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History Matters Podcast
45 minutes | Sep 15, 2017
11: Interview - Economist Marshall Steinbaum on Ideology and History
Keith and Patrick chat with economist Marshall Steinbaum of the Roosevelt Institute on ideology and history.
64 minutes | May 4, 2017
10: Narratives Of Rise And Fall
Keith and Patrick are finally back together after a hiatus, and the topic is narratives in history: how to write them, why they matter, and how much we should be using them to understand the past. We dig into two specific examples, the fall of the Roman Empire and the crisis of the 17th century, to tell us more.
52 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
9: 18th Century Mass Incarceration - Interview with Dr. Tawny Paul
In May 2016, the Federal Reserve reported that 46% of Americans would struggle to find $400 for an emergency expense. Debt and precarity have become increasingly important political issues recently but middle-class financial uncertainty has a long history. In this episode of History Matters, Keith talks with Dr. Tawny Paul about debtors' prisons in 18th century Britain, which are at the intersection of two huge issue--debt and mass incarceration.
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