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BackStory

In this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss the history behind 3 stories in the news

36 Min

Sep 22, 2017

1.05 - Strangle Hold

Tumanbay

General Qulan arrives in the provinces to gather the armies of empire and defeat the rebel forces led by the mysterious self-proclaimed "queen" Maya.

47 Min

Sep 21, 2017

A High Point in Bipartisan Deal-Making

Slate's Whistlestop

A surprising moment of bipartisan deal-making and what can be learned from the 1990's.

43 Min

Sep 20, 2017

1.04 - Hidden Knowledge

Tumanbay

Shajar, the Sultan’s chief wife, has taken something of value from the Hafiz, a drunk, self-pitying religious figure-head. Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster, is determined to find out what it is and what mischief she is planning.

47 Min

Sep 19, 2017

The Melting Pot: Americans & Assimilation

BackStory

On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan wrestle with a long-running tension in our country’s history: what it means to assimilate and “become American.”

62 Min

Sep 15, 2017

1.03 - Coming of Age

Tumanbay

Adrift at sea in a small boat and hostage to an escaped slave, pampered daughter of slave merchant Ibn, must grow up quickly to survive. So too must Madu, the spoilt nephew of the Sultan, who has been forced to swap palace life for hardships in the army.

47 Min

Sep 12, 2017

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47 min
Sep 12, 2017
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With rebellion in a far-off province, Master of the Palace Guard, Gregor, has been given the task of rooting out the spies within.. But there is another threat making its way by sea.

46 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Tumanbay is threatened by rebellion in a far-off province and a mysterious force devouring the empire from within. Spy-master Gregor is charged by Sultan Al-Ghuri with the task of rooting out this insurgence and crushing it.

109 min
Sep 9, 2017
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Wallis Simpson's husband abdicated the throne to marry her, but how did her happily ever after work out?

38 min
Sep 8, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian sits down with Republican political strategist Karl Rove to talk about his book, “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.”

46 min
Sep 1, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore how 19th-century honor culture demanded that a man’s good name be saved by any means necessary — even murder.

2 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Epic historical thriller.

16 min
Aug 23, 2017
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In this BackStory Short Take, Brian sits down with University of Virginia Law School Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick to discuss the constitutionality of regulating weapons at public protests.

87 min
Aug 20, 2017
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Puppet? Manipulating social climber? Misunderstood? Deeply in love? However you see her, the fact remains that a king abdicated his throne, defied his family and lived in exile to marry twice divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

28 min
Aug 18, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Nathan, Joanne and Ed discuss the horrific events that happened in Charlottesville last weekend, and how it fits into American history.

45 min
Aug 11, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian and Ed, talk about how Americans have tried to actively change the North American climate.

42 min
Aug 9, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits September 25, 1919 and the collapse of grand speeches for peace delivered by President Wilson.

34 min
Aug 4, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan explore the ways Americans have spent their time off.

70 min
Jul 29, 2017
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Annie Oakley was a top sharpshooter who gained worldwide fame during nearly two decades as a headliner with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

54 min
Jul 28, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan explore some of the stories Americans tell about our past and find the kernels of truth that lie at the heart of a few American legends.  

43 min
Jul 26, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits July 1979 when President Carter prepared to cut a number of his cabinet members free and start afresh.

32 min
Jul 21, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news.

52 min
Jul 14, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, we explore what it means to be white in America, and how the concept of whiteness has fundamentally shaped our country.

36 min
Jul 12, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to November 3, 1968 as President Johnson attempts to end the bombing in Vietnam.

69 min
Jul 7, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, we look at local history by broadcasting segments from podcasts we admire.

50 min
Jun 30, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news and celebrate the 200th show with founding host Peter Onuf.

29 min
Jun 28, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits an era of mischievous accounting by first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and the work of a leaker who helped distract the press.

48 min
Jun 23, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne and Nathan explore some of the many meanings Americans have attached to hair.

99 min
Jun 19, 2017
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Tightly Knotted to a Similar String (or:Love. You use that word but let me show you what it really means.)

45 min
Jun 16, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian discuss when and why many of the nation’s Confederate statues were erected, and what they stood for.

36 min
Jun 14, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits Sunday September 8, 1974 when President Ford announced his pardon of Richard Nixon.

93 min
Jun 9, 2017
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An Inward Treasure Born--Anne and Marilla are both challenged to identify their roles as women and Anne does a brave job no man stepped up to do.

53 min
Jun 9, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Nathan explore the history of privacy in America.

34 min
Jun 2, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, and Nathan talk about the history behind items in this week’s news.

52 min
May 31, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to October 5, 1986 when an American plane went down as it was carrying arms to "Contra" guerrillas fighting the communist regime in Nicaragua.

81 min
May 27, 2017
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Episode 89:

42 min
May 26, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Joanne, and Brian look at the many reasons for joining the U.S. armed services.

87 min
May 19, 2017
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We recap the episode of Anne with an "E" that best displays the scriptwriter's scope of imagination--book loyalists be warned.

34 min
May 19, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian look at the long history of political satire in America.

42 min
May 17, 2017
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Visit February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.

41 min
May 12, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Ed and Brian look at America's long history with opioids - like opium, morphine and heroin.

114 min
May 6, 2017
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The life of the woman behind the beloved classic Anne of Green Gables

32 min
May 5, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

39 min
Apr 28, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Nathan talk about the people who collect items that preserve the nation's history.

31 min
Apr 21, 2017
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In this grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, at America’s history of boycotts, and talk about why it’s so hard for presidents to actually shrink the federal government.

39 min
Apr 19, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels to June 11, 1962 when President Kennedy receives an honorary degree from Yale University.

44 min
Apr 14, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Ed discuss how this oft-forgotten war set the stage for the American century.

40 min
Apr 7, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian probe the deeper history of the U.S. relationship with Russia — and discover moments of comity as well as conflict.

49 min
Apr 5, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop revisits October 15, 1969 and the divisive words of then Vice President Spiro Agnew.

44 min
Mar 31, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore the central questions of the Reconstruction era.

40 min
Mar 24, 2017
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In BackStory’s second history grab bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian, and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

43 min
Mar 22, 2017
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This Whistlestop travels back to January 7, 1953 and the introduction of the Bricker Amendment.

48 min
Mar 17, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne, and Brian look at the deep roots of advocacy in journalism.

38 min
Mar 10, 2017
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In this episode of BackStory, we explore how the federal government monitors and polices the undocumented.

36 min
Mar 8, 2017
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John Dickerson visits March 15, 1913 when President Woodrow Wilson convened the very first presidential press conference.

41 min
Mar 3, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian look at the central role that political protests have played throughout American history.

37 min
Feb 24, 2017
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In BackStory’s first history grab bag, Joanne, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news.

50 min
Feb 22, 2017
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This Whistlestop visits April 24, 1952 when President Truman's executive powers are challenged by the courts.

33 min
Feb 17, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.

69 min
Feb 11, 2017
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We revisit a woman who persisted against great odds to become a hero of civil rights.

30 min
Feb 10, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, and Joanne look back at sweeping immigration restrictions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

55 min
Feb 7, 2017
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June 13, 1968, How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

55 min
Feb 7, 2017
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June 13, 1968, How the U.S. Government Filled the Seat Chief Justice Earl Warren Left Behind

50 min
Feb 3, 2017
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On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Ed and Nathan look at what happens when urban and rural Americans collide.

2 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Urban/Rural Divides in America

51 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Best of BackStory Pt. 2 by BackStory with the Ame…

28 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Host John Dickerson visits January 11, 2017 and also the campaign season of Gerald R. Ford and Nelson Rockefeller.

3 min
Jan 22, 2017
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Reason for slight delay and some intel that could save a life

1 min
Jan 20, 2017
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BackStory is going through some big changes. Take…

51 min
Jan 18, 2017
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We’ll spend our last regularly scheduled broadcas…

50 min
Jan 11, 2017
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Whistlestop takes a journey to 1829 and the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson, the people's President.

51 min
Jan 8, 2017
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As Washington prepares for the next four years, B…

57 min
Jan 4, 2017
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Health Nuts: A History of Nutritional Advice [reb…

58 min
Dec 20, 2016
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On Dec. 24th, Jewish communities across the count…

51 min
Dec 14, 2016
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is i…

44 min
Dec 14, 2016
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Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and his action-hero-style presidency.

55 min
Dec 7, 2016
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From the persecution of Quakers in colonial Massa…

14 min
Dec 6, 2016
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On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers refused to…

58 min
Nov 30, 2016
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Nieman-Marcus’ 2016 Christmas Book, which was fir…

16 min
Nov 30, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump said the election wa…

14 min
Nov 30, 2016
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Host John Dickerson introduces the new podcast season of campaign curiosities focused on the accomplishments and shortcomings of Presidents past.

51 min
Nov 22, 2016
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If a Pilgrim were to attend a contemporary Thanks…

51 min
Nov 16, 2016
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In his recent book “Utopia for Realists,” Rutger …

51 min
Nov 11, 2016
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With Donald Trump vowing to keep undocumented Mex…

13 min
Nov 9, 2016
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Early this morning, Donald J. Trump was declared …

52 min
Nov 2, 2016
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If the record TV viewership of the Clinton-Trump …

47 min
Nov 2, 2016
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This Whistlestop travels back to the October surprise of the Presidential campaign in 1964.

15 min
Nov 1, 2016
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Last Friday, FBI Directory James Comey informed C…