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From a global pandemic upending society to an especially intense U.S. presidential election cycle, we’re living in an unprecedented time. Maybe. In this show, Jody Avirgan, political historian Nicole Hemmer, and special guests rescue stories from the entirety of U.S. political history to map our journey through this era. Each episode takes one moment, big or small, from that day in the past and explores how it might inform our present –– and it does so in under ten minutes. New episodes rele ...
 
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It’s December 3rd. On this day in 1945 (technically, December 4th), the United States Senate voted to ratify an agreement to have the US join the United Nations. Jody and Niki discuss the domestic politics that led to this moment, the lessons from the failed entry of the US into the League of Nations, and whether FDR gets enough credit in this stor…
 
01. D-Nox, Baya: Evocative [Armada Electronic Elements] 02. Madd Rod: Nile Calling (Modeplex Remix) [Inner Shah Recordings] 03. Hidden Empire, Artche: Hiding [Stil Vor Talent] 04. Dorian Craft, Baron (FR): Azur [Monaberry] 05. Øostil & HeÎk: Consequences [Renaissance Records] 06. Nils Hoffmann & Ben Böhmer - Second Sun (Monkey Safari Remix) [Poesie…
 
It’s December 1st. On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown was awaiting his execution by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jody and Niki discuss John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, how much he wanted to spark revolution in his lifetime or become a martyr in death; and how contemporary depictions of Brown have reflected the politics of the time. F…
 
It’s November 29th. On this day in 1978, San Fransisco is in mourning, and there is violence in the streets, in the wake of the assassination of Harvey Milk, a board of supervisors member and gay rights advocate. Jody and Niki discus the legacy of Harvey Milk, his evolution as a gay rights advocate, and the so-called “Twinkie Defense.” Find a trans…
 
It’s November 26th. On this day in 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had declared that Thanksgiving would take place a week earlier than usual. Americans were not happy. Jody and Niki are joined by Adam Conover of “Adam Ruins Everything” and the podcast Factually to discuss why FDR tried to move the holiday, how it became politicized, and w…
 
01. DJ Jordan: The Fifth Element (Teenage Mutants Remix) [Reload Records] 02. OC & Verde: Betelgeuse [Kraftek] 03. Irregular Synth: Space Attack [Off Recordings] 04. Alignment: Sensory Deprivation [KNTXT] 05. Ignacio Arfeli: The Lizard [We Are The Brave] 06. The YellowHeads, Ren Ascutt: Wake Up [Reload Black Label] 07. Pig&Dan, Victor Ruiz: Paradis…
 
It’s November 24th. On this day in 1969, Native American activists have staged an occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Jody and Niki are joined by Julian Brave Noisecat to discuss the 19-month occupation, often considered the birth of the modern Indigenous rights movement — and how exactly the protesters managed to pull off the occup…
 
It’s November 22nd. On this day in 2016, Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to computer programmer Grace Hopper, who entered the Navy in the mid-1940s and helped pioneer a lot of modern electronic computing. Jody and Niki are joined by Mar Hicks of Illinois Tech University to discuss Hopper’s legacy, her knack for storytelling, …
 
It’s November 19th. On this day in 1919, the US Senate rejected the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. Jody and Niki are joined by Christopher McKnight Nichols of the University of Oregon to discuss why the US rejected the peace treaty and what it says about how the country saw its role in the world in the wake of World War I. Christopher’s …
 
01. Jiggler: Tesla [Stil Vor Talent] 02. Th;en feat. Jinadu: Survival (Noissier Remix) [Sincopat] 03. Ezara: Plato's Atlantis [Polyptych Limited] 04. Arude: Anagogue [Radikon] 05. Doppel: Vaulted [Einmusika Recordings] 06. Clawz SG: The Journey [Steyoyoke] 07. ENØS: Eternal Roamer [Oddity Records] 08. Julian Wassermann: Komet [Renaissance Records] …
 
It’s November 16th. On this day in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as Governor of California, after having won a recall election that ousted former Governor Gray Davis. Jody and Niki discuss how Schwarzenegger came to power, California’s recall system, and the legacy of celebrity politicians crashing the GOP. Find a transcript of this epis…
 
It’s November 15th. On this day in 2011, the NYPD issued orders to clear the encampment at Zuccotti Park in lower manhattan, that had been the site of the Occupy Wall Street protests since the fall. Jody and Niki discuss the roots of the encampment, and how Occupy helped introduce ideas of income inequality into the modern political discourse. Find…
 
It’s November 12th. On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened in Washington, DC. Jody and Niki discuss the controversy over the memorial’s design, the additions over the years, and how we memorialize forever wars. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory This Day In Esoteric Political History is a pr…
 
01. Giuseppe Fusco, Vikthor: Hypnotic (Elio Riso, Hernan Paredes Remix) [HE-ART] 02. Cosmic Boys: Need A Connection [1605] 03. Space 92: Acid Waves [Codex Recordings] 04. Andrea Signore: Blackout [Orange Recordings] 05. Welticke: Energizer (Kaiserdisco Remix) [KD RAW] 06. Mark Michael: Mirage [Terminal M] 07. Grooveandyes: Abysmis [Reload Records] …
 
It’s November 10th. On this day in 2008, President-Elect Obama stepped into the Oval Office for the first time for a meeting with President George W Bush. Jody and Niki discuss the lessons from that 2008 transition, why the lame duck period is as long as it is, and what makes for a smooth transition, especially during a moment of crisis. Find a tra…
 
It’s November 8th. On this day in 1973, a many by the name of Ben Fernandez testified during the Watergate hearings. Fernandez was a Nixon fundraiser but also a major organizer around Latinos within the Republican Party. Jody and Niki are joined by Geraldo Cadava of Northwestern to discuss the history of conservative Latinos, and the narratives eme…
 
In the wake of the 2020 election, we have been thinking about and asking “What historical moment are you thinking about in this moment?” Jody and Niki are joined by Kellie Carter Jackson of Wellesley College to share their thoughts and read your emails. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory This Day In Esoteric P…
 
Jody with a quick update on our post-election coverage. We’re recording on Friday morning with the question “What historical moment are you thinking about in this moment?” Email us thisdaypod@gmail.com or find a form at thisdaypod.com In the meantime, if you’re looking for something to listen to, check out the latest episode of Radio Diaries, about…
 
01. Simon Doty, Liu Bei: Open Air [Anjunadeep] 02. Township Rebellion: Definition of Mimosa [Rose Avenue] 03. Moritz Hofbauer: Transit [Soleid] 04. K.E.E.N.E., Jackie Plummer: Why Do You Worry (Bebetta Remix)[Cacao Records] 05. Toto Chiavetta: Decadi [Diynamic] 06. Mainro: Nightshift [Family N.A.M.E] 07. Giu Montijo: Everywhere [Big Bad Dog] 08. Ho…
 
It’s November 3rd. Election Day! On this day in 1936, FDR won his second term for president in a landslide. But it was the first election since the Civil War in which African-American voters voted for Democrats. Jody and Niki are joined by Leah Wright Rigueur of Brandeis to discuss the shift, and how the election would preview the modern Democratic…
 
It’s November 1st. On this Sunday before election day, we mix it up a bit and look at number of moments from history that teach us about how election results have been conveyed, from the origins of “news flash” to the New York Times’ election-night needle. Jody and Niki are joined by Jad Abumrad of WNYC’s Radiolab to discuss how the pressure to get…
 
It’s October 29th. On this day in 1693, the Salem witch trials came to an end when a superior court decided it would no longer hear “spectral evidence.” Jody and Niki are joined by comedian Josh Gondelman to discuss what the witch trials were really about, and what they teach us about conspiracy theories. Josh’s podcast is “Make My Day.” Find a tra…
 
01. Unique (CRO): Nyxx [IAMT Red] 02. Dok & Martin, Kuvoka: Interstellar [Set About] 03. Reset Robot: Lucky Pig [We Are The Brave] 04. Sian: Are You Ready? (Egbert Remix) [Octopus Records] 05. Bart Skils: My Rules [Truesoul] 06. Kamara: Kaleidoscope [Tronic] 07. Bagagee Viphex13, Pierre Blanche: Cry [IAMT] 08. RanchaTek: Angel Of Death [Say What?] …
 
It’s October 27th. On this day in 1964, Ronald Reagan gave a televised speech that marked him as the leading voice of American conservatives. Jody and Niki discuss the “Time for Choosing” speech, Reagan’s long political evolution, and how the remarks set the stage for his eventual presidency. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.co…
 
It’s October 25th. On this day in 2002, Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash, eleven days before the midterm election. Jody and Niki discuss the impact of his death on the midterm election that year, and the political legacy Wellstone left behind. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory This Day I…
 
It’s October 22nd. On this day in 1955, President Eisenhower was recovering from a serious heart attack the month before. Jody and Niki are joined by William Hitchcock of UVA to discuss the incident and how a president’s inner circle handles the press and questions of succession when the Commander In Chief is sick. Will Hitchcock’s new podcast is c…
 
01. Sascha Braemer: Capella [Sincopat] 02. AVIRA: Love Me [Odd One Out] 03. Malandra Jr.: North Pole Flower [Oddity Records] 04. Binaryh: Capella [Black Rose Recordings] 05. Einmusik, Seth Schwarz: Limba [Einmusika Recordings] 06. Hollt: Fusion [Zerothree] 07. Solomun: Home (Club Mix) [BMG] 08. Passenger 10: Bewitched [Enormous Tunes] 09. B/O/M: Br…
 
It’s October 20th. On this day in 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began hearings to root out communist sympathizers in Hollywood. Jody and Niki are joined by William Hitchcock of UVA to discuss the long history of HUAC and how Congress has tried to define “un-American.” Will Hitchcock’s new podcast is called “Democracy In Da…
 
It’s October 18th. On this day in 1968, US Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a Black power salute on the podium in Mexico City. Jody and Niki are joined by Joel Anderson of Slate to discuss the backstory to the protests, the symbolism in their act, and what athletes risk when they take a political stand. Find a transcript…
 
It’s October 15th. On this day in 1995 hundreds of thousands of Black Americans descended on Washington DC for the Million Man March. Jody and Niki are joined by Joel Anderson of Slate to discuss the march, respectability politics, and the cultural moment that led to the march. Plus, why it’s so hard to estimate crowd sizes. Find a transcript of th…
 
01. Will Clarke, MK: My Church [All We Have Is Now] 02. Pan-Pot: Planet9 [Second State] 03. Monika Kruse: Craving Desire [Terminal M] 04. Tom Hades: Diya [Off Recordings] 05. Stephen Disario: Misguided (Brennen Grey Remix) [Say What?] 06. Stiv Hey: Delta [Set About] 07. M. Fukuda: Arrivederci [Octopus Records] 08. BOHO: Skip the Line [Senso Sounds]…
 
It’s October 13th. On this day in 1912 (well, technically the 14th), Teddy Roosevelt is shot as he’s on his way to a speech in Milwaukee. He still gave the speech. Jody and Niki are joined by Alex Schmidt to discuss the incident, the wild election of 1912, and violence in politics. Alex’s podcast is called “Secretly Incredibly Fascinating” and is a…
 
It’s October 11th. On this day in 1991, Anita Hill provided testimony during the confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. Hill alleged that Thomas sexually harassed her while they were colleagues. Jody and Niki are joined by Farai Chideya to discuss the hearings, the changing (and not changing) nature of the sexual harassment…
 
It’s October 8th. On this day in 2001, the FBI opened an investigation into a series of letters containing anthrax powder that were mailed to news organizations and politicians. Jody and Niki discuss the case of the anthrax letters, why it remains somewhat unsolved, and why this story doesn’t get better remembered. Find a transcript of this episode…
 
01. Colyn: Merging Realities [Afterlife Records] 02. Polymod: A New Zero [Last Night On Earth] 03. RE\MIND FT. Coco: Truth (Marat Mode Remix) [Somatic Records] 04. SHMN: Far Cry [Click Records] 05. Kidnap: Silence [Anjunadeep] 06. Arash Shadram, Sophijan: Serenity [Einmusika Recordings] 07. Aiwaska: Darkness [Exploited Ghetto] 08. Yacine Dessouki, …
 
It’s October 6th. On this day in 1961, President Kennedy penned a letter urging the country to prepare fallout shelters and take other steps in anticipation of nuclear warfare. Jody and Niki discuss the fear that pervaded the era and what it teaches us about how we prepare for disasters. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/eso…
 
It’s October 4th. On this day in 1988, Lloyd Bentsen delivered one of the most memorable debate lines of all time when he told his VP opponent Dan Quayle that he “was no Jack Kennedy.” Jody and Niki are joined by Mike Pesca, the host of Slate’s “The Gist,” to discuss why Benson’s line worked so well and what it can teach us about other great debate…
 
With the news that President Trump has COVID, we are reposting our episode from early April about the time that President Wilson caught the Influenza virus in 1919. We’ll be back with a new episode this Sunday. This Day In Esoteric Political History is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Get in touch if you have any ideas for future topics, or j…
 
It’s October 1st. On this day in 2013, the United States government shut down after the Congress was unable to agree to a new budget proposal, that had been saddled with provisions that would have defunded Obamacare. Jody and Niki are joined by NBC/MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki to discuss the shutdown, how Ted Cruz used it to increase his prof…
 
01. Layton Giordani, Green Velvet: Life Lesson [Drumcode] 02. Markantonio: The Earth [Say What?] 03. Jay Lumen: Frontline [Footwork] 04. Charlotte de Witte: There's No One Left To Trust [KNTXT] 05. Reform (IT): Close Encounters [Second State] 06. Rudosa: Delusions [Terminal M] 07. Hannes Bieger: Arc [Tronic] 08. MOTVS: Fade to Grey [Codex Recording…
 
It’s September 29th. On this day in 1970, the United States Senate came six votes shy of voting for an amendment that would have scrapped the Electoral College system in favor of a much more straightforward popular vote. Jody and Niki are joined by NBC/MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki to discuss the context for that amendment push, the way the El…
 
It’s September 27th. On this day in 1994, Republicans in the House of Representatives gathered on the steps of the Capitol to announce the “Contract with America,” a plank of ten policy points that they pledged to uphold if they seized back power in the upcoming midterm elections. Jody and Niki are joined by pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson of Eche…
 
It’s September 24th. On this day in 1810, a band of rebels took control of a fort in Baton Rogue and shortly thereafter established “The Republic of West Florida,” which would last for… just under 50 days. Jody and Niki are joined by pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson of Echelon Insights to discuss the breakaway republic, and the very weird history o…
 
01. The Advocate FT. Aves Volare: Deep Inside [Family N.A.M.E] 02. EarthLife: Grace [Oddity Records] 03. Pig&Dan: London [ELEVATE] 04. Marco Bedini: Arbitrary (EKDK Remix) [Project 13] 05. Oona Dahl: Godtripper Godtripper (Patrice Bäumel Pyschoactive Rework) [Watergate Records] 06. Gregor Tresher: Witchcraft [Cocoon Recordings] 07. Paradoks: Marble…
 
It’s September 22nd. On this day in 1842, Abe Lincoln almost duels, using swords, with a man named James Shields, but manages to get out of it. Jody and Niki are joined by historian Alexis Coe to talk about why the duel isn’t part of the Lincoln mythology, and how scores were settled in the 1840s. Alexis Coe’s book is called “You Never Forget Your …
 
It’s September 20th. On this day in 1976, Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter gave an interview to Playboy magazine in which he admitted that he has “lust in his heart” for women. Jody and Niki are joined by historian Alexis Coe to talk about how the comments set off a firestorm, in several different directions, and how Carter was never …
 
It’s September 17th. On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was in New York City as part of his goodwill tour of the United States. Jody and Niki discuss the visit by Khrushchev, the protests against it, and the difference between political and cultural diplomacy. Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichist…
 
01. Pleasurekraft FT. AmÄl Gama: Hush [Kraftek] 02. Christian Hornbostel: Aurora [Say What?] 03. D-Unity: Opera [Unity Records] 04. Rebuke: Obscurity [Drumcode] 05. Ana Lilia: In Too Deep [Suara] 06. Atroxx: Breathe [AnalyticTrail] 07. Dani Sbert, Robert Nandez: Catastrofe (Andrea Signore Remix) [Black Snake Recordings] 08. The YellowHeads, Space 9…
 
It’s September 15th. On this day in 1992, the congressional district on Manhattan’s west side held its Democratic Primary. Incumbent Ted Weiss won handily. There was just one catch — Weiss had died of heart failure the day before. Jody and Niki discuss the aftermath of Weiss’s death which saw Jerry Nadler assume the seat. They also look at the incu…
 
It’s September 13th. On this day in 1988, Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis baorded an M-1 tank in order to set up a photo op, ostensibly to make him look tough on defense. It backfired horribly. Jody and Niki are joined by Amy Walter of the Cook Political Reporter and The Takeaway to discuss the tank photo, huge polling collapses, and the power o…
 
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