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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 They discuss what they got right and wrong the last time they spoke, what previous election (if any) serves as a historical reference point for this election, and what to expect in the closi…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…
 
The Democratic Convention in New York City in 1980 was not the example to follow for how to run a convention. With the help of "Reaganland" author and historian Rick Perlstein, we look at one of the most frustrating modern conventions. The fight between Ted Kennedy and Carter for the nomination, obscure rules challenges, delegates cajoled by genera…
 
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images In this installment, Chris discusses Trump’s efforts to slow down the USPS, Biden’s VP of Kamala Harris, and reviews some press availabilities that Joe Biden has done in the last few months to get a better sense of his worldview. After all that, Chris weighs in on whether or not he would pardon Edward Snowden Episode 473…
 
In this installment, Chris leads off with a series of quick headlines before doing a deep dive into the Attorney General’s office & making the case that the relationship between the Attorney General’s office and the President needs to be reimagined and reformed. Episode 472 By the way, if you want to donate to the show… https://www.paypal.me/DWATG …
 
The convention that nominated then-unknown Jimmy Carter in 1976 convention was worth 30 percentage points in the polls, and is seen as one of the best organized events by many who study politics. We look at what happened - from a strict chairman's gavel to a secret VP pick, from expert badge distribution to garbage cleanup, Along with possibly bugg…
 
In this installment, Cody is (not) finally on the program. Chris talks with the on-air intruder about COVID-19, Biden, Portland, Trump’s polling numbers 15 weeks out, and whether or not aliens are real. There are some that say Cody is actually an alien. Episode 469 By the way, if you want to donate to the show… https://www.paypal.me/DWATG https://w…
 
We know Jefferson and Franklin, but what about the other signers - John Hart, John Penn, William Williams, Richard Stockton, William Whipple, John Morgan, William Floyd, George Read and others. I released this series as its own podcast in 2012, some listeners may have listened to it. I have combined it into one volume.…
 
High political stakes, secret plots, Plug Uglies armed with sharp awls to help 'convince' voters... Baltimore in the 1850's was a fearsome place where politics and gangs were hard to separate. Yet it was the connecting stop for new Presidents and Union Soldiers getting to Washington D.C. We speak with Josh Mensch. Josh is the co-author with Brad Me…
 
The final fundraiser episode is here! Owen Dennis, creator of Cartoon Network and HBOMax's Infinity Train, digs into the PG-13 cut of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. We do a deep dive into what we love about the film, and Owen talks about why he likes Batman Beyond and how shows like this influenced him in the creation of his own show, and the …
 
Betsy and Mano (We Love Trash) pop on by to talk about the very spooky and great Poison Ivy Episode HOUSE AND GARDEN. We talk about hunky plant clones, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and deconstruct how Ivy upends societal expectations of femininity and wields them a weapon. Oh, and Sonic the Hedgehog. LINKS Click here to donate to the fundraiser …
 
Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, Action Boys) joins the pod to get introduced to one of my personal favorite Batman: The Animated Series episodes, THE LAUGHING FISH! We talk Joker schemes, getting into cartoons later in life, and the state of superhero movies at the moment. Sponsored by Joker Fish! LINKS Click here to donate to the fundraiser between 6/2…
 
Hector Navarro (DC Daily, The 500 Greatest Films podcast) returns to talk about our very first Superman: The Animated Series episode - a Batman crossover called KNIGHT TIME! We talk about our love of STAS and Brainiac, crossovers, villain team-ups, and compare the symbolic importance of Supes vs. Bats. Plus, we talk Superman Smashes the Klan, one o…
 
Podcast: The Ride's very own Mike Carlson and Jason Sheridan pop by to talk about the very theme park influenced Batman episode Deep Freeze! We talk about our love of Paul Dini's take on Mr. Freeze and how this episode riffs on EPCOT, play an impromptu game of "guess that BTAS action figure accessory," and of course, imagine the ideal Batman: The A…
 
VO superstar Lauren Tom pops by to talk about playing Dana on Batman Beyond, her other DC animated roles, as well as her career in comedy and drama, from Futurama and King of the Hill to Friends and The Joy Luck Club. We talk about the Dana-centric episode Rats!, what she'd like to see from a Batman Beyond reboot, and discusses her experience as a …
 
Harry Chaskin (Steel Cut Oats, Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck, voice of Bedtime Bear on Care Bears: Unlock the Magic) returns to the podcast to talk one of the greatest two-parters in the series! We discuss how the animated series transformed Clayface from a C-list villain into an emotional A-lister, the use of horror in a show aimed at children, an…
 
Jeff Trammell (Craig of the Creek, The Owl House, Amphibia) virtually sits down to chat Batman’s first crossover with Static Shock, sing the praises of Dwayne McDuffie and his work on the DCAU, and question the number of fire trucks necessary for any Joker scheme. Sponsored by Unnecessary Fire Trucks! LINKS Click here to donate to the fundraiser be…
 
Newark N.J. suffered a brutal and consuming riot, or rebellion, depending on how you see things, in the hot summer of 1967. Through the voices of history, we hear about those events, what caused it, and the musician who got caught up and became an unlikely spark. Caught off guard, police and National Guard and a scuffle became a war, some say outsi…
 
George Washington did not get a Cabinet as President. He created it. His precedents forged the institution and the President's relationship to the Executive Departments. Washington didn't fire a cabinet member, but he set the precedents in this area and in others. We are joined by Lindsay M. Chervinsky, a historian with the white house historian He…
 
What caused The Great Depression, did FDR do anything to fix it, and how does it compare to our recent recessions? A 2008 cast that holds up well...As events started to take shape in '08, , I remember sitting down in a park and scribbling the base of this podcast, with factoids thrown in later and stories from letters to the editors of newspapers o…
 
We talk about Idi Amin, Kim Jong-il and other despots with Scott Rank of History Unplugged Podcast. He joins us to talk about his book History's Nine Most Insane Rulers. We get into Amin's awful suppression of opposition, deportation of Indian and Pakistani Ugandans, and extra judicial killings. Other insane rulers were more amusing, and we talk ab…
 
Where does Reagan fit into politics today? Would he fit in the modern GOP? Or somewhere else. Can you compare and contrast Reagan and Trump in any meaningful way? How was his Presidency? How do his accomplishment stack up and what can future politicians learn from his example? We review the dozen episodes of our series on President Reagan and attem…
 
We know that on May 4th, 1970, fifty years ago, four students were killed by the National Guard at Kent State in Ohio. What is not always known is everything that happened after that. Opinion wasn't universally with the slain students, the school had little interest in memorializing for decades, courts turned a blind eye, and the criminal justice s…
 
An unknown man in a forgotten office develops a number that makes and breaks Presidents. A poet turns his song towards a metal object. Two 19th century men tire themselves out making machines They can't know their work will one day put us on the Moon. And a man tries to invent an un-commerce, but may have built the 21st century economy instead. In …
 
When we aired this last year, the topic of commerce shutting down did not seem timely. Thus a re-run of our fourth of a series on American commerce, a look at three instances of when U.S. commerce was stopped seems appropriate. From an offensive war effort, to a bid for peace, to a management of peacetime. And we look at the effects of those interv…
 
Rich, popular and diplomatic, Levi Parsons Morton was a banker-turned politician who had a knack for making connections and a penchant for raising money. He helped bankroll two Presidential campaigns before he found himself on a ticket, winning and serving under Benjamin Harrison. He would get along with the former General, but he would disappoint …
 
A look at Truman,, the Marshall Plan and the 1948 Election. Why Truman thought he won, and why his opponent Dewey thought he ended up losing. How he pulled it off. With A.J. Baime, author of Dewey Beats Truman. This is A.J. Baime's second appearance on the podcast. Big national projects, big sacrifice and an incumbent President up for election all …
 
We’re back for a very special episode recorded live from San Francisco Sketchfest! VO superstar Maurice LaMarche (Animaniacs, Disenchantment) returns with writer and comedian Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent, White Women) to chat about their favorite iterations of Batman, the body horror of Clayface, and stories from Maurice’s career in VO. Sponsored by St…
 
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