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In the Moode for Real History

In the Moode for Real History

By 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.
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Erin and Me
June 20, 2021
Erin and I
June 16, 2021
May 17, 2021
new discussions
May 03, 2021
May 03, 2021
April 19, 2021
April 05, 2021
History Talks Pt 2
March 29, 2021
History Talks Pt 1
March 29, 2021
March 29, 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! 
March 08, 2021
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. 
February 22, 2021
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? 
February 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.
February 08, 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! 
February 01, 2021
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. 
January 25, 2021
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 
January 11, 2021
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. 
January 04, 2021
S3:E7 Conspiracy Corner: Area 51
In this week's episode we take a brief detour from our regular content to bring you the first episode of Kaleb's Conspiracy Corner. The secrecy surrounding  Area 51 has helped fuel many conspiracy theories ever since its founding. We debate whether it is a hub of alien activity or the perfect form of misinformation for the government to distract the public from secret technology testing.  Make sure to like, subscribe, and leave us a review to let us know how we are doing!  #aliens #area51 #conspiracytheories 
December 29, 2020
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 
December 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. 
December 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. 
December 07, 2020
S3:E3 The 1619 Project: Revising or Realizing History
In this week's episode we discuss Pulitzer Prize winning 1619 Project. The 1619 Project, named for the date of the first arrival of Africans on American soil, sought to place “the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Is this perspective revising or actually realizing our nation's history? 
November 30, 2020
S3:E2 Winter is Coming: Covid Edition
With one million new cases of Covid diagnosed in the last week it is safe to say that we are entering into the second wave that scientists predicted back in the Spring. While the coronavirus continues to spread, Trump is working on his golf game. We discuss how we proceed from here and what to expect from a Biden administration with combating the pandemic. 
November 23, 2020
Let's Discuss the Lie That Invented Racism
Where did idea of race originate? To begin to even try to understand racist thinking we have to go back to the beginning. When we do, we see the entire notion of racism was built on a lie. This lie is not a culmination of attitudes, but rather it is a tool used to maintain the status-quo of protecting pocketbooks and power.There are no sidelines. If I am not fighting to help destroy a system that advantages me, then I am complicit in its’ continuation.
November 20, 2020
S3:E1 Brain Trust or Bust? Joe Biden's Potential Cabinet
In our first episode of the 3rd season, we come out of the gate discussing President-Elect (still great to hear) Joe Biden's potential Cabinet picks. While campaigning Biden claimed that his cabinet will not only be the most diverse cabinet in history, but also the most progressive cabinet since FDR's "Brain Trust". Pivotal moments need bold policies. FDR's cabinet gave us the New Deal in the face of the Great Depression. Joe Biden and his cabinet will face the enormous task of an unchecked pandemic and a divided nation. The members he nominates for his cabinet will play a crucial role in determining our path forward.  Make sure to subscribe and let us know how we are doing by leaving a review! We can't wait to hear from you! 
November 16, 2020
S2:E9 Time for a Hot Cup of Joe
For our season finale we celebrate finally made it to the end of election day...I mean week. In this episode we discuss our takes on the outcome, the effect of mail-in ballots, debunking the myths of a "rigged election, and what to expect from Biden going forward. Fin.  #election #politics #bidenharris2020 #vote #trump #biden #democrat #republican #podcast #inthemoode #makehistoryrealagain
November 09, 2020
S2:E8 Election Day....God Help Us All
After what feels like 22 years of an election cycle we have finally made it to election day! We discuss what the country can expect the next 4 years if Biden wins or if, God help us, Trump wins. Regardless of who you support make sure to go and demand your voice be heard by voting! 
November 02, 2020
S2:E7 Jesus..the Socialist?
Jesus and Socialism. Those are two words you never thought you would hear in the same sentence. In this episode we tackle how many of the same teachings of Christianity(I see you love thy neighbor as thy self!) fall under the same ideals of socialism. 
October 26, 2020
S2:E6 Court is in Session: SCOTUS Confirmation
In this week's episode we discuss the latest example of Republicans making a mockery of our judicial system with the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney-Barrett.  ALSO: We spend the second half of this episode debunking the myths regarding Alabama Senator Doug Jones. Is he really a pro-abortion and anti-gun Socialist that Republicans paint him as? Or is the fact that he is an actual competent leader that is leading in the latest poll to come out 2 weeks before the election scaring Republicans to go even further with their fear-mongering tactics? 
October 19, 2020
S2:E5 The State of Congress & Questioning Beliefs
In our latest episode we tackle the state of Congress and numerous other pressing issues facing the American people.  BONUS EPISODE ATTACHED! Make sure to listen to our extra bonus episode 30 minutes in where we tackle the controversial topic of religion and drugs. Did Moses really speak to God through a burning bush or was under the influence of DMT when he met God? Some call it weed. Some call it the Texas torpedo. We tackle this controversial topic.
October 14, 2020
S2:E4 Developing Dialogue: A Progressive & a Libertarian Have a Beer
In our first ever interview  we sit down with Libertarian and U.S. Army veteran, River Farley. We discuss how his experiences in the military not only shaped who he is, but opened his eyes to the injustices going on at home. Over the course of the episode we show that people on polar opposite ends of the political spectrum actually have more in common than previously thought. 
October 09, 2020
S2:E3 2020 Election Update Option C & D
After watching the dumpster fire of a Presidential Debate, are you disheartened by options or lack thereof for President? In this week's episode we analyze candidates Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen of the Libertarian Party as well as Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker of the Green Party. They represent an alternative option for voters on the Left and the Right.
October 05, 2020
S2:E2 OverTrumped: Coverage of the 1st 2020 Presidential Debate
As if we thought it couldn't get worse, the first Presidential slap fight...I mean debate happened. We discuss the dumpster fire that was this debate. We also introduce our plan for how to solve the issue of which candidate is less mediocre than the other...Make sure to listen till the end to find out!
September 30, 2020
S2:E1 2020 Election Pre-Debate Coverage
In our first episode of Season 2 we do a shallow dive into what the most effective line of attacks each candidate should focus on. We also describe how defunding the police is one of the most patriotic acts a citizen of this country can advocate. ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be having our first ever live-stream on Tuesday night during the debate. We will be streaming live on our Instagram page, In the Moode for Real History. Make sure to like, review, and subscribe to keep up with our latest content!
September 28, 2020
33. Let's Discuss How Defunding the Police is American as Apple Pie
Did you know the grievances of the Founders and the demands of activists calling to defund the police today are actually pretty similar? No taxation without representation right? Check out the video to see how defunding the police is as much of a patriotic act as the actions of the Founders signing the Declaration of Independence. Make sure to subscribe to In the Moode for Real History!
September 25, 2020
8. The Truth Will Set You Free
"Most men die a thousand deaths a day. I only die once." How to be your own person without giving into the will of society. We discuss how to start a campaign to challenge the status quo. One of the best ways to challenge the status-quo is by pushing for a bold progressive agenda. We dive into the Green New Deal.
September 21, 2020
7. You Might Be a Racist If...
In this bonus episode we attempt to broach the subject of racism. Let's preface this with the blatantly clear fact that as two white males, we will never understand what it is like to be a person of color in this country. But, we are wanting to use our privilege to help broach this subject with a larger (most likely predominantly white) audience that needs to hear this because race does matter. The days of using the cop out "I see no color" is long gone. Until we acknowledge the role of systemic racism in our society we cannot move forward. This is our attempt at normalizing the long overdue discussions on race. Antidepresseur by Patchworker f.k.a. [friendzoned] | promoted by Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
September 19, 2020
5. BONUS EPISODE: Various Rants
In this bonus episode we were feeling a good rant so we cover a wide variety of current politics topics. Grab a beer or whatever you relax with and enjoy this train wreck of rant.
September 18, 2020
6. Akonda: Akon, Wakanda, and Rick & Morty
This week we detail Akon's dream of building a real life Wakanda. Instead of burying his head in the sand and acting like climate change isn't real, Akon is being proactive instead of reactive regarding the future and helping out his people in Senegal. We also discuss one of Zach's favorite Rick and Morty episodes which perfectly ties into the overall topic. Antidepresseur by Patchworker f.k.a. [friendzoned] | promoted by Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
September 18, 2020
4. K1 or K-Done: Relationship Advice?
We share experiences about relationships, Tinder, 90 Day Fiance, and the ever famous catfish. Antidepresseur by Patchworker f.k.a. [friendzoned] | promoted by Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
September 18, 2020
3. Should the US Consider Socialism?
*cue eerie thunderstorm music* Oh no....the "S" word! Are aspects of Socialism really as bad as your twice removed cousin that you don't really acknowledge claims that is because he reposted a meme about it on Facebook? Or do we been benefiting from Socialism each and everyday? Grab a drink and get ready to have your perspective changed or have to change your pants from being so triggered.
September 18, 2020
2. Should We Look to Other Nations for Leadership/Policies?
To be or not to be 'Merica...that is the question. While the United States is shitting the bed when it comes to bold new ideas and policies to combat unprecedented levels of inequality and uncertainty, other nations around the world have stepped up to the plate. Have we lost our standing as the envy of the world? Or were we ever? DONT MISS OUT: One of us has a major issue with puffy nipples. Don't miss this rant. Dad Joke of the Week: Drop knowledge bombs instead of actual bombs
September 18, 2020
1. What Happens When You Die?
What happens when you die? Hell if we know, but we had a great time taking a deep dive into what we think happens when you die and everything else in between. Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review to let us know how we are doing!
September 18, 2020
32. Let's Discuss Trump, Supporting the Troops, & Coiffed Hair
President Trump claims to have done more for veterans than any person in the history of forever, but this week's bombshell article in The Atlantic is just the latest, in the long list, of times he has disrespected our troops.
September 06, 2020
31. Let's Discuss Suburban Voters and Grievances
Who decides whether the grievances of protesters are justified or not? I'll give you a hint... Dwayne The Rock Johnson will tell you who's opinion doesn't have a say in it. Make sure to watch to find out!
September 05, 2020
30. The Lyching of Emmett Till
On August 28, 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman. The cowardice and hatred displayed by these white supremacists is as relevant today as it was 65 years ago. No one person deserves to be the judge, jury, and executioner. This is why we continue to march and demand justice, because the same systemic issues then are still alive today.Make sure to like and subscribe to In the Moode for Real History to get your daily historical event that you won’t find in your history books!
August 29, 2020
29. Let's Discuss Baseless Birther BS & Kamala Harris
#KamalaHarris #birther #demconvention #Election2020 #bidenharris #Trump Dang I love a good alliteration! 🤣 We dive into what Trump is really saying by once again launching "birther" accusations against Kamala Harris.
August 26, 2020
28. Let's Discuss When the Justice System Does Its Job & When It Doesn't
#blacklivesmatter #saytheirnames #justiceforcannon“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”― Ella Wheeler WilcoxAs a society we have to realize that being outraged over the death of a child and being outraged over racial disparities in the justice system are not mutually exclusive. Make sure to like and subscribe on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify!
August 16, 2020
27. Let's Discuss Mail-in Voting and the Difference Between Facts and Feelings
Let's debunk the myth regarding mail-in voting once and for all. Since we are in an unprecedented pandemic we must trust facts over unfounded feelings when it comes to ensuring a free and fair election. Make sure to like, share, and subscribe to In the Moode for Real History on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify! Also shout out to Black Sabbath for the awesome Black Lives Matter shirt!
August 08, 2020
26. Let's Discuss Being on the Right Side of History
I am disgusted by the comments of Representative Will Dismukes this past week. I love this state for the possibilities of what it can be going forward, not for the dark stains of the past.Please share this video and flood his legislative office with calls, letters, and emails to send a clear message that there is no place for ignorance and hatred in our state.Rep. Will DismukesDistrict 88 (Republican)11 S. Union St., Ste. 427-DMontgomery,AL 261-0499
July 30, 2020
25. Let's Discuss Plandemic, Local News, and the Movie Network
Local news is an important source of information for many people. So please tell me why nearly 300 stations across the country will be airing an interview that promotes the debunked Plandemic hoax?
July 26, 2020
24. Let's Discuss Masks, "Infringement of Rights", and WWE Wrasslin
Are mask mandates really infringing on your rights? Let's discuss examples of what government oppression really looks like and how my favorite #WWE wrestler, Kane, can serve as a role model going forward. Make sure to like, share, and subscribe to my YouTube channel "In the Moode for Real History"!
July 20, 2020
23. Let's Discuss King Leopold II, 15 Million Deaths, and Statues
When you think about genocidal dictators what names come to mind? Probably Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. What if I told you that there was a man who was just as evil as Hitler, but is remembered as a humanitarian. In this episode we will discuss one of the biggest cover ups in European history and why REAL history is so much more than statues. Make sure to hit that like and subscribe button to follow me on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify!
July 13, 2020
22. Let's Discuss Reopening Schools and Biggie
#schoolsreopening, #letsdiscuss #inthemoodeLet's discuss Trump's real reason behind pushing to reopen schools and his threats to cut funding for those who don't. Make sure to subscribe on YouTube, Apple Podcast and Spotify!
July 08, 2020
21. Let's Discuss Something We Can ALL Agree On: Justice for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen
#vanessaguillen #fthood #inthemoodeThis is an issue that all of us can agree on, regardless of your political leanings. We must demand justice for Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen. As civilians and voters, it is our obligation to demand that our elected officials in the Armed Forces Committee not only hold hearings, but ensure that this story doesn't fade away. I have attached the link below that lists the Senators and their contact information at the bottom.
July 06, 2020
20. Let's Discuss How to Talk Politics With Family
#politics #howto #democrat #progressive #republican #conservative #liberal #TrumpPicture are sitting around the family dinner table during (insert holiday) and all of a sudden the dreaded "P" word comes up. While it can be considered a taboo subject to discuss, I will give 4 reasons why it can be a good thing and how to (hopefully) not have a real life version of the dinner scene from Christmas Vacation. Make sure to like and subscribe on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
July 06, 2020
19. Let's Discuss the 4th of July, Grievances, and Zima Beer
#Trump #Independence #history #politicsWhat does Independence Day, President Trump, and Zima beer have in common? Check out my latest episode to find out! Make sure to subscribe on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
July 06, 2020
18. Let's Discuss Hypocrisies
#BLM #Trump #tweet Let's discuss the latest hypocritical statement of President Trump involving his labeling the Black Lives Matter movement a "symbol of hate" yet his refusal to acknowledge or denounce his retweet of own supporters yelling white power. Make sure to like and subscribe on Youtube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
July 06, 2020
17. Let's Discuss Why I am Thankful for President Trump
#Trump #BLM #Confederate #monument #Mississippi Yes you read this right and no you are not tripping on a bad tide pod. I am going to discuss why I am thankful for President Trump, but not for the reasons that you would expect.Make sure to like and subscribe to my channel, In the Moode for Real History, on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
June 29, 2020
15. Let's Discuss Headlines and Police Reform Bills
#BLM #Reform #Police Let's discuss what actual police reform looks like and the role misleading headlines play in shaping the narrative about police reform. Let's discuss the difference between the GOP and Democrat police reform bills. Whose bill provides actual policies and whose bill is nothing more than lip service? You decide.Make sure to like and subscribe to my channel on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
June 27, 2020
16. Let's Discuss Splash Mountain and Princess and the Frog
#disney #BLM #Splashmountain #culturewarLet's discuss why people are losing their minds over updating a ride at Disney. Yes....the thumbnail explains my sentiment about the fact that this is a real national discussion perfectly. Make sure to like and subscribe to my channel on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
June 27, 2020
14. Let's Discuss Statues, Heritage, and History
Let's discuss the difference between mythology and history. Let's discuss how our most important heritage is being a mechanism of change not being an obstruction. Before anyone asks, yes I do believe that we should preserve every single monument that has been torn down...but you will have to watch the video to see my twist on it! Make sure to like and subscribe to my channel on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and Spotify!
June 22, 2020
13. Tulsa Massacre Pt 1
Hear about the deadliest race massacre in Unite States history from the accounts of those who survived this deadly attack. The Tulsa Race Riot and the destruction of Black Wall Street resulted in the deaths of between 300-1000 African Americans and the destruction of nearly 1300 businesses, churches, schools, and homes. Join me as we give a voice to those who history tried to white wash out of existence. MAKE SURE TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE, APPLE PODCAST, AND SPOTIFY!
June 21, 2020
12. Democratic-Socialism Pt. 4: Healthcare, Education, and....Sports?
Yes you read the title correctly and I hope it peaked your interest! In our final installment of our series on American Democratic-Socialism we will be discussing how healthcare, education, and even sports would benefit everyone instead of the few. Spoiler Alert: It will make football even better!
June 07, 2020
11. The People Speak: Henry Turner
In the second episode of our min-series, The People Speak, I cover a speech by Reconstruction era state legislator, Henry McNeal Turner. Turner was expelled from the Georgia state legislature simply because he was an African-American. Turner asks the question that has yet to be resolved in the 148 years since his expulsion and proves to be equally relevant in light of the injustice that occurred this week in Minneapolis: "Am I a man? If I am such, I claim the rights of a man."
May 28, 2020
10. The People Speak: Columbus and De Las Casas
This new mini-series will cover excerpts of American voices, some famous and some little known, who celebrate the enduring spirit of dissent. In this first episode we will compare journal entry excerpts of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome De Las Casas to see how the romanticized story of Columbus discovering the "New World" was not as wholesome as previously thought. Make sure to like and subscribe to check out all other episodes!
May 26, 2020
9. Obamagate: If You Don't Know Now You Know
Bonus Episode! So after learning about Obamagate this week, I could not help but give my take on it. In this episode I give the official story, channel my inner Fox News host by Foxsplaining it, and finally give my centered in reality take on this "scandal". Make sure to like and subscribe!
May 25, 2020
8. Democratic-Socialism Pt. 3: The 3 Legged Stool for Justice
This week we are going to discuss how 3 policies: a federal job guarantee, baby bonds, and reparations, make up the “3 legged stool for justice”. These 3 policies together would establish a firm foundation for racial economic justice across the board in the US. By the end of this episode I will explain this case being made by Democratic-Socialists. That case being instead of the current capitalist system that promotes racial and economic inequality, the US should adopt an economic rights frame administered in a race conscious way. Essentially an economic framework that eradicates barriers that preserve inequalities, exclusionary job market practices that hurt workers of color. Be sure to like and subscribe to view this and all past episodes!
May 25, 2020
7. Democratic-Socialism Pt. 2: A 3rd Reconstruction
In this episode we will look at the significant social change that occurred in our country during Reconstruction following the Civil War and the second during the Civil Rights Era. Both of these events were attempts at acknowledging the original sin of our country, racism, and working towards righting that wrong. I will be explaining how American Democratic Socialism calls for a third Reconstruction to finally ensure that African Americans and other people of color will be able to enjoy and depend on the same rights, economic opportunities, and quality resources as any other American.Be sure to like and subscribe to view this and all past episodes!
May 25, 2020
6. Democratic-Socialism Pt. 1: History of Socialism in America
In this episode we begin a new series covering Democratic Socialism. In part one we clarify many common misconceptions about Democratic Socialism and trace how socialist ideas have shaped American society.
May 25, 2020