podcasts I really enjoyed this trip.
Politics & Prose Arlie Russell Hichschild
Spent 5 years in LA researching the Tea Party and the nascent Trump movement voters. Most worthwhile listen
Backstory - American History guys
American Manufacturing in 5 objects
Jefferson, Franklin and Adams figure prominently in the Musket
The Axe Files - Fareed Zakaria
An amazing and erudite conversation with an international political thinker.
Modern War Institute - US Military Academy : The American Soldier Experience with Sebastian Junger
From West Point, a discussion with Sebastian Junger on the soldier’s experience in SWA.
Ezra Klein Show Podcast with Francis Fukuyama
Probably the best political system thinker in America.
KERA Think - General Marquis de Lafayette & the American Revolution
Geo. Washington’s near step-son and his effects on the American Revolution
Freakonomics Has the US Presidency become a Dictatorship?
(hint, it mostly has always been)
Making Contact : Thwarting Democracy: the battle for voting rights
Two superb pieces on states and voting rights dirty tricks.
Reveal podcast: Voting Rights and wrongs