Historian David Pietrusza, author of 1920: The Year of Six Presidents, joins the Remnant for part one of an epic tour through 20th century American history. This first episode focuses on the six(!?) presidents of 1920, and on related contemporary national and international history. All the while, a sinister figure lurks in the background, to be explored at greater depth in part two…

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There are 9 comments.

  1. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Good episode.

    When he started pulling out the trivia from the top of his head about who took the second-place in the 1960 District of Columbia Democratic primary, I was thinking that he had Michael Barone powers, but I see that he must have written a book about that subject and that he was a past president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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    • July 18, 2019, at 7:28 PM PDT
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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    Wow, what a cliffhanger!

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    • July 19, 2019, at 9:37 AM PDT
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  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

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    • July 19, 2019, at 1:25 PM PDT
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  4. Kim K. Member

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

    Yeah, I was trying to decide if the sound effects were no big deal or mildly annoying. 

     

    Re: Hoover – I read somewhere once that Herbert Hoover was probably the only person for whom becoming president of the United States was a retrograde career move.

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    • July 19, 2019, at 2:57 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Kim K. (View Comment):
    Re: Hoover – I read somewhere once that Herbert Hoover was probably the only person for whom becoming president of the United States was a retrograde career move.

    Up until Trump, anyway. Someone was saying on a podcast recently, I don’t remember which one, that for example Trump handles the helicopter flights from the White House and such more naturally because that was how he lived before, too.

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    • July 19, 2019, at 4:00 PM PDT
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  6. JackButler Podcaster

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

    @ me next time. 

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    • July 20, 2019, at 10:32 AM PDT
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  7. Julia1492 Member

    JackButler (View Comment):

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

    @ me next time.

    I liked them, especially the dramatic music every time Woodrow Wilson was mentioned. Don’t let the muggles get you down, Jack.

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    • July 22, 2019, at 10:21 AM PDT
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  8. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    JackButler (View Comment):

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

    @ me next time.

    I liked them, especially the dramatic music every time Woodrow Wilson was mentioned. Don’t let the muggles get you down, Jack.

    It’s why I didn’t @jackbutler I might be on an island here

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    • July 22, 2019, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  9. Julia1492 Member

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    JackButler (View Comment):

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Jack’s getting a bit too “wacky morning DJ” with the sounds

    @ me next time.

    I liked them, especially the dramatic music every time Woodrow Wilson was mentioned. Don’t let the muggles get you down, Jack.

    It’s why I didn’t @jackbutler I might be on an island here

    I mostly just thought they were funny. Discussion of the history of progressives can get so serious and depressing, the sound effects helped keep me from wanting to drown myself. 

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    • July 22, 2019, at 11:32 AM PDT
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