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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,...
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Kingdoms and Empires of Africa – History of Africa Part 2

A mysterious land of legend and mythology. An empire of Christianity completely distinct from Rome and Constantinople. The ugliest woman in the world. The...
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Things You Might Not Know About the Founding Fathers

This is a peak into things you might not know about the founding fathers and really about the weirdness of the founding fathers.
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Ordinary Men and the Others – The Ongoing History of Genocide...

It is easy to imagine the perpetrators of the holocaust as vile, wicked, evil people. The truth is more disturbing. The holocaust occurred because...

The History of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

It did not start with peace summits and oil. It also did not begin with unconditional US support of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The...
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Four – Cold Wars,...

This final post in my series on the history of US involvement in Latin America considers how Latin America was destabilized by constant American efforts from the Cold War to today.
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History of the Taliban

When the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, a narrative was quickly developed and sold to a generation that the Taliban were among the most...
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North Korea, Iran and the Wrath of Khan

This podcast features the true story of AQ Khan, the man who more than any other individual helped spread the threat of nuclear war...
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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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History of Sierra Leone – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus...

The history of Sierra Leone is a story that started off with surging hopes and ideals for freedom and human dignity. These early hopes...