Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. "The perfect antidote to bloviating talking heads, My History is thoughtful, nuanced, and highly engaging." -Columbia Journalism Review
Who were the people at the Constitutional Convention?
Jefferson and Adams Letters - What Did They Wr...
A look at what's in some random letters.
History of Objectivity in the Media
How Objective Has the Media Been in History
The Veto Override
The defense to a Presidential Power, and its usage over time.
American Zig Zag on Immigration Policy
history of immigration
The History of the Federal Reserve
A Brief history of the Federal Reserve.
The Veto and its History
History of the presidential veto. Andrew Jackson to now.
Forty Years of One Party In Congress
All About Polls
a history of polling and polls, and Truman 1948 is only part of it.
Nevada and its Politics
A state born in politics, playing a big role in elections then and now.
History of Fannie Mae
About the history of an important agency
Objectivity and The Media (2006)
How objective was the media in the past. In Civil War America, it depended who you read and what their mood was.
Filibuster: A Brief History
an unintended instrument
How Do You End A War?
How wars are ended in Vietnam and elsewhere.
Abe Lincoln That NeoCon, That Liberal...
many sides of the 16th POTUS
A History of Speakers of The House
In one of our first episodes when we launched the podcast, we talked all about Speakers. From Mullenburg to Hastert, to Joe Cannon.
Presidents and the Media - Coddling, Manipulati...
The first episode of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics rom July 2006.
Has Television Really Changed Politics? An Exa...
We look at TV's history and its impact on politics from the beginning. One of my first episodes, perhaps the second. As we approach the 15th anniversary of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, worth a listen.