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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

A News, Politics and Society podcast featuring Bruce Carlson
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Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history

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Stop Talking About Momentum: The Race for President 1984
It wasn't supposed to be a race.  Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson, John Glenn battle to take on Ronald Reagan in 1984.  As do some other candidates.  We look at the race that year and mine it for any insights into 2020 and American politic…
Presidential Scandals: Watergate, Whiskey Ring and Others
All about Presidential Scandals.  From how Watergate may have seemed like in 1972 on Election night, to Grant and Carter's troublesome friends, to the Iran Contra story, we look at White House mess-ups and election impact.    Though recorded in 201…
How to Rank The Presidents, with Susan Swain and Brian Lamb of C-SPAN
With C-SPAN's Susan Swain and Brian Lamb we talk Theodore Roosevelt and LBJ.  And we discuss their book The Presidents, and the unique ranking system they use to assess and order America's POTUSes.  e also talk abut some of the historians who helpe…
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Started
Feb 10th, 2014
Latest Episode
May 26th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
200
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
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