Archive for the 'US History' Category

The New Deal was a sweeping suite of programs and policies to combat the Great Depression of the 1930s. Several of those programs provided for artists in exchange for their labor producing new art. What kind of art sprouted from this system? How did society benefit from a boom in freely available art and performance? Why hasn't this level of investment continued?

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It's that time of year again, when Alaina teaches us about the haunted and spooky spots of a certain place, and we do the intro in silly Dracula voices! This year we're getting sub-tropical and talking about the Florida Keys. An island chain once rich from shipping and now a vacation destination, the Keys have been shaken by natural disasters and disease, as well as a few notably creepy individuals. Have these events left a psychic and spiritual stain on the land, or is that just a way to sell more t-shirts? Let's explore!

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About fifty episodes ago Grant made an offhand comment about one of that topic's figures. Now, it's a full episode. Do not test him. The Pullman strike lasted for months, threatened all American commerce, and set precedents that have lasted over a century regarding government involvement in labor disputes. It all started because George Pullman's perfect town didn't consider the lives of the people in it.

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Disneyland

Alaina returns to our Disney Parks series by going back to the beginning: Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In 1955, after a long time planning and a short time building, Walt Disney presented yet another dream to the world. It was the world's first fully-themed park, complete with a nationally televised opening, and following 10 months of televised previews in prime time. We cover its development, opening, and some stories behind certain Opening Day attractions.

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We've mentioned our weekend trip to Milwaukee before, but now it's time to share all we learned! In this episode, Grant talks about the history of the places we went, and some of the history they taught us.

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The mid-19th century in America was a time of new popular philosophies about the order of the universe and the individual's place in it. One example is the dawn of Spiritualism: the belief that the spirits of the dead can be contacted, and that they have answers to our urgent questions. In this episode, Grant teaches us about two cases: the prototypical founders of movement, and one of its most bizarre figures. Once a popular movement starts, does it ever really end? How much faith should be put in a prophet that makes a profit? What purpose does debunking serve?

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Alaina continues marking anniversaries, and also talking about travel disasters. 1918 was in the middle of the Golden Age of Rail Travel, but behind the march of technology and luxury there were millions of travelers trying to get to work on time. Unfortunately, not all of them did. The day this episode goes live marks the 101st anniversary of the worst rail accident in American history, and the end of the year the worst accident in American urban transit history. What counts as "acceptable odds" for mass death and mayhem? Who bears responsibility for a systemic failure? How does the atomization of car travel affect our perception of train death tolls?

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We're sure the world is about to be bombarded by retrospectives of Apollo 11, and for good reason, but there's so much more to explore. Grant takes us through the history of Mars exploration, from the first looks from afar, to the first mobile science platforms to rove its surface.

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Alcatraz

It's our third anniversary episode, which means scenic islands and shipwrecks. Well, instead of a ship it's an escape raft made from raincoats, and concrete cell blocks aren't particularly scenic. That's right, this episode is about the setting of Sean Connery's classic The Rock: Alcatraz Island. 

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In this episode, Grant tells a familiar story from a less-popular angle. Venezuelan oil interests, for-profit media, and a right-wing coalition launched a coup against the early years of Hugo Chavez' presidency. It also had all the hallmarks of 21st Century American Imperialism, but with a veneer of deniability. Who planted the seeds of today's unrest? How can you see true intent through rhetoric? Why hasn't Elliott Abrams been tried for war crimes?

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