No human skill can reproduce on paper, the majestic beauty and radiance of Celestial objects.
– Étienne Léopold Trouvelot
As I always say there are a zillion podcast out there, thank you very very much for listening to mine. I have been podcasting since March of 2020. This podcast started out as a history deep dive into the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. I quickly realized that I needed to cover covid-19 on my show as a way to educate people around the world, but also my friends and family, about this terrible disease which I fundamentally believe has forever altered our culture for better or worse.
In the course of promoting my show on other podcasts I learned about the lives of my fellow Americans during a very destabilizing time in our history. I realized that was not anything I heard on any podcast. Normal people talking about their daily lives. I realized that was important. Not just for us. For the future.
I encountered so many things and started asking so many questions that I never thought of before I started my show. I encountered so many people that have changed my life forever. Talented podcasters such as Bill of The Way Podcast, Edi of Sino Babble, and Dan Toler of Relevant History have come on my show and educated me and my audience on various topics.
Is Facebook harming America? What is going on with the state of education in America? What is it like to be an immigrant in America? What is SEO, and why does it matter? Why is Moore versus Harper important? What is going on with covid-19?
These are just a few of the questions I ask myself. I believe we are in the middle of a technological Revolution. We live in a world traumatized by pandemic disease and an ever shifting global economy. We have to acquire skills our grandparents couldn't even dream of and our parents don't understand. I believe we live lives secluded from one another. Early in my podcasting career I asked a fellow podcaster why he thought it was so big these days. I'll never forget his answer.
People are so isolated that they need to hear conversation. People just want to hear other people talk. I have those episodes too.
I didn't realize it at the time, but over my two plus years of being a podcaster, I've come to see that he was correct.
I believe we are living lives isolated from each other during a technological Revolution happening alongside of a land war in Europe, global pandemic disease, and a dramatically shifting economy. Our Global cultures opening up at Breakneck speed. Information has become free, meaning that it is no longer what you know but what you do with what you know that matters. This has become massively destabilizing to the educational apparatus in the United States. From kindergarten to PhD this country's education system is going through a trauma. What I didn't understand before I started my show and talking to people is that this is happening all over the world.
So you're asking: what is the mission of the History Voyager Podcast? The answer is to talk about that with normal people and experts alike. I point specifically to my Anonymous teacher series. There is a trauma that is happening in the American education system. You don't hear about it in the mainstream media. You don't hear about it from experts. You hear about it from teachers and students alike in the trenches!