Episode 68 – Joe McCarthy and the (Second) Red Scare

In our 68th episode, Julia shines a big red spotlight on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the namesake of that whole system of baseless defamation and demagoguery. Refresh your knowledge of 1950s America and the Communist Party USA, the HUAC,  and the Army-McCarthy Hearings [oh, and a few more Speeches You Should Know].  Later, enjoy a quiz called “Communism is Just a Red Herring!”

.

.

.

[Music: 1) The Crew Cuts, “Sh-Boom,” 1954; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 67 – The Spruce Recluse

In our 67th episode, Lauren peels back the layers on the onion that was eccentric recluse Howard Hughes. Learn all about his Hollywood lifestyle, obsession with airplanes, and involvement in a few scandals along the way. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Howards and Hues”!

.

.

.

[Music:  1) Bayside, “Howard,” 2008;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]