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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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    • 4.6 • 868 Ratings

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

    Vaccines Then and Now

    Vaccines Then and Now

    Vaccine history, acceptance and denial.  The man who saved Boston and never got credit.   Law and the citizen and medicine.   FDR's polio - if it was polio - and what it meant for America.  From 2014, with an update for our times.  And we encourage all - Get your COVID-19 shot when eligible. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Golden Beauty Boss: Madame Sara Spencer Washington w/ Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks

    Golden Beauty Boss: Madame Sara Spencer Washington w/ Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks

    In this episode, we speak with Cheryl Woodruff Brooks, author of  Washington was a cosmetic entrepreneur whose company turned her into one of of America's first black millionaires. She was founder and president of Apex Enterprises consisting of Apex Beauty Colleges, Apex Publishing Company, Apex News & Hair Company, Apex Laboratories and Apex Drug Company. Offices were located in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Newark, Richmond, Brooklyn, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Atlantic City.

    • 30 min
    Introducing: Death At The Wing

    Introducing: Death At The Wing

    Death at the Wing” is a narrative documentary series looking at the generation of basketball stars and prospects that fell victim to the historical, socioeconomic and political forces that defined the ‘80s. 

    • 7 min
    Bruce Interviewed on Intellectual Property...Frequently Podcast Interview with David Pridham and Brad Sheafe

    Bruce Interviewed on Intellectual Property...Frequently Podcast Interview with David Pridham and Brad Sheafe

    Why do people spend so much time watching the news? Bruce Carlson is interviewed by David, Brad at the IP...Frequently Podcast (hah)   We discuss current events in the context of historical ones. Also, reverse virtue signaling.


    If interested in intellectual properties, business and some politics, check out Brad and Dave's podcast here:


    https://anchor.fm/ip-frequently
    Twitter: @IP_Frequently

    • 27 min
    1921 - One Hundred Years Ago

    1921 - One Hundred Years Ago

    Events 100 years ago have nothing at all to do with today's events, unless you consider new technologies changing the pace of life, the immigration issue, a new administration changing messaging and policies, racism and racial violence, crime, labor struggles, international conflicts and government spending on the poor.  

    And,

    new kinds

    of

    poems.  




    (Music by Paul Whiteman band (from 1921) and Lee Rosevere )

    • 38 min
    This is William Rufus King w/ Thomas Balcerski - The Forgotten VP, His Role in The Compromise of 1850, His Relationship with James Buchanan and More

    This is William Rufus King w/ Thomas Balcerski - The Forgotten VP, His Role in The Compromise of 1850, His Relationship with James Buchanan and More

    The 13th Vice President of the United States remains obscure. Where King's name does come up, it's often with the wrong picture. Or he's confused with Rufus King.  According to our guest, Thomas Balcerski, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut University, he should be in the discussion. Balcerski is author of Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King (Oxford University Press, 2019). We get into the Presidential Ratings Game too.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
868 Ratings

868 Ratings

DR Murphy ,

Required Listening :)

Stumbled across this some time ago and it has become one of my favorite pods. I am amazed how each episode well researched, timely and most importantly reflective. Bruce has a wholely unique ability to detail history to connect those events, times and circumstances to today's reality. Thank you for doing great work & godspeed.

noname9642 ,

History podcast that portrays liberals more favorably than conservatives

This podcast is decent at times, but just know there is no doubt they favor liberals over conservatives. It pretends to be objective, but it is not.

Bnkrpt ,

Love it

I love American history. I have rarely heard someone as well informed as Bruce, and who presents his stories in plain English. I don’t always agree with some his commentary, but that doesn’t take away from the show. He seems like a guy that you could have a beer with and discuss history. Keep it up.

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