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The Departed

Extinction in America


For Earth Day, we’re exploring how Americans have grappled with the idea of extinction over time, and what the loss of native species has meant for our ecosystems and everyday lives.

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Health Nuts

A History of Nutritional Advice


As a new study questions the long-held connection between a high fat diet and heart disease, we’re looking back over the history of nutritional advice, and discovering the surprising ways past generations of Americans have defined “health food.”

Stars & Tsars

A History of US/Russia Relations


In the past year, the US and Russia have duked it out over Syria, the Winter Olympics, and now — the Ukraine secession crisis. But the relationship between the two nations hasn’t always been so icy.

Pitch a Show

Spring/Summer 2014


Last year we received nearly 200 pitches for show topics – some of which made it on the air! Episodes about higher education and the US relationship with Mexico were pitched by listeners, and lots of individual stories had their origins in your brains as well. So help us keep up the process!

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Recent Episodes

Fear Tactics

A History of Domestic Terrorism [2014]

Marking the anniversary of the Boston bombing, the History Guys explore the origins[...]

Responsibility to Protect?

A History of Humanitarian Intervention [rebroadcast]

Marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we take on the history[...]

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From the Blog

It’s Squirrel Week!

We’re so excited about the Washington Post’s “Squirrel Week,” that we dug up a great[...]

Great GREEN Moments in American Literature

As we were putting together our show about the color green, we got[...]

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