How We Got Here

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of How We Got Here, a new history podcast from PRI’s The World. Each week I plan to choose one item or topic in the news and delve into the history behind it. This week, with all the talk of diplomacy with Iran, I go back to one of the biggest sore points in US-Iranian relations–the 1953 coup in which the CIA helped oust Iran’s democratically-elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh.  To subscribe please go to www.theworld.org/podcasts.  If you do give a listen I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. You can send them to howwegothere@gmail.com.  Or you can always leave word here.

Huge thanks to The World’s Clark Boyd who has coached me through the process of starting a podcast–from cajoling me to shed the stiffness of the radio-reporter persona (to the supposedly more-the-real-Jeb podcast persona), to navigating the metadata, file sizes and ftp minutiae.  Clark paved the way here at The World with his much-loved Tech Podcast and now spends a good deal of time teaching the rest of us how to get started.

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One response to “How We Got Here

  1. Congrats on a great beginning. This piece helps me understand better why the Iranian govt has arrested, tried and sentenced several professionals recently, including two AIDS doctors, on the preposterous charge of fomenting a velvet revolution through attending HIV conferences.

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