Untangling history’s greatest controversies

Every month, host Zach Cornwell takes a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.

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Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 3

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The Stock Market Crash of 1929 – Part 1: To The Moon!

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One of the worst financial disasters in history unfolded on Wall Street in late October of 1929. Within a week, 30 billion dollars had disappeared...
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Gore: The Brutal History of Bullfighting

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Some revere it as an art form, others revile it as a blood sport, but no matter where you stand, few traditions stir up strong emotions quite like...
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Ghosts in the Mountains: The Mujahideen Civil War (Part 4)

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It’s 1992. The 40th Army is long gone and the Soviet Union has collapsed, but war still rages across Afghanistan. As the Afghan communist regime c...
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Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 2

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The Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan in the closing days of 1979....
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