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The Vietnam War: The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward)  Season 1, Ep 10

Civil war continues in Vietnam as President Richard Nixon resigns. After North Vietnamese troops regain control of Saigon and the war ends, people from all sides search for reconciliation. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 14, 2017 - 6 comments

The Vietnam War: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)  Season 1, Ep 9

The South Vietnamese fight on their own, succumbing to terrible losses in Laos. After he is reelected, President Richard Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that sees the release of American prisoners of war. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 13, 2017 - 0 comments

The Vietnam War: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)  Season 1, Ep 8

With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences at Kent State University.
posted by dnash on Sep 26, 2017 - 4 comments

The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)  Season 1, Ep 7

Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
posted by homunculus on Sep 25, 2017 - 8 comments

The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)  Season 1, Ep 6

On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
posted by homunculus on Sep 24, 2017 - 5 comments

The Vietnam War: This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)  Season 1, Ep 5

American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the central highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.
posted by homunculus on Sep 21, 2017 - 5 comments

The Vietnam War: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)  Season 1, Ep 4

Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.
posted by homunculus on Sep 21, 2017 - 5 comments

The Vietnam War: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)  Season 1, Ep 3

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.
posted by homunculus on Sep 19, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds: 277 - The Acadians

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine The Acadians. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote on Jun 27, 2017 - 1 comment

Book: Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Mar 22, 2017 - 1 comment

Interest in a nonfiction #resistance club?

I am toying with this idea, in part because of chainsofreedom's new fictional "in these trying times" club and Miko's excellent recent ask. Except these days, most of what I read is nonfiction. Anyone up for a nonfiction #resisting club tackling useful works to know about? I'm thinking a mix of history, maybe some political thought, maybe some sociology kinds of things. Suggestions inside the cut. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Feb 7, 2017 - 15 comments

Vikings: The Reckoning  Season 4, Ep 20

The Brothers Lothbrok fulfill their vow to revenge Rangar's death, but can anything hold them together in victory? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 2, 2017 - 6 comments

Vikings: On The Eve  Season 4, Ep 19

In an action-focused episode, Ragnar's sons turn their attack to King Ecbert and Aethelwulf, while Lagertha fends off an attack on Kattegat.
posted by dnash on Jan 26, 2017 - 9 comments

Vikings: Revenge  Season 4, Ep 18

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
posted by porpoise on Jan 21, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: The Great Army  Season 4, Ep 17

Bjorn heads home to join his brothers as they plot a grand revenge for their father's death. Tensions arise between the brothers about what to do with Lagertha. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jan 12, 2017 - 2 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: Full Series  Season 0, Ep 0

A three-part, 2011 BBC miniseries by Adam Curtis, dealing with computers, systems theories, government, finance, the Rwandan genocide, libertarianism and more. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 9, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: Crossings  Season 4, Ep 16

Bjorn and his fleet launch an attack in Moorish Spain. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Lagertha takes up the throne in the face of threats from Ivar.
posted by dnash on Jan 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Vikings: All His Angels  Season 4, Ep 15

Ragnar is handed over to King Aelle to meet his fate. Ivar returns to Kattegat with the news.
posted by dnash on Dec 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Vikings: In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning  Season 4, Ep 14

Lagertha and Aslaug face off over the rulership of Kattegat. Ubbe and Sigurd aren't happy with the results. Ragnar and King Ecbert meet again, and plan to fulfill what Ragnar sees as his fate.
posted by dnash on Dec 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: The Vision  Season 4, Ep 12

Ragnar seeks to equip his voyage to Wessex, even while being warned that the gods have deserted him. Bjorn prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean.
posted by porpoise on Dec 9, 2016 - 7 comments

Vikings: The Outsider  Season 4, Ep 11

Ragnar has returned, with a plan to return to Wessex. Bjorn already has another destination in mind, with the aid of new ships from Floki. Ivar faces a test of his manhood.
posted by dnash on Dec 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Book: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.* [more inside]
posted by aniola on Nov 25, 2016 - 3 comments

Great Performances: And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell our story?  Season 0, Ep 0

Tonight, the room where it happens will be PBS for the premiere of the Hamildoc: Hamilton's America, a documentary film about the musical, which needs no introduction, and the people and history behind its creation. The documentary features everyone from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim to Questlove to Barack Obama and offers an opportunity to see some of the original Broadway cast perform up close. It airs on your local PBS station tonight at 9pm (check local listings) and will stream live on Facebook at 9pm Eastern time, and from your PBS Anywhere app.
posted by zachlipton on Oct 21, 2016 - 40 comments

Milwaukee Blacksmith: Season one of "Milwaukee Blacksmith"  Season 1, Ep 0

A Milwaukee family specializes in the "second-oldest profession..." blacksmithing, creating giant pieces of art out of iron.
posted by drezdn on Sep 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Steven Universe: Buddy's Book  Season 4, Ep 3

Steven and Connie go to the public library and find a forgotten chronicle!
posted by Small Dollar on Aug 18, 2016 - 34 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 58 - Kings of Kings III

If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.
posted by Tevin on Aug 8, 2016 - 1 comment

Hell on Wheels: Two Soldiers  Season 5, Ep 8

In the beginning of the final seven episodes of the series, Cullen and The Swede finally have it out. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 16, 2016 - 1 comment

Vikings: Death All 'Round  Season 4, Ep 9

The Vikings continue hauling their boats overland toward Paris. Erlender finally attempts his revenge on Bjorn. Ecbert is crowned king of Mercia, to the consternation of former ally King Aelle. Aethelwulf and Alfred arrive in Rome and meet with Pope Leo.
posted by dnash on Apr 15, 2016 - 6 comments

Vikings: Portage  Season 4, Ep 8

An increasingly unhinged Ragnar directs his raiding party on a new plan to re-attack Paris. Young Siggurd tries to expose Harbard to Aslaug. And the court intrigues of both Wessex and Paris turn bloody.
posted by dnash on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 comments

Vikings: The Profit and the Loss  Season 4, Ep 7

Ragnar and his raiding party come up against Rollo's new defenses as they attempt to head for Paris. In Wessex, Ecbert schemes to gain the crown of Mercia. Back in Kattegat, Harbard takes advantage of the men's absence.
posted by dnash on Apr 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 57 - Kings of Kings II

From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse...
posted by Tevin on Mar 21, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 182: Much Like the Person In It

Now that backers of our exciting and handsome Patreon campaign get priority access to pose questions for the show, we have a bunch of great questions in the hopper. So let's get to four of them in a special celebratory all-request episode. [more inside]
posted by graymouser on Mar 18, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: History on Fire: EPISODE 6 The Duel

On July 11, 1804, the vice-president of the United States (Aaron Burr) and the first Secretary of the Treasury (Alexander Hamilton) decided to settle their grievances by drawing their pistols and trying to shoot each other dead. This is the story of the events leading Burr and Hamilton to stop exchanging words and begin exchanging lead.
posted by Tevin on Mar 14, 2016 - 0 comments

Vikings: Yol  Season 4, Ep 4

Bjorn faces a challenge on his return to Kattegat, and makes another stop to pick up a new companion. Ragnar spends some private time with a new slave girl. Rollo and Gisla come to a new understanding. And some more royal intrigue between Wessex and Northumbria.
posted by dnash on Mar 11, 2016 - 4 comments

Vikings: Mercy  Season 4, Ep 3

A vision leads Ragnar to release Floki. Rollo has troubles fitting in with the Franks. Bjorn continues his sojourn in the wilderness. Meanwhile in Wessex, King Ecbert and Judith re-start their affair.
posted by dnash on Mar 4, 2016 - 9 comments

Vikings: Kill The Queen  Season 4, Ep 2

As Ragnar and Floki remain at odds in Kattegat, Rollo makes great efforts in Paris to win over his new bride, Princess Gisla. Bjorn's survival skills are put to the test in the wilderness, while King Ecbert sets the task for his son Aethelwulf to rescue Queen Kwenthrith from opposing forces in Mercia.
posted by dnash on Feb 26, 2016 - 10 comments

Vikings: A Good Treason  Season 4, Ep 1

Ragnar lies at the brink of death. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder. Rollo adjusts to his new life as a Frankish noble, and Gisla his new wife tries to adjust to him. Kalf and Lagertha announce they will rule Hereby as co-Earls.
posted by dnash on Feb 21, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: JFK

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 14, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 175: And Then Everyone Gets Indicted

Oh, the humanity! How do we characterize being a human in F20 games and settings? Answers lie inside the Gaming Hut. You think the media is bad today. Back during Chicago's circulation wars you could get shot for reading the wrong paper on the subway. Elucidation waits in a hard-to-target corner of the History Hut. [more inside]
posted by graymouser on Jan 29, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Big Short

The story of the 2007-2008 credit and housing bubble collapse, seen through the eyes of a handful of misfit financial investors who predicted it would happen. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.
posted by zarq on Dec 28, 2015 - 41 comments

The Man in the High Castle: The New Normal  Season 1, Ep 5

Juliana returns home, only to discover new clues that lead her closer to unraveling the mystery behind the films. Meanwhile, Joe faces a tough debriefing upon his return home. Kido begins his investigation into the events surrounding the Crown Prince's speech, while Tagomi and Wegener make a last-ditch attempt to complete their mission. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 14, 2015 - 4 comments

The Man in the High Castle: Revelations  Season 1, Ep 4

Joe is increasingly torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana. While Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision, Smith's investigation is interrupted when he has trouble with his witness, and Tagomi's plan goes awry as events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 7, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

This week on Sawbones, Sydnee and Justin are back with, and we don't think we're exaggerating here: The weirdest story they've ever told. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Nov 19, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: What Happened, Miss Simone?

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
posted by latkes on Nov 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 56 - Kings or Kings

Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Oct 29, 2015 - 7 comments

The Last Kingdom: Episode #1.1  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

"Set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances ruled, by Viking forces. The Kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great. The main protagonist, Uhtred - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by Norsemen and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested."
posted by homunculus on Oct 11, 2015 - 2 comments

The Last Kingdom: Episode #1.1  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

"Set in the late ninth century, when what is known as England today was several separate kingdoms. The Anglo-Saxon lands are attacked and, in many instances ruled, by Viking forces. The Kingdom of Wessex has been left standing alone under the command of King Alfred the Great. The main protagonist, Uhtred - the orphaned son of a Saxon nobleman, is kidnapped by Norsemen and reared as one of them. Forced to choose between a kingdom that shares his ancestry and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested."
posted by homunculus on Oct 10, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
posted by latkes on Oct 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI

The Americans are coming, but will the war be over by the time they get there? Germany throws everything into a last series of stupendous attacks in the West while hoping to avoid getting burned by a fire in the East they helped fan.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 8, 2015 - 2 comments

Steven Universe: Historical Friction  Season 2, Ep 17

Jamie and Steven put on a play about the founding of Beach City.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 comments

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