From Boomers to Millennials: A Modern US History Podcast

From Boomers to Millennials: A Modern US History Podcast
A modern U.S. history podcast about the events that spanned the Baby Boomer generation’s lifespan & that are still relevant to people today, especially to Millennials. Unlike some history podcasts, this podcast follows the national story in a chronolog?

9C - Special: Living Through History
Jun 26 • 33 min
To help listeners understand the origins of the social unrest of May & June 2020, we created this special supplemental episode that provides historical background & context for turbulent current events. The large turnout & enthusiasm for the…
9B - Special: Reform in a Time of Cold War
May 24 • 36 min
This week’s episode considers the fate of social reform movements during the Cold War Era, giving an overview of long-term cultural trajectories. The Red Scare of the early Cold War years cast reformers who challenged existing institutions as potential…
9 - 1954: Pulling Strings Around the World
May 7 • 45 min
This wide-ranging & globe-trotting episode begins with a brief look at the successful 1953 expedition to summit Mount Everest, then pivots to some less inspiring international intrigue, as Cold War fears led the USA to meddle in the internal…
9A - 1954: The Defeat & Legacy of the Bricker Amendment
Apr 14 • 42 min
The fate of presidential power to conduct foreign policy would depend on reviving an incapacitated Senator.
8 - 1953: Chipping Away at Jim Crow
Mar 31 • 43 min
Lawyer Thurgood Marshall & Chief Justice Earl Warren sparked a civil rights revolution with the Brown v. Board decision.
8A - 1953: Exit Stalin, Enter Khrushchev
Feb 29 • 35 min
When Stalin died, American officials wondered who would be the next Soviet leader. They didn’t expect Khrushchev.
7 - 1952: The End of the Truman Show & the Rise of Eisenhower
Feb 8 • 49 min
The story of the 1952 presidential election when Dwight Eisenhower replaced Harry Truman by defeating Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
4A - 1949: Sayyid Qutb’s Bad Trip
Jan 18 • 28 min
What is the common link between “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” a racist Colorado movie theater, & 9/11? Find out in this episode!
6 - 1951: Firing a Caesar
Jan 3 • 41 min
The American public gets riled up when President Truman hands a pink slip to Gen. MacArthur, who was an iconic WWII hero.
5A - Special: Thoughts on “OK Boomer” & the Late 1940s
Dec 14, 2019 • 40 min
A close look at the debate over the “OK Boomer” meme, followed by a recap of the political, social, economic, & cultural trends of the late 40s.
5 - 1950: Plunging Back Into War
Nov 16, 2019 • 38 min
In 1950, the Korean War brought first triumph, then tragedy, to American Pres. Harry Truman & Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
1A - 1946: The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Oct 20, 2019 • 38 min
An in-depth examination of the Allied trials of Nazi leaders that took place in Germany after World War II.
4 – 1949: The Curse of the Cold War
Oct 1, 2019 • 43 min
This episode on espionage spotlights how the Communists’ acquisition of the atomic bomb led to a Red Scare that put thousands of Americans under suspicion.
3A - Special: Suburbanization Supplemental & Podcast Update
Sep 13, 2019 • 31 min
Growing suburbs in the post-WWII United States offered more Americans a middle-class lifestyle; we consider their complicated evolution & legacy.
3 - 1948: From Accidental President to True Man of the People
Aug 31, 2019 • 45 min
An in-depth look at how Harry Truman came back to win the 1948 Presidential Election, plus the Berlin airlift, the foundation of Israel, & more.
2 - 1947: Scaring the Hell Out of the American People
Aug 8, 2019 • 49 min
How the Cold War between capitalist & communist powers emerged to transform multiple generations of American politics & diplomacy.
1 - 1946: Understanding the Baby Boomers’ Parents
Jul 12, 2019 • 41 min
A deep-dive into the events that shaped the U.S. in 1946, a year when the arrival of peace & prosperity led to a record-high birth rate.
0 - Introductory Episode: Justifying Our Existence
Jul 10, 2019 • 8 min
An explanation of the concept behind this podcast, including an overview of its approach to modern US history.