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Apr 2, 2020

A look at Truman,, the Marshall Plan and the 1948 Election.  Why Truman thought he won, and why his opponent Dewey thought he ended up losing.   How he pulled it off.  With A.J. Baime, author of Dewey Beats Truman.  This is A.J. Baime's second appearance on the podcast.  Big national projects, big sacrifice and an...


Mar 23, 2020

The last-minute bid of California Governor Jerry Brown to unseat Jimmy Carter's nomination raised a lot of questions about politics that are still present today.  Should electability be a factor among primary voters?  Can you out-new the new candidate?  What time is the right time for candidates to 'get out' Should...


Mar 15, 2020

Big discussion with Chris Novembrino of Don't Worry About the Government Podcast.  The Democratic campaign started with over 20 people but ended up in a retro pattern of two candidates by March, a virus has entered politics, an incumbent is up for re-election.  What does it all mean?  


Mar 12, 2020

Five thousand people died in Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States in just a few months.  Between August and November of 1793.  Thousands of others, including the President, fled the city.   Preachers told of sins coming to roost, while doctors looked to mercury and bloodletting.  In this recast of a 2014...


Feb 23, 2020

A look at the first South Carolina primary in 1980 and its intended role at the time as a firewall for conservative politics. We also look at how disco sucked, Dylan went Christian and some events that happened at the same time, all unrelated but in their own way meaningful. Lee Rosevere's excellent Music for...