For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they stood up in, some bowls, a pot and a pan, perhaps a broom and, if things were going really well, a few farming implements. Nations and peoples remained consistently poor. Continue Reading

Ex Machina — The Control of Information

Hi, I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. At its most basic level, a story is just information being communicated over time. Sometimes it’s plot information explained through dialogue. “And over the next few days, you’re going to be the human component in a Turing test.” Sometimes it’s emotional Continue Reading

PHILOSOPHY: Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida was one of the most famous, controversial, but also wise figures in recent French intellectual life. He invented a way of doing philosophy that he called Deconstruction, which fundamentally altered our understanding of many academic fields, especially literary studies. Derrida was born in 1930 in El Biar, a Continue Reading

How Did ‘Socialism’ Become a Dirty Word in America? | History

NARRATOR: Socialism– socialism– Workers to power! NARRATOR: Socialism? We are fighting to put more power in the hands of everyday working Americans. NARRATOR: Socialism– [music playing] Before it became a dirty word, socialism was relatively popular in the United States. So what happened? Socialism can refer to a whole bunch Continue Reading

Geography Now! East Timor

Imagine Portugal is having a family reunion Brazilians dominating the conversation… Angola and Mozambique are off in the corner.. And Cape Verde is joking around with São Tomé and Principé Then some random Asian dude walks wearing a scarf, holding a guitar and chewing on a betel nut. Welcome to Continue Reading

Geography Now! CONGO (Republic)

Ah! The Republic of Congo! Also known as the DRC’s smaller, richer, yet kind of angsty twin brother who totally had a thing for Russia for like 30 years. (“Geography Now” opening jingle) It’s time to learn georgaphy….. NOW! Hey everyone, I’m your host, Barby. Today we reach the 2nd Continue Reading

Geography Now! Albania

You know how in high school there’s always like that one little emo kid that just kind of keeps to themselves and sits in the corner? But then about 10 years later at the reunion you find out they actually have a lot of friends and they’re pretty cool. That’s Continue Reading

Flag Friday! ETHIOPIA (Geography Now!)

Hey Geograpeeps, welcome to Flag Friday. Today’s episode is gonna be a heavy one, because we’re gonna discuss Ethiopia which has a lot of symbolism, and a lot of backstory behind it. First of all, small minor mistake I made in the episode. This is actually not the President of Continue Reading

Focus on Germany! Country Profile and Geographical Info

It’s the most populous country in the European Union, it shares borders with nine other countries and it’s an economic powerhouse. These are just three of the things that you will learn about Germany. Hello everyone. Welcome to the GEOfocus channel and my name is Paul. Before I get started Continue Reading