JFK

Sam and Emma host Jefferson Morley, editor of the JFKFacts blog, to discuss his recent book Scorpions’ Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate. Sam and Emma begin by assessing the fundamentally bipartisan-and-nothing-else gun control bill, and cover the arrest of Idaho White Supremacists planning a riot at a pride event, Sarah Palin’s advancement in the Alaskan senate race, and […]
Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the last week, in Sam’s first news day back in studio! They begin by unpacking the fact that over half of Americans, per CDC estimates, have contracted COVID at least once now, discussing the intra-studio experiences with the virus and how vastly it can differ from person […]
Emma hosts Ted H. Miller, associate teaching professor at Northeastern University, to discuss his recent book A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism, on the anti-communist paranoia that helped found the educational and political beliefs that define modern conservatism. Professor Miller begins with the birth of Robert Welch, eventual founder […]
Edward Miller, an assistant teaching professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs at Northeastern University and author of Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy, explains the surprising history of the modern Southern Strategy. Why JFK coined the term “nut country.” Race, class, and conservative politics. Texas politics, segregation, and […]
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, explains why John F. Kennedy’s political legacy has been distorted by the right, his secret battle with the military industrial complex, his deep distrust of the intelligence community, how the military worked to undermine his foreign policy and JFK’s plans for a exiting Vietnam. And keep the conversation going on our morning […]