Frdh Podcast With Michael Goldfarb

Sinopse

Host FRDH podcast. Radio essayist and documentarist for the BBC and NPR. Historian and author of Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace and Emancipation.

Episódios

  • All My Presidents (and one Prime Minister): Clinton and Bush

    All My Presidents (and one Prime Minister): Clinton and Bush

    21/10/2020 Duração: 17min

    This edition of All My Presidents looks at Bill Clinton George W Bush and the British Prime Minister who links them, Tony Blair. FRDH host Michael Goldfarb, who reported on all three men during his time working for NPR, reflects on how presidential power can overwhelm the most cynical reporter and the most idealistic Prime MInister. Give him 17 minutes. He has some stories to tell.

  • All My Presidents: Carter and Reagan

    All My Presidents: Carter and Reagan

    06/10/2020 Duração: 16min

    As Election 2020 approaches, this All My Presidents episode of FRDH looks at Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Host Michael Goldfarb looks at America as it completed its transition from the New Deal/Civil Rights era of Democratic party dominance to the Reactionary Age of the Republicans. With a bit about the Supreme Court, as well.

  • QAnon: Whos In Charge, Here?

    QAnon: Who's In Charge, Here?

    20/09/2020 Duração: 12min

    Even before the election season, American society was being convulsed by new social/political movements but no one seemed to be in charge of them: QAnon and Black Lives Matter. In this FRDH podcast, host Michael Goldfarb looks at the 21st century history of activist political movements and wonders why so many have failed, except QAnon.

  • All My Presidents: Eisenhower and Kennedy

    All My Presidents: Eisenhower and Kennedy

    08/09/2020 Duração: 14min

    In this podcast originally broadcast on the BBC in 2016, FRDH podcast host Michael Goldfarb looks back at the first presidents whose terms in office he lived through; Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. He reflects on the president's role beyond politics in shaping American's sense of themselves. The stories he tells give a hint at the long downhill run American society has taken from the days of Eisenhower and Kennedy to a presidential choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

  • Biden/Harris: the Pandemic Campaign and Postal Voting

    Biden/Harris: the Pandemic Campaign and Postal Voting

    15/08/2020 Duração: 17min

    The Biden/Harris ticket has been announced, now how do the pair campaign in a pandemic? In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb speaks to Democratic party organizer Meg Ansara, veteran of the 2012 Obama Campaign and the 2016 Clinton campaign about how to overcome the challenges of getting out the vote when you can't just knock on somebody's front door and ask to come in. Give us 17:33 of your time to explain how to do it

  • 100 Days Til the US Election: What Is The Reality?

    100 Days Til the US Election: What Is The Reality?

    25/07/2020 Duração: 11min

    With a little under 100 Days til the US Election no one is sure what the reality of the race is. It is a measure of just how norm-shattering, traumatic, and, frankly, bizarre Donald Trump’s years in office have been that virtually no one feels confident that the previous history of US Presidential election is a guide to what will happen on November 3rd. In this FRDH Podcast Michael Goldfarb tries to see through the twitter induced paranoia engulfing American society to the historical precedents that should be providing the key to understanding the situation.

  • A Summer Story: Bastille Day 1970

    A Summer Story: Bastille Day 1970

    14/07/2020 Duração: 14min

    Forget about the misery of summer 2020 and let FRDH host Michael Goldfarb tell you a summer story about Bastille Day 1970 in Paris. This departure from the usual subjects of FRDH podcast will take your mind off our present troubles.

  • Mississippi 1995: A Conversation About Race

    Mississippi 1995: A Conversation About Race

    03/07/2020 Duração: 29min

    A conversation about race from 1995 when FRDH host Michael Goldfarb traveled around Mississippi. Racial tensions are once again convulsing America and these two talks from a series made for the BBC a quarter of a century ago show much and how little has changed. The conversations about race Americans keep saying is necessary, Goldfarb had them in Mississippi 25 years ago, they are like nothing you expect.

  • Post-Pandemic: Making an Economics of Belonging

    Post-Pandemic: Making an Economics of Belonging

    28/06/2020 Duração: 27min

    An interview with Martin Sandbu of the Financial Times about his new book, The Economics of Belonging. Even before coronavirus struck many people did not feel a sense of belonging to the economy. Sandbu's book is an analysis of the problem and some suggestions for how to address it post-pandemic. He explains just how to FRDH host Michael Goldfarb in this clear and direct economic discussion.

  • Look Whats Happening Out In The Streets: Now and Then

    Look What's Happening Out In The Streets: Now and Then

    07/06/2020 Duração: 13min

    "Look what's happening out in the streets," sang the Jefferson Airplane half a century ago. Now, as then, the Airplane could sing, "Look what's happening out in the streets" about demonstrations sparked by the murder of George Floyd. In this FRDH podcast Michael Goldfarb looks at the differences and the similarities between two uprisings of people against the police and a government that has lost moral legitimacy in their eyes.

  • Post-Pandemic Lockdown: How Will We Travel?

    Post-Pandemic Lockdown: How Will We Travel?

    24/05/2020 Duração: 17min

    The pandemic lockdown is coming to an end, summer is beginning, how will we travel? Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked, the definitive investigation into the travel industry, talks with FRDH host Michael Goldfarb about an impossible situation: Airlines are still not operating, countries have not opened their borders, what happens now? The travel industry represents 10% of global gdp ... if it can't get up and running quickly can the world's economy avoid depression. And if does get up and running, can the planet stand the strain? Give us 17 minutes to explore the answers for you.

  • Four Dead in Ohio

    Four Dead in Ohio

    04/05/2020 Duração: 56min

    In a program first broadcast on the BBC, Four Dead in Ohio tells the story of the Kent State Massacre, May 4th 1970. On that day the National Guard opened fire on several hundred students at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio. Four were killed, nine wounded. Two weeks later, two more students were gunned down at Jackson State in MIssissippi. IN this documentary built around sound recorded at Kent on the day and other sources, and interviews with survivors, Michael Goldfarb tells the story of the killings. he looks at how the event still influences politics and protest in an America as divided now as it was on that day.

  • Pandemic Poetry: Rivers, Roads and Realms of Gold

    Pandemic Poetry: Rivers, Roads and Realms of Gold

    02/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    Forget being locked in during the coronavirus pandemic and listen to some poetry. Travel down rivers and roads into realms of Gold and everywhere from your local sidewalk to the Great Wall of China. FRDH host Michael Goldfarb reads work by John Keats, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Walt Whitman

  • The Most Frightening Pandemic Number of All

    The Most Frightening Pandemic Number of All

    23/04/2020 Duração: 11min

    There are so many numbers being thrown around during the pandemic but only one is truly frighening: 26 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits. What does it mean when so many lose their jobs in just over a month? It's never happened before. In this FRDH podcast, nost MIchael Goldfarb looks at the frightening precedents of earlier eras of mass unemployment. Give him 11:18 to explain it all to you.

  • Parsing the Pandemic Numbers

    Parsing the Pandemic Numbers

    05/04/2020 Duração: 13min

    In any highly reported catastrophe like the coronavirus pandemic the numbers reported in the press need to be parsed with care. In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb casts a veteran journalist's sceptical eye over the pandemic numbers and offers helpful hints for parsing them.

  • Lambs and Mercy: Poems for a Worrying Time

    Lambs and Mercy: Poems for a Worrying Time

    21/03/2020 Duração: 16min

    We need more poems in day to day life, especially now when everyone has time to contemplate the deep distillations of experience that poets create. In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb reads poems by William Blake, John Clare and Philip Levine about lambs, springtime, mercy and love. Something we can all use in this time of self-isolation and disease.

  • Looking for Ghosts

    Looking for Ghosts

    15/03/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    Forget the Coronavirus panic and listen to these ghost stories. Five tales of when I went looking for ghosts among the forgotten of Europe. Each one is around 14 minutes long. You can listen in one go or dip in/dip out. My stories of looking for ghosts are guaranteed to take your mind off the chaos outside your door. Share with friends.

  • Bible Study for Atheists: Solomon’s Wisdom  A Divided Society

    Bible Study for Atheists: Solomon’s Wisdom & A Divided Society

    08/03/2020 Duração: 10min

    America is a divided society, what can the Bible story of Solomon's wisdom in deciding who the true mother of the child is teach us about healing this division. In this Bible Study for Atheists edition of FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb looks at the message of this well-known story and applies it to healing the rift between America's two sides. Give him 10 minutes of your time.

  • Sanders ≠ Corbyn or Anyone Else, That May Be HIs Secret

    Sanders ≠ Corbyn or Anyone Else, That May Be HIs Secret

    14/02/2020 Duração: 13min

    In the latest attacks by the newsmedia on the Democratic frontrunner, Bernie Sanders, is being compared to Britain's Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a loser by any definition. But does this comparison hold up? In this FRDH podcast MIchael Goldfarb takes the Sanders-Corbyn comparison apart and explores why the press hates Bernie and has failed to explore how he got to the front of the pack.

  • The Paradox of Tolerance and the First Amendment

    The Paradox of Tolerance and the First Amendment

    31/01/2020 Duração: 19min

    How much tolerance should we give to people who put forward propaganda as journalism claiming the protections of the First Amendment? Look at America today, hopelessly divided, how much of that division is an example of the Paradox of Tolerance? Should a tolerant society turn its back on its intolerant members? In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb puzzles out the limits of a free press.

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