Today we talk more about Christians who opposed the New Deal. In the 30s there was a guy called Father Charles Coughlin, a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest based near Detroit. Commonly known as “the radio priest”, he was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience: first took to…
In 1950 Harry Truman complained about a “great wave of hysteria” sweeping the nation – the Red Scare. He should know. He was really largely responsible for creating it. Between the launching of his “loyalty program” in March 1947 and it’s finish in December 1952, some 6.6 million persons were investigated to see if they…
Clips From Recent Shows
In this short clip from episode #120 of our Cold War podcast, we discuss when “In God We Trust” ended up on American money.
A short clip about Edward Bernays and propaganda from episode #119 of our Cold War podcast.