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Andrew Wyndham

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Recent Pieces from Andrew Wyndham

Caption: Detail from Chicago Department of Health vaccination poster, produced by the WPA, late 1930s, Credit: Library of Congress

Contagion: Responding to Infectious Disease [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

As the Zika virus spreads across the Americas, it’s worth looking at how the U.S. has responded to past epidemics. In this episode of BackStory, the Guys consider the impact ...
Caption: Elektro the Moto-Man and his Little Dog Sparko, created by Westinghouse Electric Company for the 1939 World's Fair., Credit: New York City Public Library.

133: The Future Then: Visions of America Yet to Come [rebroadcast], 1/9/2016 (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

For as long as anyone can remember, Americans have pondered the possible future—from the flying cars and 3-hour workdays of The Jetsons to World War III and nuclear ...
Caption: NYC Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach watches Prohibition agents pour liquor into sewer following a 1921 raid. , Credit: Library of Congress.

132: Cheers and Jeers: Alcohol in America [rebroadcast], 1/2/2016 (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

A new year has dawned, and we’re willing to bet that Americans across the nation are fighting off hangovers after ringing it in with a drink—or three. On this episode of ...
Caption: Group reading newspapers with news of the death of Woodrow Wilson, Feb. 1924., Credit: Library of Congress.

131: History for the Headlines: 2015 in Review, 12/26/2015 (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Here at BackStory, we’re always on the lookout for stories from the past that help us make sense of our lives today. As 2015 comes to a close, we’re winding back the clock to ...
Caption: Sister Mary Abdi talking over homework assignments with Rohymah Toulas and Lanya Abdul-jabbar at the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington., Credit: Library of Congress.

Islam and the United States [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

At a campaign rally earlier this month, Donald Trump said that all Muslims should be banned from entering the country. His comments were condemned by leaders around the ...
Caption: 1899 illustration from Puck magazine, reading "The greatest department store on Earth; —and every day a bargain day.", Credit: Library of Congress.

Counter Culture: A History of Shopping [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and once again the news is filled with stories of rowdy crowds and brawling mobs. The scene of the crime? Your friendly neighborhood ...
Caption: President Nixon gamely tries out his chopsticks at a banquet given in his honor, 1972., Credit: White House Photo Collection

120: They Might Be Giants: China and the U.S., 10/10/2015 (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Americans have traded with China since the earliest days of the Republic. During the colonial era and for early Americans, China was a source of luxury goods like tea, ...
Caption: Dinner at Broad Channel, in Queens, New York City, c. 1910., Credit: Library of Congress.

Three Squares: Mealtime in America [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Three square meals a day. Three to five servings of fruits and vegetables, two to three servings of milk, yogurt, or cheese. Red meat in moderation. Avoid trans fats and ...
Caption: William Jennings Bryan beating the drum of populism, cover of ‘Puck’ magazine, 1901., Credit: Library of Congress

122: People’s Choice: A History of Populism, 10/24/2015 (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have packed stadiums as they make their case for the 2016 Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. Many pundits have labeled them ...
Caption: “Gift for the Grangers” [Detail], c 1873. , Credit: Library of Congress

Green Acres: A History of Farmers in America [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

As the fall harvest comes in, BackStory takes a look at how farmers came to wield so much influence in American politics and life. In the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson ...