28 episodes

A podcast about the American Empire.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.5K Ratings

A podcast about the American Empire.

    S2 Bonus 2 - "Lo Distinto Se Parece"

    S2 Bonus 2 - "Lo Distinto Se Parece"

    Interviews with history professor Michelle Chase and Cuban scholar Marta Nuñez Sarmiento.

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    • 49 min
    S2 Bonus 1 - "Red-Handed Sleight of Hand"

    S2 Bonus 1 - "Red-Handed Sleight of Hand"

    Guatemala: an origin story, inspiration, and cautionary tale just a few hundred miles from our main story.

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    • 41 min
    S2 Episode 10 - "Infinite Crisis"

    S2 Episode 10 - "Infinite Crisis"

    After the Kennedy assassination, US-Cuba diplomacy wanes and the embargo continues. To this day. Our story ends.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    S2 Episode 9 - "Cuba Libra"

    S2 Episode 9 - "Cuba Libra"

    Castro, Khrushchev, and Kennedy take tentative steps toward the path of peace post-Crisis. Cuban exile groups, and their CIA sponsors, are not pleased.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    S2 Episode 8 - “We’ll All Meet In Hell”

    S2 Episode 8 - “We’ll All Meet In Hell”

    The USA announces to the world there are missiles in Cuba. Fidel prepares for war. Khrushchev secretly haggles with Kennedy. Americans enjoy Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 Episode 7 - "Anadyr"

    S2 Episode 7 - "Anadyr"

    Fearing another American invasion — "the big one" — Soviet and Cuban leaders plot a secret response. Camelot never sees it coming.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Siafu13 ,

A wonderful find

Detail oriented. Well edited. With fluid composition. Well done. Looking forward to more.

Nikkiiiiiiii M ,

Phenomenal!!

Such a smart and interesting podcast! Adds so much color to the current narrative about the Iraq War, including the many factors that led to the war and the way it has shaped our present day political reality.

BIIIIGZ ,

Outstanding

Absolutely outstanding podcast. Thoroughly researched, thoughtfully presented, and never not interesting. Simply the best history podcast available.

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