Revolution and Ideology

History, Philosophy, Film, and Whatever Else We Feel Like Discussing

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.

The End of the World in Online Gaming

In this episode we discuss the academic article titled “I would not plant apple trees if the world will be wiped”.

The Japanese Colonization of Korea: A Historical Perspective

Join us as we delve into the complex and often controversial history of the Japanese colonization of Korea.

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!

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

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The Colony – Netflix Film – An Analysis

We analyze Tim Fehlbaum’s sci-fi thriller film “The Colony” (AKA Tides) which premiered on Netflix in January 2022. In addition to the obvious theme of climate change, we dive deeply into the overarching theme of colonialism which is present throughout. The film stars Nora Arnezeder as Blake, Iain Glen as Gibson, and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Narvik.

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Albert Camus – The Rebel – Part 4

We discuss Part 4 of Albert Camus’ “The Rebel”, “Rebellion and Art”. In this section, Camus discusses the relationship between art, rebellion, and revolution. We also somehow end up discussing Harry Potter and the Hunger Games.

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Albert Camus – The Rebel – Part 3 We discuss Part 3 of Albert Camus' "The Rebel", Historical Rebellion. This is the section in which Camus provides his critique of totalitarianism, fascism, and Marxism. Other Resources: ✔CrimetInc. Against the Logic of the Guillotine:...

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Albert Camus – The Rebel – Part 2

We discuss Part 2 of Albert Camus' "The Rebel" in which he analyses metaphysical rebellion. We cover the Marquis de Sade, Max Stirner, and Friedrich Nietzsche. See Part 1 of our discussion: Related Videos: ✔ Steve Cutts - Man:...

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Albert Camus – The Rebel – Part 1

We discuss the Introduction and Part 1 of Albert Camus' 1951 book "The Rebel."  Related Videos: ✔The Myth of Sisyphus: ✔Herbert Marcuse - One Dimensional Man:...

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