BackStory

The American History Podcast

A Program Of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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In BackStory’s first history grab bag, Joanne, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in this week’s news. They look at how institutions like government agencies and the press have pushed back against presidents in the past and explore the political uses of satire in American history. They’ll also consider the legacy of Malcolm X, fifty-two years after his death.