Leon Trotsky Goes To Mexico City (And Is Assassinated)

For the final episode of our second season, we go to Mexico City — where, in 1940, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an agent of his political rival, Joseph Stalin. This is a story of travel, intrigue, spying, love affairs, and the international power of an idea. In other words, a great topic to windContinue reading “Leon Trotsky Goes To Mexico City (And Is Assassinated)”

Sputnik Orbits Earth

For this episode, we’re going all the way to space. On October 4, 1957, Sputnik — a Soviet satellite — took the skies. The tiny satellite emboldened the Soviets, terrified the Americans, and marked the official beginning of the “Space Race.” Space might be the next frontier of travel. We get into how it allContinue reading “Sputnik Orbits Earth”