Utopia for Whom
Of course, America is founded on the opportunity of making a buck and nothing has changed since. Listen to the fascinating and sad truth of Pocahontas (who was 10 y/o) and John Smith (love to hate him, hate to love him) and the dream of Utopia.
Tempeset in a Teacup
The founding fathers were Tea Smugglers aka Modern day drug dealers. Listen to how Malcolm Gladwell beautifully thread together the Boston Tea Party, Chinese Tea, and the Gravano crime family to the founding spirit of America.
Mary Bowser, who? During the re-founding of America (the Civil War), Mary Elizabeth Bowser low-key had the biggest impact on the success of the Union than any other member aside from maybe President Abe. Born as a Slave to the induction in the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, listen to her bravery, genius, and cunning as one of the first spy in America.
American History Tellers
The Virinia Planter 1/6
An wonderfully told (first part of a six parter) series on the Revolutionary war that starts with George Washington’s blunder with the French that may have been one of the many catalysts of the war. This episode sets a great context for the next episode specifically on Washington himself.
The Woodsman, the Canal Builder, the Explorer, the Cherry Tree and the Wooden Teeth, this episode is about GW, Presidento Numero Uno, and probably the only historically non-divisive president to have ever lived. This episode features a great introductory interview with Bob Woodward on what being a “president” even means but this entire series is amazing and they cover all 45 Presidents.