This is the transcript of “Teed Off: The Tea Party Then and Now,” a podcast-only episode released in May of 2009. You can listen to the entire episode here. _____________________________________________________________ Peter Onuf: This is the Podcast of “BackStory,” with us, the American History Guys. I’m Peter Onuf, 18th century guy. [music] Ed Ayers: I’m Ed [...]
The History Guys take a closer look at the Tea Party Movement. They ask whether 2010 really has anything in common with 1773, and what the history of populism suggests about the Tea Party’s future.
Joe the Plumber and his geographic equivalent, “Main Street,” were both major figures in Election ’08. “We the People” have finally spoken and… wait a second, who’s “we” and what did “we” say, anyway? This week, the many faces of populism.
It seems that Americans are finally waking up to the reality of climate change, but scientists tell us it may be too little, too late. This may be the most far-reaching environmental threat Americans have ever faced, but it’s certainly not the first. In this hour, we consider the history of American anxieties about the [...]