Category Archives: history

The SnideShow Episode 012 – White Rage

Listen: 012 – White Rage Prepare to be infuriated! I interview Carol Anders, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which outlines institutional racism in America from the end of the Civil War to the 21st century. … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 011 – How the French Saved America

Listen: 011 – How the French Saved America I talk with author and documentary filmmaker Tom Shachtman about his new book How the French Saved America, a fascinating look at the American Revolution with special emphasis on the contribution by France. … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring

Listen: 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks “viewpoint diversity” to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 007 – American Eclipse

Listen: 007 – American Eclipse I interview David Baron about his new book American Eclipse, which tells the story of the Eclipse of 1878 and the rush by Americans–some famous, some not so famous–to collect as much scientific data as possible … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 006 – Radium Girls

Listen: 006 – Radium Girls I interview Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, which details the struggles and triumphs of the painters of glow-in-the-dark dials, who suffered horrific injuries from radiation poisoning, and who … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism

Listen: 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries–including the United States–the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 002 – Set in Stone

I interview historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of Set: American’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments. We discuss controversies over the display of the Decalogue on government property. 002 – Set in Stone

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In Praise of Ka’ahumanu

My wife and I plan to vacation in Hawaii later this year, and in preparation we decided to read a few books about Hawaiian history and culture. Among the books I recommend are Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell and Captive … Continue reading

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Hardly anyone would disagree that Islam is at war. But who defines what it is to be a Muslim? And who exactly are the combatants? These two questions are almost impossible to answer, and without answers it is nearly impossible to solve the … Continue reading

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Podcast #252 – Frank Lambert (Separation of Church and State)

We interview Dr. Franklin T. Lambert, author of Separation of Church and State: Founding Principle of Religious Liberty. In this, his latest book, he corrects the claims of revisionist “historians” like David Barton that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, … Continue reading

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