Flashback: History's Unintended Consequences

By iHeartRadio & OZY

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A series of stories of disastrous turning points, dangerous ideas, crazy coincidences, unsung heroes and forgotten villains. From OZY’s Sean Braswell, host and creator of the chart-topping, Webby-nominated The Thread, comes a new show about how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong, or prove unexpectedly magnificent. 

Episode Date
Introducing: Be Anti Racist with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
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Presenting a sneak peek of iHeart and Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. Alongside guests like Julián Castro, Jemele Hill, Don Lemon, Heather C. McGhee, and Mariame Kaba, Dr. Kendi ties the past to the present, inviting listeners to consider what an antiracist future might look like, and laying out strategies to achieve one. An antiracist future depends on all of our actions and Be Antiracist will help us understand precisely how to build one. You can hear full episodes of Be Antiracist right now: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-be-antiracist-with-ibram-81929934/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 09, 2021
Introducing: ‘The Food That Built America’
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Sean is back with a brand new show. The Food That Built America, a new podcast from OZY and The HISTORY® Channel based on the hit documentary series from The HISTORY® Channel, tells the extraordinary true stories of industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized the food industry and transformed American life and culture in the process. Click here to subscribe now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-food-that-built-america/id1551644089 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 04, 2021
Special Series: The Election Day Massacre. Part 3.
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After the horrific violence of Election Day, 1920, in Ocoee, Florida, hundreds of Black families fled the town, never to return. White farmers took ownership of their lands. And the crimes of the mobs of white vigilantes - lynching, murders, arson, theft - were covered up for almost a century. Until now.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2020
Special Series: The Election Day Massacre. Part 2.
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Before the presidential election of 1920, the Klan marched through Florida to warn Black citizens not to vote. Newspapers across the state issued the same warning. When a prominent Black resident, Mose Norman, tried to cast his vote in the town of Ocoee, a mob of white vigilantes descended on the community. They exacted a terrible vengeance, starting with the family of a local Black leader, July Perry. Photo credit: Orange County Regional History Center Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 07, 2020
Special Series: The Election Day Massacre. Part 1.
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The worst incident of election violence in American history happened a century ago on Election Day, 1920 in the town of Ocoee, Florida. The victims were hundreds of Black residents. The perpetrators were their white neighbors. And the reason was that Black citizens had gone to the polls and tried to vote. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 02, 2020
Bonus Episode 9: The Surgery That Sparked the Iran-Contra Scandal
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Did President Ronald Reagan authorize selling arms to Iran while still recovering from major surgery in 1985? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 07, 2020
Bonus Episode 8: How a Haircut Changed Music History
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After a 23-year-old Elvis Presley submitted to an Army barber in March 1958, rock and roll, and American life, were never quite the same. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2020
Bonus Episode 7: Grace Kelly’s Fateful Trip to Cannes
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In 1955, actress Grace Kelly journeyed to the Cannes Film Festival, setting in action a chain of events that would find her trading her Hollywood throne for a real one.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2020
Bonus Episode 6: The Fatal Pitch That Changed Baseball History
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The tragic death of Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in 1920 would help shape the future of baseball. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2020
Bonus Episode 5: The Freak Bicycle Accident Behind a Children’s Classic
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Ludwig Bemelmans rode his bike down the wrong side of the road and into literary history when he dreamed up the beloved children’s book Madeline. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2020
Bonus Episode 4: The Drunk Cop Who Brought Down a President
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If not for the fateful inaction of a single Washington, DC police officer, Watergate might never have happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2020
Bonus Episode 3: The Newspaper Error That Sparked the Nobel Prize
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When a newspaper mistakenly proclaimed Alfred Nobel dead in 1888, the inventor of dynamite set out to reinvent his legacy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2020
Bonus Episode 2: Your Unintended Consequences
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Flashback listeners send us examples of the unexpected results of some historical events -- from two World Wars to an unfortunate landscaping trend.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 14, 2020
Bonus Episode 1: The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel
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Why the story of human flight begins on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio…and why there was only one Wright Brother with the Right Stuff. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2020
FB 110: A Hollywood Ending: How One Inventor’s Mysterious Disappearance Changed the American Film Industry
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The birth of Hollywood owes a surprising amount to the untimely demise of a single Frenchman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2020
FB 109: A Libertarian House on the Prairie: How a Children’s Classic Inspired a Modern Political Movement
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A tale of rugged frontier individualism gone corporate, and how the Ingalls’ family farm led to the Koch brothers’ political machine. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 24, 2020
FB 108: Matchmakers: How a Dangerous Discovery Ignited the Labor Movement
1951
The discovery of one of the most hazardous elements on earth helped spark the greatest underdog story in the history of human labor relations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 17, 2020
FB 107: A Tale of Two Pests: How Gypsy Moths and Kudzu Took Over America
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Gypsy moths and the invasive vine kudzu were supposed to be solutions. Instead they’re problems that seem to grow … and grow. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 10, 2020
FB 106: An ‘Uncommonly Silly’ Law: How One Man’s Crusade Against Obscenity Resulted in Abortion Rights
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The backlash to a 19th century chastity law ended up sparking a far more controversial new freedom for women. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2020
FB 105: High Hitler: How a Meth-Peddling Doctor Changed the Course of World War II
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Did one dictator’s chronic flatulence wind up causing needless suffering for millions? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 27, 2020
FB 104: The Jordan Effect: How a Baseball Strike Saved Basketball
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Michael Jordan’s famous sabbatical from professional basketball might have lasted much longer had Major League Baseball not experienced the worst strike in its history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 20, 2020
FB 103: AC/DC: How Air Conditioning Changed the Landscape of American Politics
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Cooler homes transformed Americans’ lives — and eventually their government as well. Check out this episode's "Lecture Notes" at https://www.ozy.com/flashback/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 13, 2020
FB 102: Holy Smokes: How the YMCA Helped Launch the Tobacco Black Market
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The YMCA provided American soldiers with billions of cigarettes during World War I — and smugglers and terrorists with billions of new incentives to evade the law. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2020
FB 101: McVeigh’s Mentor: How Henry Ford Inspired the Oklahoma City Bombing
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Hate speech is also something that can be mass-produced, and with disastrous consequences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 06, 2020
(Extended Trailer) Flashback: Isaac Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’
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Each of us handles social distancing in our own way. Some are doing virtual yoga classes. Others are turning to art. And then there are those truly rare birds... like Sir Issac Newton. He once turned his time in quarantine into an opportunity to change the way we understand the world around us. Learn about history’s unintended consequences on Flashback, a new podcast from OZY and iHeart Radio Podcast Network. Find out how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong or prove unexpectedly magnificent.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 22, 2020
Introducing: Flashback
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Our first season connects the dots on 10 incredible tales of unintended consequences that changed history, from Henry Ford’s role in the Oklahoma City bombing to the home appliance that changed the landscape of American politics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 06, 2020