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Episode #191: Richard Fox (Professor, “Lincoln’s Body”)

Richard Fox (“Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”, Professor of History University of Southern California) joins the show. We discuss how a completely unassuming man not only embodied the American spirit, but is still remembered as one of the truly iconic

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Episode #171: Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson (“Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington”) joins the show. We discuss her investigative journalist background and how her job has been difficult to do under the Obama presidency.

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Episode #170: Meline Toumani

Meline Toumani (“There Was and There Was Not: A Journey through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond”) joins the show. We discuss her time spent traveling throughout Turkey and Armenia in hopes of trying to find answers to

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Episode #168: James McPherson

James McPherson (George Henry Davis ’86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University, “Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief”) joins the show. Jefferson Davis has had many accusations thrown at him including losing the Civil War,

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Episode #164: Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins (“All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power”) joins the show. We discuss the intimate relationships that have developed over the years between bankers and politicians. For better or worse, Wall Street and the White

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Episode #163: Bill Kashatus

Bill Kashatus (“Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Line”) joins the show. We discuss the tension between Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella during their pursuit of breaking baseball’s color barrier.

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Episode #160: Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson (“When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime”, Assistant Professor and the director of the Lobo Scholars Program in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico) joins the show. We explore the history

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Episode #159: Euny Hong

Euny Hong (“The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture”) joins the show. We explore how South Korea remade itself using pop culture as an avenue to usher in the 21st century.  

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Episode #158: John Shiffman

John Shiffman (Reuters, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, “Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting”) joins the show. A big threat currently facing America is another country stealing its military technology. We discuss an elite group attempting to curb

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Episode #151: Doug Most

Doug Most (Special Projects Editor at the Boston Globe, “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway”) joins the show. We discuss the incredible story of how the rival cities of Boston and

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