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A History of Women in Politics


On this episode of BackStory, we look at the different ways women have influenced American politics, both before and after they won the right to vote in 1920.

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Work Ethic


In this episode, the Guys look at how work has been understood and practiced.

Faith & The Presidency


In this episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed, and Brian explore the relationship between American presidents and their spiritual beliefs.

Wish You Were Here

A History of American Tourism


In this episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed and Brian explore the history of Tourism.

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I, too, would like a show on American comedy, discussing the depth and breadth of what we have laughed at [...]