Episode 3: “Ohio v. Opioids” the History of the Opioid Crisis

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Episode 3: “Ohio v. Opioids” Alex discusses the history of the opioid crisis with Ohio University professors, Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner. We discuss the causes and effects of the drug epidemic that has ravaged Ohio. From the late 1990s to present some 400,000 Americans have died as a result of a drug overdose and no state has suffered more than the Buckeye State.

Berkeley and Daniel discuss their book Not Far From Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio (Ohio State University Press, 2019) and the devastating effects of the opioid crisis but also offer some reason for hope. Their book shares 53 gripping accounts by Ohioans at the center of the national epidemic. Shared through personal stories, poetry, interviews, and photos, these perspectives transcend typical one-dimensional portrayals of the crisis to offer a mosaic of how politics, religion, sports, economics, culture, race, and sexual orientation intersect in and around the epidemic. Buy the book at www.notfarfromme.org. 

Alex, Daniel and Berkeley look at the history of the epidemic from the over-proscribing of opioids by doctors and pharmaceutical companies like, Purdue Pharma to the influx of black tar heroin from Mexico and deadly fentanyl from China, which has sent fatalities skyrocketing across the US.  

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Episode 2: “John Glenn v. the World” is ready to download! Click to listen…

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Episode 2: “John Glenn v. the World” Alex interviews 4 guests about one of the greatest Ohioans of all-time, Senator John Glenn from New Concord, Ohio. From the Great Depression, to World War II, the Korean War, the Space Race, a serious run for the presidency in 1984, nearly a quarter of a century in the U.S. Senate, and a return to space in the 1990s we follow the life of the amazing Col. John Glenn (1921-2016) during the American Century. 

Alex is joined by Kyle Eberly, professor and former Exec. Director of the John and Annie Glenn Museum (http://johnglennhome.org), historian and podcast host Bruce Carlson from “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” to discuss Glenn’s failed 1984 presidential run (https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com), Trevor Brown, the Director of the Glenn College of Public Affairs and Herb Asher, author, professor and political commentator, both from The Ohio State University.  These 4 distinguished guests help us span 95 years of American history with the life of John and Annie Glenn. 

Be sure to listen Bruce Carlson’s podcast My History Can Beat Up Your Politics and his recent episode about the 1984 Democratic Presidential Primary and its similarities to the 2020 Democratic Presidential field and John Glenn’s failed candidacy. (https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/stop-talking-about-momentum-the-race-for-president-1984/). 

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SEASON 4 PREMIERE IS FINALLY HERE! CLICK TO LISTEN TO Ep. 1: “Ohio v. Watergate” (John Dean)

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Season 4, Episode 1: “Ohio v. Watergate” (John Dean). We’re back for a new season of Ohio history with two great guests. Alex is joined by author and former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and author/attorney Jim Robenalt to discuss the greatest political scandal in 20th Century America: Watergate. We explain the Watergate scandal to a new generation with the man at the center of the controversy.  Jim, Alex and John look at the downfall of the Nixon presidency and the striking similarities to the RussiaGate and the Mueller Report investigations. John and Jim discuss how history is repeating itself with President Trump and what lessons we can glean from Watergate to guide us today. 

Our book recommendation is John Dean’s 2014 book, The Nixon Defense, an excellent book that puts to bed any remaining mystery or doubts about what President Nixon knew and when he knew it. John spent nearly 5 years pouring through and transcribing the Nixon tapes to figure out exactly how the coverup went down. We also recommend his first book about his experience at the center of the Watergate scandal, Blind Ambition (1976). Blind Ambition is a must read.

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John Dean on Twitter: @JohnWDean

Jim Robenalt: @jimrobenalt

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Season 4 PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCED: 9.1.19!

Big News! Season 4 of “Ohio v. the World”, the ONLY Ohio history podcast is back on the air September 1, 2019. The show will continue its release schedule of every other Sunday. Season 4 will run until February 2020. Episodes on tap for Season 4 include: “Ohio v. Water”, “Ohio v. Opioids” and “John Glenn v. the World”, among others. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  See you in September!

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Season 3 Finale is here! Click to hear Episode 15: “Ohio v. the Wild West” (George Custer/Annie Oakley)

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Episode 15: “Ohio v. The Wild West” (George Custer/Annie Oakley). Alex travels back to the Wild West in the Season 3 Finale. We talk about the controversial “Boy General” George Armstrong Custer from New Rumley, Ohio and “Little Miss Sure Shot” Annie Oakley of Darke County, Ohio. Two of the biggest celebrities of the 19th Century.

Attorney Jason Lucas comes on to talk about Custer’s youth in New Rumley, Ohio and his sterling Civil War record as a cavalry commander. History Professor and Podcast Host, Brady Crytzer comes on to breakdown Custer’s career in the West as an Indian fighter. We analyze what mistakes were made that led to the crushing and complete defeat of Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Editor-in-Chief of Echoes Magazine, Bill Eichenberger joins the show to talk about the famous female sharpshooter and celebrity, Annie Oakley.

We’re also joined by Jerry DePizzo (our only 3-time guest) of the rock band OAR to discuss their new beer, Little Mighty Lager from the fine folks at Great Lakes Brewing Company https://www.liveoar.com/littlemighty and a little history about my hometown of Grandview Heights, Ohio. Also, Erin Wingfield, of the Ohio History Connection comes out to discuss all the different membership options and perks with the Ohio History Connection. http://www.ohiohistory.org/join

Check out Brady’s newest podcast “Dispatches” in conjunction with the Journal Of American Revolution. http://www.allthingsliberty.com or find it on iTunes. Check out Jerry Depizzo and his great Ohio band, OAR, this summer on their tour. https://www.liveoar.com/tour

Thanks to all the support this season from GoBus! Check out the cheap routes and rates all over the Buckeye State on your next trip. http://www.ridegobus.com

Thanks for listening to Season 3! Email us at ohiovtheworld@gmail.com with show ideas this summer and we’ll see you in August for Season 4.

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Episode 14: Ohio v. Suffrage is out NOW! Click to hear how women fought to vote in Ohio and the USA 100 years ago.

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Episode 14: “Ohio v. Suffrage” (19th Amendment) We celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in Ohio, with three amazing women: Lisa Wood, Emily Krichbaum and Megan Wood. Alex tells the entire history of suffrage in Ohio and America as we follow the journey to the eventual adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1919. Lisa and Alex discuss the life of Harriet Taylor Upton, Ohio’s most famous suffragette and the ups and downs of the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Association. Emily tells the story of  the national struggle for suffrage with appearances by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul. The more conservative Taylor and the more radical Paul work in concert to deliver female suffrage after decades of failure. 

We’re also joined by Megan Wood of the Ohio History Connection to discuss the creation of the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (32:00).  The Commission which was approved last week and led by the Secretary of State’s office, will hold events and raise awareness about the importance and historical significance of the 19th Amendment. https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190226/ohio-getting-ready-to-celebrate-100-years-of-women-voting

Don’t forget to subscribe to Emily Krichbaum’s awesome newsletter Remember the Ladies. Remember The Ladies is an organization dedicated to the teaching of American women’s history and breaks down women’s history and politics every week. Click here to subscribe and get the newsletter direct to your email inbox. https://www.remembertheladieshistory.com/subscribe

Only ONE episode left in Season 3! Thanks to our supporters at GoBus! Go to www.ridegobus.com for more info on the intracity bus service in Ohio. 

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Episode 13: Ohio v. Conspiracy is OUT NOW! Click to listen

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Episode 13: “Ohio v. Conspiracy” (Roswell, the WaterCar, JFK) We sit down 3 guests and discuss three of Ohio’s most fascinating conspiracy cases. First we meet with author Ray Szymanski and we talk about the connection between the Roswell UFO incident in 1947 and Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. Ray, who worked at Wright Patt for 38 years, has traveled the world investigating the alien phenomenon and talks to us about Ohio’s connection to extraterrestrials. (4:30) 

Check out Ray’s book ‘Fifty Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beyond.”

Columbus Dispatch reporter, Dean Narciso, joins the show to discuss the little known story of Stanley Allen Meyer and his water car. Alex and Dean look at the life and invention of Stan Meyer that could have changed the world until his untimely and suspect death in 1998 in Grove City, Ohio. (23:00) 

Lastly, we tackled the biggest conspiracy of them all: the JFK Assassination (47:30). JFK scholar, Lane Marcus, joins the show to examine the life and death of Cleveland, Ohio’s, David Ferrie. We analysis the connection between David Ferrie, Lee Harvey Oswald and the killing of our 35th President in Dallas, TX in 1963. Mr. Marcus describes a complex plot involving the Mafia, elements of the CIA and even LBJ himself that contributed to the death of President Kennedy. 

Special thanks to our guest and Chief Marketing Officer of the Ohio History Connection, Jamison Pack. (41:00) Jamison and I discuss the changing of the name to the OHC from the original name the Ohio Historical Society back in 2014 and the challenges of marketing in the history world. Go see the new Ohio: Champion of Sports exhibit at the Ohio History Center in 2019. 

Thanks to the support from our friends at GoBus! Go to www.ridegobus.com for more info on the intracity bus service in Ohio. 

Episode 12: Ohio v. Pollution is OUT NOW! Learn about the infamous Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969

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Episode 12: “Ohio v. Pollution” (Cuyahoga River Fire). Alex sits down with author and professor Dr. David Stradling to discuss the infamous Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. We analyze Cleveland’s role in the modern environmental movement by discussing David and Richard Stradling’s book, Where the River Burned. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UBWLHKO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

We look at the causes and sources of the absurd pollution of Lake Erie and the entire Northeast Ohio region.  We ask Dr. Stradling if the burning river is responsible for the creation of the EPA in 1970 and the Clean Water Act of 1972. Straddling discusses the role of Mayor Carl Stokes in the cleanup efforts in Cleveland and why the burning river had such a profound effect on the world. Alex and David look at the mythological surrounding the river fire and many of the untruths that have permeated the consciousness of Clevelanders and its national perception in light of the fire. 

On this episodes’ Ohio History Connection Minute we are joined by Jen Aultman of the OHC and John Hancock from World Heritage Ohio. Jen and John lay out the efforts to place the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks on the United Nations’ World Heritage list. (30:00) 

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Episode 11 is here! “Ohio v. Wealth” the story of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil

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Episode 11: “Ohio v. Wealth” (John D. Rockefeller). We travel to Cleveland to tell the story of the richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller and the infamous Standard Oil. Alex meets with Kevin Callahan of the Western Reserve Historical Society to discuss Rockefeller’s youth and building of the oil empire, Stndard Oil on the shores of Lake Erie. We also sit down with Cleveland attorney, Ben Wiborg, to discuss Rockefeller’s taking control of the oil industry and the muckraking journalist, Ida Tarbell, and her crusade to take down Rockefeller.

As Rockefeller’s bank account grows so does the country’s hatred towards him and his Standard Oil monopoly. The Roosevelt and Taft Administrations and the Justice Dept. take Standard and Rockefeller to the Supreme Court. We chat with Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor, Christopher Sagers, about the US. v. Standard Oil case and the era of trustbusting. We analyze how Tarbell and the government’s takedown of Standard Oil makes John D. Rockefeller the richest man in the world.

We are excited to talk with Jamison Pack, Chief Marketing Officer from the Ohio History Connection, about the new exhibit Ohio: Champion of Sports opening on March 16, 2019 at the Ohio History Center. (23:00) We talk about the future of the OHC and the future Museum of Ohio. www.ohiohistory.org/learn/ohio-champion-of-sports

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Episode 10: Ohio v. Murder 3.0 is OUT! Enjoy our annual true crime episode about Eliot Ness and the Cleveland Torso Murders

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Episode 10: “Ohio v. Murder 3.0” (Eliot Ness/Cleveland Torso Murders). It’s our annual true crime episode…Alex travels to Cleveland to meet with author Dr. James Badal and historian Becky McFarland about the career of famous Cleveland lawman Eliot Ness and the notorious Cleveland Torso Murders in the 1930s. Alex and Becky discuss Ness, the leader of the Untouchables, and his years in CLE as the Public Safety Director. We talk about Ness cleaning up Cleveland, then known as the most dangerous city in the country. 

Dr. Badal tells the parallel story of the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury and the trail of partial bodies left across Cleveland. At least a dozen Clevelanders are murdered in gruesome fashion by an unknown serial killer. We discuss Ness’ investigation and Badal’s 2014 book In the Wake of the Butcher (https://www.amazon.com/Wake-Butcher-Clevelands-Torso-Murders/dp/160635213X/ref=pd_cp_14_1?pd_rd_w=cGkGY&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=412P8G52AKXJ1V6PAET2&pd_rd_r=25ca1906-3268-11e9-ade1-d126a5984129&pd_rd_wg=2aInh&pd_rd_i=160635213X&psc=1&refRID=412P8G52AKXJ1V6PAET2)

Our guests discuss Cleveland during the Great Depression and the possible suspects of the officially unsolved murders. We learn of Ness’ secret suspect and the investigation by Eliot and his team.  Did Eliot Ness solve the biggest mystery in 1930s Cleveland: who is the Cleveland Torso Murderer? You be the judge in Season 3’s true crime episode. 

We also sit down the Stacey Halfmoon, the Director of American Indian Relations at the Ohio History Connection, to discuss the annual Tribal Nations Conference. Stacey discusses the important outreach efforts in this episode’s Ohio History Connection Minute (https://www.ohiohistory.org/learn/american-indian-relations). 

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