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From the host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, the story of the greatest argument for liberty ever written is told through the lives of the 56 men who committed their lives property and honor to the document. Carlson discusses not just Jefferson and Adams, but all of them even the less well known like the prisoner Richard Stockton, confused merchant Joesph Hewes, the dueler Gwinnett, brewer-philosopher Samuel Adams and the ultimate founder Richard Henry Lee. Many of the Signers suffe ...
 
The Victim Impact podcast series investigates one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. Rashida Samji's complex and mysterious fraud scheme involved over $110 million and affected the lives of hundreds of victims. The podcast is created by Theatre Conspiracy with a live theatre production premiering in June 2018. The podcast is written and narrated by Tim Carlson and co-produced by Kathleen Flaherty and David Mesiha. Artwork by Belinda Bruce and Music by David Mesiha. conspiracy. ...
 
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In this installment, Chris checks in with Bruce Carlson of “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” to get his thoughts on the Biden-Trump Presidential election. They discuss what they got right and wrong the last time they spoke, what previous election (if any) serves as a historical reference point for this election, and what to expect in the closi…
 
In this installment, Chris talks about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legacy, what this vacancy means for the Affordable Care Act (and why it’s not much of an electoral asset), the asymmetric expectations of the Democratic and Republican parties from ‘civility’ scolds in politics and media, whether or not Republicans will try to gut Roe v.…
 
The 1880 election was close, with Democrats and Republicans seeking an advantage in its waning days when a letter hits a major city newspaper purporting to be in the hand of a candidate. It is a letter that could turn the election. With Todd Arrington, a historian at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, we discuss James A. …
 
In this installment, Chris discusses developments in the COVID-19 Pandemic worldwide, how that’s affected U.S. politics on the Congressional front, how the government has been dishonest with the public regarding the costs associated with a serious COVID-19 infection, the class component of the pandemic, and how the fires may make the crisis much wo…
 
In this installment, Chris is joined by noted name-mangler Joey Insider to discuss Trump’s attempt to use BLM and anti-police brutality protests as a campaign tool, a book that tries to intellectualize and rationalize looting, signs that Trump is intent on cheating in this upcoming election, and how the ‘post-Truth’ environment has been promoted by…
 
Hog caller and stump speaker Alben Barkley defied all expectations. The son of a tobacco farmer with little money to spare became Vice President and sometimes, a contender for President. Senator and Majority Leader he prospered from his ability to speak. It even almost got him in trouble with the President he served, Harry Truman. The Original "Vee…
 
In this installment, Chris talks about the ratings from the Democratic and Republican Conventions and what the content from the Republican Convention says about the direction of the Republican Party. Later in the show, he breaks out the Electoral College map and talks about the state of the Presidential Race Episode 475 By the way, if you want to d…
 
In 1892, a dreaded disease caused a President to navigate local health situation and created a new law. We look at the precedent-setting quarantine order of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. While we are at it, we look at Harrison's presidency, policies, his influence on future events, his failed attempt to obtain fair elections for both Afric…
 
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