The Martyrmade Podcast
Mythology & Religion in the Human Story
info_outline #16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel 06/15/2020
#16 – God’s Socialist, pt. 6: No Driver At The Wheel This was originally intended to be part of the previous episode, but I decided to break them up.
info_outline #15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King 06/15/2020
#15 – God’s Socialist, pt. 5: The Wounded King This episode begins where the ’60s end, when the radicalism of that decade crash headlong into the diminishing expectations of 1970s America. The Weather Underground veers off toward its explosive climax. As the idealism of the student movement is shunted into self-help fads and therapy sessions, what remaining energy of the radical left is drained into increasingly bizarre and violent channels.
info_outline #14 - God's Socialist, pt. 4: Sex, Drugs & Revolution 02/10/2020
#14 - God's Socialist, pt. 4: Sex, Drugs & Revolution
info_outline #13 – God’s Socialist, pt. 3: Head North, Then Turn Left 06/24/2019
#13 – God’s Socialist, pt. 3: Head North, Then Turn Left
info_outline #11 - God's Socialist: Prologue 03/04/2019
#11 - God's Socialist: Prologue This is the first episode of a series exploring Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. This episode is only a prologue, a few stories and ideas to serve as a backdrop for everything to come. The next episode will be along in the next few weeks, and every few weeks after that until we figure out why over 900 people committed suicide in a South American jungle in 1978.
info_outline #10 - Anything That Moves - The My Lai Massacre (w/History on Fire) 03/08/2018
info_outline #9 – Sacrifice & Oppression at the Dawn of Tyranny 08/31/2017
#9 – Sacrifice & Oppression at the Dawn of Tyranny “Mexica ‘beliefs’ have been discussed confidently enough, but academics being natural theologians, usually at an unnaturally abstract pitch. My interest is not in belief at this formal level, but in sensibility: the emotional, moral, and aesthetic nexus through which thought comes to be expressed in action, and so made public, visible, and accessible to our observation.”
info_outline #8 - How to Serve Man - Sacrifice & Cannibalism, pt. 1 06/27/2017
#8 - How to Serve Man - Sacrifice & Cannibalism, pt. 1 Who’s hungry?
info_outline #7 - Approaching the Aztecs - A Drunken Introduction 06/05/2017
#7 - Approaching the Aztecs - A Drunken Introduction In which I take a break from banging out my human sacrifice episode to check in with my patient listeners.
info_outline #6 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Never Again 12/20/2016
#6 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Never Again Modern Zionism began in the late 19th century with idealistic calls for spiritual renewal; by 1939, it had transformed into a desperate play for bare survival. Young revolutionaries do combat with Zionist elder statesmen for the soul of the movement. Hitler’s German Reich and Stalin’s Soviet Union do battle for Europe while everything between them is ground into the mud. Victims become victimizers, and the wider world gets an introduction to the dispute that has been confounding the British Empi
info_outline #5 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Things Fall Apart... 04/16/2016
info_outline #3 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture 07/18/2015
#3 - Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem - Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture We’re halfway through Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, the history of Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (If you haven’t listened to the first two episodes, you might want to do that for background, but this episode is an exploratory aside that can stand on its own as well.) I decided to throw something together to answer a few questions and get down in the weeds to talk about Arab tribal dynamics, ho
info_outline #2 - Fear and Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 2 06/19/2015