DJ Kinney: Rhyming Our Way Through History
Kathrin gets to sit down with Dr. DJ Kinney, a historian who looks into dangerous chapters in history without flinching, to talk about hope and cynicism in a changing world. DJ Kinney researches, produces, and hosts The Cold War Vault podcast, which looks at this secretive period of history and peels back the curtain to reveal the humanity within.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now. No matter when you read this, something is going on in the world. Maybe there’s something shaking up your life. Maybe your world has undergone a slow, tectonic shift over several years or a sudden, massive upheaval. Yet however change happens around us, we are left trying to find our way through the history we remember, the present we might not recognize, and a future we can hardly imagine. Yet we keep going on, hoping that we can look back on our lives to understand what has transpired.
We’re glad you’re with us today. It’s good to have you as a Friend for the Journey.
Here are some links to what we discussed in our conversation:
About the The Cold War Vault
The three-part series of the Cold War Vault, The Otters of Amchitka:
- The Otters of Amchitka, Part 1
- The Otters of Amchitka, Part 2 – “Milrow 69 and Environmental Protest”
- The Otters of Amchitka, Part 3 – “Cannikin 71 and Don’t Make A Wave”
The Cold War Vault can also be found on Facebook.
Exhibit of Clay Lamps through history at the Milwaukee Public Museum:
- Oil Lamp Classifications, last accessed October 22, 2020
- Image of Byzantine slipper lamp with measurement, last accessed October 22, 2020
Pliny the Elder & Pompeii:
- “A Voyage into Catastrophe: Pompeii and the Roman Navy” by Will Mather, Western Australia Museum, Last accessed October 22, 2020
- “The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD,” EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (1999), last accessed October 22, 2020
The “Great Man Theory” of History
- “Is There Still Value in ‘Great Man’ History?”, Four articles about the Great Man Theory of history in History Today, last accessed on October 22, 2020
- “The Great Man Theory”, Villanova University (last updated May 6, 2019), last accessed October 22, 2020
- History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes,” Fall 2018 Ohio Wesleyan University Feature by Richard North Patterson (’68) “explores three divisive issues of the time, and a compassionate path to bridge them,” last accessed October 22, 2020
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