May 7, 2019
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 helped them.
Apr 20, 2019
A mysterious crash. A strange contraption. A fateful race, an outbreak of violent activity and a crafty watch-seller. A look at the railroad history of America and the changes the railroad brought.
Apr 8, 2019
Surprising facts about the presidencies of John Tyler, JFK, LBJ, Chester Arthur and Millard Fillmore from Jared Cohen, author of Accidental Presidents, Eight Men Who Changed America. From Tyler's Grandkids, Arthur's Secret Correspondent and Adviser, and a new fact about LBJ's place on the ticket we discuss some...
Mar 10, 2019
A unique boat is built to overcome a powerful challenge in interstate water commerce. a revolution is fed by fish. A writer turns commerce into words. A well known Revolutionary figure finds an agreeable industry, while young workers take a stand. A new high tech monopoly is broken, and a young boy gets his...
Feb 21, 2019
In this look at American commercial history we discuss the Black Thursday Stock market crash, the early career of Thomas Edison, how a popular game evolved from a anticorporate activist, and how Wall Street was once in Philadelphia, so to speak.