Are You A Communist?

Summary

Wiretaps, undercover surveillance, and Soviet spies: this is what the US looked like in the 1950’s. In this episode, Nat goes over the Red Scare and McCarthyism, and the widespread fear of communism that shook the country.

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Minisode #3: The Internet Flame Wars

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Internet Trolls and insults galore here’s an episode on the 90’s flame wars. 

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The Internet BROKE The Stock Market?!

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With the rise of the internet companies in the mid 90’s everyone was eager jump on the bandwagon of investments in the hopes of gaining riches. Hear Jac explain the dot com bubble, who lost it all, and who got rich after the pop! 

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Canada Burned Down The White House?

Summary

America has a long and expansive history of war, but none is as often forgotten or is as pointless as the War of 1812. In celebration of Canada Day, Nat talks about America’s first declared war that involved the kidnapping of American sailors, the capture of our nation’s capital by Canadian and British forces and the destruction of the White House. 

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Minisode #2: Roberta Cowell

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To celebrate the end of Pride Month, in this minisode Nat covers the extraordinary life of Roberta Cowell, a British race car driver and WWII fighter pilot who was also the first known person in Britain to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

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What Were The Stonewall Riots?

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In a time where it was illegal to be who you were and love who you wanted to love, abuse and discrimination to the LGBTQ+ community was constant. What did discrimination look like? How did a routine police raid escalate, and what did people do when they finally had enough? In celebration of the 50th pride anniversary, Jac explains what the Stonewall riots were and how they lead to a liberation of gay rights in the United States. 

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Minisode #1: LGBTQ+ Terminology

Summary

A quick lesson on LGBTQIAP+ terms and symbols in the Queer community in honor of pride month🏳️‍🌈🎉 

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When Did Slaves ACTUALLY Become Free?

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On June 19th, 1865, Texas became the last state in the country to emancipate its slaves, nearly two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Why did it take so long for Texas to abolish slavery, and how come we let them get away with it? On its 155th anniversary, Nat explains the history behind the holiday of Juneteenth and the emancipation of slaves in America.

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There Was A Native American Civil Rights Movement?

Summary

The Native American civil rights movement is considered to be one of the most radical social movements of the era, but it is largely overlooked in the context of our country’s history and often forgotten by most Americans. In this episode, Nat gives a brief overview of Native American social activism during the 1960s & 70s, focusing on the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.

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Who REALLY Won The Space Race?

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The race is off against the Soviet Union and the United States! In a time of rising tensions, science and technology paved our way into space. But WHO actually won the space race and what were we racing for? In honor of the recent SpaceX in partnership with NASA launch, Jac brings us on a journey through the first era of space exploration, the Space Race!

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