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Book Recommendations

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses

M. James Penton

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

How to Escape from Jehovah's Witnesses

Lloyd Evans

How to Escape from Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Lisa Duggan

Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church

Alex Beam

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church

Referenced in:

American Exceptionalism but as a Religion | Mormons

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Stephen Kinzer

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Warning | Smedley Butler

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Stephen Kinzer

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

Referenced in:

Extracting Black Gold | History of Oil

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Chris McDougall

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Referenced in:

Manufacturing a Better Foot | Running Shoes

The Travels of Marco Polo

Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

Referenced in:

Accidentally Inspiring Colonialism | Marco Polo

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy

Referenced in:

Abandoning All Hope | Heaven and Hell

Unfamiliar Fishes

Sarah Vowell

Unfamiliar Fishes

Referenced in:

Overthrowing a Kingdom | Hawaii

Man's Search For Meaning

Viktor Frankl

Man's Search For Meaning

Referenced in:

Death Anxiety | Death Comes for All

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Brian Christian

The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

Referenced in:

Asking Better: Getting to Know Knowing Better Better

'Knock Knock' Who's There?: 'The Truth' About Jehovah's Witnesses

Anthony James

'Knock Knock' Who's There?: 'The Truth' About Jehovah's Witnesses

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education

Noliwe Rooks

Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education

Referenced in:

Segregation by Any Other Name | American Education

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence

Joanna Brooks

Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence

Referenced in:

American Exceptionalism but as a Religion | Mormons

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Devin Leonard

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Referenced in:

Delivering our Democracy | US Postal Service

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Alex Epstein

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Referenced in:

Extracting Black Gold | History of Oil

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Referenced in:

Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

BBC Radio

Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

Referenced in:

Losing Paradise | Angels and Demons

Paper Towns

John Green

Paper Towns

Referenced in:

Imaginary Friends | Parasocial Relationships

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Referenced in:

Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Referenced in:

Ireland: Europe's Appendix

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

Amber Scorah

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life

Referenced in:

Temporary Residents in this World | Jehovah's Witnesses

Chariots of the Gods

Erich von Däniken

Chariots of the Gods

Referenced in:

Graduating to the Next Level | Ancient Aliens

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein

The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Referenced in:

Redefining American Capitalism | Libertarianism

War is a Racket

Smedley Butler

War is a Racket

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Warning | Smedley Butler

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Radley Balko

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

Referenced in:

The Quartering of Troops | Police Militarization

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Referenced in:

Manufacturing a Better Foot | Running Shoes

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

James D. Hornfischer

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

Referenced in:

A Veteran's Story on Veterans Day

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Referenced in:

Hitting Rock Bottom | Just World and Shattered Assumptions

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Lawrence Wright

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Referenced in:

Clearing the Planet | Scientology

Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Iris Chang

Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Referenced in:

Playing the Victim | Historical Revisionism and Japan

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Referenced in:

The Time Winter Almost Came: A Brief History of the Cold War (Patreon Exclusive)

My Equipment

Canon 80D

Canon 80D

Camera

Zoom H1n

Zoom H1n

Audio Recorder

Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMic Pro

Mounted Microphone

Logitech C922x

Logitech C922x

Streaming Webcam

Canon EF-S USM

Canon EF-S USM

Lens

Rode smartLav+

Rode smartLav+

Lavaliere Microphone

Rode NT-USB

Rode NT-USB

Condenser Microphone