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Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser

Thirty years before Abraham Lincoln was elected President, a Congressman named Henry Clay was doing everything he could to address the American states' growing...
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Henry Wallace – The Great Turning Point

When the Great Depression hit, everyone saw their political philosophies and ideologies upended. Franklin Roosevelt himself said much of the New Deal was just...

William Jennings Bryan – American Progressive

This first episode in our podcast, The Losers, tells the story of William Jennings Bryan. Bryan is what you would get if you combined...
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The History of AIDS

Growing up in a small town in the Bible Belt presented a different perspective of the AIDS and HIV crisis of the 1980s and...
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Eradicating Disease

Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics – Podcast Series – Part 7 We take for granted the giant leap humanity took over the course of...
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Timeline of the World Health Organization

This timeline of the World Health Organization and its history helps shine a light on the organization's purpose and achievements. I referenced this timeline...

Polio – The American Plague

Polio is an ancient disease but in the 20th-century, few plagues better captured the American spirit than polio did. Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks,...

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

The Great Influenza, Spanish Flu, of 1918 Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics – Podcast Series - Part 5 It is called the Spanish...
Living and Dying Before Medical Science

Living and Dying Before Medical Science (Part 1)

This is a two-part episode in the series and it discusses living and dying before medical science came of age in human history. Plagued:...
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The Black Death – Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and...

The Black Death Plagued: Humanity’s History with Disease, Outbreaks, and Pandemics Podcast Series - Part 2 The Black Death spread across the eastern hemisphere in the...