Latest Episodes

Honoring A Better Angel of Our Nature

JDK observes this year’s MLK Day by taking listeners through MLK’s famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Written in 1963 in the midst of the battle against segregation, the letter still…

Fearing Fear Itself

Episode 53: “Fearing Fear Itself” JDK kicks off the second year of the show by looking back on the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, providing insights from history…

One Year In the Life of Us

Episode 52: JDK commemorates one year of the show by visiting with his producer, Stacy Heller, about the twists and turns the show has taken since its debut. From its…

We Don’t Need No Stinking Resolutions

Episode 51: “We Don’t Need No Stinking Resolutions” JDK welcomes in his producer and friend, Stacy Heller, to talk about their dislike of New Year’s resolutions and what they think…

The Sannyasi Santa

Episode 50: “The Sannyasi Santa” JDK explores the historical roots of Santa Claus, talks about why he believes Santa is Real, and explores how acts of giving can be the…

A History Nerd’s Q and A Episode

Episode 49: “A History Nerd’s Q and A Episode” JDK opens up his mailbag to answer questions he received from listeners about last week’s episode on the 80th anniversary of…

The Week After Infamy

Episode 48: “The Week After Infamy” JDK dives into his grandmother’s World War II scrapbook as a portal to talk about the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl…

Time, Treasures, and Talents

Episode 47: “Time, Treasures, and Talents” On the eve of “Giving Tuesday,” JDK explores the value of giving money, time, and talents to one of the (literally) millions of different…

Thanksgiving Hits and Mythses

Episode 46: “Thanksgiving Hits and Mythses” JDK separates history from myth in the Thanksgiving holiday as celebrated in both the U.S. and Canada, and poses a challenge for us all…

Put 346 Names On Your Wall

Episode 45: “Put 346 Names On Your Wall” JDK does a sharp turn this week to present a kind of “open letter” and offer an opportunity to the giant Boeing…