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Hosted by internationally acclaimed journalist Michael Goldfarb, this podcast is about history: the history he's reported on, written and lived. Sometimes it will just be him talking, sometimes he is will be in conversation with others who have reported on the history of our times.

Hosted by internationally acclaimed journalist Michael Goldfarb, this podcast is about history: the history he's reported on, written and lived. Sometimes it will just be him talking, sometimes he is will be in conversation with others who have reported on the history of our times.
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Hosted by internationally acclaimed journalist Michael Goldfarb, this podcast is about history: the history he's reported on, written and lived. Sometimes it will just be him talking, sometimes he is will be in conversation with others who have reported on the history of our times.

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@FRDHPodcast

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English


Episodes

FRDH on the BBC: Journey To Ashkenaz

10/22/2018
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In this BBC documentary, FRDH podcast host Michael Goldfarb, goes on a Journey to Ashkenaz. He visits what is today Ukraine which was once the heartland of Ashkenazic Jewry. It is where his father's family comes from. Excellent sound and music in this piece.

Duration:00:27:30

The Democrats in the Midterms: with Brian Klaas

10/2/2018
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The Democrats in the upcoming Midterm elections face a dilemma. Beyond not being the party of Trump who are they? What does the party stand for? How do Democratic leaders square the circle between its urban base and the rural voters it still needs to win power. In a far ranging conversation with Washington Post columnist and political science professor Brian Klaas, FRDH podcast host Michael Goldfarb explores answers to the Democrats' Dilemma at the Midterms.

Duration:00:20:08

On Being Cut Off From History

9/26/2018
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What happens when a group of people are cut off from their history? More specifically their family history. In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb reflects on how children become aware of history and how the Holocaust has cut most of the world's Jews off from their family stories and so cut them off from the main channel of history.

Duration:00:11:26

FRDH Episode 11 Resistance Is Not Futile, But It Ain't Easy

2/28/2017
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Resistance is a beautiful word. It is a Romantic word. It is the word of the moment. But what does resistance really mean? Are you a resister if you simply say you are? Anyone can call themselves a resister and put a hashtag in front of it. Does that make them part of the “#resistance?” Real resistance has an objective and it comes at a price. This FRDH podcast tells several stories of resistance from recent history to see if they have something to teach those who want to resist President...

Duration:00:15:25

FRDH Podcast Episode 10: PTSD, Donald Trump, and Civil War

2/15/2017
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This is a meditation on PTSD and Donald Trump and does the shock from PTSD make it impossible to see Trump and his actions clearly. In this FRDH podcast, Michael Goldfarb analyzes whether his experience of war and reporting from societies that slipped from stability to civil war affect his judgment about the state of America in the Age of Trump. He asks whether committing journalism in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq has left him with PTSD. Does his knowledge of how quickly...

Duration:00:09:49

FRDH Special Trump's Travel Ban

2/3/2017
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President Trump's travel ban has now seen more than 100,000 people lose visas to travel to the US. In this FRDH special, Michael Goldfarb discusses the ban with Iranian, Syrian and Iraqi journalists who have long experience of living and working in the US. Today, thanks to the Executive Order issued January 27th by President Donald Trump: "PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES" these three journalists cannot visit the country because Iran, Syria and...

Duration:00:47:15

FRDH podcast Episode8: America, I Ain't Marchin Anymore

1/17/2017
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America is undergoing historic political change as Donald Trump is sworn in as President. It is an "un President ed" break with history. No one, not even Ronald Reagan has represented such a dramatic break with the past since the days of Franklin Roosevelt and maybe ever. People are finding it hard to make sense of the impending new era and so is Michael Goldfarb, host of FRDH Podcast. In this episode he free associates his way through his own and America's history for the last half century...

Duration:00:15:52

FRDH Special: How America Got This Way

12/16/2016
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2016 was by any measure an historic year. A different America revealed itself to its own people and to the rest of the world. Donald Trump was unlike any Presidential candidate in history and now is set to be President. This FRDH podcast special explores How America Got This Way. FRDH stands for First Rough Draft of History, which is what journalists like to say they are writing and in this FRDH special four London-based journalists with a cumulative century of reporting on America and the...

Duration:00:47:47

FRDH Episode 6: Paradigm shift Today, A Parable From the Past to Help Understand

11/25/2016
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Memoir as history. The paradigm in American politics has shifted since the election. It has many people racking their memories for a historical parallel, some source of guidance. This parable from the late 1970's in New York might help. It's a story about finding the courage to stand up when bad change happens in your society. Love, literature, torture and courage all figure in this story. It takes place in New York and Athens and in memory. Give me 15 minutes and I will give you the past as...

Duration:00:15:12

FRDH Ep5: Memo to President-elect, Mass Deportation, a History

11/16/2016
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Donald Trump has reiterated his intention to deport millions of people who entered America illegally. The history of mass deportation indicates that's easier said than done

Duration:00:07:58

FRDH Podcast Ep 4: Mind Of The South

11/10/2016
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Social History: "Whoever wants to understand the heart and mind of America better know baseball" Jacques Barzun. Not really. They better know the South, the region that more than any other shapes US politics. This piece from 2004 foreshadows much of what shaped the election of Donald Trump + great music.

Duration:00:41:08