FALL OF USSR: Part 1: Wake Up, Cassandra!
My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
by Bruce Carlson
2d ago
Soviet citizens wake up to tanks outside their windows in 1991. Media is censored. The President is detained. Another president escapes, maybe just escapes... A third President is powerless. Is this the end of everything? Music by Lee Rosevere and Theme Song by Chris Novembrino We are part of Airwave Media Network - check out Ben Franklin's World, Tea Time History, Redacted History, the History of China, The Explorers Podcast, The Age of Napoleon www.airwavemedia.com Want to Advertise on My History Can Beat Up Your Politics? sales@advertisecast.com Learn more about your ad choic ..read more
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Intro to "Fall of USSR" Podcast and Classified Documents Discussion
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by Bruce Carlson
5d ago
Get ready for the FALL OF USSR podcast which launches Feb 6th. If you can't wait for all of the episodes, you can get 5 now at Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/mhcbuyp Also a whole bunch about classified documents. We are part of Airwave Media Network. Some great shows - Age of Napoleon, TeaTime History, History of The Second World War, Infamous America and Ben Franklin's World. www.airwavemedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Speaker Election of 1855, 20th Amendment and a Show Update
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by Bruce Carlson
1M ago
We talk a bit about Nathaniel Banks, the Speaker of The House of Representatives that (still) took the most ballots to be elected. Kevin McCarthy joins the ranks of Speakers that needed multiple ballots - we discuss the implications. A brief look at Frederick Gillett, the last Speaker to even need two ballots in 1923, and then a look at why Congress starts on January 3rd.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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We Need to Talk. About the 72nd Congress.
My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
by Bruce Carlson
1M ago
The 72nd Congress of 1931 was, as elected, a very narrow Republican House 218 R - 217 D. Close, but for President Hoover, good enough. That is until, 14 Congressmen-elect died. Not all at once - that would be weird - over 13 months, for all kinds of reasons but heart attacks and pneumonias leading the list. When special elections were held, it went 218 D and 216 R. 1 Farm Laborer supported the Democrats so 219-216. We talk about this curious case. We also talk about the 14 Congressmen-elect who had some interesting biographies. And we talk Herbert Hoover and the spin he (tried to) put on The G ..read more
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Valley Forge Myth and Reality - Interview with Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Authors of Valley Forge
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by Bruce Carlson
1M ago
Valley Forge Myth and Reality - Interview with Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Authors of Valley Forge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Inflation vs. Space: How The Cost of Things Limited the Space Program
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by Bruce Carlson
1M ago
When President Kennedy inspired the nation to put a man on the Moon, he did so at a time when the word "inflation" was not on the mind of most Americans. Why should it have been, the rate was a paltry 1.1%. And we needed to beat the Soviets to the Moon. Once we did, and as the cost of goods, materials and rocket fuel rose over time, The United State's space dreams were limited. Inflation didn't kill space, but it sure changed what the goals of going to space became. We look at the trends of inflation and space exploration on this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad ..read more
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Leap to Freedom: Hans Konrad Schumann's Story
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by Bruce Carlson
2M ago
One three-second period changed the life of an East German soldier. Stories of freedom and oppression feature heavily on this hodge-podcast episode, the Berlin Wall, the Uruguay dictatorship of the 70's and 80's, a bit about Grover Cleveland and a bit about Charles III. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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The Mystery of the Black Bands on the Goalposts
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by Bruce Carlson
2M ago
A few 'leftover' stories from the previous episode on the World Cup in Argentina, 1978 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Close Encounters of the Congress Kind: Times When the House Membership was Close Between the Parties
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by Bruce Carlson
2M ago
The average difference between the two major parties in the House of Representatives at any time in American history is sixty. That being said, there are a few times where one, two or nine seats separated the two major parties in Congress. Sometimes it was Democrats and Republicans. Sometimes it was Whigs and Democrats. You want to be speaker, you scramble. You make a deal with a Socialist, or a Know-Nothing. You find a guy who nobody hates and make him Speaker, hoping that person will listen to. Or you hold out for as long as you can ballot after ballot until people get tired. The record is t ..read more
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The Youth Vote: John Lennon's Dream, Nixon's Nightmare
My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
by Bruce Carlson
2M ago
A discussion of the 26th Amendment, the story behind it. John Lennon and his attempt to mobilize youth voting, and how Nixon countered it. And a look at the 18-29 year-old vote in recent elections including the recent midterm. Parts from 2013 and parts recorded this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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