15 episodes

A comedic podcast exploring overlooked ideas, people, and events that still shape the US today. Presented by historical satirist Ben Tumin.

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Skipped History Ben Tumin

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A comedic podcast exploring overlooked ideas, people, and events that still shape the US today. Presented by historical satirist Ben Tumin.

skippedhistory.substack.com

    The 1950s Dog Dads Responsible for Voter Fraud Claims Today

    The 1950s Dog Dads Responsible for Voter Fraud Claims Today

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    In the past six months, over a dozen states have passed new restrictive voting laws meant to favor Republicans. If you follow the money, the original source of these efforts to undermine democracy becomes clear. Cat lovers, rejoice: it all dates back to a couple of pooch-lovers...

    Today’s story comes from Dark Money by Jane Mayer, as well as a recent investigation of hers called “The Big Money Behind the Big Lie.”

    For audio versions of this week’s episode, a transcript, and more Skipped History, check out the full post: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/blame-two-old-dog-dads-for-claims

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    • 8 min
    The Secret Genesis of Corporations’ Political Dominance

    The Secret Genesis of Corporations’ Political Dominance

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    Have you ever wondered how elected officials became so beholden to money? Well, look no further than the Powell Memo, a confidential document from 1971 that inspired corporations to take over US politics.

    Today’s story comes from "We, the Corporations" by Adam Winkler, and "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer.

    Learn more here: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/the-secret-genesis-of-corporations

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    • 7 min
    How Corporate Executives Quietly Shaped the Pledge of Allegiance

    How Corporate Executives Quietly Shaped the Pledge of Allegiance

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    In the 1940s and 50s, "Christian libertarians" hoped spiritual arguments would convince US citizens to oppose business regulations and big government. Although their efforts backfired (how delicious), we investigate why US students have pledged allegiance to a nation "under God" ever since.

    Today's story comes from "One Nation Under God" by Kevin Kruse

    Learn more here: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/how-corporate-execs-quietly-shaped

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    • 7 min
    How the Book of Mormon Inspired the "Termination" of Native American Tribes

    How the Book of Mormon Inspired the "Termination" of Native American Tribes

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    In 1953, Senator Arthur Watkins, a devout Mormon, thought it was time for native peoples to become “white and delightsome.” Guided by the Book of Mormon, he helped engineer a policy called "Termination." As we explore, it didn’t end well.

    Today's story comes from "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" by David Treuer

    Learn more here: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/how-the-book-of-mormon-inspired-the?s=w

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    • 7 min
    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 (Part 2)

    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 (Part 2)

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    We left off in September of 1971 when tensions at Attica State Prison had reached a boiling point. After demanding improved conditions, prisoners rebelled. New York State, however, would have the final say. The state’s lies helped spark mass incarceration.

    Also- shoutout to my family cat for making his first cameo on Skipped 😽

    Today's story comes from "Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson.

    Learn more here: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/how-ny-covered-up-a-massacreand-sparked

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    • 8 min
    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 (Part 1)

    The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 (Part 1)

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    In September 1971, over 1,000 incarcerated people at Attica State Prison rebelled. Here's the first of a two-part series exploring why and how tensions at Attica reached a boiling point.

    Today's story comes from "Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson.

    Learn more here: https://skippedhistory.substack.com/p/the-attica-prison-uprising-50-years

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    • 6 min

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Katie578 ,

Great poscast!

Love to listen while driving!

JuanPabloMontoyabeans ,

Laughing & Crying

This brilliant show has me laughing and crying, unlearning and relearning. Ben is a National Treasure, starring Nic Cage!