History Talk from Origins http://wyso.org en The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights http://wyso.org/post/debate-over-same-sex-marriage-and-lgbtq-rights <p>The rapid shift in attitudes toward <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/road-same-sex-marriage-lesbian-mothers-gay-fathers-and-american-family">same-sex marriage</a> in the United States has been one of the most dramatic cultural transformations in recent memory. But with these changes have come many questions and tensions. Is the focus on the <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/real-marriage-revolution">politics of <i>marriage</i></a> limiting to broader rights movement? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 53427 at http://wyso.org The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights The Terrors of Suicide Bombing http://wyso.org/post/terrors-suicide-bombing <p>Many consider <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/human-use-human-beings-brief-history-suicide-bombing">suicide bombing</a> an exclusively recent or even novel phenomenon, carried out by crazed individuals that defy all reason. But is this actually the case? When and why did suicide bombing begin? Are there similarities among Russian anarchists of the nineteenth century, kamikaze pilots, and today’s suicide bombers? How can the history inform policy decisions to try and prevent such acts?</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:24:57 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 51948 at http://wyso.org The Terrors of Suicide Bombing The Politics of International Sport http://wyso.org/post/politics-international-sport <p>Jesse Owens winning four gold medals in front of Adolf Hitler in 1936 Berlin. The 1942 Dynamo Kyiv soccer team which went on to defeat Hitler’s squad after being told, “If you win, you die.” Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising gloved hands in the Black Power salute in 1968. <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/article/russia-gay-rights-and-sochi-olympics">Gay rights and Vladimir Putin’s Russia</a> at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:41:58 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 50259 at http://wyso.org The Politics of International Sport The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part II http://wyso.org/post/fate-crimea-future-ukraine-part-ii <p> The crisis between Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union/United States continues to dominate headlines with fears of a second cold war or worse emerging. In <a href="http://wyso.org/post/fate-crimea-future-ukraine-part-i">Part I</a> of this podcast double-feature, we discussed Crimea’s rich and varied history.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 50257 at http://wyso.org The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part II The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I http://wyso.org/post/fate-crimea-future-ukraine-part-i <p>The world has been electrified these past weeks by the explosive events in Ukraine: a dramatic political revolution in Kyiv's Freedom Square, the surprise annexation of Crimea into Russia, and rising tensions between Russia and the United States/European Union that are reminiscent of the darkest of Cold War days.</p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:36:41 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 48501 at http://wyso.org The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I