My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, routinely podcasting since 2006, is a podcast that uses history to better understand the politics of today. So many political events have foundations in history. or they resemble something that happened in the past. That history can help illuminate what’s going on, remove the shock of politics, sometimes strip a little emotional power from one political actor or another. Might even change your view or enlarge it.
History is books, journals, films, old letters, buttons and slogans, sometimes photos and cartoons. They can speak to us in ways that current commentators are too invested to do. It doesn’t always work, but sometimes it works very well.
We do a mix of episodes – great stories of politics and history, explanations of political concepts, interviews with authors who can talk politics and history, and Q&A.
Reach me on Twitter @myhist
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