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A Brief History of Power
BHoP#069 The Shiny Staircase of Harmless Frivolity
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BHoP#069 The Shiny Staircase of Harmless Frivolity

Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the effect of urbanization on culture and media, the origin of the dime novel, and Jewish immigration to America leading to the birth of Hollywood. They also discuss mass-produced culture throughout American history, how the originally unintended effects of film are now intentionally used to shape culture, and what purposefully cultivating the culture of your family looks like.

Mentioned in this episode: An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

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Dr Koontz - Agrarian, Egghead -  Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne

Rev Fisk - Author, Fanatic - St Paul Rockford

Music thanks to Verny

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MadPx Mondays

A Brief History of Power

Every week Dr. Adam Koontz and Rev. Jonathan Fisk check their privilege against the backdrop of the wide and varied annals of history. You don‘t have to believe the Babel about the sons of Noah being a rosetta for understanding the postmodern global politic to agree that an intellectual dark web exists because history always rhymes, no matter what you try to do about it. You might not save the world by listening, citizen, but that doesn‘t mean you won‘t save someone. Because knowing is only the first half of the battle.