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Unfrozen: The History of the Modern Disney Princess

Unfrozen: The Evolution of Walt Disney’s Princesses

Returning Visitors: In the first podcast of 2014, I take a look at the evolution of the Disney Princess over the past twenty five years. New year, a new series of podcasts.  Future episodes currently being developed are "Love, Laughter, and Despair in the Silent Era" (series) and "The Politics of ...

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 names like Chaplin and Keaton but prior to the explosion of those cinematic luminaries, the medium was dominated not by stars of the silver screen but the superstar ...

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 Podcast in iTunes For quite some time now there has been a sizable controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins with numerous Native American groups and ...

When Videogames Commit Genocide

Digital Archaeology: Custer’s Revenge Atari 2600 Review

Custer's Revenge Atari 2600 - Video Review, History, and Analysis There are plenty of games which have been proclaimed to be the worst videogame ever made but few stoop to the indefensible depths that Custer’s Revenge on the Atari 2600 achieved.  Even Atari’s E.T., the subject of 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 ...