With St. Patrick's Day (March 17) being celebrated this week, In The Past Lane takes a look at some fascinating Irish American history. 1. We start with a feature piece on why Americans in the late 19th century associated Irish immigrants with terrorism. That's right, long before 9/11, the Irish … [Read more...]
Episode 007 Irish Terrorists, Spies, and More
Episode 006 Why Do We Hold Political Primaries?
This week at In The Past Lane, we take a look at the history behind something that's dominating the news these days: political primaries. 1. First, I present a feature that explores when we invented the political primary and why. 2. This episode also features a History Skinny segment where we … [Read more...]
Episode 005 Where Have You Gone, Robert F. Kennedy?
This week at In The Past Lane, the podcast about history and why it matters, we take a close look at Robert F. Kennedy. Here's the lineup: 1) First up, it's a short feature on the basics of the life of RFK. 2) Next, I speak with author Larry Tye about his new book, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of A … [Read more...]
Episode 004 The Abolitionist Movement & More
This week In The Past Lane podcast brings you four segments, two of which focus on the movement to abolish slavery. 1)Thinkpiece: The Daunting Challenge of Taking on Slavery 2) Interview with Historian Manisha Sinha about her new book, "The Slave's Cause": A History of Abolition 3) History Heads … [Read more...]
Episode 003 American Prohibitions & More
This week's episode focuses on American prohibitions. That's right, Prohibitions in the plural. Even though Americans think of themselves as a people who have always prized individual liberty, history shows that there are MANY examples where one group of Americans tried to stop another group of … [Read more...]