgian Colonization in the Congo

From Rubber Trade to Cultural Genocide: A History of Belgian Colonization in the Congo

Join us as we delve into the dark history of Belgian colonization in Congo. From King Leopold II’s brutal exploitation of Congolese resources to the forced labor and atrocities committed under Belgian rule, this episode uncovers the disturbing truths behind one of the most notorious colonial regimes in history. We explore the impact of Belgian colonialism on the Congolese people and the legacy that continues to shape the country to this day. Don’t miss this eye-opening account of a shameful chapter in human history.

When Worlds Collaborate: The Style of Early Tabletop Role-Playing Games

When Worlds Collaborate: The Style of Early Tabletop Role-Playing Games

In this podcast episode, we dive into the world of early tabletop role-playing games and explore the style and collaboration involved in creating these games in addition to the racism inherent in early role-playing games. Our guest is Stefan Huddleston, author of a fascinating article titled “When Worlds Collaborate: The Style of Early Tabletop Role-Playing Games” published in Analog Game Studies. We discuss the history and development of tabletop RPGs and the influence of various factors, such as the collaborative nature of gaming, on the creation and evolution of the genre. Whether you’re a seasoned tabletop gamer or just starting out, you won’t want to miss this insightful discussion. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating world of early tabletop role-playing games!

https://analoggamestudies.org/2022/12/when-worlds-collaborate-the-style-of-early-tabletop-role-playing-games/

Meet The Hosts

Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Jared Benson

Jared Benson

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.”

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