Aug 9, 2020 – 1920 Look-Back – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 320

Description: Bill, Kelley, and Rachel look back at four things from a hundred years ago, including the Senate failure of the Treaty of Versailles, the launch of the radio broadcast industry, the 19th amendment, and a small postal reform.

Links and notes for ep. 320 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AFD-Ep-320-Links-and-Notes-1920-Look-Back.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Aug 2, 2020 – Crisis on Infinite Post Offices – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 319

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley explain the political crisis hurting the US postal system and then discuss the history of mail service in the United States.

Links and notes for ep. 319 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/AFD-Ep-319-Links-and-Notes-Crisis-on-Infinite-Post-Office-Boxes.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 26, 2020 – Intercity Bus Deregulation – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 318

Description: Bill, Kelley, and Rachel discuss the 1982 deregulation of intercity buses in the United States, its impact on rural isolation, and the current state of the industry.

Links and notes for ep. 318 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFD-Ep-318-Links-and-Notes-Intercity-Bus-Deregulation.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 14, 2020 – Hazen Pingree, John Altgeld, Thomas Marshall – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 316

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss three noteworthy midwestern progressive governors of the 1890s and 1910s.

Links and notes for ep. 316 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFD-Ep-316-Links-and-Notes-Hazen-Pingree-John-Altgeld-Thomas-Marshall.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

July 5, 2020 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the Long Depression – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 315

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss the legacy of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and the stagnant U.S. economic conditions of 1873-1893 during the Second Industrial Revolution.

Links and notes for ep. 315 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/AFD-Ep-315-Links-and-Notes-The-Great-Railroad-Strike-of-1877-and-the-Long-Depression.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

May 31, 2020 – Airline Bailouts and Deregulation – Arsenal For Democracy Ep. 310

Description: Bill, Rachel, and Kelley discuss airline deregulation and bankruptcies, the post-9/11 and covid-19 airline bailouts, and why the US should obviously nationalize the passenger airline industry.

Links and notes for ep. 310 (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/AFD-Ep-310-Links-and-Notes-Airline-Bailouts-and-Deregulation.pdf

Theme music by Stunt Bird.

Lend Lease 11 – American Anarchy Part 2: The Extremism Debate and State Violence

Description: Part 2 of 2. A discussion of US government repression of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism from the 1880s to the first Red Scare of the 1920s, as well as the controversial Propaganda of the Deed theory of violence, the role of immigrants in the movement, and the Sacco and Vanzetti trials. From your host Bill Humphrey and co-hosts Rachel and Nate.

Notes for both parts (PDF): http://arsenalfordemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lend-Lease-Episodes-10-11-American-Anarchy-Anarchist-and-Syndicalist-Movements-of-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries-in-the-United-States.pdf

Music by friend of the show Stunt Bird.