America On The Fritz

America On The Fritz

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America On The Fritz is a podcast about the Ameri…
The Civic Religion of Americanness — Season Finale (Episode 6, Season 1)
Dec 20, 2017 • 55 min
In this finale, I discuss everything and all that this season of America On The Fritz has been all about. And my conversation partner, Thomas Frank, manages to help me understand how America got to where it is. And why America is a country full of…
‘The American Dream Is Dead’ (Episode 5, Season 1)
Dec 7, 2017 • 42 min
In today’s episode, American Affairs founder and editor Julius Krein talks to me about why he voted for Donald Trump and why the American Dream is dead - for now. Come along and find out what’s up with America, one episode at a time. If you like the…
Thanksgiving Episode (Episode 4, Season 1)
Nov 23, 2017 • 13 min
In this special Thanksgiving episode, I shed some light on the reality that Thanksgiving is not a happy and joyful holiday for all Americans. But in fact a National Day of Mourning for some. The episode features some audio from the documentaries ‘The Real…
Separate Always Means Unequal (Episode 3, Season 1)
Nov 10, 2017 • 31 min
In Brown vs. The Board of Education (1954), the US Supreme Court prohibited separate black and white public schools. For many, this decision was a promise of a future of equal treatment and equal opportunity for everyone to participate in the American…
The Bullet Wasn’t Meant For Him (Episode 2, Season 1)
Oct 25, 2017 • 22 min
In this second episode, I speak with 21-year old musician Aaron. We sit on a bench in front of the social housing project of his youth in Brooklyn. And he tells me about one of his first memories ever: a deadly incident of gang and gun violence when he…
The Men-Made Concept of Color (Episode Interlude)
Oct 18, 2017 • 9 min
The second episode of America On The Fritz is coming to your ears very soon. In the meantime, here are some thoughts of mine regarding the men-made concept of color and its impact on America — and elsewhere. (?) Come along and find out what’s up with…