My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Published by: Bruce Carlson
117 Episodes | First Released: Nov 21 '17
Since 2006, this podcast has been using history to elevate today's political debates. Bruce Carlson applies as much historical context as possible to politics and while he's at it, tells a few stories.
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byrnside
Nov 14
Rating:   6
Great content almost ruined by poor production values.

The actual content of this podcast is head and shoulders above anything else in the arena. The author is well spoken, offers much context, and thoughtful, informed insight. That being said, I’ve found more than one episode unlistenable due to poor production values. Historical clips and music often have phase issues that bring my ear physical pain and activate tinnitus. If these issues could be remedied, this would easily land in my top 5 podcasts.

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Mike in Potomac
Aug 8
Rating:   6
Please edit your audio!

I’ve always enjoyed Bruce’s discourse and range of topics, but 5-10 seconds of dead air is distracting, and makes me check whether the podcast stopped. Broadcasting 101 teaches to edit out dead air. Or are these just musical interludes by John Cage? 😉

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wayfarer313
Jun 15
Rating:   10
Best US history podcast

Can’t say enough about this cast. I tell everyone about it. Bruce’s research is so thorough, and he addresses historical controversies with good, confident analysis. His takes on presidents and the constitution are enjoyable and sharp.

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SchoolinVA
Mar 20
Rating:   10
Riveting!

Who knew that maritime commerce in the colonies was such a fascinating topic?? I just listened to the first two Ark of Commerce episodes. Carlson is such a gifted storyteller that he makes everything exciting, including the transport and sale of flour and other commodities in the 18th century.

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tdub1212
Mar 11
Rating:   10
Puts current politics in perspective.

His review of the Great Depression is one of the best I have heard. Has great perspective in general.

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Dr. DP
Jan 15
Rating:   2
Tone it down

Your anti-Trump bias makes your previously entertaining podcast unlistenable. Citing the LA Times? Gawd!

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PaulS155
Dec 18 '18
Rating:   10
Fresh look at history, very interesting

This is one of my favorite podcast due largely to the fact that Bruce brings an insight to his topics that you don’t get with most other podcasts. He really makes you see the historical perspective and doesn’t cloud it with partisanship. His episodes on Reagan and Nixon are especially engaging.

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Tim O'B
Dec 9 '18
Rating:   10
George H.W. Bush's Finest Moment - Crisis Manager

This is one podcast you need to subscribe to. I'm a crisis manager and when I listened to Bruce's episode remmbering George H.W. Bush, I was just amazed at the story he told of how Mr. Bush handled the crisis around the assasination attempt on President Reagan. Bruce finds real, substantive stories that will change your view of history and people because you'll understand better. He's got a great style and delivery and the production values are great. Make sure to bookmark this one.

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Dr.. Shrimp Puerto Rico
Oct 12 '18
Rating:   4
History

Ok thought this was a history show but these dudes spent a whole episode trashing trump and conservatives. I’m done and moving on to next podcast that will hopefully stay out of the identity politics

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SocratesIL
Jul 9 '18
Rating:   10
Great series!

The interweaving of current events and history from Bruce's unique prespective makes the podcast a must.

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Baker1949
Jul 4 '18
Rating:   10
My history can beat your politics

Best in class. Quality shows through in every podcast.

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Anthroslug
Apr 10 '18
Rating:   10
Excellent and important podcast

Mr. Carlson dissects modern politics and the history that politicians and pundits like to claim, in a clear-headed and non-dramatic way that helps dispel myths and assist understanding. However, he is at his best when he interviews guests, as his intelligent and bright questions bring out the best of those that he interviews.

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TomRMorris
Apr 10 '18
Rating:   10
A Must Listen

Most podcasts on history can be interesting but Bruce really takes history and makes it current. I always listen to the latest podcast first thing.

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