Revolution and Ideology
Discussing history, social theory, and really whatever else we feel like talking about!
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
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!
Charles Tilly’s Theory: States as Organized Crime 🚨
In this episode, we delve into the fascinating theory of Charles Tilly, a renowned political scientist who argued that states are not inherently peaceful and benevolent entities, but rather emerged from war-making and are essentially akin to organized crime.
The Chinese Occupation of Tibet: A Comprehensive History
Discover the fascinating history of Tibet and its relationship with China in this 1 hour and 30 minute episode. From the Chinese government’s takeover of Tibet to the current autonomous region, this episode covers it all
Michel Foucault – The Subject and Power
We discuss Michel Foucault’s article “The Subject and Power” in which Foucault discusses his concept of power as action between individuals and how we must get out of the “‘double bind’ which is the simultaneous individualization and totalization of modern power structures.”