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Dec 11, 2017

We speak once again to David Priess, former CIA Briefer and the author of The President's Book of Secrets.  While last time we spoke mostly about Presidents and intelligence, this time we get into the other people who use intelligence and how they support the President.  Priess talks about Dan Quayle, Al Gore,...


Dec 6, 2017

A bit of history about America's national anthem, and a special offer for the Premium Extra podcast - extra archive episodes for membership levels.  


Nov 29, 2017

Crushing myths about the 1917 Russian Revolution that both Russians and Americans still get from Soviet textbooks.  Understanding that is the key to understanding today's Russia as well.  A very interesting conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Editor in Chief of the TV Dozhd and the Author of All the Kremlin's Men.  He...


Nov 22, 2017

"Public offices are, what they should be, burdens to those appointed to them which it would be wrong to decline, though foreseen to bring with them intense labor and great private loss." So wrote a newly elected governor Jefferson to a friend.  Thomas Jefferson's experience as a wartime governor was, even as judged the...


Nov 15, 2017

He's more than the President that was shot in office, more than just the guy before Teddy Roosevelt.  And he wasn't handled by anyone.  William McKinley set in motion the America that we have now.  His views on expansion, free trade, taxes, and money set up modern America.  We speak with Robert W. Merry, the author of...