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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.


Bruce Carlson
Reach me on Twitter @myhist

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14 Replies to “Contact Us”

  1. Love your podcast, but the App Store hasn’t worked for downloading new episodes since your show about Washington deserving his own day. Tried unsubscribing and resubscribing, but that didn’t fix anything except that now I can’t even download the episode to which I was previously listening about creating children.

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  2. Thank you. That is funny. I hear a wee bit of closeness but different around the edges. he’s a little more either New York or Canadian (i heard an ‘owut’) than me. The only youtubes i have are my own podcasts.


  3. Hi!

    Love the podcast, but the music on the Romney episode was very distracting and loud.

    Thanks for reading



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