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Ohio V. The World

by Evergreen Podcasts

An American History podcast, hosted by Alex Hastie.

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Part One: The Rise and Fall of American Fascism, A Cautionary Tale

55m · Published 19 Mar 10:02
Alex details the rise of anti-semitic and fascist groups during the Depression in America. These groups hatred of Jews, FDR and core American values spreads across the country and its roots begin in Ohio and the entire Midwest. The Radio Priest, Father Charles Coughlin, becomes the most popular media figure in US history. His demagoguery propels these anti-semitic ideas into the mainstream. Guest Andrew Layton of the Coughlin-based hit podcastRadioactive, joins the program to discuss the power of Coughlin and his hate filled radio sermons, especially in Cleveland. Bradley Hart and Mike Cikraji detail the forgotten pro-Nazi group, the German American Bund and how such a group of outcasts could actually sell out Madison Square Garden for a "Pro-American Rally" in 1939. This episode is more rise than fall but make sure you listen to Part One first before going to Part 2. LINKS to our GUESTS: Bradley W. Hart's new podcast theStar Spangled Fascism Podcastis out NOW. Link herehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/star-spangled-fascism-podcast/id1729473516 Bradley W. Hart's fantastic book Hitler's American Friends (2018) buy it HERE.https://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-American-Friends-Reichs-Supporters/dp/1250148952?asin=1250871883&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Andrew Lapin's hit podcastRadioactive,download here or wherever you get your podcastshttps://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/radioactive Samantha Seiple's book,Nazi Saboteurs,is available on Audible or buy in print herehttps://shop.scholastic.com/teachers-ecommerce/teacher/books/nazi-saboteurs-9781338259148.html Mike Cikraji's in depth and fantastic bookHistory of the Cleveland Naziscan bought herehttps://www.amazon.com/History-Cleveland-Nazis-1933-1945/dp/1500872792 Contact the show at [email protected] or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out the Evergreen Podcast Network for Ohio v. the World and hundreds of other great podcasts here. www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Part Two: The Rise and Fall of American Fascism, A Cautionary Tale

56m · Published 19 Mar 10:00
Part Two: Ohio v. Fascism. The cautionary tale of the rise and fall of American Fascism in the 1930s is explored in detail in Part Two of our Season 8 premiere. Nazi Germany and her allies in the US are defeated as World War II begins in Europe but not without a fight. The propaganda effort finds an effective home on Capitol Hill with George Sylvester Viereck and a group of sympathetic Congressmen. The America First Committee finds massive support stateside with the help of celebrity members and none more important than American hero, Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh and the AFC's conspiratorial and anti-semitic rhetoric further divides the country until a historic attack on America unites the country like never before. An Ohioan, back in the Reich, helps lead a failed sabotage mission on US soil that has dire consequences for the saboteurs. LINKS to our guests: Bradley W. Hart's new podcast the Star Spangled Fascism Podcast is out NOW. Link here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/star-spangled-fascism-podcast/id1729473516 Bradley W. Hart's fantastic book Hitler's American Friends (2018) buy it HERE. https://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-American-Friends-Reichs-Supporters/dp/1250148952?asin=1250871883&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Andrew Lapin's hit podcast Radioactive, download here or wherever you get your podcasts https://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/radioactive Samantha Seiple's book, Nazi Saboteurs, is available on Audible or buy in print here https://shop.scholastic.com/teachers-ecommerce/teacher/books/nazi-saboteurs-9781338259148.html Mike Cikraji's in depth and fantastic book History of the Cleveland Nazis can bought here https://www.amazon.com/History-Cleveland-Nazis-1933-1945/dp/1500872792 Contact the show at [email protected] or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out the Evergreen Podcast Network for Ohio v. the World and hundreds of other great podcasts here. www.evergreenpodcasts.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

UPDATE: Season 8 Premieres 3.5.24

4m · Published 31 Dec 14:54
We're back! Season 8 of Ohio v. the World drops on March 5, 2024. Thanks for being patient through our 2023 hiatus but Season 8 is in production and on its way to your ears. Go back and listen to all of our 99 episodes on the Evergreen Podcast Network https://evergreenpodcasts.com/ohio-v-the-world Email us at [email protected] with show ideas or to get an OvTW t-shirt. Free shipping and free bumper stickers with every order. See you in March! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ohio's Festival Disasters: BalloonFest '86, AmeriFlora and More

1h 12m · Published 25 Oct 09:00
FyreFest, Altamont, Woodstock '99, Astroworld are some of the biggest festival disasters in American history, today we'll look at some of the most flawed festivals in Ohio history in our Season 7 Finale. We start with BalloonFest '86 a fatally flawed world record setting balloon release festival in Downtown Cleveland. We relive the ecological disaster and dangerous consequences of the City of Cleveland's releasing of 1.5 million balloons in September 1986. We're joined by Cleveland sports personality and Twitter legend Chris McNeill, better known as Reflog_18 on Twitter to discuss 1980s Cleveland and the ill-fated BalloonFest '86. We'll also talk about Chris McNeill's leading role in the "Perfect Season Parade" to protest the Cleveland Browns winless 2017 NFL season. Follow Reflog_18 on Twitter and check out his Ohio-based weekly sports show, the BIGPLAY Reflog Show here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqGMjGtAUKxlthtZ7hXt7Q Next we revisit the economic disaster that was AmeriFlora '92 in Columbus, Ohio. This horticultural exhibition was everything and nothing. Part theme park, part flower show, part mixed message branding nightmare. This $95 million boondoggle projected some 5+ million visitors but fell way short of those numbers. Tim Trad, the creator of onlyincbus, details the big swing and miss that was AmeriFlora '92. Follow @onlyincbus on Instagram and check out Tim's incredibly interesting content here www.onlyincbus.com We go all the way back to the 1950s for one of the first failed music festivals in American history. We replay an interview from a previous episode with Jerry DePizzo of the famous Ohio rock band O.A.R. about 1952's Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland. The rock n' roll concert was hosted by the famous radio DJ Alan Freed, the man credited with popularizing the phrase rock n' roll. We follow Alan Freed's career and his disastrous event at the Cleveland Arena in March 1952, regarded by many as the first rock festival in the United States. Lastly, we sit down with friend of the show Vince Tornero to discuss the wildly successful concert series the World Series of Rock in Cleveland during the 1970s. We hear clips from his great new podcast season for the Evergreen Podcast Network show PrOHfiles called The Wrath of the Buzzard. His show documents the meteoric rise and fall of 100.7 WMMS - the iconic Cleveland FM rock station that proved to be one of the most influential radio stations of all time. We also discuss the disasterous 1979 World Series of Rock that resulted in violence and even the breakup of the famous band Aerosmith following their headlining performance at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Check out The Wrath of the Buzzard here https://evergreenpodcasts.com/prohfiles We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Thanks for listening to Season 7, we'll see you all again in 2023 for Season 8. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cassie Chadwick: The Gilded Age's Most Infamous Con Woman

1h 2m · Published 11 Oct 09:00
In the penultimate episode of Season 7, Alex travels back to the Gilded Age to uncover the forgotten story of the greatest con woman of the era, Cleveland's Cassie Chadwick. In the second part of a two-part con artist series, Alex tells the story of how Cassie defrauded some $60 million from banks using her alleged connection to America's richest man, Andrew Carnegie. We're joined by two great guests to tell us the immigrant stories of Cassie Chadwick and Andrew Carnegie in the Gilded Age. Author William Hazelwood joins the program to discuss his new book Greed in the Gilded Age: The Brilliant Con of Cassie Chadwick (2022). Hazelwood brings Cassie's story back to life from her humble petty criminal days in Canada to her many scams in her new home in Cleveland, Ohio. Buy William's book here. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/greed-in-the-gilded-age-william-elliott-hazelgrove/1139927521 Our second guest and our favorite recurring guest is Bruce Carlson from the podcast My History Can Beat Up Your Politics rejoins the show to discuss the rise of Andrew Carnegie from Scottish immigrant child laborer to steel magnate to the richest man in America. It's Cassie's claim that she's Carnegie's illegitimate daughter that sparks her greatest con that would lead to her con story captivating the entire country in 1905 and landed her behind bars. Check out Bruce's amazing podcast here or wherever you get your podcasts. https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Rate and Review the show on iTunes and we'll read your review on the air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

John Spano: The Greatest Con Man On Ice

58m · Published 20 Sep 09:00
Alex tells the story of John Spano, the con man who managed to buy a National Hockey League team despite having almost no money. Spano's ill-fated purchase of the New York Islanders in 1997 is examined with the journalist who lead the investigation that exposed one of the biggest scams in American sports history. Alex is joined by John Valenti of Newsday on the 25th Anniversary of the the con man who nearly brought down an NHL franchise and the league's commissioner. Spano, an Ohio native, had lied about nearly everything and still managed to purchase and control the storied Islanders franchise for more than 3 months. We look at his youth near Ashtabula, Ohio, where he played football with Urban Meyer. Spano was only 32 when he duped the Islanders and the NHL into selling him the team. John Valenti walks us through the fraud and the staggering lack of due diligence done on Spano's finances. As his many and unbelievable excuses for his non-payment build, our guest, John Valenti, begins to investigate John Spano and quickly exposes Spano as a con artist. When the NHL finally removes him and federal investigators close in it takes Valenti to track down Spano when he skips town to the Caribbean. Valenti recalls the Newsday team's investigation, that he led, and its role in bringing down Spano and ultimately sending him to federal prison for fraud. We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Rate and Review the show on iTunes and we'll read your review on the air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Thomas Edison's Brilliant Life, Told In Reverse

1h 15m · Published 06 Sep 09:00
Alex finally gets around to telling the story of the most famous Ohioan, Thomas Alva Edison. We sit down with the leading Edison scholars to discuss his amazing life of invention and innovation. And to spice it up we tell the story of "the Wizard of Menlo Park" in reverse, from death to birth. Alex details his most important inventions from electric light to motion pictures to the phonograph and sound recordings. We're joined by Dr. Paul Israel from Rutgers University, the Director of the Thomas A. Edison Papers and author of Edison: A Life of Invention (2000). Dr. Israel describes the modern world we live in being built by Edison. The telephone, the music business, television and movies were all invented or innovated by Edison and his team's work at their Menlo Park in New Jersey. Dr. Israel manages over 5 million papers in the Edison collection and buy his book Edison: A Life of Invention https://www.amazon.com/Edison-Life-Invention-Paul-Israel/dp/0471362700 Ernest Freeberg, author and professor of history at the University of Tennessee also joins the program to discuss Edison's most famous invention: electric light. The history of electric light, the impact on the world and the innovation involved it bringing to the entire world are discussed. His great book, The Age of Edison (2013) analyzes the invention of Edison's incandescent light bulb from every angle and gives incredible insight in the inventor himself. Such a great read. Buy it here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/307057/the-age-of-edison-by-ernest-freeberg/ Lastly, we're joined by Robert Wheeler, the president of the Board at the Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan, OH. Robert, a relative of Edison, discusses Edison's family life and his youth in the small town of Milan up by Lake Erie. Go check out the excellent museum at www.tomedison.org We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Rate and Review the show on iTunes and we'll read your review on the air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mary Church Terrell: A Life of Activism from Emancipation to Desegregation

1h 14m · Published 23 Aug 09:00
Mary Church Terrell was born in 1863 the year of the Emancipation Proclamation and died months after the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. Over four generations, she was involved in fighting for African American rights on the front lines. A truly remarkable life. Her story is too little told but there's so much to get to. We're joined by four guests to discuss her 90 years of struggle against injustice, including her formative years in the Buckeye State. Joan Quigley, author and attorney, discusses Mary's battles from suffrage, founding the NACW and the NAACP, anti-lynching legislation and her victory in the US Supreme Court to desegregate Washington DC. Joan's book about MCT, Just Another Southern City (2016) is a fantastic read and you can buy it here. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-another-southern-town-joan-quigley/1121877528 Alison Parker, professor of history at the University of Delaware and author of Unceasing Militant (2020), a new biography of Mary Church Terrell joins the show. We discuss Molly Church's life: born into slavery, her lifelong love of education and the many social justice issues she addressed in her incredible life. Give Alison's book, Unceasing Militant, a read by clicking link here https://www.amazon.com/Unceasing-Militant-Terrell-Franklin-American/dp/1469659387/ We also head to historic Oberlin College, Mary's alma mater and meet with Ken Grossi, archivist and Eboni Johnson from the Mary Church Terrell Library. Ken and Eboni discuss her years in Ohio from her early childhood through her graduation at Oberlin in 1884. We analyze her time in Ohio and the influence of Oberlin, one of the first co-educational and mutli-racial, colleges in America at its founding in 1833. Check out the excellent digital exhibit from Oberlin on their famous alum, Mary Church Terrell here https://terrell.oberlincollegelibrary.org/scalar/mct/index We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Rate and Review the show on iTunes and we'll read your review on the air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Battle of Midway: Epic Turning Point and Ohio's Unsung Hero of WWII

1h 14m · Published 09 Aug 09:00
We're back from summer break for the 2nd half of Season 7! We're locked and loaded over the skies of Midway Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for the biggest and most consequential battle in US Naval history: the Battle of Midway. Fought by air and sea on June 4, 1942, the United States defeated Imperial Japan and turned the tide of World War II forever. We explore the key contribution by US Navy code breaker, Joe Rochefort, from Dayton, Ohio that lead to the American's successful ambush of the Japanese fleet. We're joined by two excellent military historians: Trent Hone and Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, US Army (Ret.). to discuss all things Midway. From Pearl Harbor to Doolittle's Raid, Col. Mansoor takes us through the US military's string of losses in the first six months of the Pacific War. Trent Hone, author of the upcoming book Mastering the Art of Command, about Admiral Chester Nimitz, explains the most analyzed naval battle in US history with aplomb and clarity. Buy Trent's new book here when it's released on September 15 by the US Naval Institute. https://www.usni.org/press/books/mastering-art-command Both guests help us discovery the unsung hero of WWII, Joe Rochefort, naval officer and cryptanalyst that cracked the Japanese code and set up the American surprise attack at the Battle of Midway. We go through the intelligence and how Rochefort tricked the Japanese into giving away the time and place of their big attack. Rochefort, born in Dayton, Ohio, sadly did not receive the credit he deserved for decades following Midway. Dr. Peter Mansoor, the General Raymond E.Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at the Ohio State University joins the show for the first time and discusses the battle in real time as the US sinks 4 Japanese aircraft carriers to turn the tide of the Pacific War. Trent Hone discusses the most consequential 15 minutes in American military history to that time. We also are joined by a previous guest, Beth Weinhardt, retired historian of the Westerville Public Library, from an interview about Rochefort's mentor, Agnes Mayer Driscoll. Driscoll, of Westerville, broke the early Japanese codes and taught Rochefort everything she knew about cryptography and played a role in the victory at Midway. Listen to our episode from 2017 about Aggie's groundbreaking career here...https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ohio-v-the-world/id1210853919?i=1000395313820 We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Rate and Review the show on iTunes and we'll read your review on the air. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Polio Crusade: How America Learned to Love Vaccines

1h 15m · Published 12 Jul 09:00
Alex dives into the biggest medical experiment of the 20th Century: the development of the polio vaccines and the story of rivalry between its creators, Drs. Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk. A disease that was terrorizing parents all over the United States, the polio virus changed American medical history. We sit down with four amazing medical experts to discuss the polio crusade and its lessons for our current vaccine debates while analyzing the efforts of Dr. Albert Sabin from Cincinnati, Ohio and his oral polio vaccine that helps to nearly rid the world of this terrible virus. Dr. Paul Offit joins the show to discuss the terror that was the polio epidemic in the first half of the 20th Century and how America ultimately took the experimental vaccines in overwhelming numbers. Offit, from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the FDA's Vaccine Advisory Board has written extensively on the polio virus. Dr. Offit's new book You Bet Your Life (2021) discusses how there's inherent and very real risk involved in all medical innovations in our history. Polio and COVID-19 are no exception. Paul discusses the "Cutter Incident" in 1955, which stopped the polio vaccination process and his thoughts on vaccine skepticism in modern times. Buy Dr. Offit's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08S3DL19Y We're joined by Brandy Schillace, science historian and author, to discuss the rivalry between Albert Sabin and Jonas Salk and why polio becomes such a problem for middle class America in the 1950s. Brandy teaches us about the importance of the messaging in the success of the polio vaccine rollout and its stark differences as a case study compared to the COVID vaccine rollout. Brandy's new book Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher (Simon & Schuster 2021) can be purchased here and it's a truly fantastic read. https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Mr-Humble-and-Dr-Butcher/Brandy-Schillace/9781982113780 Michael Flamm, professor of history at Ohio Wesleyan University, joins the program for the first and likely not the last time. Professor Flamm is the creator of How 1954 Changed the World on Audible.com and he joins the program to discuss "the greatest public health experiment" in US history up until that time. Professor Flamm highlights the careers of Sabin and Salk, their epic rivalry and how the Greatest Generation embraced the polio vaccine despite the uncertainties. Dr. Randy Sharma joins the program to discuss the effects of the polio virus on its child victims in the 1940s and 50s, things like the terrible solitude of the "iron lungs" and Sabin's early vaccine trials in Chillicothe and Cincinnati, Ohio. We're proud to be part of the Evergreen Podcast Network. Go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com for our show and dozens of other great podcasts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Don't hesitate to reach out to Alex by email at [email protected] with a future show idea or to buy one of our great Ohio v. the World t-shirts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ohio V. The World has 103 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 122:29:26. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on November 28th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on March 24th, 2024 02:20.

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