Episode Archive

Transplant Triumph Donald McRae

A discussion of the race by four surgeons to be the first person to transplant a human heart. The race was won by Dr. Christiaan Barnard of South Africa in 1967.

The Majesty of the Mayans Dr. Richard Hansen University of Utah

Dr. Hansen is the Chief Archeologist of the Mayan site of El Mirador in Guatemala. He discusses his groundbreaking discoveries which proved the Mayans were far more advanced at an earlier time, called the Preclassic period, then had been previously known.

The Rosenstrasse Protest Nathan Stoltzfus Florida State University

Arguably the most successful spontaneous protest in Nazi Germany. This unique protest in February and March of 1943 in Berlin resulted in the release of thousands of Jews by Nazi Germany who were married to Christians.

To End Apartheid Amb. David Steward

Amb. David Steward is a former South African Ambassador to the United Nations, and Chief of Staff to President F. W. De Dlerk. De Klerk was the last apartheid President of South Africa. He discusses the process which led to the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1994.

Stanley Kubrick Vincent Lobrutto School of Visual Arts

School of visual arts teacher, and film historian, Vincent Lobrutto discusses his biography of seminal American film director Stanley Kubrick.

Monroe, Sinatra, Hamilton, Madame Claude, King Farouk

Author William Stadiem discusses the highlights of some of his most popular and bestselling books.

The Rat Line Professor Gerald Steinacher University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Historian Gerald Steinacher discusses his book “Nazi’s On The Run” about how so many German war criminals escaped Europe following WW 2.

Nixon & Trump James Robenalt

James Robenalt discusses his book “January 1973” and discusses similarities between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

Tiananmen Square Massacre Professor Timothy Brook University of British Columbia

Dr. Timothy Brook discusses his book "Quelling The People" about the June 4th, 1989 killing of thousands of students in, and around, Tianmen Square in Beijing, China.

FDR’s Shadow War Mark Wortman

Author Mark Wortman discusses his acclaimed book "1941 The Shadow War" about President Franklin Roosevelt’s efforts to deter Japan and fight Hitler prior to Pearl Harbor.