History As It Happens Podcast
This is a podcast for people who want to think historically about current events. History As It Happens, hosted by award-winning broadcaster Martin Di Caro, features interviews with today's top scholars and thinkers, interwoven with audio from history's archive. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.
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History As It Happens: From Grozny to Bakhmut
Russia's destruction of Ukrainian cities is evoking eerie memories of the massive violence of the Chechen Wars.
History As It Happens: Constitutional myths
A major scholar of the founding era says Americans revere their Constitution while laboring under myths about its meaning.
History As It Happens: Kissinger and Cambodia
As the sage of American diplomats celebrates his 100th birthday, the debate rages over his record in Southeast Asia.
History As It Happens: King's socialism
Martin Luther King's philosophy saw racism, materialism, and militarism as interrelated problems. So why is his criticism of American capitalism overlooked today?
History As It Happens: U.S. hegemony and multipolarity in Asia
American allies are in a difficult spot between a rising China and a U.S. intent on maintaining its primacy.
History As It Happens: From Saddam to the sanctions
An Iraqi native who now works as a professional peace builder reflects on life under Saddam Hussein and the devastating economic sanctions on the 1990s.
History As It Happens: From Khrushchev's gamble to Putin's hubris
Vladimir Putin thinks himself a student of history. Two historians of the Soviet Era say he's missing the lesson from a defining moment.
History As It Happens: Section 4 and the debt ceiling
Does the 14th Amendment provide a way out of the debt ceiling morass?
'History Wars': A visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Visitors to Thomas Jefferson's historic estate are bringing emotional and ideological baggage. Monticello's exhibits often upset them.
History As It Happens: What Jefferson wanted
No founding father better articulated the ideals or personified the paradox of the American Revolution.
History As It Happens: The next Crimean War
Can Ukraine take back a peninsula that has been of vital importance to Russia for centuries?
History As It Happens: A decent interval
The U.S. agreed to withdraw the last of its forces from Vietnam 50 years ago in the Paris Peace Accords. But a peace deal it was not.
History As It Happens: The Daniloff affair
The plight of the Wall Street Journal's Evan Gershkovich recalls a Cold War-era incident that nearly wrecked U.S.-Soviet relations ahead of Reagan's second summit with Gorbachev.
History As It Happens: Heritage of treason
Mississippi's state government is once again marking "Confederate Heritage Month." Secession, slavery, and racism are unworthy of honor.
History As It Happens: Decade of drift?
As the 1990s began, the U.S. was excessively optimistic about the march of democracy and capitalism. The origins of our current problems might be found in that pivotal decade.
History As It Happens: Pardon me, Mr. President
A Watergate chronicler discusses the parallels and important differences between Nixon's woes and Donald Trump's unprecedented legal problems.
History As It Happens: The long 1960s
A major historian of the left traces the origins of our partisan gridlock.
History As It Happens: Star Wars
The world has moved a long way in the wrong direction from Ronald Reagan's vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
History As It Happens: Waco
Former President Donald J. Trump held his first 2024 campaign rally near the scene of a touchstone event in right-wing lore, the siege of the Branch Davidian compound by federal agents.