S4 E9: American Empire

April 29, 2020

“America” and “empire.” Do those words go together? If so, what kind of imperialism does the U.S. practice, and how has American empire changed over time? 

By host and producer John Biewen, with series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika. Interviews with Nikhil Singh and Daniel Immerwahr.

The series editor is Loretta Williams. Music by Algiers, John Erik Kaada, Eric Neveux, and Lucas Biewen. Music consulting and production help from Joe Augustine of Narrative Music. 

Photo: U.S. Navy Seabees at Camp Morell, Kuwait, 2005. U.S. Navy photo by James Finnigan.

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2 comments on “S4 E9: American Empire

  1. Louis C. Love, Jr. May 7, 2020

    I would love to come over to Dr. Kumanyika’s house for dinner and an hour-long discussion on History and I would come back whenever he invited me again.

  2. Angela Sep 15, 2020

    This could absolutely be an entire series. A sad, demoralizing series.