Documentaries (Watch them online!)
The War in Iraq & Afghanistan
- Bush's War (Excellent PBS Documentary analyzing the Bush Administration motivations in the Iraq War)
- Bad Voodoo's War (The realities of the war in Iraq - pretty graphic)
The Rise of Nazi Germany
- The History Channel is currently showing a fabulous documentary on the rise and fall of the Third Reich. It's called "The Third Reich: Rise and Fall". Unfortunately, it won't be available for purchase until April, so I can't show it to you. But if you get the History Channel, you should see if you can catch it.
- Memory of the Camps (Fascinating, amazing, brutal documentary about the liberation of death camps towards the end of the Holocaust. Consists of footage that was stored in a vault until 1985. You can watch it for free at the link above but beware. It was shown on public television, but it's incredibly graphic.)
- Awesome School Videos from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s (This is the ink to that YouTube guy from whom I got the "How To Be Popular" video. He's got a great collection of other made-for-school video clips from the days of yore. There are a lot of funny ones on capitalism, personal health habits, and how to throw a good party!)
- Simpsons Assembly Line (A recent and somewhat controversial Simspsons intro simulating an assembly line manufacturing Simpsons DVDs. Thanks to Katrina Bernales for this find. Nice job!)
- Tim Knoll: BMX guy who does really cool tricks. You will be entertained!
- Danny Macaskill: Another fantastic "urban cycler".
Radio (Listen to these online, download to an iPod, etc.!)
- Health Care Reform (Great interview with a Dr. on the history of health care reform, including the passage of Medicare int he 1960s. Puts the current health care reform debate into an interesting context.)
- This American Life (One of my favorite things ever. Every week they pick a theme (i.e. Fear of sleep; break-up songs; Corruption in Haiti; Living "off the grid") and present a series of stories about that theme. It's MUCH better than it sounds. They have TONS of stores. Give it a shot!) Some of my favorite stories:
- Kid Politics (Awesome recommendation from Miss Gabi Dahlin. Stories about kids who make decisions and are put into situations that adults usually deal with - and screw up.)
- John Smith (A set of stories about guys with the actual name "John Smith").
- NUMMI (Story about a car factory in Fremont that could have saved the American car industry. Really great, especially if you're interested in why American cars historically pale in comparison to Japanese-made cars.)
- The Giant Pool of Money (In depth explanation of what caused the crappy economic situation that we're in right now.)
- In Dog We Trust (Stories of pets!)
Study Help, Learning, College, Etc.
Funny, Silly, Or Otherwise Worth Your While
Any other videos, radio shows, articles, etc. that I should list here? Email your suggestions to me or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.