The Monday American: A History Podcast
American history, one story at a time. Every episode tells the story of the people and the events that matter while creating perspective; showing that hindsight isn’t always 20/20. We make sure that the story is never taken out of history.
info_outline The Great Depression: The Dustbowl of Despair 03/16/2019
The Great Depression: The Dustbowl of Despair 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.
info_outline The Korean War (Part I): The Forgotten War and Forgotten Lesson 08/29/2018
The Korean War (Part I): The Forgotten War and Forgotten Lesson 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.
info_outline The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Final Attack 08/17/2018
The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Final Attack 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.
info_outline Cowboys and Indians: America's Westward Expansion. 07/16/2018
Cowboys and Indians: America's Westward Expansion. 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.
info_outline With Bruce Carlson, Host of "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics" 06/29/2018
With Bruce Carlson, Host of "My History Can Beat Up Your Politics" Bruce Carlson joins for a conversation regarding the LBJ and Nixon presidencies laying the framework for the expansion of power in the executive branch.
info_outline The Vietnam War (Part IV): Tet Unravels the West. 05/16/2018
The Vietnam War (Part IV): Tet Unravels the West. 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 to the public than the "principals" and their malfeasance was the unsettling realization that the war in Vietnam had somehow started a civil war in America.
info_outline The Vietnam War (Part III): Limited War, Without Limits. 04/25/2018
The Vietnam War (Part III): Limited War, Without Limits. 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.
info_outline Special Episode | Congressman William Timmons (SC House District 4) 04/24/2018
Special Episode | Congressman William Timmons (SC House District 4) 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.
info_outline The Vietnam War (Part II): Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy. 04/05/2018
The Vietnam War (Part II): Know Thyself, Know Thy Enemy. 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.
info_outline The Vietnam War (Part I): The Dominos Begin to Fall 03/22/2018
The Vietnam War (Part I): The Dominos Begin to Fall 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.
info_outline The American Civil War (Part V): A Nation Born of Blood 02/22/2018
The American Civil War (Part V): A Nation Born of Blood The full realization of the Confederate States of America that the war cannot be won sets in.
info_outline The American Civil War (Part IV): The Reality of War 02/02/2018
The American Civil War (Part IV): The Reality of War 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, still to this day. The Union army control is given to Ulysses S. Grant who battles Robert E. Lee through the Overland Campaign, inching closer to Richmond where the life of the Confederate States of America seems to be waning.
info_outline The American Civil War (Part III): A House Divided 01/19/2018
The American Civil War (Part III): A House Divided 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 Election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, Fort Sumter, The Battle of Bull Run, The Naval Buildup and the national realization that this was not going to be a short lived war.
info_outline Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt: America's Bull Moose 12/07/2017
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt: America's Bull Moose 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 anything like we know it today.
info_outline The Miracle over Miami: Eastern Airlines Flight 855 11/03/2017
The Miracle over Miami: Eastern Airlines Flight 855 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, leaving them only 7.5 minutes to impact.
info_outline The American Revolution (Part III) 10/05/2017
The American Revolution (Part III) 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 United States of America.
info_outline The American Revolution (Part I) 10/03/2017
The American Revolution (Part I) 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 of entrepreneurial fortune and adventure in a brand new world? What made these colonists so angry that they decided their very own lives were worth less than their cause?
info_outline World War Two (Part III): A War Against Evil 07/04/2017
World War Two (Part III): A War Against Evil 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 this war weren't fighting it for political gain or for conquest; they were fighting on the battlefield against pure evil itself.
info_outline World War II (Part II): Into the Jaws of Death 06/06/2017
World War II (Part II): Into the Jaws of Death 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 day and what it was like to experience the jaws of death.
info_outline World War II (Part I): The Foundation for Destruction 05/31/2017
World War II (Part I): The Foundation for Destruction 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 recount from the memory of witnessing these horrors with their very own eyes. This is World War Two as you've never heard it; unfiltered and up close with the biggest characters in history who shaped the world as we know it today.
info_outline The origin story of American Intelligence Communities: Secrets Secrets, Are No Fun 04/10/2017
The origin story of American Intelligence Communities: Secrets Secrets, Are No Fun 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.
info_outline John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Watchmen on the Wall. 04/06/2017
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Watchmen on the Wall. 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.
info_outline If at First You Don't Succeed... 04/01/2017
If at First You Don't Succeed... 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!