September 2020

Churchill, Boris Johnson, and Brexit

By |2020-09-15T11:31:36-04:00September 15th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Bill Schwartz explains the relationship between Churchill worship, Brexit, and Boris Johnson’s rise to the office of Prime Minister. This crucial episode also explains how “wartime nostalgia continues to work in conjunction with the [...]

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Militias and the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution

By |2020-09-12T11:20:32-04:00September 12th, 2020|Myths|

Debates about the 2nd Amendment (“right to bear arms”) to the US Constitution never seem to address the 18th century meanings and importance of “militias” (included in the amendment’s first clause). Professor Noah Shusterman explains [...]

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Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

By |2020-09-08T10:13:09-04:00September 8th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Martha Jones offers a new history of African American women's political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power [...]

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August 2020

J. Marion Sims and Medical Experimentation on Enslaved Women

By |2020-08-18T17:11:47-04:00August 17th, 2020|Myths|

Advanced Placement student researchers from Caddo Parish Magnet High School in Shreveport, Louisiana explain their research into the career of J. Marion Sims. His medical experiments on enslaved women during the 19th century are still [...]

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Albert Battel: From Nazi Officer to Righteous Among Nations

By |2020-08-17T12:01:54-04:00August 17th, 2020|Myths|

Your favorite Professor, Philip Nash, tells about Albert Battel, a German Army lieutenant and lawyer recognized for his resistance during World War II to the Nazi plans for the 1942 liquidation of a Jewish ghetto [...]

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League of Wives: the Women Who Took on the US Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

By |2020-08-11T12:12:23-04:00August 11th, 2020|Myths|

Historian Heath Hardage Lee tells us the remarkable story of Sybil Stockdale, Jane Denton, Louise Mulligan, and other wives of American Navy and Air Force pilots who pressured the LBJ and Nixon administrations to get [...]

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Arleen Lorrance “Be the Change…” Special Episode!

By |2020-08-05T12:24:43-04:00August 5th, 2020|Myths|

Our Quote or No Quote episodes come roaring back with the most important person we've ever interviewed -- Arleen Lorrance, the teacher and social innovator who created the "be the change you want to see [...]

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