38 min

4. Afghanistan, Drugs, and the Cold War Prologued

    • History

On this episode of Prologued, we follow the Global War on Drugs to Afghanistan. Opium has played a significant role in its history and, as we discuss, shaped how Afghan policymakers have negotiated its position in the world throughout its history.  

Host:

Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

Guests:

Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton)

James Bradford 

Michelle Parazino (@aucontrarian)

Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU

Instagram: @OriginsOSU

Facebook: @OriginsOSU

Website: origins.osu.edu

Email: Origins@osu.edu

Show Description

Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in   Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical   roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in  modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the  help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history  of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain  how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.

On this episode of Prologued, we follow the Global War on Drugs to Afghanistan. Opium has played a significant role in its history and, as we discuss, shaped how Afghan policymakers have negotiated its position in the world throughout its history.  

Host:

Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

Guests:

Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton)

James Bradford 

Michelle Parazino (@aucontrarian)

Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSU

Instagram: @OriginsOSU

Facebook: @OriginsOSU

Website: origins.osu.edu

Email: Origins@osu.edu

Show Description

Prologued is a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in   Historical Perspective that performs in depth discussions of historical   roots that have been lost, ignored, or misconstrued, resulting in  modern  society being confused by the current course of events. With the  help  of esteemed scholars, each season will re-construct the history  of a  major issue society is facing, in an effort to not only explain  how we  got here, but to reveal a path forward.

38 min