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1968 transformed life in the U.S. forever. Join us as we go deep into six lesser-known stories from that year, guided by people who were so affected they devoted their lives to studying those events.

From the students who rose up in protest to American TV's first interracial kiss, and from the roots of Silicon Valley to the beginning of the end of the "traditional" American family. Host Phillip Martin is our guide, and remembers his own 1968 as a sixth grader in inner-city Detroit. Brought to you by The Conversation US, on the fiftieth anniversary of the year that changed America.

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1968 transformed life in the U.S. forever. Join us as we go deep into six lesser-known stories from that year, guided by people who were so affected they devoted their lives to studying those events.

From the students who rose up in protest to American TV's first interracial kiss, and from the roots of Silicon Valley to the beginning of the end of the "traditional" American family. Host Phillip Martin is our guide, and remembers his own 1968 as a sixth grader in inner-city Detroit. Brought to you by The Conversation US, on the fiftieth anniversary of the year that changed America.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JessieLeighNogueira ,

Love the theme

I love hearing all of the stories from this decade. So often we get such a generalized overview of history but this really goes into detail about what was happening, and what better way to do it than focus on a particular year? More podcasts like this one please!!

futureshocked ,

Fascinating slices of history

These are some really well-told slices of such an influential year. Seeing as I was way too young to live through it, it's great getting caught up.

Ahdawnis ,

When Your Voice Matters More

I dig the content of the podcast, but the host really grinds my gears. He INSISTS on cutting people off (because he obviously believes his point matters more) and it’s irritating beyond measure to listen to. It’s almost as though he’s deaf to the inflection in the interviewees voice - they’re called a social cue. You know - the thing you listen for so you know when it’s your turn to speak? Yeah that. He especially loves doing this to women. Don’t believe me? Listen to “The Mother of All Demos” and tell me that I’m lying.

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