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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Teddy Roosevelt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Teddy Roosevelt, often where they are interviewed.

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27 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Teddy Roosevelt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Teddy Roosevelt, often where they are interviewed.

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S14: Unknown America: Teddy Roosevelt

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The youngest president to ever take office was full of tough-guy machismo, and famous for his vigor. Where’d he pour all that energy? Breaking up his brother’s marriage, getting off the grid for wild excursions, and trophy hunting to his heart’s content.

Nov 02 2020 · 37mins
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Teddy Roosevelt: The Bull Moose President

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The youngest president to ever take office was full of tough-guy machismo, and famous for his vigor. Where’d he pour all that energy? Breaking up his brother’s marriage, getting off the grid for wild excursions, and trophy hunting to his heart’s content.

Sep 22 2020 · 37mins

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Leave It As It Is- Teddy Roosevelt And Our Public Lands

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David Gessner discusses the most celebrated legacy of the first President Roosevelt, referred to admiringly as TR by millions of tourists who annually traverse a gorgeous labyrinth of National Parks, Forests and Lands that Roosevelt championed as America’s gift to the world
Sep 11 2020 · 27mins
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Ep: 110: Hunting Teddy Roosevelt with Author James Ross

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Hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend! This week, we're talking with author and storyteller James Ross from Jackson, WY about his new book "Hunting Teddy Roosevelt. The story takes us on a journey to Africa with TR and his son Kermit in 1909. President Roosevelt just stepped away from a third consecutive term and picked William Howard Taft as his successor. TR decides to go to Africa for a year to sort out his post-presidency life and give room for Taft to take the reins - but someone doesn't want TR coming home. Check out this book and James Ross at his website https://www.jamesrossauthor.com/

Sep 04 2020 · 41mins
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Teddy Roosevelt and the Spanish American War Featuring Clay Risen

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, the United States was trying to manage a growing economy, population, and international reputation. In a world of competing powers, the U.S. was attempting to find its place in the world order. This came to fruition during the Spanish-American War which started as a war of liberation but was the first step in building the American "Empire". Under Charismatic leaders such as Teddy Roosevelt, the Spanish-American War signaled to the world the rising influence and power of the United States. We had on Clay Risen who is a Political editor at The New York Times. Risen has written widely about spirits for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post. Some of his work includes the spirits bestseller American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit. He is also the author of several popular American histories, including A Nation on Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, and the The Crowded Hour: Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders and the Dawn of the American Century which was a NYT notable book of 2019.
Aug 23 2020 · 45mins
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Antitrust Showdown: Teddy Roosevelt v. John D. Rockefeller

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Attorney and author Ron Schuler joins Tim to talk about an amazing story from his most recent book that continues to resonate as America wrestles with the balance of power between government and business. The Standard Oil antitrust case pits President Theodore Roosevelt against tycoon John D. Rockefeller in a legal battle that continues to influence antitrust thinking today, and just how big and powerful one company should be.

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Even if you’re a major history buff, or perhaps even a history professor, there’s a good chance you didn’t hear about American history in the way Ron Schuler approached it in his new book.

The book is called “The Steel Bar: Pittsburgh lawyers and the Making of America.” But here’s the thing. The book isn’t just about Pittsburgh. And it’s not just about lawyers.

When you think about it, America’s history was defined by what took place on battlefields, in town squares, in the frontier and in the cities. But almost all of it couldn’t have happened without decisions being made in courtrooms and law offices across the country.

Lawyers tried cases. They became elected officials and judges. And one city was at the center of it all as the nation expanded West. Pittsburgh.

Believe it or not, for quite a while, Pittsburgh was the western-most, full-sized city in America. And as the country expanded West, the city transformed into an industrial hub, a major financial center, a shipping hub. And because of all this, it just made sense that some of the country’s biggest legal decisions involved Pittsburgh people, companies and organizations.

The story we’re going to talk about today has a little bit of all of that. What do you get when you take a newly installed President of the United States in Teddy Roosevelt, and you pit him against one of the titans of industry John D. Rockefeller?

In this story, you get a groundbreaking anti-trust saga that continues to shape the way America looks at just how much power it wants to give big companies.

Ron Schuler studied the story from different angles and zeroed in a battle between President Teddy Roosevelt and business tycoon John D. Rockefeller.

The episode covers the groundbreaking Northern Securities case where the railroad tycoons joined together to monopolize the railways of the Northwest only to be forced to break up by the U.S. Supreme Court.

This set the stage for the landmark Standard Oil battle and Supreme Court case that cast an antitrust shadow that continues to this day.

Some of the decisions tied to Standard Oil may provide guidance on how future courts could decide antitrust matters with regard to the Internet and digital business.
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The Steel Bar: Pittsburgh Lawyers and the Making of America, by Ron Schuler (Amazon)
The Steel Bar (book website)
Too Soon? DOJ Seeks to End 1911 Standard Oil Breakup, Horseshoe Regulation, Wall Street Journal
United States v. Standard Oil: A challenge to monopolies, Law.JRank
Book Details History of Allegheny County's Legal Community, Tribune-Review

About this Episode's Guest Ron Schuler
Ron Schuler is the managing partner of the Pittsburgh office of a regional law firm, and has been practicing corporate law for 30 years. A native Southern Californian and grandson of Mexican immigrants, Schuler is a graduate of Pomona College and Cornel Law School. He was a lead member of the City of Pittsburgh's legal team for planning and construction of PNC Park, and was the author of the Forbes Field II Task Force Final Report (1996), the urban planning justification for PNC Park's location.

He has also served as a senior operating officer of a $100 million oil and gas company, and is the founding chairman of Pittsburgh's community-supported jazz radio station, WZUM-FM.

His work on “The Steel Bar: Pittsburgh lawyers and the Making of America” has provided a definitive history of a region...
Jul 13 2020 · 52mins
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Toppling Teddy Roosevelt

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On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Jamelle Bouie to talk about the toppling of statues across the country. Then, the panel talks about Spike Lee’s latest film Da 5 Bloods. Finally, they discuss Julia’s comfort-watch pick: Center Stage.

In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the postponement of the Oscars to 2021.

Other items discussed in the show:

The Slate podcast series Reconstruction, hosted by Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion

This Twitter thread on the history of Mount Rushmore

‘First Cow’ for best picture? A critic’s guide to the Oscars if movie theaters don’t reopen in 2020,” by Justin Chang in the Los Angeles Times

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

Outro Music: Self Made Woman by Katharine Appleton

Endorsements

Dana: Jamelle Bouie’s newsletter.

Julia: Waterproof UNO, the card game.

Steve: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

The French spy thriller The Bureau

Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Culture Gabfest each episode, and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

Jun 24 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Culture Gabfest: Toppling Teddy Roosevelt

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On this week’s episode, Steve, Dana, and Julia are joined by Jamelle Bouie to talk about the toppling of statues across the country. Then, the panel talks about Spike Lee’s latest film Da 5 Bloods. Finally, they discuss Julia’s comfort-watch pick: Center Stage.

In Slate Plus, the hosts discuss the postponement of the Oscars to 2021.

Other items discussed in the show:

The Slate podcast series Reconstruction, hosted by Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion

This Twitter thread on the history of Mount Rushmore

‘First Cow’ for best picture? A critic’s guide to the Oscars if movie theaters don’t reopen in 2020,” by Justin Chang in the Los Angeles Times

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

Outro Music: Self Made Woman by Katharine Appleton

Endorsements

Dana: Jamelle Bouie’s newsletter.

Julia: Waterproof UNO, the card game.

Steve: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.

The French spy thriller The Bureau

Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on the Culture Gabfest each episode, and access to exclusive shows like Dana Stevens’ classic movies podcast Flashback. Sign up now to listen and support our work.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 24 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Teddy Roosevelt and the Guano Islands

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When we were done conquering the west, done warring with Mexico, done fighting Native Americans, we looked out across the Pacific Ocean and said... "huh... I wonder what's over there?" The truth is that the United States is an empire. We accomplished that by fighting wars and by seeking out resources.

In the 1800's the United States faced a very real problem: we were running out of nitrogen. Not in the air. There is plenty in the air. We were losing it in our soil. Plants need nitrogen. Where were we going to get it?

The answer we came up with was: bird poop. It's rich in nitrogen and makes a great fertilizer. The trouble is that we didn't have any way to get large quantities of it. Until American businesses took over islands off the coast of our country.

This is the story of greed, a different kind of slavery, a Supreme Court battle, and the worst job in the 1800's.

Our guest this episode is Daniel Immerwahr, author of the book "How to Hide an Empire" and an associate history professor at Northwestern University. In his book, he argues that the United States has been an empire since it's inception


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May 26 2020 · 30mins
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