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Versus History Podcast
42 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 109: Versus History #109 - The Special Duties Branch & Auxiliary Units in WW2.
32 minutes | a month ago
Episode 108: Versus History #108 - The Germans and Europe
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Versus History #107 - The Trump Presidency and the 2020 Election
Emeritus Professor in American Studies, Jon Roper, puts Donald Trump’s presidency in historical perspective and offers his expert insights into the 2020 presidential election. Professor Roper covers comparisons to previous presidents, explains his interpretation of what Trump calls ‘21st century presidential’, offers his views on the Electoral College, and much more.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Versus History #106 - The SAS in WW2: Interview with Damien Lewis
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Versus History Chronicles #105 - Vice President Nixon's forgotten trip to Ceylon
In October 1953, Vice President Richard Nixon embarked on a precedent-setting tour of the countries of South and South East Asia. The newly elected republican President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, reinvented the office of the Vice Presidency by elevating it from a nominal and ceremonial position to one of unprecedented responsibility in US foreign policy. Nixon’s core remit was to reinforce, consolidate and expand where possible, the American Cold War sphere of influence in Asia. As part of this tour the Vice President spent three days in Ceylon, an Indian Ocean island state, recently independent from Great Britain. In 1951 Ceylon became the only non communist Asian state to begin shipping strategic materials to the newly communist China. Nixon’s visit to Ceylon, in order to address this (and other issues) personally, would become something of a blueprint for US diplomatic operations in South Asia.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Versus History #104 - Treason in History with Professor Carlton F.W. Larson
This week we interview Professor Carlton F.W. Larson on the History of Treason in America and his brand new book, 'On Treason: A Citizen's Guide to the Law'. Treason — the only crime specifically defined in the United States Constitution — is routinely described by judges as more heinous than murder. Today, the term is regularly tossed around by politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle. But, as accusations of treason flood the news cycle, it is not always clear what the crime truly is, or when it should be prosecuted. In this interview, we discuss a broad range of questions and topics including the origins of American treason law, the American Revolution and Benedict Arnold. Robert E. Grant, WW2 and Donald Trump ... Carlton F.W. Larson is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where he teaches American constitutional law and English and American legal history. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Larson is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the law of treason and is the author of the book The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution (Oxford University Press). Professor Larson’s scholarship has been cited by numerous federal and state courts and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, and many other publications. He is a frequent commentator for the national media on constitutional law issues.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Versus History #103 - Thirteen Ways of Looking at Lawrence of Arabia
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Versus History #102 - David Gessner & 'LEAVE IT AS IT IS'.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Versus History #101 - Tom Levenson & 'Money for Nothing' - The South Sea Bubble of 1720
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Versus History #100 - Interview with Richard Kreitner, author of 'BREAK IT UP'.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Versus History #99 - Professor Victoria De Grazia & The Perfect Fascist
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Versus History #98 - Charles Freeman - Author of 'The Awakening - A History of the Western Mind AD500 – 1700 '
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Versus History #97 - Dr Miranda Malins - Author of 'The Puritan Princess'.
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Versus History #96 - Oliver Cromwell & The Solemn League and Covenant, 1643-1663
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Versus History #95 - Asian Flu Pandemic of 1957-1958 & COVID-19
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Versus History #94 - Is Netflix good for History?
30 minutes | a year ago
Versus History #93 - Scott Allsop - Author of '366 Days'
19 minutes | a year ago
Versus History #92 - Battle of George Square 1919.
31 minutes | a year ago
Versus History #91 - Resist: Stories of Uprising
43 minutes | a year ago
Versus History #90 - History of Beer
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