Our new series is a delve into my own Slovenian ethnic heritage. Our dead idea is Titoism, the ideology of the former Yugoslavia which died along with its communist dictator, Tito. I also mix in stories of my family and my own conflicted feelings about ethnicity.
Here are some of the episodes we have planned:
- I. Slovenia from Prehistory to Tito
- II. Tito – Bond or Bond Villain?
- III. Life Under Tito – Interviews with Former Yugoslavs
- IV. The Tito-Stalin Split (Feat. Kristaps Andrejsons)
- V. The National Question (Feat. Alex Kruikshanks)
We also have a CONTEST going on in which you could win a portrait drawn of you. All you have to do to enter is post on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #HollywoodTito and the name of the actor you think should play Tito in a Hollywood movie.
Image Credit: Rachel Westhoff
Dead Ideas is a podcast delivering history with humor. We explore ideas once believed to be true, but no longer. Each dead idea is explore in all its glorious eccentricity. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or at deadideas.net.
B. T. Newberg: Since the year 2000, B. T. has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. He currently volunteers as Education Director for the Spiritual Naturalist Society, where he created and now teaches an online course in naturalistic spirituality (including Naturalistic Paganism!). His writings can also be found at Patheos and Pagan Square, as well as right here at HP.
He also hosts a podcast called Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices. It explores ideas once believed to be true, but no longer.
Professionally, he was an ESL teacher for 12 years and now works in customer service. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.
After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.