The raucous politics at the very beginning of the American Republic, and what we have now. Stephen Solomon, author of the new book Revolutionary Dissent joins us.
Broadway’s mega-hit “Hamilton” is all the craze. And it’s not just the lucky few who have seen it, who are obsessed.
Seeing the world -- its history, its future -- from another angle. From the East, and the old Silk Road
"Amazing Grace" on Broadway. We’ll hear the music and remarkable story of the composer who went from slave trader to abolitionist.
Walkin’ in Memphis. We’ll look at the history of Beale Street and how the Memphis Sound came to be.
Following the clues to find the lost city of Atlantis. It’s a real life Indiana Jones adventure. Plus: a skeletal new link in the human evolution chain.
A new history of us --Homo Sapiens — and why fiction – stories – let us rule the world.
Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.
A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.
On Valentine’s Day, we’re talking booty —pirate booty—and the last days of the world’s most notorious pirate, Blackbeard.
We go back to the future with a new look at the Parthenon of Ancient Greece, Athens, and the foundations of democracy.