Cover image of Freak Out and Carry On
(173)
News

Freak Out and Carry On

Updated about 12 hours ago

News
Read more

Freak Out and Carry On, WBUR's politics and history podcast, addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape and dives into the historical context. New episodes available every Thursday.

Read more

Freak Out and Carry On, WBUR's politics and history podcast, addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape and dives into the historical context. New episodes available every Thursday.

iTunes Ratings

173 Ratings
Average Ratings
117
26
14
11
5

Great show, sorry to see you go!

By BakingNinja - Feb 18 2018
Read more
Wish you’d been around to comment on Mueller indictments announced in mid-February!

Say it ain’t so...

By Frugal Elf - Feb 18 2018
Read more
Please don’t go. We need you.

iTunes Ratings

173 Ratings
Average Ratings
117
26
14
11
5

Great show, sorry to see you go!

By BakingNinja - Feb 18 2018
Read more
Wish you’d been around to comment on Mueller indictments announced in mid-February!

Say it ain’t so...

By Frugal Elf - Feb 18 2018
Read more
Please don’t go. We need you.
Cover image of Freak Out and Carry On

Freak Out and Carry On

Latest release on Feb 15, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 12 hours ago

Rank #1: Free Speech And The Politics Of Football

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather are joined by Slate staff writer Isaac Chotiner. They respond to President Donald Trump's attacks on football players who kneel during the national anthem. Plus, they look at the debate around free speech, on football fields and college campuses, the racial dynamic surrounding Trump's comments and the long history of the military's involvement with football.

Sep 28 2017

27mins

Play

Rank #2: All The President's Judges

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather talk with Alicia Bannon, senior counsel at the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice about President Trump's controversial judicial nominees, the history of the Federalist Society and suggest reforms to the American courts system.

Nov 16 2017

30mins

Play

Rank #3: The Reality Show In The White House

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron Suskind and Heather Cox Richardson talk with Julian Zelizer, Professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. They discuss the debate around President Trump's mental fitness, the history of the 25th amendment, and whether or not Oprah should run for president in 2020.

Jan 11 2018

30mins

Play

Rank #4: The Latest On The Russia Investigation, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Podcast cover
Read more

Brian Klaas join the show to discuss the possible cooperation of Michael Flynn. They also look at the ongoing leadership crisis at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and compare it to the leadership crisis at the Department of War under President Andrew Johnson.

Nov 30 2017

27mins

Play

Rank #5: What Happens After Trump?

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather talk with Norm Ornstein, on his new book "One Nation After Trump" They discuss what lasting effects the Trump presidency will have on the government, Senator Bob Corker's criticism of the president, and the similarities between former Louisiana governor and congressman Huey Long and Donald Trump.

Oct 12 2017

30mins

Play

Rank #6: Trump's 'Choose Your Own Adventure' United Nations Speech

Podcast cover
Read more

This week, Ron and Heather analyze President Trump's first speech at the United Nations. With Susan Glasser from Politico. They look at the long history of internationalism versus isolationism in the United States, from the League of Nations to the United Nations.

Sep 21 2017

33mins

Play

Rank #7: Is Our Electoral Process Broken?

Podcast cover
Read more

Recorded in front of a live audience, Ron and Heather talk with Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. They discuss reforming the electoral college, the gerrymandering case in front of the Supreme Court, and how to get money out of politics.

Oct 26 2017

41mins

Play

Rank #8: Trump Faces Dual Tragedies In Las Vegas And Puerto Rico

Podcast cover
Read more

This week, Ron and Heather respond to the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They're joined by historian Douglas Brinkley. They discuss the 1900 Galveston hurricane, President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina and the history of the NRA.

Oct 06 2017

35mins

Play

Rank #9: Hillary Clinton And The Misogyny Question

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather discuss Hillary Clinton's new memoir, the impact of non-college educated white women voters, and the legacy of the first female U.S. cabinet member, Frances Perkins.

Sep 14 2017

29mins

Play

Rank #10: Doug Jones And The "Crackup Of The Trump Voter Coalition"

Podcast cover
Read more

Carol Anderson, author of "White Rage", and Jack Hitt, host of the podcast "Uncivil", join the show to discuss the upset in the Alabama senate race.

Dec 14 2017

26mins

Play

Rank #11: Trump's First Year, In Review

Podcast cover
Read more

Amy Siskind details the most important norms broken by President Trump in 2017, from attacking the media to befriending dictators.

Dec 21 2017

29mins

Play

Rank #12: Will The Republican Tax Plan Contribute To Inequality?

Podcast cover
Read more

The tax bill is "going to give a lot of money to people who already have a lot of money" says Jim Tankersley.

Dec 07 2017

26mins

Play

Rank #13: From Nixon To Turkeys, A Look At Pardons

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather talk with Andrew Rudalevige, Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. They discuss presidential pardons throughout history and examine whether President Trump could pardon himself.

Nov 21 2017

23mins

Play

Rank #14: President Trump, Steve Bannon And The Legacy Of 1968

Podcast cover
Read more

A look at the public feud between Steve Bannon and President Trump, the political forecast for the new year and possible parallels between 2018 and 1968.

Jan 04 2018

34mins

Play

Rank #15: From Thomas Jefferson To Mike Pence — The Power Of The Vice President

Podcast cover
Read more

Ron and Heather talk with Barbara Perry, director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. They discuss the new profile of Vice President Mike Pence in The New Yorker and look at the power -- or lack thereof -- of vice presidents, from Thomas Jefferson to Dick Cheney.

Oct 19 2017

28mins

Play