Government Episodes

Dec. 10, 2020

187. Winning a Consolation Prize with Dr. Abby Mullen

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thom…

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Sept. 24, 2020

177. Harnessing Harmony in the Early Republic with Billy Coleman

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key began composing "The Star-Spangled Banner after witnessing the British attack on Fort Mc…

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Sept. 10, 2020

175. Finding Redemption from Tyranny with Bruce Stewart

Conversations at the Washington Library kicks off Season 5 by exploring the life of a radical populist who never met a revolution…

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Sept. 3, 2020

174. (Recast) Tracing the Rise and Fall of Light-Horse Harry Lee with…

This episode originally aired in September 2019. You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee wa…

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March 5, 2020

148. Inventing Disaster with Cindy Kierner

On the morning of November 1, 1755, a devastating earthquake struck the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. The quake leveled buildings…

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