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Apr 19, 2020

An unknown man in a forgotten office develops a number that makes and breaks Presidents. A poet turns his song towards a metal object. Two 19th century men tire themselves out making machines They can't know their work will one day put us on the Moon.   And a man tries to invent an un-commerce, but may have built the...


Apr 18, 2020

When we aired this last year, the topic of commerce shutting down did not seem timely.  Thus a re-run of our fourth of a series on American commerce, a look at three instances of when U.S. commerce was stopped seems appropriate.  From an offensive war effort, to a bid for peace, to a management of peacetime. And we look...


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...