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Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history

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Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
666 Ratings

666 Ratings

wayfarer313 ,

Best US history podcast

Can’t say enough about this cast. I tell everyone about it. Bruce’s research is so thorough, and he addresses historical controversies with good, confident analysis. His takes on presidents and the constitution are enjoyable and sharp.

Mike in Potomac ,

Please edit your audio!

I’ve always enjoyed Bruce’s discourse and range of topics, but 5-10 seconds of dead air is distracting, and makes me check whether the podcast stopped. Broadcasting 101 teaches to edit out dead air. Or are these just musical interludes by John Cage? 😉

SchoolinVA ,

Riveting!

Who knew that maritime commerce in the colonies was such a fascinating topic?? I just listened to the first two Ark of Commerce episodes. Carlson is such a gifted storyteller that he makes everything exciting, including the transport and sale of flour and other commodities in the 18th century.

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