My History Can Beat Up Your PoliticsAuthor: Bruce Carlson
21 Nov 2018

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

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Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. Bruce Carlson applies as much historical context as possible to politics and while he's at it, tells a few stories.

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    Presidents After Midterms with Matt K. Lewis

    Bruce and Daily Beast/CNN correspondent Matt K. Lewis talk about midterms, and Presidents post midterms.  Bruce tells a story about Lincoln that he told 11 years ago. (more information on that story in the premium podcast). 


  • Posted on 20 Nov 2018

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    David Priess on the Realities of Impeachment and the History of Presidential Removal

    We are joined today by David Priess, former CIA intelligence officer and author about his new book on the history and the realities of impeachment, and the 25th, what people think it is, and what has really happened in history.  He is the author of How To Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives.  

    "With the objective eye of a former intelligence officer and an uncanny instinct for deep truths, David Priess paints a genuinely non-partisan portrait of presidential removals. The stories here are eerily relevant to today's headlines, but also disarmingly fun to read."—Michael Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Assault on Intelligence


  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    David Priess on the Realities of Impeachment and the History of Presidential Removal

    We are joined today by David Priess, former CIA intelligence officer and author about his new book on the history and the realities of impeachment, and the 25th, what people think it is, and what has really happened in history.  He is the author of How To Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives.  

    "With the objective eye of a former intelligence officer and an uncanny instinct for deep truths, David Priess paints a genuinely non-partisan portrait of presidential removals. The stories here are eerily relevant to today's headlines, but also disarmingly fun to read."—Michael Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and author of The Assault on Intelligence


  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    Introducing: The City

    The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.

     After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the specter of racism in America.

     Look for The City on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to USA TODAY’s new investigative podcast series: https://apple.co/2Ot21Tu


  • Posted on 05 Nov 2018

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    Posse Comitatus and Billy The Kid

    A law that may have given Billy The Kid a few more months of life, long enough to build a legend is still a part of today's politics.  The rich history of the Posse Comitatus law that separated military from law enforcement and forbids, in some cases, the use of military on American soil.  From the laws enactment by people intending to keep African American citizens from polls, to its current meaning in a time of terrorism and drug trafficking, we look at the evolution of this law.  Music by Lee Rosevere, Squire Tuck and Lucas Gonze at freemusicarchive

     


  • Posted on 04 Nov 2018

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