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  • 40 minutes 52 seconds
    161. The Trail of Tears

    Despite having fought alongside them, President Andrew Jackson hated Native Nations. In the early 1800s, he sought to deceive Cherokee tribes into giving up their lands. How did Jackson overturn the precedent of respecting Native sovereignty and force thousands of Native Americans to migrate west? Listen as Anita and William are joined once again by Kathleen DuVal to explore the Indian Removal Act of 1830.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis

    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    19 June 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 46 minutes 28 seconds
    160. Native Nations vs Thomas Jefferson

    North America was never virgin territory. For thousands of years it has been home to established nations of Indigenous people who founded ancient cities like Cahokia. When European settlers arrived on the eastern seaboard, Native Americans never saw them as a threat. But as the United States established itself, how did its notion of a new republic affect those who had always lived there? Listen as Anita and William are joined by Kathleen DuVal to discuss interactions between Native Nations and American settlers.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis

    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    17 June 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 38 minutes 39 seconds
    159. The American Revolution: Building The New Rome (Ep 4)

    The British have surrendered, they’ll be leaving soon. Now the Americans have a new and arguably harder task than before. They have to meld those 13 states, each with their own sense of independence and unique characteristics, into a country. Taking inspiration from Rome, the Enlightenment, and their own experience of British rule, the Founding Fathers created a republic that lasts until today. Listen as William and Anita are joined by Maya for the last of our episodes on the American Revolution.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis

    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    12 June 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 58 minutes 56 seconds
    158. The American Revolution: Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness (Ep 3)

    The Declaration of Independence establishes the ideals on which this break away nation founds itself on. But it’s full of contradictions. It complains of white colonists being enslaved by King George III, yet its signatories own enslaved Africans. It declares all men are created equal, but what about women? Listen as Anita and William are joined by Maya Jasanoff as they explore the war, from the evacuation of Boston, to the battle of Yorktown.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis

    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    10 June 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 50 minutes 44 seconds
    157. The American Revolution: The Shot Heard Around the World (Ep 2)

    The infamous Boston Tea Party sees colonists dressed as Native Americans dump British tea in the surrounding waters. Calls of “the British are coming!” rally untrained militias to stand together against one of the most advanced militaries in the world. The two sides have their first face off. A war begins. Listen as Anita and William are joined by Maya Jasanoff who explains how the War of Independence was just as much a civil war as any other kind.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis

    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    5 June 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 47 minutes 21 seconds
    156. The American Revolution: No Taxation Without Representation (Ep 1)

    From sugar to paper, a series of taxes in the 1760s spark outrage amongst American colonists that snowball into a revolution. Was it inevitable that thirteen of Britain's 26 colonies in the Atlantic would band together and break away from the British Empire? Listen as Anita and William are joined by Maya Jasanoff to discuss the beginning of the American Revolution.


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    Producer: Callum Hill

    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    3 June 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 39 minutes 28 seconds
    155. The Founding Fathers: Benjamin Franklin (Ep 5)

    We're all about the Benjamins. Franklin is unquestionably the most well-rounded of the Founding Fathers. Not only did he help draft the Declaration of Independence and help America define itself, but he also discovered that electricity and lightning were one and the same, reformed the postal system, and proved you couldn't catch colds from swimming. Listen as William and Anita look at their last Founding Father and his incredible range of skills.


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    30 May 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 31 minutes 13 seconds
    154. The Founding Fathers: John Adams (Ep 4)

    Often given less attention than the other Founding Fathers, John Adams is no less significant. Not only did he go on to be the second US President, but he was an accomplished diplomat and had a strong moral compass - he was one of the few Founding Fathers who was a committed abolitionist. Listen as William and Anita look at his life and extraordinary marriage to Abigail Adams.


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    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    29 May 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 23 minutes 8 seconds
    153. The Founding Fathers: Alexander Hamilton (Ep 3)

    How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar? Listen and find out.


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    28 May 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 40 minutes 23 seconds
    152. The Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson (Ep 2)

    Thomas Jefferson is one of the most complex figures in the whole American Revolution. A child of the enlightenment, it was he who wrote 'we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are born equal'. Yet, throughout his life he possessed over 600 enslaved people and had sexual relations with some, including Sally Hemings. Listen as William and Anita dive into the early life of Thomas Jefferson and try to understand this contradiction.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis


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    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    27 May 2024, 11:30 pm
  • 57 minutes 22 seconds
    151. The Founding Fathers: George Washington (Ep 1)

    Everybody knows Washington as the strapping, powerful general and then president who helped to overthrow the British and forge America, but how did he get there? He was born into a respectable Virginian planter family, had an ordinary education and, with the exception of his tortured relationship with his mother, had a childhood of no note. However, as a young man he sought out the world and learnt all he could from it. He fought as a soldier alongside the British where he displayed his capacity for immense bravery and his ability to motivate men, setting him on his path to his great achievement. But he was not a saint, his great passion was farming and to work his farm he had vast numbers of slaves. He consistently sought to expand his land too, normally at the expense of the Native Americans. Join William and Anita as they discuss the complexity of George Washington and his life before the American Revolution.


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    Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis


    Producer: Callum Hill


    Exec Producer: Neil Fearn

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    22 May 2024, 11:30 pm
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