Tag Archives: History

Flirting with the End of the World

In my second run at a storytelling podcast, I thought I’d shift gears and shoot for something more historical than personal. I tackle a crucial but probably underreported event that arguably affected just about every single person on the planet. … Continue reading

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Hey, It’s Not the End of the World

One of the temptations of our disposable and wildly narcissistic modern culture is to presume that whatever is happening now must be more important than anything that has happened previously—not only more important because it’s happening to us, but also objectively more … Continue reading

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A Headline You Wouldn’t See Today

I stumbled across the article pictured to the left while doing some unrelated research this past weekend.  It’s an AP story in a 1972 edition of the Richmond News Leader, a terrific newspaper that served as the afternoon equivalent of … Continue reading

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Random Jaw-Dropping 80’s Moment: The Hitler Rap

I’m pretty confident this wouldn’t fly today. As part of the soundtrack to his 1983 movie “To Be or Not to Be,” Mel Brooks recorded (as Hitler!) a Fuhrer-themed rap song entitled “To Be or Not to Be (The Hitler … Continue reading

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