Episode 26 – 2020 in Review

Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Join us as we recap and reflect on 2020. We discuss Iran, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, the Presidential Election along with lighter fare. We also try to predict how future historians will view a year unlike most others. What will people 100 years from now say about the dumpster fire that was 2020?

Episode 12 is here! The United States and Iran

Iran Hostage Crisis student demonstration, (1979) Washington, D.C. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.

This week Hilary and Geoff provide a little context for the often-torturous relationship between the United States and Iran. Join us as we discuss the beginnings of diplomatic contact between the countries in the nineteenth century, the rise of US involvement in the post-World War 2 Middle East, the first peace-time coup engineered by US intelligence, the Hostage Crisis, and more.