A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Guest: Peter Cozzens, historian and author of the book Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation.
Guest: Joshua Prager is an investigative reporter and author of the book The Family Roe: An American Story.
Guest: Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist, author and Honorary Fellow in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Her new book, KINDRED: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art won the 2021 PEN Hessell-Tiltman prize for history; awarded Book of the Year by Current Archaeology; selected as one of 2021’s 100 Notable Books by … Continued
Part I. French Presidential Elections Guest: Tony Cross is an independent journalist and lecturer in Paris, a veteran of Radio France Internationale and Pacifica’s late Free Speech Radio News. His writing is available at TheRavingReporter.com. On Tweeter @tonycrossjourno. Part II. Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance Guest: Paul Mason is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker. Previously … Continued
Guest: Jacob Mchangama is the founder and executive director of the Danish think tank Justitia and the host of the podcast Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech. He is the author of the book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media. Front page Image: The Death of Socrates … Continued
Guest: Barry Strauss is a professor of history and classics at Cornell University, The Corliss Page Dean Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis, The Trojan War, The Spartacus War, Masters of Command, The Death of Caesar, Ten Caesars, and his latest, The … Continued
Guest: Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and the coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University. She is the author of several books including Undocumented; They Take Our Jobs!; and her latest, Is Science Enough?: Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice. Aviva Chomsky has been active in the Latin American solidarity and immigrants’ … Continued
Guest: Dr. Devon Price is a social psychologist and professor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He has autism and he is the author of Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity.
Guest: Gal Beckerman is the senior editor for books at The Atlantic. Formerly an editor at The New York Times Book Review. He is the author of When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize and was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and The … Continued