Podcast Episodes

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Was the US Involvement in World War One a Mistake?

Most Americans are unclear about their country’s contribution to victory in World War I. They figure we entered the conflict too late to claim much credit, or maybe they think our intervention was discreditable. Some say we had no compelling national interest to enter...

Hans Kammler, The Hidden Nazi: Auschwitz Architect, US Defector?

Hans Kammler was among the worst of the Nazis. He was responsible for the construction of Hitler’s slave labor sites and concentration camps. He personally altered the design of Auschwitz to increase crowding, ensuring that epidemic diseases would complement the work...

Eisenhower’s Interstates: The Modern-Day Roman Roads

Dwight Eisenhower inaugurated the US. Interstate System, which now boasts more than 50,000 miles of roads. The idea came to a young Eisenhower in 1919 when he spent 62 days with a military convoy snaking across America on its primitive road system. But the idea for a...
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Hollywood Hates History, Part 8: Dracula Untold (2014)

Dracula Untold has absolutely no right being as historically accurate as it is. Made in 2014, this was Universal Studio’s first attempt to use the intellectual property of their 1930s monster movies and turn it into a Marvel-esque cinematic universe. As a...

Hollywood Hates History, Part 7: The Alamo (2004)

In the final two episodes of this mini-series, Steve and Scott talk about movies that actually do a good job of conveying history, or at least as much as possible when handled by Hollywood producers enslaved to suggestions from marketing research reports. The first...
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