95. The Satanic Panic

In this episode we discuss the belief in the 1980s that an internationally organized Satanic cult was a threat to society, shaping attitudes toward music, games, psychology, and more. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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Notes: Episode 47, The Italian Renaissance (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   15:30 – I’m using the word “princes” in its generic form here – most of the city states had their own customized words for their rulers, unique to that city. The politics of 14th century Italy are fairly complicated, and I’m breezing by them in an […]

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47. The Italian Renaissance (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the political, economic, and philosophical climate that converged to allow the Italian Renaissance to occur. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 34, The History Of Jazz (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   3:26 – There were times in the 18th and 19th centuries where alcohol consumption topped six gallons of alcohol (not alcoholic beverage, but pure ethanol) per person per year. That’s 23 liters, for the more civilized parts of the world. That would mean 15 gallons (57 […]

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34. The History Of Jazz (Part 2)

In this episode, we discuss the jazz age, the gentrification of jazz under the banner of big band, and the maturation and diversification of the genre in the post-war era. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 33, The History Of Jazz (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   5:30 – These were generated by me. The first chord – a C Major – is fairly “stable” sounding; the notes sound pretty good together, and the major key makes it sound bright and happy. It’s built with the first, third, and fifth notes of the […]

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33. The History Of Jazz (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the beginnings of the music tradition that would eventually become jazz, as well as some landmark works that were pivotal in the development of the style, up to 1923. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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