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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
36 minutes | a day ago
Young Dick Cheney
We know the globe-running, meeting master Vice President Cheney, but did you know his parents were hardcore Democrats? or that he thought his father turned into a bird (albeit at a pretty young age). As we discuss with Tim Pearson, author of Second Fiddle, a book about Vice Presidents. Cheney's story goes from the football field, to Yale, to the slammer and eventually to the Oval Office. As part of our summer Vice Presidents series, we discuss Cheney before the first Bush Presidency.
74 minutes | 10 days ago
1995: A Story of Politics On The Information Superhighway
Stealth ads. Secret advice. Kids in uniforms. Soft money and hard choices in the information age. As we discuss in this cast, a Presidential election was almost completely settled a year before it happened. Some knew an election was going on and some didn't. In a time when money was soft and people said things like: 'This website's taking a long time to load because it has a picture,' we look at Clinton's not-so-certain re election and his relationship with adviser Dick Morris. Jump on the information superhighway and give it a listen.
53 minutes | 21 days ago
The Man Behind the UN Who Never Got Credit - Edward Stettinius, Jr. w/Bill Scher
Edward Stettinius, Jr. served a short but important time as Secretary of State serving F.D.R. and Truman. Without him, there may not have been a UN. And because he got very little credit, he was able to be successful. With journalist Bill Scher, host of the "When America Worked" Podcast we discuss Stettinius and pragmatists in general, and Bill talks about the new podcast.
58 minutes | a month ago
Vaccines Then and Now
Vaccine history, acceptance and denial. The man who saved Boston and never got credit. Law and the citizen and medicine. FDR's polio - if it was polio - and what it meant for America. From 2014, with an update for our times. And we encourage all - Get your COVID-19 shot when eligible.
30 minutes | a month ago
Golden Beauty Boss: Madame Sara Spencer Washington w/ Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks
In this episode, we speak with Cheryl Woodruff Brooks, author of Washington was a cosmetic entrepreneur whose company turned her into one of of America's first black millionaires. She was founder and president of Apex Enterprises consisting of Apex Beauty Colleges, Apex Publishing Company, Apex News & Hair Company, Apex Laboratories and Apex Drug Company. Offices were located in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Newark, Richmond, Brooklyn, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Atlantic City.
8 minutes | a month ago
Introducing: Death At The Wing
Death at the Wing” is a narrative documentary series looking at the generation of basketball stars and prospects that fell victim to the historical, socioeconomic and political forces that defined the ‘80s. As the new generation of basketball players — players like Magic, Bird and Dr. J — took their mantle as the league’s stars, basketball’s faster and flashier style of play would captivate TV audiences. But along that way to wealth and stardom, the excess of the ‘80s took its toll on the next generation of the sport as Reaganomics created an explosion in wealth for the richest members of American society. Crack and cocaine made its way through neighborhoods where aspiring basketball players lived. Cars were faster and car accidents took the lives of several players. Guns became easier to acquire. Health care and education budgets were slashed. Incarceration took over rehabilitation as the country’s guiding principle to addiction. Many players were suspended and jailed, and those less fortunate died. Those that made it through became overnight superstars for an eager and demanding audience of TV and media coverage, but never in the history of any sport have we seen so many who were ready to become household brands lost in such a short time frame. Why? How? And Who? This is what this show will look into. This is DEATH AT THE WING.
28 minutes | a month ago
Bruce Interviewed on Intellectual Property...Frequently Podcast with David Pridham and Brad Sheafe
Why do people spend so much time watching the news? Bruce Carlson is interviewed by David, Brad at the IP...Frequently Podcast (hah) We discuss current events in the context of historical ones. Also, reverse virtue signaling. If interested in intellectual properties, business and some politics, check out Brad and Dave's podcast here: https://anchor.fm/ip-frequently Twitter: @IP_Frequently
38 minutes | 2 months ago
1921 - One Hundred Years Ago
Events 100 years ago have nothing at all to do with today's events, unless you consider new technologies changing the pace of life, the immigration issue, a new administration changing messaging and policies, racism and racial violence, crime, labor struggles, international conflicts and government spending on the poor. And, new kinds of poems. (Music by Paul Whiteman band (from 1921) and Lee Rosevere )
44 minutes | 2 months ago
This is William Rufus King w/ Thomas Balcerski - The Forgotten VP, His Role in The Compromise of 1850, His Relationship with James Buchanan and More
The 13th Vice President of the United States remains obscure. Where King's name does come up, it's often with the wrong picture. Or he's confused with Rufus King. According to our guest, Thomas Balcerski, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut University, he should be in the discussion with Clay and Calhoun and Webster and others. Balcerski is author of Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King (Oxford University Press, 2019). We get into the Presidential Ratings Game too.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Mario Cuomo is Not Running: A Tale of Politics
A look at Governor Andrew Cuomo's father Mario, a classic tale of American politics and the potential campaign for President that he ran.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Rum, Romanism and Rebellion - The 3 Words That Changed Presidential History
In this episode we look at a historic campaign episode and try to solve a mystery of history of the 1884 election. Did GOP candidate Blaine hear the bigoted comments of a supporter, or didn't he? We also get an insider's view from a adept political reporter of how the other side jumped on the political opportunity created by the unfortunate comments of a reverend.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Granting of Certiorari: The Hidden Process Behind the Supreme Court
A bit about an obscure procedure that can mean everything, from a 2011 episode.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
1866 Mechanics Institute Attack
One violent event, captured in the best media technologies of its time and brought to American living parlors, completely changed American politics during the Reconstruction period. A convention at the stately Mechanics' Institute in New Orleans, determined to create a new constitution where all races could vote, was forcefully ended by police in what investigators could only describe as a massacre. We discuss the event, the reasons behind it, and how it affected political power in Louisiana and in Washington for ten years.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
A look at the Senator's father, his 1968 run, and time as HUD secretary.
68 minutes | 3 months ago
16 Obscure Facts About Presidents w/ Jeremy Anderberg of The Art of Manliness and Readmorebooks.co
Who was Chester Arthur's secret pen pal? How did Herbert Hoover spend his last day in office? What was McKinley's obscure accomplishment? What was Rutherford B. Hayes passionate hobby? What event hurt Taft's Presidency from the get-go? How did Martin Van Buren contribute to today's politics? For Presidents Day, a conversation with Jeremy Anderberg of The Art of Manliness website and podcast and ReadMoreBooks.co newsletter. Music -"Swallow" by Pistol Jazz
103 minutes | 3 months ago
We've Got Problems. We've Always Had Problems.
In this episode, no big deal, we just tackle about every significant problem we have in our politics today. norm-breaking, free-speech and free-speech limits, threats and violence, double impeachments, pushing envelopes and reverse virtue signaling is all part of this episode. Also, Abigail Adams, a treaty won by a forceful speech, a shadowy organization rising up to oppose a President's agenda, two Founders debate and trade charges of hypocrisy. And a bowling ball. Lee Rosevere -music.
79 minutes | 4 months ago
On The Lincoln Train: The 13-Day Journey of a President-Elect
Lincoln's turbulent period as President-elect also featured a novel twist: a thirteen-day train ride through the states that had cast their votes for him, and two that had not. He countered large cheering crowds and some security risks, while he managed to avoid opining on the fast-paced events of the day and to avoid compromising with violence. We look at some of his speeches, how he handled being President-elect, and the last-minute change and secret voyage conducted for safety reasons.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
The Power to Pardon
From Eugene Debs to Richard Nixon, from a previously run episode, the President's power to pardon is examined.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
The Story of Samantha Smith
Story of a very young cold warrior for peace.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
I Don't Want to Trick You: The Lyndon Johnson - Richard Nixon Presidential Transition, and Other Stories
Nothing starts a good presidential transition like charges of treason, and thus it was in 1968 that a tense election ending started a transition between Presidents of two parties. Yet all things considering, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson's transition is considered one of the better ones. We look into the circumstances, the actions and the phone calls between LBJ and Nixon, from November 5th, 1968 to January 20th, 1969. We also look at contemporary news stories, and stories of other presidential transitions. Music from Lee Rosevere- Music for Podcasts (turns out the true crime edition music really fits)
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