episodes about History


Episode 91 "“Howard Zinn’s War on History” with Jarrett Stepman and Dr. Mary Grabar"


There is no historian like Howard Zinn.

Certainly no other history book has taken the place of the Bible at the swearing-in of an elected official . But in 2019, Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History” was the sacred object on which newly elected Oklahoma City council member JoBeth Hamon chose to place her hand for her oath of office .

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Episode 77 "“Countering the Lethal Narrative of the 1619 Project” with Kenneth Blackwell and Bob Woodson"


“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell


Episode 69 "Dick Bodman’s Remarkable Career and Life Lessons."


What do you do with a good friend who has had a successful career in many fields, who seems to be good at everything, and is interesting on a wide range of topics? Well, in my case, I bring him on my show.


Episode 61 "Part 2: Who Owns The World’s Art? with C.D. Dickerson"


C.D. Dickerson, III, Curator, and Head of Sculpture Department at the National Gallery of Art, comments on issues around art ownership and repatriation – including art that was taken from Africa in the colonial era that now resides in museums all over the world.


Episode 61 "Part 1: Who Owns The World’s Art? with CD Dickerson"


C.D. Dickerson, III, Curator, and Head of Sculpture Department at the National Gallery of Art, comments on issues around art ownership and repatriation – including art that was taken from Africa in the colonial era that now resides in museums all over the world.


Episode 59 "Part 2: Why We need to Care About “Space Warfare” with Kevin Freeman and Frank Gaffney"


Our military has a disturbing tendency to keep fighting the last wars, not the likely future ones. Now a visionary general is being forced into retirement because he’s advocating a very different approach to counter Chinese aims to achieve dominance in space.


Episode 59 "Part 1: Frank Gaffney and Kevin Freeman on China’s War with the United States"


For decades, the U.S. has given China preferred trade & economic status. In a long overdue effort, President Trump is now negotiating new and more balanced trade deals with China, but however effective new trade deals will prove to be, they cannot address the many other dangers posed by China’s Communist Party.


Episode 55 "Chen Guangcheng and Reggie Littlejohn on Human Rights in China, with Huchen Zhang"


Americans’ theory that more trade with China would open up the country to more democracy has been proven wrong. In fact, say Reggie Littlejohn, Huchen Zhang and Chen Guancheng on The Bill Walton Show, they have backfired. “You cannot tolerate evil. You cannot treat evil with kindness,” Zhang said.


Episode 53 "Why Some States Get Rich, While Others are Going Broke-Jonathan Williams and Seth Grove"


There are right ways for states to manage their economies – and some very wrong ones. So if you wanted to make your state more prosperous, wouldn’t it be helpful to have the tools to determine how it will perform years into the future? They exist.


Episode 48 "Is War with China Inevitable? with Adm. James Stark and Dr. Stefan Halper"


In China, the U.S. confronts an adversary that saw itself as the Middle Kingdom –the center of the universe –for 3,000 years, then endured a century of humiliation and now seeks to return to what it sees as its rightful place in the world. Join Bill Walton as he and veteran Washington foreign policy experts Dr. Stefan Halper and Adm. James Stark discuss China’s comprehensive program to dominate its region and to challenge the U.S for cultural, economic and military superiority.





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