15 episodes

Welcome to Prologued, a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. With amazing stories and remarkable guests, Prologued offers in-depth discussions of the historical roots of the world today—a past that has often been lost, ignored, or misconstrued. Each season we reconstruct the history of a major issue that confronts society now: to explain how we got here and to reveal a path forward. Join us for insight and entertainment about the past, present, and future.

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Welcome to Prologued, a serial podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. With amazing stories and remarkable guests, Prologued offers in-depth discussions of the historical roots of the world today—a past that has often been lost, ignored, or misconstrued. Each season we reconstruct the history of a major issue that confronts society now: to explain how we got here and to reveal a path forward. Join us for insight and entertainment about the past, present, and future.

Season 1 on "The Myth of the Women's Bloc" has all episodes streaming NOW.

    5. Counterinsurgency and Drugs in Cold War Thailand and Mexico

    5. Counterinsurgency and Drugs in Cold War Thailand and Mexico

    On this episode of Prologued, we continue our examine of how the War on Drugs intersected with the Cold War by examining domestic politics in Thailand and Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s. 

    Host:

    Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

    Guests:

    Daniel Weimer 

    Alexander Aviña (@Alexander_Avina)

    Aileen Teague (@AileenTTeague)

    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. 

    • 37 min
    4. Afghanistan, Drugs, and the Cold War

    4. Afghanistan, Drugs, and the Cold War

    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
    3. Devising a Drug-Free World

    3. Devising a Drug-Free World

    On this episode of Prologued, we turn our attention back to the nation that ultimately made a global War on Drugs possible: the United States. Learn with us how, during the 1930s and 1940s, the U.S. began to establish a global model for pursuing drug prohibition both at home and abroad.

    Host:

    Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

    Guests:

    Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff)

    Kathleen Frydl (@KFrydl)

    Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton)



    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.

    • 35 min
    2. "A New and Deadly Menace"

    2. "A New and Deadly Menace"

    On this episode of Prologued, we discuss 19th-century antecedents to the modern U.S. War on Drugs. As we will see, the United States doesn't have a monopoly on drug wars. Our investigation takes us to late imperial China, colonial Mexico, and turn-of-the-century California. Ultimately, a international perspective helps us to understand why the world was ripe was a U.S.-led War on Drugs in the late 20th century.

    Host:

    Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

    Guests:

    Miriam Kingsberg Kadia

    Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff)

    Isaac Campos (@isaac_campos)



    Want to learn more about how history shapes our world today? Connect with us! Twitter: @ProloguedPod and @OriginsOSUInstagram: @OriginsOSUFacebook: @OriginsOSUWebsite: origins.osu.eduEmail: 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.

    • 36 min
    1. The "Modern" War on Drugs

    1. The "Modern" War on Drugs

    Welcome to Season Two of Prologued, where we're doing a deep dive into the history of the Global War on Drugs over the past century. 

    On the season premiere, we explore the idea of the "modern" War on Drugs waged by Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and 1980s. 

    As we will see, the development of the US drug war was deeply informed by experiences abroad...and to understand why the War on Drugs drags on, we have to trace those experiences back in time and across the globe.

    Host: 

    Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

    Guests:

    Michelle Paranzino (@aucontrarian)

    Sarah Brady Siff (@SarahBradySiff)

    Aileen Teague (@AileenTTeague)

    Matthew R. Pembleton (@mattpembleton)

    Isaac Campos (@isaac_campos)

    Alexander Aviña (@Alexander_Avina)

    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.

    • 44 min
    Season II Trailer: The Global War on Drugs

    Season II Trailer: The Global War on Drugs

    We're back! 

    When and where did the War on Drugs really begin? Join us as we explore how a century of drug wars fought around the world informs today's conversations about marijuana use, abuse, and legalization. 

    Season II of Prologued on The Global War on Drugs premieres on November 2, 2021, with new episodes airing every Tuesday, wherever you get your podcasts. 

    Host: Brionna Mendoza (@brionna_mendoza)

    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.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Lasquin ,

Joe Past

Dang interesting! Who knew?

Kiki and Chelsea ,

So good!

So interesting to learn about the war on drugs in the US and how present-day policies have developed

historyboiii ,

History at its best!

This in an engaging and deeply informative analysis of the War on Drugs that opens our eyes to its global dimensions, multifaceted origins, and deeply problematic past—if not present and future.

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