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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The Good Guys: My Lai Massacre, Vietnam

The 1968 My Lai Massacre shocked Americans, but the true nature of the Vietnam War went far beyond anything the public could’ve imagined. This is the story of the war within the War, between the soldiers who brutalized Vietnamese civilians, and the unsung men who tried to stop them.

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

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As the CIA wages a covert proxy war against the Soviet 40th Army, the Mujahideen are showered with billions of dollars and cutting-edge weaponry.
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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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Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 1

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When Soviet Russia invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979, few could have imagined what a seismic impact it would have on the modern world.
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Curse of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond

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The infamous Koh-I-Noor diamond currently sits in the Tower of London among the crown jewels of the British monarchy,
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