Post Tagged with: "history"

106: Joe Darger A Conversation With a Polygamist

106: Joe Darger A Conversation With a Polygamist

What comes to mind when you hear the word “polygamist”? It’s a topic that, historically, has proven to be highly polarized, even though many people have never spoken with a practicing polygamist. In today’s episode, Connor sits down with Joe Darger, a friend and polygamist, to discuss the reality of polygamy in modern times. You might be surprised at the number of people currently practicing polygamy as well as the way that different states are choosing to approach the issue from a legal and public policy standpoint.  
August 15, 2018
85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

Watershed moments are those pivotal events on which history turns and the course of an entire nation can shift. Unfortunately, they are seldom recognized as such until many years later. In 1913, America experienced at least 3 watershed moments that have led us to serious consequences more than a century later. This reality underscores the importance of considering not only that which is seen when enacting a public policy but also the unintended consequences which are often not immediately seen.  
June 1, 2018
37: Brion McClanahan on How Hamilton Screwed Up America

37: Brion McClanahan on How Hamilton Screwed Up America

The vast majority of Americans recognize Alexander Hamilton as the face on the ten dollar bill. Some may also recall that he was one of the founding generation or that there’s a Broadway musical about him. Very few understand how Hamilton’s ideals have affected us throughout American History. Author and historian Brion McClanahan joins us to explain the often overlooked connections between Hamilton’s influence and the government overreach we see in our time.
October 10, 2017
20: Richard Maybury on Teaching Children With the Uncle Eric Books

20: Richard Maybury on Teaching Children With the Uncle Eric Books

With so many interesting distractions all around us, it’s hard to help young minds recognize the complex issues and ideas that shape the world around us. Finding someone who can make difficult concepts easier to understand and apply is a huge help. Richard Maybury is a talented author and the publisher of the Uncle Eric book series which helps readers of all ages understand economics, law and history in a memorable way. Maybury’s approach is empowering and greatly needed. It’s a lot easier to teach young minds correct principles than it is to persuade adults to relearn false ideas they’ve […]
August 21, 2017