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Author: Erick Alden

Erick Alden is a history buff and creator of Dark History. He hosts 2 historical podcasts and creates historical YouTube videos.
Jefferson Davis Biocast Show notes

Jefferson Davis Biocast Show notes

Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate states of America. On top of a hectic political career, his personal life was filled with tragedy. He died in failure and disgrace. This is the story of how it happened. Jefferson Davis Biography The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government A short history of the Confederate states of America

Deep Dive: Mein Kampf

Deep Dive: Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf was the Bible of National Socialism. Part autobiography, part political doctrine, we take a deep dive on some key passages. You can download Hitler’s Biocast episode here. Buy Mein Kampf.

How to Fight Tyranny With a Hat

How to Fight Tyranny With a Hat

Tyranny is something that all of us are exposed to at some point in our life. Whether it be from an overbearing parent, an authoritarian teacher, or something much worse. It’s a particularly negative experience to be forced to act in a way that you don’t want to. It can be demoralizing, disheartening, and painful. And what people have done throughout history is resist tyranny. There are countless examples. From Robin Hood, to Jesus Christ, the Founding Fathers. These figures…

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The Life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn show notes

The Life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn show notes

Solzhenitsyn was a devout communist. Until he saw what happened in the gulag firsthand . After that, he spent his life exposing the truth about the Soviet Union. Gulag Archipelago One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Solzhenitsyn Biography

The Life of Edgar Allan Poe Biocast transcript

The Life of Edgar Allan Poe Biocast transcript

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe. That quote is one of his most popular. Everything is a dream. There’s something about that line that so many people can identify with. It’s powerful. But for someone who brought such great stories, culture, and thought to this world, his life wasn’t so much a dream as it was a nightmare. One that never ended. A nightmare that was filled with solitude, desperation,…

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The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Sources: Critical Biography of Edgar Allan Poe A Psycho-Analytical Study of Edgar Allan Website full of sources Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance You can also read the transcription here.

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte – Biocast

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte – Biocast

Napoleon Bonaparte is a legendary military figure. He played a key role during the French Revolution & sparked the Napoleonic wars. France has never been the same. Discover the life behind one of history’s most powerful dictators.