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Jan 28, 2021

Brenda Wineapple, author of "The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of A Just Nation," comes by to talk about the first presidential impeachment, and why we should care about it 153 years and four more impeachments later.

Jan 15, 2021

Historian and author John Ferling helps us understand other hyperpartisan eras in American politics, particularly the 1790s.  We discuss the election of 1800 and its parallels with today, and how we've been through tough politics before.

Jan 15, 2021

To start the new year, Wilson Center CEO, Former Congresswoman Jane Harman joins us to discuss the protests and riots at the Capitol on January 6th, including a possibility for the parties to reconcile, and the state of the intelligence community leading up to that day.