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Join Justin and Cary as they informally discuss each of the 85 Federalist Papers by ripping away the complex language to Monday morning quarterback Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. A podcast for American history buffs and armchair constitutional scholars. New episodes released every other Sunday.

Join Justin and Cary as they informally discuss each of the 85 Federalist Papers by ripping away the complex language to Monday morning quarterback Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. A podcast for American history buffs and armchair constitutional scholars. New episodes released every other Sunday.
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Join Justin and Cary as they informally discuss each of the 85 Federalist Papers by ripping away the complex language to Monday morning quarterback Hamilton, Madison, and Jay. A podcast for American history buffs and armchair constitutional scholars. New episodes released every other Sunday.

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English

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937-536-6450


Episodes

Federalist No. 21 - Staying on the Path - TPF21

6/23/2018
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Justin channels his inner-Hamilton and keeps trying to go off topic. Cary keeps the guys on task and on the path as they discuss Federalist Paper No. 21.

Duration:00:21:57

Post-It Notes!! - TPF 0E

4/16/2018
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The guys are back with an informal episode full of insights and laughs.

Duration:00:48:59

Federalist No. 20 - Crippling Unanimity - TPF20

4/1/2018
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Hamilton and Madison return with one last example of a failed confederacy. This time they discuss The United Netherlands. As Cary points out, once again things look good on paper for The United Netherlands, but in practice they didn’t work out well. One key provision that held it back was the requirement for unanimous consent among its members. Ultimately, the authors end this section of the Federalist Papers with a resounding conclusion that a confederacy, as a form of government, will...

Duration:00:24:45

Federalist No. 19 – More Failed Confederacies - TPF19

3/16/2018
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Hamilton and Madison are back to bring you simultaneously too much detail and also not enough detail at the same time. How do they manage this? Justin and Cary examine the authors’ analysis of German principalities, as well as Polish and Swedish governments.

Duration:00:33:05

Federalist No. 18 – Ancient Greek Societies … Again - TPF18

2/11/2018
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If anyone doubted him, Mr. Hamilton returns to demonstrate his knowledge of ancient Greek societies yet again. Do his references really support the point he is trying to make in this paper? The guys return to discuss that and more in this episode.

Duration:00:39:30

Federalist No. 17 - Whiplash - TPF17

1/20/2018
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Mr. Hamilton once again argues for a stronger federal government relative to the state governments. Justin and Cary welcome everyone to 2018. The guys return to their feuding ways, and debate the importance of this paper in the modern world.

Duration:00:51:38

Federalist No. 16 - A Chain Reaction

12/26/2017
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Mr. Hamilton returns and continues his campaign for a stronger, more centralized form of federal government. Hamilton focuses on how one state’s choice to disobey the authority of the federal government could cause a chain reaction throughout the union that could lead to the destruction of the whole. Justin and Cary return in the final episode of 2017 to discuss Hamilton’s analysis. Enjoy.

Duration:00:36:40

Federatist No. 15 - Shame, Hyperbole, and Cake - TPF15

11/28/2017
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Justin and Cary welcome Matt back to the podcast. Hamilton returns to offer his services as a guide to the reader. He then proceeds to list all of the embarrassments the nation was suffering at the time, and to point out that a law without consequence is really just a suggestion. Numerous pop culture references make there way into the discussion, and in the end the guys agree that cake is always a good thing.

Duration:00:37:03

Mr. Cary Goes to Washington - TPF 0D

10/17/2017
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In this episode Cary discusses his recent trip to Washington D.C. and his thoughts in light of the current project.

Duration:00:25:46

Federalist No. 12 - It Makes the World Go Round - TPF 12

9/13/2017
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Cary and Justin continue their new found cooperative tone. Cary discusses how America is standing at a crossroads. On one side is the traditional notion of gold and silver as the sources of money and wealth. On the other is the newly developing idea of wealth produced through economic trade. Hamilton argues the benefits of America working as a trading block. He makes the argument that the Atlantic Ocean provides a great barrier from European nations. But is Europe really as far away as...

Duration:00:34:34

Federalist No. 10: Enter Mr. Madison - TPF 10

8/12/2017
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Cary and Justin return with a heated debate. In doing so, they cleaverly divide themselves into factions when discussing Federalist No. 10 in which Madison discusses the impact of factions on the government. The guys agree that factions are inevitable, but how do we handle them? Madison was clear that a large democratic republic is necessary to protect the liberty of the individual or minority group from the tyranny of the majority. Was Madison prophetic, or horribly misguided? The guys...

Duration:00:50:46

Federalist No. 8: WAR! - TPF 08

6/28/2017
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In this episode Cary and Justin address Hamilton’s concerns that if the States fail to unite, they will devolve into a state of perpetual militarization and war between themselves. Cary discusses why large states like New York need to be concern with the smaller states. Hamilton warns of the dangers of over militarization, and how this can lead to the suppression of liberty and personal freedoms. Justin discusses how Hamilton’s themes resonate today with the case of Rumsfeld vs. Padilla,...

Duration:00:42:41

Federalist No. 7: iPads, Pizza, and “Rhode Island Bucks” - TPF 07

6/15/2017
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Can you hear us now Mr. Hamilton? The guys are back after having recovered from Hamilton’s mental melee in Federalist No. 6. In this episode, Justin and Cary discuss how the states at the time are like modern day children fighting over an iPad. Hamilton references the Pennamite-Yankee Wars between the citizens of Pennsylvania and Connecticut as an example of why a stronger federal government is needed. Justin questions if doing so was a blunder, or a bold strategic move. Cary delves into...

Duration:00:37:48

Federalist No. 6: Hamilton Tries to Make Our Heads Explode!

5/29/2017
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Justin and Cary welcome Hamilton back to the debate. Hamilton returns with a litany of historical references, and at times seems annoyed with having to spell things out for the Anti-Federalists. The guys break through the references to Hamilton’s basic arguments that individuals can cause nation states to have conflict with each other, and that the Anti-federalists are wrong to assume commercial republics are immune from war. But has history proven the Anti-Federalists right? Or at least...

Duration:00:32:40

Federalist No. 1: An Outline, a Campaign, an Empire - TPF-01

3/27/2017
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Justin and Cary discuss Hamilton’s dramatic outline for the Federalist Papers, and read between the lines of Hamilton’s Anti-Federalist spin as he lets you know the Anti-Federalists hate America.

Duration:00:47:38

Intro - The Federalist Papers: Overview and Historical Context - TPF-0B

3/27/2017
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Justin and Cary discuss the context of the Federalist Papers by highlighting events leading up to their publication. They also compare the Constitution advocated by the Papers to America’s original governing document, The Articles of Confederation.

Duration:01:09:23