My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

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

History
News
Politics
401
Survivor Island and the Bill of Rights
what a TV show tells us about democracy.
6 min
402
Gerald Ford and His Times
From 2007 a talk about Gerald Ford
17 min
403
Three-Way Elections
Three way elections in history
24 min
404
The Constitutional Conventioneers
Who were the people at the Constitutional Convention?
28 min
405
Jefferson and Adams Letters - What Did They Wr...
A look at what's in some random letters.
52 min
406
History of Objectivity in the Media
How Objective Has the Media Been in History
33 min
407
The Veto Override
The defense to a Presidential Power, and its usage over time.  
19 min
408
American Zig Zag on Immigration Policy
history of immigration
24 min
409
The History of the Federal Reserve
A Brief history of the Federal Reserve. 
26 min
410
The Veto and its History
 History of the presidential veto.  Andrew Jackson to now.
19 min
411
Forty Years of One Party In Congress
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32 min
412
All About Polls
a history of polling and polls, and Truman 1948 is only part of it.  
24 min
413
Nevada and its Politics
A state born in politics, playing a big role in elections then and now.
11 min
414
History of Fannie Mae
About the history of an important agency
20 min
415
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.
33 min
416
Filibuster: A Brief History
an unintended instrument
21 min
417
How Do You End A War?
How wars are ended in Vietnam and elsewhere.
21 min
418
Abe Lincoln That NeoCon, That Liberal...
many sides of the 16th POTUS
28 min
419
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. 
23 min
420
Presidents and the Media - Coddling, Manipulati...
The first episode of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics rom July 2006. 
18 min
421
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.
29 min