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History Guys

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Two historians discuss history, current events, movies and anything else they happen upon in an informed--often sardonic and inappropriate--way. Listen in, every Saturday at 5 PM Eastern, 2 PM Pacific!

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Dan and Alex discuss a new group of stories where history is news.

Dan and Alex talk about some interesting recent stories and experiences and how history is still very much alive.

Dan and Alex pay tribute to Britain's last great Liberal, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The guys also discuss some other recent news and events.

Dan and Alex discuss going to graduate school, the pits and falls, and how they both survived and thrived during the experience.

Dan and Alex devote most of the show to discussing Amity Shlaes' new biography of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States. Perhaps a couple of other topics get in, perhaps not, you'll just have to listen!

Alex is travelling and Dan is sick. The guys challenge themselves to have an interesting conversation with minimal preparation and sparse news--you know, the same as every week.

This week the guys discuss Zombies, Will Durant's History of Civilization, a new report from the "Progressive" think tank Demos that suggests the rich are a pernicious cancer on the body politic, the government creating problems that... more

Dan and Alex devote the entire show to telling the fascinating and inspiring stories of four immigrants who contributed significantly to the American experience. While you may have heard of some of them before, chances are you haven't... more

Dan and Alex haven't done a real balls to the wall history show since discussing the adventures of Lord Kitchener in the Sudan. This week, they plot another foray into a real historical story that they will narrate in the coming week!

Dan and Alex resume, finally, live podcasting on events of the day and stories of the past!