Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Aug 12, 2018

With Leon Neyfakh of The 'Slow Burn' Podcast, now in its Season 2,  (make sure to subscribe) we take a look at Presidential scandals and investigations including Watergate, Whitewater, the Travel Office snafu during the Clinton administration and others.  We learn about a Congressman who tried to investigate Watergate...


Aug 6, 2018

In the past 100 years, over 80% of the first term midterms went badly for Presidents, and their party lost seats.   But in a few cases they did not.  And a few times when they did, the result was very little real change or even a kind of win.  A look at first term midterms during the Presidencies of Chester Arthur,...


Jul 29, 2018

Examining the moment in 1983 when nuclear war was possible with new research and stories from the Soviet side.  How close did we come to war?  And could that war have been accidental?  w/ White House Correspondent for National Journal and Political Editor of The Atlantic Marc Ambinder, author of "The Brink - President...


Jul 22, 2018

All about the Bakken oil region of North Dakota and the recent boom.  Fast money and fast growth in a state that had peaked in the 1930's High volume trucking on unsuited roads, High wages matched by high rents and local price inflation, hungry outsiders and upset locals, and ubiquitous "Man camps" housing workers...


Jul 17, 2018

Are economic good times always good?  A look at the 1920's and the other side of booming economic times.  This episode was recorded in 2014.