BackStory :: Too Good to Be True
The American History guys discuss several of the myths of American history, looking for the kernels of truth among the flat-out fabrications. Particularly interesting is the segment on the widely believed legends of Robert E. Lee that rarely stand up to historical scrutiny.
This American Life :: Five Women
A story that delves into the experiences of sexual misconduct from five women employed by the same man, which includes an exploration of their personal histories and how that affected their interactions.
Hub History :: Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, with Ryan Walsh
An interview with Ryan Walsh, author of a new history book about Boston in 1968 through the lens of Van Morrison’s classic album Astral Weeks, inspired by Morrison’s time in Boston.
Twenty Thousand Hertz :: Hamilton
An exploration of sound design for a Broadway musical through the hit show Hamilton.
WBUR News :: ‘Get Our Voices Out’: Why 3 Students Will Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence
An interview with three Boston-area high school activists planning protests to reduce gun violence.
Hidden Brain :: E Pluribus Unum?
Democracy is resilient and will buoyed by the conflict of our times.
Slow Burn :: How Watergate Turned America into a Nation of Conspiracy Theorists
Turns out that one, high-level conspiracy is enough to convince people that all sorts of things are plausible.
All Songs Considered :: Our Top Discoveries from globalFEST 2018
Every year I hear the highlights from globalFEST and think “I should try to go next year.” Then I forget. Until then I can always listen to the great music on this podcast.
Radio Boston :: Accusations Against Aziz Ansari Spur Conversation Around Sexual Misconduct, #MeToo
An interesting conversation about positive consent.