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On Top of the World

Jul 12, 2019

Are mountains of bird sh*t, a doctor giving his patients cancer, and the width of screw threads central to the rise of American imperialism? Yes! Matt and Dave discuss How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr.

This a text that will leave North American readers like Matt and Dave,...


Mar 7, 2019

Dave and Matt return from a winter break to discuss the future of AP World and review James C. Scott's book Against the Grain

Recommendations:

Dave: Webb, Humanity's Burden and Klieman, "The Pygmies Were Our Compass"

Matt: Wrangham, Catching Fire

Music

Eric Jones, Angkor

Feist, Let It Die

MIMS, This Is Why I'm...



Dec 28, 2018

Matt and Dave are joined by special guests Henrik Lohmander and Peter Nicholson, computer game designers and historians with Paradox Interactive. We discuss their fascinating jobs working on the historical strategy games, how to break into historical game development, and the challenge of balancing history and...


Dec 17, 2018

New episodes are on the way! In the meantime, you can listen to Matt and Dave talking through some primary source analysis best practices, document analysis, and lesson ideas. We hope that you or your students find this episode helpful!

We originally did this as a video stream for the fine folks over at Fiveable but on...