You’re in an old, run-down bathroom. Bottles litter the floor. A container labeled “seizure tonic” sits on the edge of the tub. In that tub lies a corpse, fully clothed, […]
The Nutshell Studies: Investigating Death at the Smallest Scale
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death: 18 intricately detailed dioramas depicting unfortunate dolls in various states of death, created by mother of forensic science Frances Glessner Lee in the 1930s […]
Is “Socialism” Still a Dirty Word?
For most of America, the Democratic Socialists of America first entered mainstream consciousness in 2016 when Vermont Senator and DSA-endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ran a surprisingly strong campaign to […]
How the U.S. Postal Service Shaped American Society and Democracy
As the U.S. Postal Service faces a new financial crisis in the midst of the pandemic, we take this opportunity to learn about the history of the USPS and its […]
The Myth of Free Enterprise in American History
What is “free enterprise” and how has it shaped American politics? That’s the topic of today’s episode with Lawrence Glickman, author of Free Enterprise: An American History. He spends the […]
What were the founding fathers REALLY like?
In light of the Pulitzer Prize award-winning musical “Hamilton”, Gerald Horne, Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston and author of numerous books on the […]