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Episode #222: Nick Berardini (Director of KILLING THEM SAFELY)

Nick Berardini (Director of KILLING THEM SAFELY) joins the show. We discuss his new documentary that explores how a seemingly great All-American company crafted a much different version of their backstory than the truth.   Show Notes Watch the official

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Episode #221: Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”)

Jonathan Kirshner (Cornell University, “Urban Flight”) joins the show. We welcome Jonathan back to the program to discuss his novel about New York’s past. 1975 was a year when the sprawling city felt completely helpless and residents felt trapped with

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Episode #220: Antony Loewenstein (Independent Journalist, “Disaster Capitalism)

Antony Loewenstein (Independent Journalist, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe”) joins the show. We discuss how disaster capitalism has spread across the globe completely unchecked, and threatens every citizen on the planet.   Show Notes You can purchase

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Episode #208: John Ferling (“Whirlwind: the American Revolution and the War that Won It”)

John Ferling (“Whirlwind: the American Revolution and the War that Won It”) returns to the show. While many people still think the American Revolution is ongoing, we explore the early days of the movement and war that lead to the

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Episode #207: H.W. Brands (“Reagan”, History Professor)

H.W. Brands (History Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, “Reagan: The Life”) joins the show. We discuss how a middling actor in Hollywood catapulted himself into becoming one of America’s most iconic political figures.   Show Notes You

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Episode #196: Brin-Jonathan Butler (“The Domino Diaries”)

Brin-Jonathan Butler (“The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in the Last Days of Castro’s Cuba”) joins the show. We discuss his time in Cuba and his exploration of what makes some prominent athletes

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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 #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 #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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