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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

Obama Apologizes, Sort Of, For Hiroshima (2016)

It’s May 26th. This day in 2016, President Obama offered remarks at a memorial ceremony in Hiroshima, Japan. Jody, NIki, and... more

26 May 2022 · 15 minutes
Nellie Taft's Stroke (1909)

It’s May 23rd. This day in 1909, Helen “Nellie” Taft, wife of President William Howard Taft, suffered a stroke that... more

24 May 2022 · 14 minutes
The Potato Beetle Wars (1950)

It’s May 22nd. This day in 1950, East German farmers begin to report that the Colorado Potato Beetle has invaded... more

22 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Tennessee Finally Teaches Evolution (1967)

It’s May 19th. This day in 1967, the Tennessee state legislature finally repealed the Butler Act, the law that had... more

19 May 2022 · 15 minutes
Tuskegee Study Apology (1997)

It’s May 16th. This day in 1997, President Clinton offered a formal apology for the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis... more

17 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Family Jewels Pt 4: Meddling In The Press (1975) w/ Rick Perlstein

We wrap up our four-part series on the 1975/76 Church Committee hearings with a look at the contentious, cozy, and... more

15 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Family Jewels Pt 3: Meddling In Your Mind (1975)

Our miniseries on the 1975/76 Church Committee findings on CIA and FBI operations continues. This episode, we re-visit our conversation... more

12 May 2022 · 19 minutes
Family Jewels Pt 2: Meddling At Home (1975) w/ Rick Perlstein

Our miniseries on the 1975/76 Church Committee findings on CIA and FBI operations continues. This episode, we look at what... more

10 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Family Jewels Pt 1: Meddling Abroad (1975) w/ Rick Perlstein

We’ve got a new miniseries for you, looking back at the 1975 Church Committee hearings and report, which disclosed a... more

08 May 2022 · 27 minutes
Our Bodies, Ourselves (1969)

It’s May 5th, 1969. In Boston, a group of women are meeting to share information about women’s health, which would... more

05 May 2022 · 14 minutes
This Day in Esoteric Political History
Obama Apologizes, Sort Of, For Hiroshima (2016)
This Day in Esoteric Political History