A little bit about how a My History Can Beat Up Your Podcast episode is made.
In the interview with Thomas Oliphant, we talked about John F. Kennedy’s 1950’s years and his run up to his Presidency. A signature event was his appearance at the 1956 convention, 4 years before his own nomination in 1960. He … Continued
Well, it seems we knock GOP Presidents for firing law-enforcement officials and Democratic ones firing generals. It’s a simplification – and I will have more on Comey’s firing in a future episode, but this episode from 2009 may provide some … Continued
The Iranians also had a role in the Iran-Contra Scandal. Absent a power play in the country, the scandal may never have been discovered. In this bonus cast, we look at Mehdi Hashemi, the man who leaked the story that … Continued
Two older Signers of the Declaration and early American democrats, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, rekindle a friendship and write a lot – about Indians, the economy, War of 1812, the transgressions of the political past, other Signers, good books. … Continued
(For premium subscribers only) – an interview done with Don’t Worry About the Governments Chris Novembrino before the VP debate (we recording another one soon). We talk about VP debates, about the 1st Presidential debate (wow does it seem … Continued
I was asked recently, how did the Democrats stay in power in the House so long? Particularly after Reagan won office and the GOP held the Presidency from 80-88? During that entire time, the opposition party controlled the House. … Continued