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Harry S. Truman's Battles with the Bosses (an encore presentation)

Slate's Whistlestop

Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and delight in an action-hero-style presidency.

44 Min

Nov 15, 2017

Episode 97: Queen Lili'uokalani

The History Chicks

She was the first Queen to rule and the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, but Queen Lili'uokalani's story is the story of Hawaii.

100 Min

Nov 12, 2017

Red Dawn: Americans and the Bolshevik Revolution

BackStory

100 years ago, the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia. Brian, Joanne, and Nathan explore how that distant revolution had an immediate impact in the U.S.

54 Min

Nov 10, 2017

2.08 - We Are Three

Tumanbay

The blood-soaked finale to season two. The rebel army, under General Qulan, prepares to march on the city where Gregor, struggling to decide where his loyalties lie, comes face to face with his past.

47 Min

Nov 7, 2017

FDR's Purge

Slate's Whistlestop

This episode of Whistlestop travels back to June 24, 1938, to a fireside chat with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as he prepared to attempt to purge the congressional leadership in order to push forward the executive office’s agenda

40 Min

Nov 1, 2017

47 Min

Oct 31, 2017

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Time
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61 min
Oct 27, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian and Ed discuss things in the sky we can’t explain - unidentified flying objects.

47 min
Oct 26, 2017
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Manel must prove her commitment to the rebel cause by undertaking a dangerous mission - one that will bring her face to face with a deadly secret at the heart of this fanatical regime.

47 min
Oct 23, 2017
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Accused of hoarding heretical text, Ibn the slave trader must face trial by the regime’s religious courts. Despite news of a threat of plague, the Inquisitor Barakat, continues his mission to cleanse the city of heretics. He chooses Gregor to assist him.

125 min
Oct 21, 2017
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She was a slave, a freewoman, a preacher, a speaker, an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate in the Civil War era United States. Like a lot of women's history, Sojourner's truth may have been edited in history, but we can help to set it right.

33 min
Oct 20, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, Nathan, and Joanne tackle three stories that have been in the news recently.

49 min
Oct 18, 2017
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Gregor’s niece, Manel, is sent by her rebel comrades into the desert on a mission to assassinate a doctor believed to be collaborating with the new regime.

33 min
Oct 18, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to mid September, 1955 when a briefly secret Presidential heart attack changed the relationship between the press and the Presidency.

47 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Whilst Gregor attempts to survive by collaborating with the new regime, his niece Manel is drawn to the rebel cause. But treachery lurks at every corner and both are playing a deadly game.

49 min
Oct 13, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Nathan and Brian explore stories of superstition and the surprising roles the number 13 has played across American history.

47 min
Oct 11, 2017
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Tumanbay has been conquered by a brutal religious regime. As refugees scramble to escape the city, Gregor, previously the Sultan’s spymaster, has sworn an oath to the new rulers.

49 min
Oct 10, 2017
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The final chapter in season one of this epic saga of revenge, betrayal and deception. As the people of Tumanbay await news of the Sultan’s great victory, the brilliant and ruthless spymaster, Gregor discovers he has been deceived.

45 min
Oct 6, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan dip into the BackStory archive to look at four rulings that shaped public life in America.

47 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Convinced of victory by the prophesies of a child, the Sultan prepares to march out and destroy the rebellious provincial leader, Maya. His nephew Madu has only one desire – to escape the city with his lover Daniel.

38 min
Oct 4, 2017
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September 10, 1965 the President established the norm of being "disaster responder in chief."

47 min
Oct 2, 2017
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Increasingly insecure and fearful for his life, the Sultan begins a purge of the palace. Slave trader Ibn is reunited with the daughter he thought he had lost. And her slave companion finally comes face to face with the man who stole his kingdom.

44 min
Sep 29, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Nathan look at how America has dealt with our adversaries across time.

47 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Whilst the Sultan dreams of victory against the mysterious Maya and her followers, Gregor is in pursuit of missing slave-girl Sarah and must venture into the catacombs beneath the city, haven to those who wish to escape the brutality of the city above.

47 min
Sep 26, 2017
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There has been a murder in the palace. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, attempts to unlock the secret to the missing reliquary and discover why it is worth killing for. In the desert, Heaven and her slave companion are held captive by a nomadic tribe.

36 min
Sep 22, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss the history behind 3 stories in the news

47 min
Sep 21, 2017
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General Qulan arrives in the provinces to gather the armies of empire and defeat the rebel forces led by the mysterious self-proclaimed "queen" Maya.

43 min
Sep 20, 2017
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A surprising moment of bipartisan deal-making and what can be learned from the 1990's.

47 min
Sep 19, 2017
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Shajar, the Sultan’s chief wife, has taken something of value from the Hafiz, a drunk, self-pitying religious figure-head. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, is determined to find out what it is and what mischief she is planning.

62 min
Sep 15, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan wrestle with a long-running tension in our country’s history: what it means to assimilate and “become American.”

47 min
Sep 12, 2017
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With rebellion in a far-off province, Master of the Palace Guard, Gregor, has been given the task of rooting out the spies within.. But there is another threat making its way by sea.

46 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Tumanbay is threatened by rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Spy-master Gregor is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

47 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.

109 min
Sep 9, 2017
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Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?

38 min
Sep 8, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian sits down with Republican political strategist Karl Rove to talk about his book, “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.”

46 min
Sep 1, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore how 19th-century honor culture demanded that a man’s good name be saved by any means necessary — even murder.

2 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Epic historical thriller.

16 min
Aug 23, 2017
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In this BackStory Short Take, Brian sits down with University of Virginia Law School Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick to discuss the constitutionality of regulating weapons at public protests.

87 min
Aug 20, 2017
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Puppet? Manipulating social climber? Misunderstood? Deeply in love? However you see her, the fact remains that a king abdicated his throne, defied his family and lived in exile to marry twice divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

28 min
Aug 18, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Nathan, Joanne and Ed discuss the horrific events that happened in Charlottesville last weekend, and how it fits into American history.

45 min
Aug 11, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian and Ed, talk about how Americans have tried to actively change the North American climate.

42 min
Aug 9, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits September 25, 1919 and the collapse of grand speeches for peace delivered by President Wilson.

34 min
Aug 4, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the ways Americans have spent their time off.

70 min
Jul 29, 2017
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Annie Oakley was a top sharpshooter who gained worldwide fame during nearly two decades as a headliner with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

54 min
Jul 28, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan explore some of the stories Americans tell about our past and find the kernels of truth that lie at the heart of a few American legends.  

43 min
Jul 26, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits July 1979 when President Carter prepared to cut a number of his cabinet members free and start afresh.

32 min
Jul 21, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news.

52 min
Jul 14, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, we explore what it means to be white in America, and how the concept of whiteness has fundamentally shaped our country.

36 min
Jul 12, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to November 3, 1968 as President Johnson attempts to end the bombing in Vietnam.

69 min
Jul 7, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, we look at local history by broadcasting segments from podcasts we admire.

50 min
Jun 30, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news and celebrate the 200th show with founding host Peter Onuf.

29 min
Jun 28, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits an era of mischievous accounting by first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and the work of a leaker who helped distract the press.

48 min
Jun 23, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne and Nathan explore some of the many meanings Americans have attached to hair.

99 min
Jun 19, 2017
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Tightly Knotted to a Similar String (or:Love. You use that word but let me show you what it really means.)

45 min
Jun 16, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian discuss when and why many of the nation’s Confederate statues were erected, and what they stood for.

36 min
Jun 14, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits Sunday September 8, 1974 when President Ford announced his pardon of Richard Nixon.

93 min
Jun 9, 2017
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An Inward Treasure Born--Anne and Marilla are both challenged to identify their roles as women and Anne does a brave job no man stepped up to do.

53 min
Jun 9, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Nathan explore the history of privacy in America.

34 min
Jun 2, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan talk about the history behind items in this week’s news.

52 min
May 31, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to October 5, 1986 when an American plane went down as it was carrying arms to "Contra" guerrillas fighting the communist regime in Nicaragua.

81 min
May 27, 2017
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Episode 89:

42 min
May 26, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Joanne, and Brian look at the many reasons for joining the U.S. armed services.

87 min
May 19, 2017
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We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned.

34 min
May 19, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian look at the long history of political satire in America.

42 min
May 17, 2017
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Visit February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.

41 min
May 12, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed and Brian look at America's long history with opioids - like opium, morphine and heroin.

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.

40 min
Apr 7, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian probe the deeper history of the U.S. relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict.

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…