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Air Date 3/4/2023

Today, we tell a story of colonialism, dispossession and cultural renaissance as a lens through which to understand alienation, a primary condition of modernity

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Ch. 1: The annexation of Hawaii

The dark history of the overthrow of Hawaii - TED-Ed - Air Date 2-17-22

U.S. Apology Bill to Hawaiian People - EarthWorldSolutions - Air Date 11-02-12

Ch. 2: Scottish clearances and economic displacement

The Highland Clearances of Scotland - Pilgrim Kat - Air Date 1-22-23

Why Can’t Hawaiians Afford To Live In Hawaii? - AJ+ - Air Date 1-20-22

Ch. 3: White people, Indians and Highlanders

White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America (Affiliate link)

Ch. 4: Cultural and linguistic erasure

The Banning of the Hawaiian Language - Noʻeau Woo-O'Brien - Air Date 12-07-19

Aloha Aina - Indigenous Life in Hawaii - Captain Potter - Air Date 11-26-21

Two Worlds - weRnative - Air Date 11-22-19

Ch. 5: Red Power, the American Indian Movement and the Siege of Wounded Knee

What is the Red Power Movement? - Fusion - Air Date 6-2-17

Wounded Knee siege - Witness History - Air Date 2-27-23

Ojibwe Author David Treuer on Retelling the History of “Indian Life Rather Than Indian Death” - Democracy Now! - Air Date 2-22-19

Ch. 6: Cultural renaissance of Hokulea

Papa Mau: The Wayfinder - OiwiTV - Air Date 4-14-17

Ch. 7: Cultural renaissance of GalGael

Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille - BBC - Air Date 12-28-19

The Highland Clearances of Scotland - Pilgrim Kat - Air Date 1-22-23

The Fight To Take Back Hawaii - Foreign Correspondent - Air Date 5-11-22

Hawaiian Language Ban - Barry Shell - Air Date 5-17-08

Ch. 8: re-Indigenization in Scotland

Alastair McIntosh - The Lesley Riddoch Podcast - Air Date 1-3-23

Ch. 9: Connecting with Aina in Hawaii

Aloha Aina - Indigenous Life in Hawaii - Captain Potter - Air Date 11-26-21


Ch. 10: Final comments on the single story of the values that drove colonialism and continue to shape our world

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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