Mike Duncan on The Marquis de Lafayette and His Two Worlds

With podcast host of Revolutions and History of Rome Mike Duncan, we talk about the Marquis de Lafayette. He left an aristocratic life in France to fight in the American Revolution, and did so with bravery and zeal. He remains the central figure of American-French cooperation. Mike talks about Lafayette’s role not just in American…

Charles Dawes: The Anti-Filibustering Musician Vice President

Opponent of the filibuster and sometimes a royal pain for the President he served under, Dawes is probably one of the most accomplished Vice Presidents of the United States. In his life time he would win a Nobel Peace Prize, posthumously he would win a Grammy. Friend to both William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan,…

Friendly Skies? – The Story of Airline Deregulation

A Democratic President and a liberal Senator push a free-market reform in the late 1970s that affects us all today. We look at the story of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Among the topics – legroom politics, cold fried chicken, consumer rights, cargo politics, Carter’s legislative ability or lack of it, champagne denial, mistreated…

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….

What You May Not Know About Lexington and Concord

You know about the battles of Lexington and Concord, the shot heard around the world, the minutemen and their trifold hats and muskets. But how much do you really know about the day’s events? This episode we look at the day of fighting at Concord, when a British raiding party turned into a display of…

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…