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Pink Floyd - Endless Monotony
The Best of Seasons 1 and 2
Unfrozen: The History of the Modern Disney Princess
Voices of the Old Frontier
The Tragic Tale of the Suicidal Clown who Influenced Chaplin

The Tragic Tale of Marceline Orbes, the Suicidal Clown Who Influenced Chaplin

Mishaps of Marceline - The Reconstructed Film   The evolution of comedy in early twentieth century America is dominated by ...

Why the 'Redskins' is a Racist Name

Why the ‘Redskins’ is a Racist Name

Click 'Play' to Listen to the Lecture   Download Lecture (Right Click and Save) Download from iTunes Subscribe to the ...

When Videogames Commit Genocide

Digital Archaeology: Custer’s Revenge Atari 2600

  There are plenty of games which have been proclaimed to be the worst videogame ever made but few stoop to the ...

Digital Archaeology - E.T. Atari 2600

Digital Archaeology: E.T. Atari 2600

E.T. by Atari is widely regarded as one of the worst videogames ever created.  Based upon the wildly popular film Steven Spielberg, it was made in under six weeks by a single developer working on hardware that was, by 1982 standards, utterly archaic.  The Atari 2600, the console on which the game ...

The Folk Music of the American Civil War

Hard Times Come Again No More – Folk Music of the Civil War

Click 'Play' to Listen to the Lecture   Download Lecture MP3 Download from iTunes Although it is easy to think in terms of division when thinking about the American Civil War, there were experiences which united those on both sides of the divide.  Although the deadliest war in American ...

Theatre and Vaudeville of Chaplin's Youth

Charlie Chaplin’s Theatre and Vaudeville

  The new #5MinuteHistory is out and it explores the theatre of Charlie Chaplin's youth in order raise aware for an endangered British venue, The Coronet.  Although one almost always thinks about cinema when they think of Chaplin, his roots were in the British Music Hall tradition and the ...

Tracy Chapman Track by Track Review

Tracy Chapman – Debut Album (1988) Track by Track Review

Considering just how vapid and empty so much of the popular music produced during the eighties actually was, Tracy Chapman’s eponymous album from 1988 is something of a revelation.  Utterly timeless in its production, it captured, over the course of its eleven tracks, Chapman’s deep sympathy ...


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