The Litter Myth
33:01 | Sep 5th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
How one organization changed the American public's relationship with waste and who is ultimately responsible for it.
This was so good. I’m so mad that how we learned to throw plastic in the garbage and not is due to corporate interests all around. All of ou...Show More
42:40 | May 21stMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
How conspiracy theories helped to create the U.S. and became the currency of political opportunists.
Really fascinating! I have read/listened to other things that have also discussed the role of conspiracy theories in the American Revolution...Show More
31:23 | Aug 22nd, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
How singing "Strange Fruit" turned Billie Holiday into one of the first victims of the War on Drugs.
I never knew this story about Billie Holiday.
48:46 | Aug 15th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
From the creation of the first penitentiaries in the 1800s, to the "tough-on-crime" prosecutors of the 1990s, how America created a culture of mass incarceration.
This is a must-listen for anyone who thinks that mass incarceration is needed or deserved.
Rules Of Engagement
50:04 | Jul 18th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
For the last 40 years, the U.S. and Iran have been in almost continual conflict. We look at three different moments in this conflict to better understand where it might go next.
Really well researched!
32:43 | Mar 12thMore Details keyboard_arrow_right
In the past few weeks Delhi has become the latest place in India convulsed with religious violence as Hindu mobs burned Muslim neighborhoods, mosques and killed over 40 people. The violence comes in t...Show More
Vinayak Savarkar helped popularize the term "Hindutva" — the idea that being Indian is inseparable from being Hindu. In this episode of Thro...Show More
22:22 | May 2nd, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
A deadly smallpox epidemic in the early 1900s and a Boston-area minister who refused mandatory vaccination — how his case ended up in front of the Supreme Court.
Opioids In America
44:47 | Apr 4th, 2019More Details keyboard_arrow_right
Three stories of opioids that have plagued Americans for more than 150 years.
good history for perspective