Stare Decisis and Spider Man, and Other Stories

We discuss the recent leaked SCOTUS interim decision, we discuss Casey, Roe cases, as well as abortion and anti-abortion politics of the 70s through the 90s. We also answer listener questions on – U.S. Grant and his image, favorite podcasts, which President to go on a bus ride with, why John Kerry lost and George…

A History of a History – Ken Burns “The Civil War”

In 1990, a significant TV event happened as PBS stole ratings from major networks. The event was a ground-breaking documentary of what is possibly the most important event in American history, one that cut through the Gone-with-the-Wind and glorified type images that had been in movies up to that date. Still the documentary used new…

Like the Visions of a Fever: America in Pre-War 1941

A look at pre-war America, 1941, the passage of Lend-Lease, and the sinking of four ships in the Atlantic. Robin Moor, Greer, Kearny and Ruben James, each inflicting a body blow but not yet producing war. As Americans waited for war in one ocean, war came in another. We are part of Airwave Media Network…

Politics and Margarine

When America’s politicians were scared of a edible spread. When James Blaine and Roscoe Conkling first squared off, setting in motion a political rivalry for the ages. And ranking the Secretaries of State. We are part of Airwave Media Podcast Network Advertise on this podcast: sales@advertisecast.com Support us on Patrion – patreon.com/mhcbuyp

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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 even get to listen to extras. 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…

Didn’t Mean to Start a Country: First Congress, 1774

We think about the American Revolution beginning in 1776. Yet the events of 1774 are very important to understanding. Before we discuss that 1776 Continental Congress that assigned Jefferson the task to write a Declaration and then, with the help of his pen, officially broke off relations with Britain, we should study the first Continental…

The Anguish of Calvin Coolidge w/ David Priess

The President Calvin Coolidge most know in history is the man who put America’s business squarely with business and said very little. Less known is that Coolidge suffered a great tragedy while in the White House, and it may have affected what kind of President he was. or not. We talk to David Priess. Chief…

Abyssinia

Italy’s undeclared but oft-threatened invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 was brutal and illegal. Ethiopia was outmatched in numbers of weapons and technology, including a frightening new technology they had no answer for. Considering that, the defenders did mount an unexpected defense for longer than the world expected. The war presaged the Second World War. It…

The Lost Subway System, and Other Stories

At (minute 36) we talk about how a city slowly discovers it had a lost subway system. And Americas learn to spread dimes in a ‘viral’ manner. You don’t need social media to spread an idea. Or a small coin, in this case, which was representative of a badly thought-out get-rich scheme. We discuss the…

Drug Legalization Before it Was Cool: The Story of Kurt Schmoke

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,…