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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

Oprah's Beef (1996)

It’s April 15th. On this day in 1996, Oprah Winfrey hosted a segment on her show about “Mad Cow Disease”... more

15 Apr 2021 · 20 minutes
The CIA LSD Experiments (1953)

It’s April 13th. This day in 1953, the CIA started the secretive MK Ultra program, which experimented on unwitting subjects... more

13 Apr 2021 · 18 minutes
Pets are People (1866)

It’s April 11th. This day in 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is founded. Jody, Niki,... more

11 Apr 2021 · 21 minutes
Go Ahead, Make Me Mayor (1986)

It’s April 8th. This day in 1986, Clint Eastwood is elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, a wealthy town of 4,000 in... more

08 Apr 2021 · 19 minutes
NYC Revolt (1712)

It’s April 6th. This day in 1712, a group of enslaved people start a fire in New York City aimed... more

06 Apr 2021 · 17 minutes
MLK at Riverside (1967) w/ Peniel Joseph

It’s April 4th. This day in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr delivers his “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church in... more

04 Apr 2021 · 17 minutes
Blowing Smoke

It’s April 1st. This day in the early 1980s, a surprising discovery at Mt Vernon. Jody, Niki, and Kellie talk about... more

01 Apr 2021 · 17 minutes
The Rosenbergs (1951) w/ Jamelle Bouie

It’s March 30th. This day in 1951, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of spying in order to share nuclear... more

30 Mar 2021 · 19 minutes
Three Mile Meltdown (1979)

It’s March 28th. This day, in 1979, a partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Jody,... more

28 Mar 2021 · 14 minutes
I'm On A Boat (1933)

It’s March 25th. This day in 1933, the USS Sequoia is commissioned as a presidential yacht. Jody, Niki, and Kellie discuss... more

25 Mar 2021 · 12 minutes
This Day in Esoteric Political History
Oprah's Beef (1996)
This Day in Esoteric Political History