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Call To Arms: Enlistment In America

BackStory

In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Joanne, and Brian look at the many reasons for joining the U.S. armed services.

42 Min

May 26, 2017

Anne with an E Recap: Episode 2

The History Chicks

We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned.

87 Min

May 19, 2017

National Lampoon: A History of American Satire

BackStory

In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian look at the long history of political satire in America.

34 Min

May 19, 2017

Recording from the Oval

Slate's Whistlestop

Visit February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.

42 Min

May 17, 2017

The Habit: Opioid Addiction in America

BackStory

In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed and Brian look at America's long history with opioids - like opium, morphine and heroin.

41 Min

May 12, 2017

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Podcast
Time
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114 min
May 6, 2017
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The life of the woman behind the beloved classic Anne of Green Gables

32 min
May 5, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

39 min
Apr 28, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Nathan talk about the people who collect items that preserve the nation's history.

31 min
Apr 21, 2017
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In this grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, at America’s history of boycotts, and talk about why it’s so hard for presidents to actually shrink the federal government.

39 min
Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

44 min
Apr 14, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss how this oft-forgotten war set the stage for the American century.

49 min
Apr 5, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits October 15, 1969 and the divisive words of then Vice President Spiro Agnew.

44 min
Mar 31, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore the central questions of the Reconstruction era.

40 min
Mar 24, 2017
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In BackStory’s second history grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian, and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

43 min
Mar 22, 2017
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This Whistlestop travels back to January 7, 1953 and the introduction of the Bricker Amendment.

48 min
Mar 17, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne, and Brian look at the deep roots of advocacy in journalism.

38 min
Mar 10, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, we explore how the federal government monitors and polices the undocumented.

36 min
Mar 8, 2017
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John Dickerson visits March 15, 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson convened the very first presidential press conference.

41 min
Mar 3, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian look at the central role that political protests have played throughout American history.

37 min
Feb 24, 2017
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In BackStory’s first history grab bag, Joanne, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

50 min
Feb 22, 2017
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This Whistlestop visits April 24, 1952 when President Truman's executive powers are challenged by the courts.

33 min
Feb 17, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.

69 min
Feb 11, 2017
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We revisit a woman who persisted against great odds to become a hero of civil rights.

30 min
Feb 10, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look back at sweeping immigration restrictions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

55 min
Feb 7, 2017
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June 13, 1968, How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

55 min
Feb 7, 2017
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June 13, 1968, How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

50 min
Feb 3, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Ed and Nathan look at what happens when urban and rural Americans collide.

2 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Urban/Rural Divides in America

51 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Best of BackStory Pt. 2 by BackStory with the Ame…

28 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Host John Dickerson visits January 11, 2017 and also the campaign season of Gerald R. Ford and Nelson Rockefeller.

3 min
Jan 22, 2017
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Reason for slight delay and some intel that could save a life

1 min
Jan 20, 2017
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BackStory is going through some big changes. Take…

51 min
Jan 18, 2017
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We’ll spend our last regularly scheduled broadcas…

50 min
Jan 11, 2017
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Whistlestop takes a journey to 1829 and the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson, the people's President.

51 min
Jan 8, 2017
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As Washington prepares for the next four years, B…

57 min
Jan 4, 2017
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Health Nuts: A History of Nutritional Advice [reb…

58 min
Dec 20, 2016
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On Dec. 24th, Jewish communities across the count…

51 min
Dec 14, 2016
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is i…

44 min
Dec 14, 2016
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Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and his action-hero-style presidency.

55 min
Dec 7, 2016
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From the persecution of Quakers in colonial Massa…

14 min
Dec 6, 2016
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On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers refused to…

58 min
Nov 30, 2016
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Nieman-Marcus’ 2016 Christmas Book, which was fir…

16 min
Nov 30, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump said the election wa…

14 min
Nov 30, 2016
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Host John Dickerson introduces the new podcast season of campaign curiosities focused on the accomplishments and shortcomings of Presidents past.

51 min
Nov 22, 2016
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If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanks…

51 min
Nov 16, 2016
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In his recent book “Utopia for Realists,” Rutger …

51 min
Nov 11, 2016
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With Donald Trump vowing to keep undocumented Mex…

13 min
Nov 9, 2016
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Early this morning, Donald J. Trump was declared …

52 min
Nov 2, 2016
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If the record TV viewership of the Clinton-Trump …

47 min
Nov 2, 2016
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This Whistlestop travels back to the October surprise of the Presidential campaign in 1964.

15 min
Nov 1, 2016
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Last Friday, FBI Directory James Comey informed C…

59 min
Oct 30, 2016
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Is there a better time to revisit our favorite Victorian More-Than-Likely Murderess, Lizzie Borden, than right now? We think not.

43 min
Oct 26, 2016
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We wrap up our short series of "women who ran for the US Presidency before Hillary Clinton" with Shirley Chisholm!

28 min
Oct 23, 2016
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We continue our series of female Presidential candidates with Belva Lockwood, the woman who many regard as the first “legitimate” female nominee for the office, with groundbreaking campaigns in 1884 and 1888.

51 min
Oct 19, 2016
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America has a long and colorful history of confid…

43 min
Oct 19, 2016
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Lies, blame and competitive advantage – a reexamination of the Carter-Reagan Debategate scandal.

57 min
Oct 12, 2016
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Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have talked…

119 min
Oct 9, 2016
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Victoria Woodhull crafted a life for herself from pretty raw materials. She traveled from an abusive childhood to a very aristocratic end... and in the middle, was the first woman to run for the American Presidency. In 1872.

59 min
Oct 5, 2016
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With the presidential debates between Donald Trum…

37 min
Oct 5, 2016
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With this Whistlestop John Dickerson revisits August 10, 1975 and the candor of Betty Ford.

52 min
Sep 28, 2016
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Calls to pardon Edward Snowden, the former CIA co…

62 min
Sep 21, 2016
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First stop is November 10, 2007, host John Dickerson outlines Barack Obama's ascension to the Presidency.

57 min
Sep 20, 2016
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Americans have sought to censor all kinds of expr…

57 min
Sep 13, 2016
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American presidential candidates are expected to …

37 min
Sep 7, 2016
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In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act made…

45 min
Sep 7, 2016
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John Dickerson tells the tale of the 1960's battle of Barry Goldwater versus Fact Magazine

58 min
Aug 31, 2016
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The Labor Day holiday offers some of us a much-ne…

51 min
Aug 24, 2016
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BackStory is quitting the city and heading into t…

55 min
Aug 24, 2016
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John Dickerson is live on the road in New York and San Francisco sharing snipets and highlights from the newly published Whistlestop book.

45 min
Aug 17, 2016
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Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump cut from the same cloth?

51 min
Aug 16, 2016
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For many Americans, police shootings in Louisiana…

57 min
Aug 10, 2016
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As summer winds down, millions of Americans are p…

88 min
Aug 7, 2016
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Agrippina the Younger lived a dramatic and dangerous life as the sister of an emperor, the wife and niece of another, and mother of a third in ancient Rome.

51 min
Aug 3, 2016
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Let’s just call this episode trashy. The Guys pic…

60 min
Jul 27, 2016
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Hillary Clinton moved a giant step closer to beco…

55 min
Jul 27, 2016
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One thing Jefferson and Hamilton could agree on: they hated James Callender. The scandalmonger journalist uncovered the first two great sex scandals of the early Republic and helped Jefferson win the election of 1800.

51 min
Jul 21, 2016
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The 2016 presidential race switches into high gea…

78 min
Jul 16, 2016
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Mary Lincoln's friend, Elizabeth Keckly, was born a slave, eventually bought her freedom and built a very successful business (twice) all before she, too, realized her own White House dream.

63 min
Jul 13, 2016
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Donald Trump has clinched the Republican party pr…

51 min
Jul 13, 2016
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In a shocker, the GOP nominates a businessman who only the year before had been a registered Democrat. John Dickerson explains how the affable Indiana utility executive rose to clinch the nomination at the last minute.

58 min
Jul 7, 2016
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Eating meat is a time-honored tradition in Americ…

51 min
Jun 29, 2016
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - it’s…

69 min
Jun 26, 2016
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Since the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway we've been getting a lot of requests to cover the Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy. (You sang that, right?)

51 min
Jun 24, 2016
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As of June 2016, the Republican controlled Senate…

51 min
Jun 17, 2016
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The month of June gets its name from Juno, the Ro…

81 min
Jun 11, 2016
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In our last episode we talked about Mary's childhood, education and life as the wife of Abraham Lincoln. What happened during the White House years to tarnish her reputation so thoroughly?

51 min
Jun 10, 2016
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Alexander Hamilton is living large these days! Li…

66 min
Jun 4, 2016
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Mary Todd Lincoln's life can't be defined by who she married and her husband's legacy--she was a lot more than simply a southern born wife of a president. Actually, she wasn't simple at all.

51 min
Jun 3, 2016
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***CONTENT ADVISORY: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS STRONG…

51 min
May 27, 2016
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This past March, Sea World announced it will stop…

52 min
May 20, 2016
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To date, four states have legalized recreational …