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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon on the effective “re-enslavement” of African Americans after the Civil War.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Cover of Simon Schama's "The American Future"

High-flying British historians Simon Schama and Niall Ferguson join us to debate the American future.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

California votes down a tax hike and looks for a federal bailout. We’ll ask where this story ends.

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Friday, May 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM
The Faro Caudill family eating dinner

What did they eat in the Great Depression? We find out, and tuck in. Plus: video of Tom and our guests tasting authentic ’30s recipes.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll dig into a new biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, America’s first great tycoon.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The pirates of 1776. The little-known story of the patriot “privateers” who helped win the nation’s independence.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 11:00 AM
A Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan talked at length with historian Douglas Brinkley for Rolling Stone. We talk with Brinkley about Dylan and America now.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The true story of Bonnie and Clyde, 75 years after America’s most famous outlaw lovers went down in a hail of bullets.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

It’s been 70 years since “Gone With the Wind” hit the big screen. A new book says Scarlett O’Hara is still making waves.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Abraham Lincoln at 200. We’ll look back on his presidential leadership style during crisis — with Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian James McPherson.

 
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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

 
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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