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    • The Fire That Changed America
    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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    On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. It was the worst disaster in New York City history.

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    • Fantastic!

    • By Jessica Jewett on 05-11-15

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    • The Rot in USA Gymnastics Goes Beyond Larry Nassar

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Reading the many outraged responses to the sex-abuse scandal in elite women's gymnastics was a gratifying experience at first. Charles P. Pierce, a virtuoso of excoriation unexcelled since H.L. Mencken, set the tone with his bracing essay for Sports Illustrated titled: "Burn It All Down: It's Time for Every Coward Who Enabled Larry Nassar to Pay for Their Sins."

    "The Rot in USA Gymnastics Goes Beyond Larry Nassar" is from the January 26, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Trump Recession Is Coming

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It may have been Donald Trump’s most conventional move as president. During his holiday break at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, he convened meetings to start planning his reelection campaign.

    "The Trump Recession Is Coming" is from the January 05, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Rise to Greatness

    • Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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    As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy - with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield - had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned.

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    • Excellent Deep Dive into 1862

    • By Bubba Smith on 01-13-16

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    • John Mccain Isn’t the Ideal Messenger. He’s the Ideal Message.

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In a matter of months, maybe weeks, maybe days, the president of the United States will try to speak for the nation on the death of Sen. John S. McCain III. At 81 , McCain has been the model of stoic virtue in reckoning with his terminal brain cancer, so this prediction will neither surprise nor offend him. “What is your life?” asks the Book of James, Chapter 4, verse 14. “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

    "John Mccain Isn’t the Ideal Messenger. He’s the Ideal Message." is from the May 04, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Beware the Long-Lost Threat of Inflation

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Beware the Long-Lost Threat of Inflation" is from the June 15, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Racial Segregation Doesn’t Just Belong to the South. It Belongs to All of Us.

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    History means remembering, but it also involves forgetting. The hurly-burly of daily life is gradually shaped into a tidy tale of causes and effects, heroes and villains — much as a jagged stone is smoothed under rushing water.

    "Racial Segregation Doesn’t Just Belong to the South. It Belongs to All of Us." is from the March 27, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • From Net Neutrality to Digital Privacy, Congress Does Diddly

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Founding Fathers would be gobsmacked by an iPhone (although I bet Ben Franklin would catch on quickly). Yet if we asked them what branch of government should take the lead in adapting policy to a revolution in technology, they would say that’s a job for Congress.

    "From Net Neutrality to Digital Privacy, Congress Does Diddly" is from the November 28, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Opioid Crisis Is a Government Failure of Epic Proportions

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Trump deserves credit for ringing the alarm bell on the crisis of opioid abuse. In 2016, more Americans died of opioid overdoses than were killed in the Vietnam War. This appalling statistic is a key factor in the recent, shocking decline in U.S. life expectancy.

    "The Opioid Crisis Is a Government Failure of Epic Proportions" is from the March 02, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Here’s Who — and What — America Wouldn’t Have Had Without Haitians

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In 1787, the same year the Constitutional Convention took place in Philadelphia, an enslaved immigrant from Haiti named Pierre Toussaint arrived in New York. He was the sort of person you dream of meeting: empty of resentments, boundlessly resourceful, endlessly generous and kind.

    "Here’s Who — and What — America Wouldn’t Have Had Without Haitians" is from the January 12, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Shakespeare Was Right: America Should Beware Debt

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Miraculous Mr. Shakespeare is at his subtle best, methinks, when he has Polonius, the old blowhard, pour out the sum of his wisdom to Laertes, his departing son, in “Hamlet.” The speech captures one of the essential facts of a father’s life: that the distillate of one’s life experiences makes rather weak tea when we try to put it into words. We can picture the son’s eyes darting impatiently toward his waiting ship as his father prattles on about friendship, money management, proper attire and so on, until he finally finishes, 26 lines later, with the famous flourish: “To thine own self be true / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

    "Shakespeare Was Right: America Should Beware Debt" is from the April 13, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Disinformation Factory Threatening National Security

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    “Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift more than 300 years ago. What would he have said in the age of Twitter?

    "The Disinformation Factory Threatening National Security" is from the February 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • They Were Immigrants — and Real American Heroes

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Before the burgers and beer, let’s take a few minutes to think about what it is that Memorial Day commemorates.

    "They Were Immigrants — and Real American Heroes" is from the May 27, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • History’s Win-Win for the Marginalized

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    An eternal engine of politics, rooted deep in the human psyche, is the tension between fear of scarcity and hope for abundance.

    "History’s Win-Win for the Marginalized" is from the February 23, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Democrats Haven’t Been This Confident Since... 2016

    • By: David Von Drehle
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Ding-dong, 2018 is finally here, and with it the chance for Democrats to take their archenemy, Donald Trump, down a peg. Talk swirls of winning the House of Representatives, even halting the juggernaut of conservative judges streaming through the Senate. Trump is so unpopular! Why, Democrats are more confident than I’ve seen them since . . .Since Nov. 8, 2016.

    "Democrats Haven’t Been This Confident Since... 2016" is from the December 29, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Von Drehle and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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