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From the host of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics, the story of the greatest argument for liberty ever written is told through the lives of the 56 men who committed their lives property and honor to the document. Carlson discusses not just Jefferson and Adams, but all of them even the less well known like the prisoner Richard Stockton, confused merchant Joesph Hewes, the dueler Gwinnett, brewer-philosopher Samuel Adams and the ultimate founder Richard Henry Lee. Many of the Signers suffe ...
 
The Victim Impact podcast series investigates one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. Rashida Samji's complex and mysterious fraud scheme involved over $110 million and affected the lives of hundreds of victims. The podcast is created by Theatre Conspiracy with a live theatre production premiering in June 2018. The podcast is written and narrated by Tim Carlson and co-produced by Kathleen Flaherty and David Mesiha. Artwork by Belinda Bruce and Music by David Mesiha. conspiracy. ...
 
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(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) In this installment, Chris is joined by Bruce Carlson of My History Can Beat Up Your Politics to discuss the 2020 Presidential Election results. They spend part of the episode placing Donald Trump’s defeat into a broader historical context. They also discuss what Joe Biden’s long history in politics can reveals abo…
 
In this installment, Chris discusses Donald Trump’s attempt to win the election via the courts and Electoral College shenanigans, he updates his “libertarian spoiler” electoral college votes numbers, updates Episode 466 w/ Michael Pack & Voice Of America, the repetition of mistakes made in the Obama administration, and how Kyle Rittenhouse serves a…
 
Host Bruce Carlson reflects on 14 years of the podcast, provides a show update. Plus some listener questions on masks then and now, Presidents leaving (or not leaving) the Oval, and Kennedy's 1960 election and allegations of fraud.By Bruce Carlson
 
In this installment, Chris is joined by Sean Freeder to discuss the polling errors in the 2020 election, what it would take to be able to fully trust them again at this point, and the awfulness of Jaime Harrison, and the unrealistic expectations of the moderates in the Democratic Party Episode 490 By the way, if you want to donate to the show… http…
 
Will college football make it to the finish line? The Texas-Kansas game got canceled and others are falling by the wayside as well. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Cedic Golden and Krk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast and discusses how the conference has navigated the national pandemic and potential scheduling concerns for the C…
 
In this installment, Chris discusses a wide range of post-election thoughts, including: five reasons Trump lost the Presidency, the changing nature of the “battleground states” map, what “electability” means going forward, what the Democratic Party got right and wrong in this election cycle, reforming the Democratic primaries, the influence of the …
 
The Texas Longhorns are off this week but the podcast rolls on. On Second Thought celebrates its 200th episode with a jam-packed show as hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls reflect on their most memorable guests since OST’s debut in 2016. Acclaimed golf writer and author Melanie Hauser and Bohls recall their most vivid memories from covering The Mas…
 
We discuss the tight election that elected the first Democratic President in 25 years and some comparisons and contrasts to the current election. A President's umbrella, salutes for his "big foot," chain-armor clad parades, and the importance of a concern for the "general weal." all in this episode. Music by Stephan Siebert, About Life.…
 
Anyone who follows Texas football recognize the golden voice of play by play man Craig Way. The longtime Voice of the Longhorns joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week's On Second Thought podcast and discusses the potential success of Texas against West Virginia Saturday. In addition, Way gives discusses the beginnings of his broadcast care…
 
In this installment, Chris is joined by Lindsay Duke to discuss the Lincoln Project’s appeal to the Democratic electorate, their relationship with the Party’s leadership, and what progressive and Leftists groups can learn from the Lincoln Project’s approach. Later in the show, Chris explains Congress’ constitutionally-provided powers when it comes …
 
'The public and the public papers have been much occupied lately in placing us in a point of opposition to each other. ' So wrote Jefferson to Adams about the 1796 Presidential Election, America's first with two candidates with true campaigns. The letter didn't reach its recipient, the opposing candidate of a party; the old friends became political…
 
As the Texas Longhorns prepare for a huge road challenge against Oklahoma State, coach Tom Herman is in dire need of a signature win as criticism starts to grow in the fan base. On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the tenuous status of the 2020 Horns and their fourth-year coach and the matchup with M…
 
Credit: Mindy Tucker In this installment, Chris is joined by Josh Johnson, comedian and writer for “The Daily Show,” and the host of “The Josh Johnson Show.” They have a freewheeling conversation that covers the election, the importance of branding in politics, a shared fear of possums, and whether the Trump Presidency has changed Josh’s approach t…
 
A candidate who didn't run for President. A candidate who ran, but didn't know he was running. A candidate who didn't want to run, but had no choice. A candidate who ran without seeming to run, and a candidate who ran but died before the votes were counted. An election that didn't happen, but would have been a humdinger if it did. A President who t…
 
With the controversy surrounding the Eyes of Texas dominating the headlines, the 2-2 Texas Longhorns entertain the 1-1 Baylor Bears on Saturday in a matchup of college roommates turned coaches Dave Aranda and Tom Herman. Sicem365 host David Smoak joins On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss a Baylor team that hasn’t…
 
Abraham Lincoln running against...Sam Houston? It is not a far-fetched idea that Abraham Lincoln might have faced Texas hero Sam Houston in the election of 1860, as he was under serious consideration to be one of the candidates in what became a four-way Presidential election of 1860. And he would have been a formidable one, except backroom candleli…
 
Jimmy Carter's speechwriter said "We were 30 points up, but unfortunately we had to campaign." A tight race turns to a veritable battle of gaffes between two newbie Presidential candidates. A surprise challenger and an unelected President. We go over the close '76 election, including a last-minute event that almost changed history.…
 
Truman's high-tech train, Dewey's We Go High optimism and the defeat that made him cling to it, Truman's risky calling of a Session of Congress and how it went badly for him in a few ways, and Dewey's decision to get angry, unfortunately first at an average citizen and only later at his opponent. This and other lesser-known stories of the 1948 Elec…
 
In this installment, Chris talks about the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation proceedings, the continuing issues that the aging leadership of the Democratic Party continues to generate, Sheldon Whitehouse’s outstanding presentation on how money gets dumped into the judiciary, and does his last Electoral College map for the 2020 cycle Episode 484 By the…
 
ESPN senior writer Heather Dinich joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast and gives her take on college football survival chances during a global pandemic, the return of the Big Ten and how the struggling Texas Longhorns are perceived on a national level. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden also discuss Tom Herman’s handling of the growing contr…
 
After the four TV debates between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960, there was talk of a fifth. That talk didn't result in another TV debate, but did provide one more campaign issue for a very tight election, and developed a new thing - TV debate negotiations. We look at 1960, the fifth debate talk, and other reasons besides the debates tha…
 
Saturday’s renewal of the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma will have a different feel with both teams struggling and only 24,000 expected to attend due to coronavirus concerns. So who will win it? Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls conduct a great roundtable discussion with Oklahoman columnists Berry Tramel and Jenni Carl…
 
Will the Texas Longhorns be able to fix those tackling problems that nearly got them beat at Texas Tech? Longhorn legend Rod Babers of 104.9 The Horn joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second Thought podcast to provide some perspective on Chris Ash’s defense with a tough matchup against TCU coming up Saturday. The guys also break …
 
Why did we go to war in Iraq in 2003? What happened in the 18 months between 9/11 and March 2003 that drove that decision? What was it about George Bush and Tony Blair that meant war was in the cards? And what motivated these two men at the peak of their powers – with the world on their side – to pursue a war that would prove to be historically unp…
 
The Texas Longhorns play Texas Tech in their road game of the season and Tech head coach Matt Wells joins the On Second Thought podcast to discuss Saturday’s game, how his team is overcoming some previous coronavirus outbreaks and what it will take to build a winning culture in Lubbock. Also, Longhorn legend Eric Metcalf discusses being named to th…
 
The 1880 election was close, with Democrats and Republicans seeking an advantage in its waning days when a letter hits a major city newspaper purporting to be in the hand of a candidate. It is a letter that could turn the election. With Todd Arrington, a historian at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio, we discuss James A. …
 
How will the Texas Longhorns come out of the bye week and next week as far as dealing with the challenges that come with maintaining their great handling of the coronavirus thus far? Who stood out in the 59-3 season-opening win over UTEP? Why did the Big Ten and Pac-12 change course and decide to return to the football field this fall? Cedric Golde…
 
Will the Texas Longhorns finally unseat Oklahoma atop the Big 12 and win its first league title in 10 seasons?How is the most important player on this team not named Sam Ehlinger?What is the expected reaction to Longhorn legend Earl Campbell’s take on the Eyes pf Texas. These questions will be answered as Kirk Bohls, Brian Davis and Cedric Golden p…
 
Hog caller and stump speaker Alben Barkley defied all expectations. The son of a tobacco farmer with little money to spare became Vice President and sometimes, a contender for President. Senator and Majority Leader he prospered from his ability to speak. It even almost got him in trouble with the President he served, Harry Truman. The Original "Vee…
 
ESPN college football commentator Greg McElroy headlines a jam-packed On Second Thought podcast this week and answers a very important question: would he have played football during a national pandemic a decade ago at Alabama? He also breaks down the storylines surrounding this upcoming season in college football, including his dark horse to win th…
 
In 1892, a dreaded disease caused a President to navigate local health situation and created a new law. We look at the precedent-setting quarantine order of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison. While we are at it, we look at Harrison's presidency, policies, his influence on future events, his failed attempt to obtain fair elections for both Afric…
 
ESPN broadcast personality Paul Finebaum tells us what we can expect from the Power Five split regarding the decision made in the ACC, SEC and Big 12 to play football this fall. Kirk and Ced also discuss the NBA players’ decision to not play three games on Wednesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Would Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger play in the spring if the fall football season got canceled or would he opt out and prepare for the upcoming NFL draft? On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls engaged in a spirited debate on just that subject on this week’s podcast. The guys also broke down the state of college football, Tom Herman…
 
The Democratic Convention in New York City in 1980 was not the example to follow for how to run a convention. With the help of "Reaganland" author and historian Rick Perlstein, we look at one of the most frustrating modern conventions. The fight between Ted Kennedy and Carter for the nomination, obscure rules challenges, delegates cajoled by genera…
 
On the heels of the Big 12’s huge announcement that will it play football this fall, Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel joins Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast. The Big Ten and Pac-12 voted to move to move football to the spring but the Big 12’s opposite stance sent some shock waves through the…
 
College football is forging ahead with its plans for the 2020 season amid coronavirus concerns and Longhorn beat writer Brian Davis joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast to discuss the latest developments on the Forty Acres, including Chris Del Conte's plea for donations and the football team's success combating the virus. Also, San Antonio E…
 
The convention that nominated then-unknown Jimmy Carter in 1976 convention was worth 30 percentage points in the polls, and is seen as one of the best organized events by many who study politics. We look at what happened - from a strict chairman's gavel to a secret VP pick, from expert badge distribution to garbage cleanup, Along with possibly bugg…
 
As college football conferences make preparations for the fall, the biggest question of the summer has to be if the sport will actually happen. CBS Sports national columnist Dennis Dodd joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden for this week’s On Second Thought podcast and breaks down the likelihood of a college football season, how schools are handling t…
 
We know Jefferson and Franklin, but what about the other signers - John Hart, John Penn, William Williams, Richard Stockton, William Whipple, John Morgan, William Floyd, George Read and others. I released this series as its own podcast in 2012, some listeners may have listened to it. I have combined it into one volume.…
 
Former Texas linebacker Brian Jones wrote a passionate story recently about the debate surrounding the Eyes of Texas and presented an interesting case for keeping the longtime school anthem. Jones, a college football studio analyst for CBS Sports, joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second Thought podcast to discuss the piece, the …
 
High political stakes, secret plots, Plug Uglies armed with sharp awls to help 'convince' voters... Baltimore in the 1850's was a fearsome place where politics and gangs were hard to separate. Yet it was the connecting stop for new Presidents and Union Soldiers getting to Washington D.C. We speak with Josh Mensch. Josh is the co-author with Brad Me…
 
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