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Dec 20, 2015

There have been some pretty interesting elections for Speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States, but only one where the Congressional Mace had to be pulled out in order to be used as a potential weapon.  We go over the 1849 election, as well as some other past speaker elections.  We look at...

Nov 25, 2015

Even while dealing with a Civil War, Lincoln was focused on foreign policy.  And one key nation was China.  

Oct 21, 2015

We look at the famous - darn fool mistake comment.

Oct 15, 2015

A bit about Cotton Mather and the unknown man held in slavery to him (for a time) who saved Bostonians from smallpox.

The story is an odd mixture of religiousity and science.  Since vaccines could not be proven for years to come, it took a man of faith to spread the word that they were a good thing.

Also, the Year of 13...

May 20, 2015

The 1980 GOP primary, a year with a large field of candidates- larger than remembered - makes up Your Tasty Entree in this delicious podcast of TV history and politics.  Also the series finale of Mad Men and how it links to historical discussion.  Call this Your Starch Dish.  For Your Veggies, a discussion of the 13...