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Lesser Known People

Apr 28, 2021

Pham Xuan An led a double life - born in North Vietnam, and awarded a scholarship to America. After graduating with a degree in journalism from Orange Coast College and working for Reuters, he goes back to Vietnam to cover the Vietnam War for the American press. There he's on a mission to "disinform the western press"...

Apr 19, 2021

Harry Haywood aka The Black Bolshevik was the son of former slaves, fought for the US in World War I, and, upon returning home, is radicalized by racial violence in South Side Chicago. He travels to the newly formed Soviet Union to study Leninism, and brings the fight for equal rights back to the US. Listen to this...

Apr 12, 2021

Tycho Brahe, astrologer, mathematician, and all around party animal. When he isn't losing body parts in sword fights, he can be found in his castle hanging out with his drunken elk and prophetic jester named Jebb.

Apr 6, 2021

Before his 15 minutes of fame - he's the lawyer who was stuck on a cat face filter during a Zoom legal proceeding - Rod Ponton was a district attorney in Brewster County, Texas. In a less cute and cuddly story, we learn about his year-long efforts to bring down the law and the DEA on a former lover.