May 26th, 2020 | Season 1 | 55 mins 28 secs
1919, african-american history, american history, labor, medicine, red scare, science, season 1, spanish flu
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic raises all sorts of new questions about the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919. This episode seeks to answer those questions. We look at the multiple waves of the flu, popular home remedies, who went to the hospital and who stayed home, how the federal government responded to the outbreak, the effect on the economy, resistance to face masks, and how the flu shaped the Roaring Twenties.
December 19th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
1919, american history, bolsheviks, labor, radicals, red scare, reds, season1, wobblies
Americans felt under attack in 1919 as a series of riots, strikes, disasters, and bombings hit the country. After radicals attempted to blow up the house of Attorney General Mitchell Palmer, he decided enough was enough. It was time to stop the Red Menace using any means possible. But would Americans tolerate the loss of their civil liberties in the pursuit of Bolsheviks?