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Then and Now: Global History and Culture

Welcome to our podcast. Current episodes feature lectures from my global culture and history course at the University of Minnesota. The podcast title (Then and Now)  reflects the relationship between today's events with the history forces from the past.

When the podcast began in 2006, it was a project with students in my global history course. We worked together to: (a) review of history topics in the course' (b) special music episodes connecting a country's culture with its artistic production through music; (c) special interview episodes with voices of students and community members as they were part of historical events; (d) 'podcast rebroadcasts' that other history podcasters gave permission to rebroadcast one of their episodes; and (e) music videos that featured important slides from the unit PP presentation. Every episode featureded some of the best independent music artists from a website that makes available podcast-approved songs. Share comments about the podcast with the course instructor, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu  I am an associate professor  at UMN.  Visit my personal website for other history-related content and other information, http://arendale.org  

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Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also check out David's other four podcasts and social media channels at www.davidmedia.org  Thanks for listening. 

Mar 24, 2022

(Bonus) This document provides an outline of the activities and strategies by the protesters of Tiananmen Square.


Mar 24, 2022

(Bonus) One of the most memorable and tragic figures in the protest was Tank Man. He inspired protest movements worldwide as a result of his solitary action of defiance.


Mar 24, 2022

(Bonus) This document presents the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest with its origins, events, and consequences.


Mar 24, 2022

(Bonus) An overview of nonviolent resistance and protest movement from history. Principles of these past events inspired the students in their China protest that sought reform, not a revolution in society.


Mar 17, 2022

(Bonus) The Red Guard was used by Mao to both educate the masses and enforce control over them.