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First Ladies in a Knife Fight

A while back on Reddit, someone posed the question “Out of all the American presidents, who would win in a knife fight to the death?” And an amazing human being created this masterpiece. So I, as a true feminist, created a rebuttal… In a mass knife fight to the death between all the First Ladies …

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BONUS Episode: News of the Week and more!

How would you like to have me explain the news to you each week? I’ll sift through the headlines, pick out the big topics, and give you context for what’s going on in the world – all in 10 minutes or less! And you just sit back and get smarter… This episode is a preview …

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BONUS: New Orleans

Appreciate good content? Show your support with a one-time donation below or join me for extra episodes on Patreon! So this episode is specifically for my US History students. They are off on a weeklong class trip to New Orleans and I promised them I would teach them a little history before they went. Then, …

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The Cold War

So we all know that good, red-blooded Americans hate those pinko Commies, right? But why? Well… because… they’re Communist? Sure. But why was Communism seen as antithetical to our American values? (Listen to the entire episode here!)

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Chairman Mao | Communist China

China. Oh, China. You’re so confusing and so simple at the same time. China is a land of tradition and continuity. But one guy is going to try to change all of that in the postwar world. His name is Mao Zedong. (Listen to the entire episode here!)

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The Fall of the Soviet Union

We’re going to go back and look at what was going on outside of the US and the USSR soon. But if I can skip ahead for a second – and I can, because it’s my podcast – let’s talk briefly about how the Cold War ends. Basically, by the 1980s the Soviet Union was …

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The Depression

After World War I, all of the major powers turned inward and focused on rebuilding their own economies.  Nowhere was this more difficult than in Germany. If you remember, they were saddled with billions of dollars in reparations payments. And as they struggled to pay the Allies, France invaded and occupied the Rhineland – a …

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