Flashback

A series of stories of disastrous turning points, dangerous ideas, crazy coincidences, unsung heroes and forgotten villains From OZY’s Sean Braswell, host and creator behind chart-topping, Webby-honored The Thread comes a new show about how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong, or prove unexpectedly magnificent.

Host: Sean Braswell

Bonus Episode 9: The Surgery That Sparked the Iran-Contra Scandal

Bonus Episode 8: How a Haircut Changed Music History

Bonus Episode 7: Grace Kelly’s Fateful Trip to Cannes

Bonus Episode 6: The Fatal Pitch That Changed Baseball History

Bonus Episode 5: The Freak Bicycle Accident Behind a Children’s Classic

Bonus Episode 4: The Drunk Cop Who Brought Down a President

Bonus Episode 3: The Newspaper Error That Sparked the Nobel Prize

Bonus Episode 2: Your Unintended Consequences

Bonus Episode 1: The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel

FB 110: A Hollywood Ending: How One Inventor’s Mysterious Disappearance Changed the American Film Industry

FB 109: A Libertarian House on the Prairie: How a Children’s Classic Inspired a Modern Political Movement

FB 108: Matchmakers: How a Dangerous Discovery Ignited the Labor Movement

FB 107: A Tale of Two Pests: How Gypsy Moths and Kudzu Took Over America

FB 106: An ‘Uncommonly Silly’ Law: How One Man’s Crusade Against Obscenity Resulted in Abortion Rights

FB 105: High Hitler: How a Meth-Peddling Doctor Changed the Course of World War II

FB 104: The Jordan Effect: How a Baseball Strike Saved Basketball

FB 103: AC/DC: How Air Conditioning Changed the Landscape of American Politics

FB 102: Holy Smokes: How the YMCA Helped Launch the Tobacco Black Market

FB 101: McVeigh’s Mentor: How Henry Ford Inspired the Oklahoma City Bombing

(Extended Trailer) Flashback: Isaac Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’

Introducing: Flashback

About This Podcast

A series of stories of disastrous turning points, dangerous ideas, crazy coincidences, unsung heroes and forgotten villains. Learn how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong, or prove unexpectedly magnificent. The latest episode of OZY's chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast reveals how the 'Little House' series of children's classics entwined itself with the growth of free-market conservatism.

Host

  • Sean Braswell

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