History of Sunnism

History of Sunnism

What is Sunni Islam? In this episode we trace the origins of one of the largest denominations of Islam. We look to the period after the death of Muhammad and how the disagreement between Muslims ...

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Alabama, Keaton Jones, and Star Wars Last Jedi Predictions

Alabama, Keaton Jones, and Star Wars Last Jedi Predictions

We start our podcast with coverage of the historic election in Alabama. In a political upset, Doug Jones beats Roy Moore for the senate seat. We discuss how this happened, with a focus on turn ...

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Special: Jerusalem

Special: Jerusalem

A special podcast to contextualize the breaking news of Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US embassy. In this episode we discuss the history of Jerusalem ...

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Tax Reform, Flynn, & Marvel Controversy

Tax Reform, Flynn, & Marvel Controversy

2017 is determined to go out with a bang. We start our podcast with a discussion of the so-called tax reform passed by Congress. We breakdown the process, what comes next, and most importantly ...

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The Historical Muhammad

The Historical Muhammad

Who is Muhammad? Did he even exist? In this podcast, we try to uncover the historical Muhammad. We start with the major debates and controversies among historians. Then we move to looking at the ...

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Chakras, Project Veritas, and Marvel’s Runaways

Chakras, Project Veritas, and Marvel’s Runaways

It’s a weird one. We start this podcast envisioning a future Diz that’s decided to become a health nut. We wonder how his Orange Country life would turn him into a topknot-wearing, ...

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History of the Qur’an

History of the Qur’an

The holy book of Islam is the Qur’an but its history remains shrouded in mystery. What are the historical origins of the book and how did it develop. In this podcast we present the major ...

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Hypocrites, Lavar Ball, & Net Neutrality

Hypocrites, Lavar Ball, & Net Neutrality

In our roundup of the craziness of week we go over the political scandals shaking up Washington. We talk about the latest sexual harassment scandals from Al Franken to the mounting evidence ...

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History of the Hijab

History of the Hijab

In this episode we trace the history of the hijab and religious garb. We start by examining the Qur’an on the subject, historicizing the verses and providing context. We then look at the ...

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Thor: Ragnarok & DC vs Marvel Cinematic Universe

Thor: Ragnarok & DC vs Marvel Cinematic Universe

This episode we dig deep into the nerd world of comic book movies. Firstly we start with a random rant about pornography and streaming services before giving a review of Thor: Ragnarok *Spoiler ...

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History of Jihad pt 2

History of Jihad pt 2

After summarizing the history in part 1, this episode focuses on how the concept of jihad was transformed in the modern world. We examine the major thinkers of the time period and how they ...

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Papa John’s, Stranger Things, Food Trucks, & Streaming Services

Papa John’s, Stranger Things, Food Trucks, & Streaming Services

In our latest episode we talk about the recent controversy with Papa John’s. We talk about the long history of Papa John’s wading into politics and the mess they make of things from ...

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History of Jihad

History of Jihad

We’re back for season 2 of Head on History and diving into the deep end. Building on the chronology established in last season, we are going to focus now on important themes in Islam and ...

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Kevin Spacey, Mueller Investigation & Halloween

Kevin Spacey, Mueller Investigation & Halloween

In our latest podcast we start with a conversation about the recent allegations against Kevin Spacey **Trigger Warning**. We talk about his horrible response and how not to address sexual ...

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GOP Flake & Richard Spencer

GOP Flake & Richard Spencer

The mad world of politics is at it again. In this episode we discuss the breaking news that Jeff Flake, the junior senator of Arizona, will not be seeking re-election. We talk about this forceful ...

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Weinstein, #MeToo, Black Panther & Ta Nehisi Coates

Weinstein, #MeToo, Black Panther & Ta Nehisi Coates

In a heavy Hollywood and media episode we tackle the difficult topic of sexual assault *trigger warning* in the recent Weinstein scandal. We discuss the details of the case and the reality that ...

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Technology Fail, NFL, & Star Wars

Technology Fail, NFL, & Star Wars

Ali has done the unthinkable and updated his software on his iPhone. We start this episode off with his rants and raves against technology as he’s dragged kicking and screaming into the ...

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Twitter, Las Vegas, & the Gifted vs Lucifer

Twitter, Las Vegas, & the Gifted vs Lucifer

After a short break we are back to our usual antics as we discuss the latest news from twitter and their increased word count. We analyze the problems with the platform and discuss the real ...

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Emmy’s, Identity Politics, & Young Justice

Emmy’s, Identity Politics, & Young Justice

In a heavy media-oriented episode we discuss the Emmy’s with the appearance of Sean Spicer. We discuss how establishment and institutional inclination is to always normalized. We talk about ...

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9/11 and Rohingya

9/11 and Rohingya

In this episode we put on our political nerd hats and dive into some serious conversation, but first start off with our usual banter which involves a debate about whether you can claim to have ...

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