BackStory :: Moon, Man, and Myths
The History Guys commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with an interview with flight director Gene Kranz, among other things.
Code Switch :: Chicago’s Red Summer
Another anniversary, of a grim sort, of the race riots 100 years ago in Chicago and other American cities that targeted African American soldiers returning from the World War among others.
Fresh Air :: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
This podcast includes interviews with astronauts Michael Collins and Alan Shepherd as well as test pilot Chuck Yeager.
Hub History :: The Cessna Strafer
A bizarre incident in 1989 when a man who’d just murdered his wife took to the air in a small airplane and fired an assault rifle at people on the ground in Boston. This seems like a very serious crime, and yet I only learned about it a few years ago, even though I was alive and living in an adjacent state at the time.
99% Invisible :: Invisible Women
An interview with Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, on how women are ignored in the design of just about everything, and the dangerous effects of this bias.
On the Media :: What, Me Worry?
Mad Magazine, the satire magazine enjoyed by decades of children going back to the 1950s, is going out of print. Journalist Jeet Heer talks about the magazines importance and influence.
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