Talking American Political History
January 11, 2020 2:26 AM   Subscribe

American Histories is a six episode series of the Talking Politics podcast where host David Runciman interviews academics Gary Gerstle and Sarah Churchwell about American history, focusing on political issues and their historical causes. The episodes are: Impeaching the President, Pornography and the Post Office, Monopoly and Muckraking, The 15th and the 19th Amendments, Deporting Mexicans and The Great Abortion Switcheroo.
posted by Kattullus (3 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
The Johnson impeachment is good, the guest mentioned AJs ungentlemanly spew to congress.

Very accurate: "10. On numerous occasions, made "with a loud voice, certain intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues, and did therein utter loud threats and bitter menaces ... against Congress [and] the laws of the United States duly enacted thereby, amid the cries, jeers and laughter of the multitudes then assembled and within bearing"; and
Approved by the House, yeas 88, nays 44.
11. Unlawfully, and"
posted by clavdivs at 2:29 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]

I listened to the episode on immigration and deportation and it was great, so I'm planning on listening to the rest. Thanks for posting!

p.s. you might add "audio" and "podcast" as tags
posted by XMLicious at 4:20 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Talking Politics is almost always a great podcast - but I have to admit that Sarah Churchwell struck me as a rather odd choice for this series. History isn't her area of expertise, and it frankly shows.
posted by kickingtheground at 7:59 PM on January 11

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