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.