The Monday American: American History Podcast

The Monday American: American History Podcast
American history done right, never taking the ‘story’ out of history.

The Great Depression: The Dustbowl of Despair
Mar 16 • 76 min
America reels in the face of the worst economic disaster ever faced. The attempts to bring the country and its people out of the Dust-bowl of despair; only to make things worse as a result. Democracy is challenged on a global stage after it nearly…
The Korean War (Part III): A War With No Victor
Oct 4, 2018 • 88 min
Ending the Conflict in Stalemate: The Korean War is a conflict that has been largely forgotten from the memories of current. As so it shows us not only the lessons we can learn from history, but that the simple knowledge of an event happening is a lesson…
The Korean War (Part II): A Brand New War
Sep 11, 2018 • 91 min
When the Chinese launch their first attack against U.S. and U.N. troops at Unsan, everything changed. It was as though the conflict had become a whole new war altogether. The McArthur loyalists in the military intelligence ensured that anything…
The Korean War (Part I): The Forgotten War and Forgotten Lesson
Aug 29, 2018 • 103 min
The Korean War is known, ironically so, for being America’s forgotten war. It was a war that sparked America’s involvement in southeast Asia for next thirty years. Part one of this series on the war begins by explaining how we got to the point of war in…
The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler’s Final Attack
Aug 17, 2018 • 79 min
This episode tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the worst battles in American history. This battle took place in late December of 1944 in the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium, near the town of Bastogne.
Cowboys and Indians: America’s Westward Expansion.
Jul 16, 2018 • 102 min
This episode tells the story of America’s journey from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific. The great American migration west is a story that tells of America’s growth in land as well as national identity. The Manifest Destiny ideology served as…
With Bruce Carlson, Host of “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics”
Jun 29, 2018 • 50 min
Bruce Carlson joins for a conversation regarding the LBJ and Nixon presidencies laying the framework for the expansion of power in the executive branch. Bruce and Andrew talk about that and much more!
The Vietnam War (Part V): America’s Costly Lesson
Jun 13, 2018 • 117 min
Nixon takes the reigns handed down from Lyndon Johnson, the looming cloud of the Vietnam War and what to do next stares Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger squarely in the face. The Nixon administration takes the American people and nation down the path…
The Vietnam War (Part IV): Tet Unravels the West.
May 16, 2018 • 87 min
The Tet Offensive pushes the conflict in Vietnam to a boiling point both abroad and within the United States. The American public after Tet, the odd victory without reward, finally was able to see the real situation in Vietnam. What was even more jarring…
The Vietnam War (Part III): Limited War, Without Limits.
Apr 25, 2018 • 71 min
Part III of the series takes an in-depth dive into the man largely credited for the escalation, continuation and cover-ups regarding the Vietnam War: Lyndon Baines Johnson. Picking up where we left off in part II, we learn a bit more about who LBJ was and…
Special Episode | Congressman William Timmons (SC House District 4)
Apr 24, 2018 • 46 min
William Timmons is a state senator for South Carolina district 6 and is running for congress in South Carolina’s fourth congressional district. He is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Trey Gowdy. William is a local businessman and…
The Vietnam War (Part II): Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy.
Apr 5, 2018 • 87 min
The Vietnam War has hardly begun in the point where we left off part one and now start part two, yet it isn’t difficult for us looking back to see how much destruction is on its way. Part II continues the story of America’s involvement in Indochina and…
The Vietnam War (Part I): The Dominos Begin to Fall
Mar 22, 2018 • 73 min
The Vietnam War remains unique in history with how difficult it was to both avoid the war as well as heat it up. This war (like so many stories in history) has a deep contextual background spanning many years before its actual inception. We attempt to go…
The American Civil War (Part V): A Nation Born of Blood
Feb 22, 2018 • 87 min
The full realization of the Confederate States of America that the war cannot be won sets in. General Ulysses S. Grant moves into Richmond, VA and occupies the recently abandoned Confederate governmental headquarters. Robert E. Lee takes his men on a…
The American Civil War (Part IV): The Reality of War
Feb 2, 2018 • 97 min
In Part IV of the American Civil War the nation reels from the cost of the conflict. The Battle of Antietam takes its toll as the nation’s bloodiest single day of combat - ever. The Battle of Gettysburg becomes the country’s most costly single battle,…
The American Civil War (Part III): A House Divided
Jan 19, 2018 • 68 min
The nation undergoes several crucial events leading to all out war which had long become the only path available. Topics covered in this episode include: Nat Turner’s Rebellion, The Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott decision, the Kansas-Nebraska Bill,…
The American Civil War (Part II): The road to war
Jan 5, 2018 • 62 min
America’s Road to War: John Brown makes the decision to raid the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. In doing so he becomes the martyr that the anti-slavery cause has been looking for. The country becomes engulfed in controversy in the aftermath of the…
The American Civil War (Part I): Our Darkest Day
Dec 18, 2017 • 60 min
Part one of the American Civil War Series: We dive into the very beginning of the story that is the Civil War. Just where did this entire debacle begin? Much earlier than most people assume. Listen to the story that is the history behind America’s most…
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt: America’s Bull Moose
Dec 7, 2017 • 69 min
We’ve been working hard to introduce to you a new ongoing series titled: American Made. This feature is on Theodore Roosevelt, one of America’s greatest Presidents. Without him and the decisions he made during his life and term, the world wouldn’t be…
The Miracle over Miami: Eastern Airlines Flight 855
Nov 5, 2017 • 60 min
The story of Eastern Airlines flight 855 and its near disaster. The crew experiences total engine failure while at 12,000 ft altitude. They frantically try to restart an engine as they plummet towards their watery grave at a rate of 1,600 ft per minute,…
The American Revolution (Part III)
Oct 5, 2017 • 117 min
This is the third part of a three part series that focuses on the American Revolution, one of the most unique of all revolutions in history. Specifically this series covers the importance of George Washington in the success of the revolution creating the…
The American Revolution (Part II)
Oct 4, 2017 • 53 min
Part Two of a three part series featuring George Washington’s role in the American Revolution, and how it would never have happened without him. This episode covers the battle for Boston as well as the New York Campaign.
The American Revolution (Part I)
Oct 3, 2017 • 61 min
In the first of three episodes comprising a series devoted to The American Revolution, we discuss how we got to the point of all out war against the largest military power the world had seen so far. Who were these people that left Great Britain in search…
World War Two (Part III): A War Against Evil
Jul 4, 2017 • 83 min
This episode is titled “A war against evil.” We spent a long time debating what to call it, titles aren’t always easy. Eventually as more and more research and work was done for this episode it became clear that was the only choice. The men who fought…
World War II (Part II): Into the Jaws of Death
Jun 6, 2017 • 78 min
From D-Day all the way up to the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes; this episode covers individual stories of the men who fought and died in France for the sake of the world. We analyze the horrific experience that it was to be on the beach that fateful…
World War II (Part I): The Foundation for Destruction
May 31, 2017 • 115 min
Part one analyzing the complex nature and grutesque scene of human carnage and destruction known as World War II. Listen as we take you into the minds of the soldiers and civilians who lived through this un-speakable event and hear the stories that they…
The origin story of American Intelligence Communities: Secrets Secrets, Are No Fun
Apr 9, 2017 • 66 min
This episode focuses on the history of agencies like the CIA and FBI, how they got their start and their power and what they did with it. We discuss the implications that came along with the growth of power; both good and bad.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Watchmen on the Wall.
Apr 6, 2017 • 55 min
The Kennedy administration had an atmosphere worthy of the nickname “Camelot”. We dive into the Kennedy era starting at World War II and going through to his death. We discuss the implications that the JFK assassination had both at home and abroad.
If at First You Don’t Succeed…
Apr 1, 2017 • 28 min
This episode is a very brief intro about the show and what it was created for. We also dive a bit into the foundation of the country and the one document that is tied to the life of the country and freedom itself. Don’t forget to check out the website!
A Preview of The Monday American
Feb 1, 2017 • 5 min
Just what is this show about anyway? After nearly a year of broadcasting I have decided to give a bit of an explanation of just what this show is all about.