A seven-topic episode that starts with a look at the Iranian side of what is commonly thought of as an American scandal. It changed Iran’s government as much as it rocked Washington in the 1980’s. Also about two British political rivals and some other random stories.
This was a holiday that was not obtained without struggle. There were strikes, debates, shaming and strange political bedfellows. In one of the first casts on this podcast from back in 2007, We took a look at this history and some well-known and lesser known actors in its occurrence.
Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke was called a madman, a “brilliant spokesman for a bad idea,” and even the most dangerous man in America when he called for drug legalization in the late 80s and early 90s. His were forbidden ideas then. Yet Schmoke’s statements on the relationship between drug policy and crime seem prophetic now,…
In this episode we look at some of the gear used in the American Revolution. What soldiers carried, and why. And how a surprising thing scared the British far more than American muskets. https://traffic.megaphone.fm/ADV4056690791.mp3?updated=1635016610