Why the Soviet Red Baron Matters Today

The Soviet Red Baron wasn’t actually Russian, and while he wasn’t recognized in his own lifetime, his discoveries could shape the future of transportation.

2020: The Latest Turbulent Tipping Point in American History?

Is America headed toward another turbulent, history-changing summer?.

'Flashback' Lecture Notes: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Podcast host and OZY history buff Sean Braswell takes us back to a time when cigarettes seemed like a good idea.

The First Pilates Studio Was an Internment Camp

Trapped on an island, Joseph Pilates put his time to good use.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

What History's Urban Vegetable Gardens Teach Us About Survival

Turning to gardening in a crisis didn’t start with COVID-19.

How a 105-Year-Old Ukrainian Called Life's Bluff

Artem Maximovich Chibalo had a plan: After fighting in three Russian Revolutions and two World Wars he’d die drinking vodka under a tree.

When America Forgot All About Its Black WWI Soldiers

Nearly 400,000 proud African Americans served a country in World War I that was incapable of honoring their service.

Cousins Reunited: How America's Century-Old Occupation of Germany Still Reverberates

A tattered photo, an illustrated book, a DNA search — how distant cousins an ocean apart finally found each other.

Meet the Couple Who Built a German Castle in Namibia

This sandstone schloss is a testament to the love of an adventurous German officer and his wealthy American bride.

How Mexico Could Have Changed the Outcome of World War I

With German submarines attacking civilian shipping, the US was bound to get drawn into World War I, but a wacky German telegram just may have sped things up.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

This Intrepid British Adventurer Talked Her Way Into Forbidden Lands

A linguist with wanderlust, Freya Stark used audacity and charm to fill in blank spaces on the complex map of the Middle East.

The Bittersweet End of Two American Communists in Russia

Lovers, reporters and American Communists Louise Bryant and Jack Reed had a remarkable adventure before tragedy struck in Russia.

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