Haha…We had a sleight technical glitch and we found one-half of our newest episode was basically trashed, audio-wise. We’re rerecording as soon as two-day shipping can save us. Watch for the 1919 episode to drop Monday evening or Tuesday morning. We’ll still be releasing our Alcohol in American History episode this coming Friday. Thanks for your patience.
Bombs, race riots, massive strikes were all prominent in 1919, but so was the ratification of one amendment, prohibition, and the conveyance of another, women’s suffrage to the states for ratification. This was a pivotal year for the nation; one marking the end of one era and the beginning of another. It serves as a litmus test for what a truly fractured society looks like. Join us for a deep dive into the year 1919!
What do Abraham Lincoln, JFK, Apollo 11, the Atlanta Child Murders, and 9/11 have in common? Each has one or more conspiracy theories surrounding it. Why have Americans seemingly always been drawn to conspiracy theories? Join Hilary and Geoff as they discuss both the broader cultural obsession with conspiracies and several historical examples. We’ll be discussing the previously referenced theories as well as some from the 18th and 19th centuries you may never have heard of but which captured the public imagination just as much as our modern conspiracy obsessions. We’ll also talk about how to deal with conspiracy theories in the classroom.
Make sure to listen to out new episode – 03 – Impeachment coming this Friday (October 18, 2019).
Hilary and Geoff will be discussing the history of impeachment, how it is and is not clarified in the Constitution, how previous impeachment proceedings have played out, and how educators can deal with contentious topics in the classroom.