The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, History Unplugged, Fall Of Rome and Dirty John.

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Episodes

Introducing American History Tellers | 1

American History Tellers. Our History, Your Story Premieres January 3rd.

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The Cold War – An Ideological War | 1

For nearly 50 years, the United States and Soviet Union waged a global war of ideas fueled by politics, intrigue, and nuclear weapons. But how did the polarized ideologies of…

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The Cold War – Hearts and Minds | 2

Forget trenches, infantry and tanks. The United States and Soviet Union fought the Cold War with ideas and information. Episode 2 describes the cunning of Soviet propaganda campaigns. The United States…

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The Cold War – Nuclear Fear | 3

What is the United States to do when direct conflict with the Soviet Union promises almost certain annihilation? They turned to proxy wars and psychological warfare with the threat of…

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The Cold War – The Nature of Risk | 4

Americans were desperate to find hope in the shadow of the bomb. Miracle cures, cheap energy, and even brand new atomic gardens: the wonders of the atom were ours to…

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Bonus | The Cold War Recap | 5

Welcome to a special bonus episode of American History Tellers! We wanted to remind you what we covered in Episodes 1 through 4, so if you’re new to this show,…

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The Cold War – The Long 1960s | 6

America sent a man to the moon in 1969, and with Neil Armstrong’s first steps, the United States projected to the world an image of American power, wealth and achievement….

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The Cold War – Last Man Standing | 7

In the early 1970s, while trying to wind down the war in Vietnam, President Richard Nixon made overtures to Moscow and Beijing that would usher in a new era of…

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Credits

Host: Lindsay Graham

Executive Producer: Heman Lopez

Executive Producer: Marshall Lewy

Producer: Jenny Lower

Associate Producer: Emma Courland

Producer: Katie Long

Host: Lindsay Graham

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