In the Moode for Real History
I am on a mission to make history real again one beer and discussion at a time. Looking at current events and history from a people's perspective.
Microaggressions: Not as Micro as You Think
Jun 21 2021
Microaggressions: Not as Micro as You Think
Microaggressions: there's nothing small about them. I'm joined by Erin to discuss how she has dealt with microaggressions throughout her life. From the first one she remembers experiencing to the evolution of how she perceives them now.
Jun 21 2021
S4:E13 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or “mixed” cities inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Violence that began in East Jerusalem in April has expanded to military attacks from both Israel and Palestine. Large scale injuries and fatalities have been reported. Clashes have broken out between Palestinian Arabs and Jewish groups in Israel. The international community looks divided and readying for taking sides in the current Israel-Palestine conflict if it aggravates to another war. In this week’s episode we are going to try and unpack this conflict and the larger global implications.
May 17 2021
S4:E12 President Biden's State of the Union: All Platitudes No Action
In this week's episode we breakdown President Biden's State of the Union Address. The conservative media claims he is a "radical socialist", while the liberal media claims that he is the "most progressive" president in history. We break down how he is full of platitudes and promises, but has failed to deliver any meaningful policies or changes. It leads one to wonder who is he really governing for, the working class who elected him or the big money business donors. Also, make sure to check out our opening story of Kaleb surviving his encounter with the "wonderful" couple, "Treesa and Gil" in a Publix bathroom.
May 3 2021
1 hr 12 mins
S4:E11 How Many More? Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo Should Be Alive
Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright should be alive, simple as that. In this episode we tackle, yet another, example of police brutality that took place in the last week. We discuss the role that gaslighting played in each of these events, as well as debunking the myths surrounding "defunding the police" and what structural changes we must demand of the criminal justice system as a whole.
Apr 19 2021
1 hr 2 mins
S4:E10 History Teachers Discussing Presidential Legacies Pt. 2
In part two of this discussion Kaleb and his other fellow Social Studies teacher, Berkan Ciger, continue their deep dive into looking at presidential legacies by looking at the legacies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. If you haven't listened to part one make sure to check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are at it!
Apr 11 2021
S4:E9 Debating Gun Control
We are 4 months into 2021. In those 4 months we have had five mass shootings and more than 10,000 gun violence deaths already occurring this year. It is an event that repeats over and over again. A mass shooting occurs — sometimes more than one, in quick succession. The country mourns the victims. And nothing changes. After two separate mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado left 18 people dead, the never ending debate over gun control measures has sprung up again. We are going to center this episode on debunking myths regarding guns, examining numerous gun control measures, and share our own views on the matter.
Apr 5 2021
1 hr 7 mins
S4:E8 History Teachers Discuss Presidential Legacies Pt. 1
This long awaited midweek premiere features Kaleb and his other fellow Social Studies teacher, Berkan Ciger. These two history teachers discuss how they approach teaching from a people's perspective instead a glossed over textbook perspective. They discuss their views about the "heroification" of figures and how to truly determine the legacy of past presidents. So many students have such a glossy view of presidents because that is what they have always been taught from white washed textbooks. For part one, the two teachers discuss the legacies, both good and bad, of George Washington and Woodrow Wilson.
Mar 31 2021
1 hr 27 mins
S4 E7: Biden's Infrastructure Plan
In this week's episode we discuss President Biden's proposed 3 trillion dollar Infrastructure Plan, which would be the first plan since President Eisenhower created the Highway System in the 1950's. We break down both the physical and human infrastructure aspects of this bill, as well as discuss how "cost" shouldn't factor into this plan.
Mar 29 2021
S4:E6 The Atlanta Mass Shootings and Rise in Anti-Asian Hate
This week we discuss our response to the recent mass shooting in Atlanta that targeted Asian American owned massage parlors. How can we curb the drastic rise in Anti-Asian rhetoric and hate related crimes since the outbreak of COVID-19? Real Talk 28 minutes in: This week's real talk centers around the debate over how to tackle crime in communities of color. Does adding more police work or should we tackle the root origin of crime, which is poverty.
Mar 26 2021
S4:E5 An Overview of the Biden Presidency So Far
Liberals say that President Biden is doing great while Conservatives claim that he is ushering in the demise of the country. Make sure to check out this episode and see where we stand! ---
Mar 8 2021
1 hr 11 mins
S4:E4 Flyin' Ted and Student Debt Forgiveness
In this week's episode we discuss this past week's winter storm in Texas that left millions without power in near subzero temperatures. Meanwhile, their own Senator, Ted Cruz, decided to serve himself a daquiri in Cancun. We also tackle a topic that hits close to home for nearly 44 million Americans; student debt. We discuss the transformational difference that forgiving 1.7 trillion dollars in debt would have not only on the economy, but our nation as a whole. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Feb 22 2021
1 hr 15 mins
S4:E3 Trumpeachment 2: Same Old Shit Just a Different Impeachment
In this week's episode we discuss the anti-climatic end to Trump's second impeachment. We cover the BS reasons used to justify his incitement of the attack on the Capitol and what to expect going forward post impeachment. Will we finally get some Covid relief now? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Feb 15 2021
S4:E2 Fireside Chats: Debunking the Myths Against $15 Minimum Wage
In this week’s episode we debunk the numerous myths that are used against raising the federal minimum wage. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Feb 8 2021
S4:E1 The Cult of Qanon
We kick off our 4th season with a bang by discussing the cult of Qanon. We take a deep dive into the origins, beliefs, appeal, and influence that this widely debunked conspiracy theory has had on our nation, including numerous elected members of Congress. Get your tinfoil hats ready because this cluster of an episode is sure to have you entertained! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Feb 1 2021
1 hr 1 min
S3:E9 The Biden Administration: Out with the Old in with the Older
In our season 3 finale we discuss President Trump's lonely departure and legacy, Kaleb's experience at the inauguration of President Biden and what to expect over Biden's first 100 days in office. Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review to make sure that you never miss out on any new content and to let us know how we are doing! If you would like to support the pod you can sign up at our Patreon page. We greatly appreciate all of your support! Follow our linktree link below. https://linktr.ee/inthemoodeforrealhistory --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Jan 25 2021
1 hr 15 mins
S3:E8 Capitol Attack: What the Hell Happened this Week?
What was supposed to be a day of celebration quickly turned into chaos and shame after President Trump incited a violent insurrection against the U.S. Capitol. We discuss the events leading up to this attempted coup, the hypocritical reactions that highlight two different Americas, and what to expect in the attack's aftermath. #capitol #capitolattack #presidenttrump #trump #insurrection #election #race --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Jan 11 2021
1 hr 6 mins
Seeing the Bigger Picture: A Federal Job Guarantee
In part one of this three part series, we will look at how neoliberal policies have only led to the exploitation of the working class. The case being made here isn't a Democrat or Republican argument. These three episodes will provide three policies (federal job guarantee, baby bonds, reparations) that transcend political parties to raise up those who have been left behind. In FDR's 1944 State of the Union Address, he observed that "needful men are not free men. Those who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictators are made." FDR saw that full citizenship demanded more than political rights, but required economic rights, most importantly the right to a useful job. More so now than ever before this need for a right to a secure, well paying job is essential. A Federal Job Guarantee is one major policy that not only helps those left behind, but helps transition our economy into a new green century. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Jan 4 2021
S3:E6 The Latest Covid Relief or Lack Thereof
In this episode we discuss how Congress approved of a watered down 900 billion dollar coronavirus relief package. A day after the United States reported 167,000 new cases and passed 317,000 deaths, we finally have a follow up to the initial CARES Act. We debate whether this watered down bill is better than nothing or should we demand more from our leaders. Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review about what you think! #congress #coronabill #stimulus #politics #covid --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Dec 21 2020
S3:E5 Universal Basic Income vs. A Federal Jobs Guarantee
How would a guaranteed income of $1,000 sound? Or what about a guaranteed job with a living wage and bargaining power? In this episode we debate two options, a universal basic income versus a federal jobs guarantee, that would provide provide relief to millions of struggling Americans. While we are in the middle of not only a pandemic but an economic and financial crisis now more than ever Americans are hurting. By the end of December, 19 million Americans will be evicted in the middle of winter. Millions of Americans are out of work. We both chose our side, now it is up to you to decide which you believe would help us reach a more equitable economy and society. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Dec 14 2020
S3:E4 Is Looting as American as Apple Pie?
In this week's episode we cover everything your history books didn't tell you about looting. In fact, looting has a long and storied role in our nation's history, just not in the way you picture. Why is the Boston Tea Party celebrated as a patriotic event in history textbooks, but the rioting over the summer viewed as a crime? We call out these hypocrisies and the role that race plays in perceptions of looting. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inthemoodeforrealhistory/support
Dec 7 2020