Monthly Archives: September 2012

Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare: Part 2


Senator McCarthy’s celebrity skyrocketed after he made his name denouncing spies. Fear and intimidation kept many from speaking out against him, but public opinion soon turned. Join Sarah and Ben as they discuss McCarthyism and the Hollywood Blacklist. Advertisements

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The Surprising Life of Henry Ford: Part 1


In this episode, CarStuff’s Scott Benjamin joins the show for a discussion of Henry Ford’s early years, inventions and innovations. Yet as Ford’s success grew, his willingness to change did not – and ultimately a darker side of his personality … Continue reading

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Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare: Part 1


Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy had a lackluster career – at least, that is, until he claimed the U.S. government was riddled with conspiratorial Communists. In this episode, Sarah and guest host Ben explore the hysteria-fueled rise of Joseph McCarthy.

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Orson Welles and the War of the Worlds


In 1938 Orson Welles produced a series of radio dramas, including one based on “War of the Worlds.” The broadcast caused a mass panic, since many believed it was a real news program. In this episode, we discuss why so … Continue reading

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Codes! Allied Cryptography in World War II


In this episode co-hosted by TechStuff’s Jonathan Strickland, the focus is on the codes and cryptologists of World War II. Tune in to learn more about the Enigma Machine, Alan Turing, Code Talkers and more in the conclusion of this … Continue reading

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Alan Turing: Codebreaker


Alan Turing conceived of computers decades before anyone was building one. He also acted as a top-secret code breaker during World War II. Despite his accomplishments, he was prosecuted as a homosexual by the British government. Tune in to learn … Continue reading

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Codes! Axis Cryptography in World War II


In this special episode co-hosted by TechStuff’s Jonathan Strickland, the focus is on the codes, cipher machines, and cryptologists of World War II. Tune in to learn more about the Enigma Machine, Alan Turing, Code Talkers and more.

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