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This Day in Esoteric Political History
This Day in Esoteric Political History
Jody Avirgan & Radiotopia

We’re living in unprecedented times. Maybe. In this show, Jody Avirgan, Nicole Hemmer and Kellie Carter Jackson (and guests) take one moment,... more

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Episodes

The Black Panther Breakfast Program (1969)

It’s January 26th. This day in 1969, free meals are being handed out to kids in Oakland, California as part... more

26 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
The Billy Possum Craze (1909)

It’s January 24th. This day in 1909, the administration of William Howard Taft has gone completely possum crazy — and... more

24 Jan 2023 · 15 minutes
The Lumbees vs. the KKK (1958)

It’s January 22nd. This day in 1958, near Maxton, North Carolina, a KKK rally was broken up by a group... more

22 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
The Donkey and the Elephant (1870)

It’s January 19h. This day in 1870, a political cartoon by Thomas Mast depicts a donkey to represent southern Democrats.... more

19 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Topsy the Elephant is Electrocuted (1903)

It’s January 16th. This day in 1903, film of the electrocution of an elephant, Topsy, is being viewed in kinetoscopes... more

17 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
McKinley Lost-Causes The Civil War (1898)

It’s January 15th. In the winter of 1898-99, at the end of the Spanish-American War, President McKinley is touring the... more

15 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Recent Favorite: Family Jewels w/ Rick Perlstein

Here’s a recent favorite episode — the first part of a four-part series we did on the Church Committee hearings.... more

12 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Recent Favorite: The Dominion of Melchizedek (1993)

Here’s a recent favorite episode — we’ll be back real soon with new stories! It’s June 2nd. This day in 1993,... more

10 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
On The Media: The Divided Dial

This episode, we bring you a favorite conversation from our friends at On The Media. They have a whole new... more

08 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
In The Bubble: Ken Burns on Franklin, Public Health, and More

This episode, we bring you a favorite conversation from our friends at In The Bubble with host Andy Slavitt. Here... more

05 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
This Day in Esoteric Political History
The Black Panther Breakfast Program (1969)
This Day in Esoteric Political History