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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 3: Inventing the Monitor

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/16/2019Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the incredible life of the Swedish engineer who created the Union's first iron warship.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 2: Wood versus Iron

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/09/2019Audio/Video
The ironclad CSS Virginia ushers in a new age of naval warfare.
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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/02/2019Audio/Video
The Confederates begin their strategy to combat the superior Union Navy by creating a new technologically superior warship.
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The Burnside Expedition

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/26/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details an often overlooked victory by the Union.
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1861 in Review

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/19/2018Audio/Video
In this mini-episode, Chris Calton briefly reviews the important themes and takeaways from the first year of the Civil War.
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French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

Taxes and Spending

12/14/2018Audio/Video
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
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After #MeToo, Men Begin Avoiding Female Co-Workers

Labor and WagesLegal System

12/13/2018Audio/Video
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.
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We Need Unilateral Free Trade with Post-Brexit Britain

12/12/2018Audio/Video
As the EU tries to exploit the UK in Brexit negotiations, the US should adopt total unilateral free trade with the UK.
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Building a Blockade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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The Anaconda Plan

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/05/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details the early attempts of ocean warfare in the Civil War.
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