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C-SPAN's Susan Swain hosts intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

C-SPAN's Susan Swain hosts intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

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C-SPAN's Susan Swain hosts intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

Twitter:

@cspanradio

Language:

English

Contact:

400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 (202) 737-3220


Episodes

After Words: Kellyanne Conway, "Here's the Deal"

8/14/2022
Political consultant Kellyanne Conway was the first woman to manage a winning presidential campaign. She shared insights into the 2016 campaign and her time in the Trump administration and offered her thoughts on the media and the political climate in America. She was interviewed by former Democratic Party interim chair and author Donna Brazile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:38

After Words: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), "A Way Out of No Way"

8/7/2022
Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) talks about his life, faith and journey in politics. He was interviewed by Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:04

Kathy Kleiman, "Proving Ground"

7/31/2022
Kathy Kleiman, an expert on internet governance at American University College of Law and the author of "Proving Ground," talks about the six American women who programmed the ENIAC, the world's first general-purpose electronic computer. The ENIAC (Electric Numerical Integrator and Computer), which weighed over 30 tons and took up 1,800 square feet, was a top-secret project designed by the U.S. Army during World War II to calculate artillery trajectories. The six women who programmed the...

Duration:01:00:48

Michael Smith & Jonathan Franklin, "Cabin Fever"

7/24/2022
Journalists Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin talk about the COVID-19 outbreak on Holland America's cruise ship Zaandam in March 2020 while sailing around South America. Prevented from docking anywhere, the 1,200 mostly elderly passengers from the U.S., Europe and South America, along with 600 crew members, were stranded at sea as the virus spread on the ship. Michael Smith and Jonathan Franklin discuss what happened aboard the Zaandam during those days, the actions taken by Holland...

Duration:01:00:39

Elliott Morris, "Strength in Numbers"

7/17/2022
Data journalist Elliott Morris, a U.S. correspondent for The Economist, discusses the history of public opinion polling in the United States going back to the 19th century and the development and use of polling since then. He also talks about the accuracy of polls today and the often criticized predictions made by forecasters during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:23

Lindsey Fitzharris, "The Facemaker"

7/10/2022
Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, author of "The Facemaker," talks about the life and career of Dr. Harold Gillies, a New Zealand plastic surgeon who reconstructed the faces of thousands of injured soldiers during and after World War One. The techniques developed by Dr. Gillies, many of which are still used today, revolutionized the field of reconstructive surgery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:07

Presidential Recordings: Ep. 1 Bad Moon Rising - Watergate Calls from April 1973 Part 1

7/3/2022
Season Two begins with a sampling of calls about Watergate between President Richard Nixon and his administration from April 1973 while the investigation intensified. Conversations include John Ehrlichman, Assistant Attorney General Henry Peterson, FBI Director L. Patrick Gray, Henry Kissinger, and White House Counsel John Dean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:49

Presidential Recordings Trailer: Season 2 President Richard Nixon

7/1/2022
At least 6 U.S. Presidents recorded conversations while in office. Hear those conversations on this C-SPAN podcast. Season 2 focuses on President Richard Nixon's secretly-recorded private telephone conversations. Through eight episodes, hear Richard Nixon talk with key aides about Watergate strategy, potential Supreme Court Nominees, and hear his reaction to the leaked publication of the Pentagon Papers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:27

Mark Clague, "O Say Can You Hear?"

6/26/2022
University of Michigan musicology and American culture professor Mark Clague discusses his book, "O Say Can You Hear?," about the history and cultural impact of the Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. He talks about how it became the U.S. national anthem, its widespread use today at sporting events, and renditions of the song performed by Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Roseanne Barr, and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:39

Author John Bainbridge, Jr., on the Weapons That Transformed America and the Men Who Invented Them

6/19/2022
Former Baltimore Sun reporter John Bainbridge, Jr., author of “Gun Barons,” talks about the inventors who started Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and Remington, and the role their firearms played in U.S. westward expansion and the Civil War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:42

Janna Levin on Black Holes/Sagittarius A* & Jessica Whiteside on the Mars Perseverance Rover

6/12/2022
This week we look at two space-related stories in the news recently: the release of an image of Sagittarius A star, a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and the progress made by NASA's Perseverance Rover in its search for life on Mars. We are joined by two guests, Barnard College astrophysicist and author Janna Levin and University of Southampton geochemistry professor Jessica Whiteside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:56

Phil Klay, "Uncertain Ground"

6/5/2022
Iraq War veteran and National Book Award winning-author Phil Klay discusses his book of essays, titled "Uncertain Ground," about the impact of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on American society and the chasm between the less than one percent of citizens who serve in the military and the rest of the nation. He also talks about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, and other topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:59:24

Booknotes+ Mark Vonnegut, "The Heart of Caring"

5/29/2022
We're taking a break for Memorial Day, and thought we'd use this opportunity to share an episode of our Booknotes+ podcast, where you'll meet Dr. Mark Vonnegut, who reflects on 40 years as a pediatrician in his book, "The Heart of Caring." In the dedication of his book, "The Heart of Caring," Dr. Mark Vonnegut tells his patients, teachers, and parents everywhere, "Thank you for letting me have such a good time when I go to work." Dr. Vonnegut is a pediatrician who graduated from Harvard...

Duration:01:05:12

Louisa Lim, "Indelible City"

5/22/2022
In 1997, sovereignty over Hong Kong was passed from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China. Large demonstrations opposing China's authority began in the early 2000s in the port city, culminating with the 2019 protests and subsequent crackdowns by the Chinese government that made headlines around the world. Louisa Lim, author of "Indelible City," who grew up in Hong Kong and covered Hong Kong and China as a reporter for the BBC and NPR, talks about the history of British rule in...

Duration:01:00:34

Amy Gajda, "Seek and Hide"

5/15/2022
Amy Gajda, professor of law at Tulane University in New Orleans and author of “Seek and Hide,” discusses the historic struggle in the United States between an individual’s right to privacy and the public’s right to know newsworthy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:08

Darlene Superville, "Jill"

5/8/2022
Darlene Superville, White House reporter for the Associated Press and co-author of "Jill," talks about the life and career of First Lady Jill Biden. Ms. Superville discusses Jill Biden's involvement in Joe Biden's political career, her role as a teacher, and the causes – including working with military families – that she took up in the Obama and Biden administrations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:59

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

5/1/2022
Archivist of the United States David Ferriero is retiring this spring after nearly 13 years in office. Appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed in 2009, he is the 10th archivist to oversee the National Archives as well as the nation's now 15 presidential libraries. During his tenure, Mr. Ferriero presided over a digital transformation of how archival material is collected and preserved. And it was under his leadership that the Archives debuted "Remembering Vietnam," its first-ever...

Duration:00:58:59

Matthew Continetti, "The Right"

4/24/2022
Author & journalist Matthew Continetti talks about the history of the American right-wing since the early 20th century. He says that a populist strain challenged mainstream conservatism several times over that period, ultimately triumphing with the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Mr. Continetti is also a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and founding editor at the Washington Free Beacon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:45

Mary Sarotte, "Not One Inch"

4/17/2022
During discussions over the reunification of Germany in 1990, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker told Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand eastward. "Not one inch," Baker assured Gorbachev. In the lead-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin used those words to suggest that the U.S. and NATO were not interested in peace and could not be trusted. Mary Sarotte, professor of history at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and author of "Not...

Duration:01:01:35

Kostya Kennedy, "True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson"

4/10/2022
April 15th, 2022, marks the 75th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Since 2004, April 15th has been known in the baseball world as "Jackie Robinson Day," in honor of the Brooklyn Dodgers player. We talked with Kostya Kennedy, former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, about Jackie Robinson's life and career. In his new book "True," Mr. Kennedy writes about four significant years in Robinson's life: 1946, when he started in the...

Duration:00:59:49