History Talk from Origins

Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy

Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone, produced by Ohio State's Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.

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History Talk from Origins
10:35 am
Sat July 26, 2014

The Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ Rights

The rapid shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage 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 politics of marriage limiting to broader rights movement?

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History Talk from Origins
12:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

The Terrors of Suicide Bombing

Many consider suicide bombing 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?

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History Talk from Origins
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The Politics of International Sport

New stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, one of the 2014 World Cup host cities

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. Gay rights and Vladimir Putin’s Russia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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History Talk from Origins
10:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part II

Credit Nessa Gnatoush

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 Part I of this podcast double-feature, we discussed Crimea’s rich and varied history.

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History Talk from Origins
4:36 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I

Credit Nessa Gnatoush

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.

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