US History Repeated
Alexander Graham Bell and The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell and The Telephone

September 21, 2022

We are back at it with a discussion on Alexander Graham Bell. 

We discuss his life and many of his inventions, but spend a good amount of time discussing the telephone and the societal impact that it had. He was very insightful and even predicted that at some point in the future, we would be able to see the person we were talking to on the phone. 

With all of the phone apps of today, things like Long Distance are a distant memory. 

(Reach out and Touch someone!)

Things like operators to make the connection for you, tinny sound, and the oohs and ahhs of the novelty of the phone are foreign to most people today. 

When the cell phone came around things like free evenings and weekends were a selling point! 

Enjoy the podcast!


The Automobile: Part 3

The Automobile: Part 3

June 1, 2022

We are back at it today with our discussion of the Automobile and how it impacted society.

We are picking up with WWII and the auto industry. Most people don't realize the impact that the auto industry had on the war effort and how the war changed the way people looked at cars.

American GI's returned from WWII re they were driving tanks and flying airplanes. They are seeing European sports cars. The American Automobile industry had to liven things up. As you travel through the decades, you can see American pop culture present within the cars available at the time. The style, the colors, the new frills that cars had like tape players, cd players. Cars like the pick up truck, the station wagon, the minivan all called to different people with different needs for their cars. We are again joined by both Fred Colgren and John Lacko from the Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan as we continue our conversation from the previous podcast. 


The Automobile: Part 2

The Automobile: Part 2

May 25, 2022

Fewer inventions have transformed American society more than the automobile.

Imagine what life was like in the late 1800s or early 1900s. In some parts of the United States, you didn't have electricity in homes until the 1920s and 1930s.

Horses and buggies could travel about 2-3 miles per hour. 10 miles, not a very long distance in today's standards, wpould take a couple of hours to travel. You could walk faster!

10 miles was a world away before the automobile.

Sure you have trains, but you have to travel along the railroad lines.

There are none of the major conveniences we take for granted today.

Most Americans were farmers. Most people today live in the city. A car = Freedom. People were once isolated on the farm or in rural communities.

During the next two podcasts, we are joined by both Fred Colgren and John Lacko from the Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan. Fred Colgren is the Director of Education at the Gilmore Car Museum and John Lacko is a staff at the museum and is also an accomplished photographer who has spent a lot of time over the last few decades traveling along Route 66 and taking photographs. We will be discussing how the car changed American society and how changes in American society dictated the makes and models of cars within the automobile industry. 

Follow along in this interview that Jeananne organized. There is always more to learn!

The Automobile Part 1

The Automobile Part 1

May 4, 2022

In this podcast Jeananne interviews Matt Anderson, The Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 

Matt provides a lot of insight on the impact of the automobile along with many great facts that we were not initially aware of!

The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation is a history museum complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

The museum collection contains items such as the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, the Rosa Parks bus, and many other historical exhibits. It is the largest indoor–outdoor museum complex in the United States, and is visited by over 1.7 million people each year.


There is always more to learn!

Jimmy & Jean


The Progressive Era Part 6: 19th Amendment & Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Progressive Era Part 6: 19th Amendment & Women’s Suffrage Movement

March 30, 2022

The 19th Amendment & The Women’s Suffrage movement:

When people think of the 19th Amendment, they often incorrectly assume that all women received the right to vote at the same time. By 1920, 15 states had full suffrage, and more had what is often referred to as partial suffrage. Women could vote in some elections, but not all (think local elections or primaries or even school board elections). As many women as there were in support of Suffrage, you also have Anti-Suffrage groups led by women.

In this podcast we discuss the path to the 19th Amendment and some of the champions of the cause. 

Take a listen, there is always more to learn!

The Progressive Era Part 5 - Prohibition - 18th Amendment

The Progressive Era Part 5 - Prohibition - 18th Amendment

March 17, 2022

Well well, we get to our 50th episode and this may be one of our personal favorites. 

We discuss Prohibition, and this one hits home. our great uncle was the owner of two speakeasies in Brooklyn back in the day. We get to immortalize our Great Uncle Rocco (Robert) "Nap" LaSalle, who passed at the age of 99 back in 1992. 

We cover the Volstead Act and how it came to pass, we discover how prohibition ended, we interview Travis from the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, GA, and more.


There is always more to learn. Thank you for listening and tell your friends about us. 

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Progressive Era Part 4: The 16th and 17th Amendments

Progressive Era Part 4: The 16th and 17th Amendments

March 10, 2022

We continue our foray into The Progressive Era and discuss the passing of the 16th and 17th Amendments.


The 16th Amendment started the collecting of a Federal Income Tax, which has increased over time. 

The 17th Amendment changed the way we elect our Senators.

We go into great detail on the how, why, and the benefits  these two amendments to our constitution have provided to the people.

As always there is more to learn.

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The Progressive Era Part 3: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Progressive Era Part 3: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

March 2, 2022

We continue our coverage of the Progressive Era and spend some time delving into the Food and Drug Administration. 


We discuss what it was like before your food was inspected - yuck! You have no idea what went on, and what you truly owe to the supervision of the FDA on our food supply!


We mention Upton Sinclair and the his book, The Jungle, and how it spurred public outcry on how their food was produced, which by the way, was not even the author's original intent!

We go into the humble beginnings of the FDA, how it has expanded, how it fights ongoing criticism, common misconceptions, and how it adapts to science. 

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Progressive Era Part 2: Child Labor Laws & Education Reforms

Progressive Era Part 2: Child Labor Laws & Education Reforms

February 17, 2022

We continue our coverage of The Progressive Era by discussing child labor laws, and education changes during that time. 

Jeananne and I also discuss the challenges facing educators today and how the role of teachers has evolved over time. 


Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

John Dewey Education Reforms

The Progressive Era Part 1

The Progressive Era Part 1

February 10, 2022

This podcast begins our coverage of The Progressive Era. Jeananne has been mentioning "The Progressive Era" in several podcasts, and it is!

Learn how society is transformed during the Progressive Era and some of the public and private sector individuals who had a role in the transformation. 

In part one we touch on Jacob Riis, Ida Tarbell, and settlement houses. We are joined by Katie Vogel, the Public Historian of the Henry Street Settlement in NYC. 

We also will discuss Jane Addams, and Florence Kelley. 

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There is always more to learn!

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