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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.
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 Medium post 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.

Parenting and Politics – Fascist Father and Commie Mommy

Parenting and Politics – Fascist Father and Commie Mommy

How much does evolutionary psychology influence political extremism? There is an argument to be made that there are many parallels between fatherhood and fascism, and motherhood and communism. First, let’s think about the similarities between fatherhood and fascism. Fatherhood is characterized by a few things. Protect the family Maintain the status quo Provide leadership Fascism is similar in it’s thinking, though it’s an extreme iteration. The thought process remains the same. The same can be said of communism and motherhood….

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The Life of Adolf Hitler Biocast (Biography + Podcast)

The Life of Adolf Hitler Biocast (Biography + Podcast)

Adolf Hitler is one of the most controversial men to have ever walked the Earth. He drowned in suffering in his early life. He was an orphan, homeless, and a reject. Everything changed when he fought for Germany during WWI. For the first time in his life, Adolf Hitler felt like he belonged somewhere. He was loved by his comrades too. He would make paintings or doodles that everyone enjoyed. Germany’s surrender drove Hitler into a life of politics. He…

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