On The Lincoln Train: The 13-Day Journey of a President-Elect

Lincoln’s turbulent period as President-elect also featured a novel twist: a thirteen-day train ride through the states that had cast their votes for him, and two that had not.  He countered large cheering crowds and some security risks, while he managed to avoid opining on the fast-paced events of the day and to avoid compromising…

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  Now you can support My History Can Beat Up Your Politics on Patreon. Support the show, help us keep great content going and get extra stuff. You’ll get extra episodes, including DRAFT JOHNSON – Did Johnson Really Want to Run in 1968? His Speech Says One Thing, His Actions (and Some Allies) Say Another…

Hannibal Hamlin Stood Up

Known for being Lincoln’s first VP and dropped from the ticket, Hamlin was actually as well-known as the President he served under. He was a fighter against the expansion of slavery and an important Senator. It was not out of the question that Hamlin could have been in Lincoln’s spot. History has forgotten, but we’ll…

We Are Part of Airwave Media Podcast Network

LOS ANGELES, Cali – Airwave Media, the award-winning production company behind the popular podcast Kickass News announced plans to form a brand new podcast network called Airwave. Airwave will officially launch this May 24, and it will be a curated collection of shows featuring some of the leading storytellers and thought leaders in audio entertainment….

Terrible Tuesday 1987 (The Ark of Commerce, Part 6b)

For Wall Street Insiders, Black Monday was not the worst day. The next day, Terrible Tuesday was an agonizing test of the financial system. As part of our series on the commercial history of the United States, we examine the events of Tuesday the 20th. And we look at the history of insurance in America,…

Black Monday 1987 and The Shock of Risk (Ark of Commerce, Part 6a)

Worried hands gripping phones. Black screens with green digits, going downward. Faces pressed against fancy brokerage office glass. Busy signals. The history of Black Monday 1987 crash and the history of what came before it, from stock commodities and even butter and eggs. This is the first of what will be a two-parter on commerce,…

1995: A Story of Politics On The Information Superhighway

Stealth ads. Secret advice. Kids in uniforms. Soft money and hard choices in the information age.  As we discuss in this cast, a Presidential election was almost completely settled a year before it happened.  Some knew an election was going on and some didn’t.  In a time when money was soft and people said things…

Young Dick Cheney

We know the globe-running, terror-fighting, meeting master Vice President Cheney, but did you know his parents were hardcore Democrats?  or that he thought his father turned into a bird (albeit at a pretty young age), or that he was first refused a job when he came to DC?   As we discuss with Tim Pearson, author…

Vaccines Then and Now

A history of vaccines and the politics of vaccines. Vaccine history, acceptance and denial.  The leap of faith required for vaccines in past times. Vaccines and The Revolutionary War. The man who saved Boston and never got credit.   Law and the citizen when it comes to medicine.   FDR’s polio – if it was polio –…

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

With Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, author of Golden Beauty Boss we talk about Madame Sara Spencer Washington, an African American woman whose beauty empire made her a millionaire in the 1920’s 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…