Working Historians
Gregory Robinson - Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

Gregory Robinson - Adjunct Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University

July 23, 2020

Dr. Gregory Robinson teaches history for Southern New Hampshire University. In this episode we discuss his career teaching high school students, his research into Native American trickster gods and other aspects of mythology, his brief stint as a playwright, and the connections he has drawn between history and motorcycles.

This episode’s recommendations: Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States (Harper Collins, 2015), https://www.harpercollins.com/products/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states-howard-zinn Seamus Heaney, Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Farrar, Strous, and Giroux, 2000), https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374111199 Gar Alperovitz, Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (Pluto Press, 1994), http://www.plutobooks.com/9780745309477/atomic-diplomacy/ Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days: JFK in the White House (Houghton Mifflin, 1965) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Violence: America in the Sixties (New American Library, 1968) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., “Origins of the Cold War,” Foreign Affairs 46:1 (October 1967) Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Crisis of Confidence: Ideas, Power, and Violence in America (1969) Vikings (TV Show), https://www.history.com/shows/vikings New Books Network, https://newbooksnetwork.com/

Larry Tye - Author and Director, Health Coverage Fellowship

Larry Tye - Author and Director, Health Coverage Fellowship

July 9, 2020

Larry Tye is a journalist and the Director of Health Coverage Fellowship, which helps print, radio, TV, and online journalists and editors better cover health care issues. He also recently published Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Joe McCarthy. In this episode, we discuss the book, Larry’s background, and his perspective on the state of journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larry Tye, Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Joe McCarthy (Houghton Mifflin, 2020): https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/Demagogue/9781328959720 Health Coverage Fellowship: https://www.bluecrossmafoundation.org/programs/health-coverage-fellowship

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