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 Aug 15, 2019


“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the 50 years that have passed since the moon landing, as presidential documents have been declassified and secret programs have been revealed, a wilder story has begun to emerge. “Moonrise,” a new Washington Post narrative mini-series, digs into the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, the transformation of American society and politics, and even the birth of science fiction, to unearth what really drove us to the moon. Join host Lillian Cunningham (of the Presidential and Constitutional podcasts) as she uncovers a story that has so much to reveal about America -- and about the dreams and nightmares of being human on this Earth.

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Oct 17, 2023
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Jun 30, 2023
Introducing “Field Trip”
Jun 14, 2023
The Dark Moon
Oct 22, 2019
Magnificent Desolation
Oct 15, 2019
The Beyond
Oct 08, 2019
JFK and the Secret Tapes
Oct 01, 2019
A New Frontier
Sep 24, 2019
Nightmare on the Hill
Sep 17, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
The Bomb and the Saucer
Aug 20, 2019
Inside the Gulag
Aug 13, 2019
The Shapeshifter
Aug 06, 2019
Visionaries of the Void
Jul 30, 2019
The Tale of the Blue Light
Jul 19, 2019
Introducing Moonrise
Jul 18, 2019